Born 1970, Baltimore. Lives and works in New York City.
Nel Mezzo, Tanya Leighton, Berlin
Echo, Moderna Museet, Stockholm
If They Should Ask, Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia
In My Little Corner of the World, Anyone Would Love You, The Common Guild, Glasgow
In My Little Corner of the World, Anyone Would Love You, Studio Voltaire, London
Glasgow International, The Common Guild, Glasgow (forthcoming)
Mapping the Collection, Museum Ludwig, Cologne (forthcoming)
Commonwealth, Institute for Contemporary Art, Virgina
Read My Lips, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
The Politics of Rhetoric, The Print Center, Philadelphia
In the Near Future
‘In the Near Future’ is a performance-based artwork in which Hayes stages anachronistic and speculative protest actions in an ongoing investigation into the figure of the protester, the speech act of the protest sign and the contemporary political construction of public space and public speech.
‘In the Near Future’ exists in two parts: the first part is a series of performative actions and the second is an installation in which the photographic documents of these actions are projected from multiple slide projectors. Taken over several years in locations of current or historic public speech or protest - Brussels, London, New York, Paris, Vienna, Warsaw - the performative-actions of ‘In the Near Future’ are not constructed as a literal reenactment of a past protest but rather function as a citation of sorts: one that marks both the memory of a past protest and the possibility of a future one.