Born in London (1981), Celina Teague received her MA in Fine Art from Central Saint Martins College in 2007. Prior to this, she studied Fine Art at the Universidad de Bellas Artes in Oaxaca, Mexico, graduating in 2005.
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; how it affects the way we interpret and handle crisis events. She asks whether armchair activism is a dangerously false economy or better than no activism at all.
Solo shows include (Upcoming) 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 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).
Teague‘s performance series and talks include Slacktivism, Social Media and the Power of Painting with Daniel Barnes, Kristin Hjellegjerde Gallery, London (2015) and Ode to Salmon and For the Love of Insects at London Bridge and the Talking Dogfood Lecture Series, London (both 2010).
Her work has been shown at various art fairs, and awards and residencies include a 2012 Takt Artist Residency in Berlin and inclusion on the shortlist for the 2013 Beers Lambert Contemporary Visions IV.
Teague currently lives and works in Portugal.