Alex Hay


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BIOGRAPHY

1930 Born in Valrico, Florida

1953-58 Attended Florida State University

1959 Moved to New York City

1962-64 Performed with Judson Dance Theater and in concert

1964 Assistant stage manager during Merce Cunningham world tour

early 1970's Moved to Bisbee, Arizona


SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2016
• Peter Freeman, Inc., New York, NY. Circumstance / Art. (7 January – 20 February)

2014
• Peter Freeman, Inc., New York, NY. Alex Hay: Work 2008 – 2014. (5 June – 25 July)

2012
• Galerie Nelson Freeman, Paris, France. Alex Hay. (2 June – 8 September)

2007
• Peter Freeman, Inc., New York, NY. Alex Hay: New Paintings. (17 May - 27 July)

2002
• Peter Freeman, Inc., New York, NY. Alex Hay: Work from the 60s. (31 October 2002 - 18 January 2003)

1971
• New York Cultural Center, in association with Fairleigh Dickinson University, New York, NY. recorded and performed activities since 1962.(20 April - 9 June)

1969
• Kornblee Gallery, New York, NY. (19 April - 8 May)

1968
• Kornblee Gallery, New York, NY. (27 April - 27 May)

1967
• Kornblee Gallery, New York, NY. (June)


GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2018
• National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Korea. E.A.T.: Experiments in Art and Technology (16 May – 16 September)

2017
• Walker Art Center, Minneapolis. Merce Cunningham: Common Time. (8 February – 30 July)

2016
• SFMOMA, San Francisco, CA. The Campaign for Art: Modern and Contemporary. (14 May – 18 September)

2015
• Museum der Moderne Salzburg, Austria. E.A.T., Experiments in Art and Technology. (25 July – 1 November)
• Fleisher Ollman Gallery, Philadelphia, PA. Sonoran Hot Dog Stand. (5 June – 28 August)

2013
• Des Moines Art Center, Des Moines, IA. Vibrations. (22 January — 12 May)

2012
• Ludwig Forum für International Kunst, Aachen, Germany. Nie Wieder Störungsfrei!
(22 October 2012 – 5 February 2013)
• Ruth and Elmer Wellin Museum of Art, Clinton, NY. Affinity Atlas. (6 October 2012 – 7 April 2013)
• Museo de Arte Contemporaneo de Castilla y Leon, Leon, Spain. Cambio de Paradigma, Coleccion Serralves Anos 60-70, Musac, Leon. (24 September 2012 – 8 January 2013)
• Brooklyn Museum of Art, New York, NY. Materializing ‘Six Years’: Lucy R. Lippard and the Emergence of Conceptual Art. (14 September 2012 –17 February 2013)
• Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN. Lifelike. (25 February - 27 May). Exhibition traveled: New Orleans Museum of Art, New Orleans, LA (10 November 2012 - 3 January 2013); Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego, CA (24 February - 6 May 2013); Blanton Museum of Art, Austin, TX (23 June - 29 September 2013)

2011
• Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France. Danser sa vie. (23 November 2011 – 12 April 2012)
• Centro de Arte Manuel de Brito, Algés, Portugal. Livre Circulação: Obras Na Coleccao Da Fundacao De Serralves. (19 March – 26 June)
• Peter Freeman, Inc, New York, NY. Shelter – Art Against Trafficking in Women and Sexual Exploitation.
(27 January – 12 February)

2010
• Museum of Contemporary Art Tucson, MOCA, Tucson, AZ. Made in Tucson/Born in Tucson/Live in Tucson Part 1. (6 March – 13 June)
• Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY. Collecting Biennials. (16 January - 28 November)

2008
• Peter Freeman Inc., New York, NY. For the Pleasure of Seeing. (29 May – 31 July)

2007
• Allgarve, Centro Cultural de Lagos, Lagos, Portugal. “Livre Circulação / Toll Free: Serralves no Algarve.
(14 July – 30 September)

2006
• Peter Freeman, Inc. New York, NY. Nothing and Everything. (7 September – 28 October). Exhibition traveled: Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco, CA (30 November 2006 – 27 January 2007)
• MIT List Visual Arts Center, Cambridge, MA. 9 Evenings Reconsidered: Art, Theatre, and Engineering, 1966. (4 May – 9 July). Exhibition traveled: Leonard & Bina Ellen Art Gallery, Montreal, Quebec, Canada (9 March – 21 April 2007); IAC, Institut d’art contemporain, Villeurbanne/Rhône-Alpes, Villeurbanne, France (27 March – 17 May 2009)
• The Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY. Twice Drawn Part 1. (11 March – 4 June); Part 2. (7 October – 30 December)

2005
• MoMA PS1, New York, NY. The Painted World. (23 October 2005–13 March 2006)
• Galerie Les Filles du Calvaire, Brussels, Belgium. Amy Granat, Alex Hay, Chuck Nanney, Peter Young.
(31 May – 25 June). Exhibition travelled: Galerie Les Filles du Calvaire, Paris, France.

2004
• Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY. 2004 Biennial Exhibition. (11 March - 30 May)
• University Museum of Contemporary Art, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA. Suites - From the Permanent Collection.

2003
• Tate Liverpool, Liverpool, England. Art, Lies, and Videotape: Exposing Performance.
(14 November 2003 – 25 January 2004)

1998
• Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA. Pop Abstraction. (21 February - 19 April)

1995
• Rooseum Center for Contemporary Art, Malmö, Sweden. Pop Art and Minimalism from the Louisiana and the Moderna Museet.

1994
• MADC Museo de Arte y Diseño Contemporáneo, San José, Costa Rica. Portafolio de Estocolmo. Exposición de grabados norteamericanos. (November)

1992
• Davis Dominguez Gallery, Tucson, AZ.

1978
• Kornblee Gallery, New York, NY. Some observations About Scale. (through 14 July)

1977
• Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY. Pop Plus: Selections from the Permanent Collection.
(20 June - 15 August)

1976
• Neue Nationalgalerie, Berlin, Germany. New York in Europa.

1975
• Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY. Selections from the Permanent Collection: Sculpture from the 60s. (13 March - 16 April)

1974
• The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY. Works from Change, Inc. (25 September – 24 November)

1972
• Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY. Selections from the Permanent Collection. (7 June - 8 October)

1971
• Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY. Selections from the Permanent Collection.
(22 December 1971 - 17 January 1972)
• Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Sweden. American Artists.

1970
• Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY. Five Years Acquisitions by the Friends. (5 June - 24 June)
• Vancouver Art Gallery and Student Union Building Gallery, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada. 955,000 (13 January – 8 February). (This show originated in Seattle, WA, titled 557,087 in September 1969. Alex Hay was one of three artists added for the Vancouver exhibition).

1969
• School of Visual Arts (SVA), New York, NY. Groups (3 – 20 November)
• New York, NY. March 1-31, 1969, organized by Seth Siegelaub. (Alex Hay’s contribution was for 13 March)
• Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY. Recent Acquisitions. (15 May 1968 - 18 April 1969)
• Hayward Gallery, London, England. Pop Art. (9 July - 3 September)

1968
• Rolf Ricke Gallery, Cologne, Germany. Program I. (29 May - mid-September)
• Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL. Made with Paper. (20 January - 25 February)

1964
• Leo Castelli Gallery, New York, NY. Richard Artschwager, Christo, Alex Hay, Robert Watts. (2 May – 20 May)


DANCE/PERFORMANCE PIECES

1994
• Christmas Cantata - Bisbee, AZ

1993
• Bird - Bisbee, AZ

1985
• Christmas Cantata - Bisbee, AZ

1975
• Christmas Cantata - Bisbee, AZ

1973
• Dance - Dance Gallery, New York, NY

1971
Performance - Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY (20 and 21 April)

1970
• Ear-Shot Argument - 14th Street YMCA, New York, NY

1969
• Breakfast - Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
• Ann Grinstein - Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY

1966
• Grass Field - 69th Regiment Armory, New York, NY. 9 Evenings:
Theatre & Engineering (13 October – 22 October).
Alex Hay’s performance was on 22 October

1966
• Topsoil - Los Angeles County Museum, Los Angeles, CA

1965
• Gonzales - Goddard College, Goddard, VT
• Pelican - Judson Dance Theater, New York, NY

1964
• Rio Grande - Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Sweden; Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY

1964
• Leadville - TV Stage Studio, New York, NY

1963
• Colorado Plateau - Judson Dance Theater, New York, NY

1962
• Prairie - Judson Dance Theater, New York, NY; “Once Festival,” Ann Arbor, MI

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

The Art Institute of Chicago, Illinois
The Dallas Museum of Art, Texas
Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts
Fundação de Serralves - Museu de Arte Contemporânea, Porto, Portugal
Kemper Art Museum, Kansas City, Missouri
Moderna Museet, Stockholm
Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, Illinois
Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles
Museum of Modern Art, New York
The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, Kansas
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, California
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York



LITERATURE

Books and Catalogues

• Lippard, Lucy. Pop Art (New York: Frederick Praeger, 1966), p. 131, illustrated p. 113.
• Klüver, Billy. 9 evenings: theatre and engineering (New York: RGA Press, 1966), p. 5.
• Battcock, Gregory, ed. Minimal Art: A Critical Anthology (New York: E.P. Dutton & Co.,
New York, 1968), p. 35, illustrated p. 390.
• Gablik, Suzi and John Russell. pop art redefined (London: Thames and Hudson,1969), illustrated nos. 45, 46, 48, 49, and color plate XIII.
• Kosuth, Joseph. Alex Hay: Recorded and Performed Activities Since 1962, exh. cat. (New York Cultural Center, 1971), illustrations only [double sided leperello].
• Sundell, Nina, ed. Rauschenberg/Performance 1954-1984, exh. cat. (Cleveland Center
for Contemporary Art, Cleveland, 1983).
• Davidson, Susan and Walter Hopps, eds. Robert Rauschenberg: A Retrospective, exh.
cat. (Guggenheim Museum, New York, 1997), illustrated p. 254, installation illustration, p. 312.
• Joseph, Branden. Random Order: Robert Rauschenberg and the Neo-Avant-Garde. Cambridge, Massachusetts: MIT, 2003), pp. 209, 213, 216, 226-28, 231, 276, performance illustrations pp. 212, 218, 229, 275.
• Iles, Chrissie, et al. Whitney Biennial 2004, exh. cat. (Whitney Museum of American Art, New York), 2004, illustrated p. 186, detail pp. 128 - 129.
• Morris, Catherine, et al. 9 evenings reconsidered: art, theatre, and engineering, 1966, exh. cat. (MIT List Visual Arts Center, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 2006), performance illustration p. 67.
• Schall, Jan and Storr, Robert, eds. Sparks! The William T. Kemper Collecting Initiative at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, exh. cat. (Nelson Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, 2008), illustrated on the cover and p.87.


REVIEWS

• “Alex Hay. Circumstance / Art,” Wall Street International (20 December, 2015)
• Hirsch, Faye. “Alex Hay at Peter Freeman,” Art in America (10 November, 2014)
• Boucher, Brian. “Alex Hay at Peter Freeman,” Art in America (November 2007), pp. 207-208.
• Smith, Roberta. “Alex Hay,” The New York Times (20 July 2007), p. E29.
• Maine, Stephen. “Weathered Wood & Churning Crowds,” The New York Sun (28 June 2007), p. 21, illustrated.
• Heartney, Eleanor. “The Well-Tempered Biennial,” Art in America (June/July 2004), pp. 71-77.
• Kimmelman, Michael. “Touching All Bases At the Biennial.” The New York Times (12 March 2004), pp. E27 and E38.
• Godfrey, Mark. “Alex Hay,” frieze (April 2003), pp. 98-99, illustrated in color pg. 98.
• Princenthal, Nancy. “The Everyday of Yesterday,” Art in America (March 2003), illustrated in color pp. 110-113.
• Rosenberg, Karen. “The Return of a Pop Pioneer: Making It Big,” Village Voice (18-24 December 2002), p. 55.
• Johnson, Ken. “Alex Hay: Work from the 60s,” The New York Times (29 November 2002), p. E36.
• Anderson, Jack. “How the Judson Theater Changed American Dance”, The New York Times, (January 31, 1982)
• Russell, John. “Art: 19th-Century English Paintings,” The New York Times (16 June 1978)
• Russell, John. “’200 Years of Sculpture’ Honors Nation,” The New York Times (17 March, 1976)
• Schiro, Anne-Marie. “Hail the bag,” The New York Times (5 October, 1975)
• “Events Today,” The New York Times (28 May, 1973)
• Curtis, Charlotte. “Artists Redefines Black-Tie Dinner for a Princess,” The New York Times (29 October, 1972)
• Fitzsimmons, James. Art International (Summer 1969), v. 13, p. 52
• K[urtz], S[tephen] A. “Reviews and Previews: Alex Hay,” Art News (Summer 1969), p. 16.
• Gruen, John. “Open Window,” New York Magazine (12 May, 1969), Vol. 2, No. 19, p.57
• G[ollin], J[ane]. “Reviews and Previews: Alex Hay,” Art News (May 1968), pp. 14-15.
• Schjeldahl, Peter. “Stripes, Paper Bags, and TV”, The New York Times, (May 5, 1968), p. 265
• T[abachnick], A[nne]. “Reviews and Previews: Alex Hay,” Art News (Summer 1967), pp. 20, 22 (illustration).
• Glueck, Grace. “Robert Rauschenberg’s New Works Exhibited at Leo Castelli’s’, The New York Times (May 27, 1967)
• Bowers, Faubion and Daniel Kunin, “The Electronics of Music,” Aspen no. 4 (Spring 1967), item 5, n.p.
• Judd, Donald. “Four,” Arts Magazine (September 1964), pp. 69-70.
• Campbell, Lawrence. “Richard Artschwager, Christo, Alex Hay and Robert Watts,” Art News (Summer 1964), p. 15. [Shown: Egg on Plate with Knife, Fork, and Spoon and Lightbulb
• O’Doherty, Brian, “Artist as Performer, Which Means New Criteria for Art”, The New York Times, (August 23, 1964)