Born: Stavanger 1983, Mob: +47 47178299, E-mail: hans.edward.hammonds(a)gmail.com
Please see www.hammonds.no for selected works and projects.

Hammonds is a Norwegian/New Zealand artist currently based in Stavanger, Norway. His artistic practice is responsive and often influenced by the events and availability of materials around him. Areas of particular interest are psychology, neuroscience, post-humanism, shamanism, sci-fi, fantasy, nature, consciousness, the body and immersion. Preferred techniques include film, photography, textiles, paper, installation and performance. He is actively engaged in Stavanger working politically spearheading/supporting self organized initiatives in the city. His aim is to create artistic opportunities and a wider infrastructure to strengthen the creative and cultural scene amongst artists of all disciplines within the city. Outside of Hammonds’ artistic practice he currently holds the position of Visual Arts advisor on the artistic board (KU) of Tou Scene, a cultural institution specializing in the production of music, stage performance, dance, visual art and film. Hammonds is also a board member of the non-profit artist-run project space Studio17. Studio17 is a space which invites artists, curators, institutions to occupy the gallery space and to experiment and push the boundaries of their own artistic practices.

Education
2010 Masters of Fine Arts
Elam School of Fine Arts, The University of Auckland, New Zealand
2009 Post Graduate Diploma of Fine Arts
Elam School of Fine Arts, The University of Auckland, New Zealand
2003 – 2006 Bachelor of Visual Art
MSVA (Manukau School of Visual Art), The University Of Auckland, New Zealand.

Solo Exhibitions

2017 - Heirophant - Tabacka Kulturfabrik, Koice, Slovakia
2016 - How to dismantle a flag - The Performance Arcade, Wellington, New Zealand
2015 - W.E.I.R.D//Natt til i går - Studio 17, Stavanger, Norway
2015 - Big Chill - Occupy Landscape, Stavanger, Norway
2013 - Floating World – Tou Scene, Stavanger, Norway
2007 - Mine Kameraer – Tysværtunet Kulturhus, Haugesund, Norway

Group Exhibitions

2017 - Live Art Strömstad, Strömstad, Svergie
2017 - Hildelund Konsfestival, Hildelund, Västra Ämtervik, Sverige
2017 - Åpen dag på Velferden, Velferden, Sokndal, Norge
2017 - House of Art, NMNP, Stavanger, Norge
2017 - ’Urom’ – Gruppeutsilling, Stavanger, Norge
2015 - Out of order - NMNP projectspace
2015 - Goddag Mann, Kunstsamling – Rogaland Kunstsenter
2015 - Outsidersin, Nuart – Skur 2
2015 - Easy Physical Navigation // Transplanting Pit - Kuppelkupp, Stavanger Art Museum
2015 - B-Sides - Reedprojects
2014 - One day show at the opening of Absinthen – Absinthen
2014 - Right time Wrong City– NMNP, Stavanger
2014 - Part of ‘Jeg Bestemmer’ – Stavanger Kunstmuseum, Stavanger
2012 - Tankepoliti Performance ‘Institusjon’ – Tou Scene, Stavanger
2012 - Stavanger3000 (Intervention/Performance– “Stavanger”
2011 - Tankepoliti Performance ‘Checkpoint’ – Tou Scene, Stavanger
2008 - Tou Scene: Art Safari – Østre Bydel, Stavanger

Residencies
Aug 2016              – Bøstrand, Oftoten, Norway
Jun 2016              – Kunstnerboligen på Utsira – Rogaland Fylkeskommune
Feb 2015              – India House, Martinborough, New Zealand
Aug 2014              – TerrAmor, Alto do Chao, Brazil

Project spaces & artistic boards
2016 - Now Tou Scene Stavanger, Norway
2015 - Now Studio17 Stavanger, Norway
2008 - 2013 K-Lab Stavanger, Norway
2007 - W-Art Auckland, New Zealand