Sigune Hamann


Born in Frankfurt am Main, Hamann graduated from the University of the Arts Berlin before completing an MA (distinction) at the Royal College of Art, London with a DAAD scholarship award. She was awarded residencies at Delfina Studio Trust London, Künstlerhaus Schloss Balmoral, Victoria & Albert Museum, Tokyo Wonder Site and Oxford University, where she worked with neuroscientist Kia Nobre in experimental perception and attention.
Hamann is a Reader in Art and Media Practice at the University of the Arts London. She curated the symposium Stillness and Movement for Tate in 2010. 

Selected projects and exhibitions

Online project launched in 2020/21

Freshers Artist Book
Published by Everyday Press, London
Launch Photographers' Gallery 2019

Did you spot the Gorilla?
Solo exhibition, St John's, Oxford University
January/February 2019

Landscape Surround, Transparent Clouds and Sky Circles
Permanent Installations for the new Papworth Hospital
Commissioned by Future City, London 2018

Sigune Hamann, Thomas Rentmeister, Jörg Sasse
Kunstraum Düsseldorf 2017

Face to face upside down, Photographic Interventions
Landscape Sketch Gallery, Renaissance Galleries and Sir Francis Chantrey Staircase
Ashmolean Museum Oxford 2017

Freshers, Series of photographs 2016-2017
Oxford University, Camberwell College of Arts, Waseda University

Residency in Experimental Psychology, Oxford University
Project with neuroscientist Prof Kia Nobre

Fair’s Fair, Series of photographs Frieze Art Fair, artist books

Emergency training Tokyo Series of photographs Morishita, Tokyo
Tokyo Wonder Site Japan 2016

Film-strips panning Street Projection
The shop, Brixton Road, London 2016

V&A Photographic film-strips and scrolls
Digital Programmes, East Asian and Theatre and Performance departments
CEIR Residency funded by Creative Works London, 2014 - 2015

Film-strip installation, (solo show)
RAUMX London 2015

TokyoWonder Site, Residency
Tokyo Morishita 2014

In the name of Solo show including newly commissioned work
Including a 56 m film-strip installation and billboard photographs
Durham Museum and Art Gallery 2013 (catalogue)

Diorama (Colour Channels)
Photographic transparencies, acrylic block (diasec), The Multiple Store 2013

The Changing Perception of Images,
A collaborative project with the Wellcome Trust and the University of the Arts London (curator)
Window Installation, Wellcome Collections 2013/2014/15

Wave Installation of photographs and video loops (solo show, catalogue)
With the Agfa Foto Archive, Museum Ludwig Cologne
Wellcome Collections London, Museum of Science and Industry Manchester 2012

Heimlich photograph in Woods–Worlds
A Cultural History of the German Forest
German Historical Museum Berlin 2011

Broken Stillness, Digital practices examining the borders of image making (group show and conference contribution)
With Boredomresearch, Susan Collins, Peter Hardie, Tim Head
ISEA Istanbul Biennial 2011

In-transit (Tokyo) (group show),
Portrait photographs taken in Central Tokyo
Creekside Open curated by Dexter Dalwood 2011

Greeting, waving, saying goodbye,
Participatory workshop,
INA Kindergarten Berlin 2011

Reading urban environment/film-strips, Research residence Tokyo
Funded through the Sasakawa Foundation 2010

Stillness and Movement, With contributions from Raymond Bellour, David Campany, James Coleman, Ian Christies, David Claerbout, Dieter Daniels, Laura Mulvey and Lesley Thornton
Conference Tate Modern (curation) with CCW Graduate School, Goethe Institute 2010

Waver (children), Installation of portrait photographs examining non-verbal communication, The Tavistock Centre for Mental Health Care London 2010

Waver (Westway)
Site specific video Installation Westway/Portobello Road, London
A Streetlight Project 2009

The walking up and down bit
Video installation on Max Wall’s centenary
British Film Institute South Bank Gallery, London, Max Wall’s birthplace 2008/2009

A very short space of time through small times of space (catalogue)
Comprehensive solo show of photographic projects including a site specific installation changing according to light levels and viewpoint
Gallery of Photography, Dublin 2008
Funded by the Arts Council England

Undercurrent in Km 500
Large-scale photographic film-strip installation and videos Assmannshausen
Kunsthalle Mainz Germany 2008

Held together with water / Art from the Verbund Collection
(group show, catalogue)
With Cindy Sherman, Jeff Wall, Ernesto Neto, Bernd-Hilla Becher, Ed Ruscha, Simon Starling, Gillian Wearing, Lawrence Weiner, Francesca Woodmann
MAK - Museum for Applied Arts/Contemporary Art, Vienna 2007

Heimlich, series of photographs and videos (catalogue)
Artist in Residence Künstlerhaus Schloß Balmoral, Germany 2007

I’ll walk alone – you’ll never walk alone
360° photographic film-strip installation
Temporal landscapes (group show)
Artists working with photography capturing the ‘passing of time’
with Dan Holdsworth and Jane Prophet
Harris Museum & Art Gallery, Preston 2005

DinnerFor1, Multi monitor video installation with sound addressing the audience directly through isolated questions from fictional and factual texts
British Council Berlin and transmediale 2005

film-strips exhibition
Goethe Institute London 2003

The Dialogue of the Dogs Two Channel video installation (animation)
Brighton Media Centre Gallery, Trampoline – Platform for New Media Art Berlin, Cork Film Centre, Ireland 2003

Awards and scholarships

Tokyo Wonder Site 2016
Scholarship Sasakawa Foundation 2016
V&A London, CEIR Residency Award 2015
Tokyo Wonder Site 2014
Scholarship Sasakawa Foundation 2010
Residency Award Künstlerhaus Schloß Balmoral, Germany 2007
Delfina Studios Award 1994
Prince Albert Vision Award for stage design 1993
Friedrich Naumann Stiftung 1991-1993
DAAD scholarship for Great Britain 1990-91

Online projects 2020/21 2016
under reconstruction 2012 2005
under reconstruction 2005 2002

Commissions and multiples

Landscape Surround, Transparent Clouds and Sky Circles
Permanent Installations for the new Papworth Hospital
Commissioned by Future City, London 2018

Diorama (colour channels), Photographic transparencies, mounted on acrylic
block (diasec), launched with the Multiple Store at Christies, London 2012

People and clouds, Lichtkunst Competition, second place
With Olafur Eliasson, Stephan Huber, Mischa Kuball, Brigitte Kowanz, James Turell, Universitätsklinik Ulm, Germany 2009

The moment we knew nothing of each other, Permanent installation using photographic transparencies and programmed lighting
Commission by Royal and Derngate Theatres, Northampton 2007 Online project using photography and sound, ever multiplying options offer fragments of narrative of
resent political events, Commission by Lighthouse Brighton 2002

Only the Names have been changed Multiple slide projection
With Tim Hopkins and Nicholas Ridout
Battersea Arts Centre, London, Prinzregenten Theater Munich 2001

Interactive Sound Sculptures Permanent installation, Peckham Health Centre, London Arts Board and Southwark Council 1998

Erlking Film for Schubert’s song, Commission by Opera North
Opera North, The Lowry, Nottingham Theatre Royal, Newcastle Theatre Royal 1998

unbroken view, Installation with film and choreographed movement with Rosemary Butcher
Bracknell Gallery, Gulbiankian Gallery, RCA London 1995

Set design for Verdi’s Il Trovatore, director Tim Hopkins
Opera House Graz, Austria 1996

Allegories of heavenly Music, Film, composer Michael Finnessy,
Commission by the Goethe Institute
Festival of German Romanticism, The South Bank Centre 1994

Film and slide projection Journeyman
English National Ballet 1992