Sharon Lockhart (b. 1964) is an American artist living and working in Los Angeles. Working with communities to make 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.
Lockhart has been the subject of numerous solo exhibitions throughout her career, including those at Museu Coleção Berardo, Lisbon, PT (2017); 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), Museu Nacional de Arte Contemporânea do Chiado, Lisbon, PT (2006); and Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, US (2006. She has been included in the biennials of Liverpool, GB (2014), Shanghai, CN (2014), Sydney, AU (2006), and at the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, US (2004, 2000, 1997). For the 57th Venice Biennale in 2017, Lockhart and her multifaceted project Little Review were selected to represent Poland. In 2018 she had solo exhibitions at Fondazione Fotografia Modena in Modena, Italy and at FRONT International: Cleveland Triennnial for Contemporary Art, Cleveland, USA.