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Sharon Hayes

Yudowitz Lecture Theatre, Wolfson Medical Building, University Avenue, The University of Glasgow, Glasgow, G12 8QQ

17 November 2014

As part of our ‘Primers’ series, The Common Guild presented artist Sharon Hayes, who talked about her practice in the lead up to a new project in development with The Common Guild. This event was introduced by Dr Dominic Paterson, and presented in collaboration with the University of Glasgow.

Sharon Hayes works with performance, video and installation, drawing on the history of 20th-century protest. Speeches, campaign slogans, banners and demonstrations recur as forms in her work, which highlights the inter-relationship of the individual and the collective.

Hayes (b. 1970, Baltimore, USA) lives and works in New York and has exhibited extensively in recent years. She was the focus of a 2012 solo exhibition at the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York and has participated in many key international exhibitions, such as the 11th Istanbul Biennial, 2009; ‘Il Palazzo Enciclopedico’, 55th Venice Biennale, 2013.

Sharon Hayes is represented by Tanya Leighton Gallery.

‘Primers’ offer an opportunity to hear from artists developing projects with The Common Guild.