Hester Reeve

Crossing Borders 2012 - 4 December 2012

Hester Reeve is an artist and senior lecturer in Fine Art at Sheffield Hallam University. Her practice encompasses live art, philosophy, drawing, David Bohm's Dialogue and photography. She will talk about conceiving art more than simply a tool for communication but as a form continually attempting to establish itself through human thought and action.


Hester Reeve navigates her complex relationship as an artist with the world through her conceptual persona HRH.the. Her practice incorporates the artist’s body/agency, drawing, writing, and performance for camera, philosophy and David Bohm’s Dialogue. Public showings include former Randolph Street Gallery Chicago, LIVE Biennale Vancouver, the Women’s Library Gallery London and most recently Arnolfini Bristol. Her performance for camera The Spy: Hester Reeve Does the Doors (SILVER 92) has been shown worldwide including MOMA New York and ICA London. The artist has co-authored many publications, most notably Libkovice: Zdař Bůh (DIVUS 97) that explores through interviews and photographs the transition from communism to democracy in post-revolution Czechoslovakia. Reeve is currently commencing a 2- year project with the Yorkshire Sculpture Park supported by an award from the Arts Council of England.