Lecture: Every Ocean Hughes

1 royal blue triangles horizontally divide a rectangular image in half. The lower half is hot pink, the upper half is white. The tops of these triangles are shaped like stylized waves or a sawblade. Two short sticks protrude from the center of each triangle. A larger triangle, similarly shaped but purple, stands on a red stick in front of this background, to the right. This is an image of artist Every Ocean Hughes’s installation Beyond the will to measure.

Every Ocean Hughes, Beyond the will to measure, 2014. Ceramic clocks, variable dimensions up to 14 m. Photo: Doryun Kim.

Date and Time

Monday, February 27, 6–8 PM


Virtual on Zoom

Meeting ID:  933 1482 2173
Passcode: PLASMA2023


Free and open to all

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Every Ocean Hughes, a.k.a. Emily Roysdon, is a transdisciplinary artist and writer. Every’s recent projects take the form of performance, photographic installations, printmaking, text, video, and curating. EOH was editor and co-founder of the queer feminist journal and artist collective LTTR. Her many collaborations include music with The Knife, Colin Self, and JD Samson & MEN; costume design for choreographers Levi Gonzalez, Vanessa Anspaugh, Faye Driscoll, and the band Le Tigre.

EOH has had solo exhibitions with Studio Voltaire, London (2022); Moderna Museet, Stockholm (2022); Kunsthalle Lissabon, Lisbon (2017); Secession, Vienna (2015); PARTICIPANT INC., New York Hallwalls Contemporary Art Center (2015); Art in General, New York (2011); and the Berkeley Art Museum (2010). EOH has received commissions for new work from Tate Modern, London (2012, 2017), Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam (2013–2014); Portland Institute of Contemporary Art (2013–2014); and the Kitchen, New York (2010).

Every’s work has been featured in the 11th Gwangju Biennale, South Korea (2016); the Biennale of Sydney (2014); Future Generation Art Prize at the 55th Venice Biennale (2013); Whitney Biennial 2010, New York; Manifesta 8, Murcia, Spain (2010); Greater NY, MoMA/PS1 (2010); and The Generational, New Museum, New York (2009) and included in group exhibitions at the Hammer Museum and Institute of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (2021); Museo Serralves, Porto, Portugal (2017); KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin (2016); the Museum of Modern Art, New York (2014); Moderna Museet, Malmö (2014); Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston (2011); and the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid (2010), amongst many others.

A fellow at the Harvard Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University in 2019–2020, Every is the 2021–2023 Sachs Visiting Professor at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. EOH’s much-awaited solo exhibition Every Ocean Hugues: Alive Side is on view at the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, from January 14 to April 2, 2023.

This lecture is presented in collaboration with the University at Buffalo’s Department of Media Study’s PLASMA Lecture Series.

Join us for a pre-lecture screening of Every Ocean Hughes’s film One Big Bag (2021) at Hallwalls Contemporary Art Center on Friday, February 24 at 7pm. This screening is free and accessible to all.

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