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‘Primer’ Sharon Hayes

  • The University of Glasgow Yudowitz Lecture Theatre Wolfson Medical Building G12 8QQ (map)

‘Primer’ Sharon Hayes 
Monday 17 November, 6pm
The University of Glasgow, Yudowitz Lecture Theatre
Wolfson Medical Building, University Avenue, G12 8QQ

As part of our ‘Primers’ series, artist Sharon Hayes will talk about her practice in the lead up to a new project in development with The Common Guild.

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. Her work is included in ‘The Institute of Sexology’ at The Wellcome Collection, London, opening on 20th November.

For more information on Sharon Hayes, please visit

‘Primers’ offer an opportunity to hear from artists developing projects with The Common Guild. This event is presented in collaboration with the University of Glasgow and will be introduced by Dr. Dominic Paterson.

Tickets are priced £2.50 and can be booked through Eventbrite.

Earlier Event: November 15
Later Event: November 22
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