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

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, Chicago, IL
The Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, TX
Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Sweden
Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL
The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, KS
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA
Museu Serralves, Porto, Portugal
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY


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)