Millicent Hawk is an interdisciplinary conceptual artist whose work explores the evolution and enmeshment of organic and machinic ecologies through a gender-conscious lens. The work interweaves science, technology, deep ecology and whole systems design, and considers symbiosis as a way to engender mutual aid between people and environment.
In 2015 Hawk founded Avalanche - an artist-run lounge in Peckham - whose programme relates to her work and research. Through Avalanche Hawk curates group exhibitions with international artists, and she frequently organises and collaborates in various socially driven projects and initiatives. Through a collaborative and collective approach, Hawk aims to form cultural structures and labour that can support regenerative systems of interbeing, re-thinking wealth holistically rather than purely economically.
Interview with SPACE Art + Technology artist in residence Millicent Hawk >>> Here
Lives in London
AWARDS + RESIDENCIES
2018 Selected - FACT (Foundation for Art and Creative Technology), The Future World of Work workplace-based residency
2017 SPACE Art + Technology HereNow Residency
2017 Shortlisted - Jerwood Visual Arts Artist Bursary
2017 Shortlisted - Collusion commission, with partners including Arts Council England, Anglia Ruskin University, and Leverhulme Centre for Future Intelligence
2012-13 MA Scholarship, Chelsea College of Arts (UAL), London
HereNow: Outcome Exhibition // Otto Byström, Max Colson, Leah Clements, Ami Clarke, Millicent Hawk, Vivienne Griffin, They Are Here, Paul Wiersbinski, Thomas Yeomans. SPACE, London >>> Info
Upcoming // Intercooler // Avalanche (offsite), London
/*Con- // Alexandra Carr, Patricia Farrelly, Esme Harvey-Otway, Rosaleigh Harvey-Otway, Millicent Hawk, Andrea Khora, Beth Longmore, Zoe Polycarpou, Morwenna Potter, Rosie Reed Gold, Caroline Streck, Rachel Turne. Curated by Rosaleigh Harvey-Otway & Rosie Reed Gold. MinEx, London >>> Info
per▪vert // Katriona Beales, Matthew Verdon, Otto Byström, Millicent Hawk. Avalanche, London
Neoliberal Grooming // Gary Zhexi Zhang, SHARE Lab, Millicent Hawk, SUPERCELL. Avalanche, London
TERMINAL>_ // UBERMORGEN, Nye Thompson, Joana Moll ⊹ Cédric Parizot, Millicent Hawk. Avalanche, London
A Laborious Dedication to Useless Tasks // Constant Dullaart, Hana Janeckova & Rob Lye, Jennifer Lyn Morone, Weather Report (Millicent Hawk + Jon Pilkington), Naomi Fitzsimmons, Matthew Britton, Rosie Carr, Office Vernacular, John Wood & Paul Harrison. Curated by Jo Harrison & Regina Lazarenko (a.k.a. Office Vernacular), Deptford Project Space, London.
SEIZURE // Laura Brothers, Gregory Kalliche, !Mediengruppe Bitnik, Millicent Hawk, Weather Report. Avalanche, London
Hotfixes~~~ // Eva Fàbregas, Holly White, Fran Meana, Millicent Hawk, Edgar-Walker, Jon Pilkington. Avalanche, London
The Cabinet of Beauty and Culture // Necole Schmitz, Millicent Hawk, Sophie Mallett, Edgar-Walker, Connie Butler, Kate Morrell, Caitlin Hinshelwood, Niamh Riordan, Lauren Godfrey, Simon Grind, Richard Forbes-Hamilton, Eva Fàbregas, Ninna Berger, Joe Morris and Lillian Wilkie. Curated by Lillian Wilkie. HouseRules, Dalston, London
Machines for Hardrock // Lillian Wilkie, Fran Meana, Millicent Hawk. Avalanche, London
Chelsea Salon // LARA’s Space, Bermondsey, London
Ways of Skiing // Solo, The Cook House, London
MA Show + Interim Show // Chelsea College of Arts (UAL), London
Inexpensive Ways to Transform Your Wardrobe // Flat 246 (private), London
Chelsea Salon // South London Gallery, London
Postgraduate Diploma Fine Art Show + Interim Show // Chelsea College of Arts (UAL), London
PANEL DISCUSSIONS + TALKS + WORKSHOPS + INTERVIEWS
2018 Interview with SPACE Art + Technology artist in residence Millicent Hawk >>> Here
2018 SPACE, London. QUEER ECOLOGIES ϟ DIGITAL PLANES. Public workshop >>> Info
2016 Furtherfiled Gallery // How much can users really know about the functioning of the cameras which are embedded in their devices? Millicent Hawk interviews Nye Thompson on the technology, aesthetics and universal conditions that make her work, Backdoored, both compelling and uneasy at once as it explores the role of softbots in a world of smart objects and unsecured surveillance cameras. Online at Furtherfield
2016 Goldsmiths, London. Roundtable discussion on the implications of Brexit for artists.
2016 Chelsea College of Arts (UAL), London. The Market of Forms, representing Artists' Union England.
2016 Avalanche off-site at The Field, NX as part of AntiUniversity. BOYCOTT OR NOT? Failing Criticality: White cube as Whitewash. Panel discussion between artists representing political groups and unions - Artists for Palestine, BDZ Group, Art Not Oil Coalition and Artists' Union England.
2013 MA Fine Art, Chelsea College of Arts (UAL), London
2012 Postgraduate Diploma in Fine Art, Chelsea College of Arts (UAL), London
2003 First Class BA (Hons) Photography
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