Hannah Habibi Hopkin
With her humorous juxtapositions and striking subjects, at first glance Hannah's bold, playful work raises a smile, however the work is clearly underpinned by a deeper social commentary giving her attractive work depth and poignancy. Gender roles, religious norms and contemporary politics are all questioned, in a way that has been described as "Timely" by London's Evening Standard and "Thought Provoking" by The Times.
In 2011 Hannah won the 3FF Urban Dialogues Artist Award for her works "Illumination" and "Chasing Paradise". In 2012 she was short-listed for the Mica 'My Place On The Isle' Best British Emerging Artist Award. Her work received a special mention from the judging panel which included The Times Chief Art Critic Rachel Cambell-Johnson, Curator Venetia Porter of The British Museum, Professor Ben Quash, and Sotheby's Middle East Director, Roxane Zand.