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b. 1967, Canada

David Hartt Biography

David Hartt’s photographs, videos, sculptures, and installations offer a sensitive and concise portrait of contemporary post-industrial, post-communist, and late-capitalist societies. The artist creates work that unpacks the social, cultural, and economic complexities of his various subjects. For Hartt, 'place' is a way to investigate community, narrative, ideologies, and the intersection of private and public life.

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Born in Montréal in 1967, he now lives and works in Philadelphia, where he is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Fine Arts at the University of Pennsylvania. He is the recipient of a 2015 Foundation for Contemporary Art Grant. In 2012 Hartt was named a United States Artists Cruz Fellow, and in 2011 he received a Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Award. Recently David Hartt has had solo exhibitions at the Philadelphia Photo Arts Center (2018), the Graham Foundation, Chicago (2017), the Art Institute of Chicago (2015), LAXART, Los Angeles (2015), and Or Gallery, Vancouver (2015). Additionally, his work has been included in several group exhibitions, including Ocean of Images: New Photography 2015 at MoMA (2015), America Is Hard to See at the Whitney Museum of American Art (2015), and Shine a light/Surgir de l’ombre: Canadian Biennial at the National Gallery of Canada (2014). His work is in the public collections of MoMA, the Whitney Museum of American Art, and The Studio Museum in Harlem, the Art Institute of Chicago, the Museum of Contemporary Art and the Museum of Contemporary Photography in Chicago, Henry Art Gallery, The National Gallery of Canada, and the Stedelijk Museum.

Text courtesy Galerie Thomas Schulte.

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Artifact by David Hartt contemporary artwork sculpture, installation
David Hartt Artifact, 2017 Aluminum, polycarbonate, spraypaint, metal chains
74.9 x 36.8 x 24.1 cm
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The Histories (after Duncanson) by David Hartt contemporary artwork photography
David Hartt The Histories (after Duncanson), 2020 Photogravure
56.5 x 78.7 cm
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The Histories (after Cazabon) by David Hartt contemporary artwork photography
David Hartt The Histories (after Cazabon), 2020 Photogravure
78.7 x 56.5 cm
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Black Sun by David Hartt contemporary artwork photography
David Hartt Black Sun, 2021 Photogravure
78.7 x 56.5 cm
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The Histories (after Church) by David Hartt contemporary artwork textile
David Hartt The Histories (after Church), 2021 Tapestry
274.3 x 182.9 cm
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NEGATIVE SPACE by David Hartt contemporary artwork textile
David Hartt NEGATIVE SPACE, 2019 Tapestry
290 x 515 cm
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The Republic by David Hartt contemporary artwork moving image
David Hartt The Republic, 2014 HD video, machined aluminium, 3x turned polar, cast bronze, 16 mins 8 secs
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Fragment by David Hartt contemporary artwork sculpture
David Hartt Fragment, 2014 Cast bronze
61 x 122 x 122 cm
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