Hales Project Room: Zürich

9 - 23 June 2023

Limmatstrasse 256, 8005 Zürich

Preview: Thursday 8 June, 5 – 8pm
Drinks reception: Sunday 11 June, 4  – 6pm

On the occasion of Zürich Art Weekend and Art Basel, Hales is delighted to present Hales Project Room: Zürich. Complementing the gallery’s presence in London and New York, the project room in Switzerland marks an exciting new platform in Europe. In its inaugural presentation, Hales is excited to show works by Jordan Ann Craig, Martyn Cross, Anthony Cudahy, Andrea Geyer, Haroun Hayward and Rotimi Fani-Kayode. The presentation includes new works and reflects the gallery’s international programming.
Jordan Ann Craig (b. 1992 San Jose, CA, USA) received her BA in Studio Art and Psychology from Dartmouth College in 2015. She lives and works in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Known for her large-scale paintings and prints, Craig's abstract compositions are characterized by a dynamic exploration and interpretation of Northern Cheyenne material culture. Incorporating vivid colors, recurring patterns, and interwoven forms situated in grids, Craig's work explores and celebrates her Native ancestry, posing questions about the languages of modern abstract painting and the relationship to both historic and contemporary indigenous culture. In 2020, Craig's first solo museum exhibition, Your Favorite Color is Yellow, was held at Roswell Museum of Art, NM, USA. Craig's debut solo show with the gallery opens later this year at Hales New York.
Martyn Cross (b. 1975, Yate, UK) holds a BA in Fine Art from Bath Spa University. Cross is primarily a painter engaged with 'world making.' The act of painting for him is a means to explore the inner life and strangeness of the ordinary. Each work begins in reality, with recognizable limbs and elements of landscape, which transform into uncanny scenes. Reoccurring motifs emerge - billowing clouds, tumbling waterfalls, oversized pointing fingers and bright suns create an immersive world. Cross has exhibited work at many galleries, nationally and internationally, including Hales London; Marianne Boesky, NY; OHSH Projects, London; Modern Art, London, UK among others. Cross' work is in the collections of the Institute of Contemporary Art, Miami and NN Contemporary Art, Northampton, UK. 
Anthony Cudahy (b.1989 FL, USA) received a BFA from Pratt Institute, NY in 2011 and completed an MFA at Hunter College, NY in 2020. He lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. Cudahy is a painter whose tender scenes reveal the nuanced complexities of life. In masterful compositions he creates a world for unspoken stories, moments and romantic gesture. There is a presence of narrative possibility playing out within and beyond Cudahy’s painted surfaces. He employs symbolism and narrative devices, combined with depth of feeling to create works that are intimate, profound, and mysterious. Cudahy’s first solo museum exhibition opened this year at the Museum of Fine Arts, Dole, France.
Andrea Geyer (b. 1971, Freiburg, Germany) studied photography and film design at the Fachhochschule Bielefeld and Fine Art at the Braunschweig University of Art, both in Germany. She is a 2000 graduate of the Whitney Museum Independent Study Program. Geyer lives and works in New York. Geyer’s practice ranges across multiple media, incorporating text, photography, painting, sculpture, video and performance. It explores the complex politics of time, in the context of specific social and political situations, cultural institutions and historical events. Geyer’s work is in many prestigious public collections including the Museum of Modern Art, NY, USA; Museo Jumex, Mexico City, Mexico; and the Museum der Moderne, Salzburg, Austria.
Haroun Hayward (b. 1983, London, UK) received a BA (Hons) in Fine Art Painting from University of Brighton and an MA in Fine Art Practice from Goldsmiths University, London. Hayward's paintings are a celebration of hybridity, harmoniously converging art historical and musical references with distinct modes of making. The paintings honour what informs Hayward's personal and artistic narrative — rave culture, abstract expressionism, post war British landscape painting and his mother's textile collection. Repetition and remixing, to borrow from music terminology, are key to the artist's painting process. Hayward's debut solo exhibition at Hales London opened in 2023. His work is included in the collections of the Gujral Foundation, Kiran Nadar Collection, Arun Nayar Collection among others. 
Rotimi Fani-Kayode (b. 1955, Lagos, Nigeria) studied at Georgetown University and the Pratt Institute in the USA, before settling permanently in London in 1983 where he lived and worked until his untimely death in 1989. Fani-Kayode is a highly influential figure in the history of art who, despite a tragically brief career, produced a complex body of photographic work that explored themes of race, sexuality, spirituality, and the self. At the core of Fani-Kayode's art was an emphasis on difference and otherness. His work is featured in many public collections including Tate, London, UK; Guggenheim Museum NY, USA; Museum of Fine Art, Houston, TX, USA; and The Hood Museum, NH, USA.

Zürich Art Weekend and Art Basel Opening Hours (or by appointment)
Friday 9 June: 11am - 9pm
Saturday 10 June: 11am - 8pm
Sunday 11 June: 11am - 6pm
Monday 12 June: 11am - 4pm
Tuesday 13 June: Closed
Wednesday 14 June – Friday 16 June: 12pm – 6pm
Saturday 17 June: 11am – 5pm
Opening hours:
Tuesday – Friday: 12-6pm
Saturday: 11-5pm
Installation Views