Sharon Hayes

An Ear to the Sounds of Our History (Voices), 2011

Vintage record covers
63 x 63 cm

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About the artist

Hayes (b. 1970, Baltimore, US) uses photography, film, video, sound and performance to examine the intersections between the personal and the political. Drawing particular attention to the language of twentieth-century activism, Hayes’ work offers a re-examination of our current relationship to political protest, political speech, and the way in which this relationship is infused with traces of history.

Sharon Hayes lives and works in Philadelphia. Recent solo exhibitions include: Nel Mezzo, Tanya Leighton, Berlin (2019); Echo, Moderna Museet, Stockholm (2019); If They Should Ask, Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia (2017); n My Little Corner of the World, Anyone Would Love You, The Common Guild, Glasgow (2016); In My Little Corner of the World, Anyone Would Love You, Studio Voltaire, London (2016); Baltimore Museum of Art, Maryland (2015); Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York (2014); Whitney Museum of American Art, New York (2012); Museo Naconial Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid (2012); The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago (2011); Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver (2011).

Recent group exhibitions include Mapping the Collection, Museum Ludwig, Cologne (2020); Read My Lips, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (2019); The Politics of Rhetoric, The Print Center, Philadelphia (2019); Nothing Will Be As Before, Tanya Leighton, Berlin (2018); Artists for Studio Voltaire, Studio Voltaire, London (2018); Kunsthaus Hamburg, Hamburg (2015); MoMA P.S. 1, New York (2014); Hayward Gallery, London (2014); Wellcome Collection, London (2014); 10th Gwangju Biennale, Gwangju, Korea (2014) and 55th Venice Bienniale, Venice (2013).

The artist is represented by Tanya Leighton Gallery, Berlin.


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