Sharon Lockhart and James Benning: In Conversation

PTDW Visiting Artist Lecture Series
Wednesday, February 05, 12:00 p.m.1:00 p.m.

280 S. Columbus Drive Room 319

Sharon Lockhart, Rudzienko, 2016, Still from two-channel HD video installation, color, sound, channel one: 49min, channel two: 20min
Courtesy of the artist and Gladstone Gallery, New York and Brussels; and neugerriemschneider, Berlin

Sharon Lockhart (b. 1964) is an American artist living and working in Los Angeles. Working with communities to makes films, photographs, and installations that are both visually compelling and socially engaged, Lockhart’s practice involves collaborations that unfold over extended periods of time. Celebrated for her highly conceptual yet effortlessly elegant work, Lockhart’s practice often involves architectural elements, extensive periods of research, and longterm relationships with her subjects and collaborators. Selected solo exhibitions of Lockhart’s work include Contemporary Art Centre, Vilnius (2019); Fondazione Fotografia, Modena, IT (2018); Museu Berardo, Lisbon, PT (2017); the Arts Club of Chicago, Chicago, US (2016); Kunstmuseum Luzern, Luzern, CH (2015); Bonniers Konsthall, Stockholm, SE (2014); CCA Warsaw – Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw, PL (2013); Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, US (2012); The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, IL (2011); San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, US (2011); Kunstverein in Hamburg, Hamburg, DE (2008), Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, US (2006); and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, US (2001). She has been included in the biennials of Liverpool, UK (2014), Shanghai, CN (2014), Sydney, AU (2006), and at the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, US (2004, 2000, 1997) as well as the FRONT International Triennial, Cleveland, US (2018). In 2019 she received the Grand Prix d’Honneur at the Marseille International Film Festival. She was selected to represent Poland at the 57th Venice Biennale.


James Benning, after Darger, 2014, Painting

James Benning grew up in a working class German neighborhood in Milwaukee. Studied mathematics, then film and art. He has been a working artist for the past 50 years, teaching at California Institute of the Arts for the past 33 years.