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
Mapping the Collection, Museum Ludwig, Cologne
Glasgow International, Glasgow
Read My Lips, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
The Politics of Rhetoric, The Print Center, Philadelphia
Nothing Will Be As Before, Tanya Leighton, Berlin
Artists for Studio Voltaire, Studio Voltaire, London
Deutsche Bank, the main sponsors of the Frieze Art Fair 2008, invited Sharon Hayes to create a unique artists' edition. 15 free editions could be found in the Deutsche Bank magazine, available at the fair. Hayes’s edition, I KNOW THAT THE EARS ARE THE ONLY ORIFICE THAT CAN’T BE CLOSED, 2008, explores the mapping of political desire onto personal desire and vice versa.