Joseph Grigely | Artist Talk


Joseph Grigely
Joseph Grigely. Photo: Fred Dott

As part of The Extended Mind exhibition, join us for an Artist Talk with American artist and scholar Joseph Grigely. Deaf since the age of ten, Grigely has built his practice around the note papers hearing people have written on in the course of conversing with him, creating installations that explore the often overlooked embodied aspects of human communication, and examine its potential and limitations.

With American & British Sign Language Interpreters.


Joseph Grigely (b. 1956, East Longmeadow, Massachusetts, USA) lives and works in Chicago, USA. Grigely is an artist and critical theorist who works across different media including sculpture, text, video and installation. He is a Professor of Visual & Critical Studies at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. His work has been exhibited at the Liverpool Biennale (2018); Kunstverein Hamburg, Germany (2016); the Kunstmuseum, Bern, Germany  (2011); the Centre Pompidou Metz, France (2011); Douglas Hyde Gallery, Dublin, Ireland (2009, 1997); the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, USA (2008); the Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France (2001); the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, USA (2001); De Appel, Amsterdam, the Netherlands (1997) and the Musée d'art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, France (1996). His work has been included in the Whitney (2014, 2000), Berlin (2001), Sydney (1998), Istanbul (1997) and Venice (1995) Biennials.

'The Extended Mind' is funded by The Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC).

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