Hannah Starkey was born in Belfast in 1971. She received a BA in Photography and Film from Napier University in Edinburgh in 1995 and an MA in Photography from Royal College of Art in London in 1997. She has received numerous awards throughout her career including the Vogue Condé Nast Award (1997), the 3rd International Tokyo Photo Biennale’s Award for Excellence (1999) and the St. James Group Ltd Photography Prize (2002).
Selected solo exhibitions include Warwick Arts Centre, Coventry; St Catherine’s Church, Frankfurt; Irish Museum of Art, Dublin; Castello di Rivoli, Turin.
Her work has also been included in numerous group exhibitions internationally, including at Galerie Courbe, Grand Palais, Paris; Saatchi Gallery, London; Turner Contemporary, Kent; Huis Marseille Museum for Photography, Amsterdam; Sainsbury Centre for Visual Art, Norwich; Manchester Art Gallery, Manchester; Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt; CCS Bard, New York.
She currently lives and works in London.