Jenny Hogarth

Wild Thing, 2019, Single-channel video, 22 minutes. Courtesy of the artist


Jenny Hogarth’s work relates to domestic and creative practices. Using an autofictive approach to moving image and performance, she presents, sometimes humorously, the fallout from her life as an artist and mother. Developing somatic practices both as forms of self-care and as premises for moving images, her videos relay a meditative flow-zone. Interruptions facilitate unpredictable outcomes and provoke uncertainty regarding what is, and is not, ‘scripted’. Playing with choreographed and non-choreographed methods, Jenny’s work scrutinises the mechanics of perception, freedom and care in personal relationships.


Jenny Hogarth (b.1979, Scotland, lives in Edinburgh) gained a BA at Edinburgh College of Art (2000) and an MFA at Glasgow School of Art (2009). Between 2003 and 2013 Jenny predominately collaborated with Kim Coleman. Their video 'If You Can't See My Mirrors I Can't See You' originally commissioned for the Serpentine Gallery’s CINACT programme London (2010) was also screened at the Minneapolis St-Paul Film Festival (2011) and Circa Projects’ Newcastle (2012). Commissioned projects include 'Getting down to a nice expression' for Radar, Loughborough (June 2011), ‘Staged’ for the Collective Gallery and Edinburgh Art Festival EXPO fund (2010), ‘An Infusion of the Evening Air’ for Glasgow International Open Glasgow commission (2010), ‘Players’ for Frieze Projects (2009) and ‘Glare’ for S1Artspace, Sheffield (2009).



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