Yvette Hamilton is an Australian artist working across interactivity, installation, photomedia, and video. Her interdisciplinary practice creates work that charts the evolution of the notions of self, being and presence, as influenced by evolving technological heterotopias.
Through the convention and framework of portraiture, she interrogates the liminal territory between camera/self/screen and explores the way that identity shifts and warps through self-documentation and curation. Mediating existence through the screen interface, an individual can be ‘being’ in multiple places in time and space simultaneously – both here and there, looking and being looked at, individual and collective. 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 and being-in-the world.
She gained her Master of Fine Arts (Research) in 2014 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 and the Iris Award at the Perth Centre for Photography. In 2015 she was a recipient of an Australia Council Artstart grant, and in 2014 she was the Sydney College of the Arts winner of the Dominik Mersch Gallery Award.