Inhabiting the Space Underneath This Skin

Things to Do Inbetween Rehearsing Sleeping and Making Breathing a Voluntary Activity. Works 2003-2021



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Friday, September 3, 6-9PM

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Artist Statement

Richard Haley’s work is tied to concepts defining self and being; or more specifically, what does one do when they are not sleeping or practicing breathing. His work takes the form of sculpture, video, animation, interactivity and photography. It takes elusive ideas, bordering on the metaphysical and transcendental and pushes and perverts them into corporeal terms.


Richard Haley

Richard Haley

Richard Haley is an artist, curator and writer living in Detroit. His work has been exhibited nationally, including the Yuerba Buena Center for the Arts, Performa, Locust Projects, Pensacola Museum of Art, Acre TV and the Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts. He will be debuting new interactive and video work this November at Bert Green Fine Art in Chicago. He recently curated a show of the unlikely pairing of David Ireland and Mike Kelley at the Elaine Jacob Gallery in Detroit in collaboration with 500 Capp St. His collaborative writing practice with Dr. Mary Elizabeth Anderson has resulted in numerous articles published in academic journals. Articles thinking through pandemic performance are forthcoming in Performance Research and Evental Aesthetics.