Hilda Kortei—Selected Works

Full portfolio available on request

Hilda Kortei (b.1994, London) is a visual artist based in London. She graduated from the Royal College of Art with an MA in Painting in 2023. She was awarded the Leverhulme Arts Trust Scholarship and the Sir Frank Bowling Award. Kortei’s works have been shown internationally and across the UK including her most recent group exhibition Stellatundra at Sim Smith (2023) and her solo presentation Charlie, Let’s Go! at Harlesden High Street (2023). In the summer of 2023, she participated in the Villa Lena residency in Tuscany, Italy.

Her practice, research-based and intuitive, explores strategies of refusal and modes of care used as a disruption and in response to inflicted organised and systematic violence. She takes sculpture, painting and assemblage as methods of making, letting gestures of tenderness sit amongst clumps of flesh.


Solo & Two-Person Exhibitions
2024 – Shoehorn w/ Rachel Adams, Slugtown at Pipeline Contemporary, London, UK
2023 – Charlie, Let’s Go!, Harlesden High Street, London, UK
2022 – With Ash, and Stumble (Stumble) w/ Kes Richardson, FOLD Gallery, London, UK
2021 – Waitless Beyond Blue, Cob Gallery, London, UK

Selected Group Exhibitions
2024 – In Praise of Black Errantry, Palazzo Pisani S. Marina, Venice, IT
2023 – Stellatundra, Sim Smith, London, UK
2023 – Degree Show, Royal College of Art, London, UK
2023 – Plastic Stars, Tara Downs, New York, USA
2023 – On The Verge Of Its Own Disappearing, Wilder Gallery, London, UK
2023 – Manifold (Deluxe), Frieze No.9 Cork Street, London, UK
2023 – Flares in The Darkroom, The Who Gallery, London, UK
2023 – 34 Group Show, PM/AM, London, UK
2022 – RAW, Soho Revue, London, UK
2022 – WIP Show 2022, Royal College of Art, London, UK
2019 – Open Studios: ASC Stockwell Road, Brixton, London, UK

2023 – Villa Lena, Tuscany, IT (sponsored by The Residency)
2021 – Sir Frank Bowling Award
2021 – Leverhulme Trust Arts Scholarship
2021 – London Creative Network at SPACE

2023 – MA Painting, Royal College of Art (21-23)
2015 – BA (Hons) Graphic Design, Arts University Bournemouth