Every Ocean Hughes FKA Emily Roysdon and Ain Bailey, Uncounted (performance 9), 2017

Every Ocean Hughes

Every Ocean Hughes F.K.A. Emily Roysdon (b. 1977, Easton, Maryland) is an artist, writer, and professor who lives and works in Stockholm. Their work has been the subject of solo exhibitions at Kunsthalle Lissabon, Lisbon (2017); Secession, Vienna (2015); Participant, Inc., New York (2015); Berkeley Art Museum (2010), and new commissions from Tate Modern, London (2012, 2017); Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam and If I Can’t Dance I Don't Want to be Part of Your Revolution (2013-14); Portland Institute of Contemporary Art (2013-14). Hughes's work was included in international group exhibitions including the 11th Gwangju Biennale, South Korea (2016); Bienniale of Sydney (2014); Whitney Biennial, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York (2010); and Manifesta 8, Murcia, Spain (2010). Other notable group shows include Serralves Museo, Porto (2017); Kunst-Werke Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin (2016); Museum of Modern Art, New York (2014); Moderna Museet, Malmo (2014); Future Generation Art Prize, PinchukArtCentre, Kiev, Ukraine (2012); Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston (2011); Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid (2010), among others. Hughes will use the residency to work on a new performance project called Help the Dead that addresses self-determination, diverse kinship, the fantasy of continuity, and the abstractness of death. This new work is the first in a series developing the idea of ‘queer death’ through text, sculpture, photography, music composition and performance.