Sharon Hayes

(b. 1970) is an American artist living in New York.

She graduated magna cum laude from the Bowdoin College in Brunswick (BA) and the University of California, Los Angeles (MFA). She also took part in the Trinity/LaMama Performing Arts Program and the Independent Study Program at the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York. She works in performance, film, video and installation. In her works she examines the relationship between personal and collective forms of social activism, as well as the nature of political protest. She also touches on the topics of gender and sexuality. She had her solo shows held at prominent art institutions like Vancouver Contemporary Art Gallery (In the Near Future, 2011), Tate Modern (9 Scripts from a Nation at War, 2008) and the New Museum for Contemporary Art in New York (I march in the parade of liberty, but as long as I love you I'm not free, 2007-2008). She took part in 11th Istanbul biennial (2009)

Auditorium Moscow will present part of Hayes’ ongoing project In the Near Future (2005–ongoing), a slide installation that documents five performances on the streets of Warsaw, in which she appropriates historical slogans of protest from the 1960s and 1980s, and personally reintroduces them to new social and political contexts.