Hayley Newman

° 1969

Lives in London (United Kingdom).

Hayley Newman is a performance artist interested in humour, fiction and documentary practices. She is committed to working collectively around the current economic and ecological crisis and is a member of the band The Gluts whose eco-electro musical Café Carbon was taken to the Copenhagen Climate Summit in 2009. Other work has included Milton Keynes Vertical Horizontal (MKVH, 2006), a public event in which volunteers were driven around the Milton Keynes road grid until their coach ran out of diesel. MKVH (the screenplay), published in 2008, was based on this journey. The book built on ideas around intersubjectivity, memory and narrative, commenting on peak oil with particular relation to the car-dependent culture of the new city of Milton Keynes.

Her recent novella Common is based on her experiences as Self-Appointed Artist-in-Residence of the City of London. Written during the crash of 2011, she wrote about the economic crisis from within; as it was happening on the streets of the Square Mile.

She has performed and exhibited widely and has had solo shows at Matt’s Gallery, London; The Ikon Gallery, Birmingham; The Longside Gallery at Yorkshire Sculpture Park and the Centre d’Art Contemporain, Geneva. Her work has been seen in group exhibitions at Kunstmuseum, Lucerne; Montevideo, Amsterdam; Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago and Tate Modern, London.
 She is a tutor on the doctorial studies programme at the Slade School of Fine Art and a Reader at Chelsea College of Art and Design. She is represented by Matt’s Gallery, London.

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