Celina Teague (b. 1981, London) received her MA in Fine Art from Central Saint Martins, London, in 2007. Prior to this, she studied Fine Art at the Universidad de Bellas Artes in Oaxaca, Mexico, graduating in 2005. Furthermore, Celina received a first-class honours bachelor degree in English and Drama from Trinity College, Dublin in 2004. Teague’s paintings take their cue from current affairs - particularly events that affect the wellbeing of the planet, such as bush fires, rainforest destruction, poaching and climate-change-denying politicians. She is equally interested by the dissemination of information in the digital era and how it affects the way we interpret and handle crisis events. Teague’s work reflects on whether armchair activism is a dangerously false economy or better than no activism at all.
Solo exhibitions include (Upcoming), Kristin Hjellegjerde Gallery, Berlin, Germany (2023); Nature Interrupted, Kristin Hjellegjerde Gallery, London (2022); Money & Fairy Tales, Kristin Hjellegjerde Gallery, London (2021); Your House is on Fire, XVA Gallery, Dubai (2020); Not for The Kid’s Room, Kristin Hjellegjerde Gallery, London (2018); I Think Therefore I #, Kristin Hjellegjerde Gallery, London (2015); In Search of Lost Space, Kristin Hjellegjerde Gallery, London (2013); Brave New World Hits a Glitch at Rook and Raven Gallery, London (2013); My Bunny is Full of Teeth and Other Stories at Roa Gallery, London (2011).
Group exhibitions include Tomorrow is Tomorrow is Tomorrow, Kristin Hjellegjerde Gallery, London (2024); Symbiosis, Curated by Beth Rudin DeWoody, Berkshire Botanical Garden Massachusetts, US (2022); Facing the Sun, Kristin Hjellegjerde Gallery, Schloss Görne, Germany (2021); Plastic at Taskeel, Dubai (2020); Kunst4Kids, Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam (2018); Everything Exists Now, Kristin Hjellegjerde Gallery, London (2017); ING Discerning Eye exhibition, Mall Galleries, London (2017); London Art Fair, Kristin Hjellegjerde Gallery (2016); Investida, Spuk&Nik Gallery, Porto (2015); Why Not?, Nando Arguelles, Cadiz (2014); The Oceana Junior Ocean Council Launch, Phillips Auction House, London (2014).
Highlights and collections
Celina Teague has received several awards and residencies including a 2012 Takt Artist Residency in Berlin and inclusion on the shortlist for the 2013 Beers Lambert Contemporary Visions IV. Her work can be found in international collections including the Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen Collection.