Graduate Fine Arts

  • Every Ocean Hughes, One Big Bag, 40 minute color video with sound, 2021

2021-2022 Sachs Visiting Professor Lecture: Every Ocean Hughes

Thursday, February 10, 2022 6:00pm
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Arts Lounge at the Annenberg
Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts
3680 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Every Ocean Hughes (EOH), f.k.a. Emily Roysdon (born 1977), an interdisciplinary artist and writer, is the Keith L. and Katherine S. Sachs Visiting Professor in the Department of Fine Arts for the 2021–2022 Academic Year. EOH’s recent projects take the form of performance, photographic installations, print making, text, video, and curating. EOH was editor and co-founder of the queer feminist journal and artist collective, LTTR. Her many collaborations include music with The Knife, Colin Self, and JD Samson & MEN; costume design for choreographers Levi Gonzalez, Vanessa Anspaugh, Faye Driscoll, and the band Le Tigre.

EOH has been the subject of solo exhibitions at Kunsthalle Lissabon, Lisbon (2017); Secession, Vienna (2015); PARTICIPANT INC, New York (2015); Art in General, New York (2011); and the Berkeley Art Museum (2010). EOH has received commissions for new work from Tate Modern, London (2012, 2017), the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam (2013–14); Portland Institute of Contemporary Art (2013–14); and the Kitchen, New York (2010).

EOH’s work was featured in the 11th Gwangju Biennale, South Korea (2016); the Biennale of Sydney (2014); Future Generation Art Prize at the 55th Venice Biennale (2013); the Whitney Biennial 2010, New York; Manifesta 8, Murcia, Spain (2010); Greater NY, MoMA/PS1 (2010); and The Generational, New Museum (2009).

EOH has participated in group exhibitions at Museo Serralves, Porto, Portugal (2017); KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin (2016); the Museum of Modern Art, New York (2014); Moderna Museet, Malmö, (2014); Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston (2011); and the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid (2010), amongst many others. 

2019–2020 EOH was a fellow at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University.

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