Hannah Perry

A Smashed Window And an Empty Room

The Kunstverein in Hamburg is pleased to present the first institutional solo exhibition in Germany by British artist Hannah Perry (b. 1984, Chester; lives and works in London). Perry’s artistic practice encompasses sculpture, installation, video and performance with which she candidly explores personal memory in today’s hyper technological and networked society.

The exhibition in Hamburg will present a recent body of work in which Perry addresses the impact of trauma on mental and emotional health as well as conditions and consequences of human interactions. A newly produced hydraulic sculpture evokes moments of violence, tenderness, and intimacy through a mechanized dance with itself.

Overall, the exhibition negotiates the feeling of dissolution in moments of shock by creating intimate situations and environments through the use of sculpture, sound, and video, in which the audience is confronted with different phases and strategies of coping with mourning.


The exhibition is kindly supported by the Ministry of Culture and Media of the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg, the Henry Moore Foundation, the Rudolf Augstein Stiftung, and the Mara und Holger Cassens-Stiftung.