Shannon Ebner

Shannon Ebner, SEVEN SLEEPERS, 2018 and TEMPLE HIGH AND LOW, 2017. Installation view at Bluecoat, Liverpool Biennial 2018. Photo: Rob Battersby

Shannon Ebner, SEVEN SLEEPERS, 2018 and TEMPLE HIGH AND LOW, 2017. Installation view at Bluecoat, Liverpool Biennial 2018. Photo: Rob Battersby

Shannon Ebner (b. 1971, Englewood, New Jersey, USA) lives and works in Los Angeles, USA. Informed by various modes of reading, writing and poetics, Ebner’s work derives from a combination of sources including poetry, experimental writing and found language. Building letters and phrases from vernacular materials such as cardboard, concrete blocks, electronic message boards and found typography, she highlights how language communicates as a material form. Ebner works in photography, sculpture, video and artist publications. Her projects are often realised through installation.

Shannon Ebner has developed a photographic work for Bluecoat, with a related sound piece in the gallery’s courtyard. Tailored to its environment, this commission connects to Ebner’s series STRAY (2017), which comprises photographs and readings by the American poets Susan Howe and Nathaniel Mackey. The new work further explores Ebner’s forays into expanded forms of image-making, drawing viewers’ attention to the sonic, phonic and tonal medium of sound in relation to the various graphic tones of photography.

Exhibitions include V-A-C Foundation, Venice, Italy (2017); Los Angeles County Museum of Art, USA (2016); Künstlerhaus Graz, Austria (2016); ICA, Miami, USA (2015); Whitechapel Gallery, London, UK (2014); Moscow Museum of Modern Art, Russia (2012); and MoMA, New York, USA (2012).

Shannon Ebner, Seven Sleepers, 2018 is commissioned by Liverpool Biennial

Supported by

Sadie Coles HQ, London
Galerie Eva Presenhuber, Zurich/New York

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