Dell Marie Hamilton is an interdisciplinary artist, writer and independent curator whose artist talks, solo performances and collaborative projects have been presented to a wide variety of audiences in New York at Five Myles Gallery, Panoply Performance Lab, and MOCADA, as well as in the New England area at Hubweek, MIT, Boston University, Massachusetts College of Art & Design, the Museum of Fine Arts/Boston, the ICA/Boston, and the RISD Art Museum. She has also frequently performed with her teacher and mentor, Maria Magadalena Campos-Pons at venues such as the Guggenheim Museum (New York), the National Portrait Gallery (Washington, D.C.) and the Peabody Essex Museum (Massachusetts).
Working across a variety of mediums including performance, video, painting and photography, Dell uses the body to investigate the social and geopolitical constructions of memory, gender, history and citizenship. With roots in Belize, Honduras and the Caribbean she frequently draws upon the personal experiences of her family as well as the history and folkloric traditions of the region.
Dell has a B.A. in journalism from Northeastern University (Massachusetts) and completed her MFA from Tufts University/School of the Museum of Fine Arts (Massachusetts). Her curatorial project “Nine Moments for Now” was ranked by Hyperallergic.com as one of 2018’s top 20 exhibitions in the U.S. and in 2019, she presented her first solo show “All Languages Welcomed HERE” at Salem State University in Massachusetts.
Image: Hutchins Center for African & African American Research