Hania Farrell (b. 1965, Lebanon) lives and works in London (UK). She studied interior design at BUC (Beirut), Pratt Institute (New York) and Charpentier (Paris).
Current solo projects include 'Tree of Life', at Bellevue Medical Centre (Beirut, 2016/17).
Recent solo shows include: the digital exhibition 'Converse' (VertuLife app, 2016/17), Beirut Art Fair (2014 and 2015) and Singapore Art Fair (2014), as well as commissions for Beirut Art Week (Air France, 2014; VERTU, 2015) and TEAL, a major site-specific solo exhibition at a derelict Chelsea townhouse (London, 2013).
Current and upcoming group exhibitions include: 'SOLO Award 2017 Finalists Exhibition' (The Cello Factory, London); 'Dalieh Exhibition' (Glass Hall, Ministry of Tourism, Beirut); 'The Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2016' with the work Helix (from the series: Helix) (Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens, 2017; The Beaney, Canterbury, 2017, previously at the National Portrait Gallery, London, 2016/17),the exhibition 'RPS International Images for Science', including Collider III and Looking for the Bang (from the series: Collider) (Banbury Museum; City Arts Centre, Edinburgh; Royal Albert Hall, The Crystal, London; Cheltenham Science Festival; Haymer's College, Hull; Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester).
Recent group exhibitions include: 'Portrait Salon 2016' with the work 'Minecrafting' (Craft Central, London, 2016), ArtGemini Prize 2016 Exhibition (Asia House, London, 2016), 'Nature Connections' (Derby University, 2016), 'Summer Salon', curated by Sanmartino, Mangrai, Lubomirov, Falbo, Damary, Bleeker and Angus-Hughes (Lubomirov/Angus-Hughes, London, 2016), 'Of the Sea' - Art in the Dockyard 2016, curated by Hannah Conroy (The Historic Dockyard Chatham, 2016), 'Stewarts Law RCA Secret' (Dubai, London, 2016), 'Point & Shoot' (Cock'n Bull Gallery, London, 2013).
Farrell is currently a finalist for the SOLO Award 2017. She was awarded the ArtGemini Prize 2016 (first prize for Photography and Digital category) for 'Minecrafting', The Dockyard Prize (2016) for Helix (from the series: Helix). She was longlisted for the John Ruskin Prize 2017 and shortlisted for participation in Athens Photo Festival 2017. She was twice nominated to submit for Prix Pictet (2016: space, 2015: disorder). Additionally, she won the 'On the Street' Royal Photographic Society Monthly Competition (May 2016) and was a finalist of the RPS International Images for Science (2016), and the Saatchi Magazine ART&MUSIC's Point & Shoot competition (2013). Her series 'Schoolgirls' (2011 - ongoing) received an Honourable Mention (2016, Fine Art Portrait category) from ipa International Photography Awards, and her work 'View from Beneath' was amongst the Top 10% lensculture entries in 2016.
Hania is currently sitting on the jury for the 2017 edition of PhotoX award.
Her work is represented in private collections across the UK, the US, Indonesia, Lebanon, UAE, Italy and Switzerland.
Farrell's practice has been discussed and published by, amongst others, The Guardian, RPS Journal, RPS Contemporary Group, BBC arabic, The Saatchi Gallery Magazine ART&MUSIC, ArtTribune, Photomonitor, pample-mousse, Foci Magazine, The Daily Star, L'Orient LE JOUR.