Juno Calypso b. 1989

Juno Calypso graduated from London College of Communication in 2012. During university Juno began a series of self-portraits disguised as a fictional character named Joyce. Secretly photographing herself at her grandmother’s house or in bedrooms rented online. Joyce was used to re-enact the private life of a woman consumed by the labour of constructed femininity, carried out to the point of ritualised absurdity. In 2015 Juno spent a week alone at a romantic-themed couples resort in the USA to continue her series of self-portraits. With a suitcase of wigs and lingerie, Juno posed as a travel writer and multiple rooms as a stage to perform solitary acts of desire and disappointment. In 2016 Juno returned to the honeymoon hotel to continue to continue the series.  

 

Both projects ‘Joyce’ and ‘The Honeymoon’, have received several awards including The British Journal of Photography International Award, and Foam Museums 2016 Talent award. Recent solo exhibitions include 'Juno Calypso: The Honeymoon', Golden Thread Gallery, Belfast (2017); 'The BJP IPA Winners', TJ Boulting, London (2016); '71a Presents: June Calypso', 71a Gallery, London (2015); and 'Artist of the Day', Flowers Gallery, London (2015). The artist has also participated in numerous group exhibitions including 'NEW WORK PART III: SUBJECT', Cob Gallery, London (2018); 'FOAM Talent', Beaconsfield Contemporary Art, London (2017); 'From Selfie To Self-Expression', Saatchi Gallery, London (2017); 'INDUSTRY', dc3 Art Projects, Edmonton, Canada (2017); 'FOAM Talent', Red Hook Labs, NY (2017); 'Isolation Chamber Vacation', Worthing Museum, Worthing (2017); 'The Amorist', Arusha Gallery, Edinburgh (2017); 'Vogue Italia, Photo Vogue', The Female Gaze', Base Milano, Milan (2016); Lianzhou Foto Festival, 'As Entertaining as Possible', Lianzhou (2016); 'Isolation Chamber Vacation', Transition Gallery, London (2016); 'LIFEFORCE: A Group Show of 24 Female Artists', The Untitled Space, New York (2016); 'Now You See Me', TJ Boulting, London (2016); 'The Real Thing', Flowers Gallery, New York (2016); 'reGeneration3', Musée de Elysée, Laursanne (2015); 'Portrait of a Life Half Known', Simon Oldfield Gallery, London (2013); 'Summer Exhibition', Royal Academy of Arts, London (2013); and 'The Catlin Art Prize', Londonewcastle Project Space, London (2013).