Hannah Starkey
B. 1971


Born 1971, Belfast

Currently lives and works in London




1992-1995            Napier University, Edinburgh B.A. (Honors) Photography and Film

1996-1997            Royal College of Art, London M.A. Photography


Solo Exhibitions

* denotes catalogue


2013                    Hannah Starkey: In the company of Mothers, Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York, NY


2011                    Hannah Starkey: Twenty-Nine Pictures, Mead Gallery, Warwick Arts Centre, Coventry, UK*

                           Ormeau Baths Gallery, Belfast


2010                    Maureen Paley, London

Hannah Starkey: Church of Light Altarpiece, St. Catherine’s Church, Frankfurt, Germany, Art commission from the German Protestant Church                 


2009                    Galleria Monica de Cardenas, Zuos, Switzerland

                           Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York


2007                    Maureen Paley, London


2006                    Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York


2005                    Lisboa Photo 2005, Lisbon


2004                    Maureen Paley Interim Art, London


2002                    Monica de Cardenas, Milan

                           Maureen Paley Interim Art, London


2000                    Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin*

                           Maureen Paley Interim Art, London

                           Progetto, Castello di Rivoli, Turin


1999                    Nederlands Foto Instituut, Rotterdam

                           Cornerhouse, Manchester

                           Galleria Raucci/Santamaria, Naples


1998                    Interim Art, London


1995                    Hannah Starkey, Scottish Homes, Stills Gallery, Edinburgh



Group Exhibitions


2013                    Esprit Dior Miss Dior, curated by Hervé Mikaeloff, Galerie Courbe, Grand Palais, Paris


2012-2013           Borrowed Memories [a selection of works from the collection of the Irish Museum of Modern Art], Luan Gallery, Athlone, Ireland


2012                    Out of Focus: Photography, Saatchi Gallery, London


2011-2012            Seoul Photo Festival 2011, Seoul, South Korea
Nothing in the World But Youth, Turner Contemporary, Kent, UK


2010                    Summer Loves, Huis Marseille Museum for Photography, Amsterdam, The Netherlands


2009                    With You I Want to Live: Francie Bishop Good & David Horvitz Collection, Museum of Art, Fort Lauderdale, FL

                           Format09, International Photography Festival, Derby, UK


2008 – 2009         Seeing the Light, Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York

                           M25: Around London, Centre Cultural Andratx, Mallorca, Curated by Barry Schwabsky


2007                    Something That I’ll Never Really See, Contemporary Photography from the V&A, Sainsbury Centre for Visual Art, Norwich.

                           Visual Dialogues, Manchester Art Gallery, Manchester

                           Between Today and Yesterday, Turnpike Gallery, Wigan

                           M25: Around London, Centre Cultural Andratx, Mallorca, Spain


2006                    Jugend von Heute / The Youth of Today, Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt*

The Portrait: Full Face and Profile, Harris Museum & Art Gallery, Preston, UK


2006                    Whisper Not! A Different Dimension of Seeing, Huis Marseille, Amsterdam*


2005                    Motor Blues, Museum der bildenden Kunste Leipzig

                           Berlin Photography Festival, Berlin

                           Lisboa Photo 2005, Lisbon


2004                    Take Five! Huis Marseille turns five, Huis Marseille, Amsterdam*


2003                    Sodium Dreams, Center for Curatorial Studies Museum,

                           Bard College, New York


2002                    The St, JamesGroup Ltd Photography Prize 2002, Flowers East, London

                           Coming of Age, The New Art Gallery, Walsall

                           Landscape, Saatchi Gallery @ 30 Underwood Street, London

                           Painted, Printed and Produced in Great Britain, Grant Selwyn Fine Art, New York


2001                    Melancholy, Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art, Sunderland

                           Telling Tales: Narrative Impulses in Recent Art, Tate Liverpool

                           No World Without You, Reflections of Identity in New British Art,

                           Herzliya Museum of Art, Tel Aviv*

                           Extended Painting, Monica de Cardenas, Milan

                           Instant City, Museo Pecci, Prato, Italy*

                   Citibank Private Bank Photography Prize, The Photographers’ Gallery, London*   


2000                    Suspendidos, Centro de Fotografía, Universidad de Salamanca, Spain

                           Imago, Universidad de Salamanca, Spain

                           Give and Take: The Contemporary Art Society at the Jerwood,

                           Jerwood Space, London


1999                    Galerie Rodolphe Janssen, Brussels

Clues, Monte Video, Netherlands Media Art Institute, Amsterdam

                           3rd International Tokyo Photo Bienalle, Tokyo Metropolitan

                           Museum of Photography, Japan*


1998                    Silver & Syrup: A Selection from the History of Photography,

                           Victoria and Albert Museum, London

Remix: Images Photographiques, Musée des Beaux-Arts, Nantes*

Look at me, Kunsthal Rotterdam, The British Council Touring Exhibition*

                           Real Life, Galleria SALES, Rome

                           Sightings, New Photographic Art, I.C.A., London*

Shine, Photo '98, National Museum of Film and Photography, Bradford

Modern Narratives: The domestic and the social, Artsway, London*


1997                    John Kobal Foundation, National Portrait Gallery, London






2007                    Hannah Starkey Photographs 1997-2007, Steidl.

2000                    Hannah Starkey, The Irish Museum of Modern Art.




2013                    ed. “Goings on about Town: Art – Hannah Starkey.” The New Yorker, May 10

Larson-Walker, Lisa. “Mother Nature: Hannah Starkey’s ‘In the ompany of Mothers.’” The Daily Beast / Women in the World, May 12


2012                    “Out of Focus: Photography,” Saatchi Gallery London, 2012.


2011                    Battersky, Matilda. “Hannah Starkey: Twenty-Nine Pictures.” The Independent, January 18

Lepine, Ayla. “Hannah Starkey @ Mead Gallery.” Whitehot Magazine, February

                           Reed, Adele Mary. “Hannah Starkey: Twenty-Nine Pictures.” This is tomorrow, March 15


2009                    "Hannah Starkey." The New Yorker, May 18, p. 12


2008                    Thatcher, Jennifer. "Hannah Starkey, Photographs: 1997-2007." Art Review, October, p. 176

                           The Big Picture, Metro, Thursday 26 June 2008. page 38.

                           Gavin, Miranda. "Hannah Starkey: Written in Light." HotShoe. June-July 2008, pp. 30-41.


2007                    Benedictus, Leo, “Hannah Starkey’s best shot”, The Guardian G2, 15 February 2007, p.27. 

Gavin, Francesca, “Private Lives: Hannah Starkey”, Dazed & Confused, February 2007, p.180.

Moggach, Lottie, “Stark images and a life less ordinary”, The London Paper, 23 January 2007, p16.

Martin, Francesca, “Bazaar View: Private Eye”, Harper’s Bazaar, February 2007, p.78.

Sinclair, Charlotte, “Perfect Composure”, Vogue, January 2007, pp.10 & 35.


2006                    “Vitamin Ph”, Phaidon 2006/2007, June 2006, p31.

“Whisper not! – A different dimension of seeing”, Huis Marseille & H+F Collectie, 2006, p162-165.

“26 Anos – Encontros De Fotografia”, Mulheres, 2006, p42-43, (C for the exhibition XX - Visions on feminine, from the collection of the Encontros de Fotografia).


2005                    Cotton, Charlotte. "Photography as Contemporary Art." Tank. v.3, no.3, Spring  2005.

Amadeo, Miguel. "A photo festival for Berlin." Flash Art  May-June  2005: p.72.

                  "Lost Weekend: Hannah Starkey in Berlin." The Guardian Weekend 1 October 2005: p.7.

Irish Museum of Modern Art - The Collection. Dublin, Ireland: Irish Museum of Modern Art, 2005.

                           Bright, Susan. Art Photography Now. New York/London: Aperture Foundation/Thames & Hudson, 2005.


2004                    Bright, Susan. "Hannah Starkey." Contemporary  no.67, September  2004.

Furness, Rosalind. "Hannah Starkey." Contemporary  no.66, August  2004.

Cotton, Charlotte. "Hannah Starkey, New work." Portfolio  no.40, 2004.


2003                    Hackworth, Nick. "Barren of ideas." The Evening Standard 13 May 2003.


2002                    Grant, Lucille. "RPS 150th Anniversary Awards." RPS Journal  September  2002.      

         Beech, Dave. "Location: UK." Art Monthly  no.259, September  2002.

"Photography in the gap." Sleazenation. v.4, no.17, July  2002.

                           Güner, Fisun. "Hannah Starkey - Maureen Paley Interim Art." Modern Painters. v.15, no.3, Autumn 2002.

Watriss, Wendy. "blink and you'll miss it." Hotshoe International  no.121, August  2002.


Martin, Herbert. "Hannah Starkey, Interim Art." Time Out London  no.1662, 26 June - 3 July  2002.

Gascoigne, Laura. "Narrative Frame." What's On In London  12 June - 19 June  2002.


2001                    Howarth, Sophie. "A life less ordinary." tate  no.24, Spring  2001.

Spiegler, Marc. "Art Basel Booms." Art + Auction  September/October  2001.

Charlesworth, JJ. "Reality Check." Art Monthly  no.247, June  2001.

"still lives." mouth to mouth  beastly issue, 2001.


2000                    Tebbs, Paul. "Amongst Women." Source  no.18, Winter  2000.

"Hannah Starkey." Habitat Artclub  Summer  2000.

Bishop, Clare. "Hannah Starkey, Quietly Loaded Moments." Flash Art. v.XXXII, no.207, Summer  2000.

Schwabsky, Barry. "Openings - Hannah Starkey." Artforum  September  2000.

Ruyters, Domeniek. "Onwaarachtige snapshots, Hoe Sharon Lockhart en Hannah Starkey een brug slaan tussen de jaren tachtig en negentig." Metropolis M  no.5, October/November 2000.

                           Townsend, Chris. "Dreaming of Me." Hotshoe International  May/June  2000.

                           "News: Amsterdam/Clues." Flash Art. XXXII, no.206, May/June  2000.

Planta, Regina von. "Hannah Starkey bei Interim Art." Kunst-Bulletin. v.5, May  2000.

"Solitudini Sospense per la Moda di Vogue." Photo  no.26, May  2000.

"Artnotes." Art Monthly  no.234, March 2000.

"Rivelazioni a Napoii." Photo no.24, March 2000.

Durden, Mark. "Sightings: New Photographic Art." Art Monthly  no.214, March  2000.

Vecchio, Gigiotto Del. "Hannah Starkey." Segno  no.167, February/March  2000.

Rawsthorn, Alice. "Field of Vision." Harpers Bazaar  December  2000.

Davis, Maggie. "Everyday people." Vogue  August  2000.

"200 for 2000, Maureen Paley Nominates." i-D  no.200, August  2000.

"Readings." Harper's Magazine  April  2000.

D., A. "Hannah Starkey. La Vita e un film. Tra sogno e realita." Arte  no.308, April 2000.

Lack, Jessica. "Exhibitions." The Guardian Guide  29 April - 5 May  2000.

Bishop, Claire. "Last Chance/Art." The Evening Standard 26 May 2000.

Corrigan, Susan. "Eye contact." The Times Metro  20 - 26 May  2000.

Coomer, Martin. "Hannah Starkey." Time Out London  no.1474, 18 - 25 November 2000.

Windsor, John. "The Independent Collector." The Independent 17 November 2000.

                           Coomer, Martin. "Give & Take." Time Out London  no.1560, 12 July -                              19 July  2000.

Mahoney, Elisabeth. "Life as we know it?" The Independent/Review  4 May 2000.

Cor, C. "Arte/In Galleria." Pagina 32  no.92, 4 April  2000.


2000                    Beccaria, Marcella. A Project for the Castle: Hannah Starkey. Turin, Italy: Castello di Rivoli, 2000.

Maconochie, Tiggy. Do we like art? Fashion Images de Mode. Vol. v.4. London: Steidl, 2000.


1999                    "2000 Millennium Arts Special." The Independent Magazine  1 January 1999.


1998                    Jones, Jonathan. "Five Artists to Invest in." Life: The Observer Magazine  7 February  1998.




2002                    The St. James Group Ltd Photography Prize

2000                    The Arts Foundation 10th Anniversary Awards

1999                    Award for Excellence, 3rd International Tokyo Photo Bienalle, Tokyo

1997                    The Photographers Gallery Award

                           Vogue Conde Nast Award

                           The Sunday Times Award

                           Deloitte and Touche Fine Art Award

                           John Kobal Portrait Award

1995                    National Housing Body for Scotland




2003                    Ballantyne Commission, Milan

2000                    1st Commission, Level 1 Bookstore, Tate Modern, London

1998                    The National Museum of Photography, Film and Television

1995                    Scottish Homes, National Housing Agency for Scotland