Biography

Hannah Black is an artist and writer working across installation, video, performance and text. In her often collaborative work, she uses her own writing as a starting point and blends theoretical, historical and personal material.

Black’s recent solo and collaborative shows include Beginning, End, None, Performance Space, New York (2019); Aeter, Eden Eden, Berlin (2018); aNXIETINa, Centre d'Art Contemporain, Geneva (2018); Some Context, Chisenhale Gallery, London (2017); I Need Help, Real Fine Arts, New York (2017); Small Room, mumok, Vienna (2017) and Screens Series: Hannah Black, New Museum, New York (2016). As part of a performance collaboration with musician Bonaventure and artist/designer Ebba Fransén Waldhör, ongoing since 2016, she has performed at the Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris; ICA, London and MoMA PS1, New York, among other venues.

She has written for a number of publications, including Artforum, Texte zur Kunst, Tank, Harpers, 4 Columns and The New Inquiry. She is also the author of two books: Life (2017), co-written with Juliana Huxtable, and Dark Pool Party (2015).

Black holds an MFA in art writing (writing-based art practice) from Goldsmiths, University of London (2013), and she participated in the Whitney Independent Study Programme, New York (2013–2014).

Born in 1981 in Manchester, Black currently lives and works in New York.

SAF participation:
Sharjah Biennial 14

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