About

In 2011, after two decades of taking pictures of myself in private, I began a series of self-portraits disguised 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 romantic-themed couples resort in the USA. With a suitcase of wigs and lingerie, I posed as a travel writer and began using each room in the resort as a stage to perform solitary acts of desire and disappointment. In each room we find Joyce in 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.

 

BIO

b. 1989, East London. Lives and works in London, UK

Juno Calypso graduated from London College of Communication in 2012. Since graduating Juno has won several awards including The British Journal of Photography International Series Award, and Foam Museums 2016 Talent award. Juno's work has been exhibited internationally, with shows in New York, South Korea, Mexico, Canada and China. Her video work has been screened at the Saatchi Gallery and Tate Modern. 

 

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

 

AWARDS

2017 | Creative Review, BEST IN BOOK in the Photography Annual 2017

2016 | Foam Talent, winner

2016 | D&AD Next Photographer Award, shortlist

2015 | The BJP International Photography Award, series winner

2015 | reGeneration3, winner

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

2017 | Juno Calypso: The Honeymoon, Golden Thread Gallery, Belfast

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

2017 | FOAM Talent, Beaconsfield Contemporary Art, London

2017 | From Selfie To Self-Expression, Saatchi Gallery, London

2017 | INDUSTRY, dc3 Art Projects, Canada

2017 | FOAM Talent, Red Hook Labs, New York

2017 | Isolation Chamber Vacation, Worthing Museum, UK

2017 | The Amorist, Arusha Gallery, Scotland

 

2016 | Isolation Chamber Vacation, Transition Gallery, London

2016 | FOAM Talent, Unseen Photo Festival, Amsterdam

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

2016 | Now You See Me, TJ Boulting, London

2016 | reGeneration3, QUAD Gallery, 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

 

BOOKS

2017 | Firecrackers: Female Photographers Now by Fiona Rogers & Max Houghton (Thames & Hudson)

2017 | Girl on Girl by Charlotte Jansen

2016 | Mossless 4: Public/Private/Portrait by The International Centre of Photography 

2013 | It's Nice That Annual by It's Nice That

2013 | The Catlin Art Guide by Justin Hammond 

 

SELECTED PRESS

2017 | BBC Radio 1 June

2017 | The Sunday Times Magazine 30 April 

2017 | TIME: This Photographer Turns The Feminine Ideal on its Head

2017 | Paper Magazine 3 Feb

2016 | COVER: Port Magazine: 5th Anniversary Issue 

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

2016 | COVER: Foam Magazine #45: Talent

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 Guardian: Juno 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 Magazine: Artist of the Day 15

2015 | The Independent Magazine, June 27, UK

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

 

2014 | VICE: Portraits of Suburban Hell

2014 | Paula Magazine, Chile

2014 | Juxtapoz: Juno 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

 

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