K8 Hardy

Based in: New York

While K8 Hardy (born 1977 in Fort Worth, TX) is also recognized as a multifaceted filmmaker and performance artist, photography has always been at the core of her artistic practice. Her work attacks stereotypes and confronts gender issues with a humor that always creates exciting dialogue. The past year has been the most significant of her career to date, with a solo exhibition at the Dallas Contemporary, Squat#1, a group exhibition organized by Balice Hertling, Nilufar Gallery and Dimore Studio at a private apartment space in Paris, and participation in the 2012 Whitney Biennial, at which she showcased a selection of photographs and sculpture, in addition to staging a fashion show performance piece that saw models walk a runway designed by Oscar Tuazon.


Above: K8 Hardy, Positions Series, 58, 2011, M+B, Los Angeles