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Maddie Rose Hills (b.1993, UK) currently lives and works in Amsterdam. She has a Masters in Art and Material Histories, and her practice moves between painting, sculpture, writing and curating, always with a fascination for materials.

Initiator & Founder: Mater

2021- Current: Mater is a research platform exploring materials through the eyes of artists, researchers, writers, philosophers, gardeners, biodesigners and more


2020- 2021             Masters in Art & Material Histories, City  & Guilds London

2012-2015               BA Drawing and Applied Arts, UWE, First Class Honours

2011-2012                Art Foundation, Bournemouth Arts University

Public Collections

Future Materials Bank, Maastricht

NLC European Healthcare Venture Builder, Amsterdam

Freshfields Lawfirm, London

British Airways, Aberdeen


2024 The Metamorphosis of Matter. Independent curator and project initiator. Group show with work by Vibeke Mascini, Nazif Lopulissa, Rajyashri Goody, Elena Khurtova, Hannah Rowan. Mediamatic, Amsterdam
2023 An exhibition with work by Maddie Rose Hills, Elena Khutova and Robin James Sullivan. Raising money for the The Metamorphosis of Matter exhibition. Amsterdam
2023 Interplay. Co-curated by Maddie Rose Hills & Safira Taylor. Hosted by Jiuba Art Space, Amsterdam
2023 Can You Hear The Wood Whisper. Group Exhibition, co-curated with Safira Taylor. Work by Jun Zhang, Maria Nolla, Silke Wieblasch, Kirsty Buchanan. De Pijp, Amsterdam
2022 Mater Launch. Online research project and commissioning body, launched with the creation of a specially designed website and a series of specially programmed online conversations. 
2020 Reflections, FAD Magazine, online exhibition
2019 Where You Are Not, Copeland Gallery, 2019 Week-long group show in large-scale gallery. London


2023 Pada, Portugal

2020 Sprout Artist Residency

2018 Beckenham Place Park Artist in Residence

2016 Wildfjords Artist in Residence

Talks & Writing

2024 The Metamorphosis of Matter, essay writer
2024 Reading Material with Amanda Pinatih and Musoke Nalwoga. Chair. Reading event and Q&A. Mediamatic, Amsterdam
2024 Reading Material with Vibeke Mascini and Zazie Stevens. Chair. Reading event and Q&A. Mediamatic, Amsterdam
2024 Regular initiator and publisher of artist interviews for Mater.Digital Stories (website)
2023 Panel Speaker, ‘On Materials’, Porta Romana at Design Centre Chelsea Harbour, London
2023 Interview Moderator, at the book launch of artist Elena Khurtova's ‘Displace’. Looiersgracht 60, NL
2023 Muse, in conversation with author and art critic Loren Snell. 
2022 Book Editor, Elena Khurtova, ‘Displace’
2022 Writer, Duran Interiors. I wrote the copy for their new collection of lighting and furniture design which was based on materials. Amsterdam
2022 Panel Host, ‘Mater.Live’, launch of Mater
2021 Researcher, Art/Switch. One-off project on sustainable art transportation
2021 Regular segment writer, FAD Magazine, ‘Material Conversations’ 
2021 Writer, ‘White River, Green Mound, Blue Lagoon’, Collaboration with Robin Sullivan
2021 Conversation, Ocki Magil x Maddie Rose Hills 
2021 Interview, Studi0
2021 Interview, Superglue Collective
2020 Interview, Blue Shop Cottage ‘Instagram Live’
2020 Writer, Assemblage Managine, ‘Robin Sullvan: China Clay’
2020 Regular Artist Interviewer, Floorr Magazine

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