Ashley Hunt is an artist and activist who uses video, photography, mapping and writing to engage social movements, modes of learning and public discourse.Rather than seeing art and activism as two exclusive spheres of practice, he approaches them as complimentary, drawing upon the ideas of social movements and cultural theory alike-the theorizing and practices of each informing the other. This has included investigations into the prison, the demise of welfare state institutions, war and disaster capitalism, documentary representations and political activism.His recent performance, Notes on the Emptying of a City.
Other projects include a number of works included under the umbrella of The Corrections Documentary Project Documentary Project (www.correctionsproject.com), which centers around the contemporary growth of prisons and their centrality to today’s economic restructuring and the politics . Hunt’s work has been screened and exhibited at the P.S.1/MOMA, Project Row Houses, Documenta 12, the Gallery at REDCAT, Nottingham Contemporary, the 3rd Bucharest Bienial, the Tate Modern…
2012 Hyde Park Art Center Residency, Chicago, IL
2010-11 Visual Artists Network Exhibition Residency, through the National Performance Network and Project Row Houses
2007 BAK Center for Contemporary Arts, Research-In-Residence
2000 Whitney Independent Study Program, Whitney Museum of American Art
1998 Masters of Fine Art, School of Art Institute of Chicago
1994 Bachelors of Fine Art, University of California at Irvine