In a practice spanning photography, sculptural installation, and audio, Anne Hardy is perhaps best known for her photographs of deserted interiors filled with intriguing objects. They are the result of a meticulous, time-intensive process of set-building: Hardy builds each set in her studio from scratch, using junk found outside her Hackney studio to suggest strange fictional narratives. Her vision ranges from the structure of the constructed space to the smallest of allusive details, which work together to suggest a host of surreal possible fictions. Revealing as much as they conceal, Hardy’s images invite the viewer to populate these mysterious spaces with their own narratives.
Hardy has exhibited in the UK and internationally with recent solo exhibitions at The Common Guild, Glasgow, Fig-2, ICA studio, London, Kunstverein Freiburg, Maureen Paley, Secession Vienna, and group exhibitions at The Hayward Gallery London, New Art Gallery Walsall, V&A Museum, Barbican Art Gallery. In 2014 she took up a residency at Modern Art oxford-Live in the Studio-to develop a performance work and in 2011 she was artist in residence at Camden Arts Centre, London.
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