Working across installation, sculpture, sound, film and photography Anne Hardy’s work is born out of places she calls ‘pockets of wild space’ – the gaps in the urban landscape where materials, atmospheres, and emotions gather and resonate. Anne uses what she finds in these gaps to build sensory and mutable immersive installations. Anne considers these works as moments out of time, gaps within the ‘everyday’, in which to re-encounter our relationships to the world we inhabit.
For TACO! Anne is researching a new ambitious project bringing her methodology of working to the context of TACO! and the many changes that our evident in the urban environment of Thamesmead. Anne will produce a series of public outcomes that share her research and way of working, informing the development of the project.
FThe Depth of Darkness, the Return of the Light (2019), Anne Hardy. Winter Commission, Tate Britain. Image by Angus Mills.
Anne Hardy has exhibited in the UK and internationally with recent new works / solo exhibitions at Tate Britain – ‘The Depth of Darkness, the Return of the Light’(2019/20), ‘The Weather Garden, Anne Hardy curates the Arts Council Collection’,Towner Art Gallery (2019), Liquid Landscape’, Sensory Spaces #13 Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam (2018), Maureen Paley, London (2018), ‘Falling and Walking (phhhhhhhhhhh phossshhhhh crrhhhhzzz mn huaooogh)‘Leeds Art Gallery, Leeds (2018), Art Night London (2017), Modern Art Oxford, Oxford (2015), The Common Guild, Glasgow (2015), and group exhibitions at Marta Herford, The Hayward Gallery London, New Art Gallery Walsall, V&A Museum, Barbican Art Gallery. Hardy was Artist in Residence at Camden Arts Centre in 2011, and in 2014 she took up a residency at Modern Art oxford-Live in the Studio-to develop a performance work. Her work is held in major public collections including Tate, V&A Museum, Arts Council Collection, Leeds Art Gallery. In November 2020 she will be Artist in Residence at The Chinati Foundation, Marfa, TX.Anne Hardy is represented by Maureen Paley