Yvette Hamilton is an interdisciplinary artist whose work centres on visuality and being, with particular reference to photography – from historical optical devices to dematerialised digital forms.
Primarily a lens-based artist, she also works across interactivity, installation and video and often creates live and participatory works that explore ‘being’ in real-time. These works respond to technological interfaces, and explore how existence mediated through the interface creates hybridized, or nested selves. This exploration of the performance and construction of self in physical and virtual space acts as a launching platform to explore the enmeshed concepts of identity, vision and being-in-the world.
She gained her Master of Fine Arts (Research) at Sydney College of the Arts, University of Sydney and completed her undergraduate and Honours studies at University of New South Wales Art & Design. She has exhibited widely in Australia and has been a finalist in the Josephine Ulrick & Winn Schubert Award, the Fishers Ghost Art Prize, the Paramor Prize, the Meroogal Women’s Art Prize, the Iris Award and was the winner of the Sydney College of the Arts winner of the Dominik Mersch Gallery Award and a recipient of an Australia Council Artstart grant.