Juno Calypso

Contact

juno@junocalypso.com

 

 

In 2011, after two decades of taking pictures of myself in private, I began a series of self-portraits in which I staged myself as a fictional character named Joyce. Without knowing how to explain what I was doing at the time, I used my grandmothers’ houses, or rented bedrooms online, and took pictures of myself while the hosts were asleep. Once alone I used Joyce to reenact the private underlife of a woman consumed by the laboured construct of femininity, carried out to the point of ritualised absurdity.

 

‘The Honeymoon’ is a continuation of the ‘Joyce’ series. In the spring of 2015 I spent a week alone at a couples-only honeymoon resort in Pennsylvania, USA. With a suitcase concealing wigs and wedding lingerie, I posed as a travel writer and was granted keys to every suite in the resort, which I used as stages for new self-portraits. In each room we find Joyce in solitary moments of preparation and anticipation. Seduction has begun in secrecy. A green clay body-mask beauty routine becomes a science-fiction metamorphosis. Joyce appears alone, absorbed and exhausted by her own reflection.

 

Juno Calypso

b. 1989, London

Lives and works in London, UK

 

EDUCATION
2009-2012 BA (Hons) Photography. London College of Communication, University of the Arts London
2007-2008 Art Foundation Diploma. Chelsea School of Art, University of the Arts London.

 

AWARDS

2016 | Foam Talent

2016 | D&AD Next Photographer Award, shortlist

2016 | Sky Academy Arts Scholarship, longlist 

2015 | The BJP International Photography Award, series winner

2015 | reGeneration3

2013 | The Catlin Art Prize, visitor vote winner

2012 | LCC Hotshoe Portfolio Award, first prize.

2012 | Michael Wilson Award, first prize.

2009 | The AOP Student Award, Shortlist.

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2016 | Unseen Photo Fair, with TJ Boulting, Amsterdam

2016 | The BJP IPA Winners’ Show, TJ Boulting, London  

2015 | 71a Presents: Juno Calypso. 71a Gallery, London

2015 | Artist of the Day. Flowers Gallery, London

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2016 | Isolation Chamber Vacation, Transition Gallery, London 

2016 | LIFEFORCE: A Group Show of 24 Female Artists. The Untitled Space, NYC

2016 | Now You See Me, TJ Boulting, London 

2016 | reGeneration3, QUAD Gallery, Derby UK

2016 | The Real Thing, Flowers Gallery, New York 

 

2015 | Small is Beautiful, Flowers Gallery, London & New York

2015 | The Last Picture Show, Seoul New York Photo Festival, South Korea

2015 | The Last Picture Show, New York Photo Festival, New York

2015 | reGeneration3, Museo Amparo, Mexico

2015 | Artist of the Day. Flowers Gallery, London

2015 | reGeneration3. Musée de Elysée, Switzerland

 

2013 | Portrait of a Life Half Known, Simon Oldfield Gallery, London

2013 | Summer Exhibition, Royal Academy of Arts, London

2013 | The Catlin Art Prize, Londonewcastle Project Space, London.

 

2012 | AMPS: Photofusion Salon. Photofusion Gallery, London.

2012 | Seduction. Simon Oldfield Gallery, London
2012 | Courtship of The Peoples. Simon Oldfield Gallery, London.
2009 | AOP Student Awards. The AOP Gallery, London

 

 

LIVE PERFORMANCES & FILM SCREENINGS

2016 | ‘The Honeymoon Suite’ (2015), screened at Photo London, Somerset House, London

2016 | Women of the World Festival, projection, Southbank Centre, London

2015 | ‘The Honeymoon Suite’ (2015), screened at L/O Library of Arts, Paris

2015 | ‘The Honeymoon Suite’ (2015), screened at Spazio ex Cobianchi, Milan

2015 | ‘The Honeymoon Suite’ (2015), screened at the SPBH TV Room. Tate Modern, London

2014 | Performance: Self Publish Be Happy: Photobook Orgy. Unseen Photo Fair, Amsterdam 

2014 | Performance: Self Publish Be Happy: Photobook Orgy. The Photographers Gallery, London

2014 | ‘The Making of Joyce’ (2014), screened at The Piccolo Theatre, Milan 

 

BOOKS

2016 | Mossless 4: Public/Private/Portrait, ICP

2013 | It’s Nice That Annual
2013 | The Catlin Art Guide

 

SELECTED PRESS

2016 | Miss Vogue: Who’s That Girl? Juno Calypso Interview

2016 | Cover: The Financial Times, Photo London Special 

2016 | Amuse / i-D: Five Female Artists Turning Hotel Selfies into Art 

2016 | Printed Pages, Spring Issue 

2016 | NRC Handelsblad, 19 March, Holland 

2016 | AnOther Mag: How Instagram Has Become Every Young Artist’s Secret Weapon

2016 | Feature Shoot: Juno Calypso’s Self-Portraits Portray Her Oppressed Alter Ego

 

2015 The British Journal of Photography, October Issue 

2015 | It’s Nice That: One’s to Watch 2016

2015 | GLAMOUR Spain

2015 | i-D / VICE: Juno Calypso’s Staged Self-Portraits Reveal The Hidden Labour of Women Behind Bathroom Doors 

2015 | Dazed & Confused, This Photographer Went on a One-Woman Honeymoon

2015 | The GuardianJuno Calypso’s One Woman World Tour of Honeymoon Hotels

2015 | Photomonitor: Artist of the Day Exhibition Review

2015 | Broadly / VICE: Photos of Honeymoon Horrors in a Pennsylvanian Love Hotel

2015 | Wonderland MagazineArtist of the Day 15

2015 | The Independent MagazineJune 27, UK

2015 | Ain’t Bad Magazine, Issue 10, USA

 

2014 | VICEPortraits of Suburban Hell

2014 | Paula Magazine, Chile 

2014 | JuxtapozJuno Calypso’s “Joyce”

2014 | Aesthetica Magazine, Issue 60

2014 | Slate: Challenging and Strange Portrait of Femininity

2014 | Huffington Post Arts 

 

2013 | Wall Street International 

2013 | BBC News: Catlin Art Prize Shortlist

2013 | Dazed & Confused: New photographer Juno Calypso visits Valley Of The Dolls with alter-ego Joyce

2013 | The Sunday Times Magazine, 14th April, UK

2013 | The Independent ‘One To Watch’, 9th March, UK
2013 | Wonderland Magazine Online
2013 | Elephant Magazine, Winter Issue #13, Amsterdam
2012 | Self Publish Be Happy:  Class of 2012
2012 | Hotshoe Magazine, August-September Issue #179, UK