Billy Hawes is an independent curator living and working in Northamptonshire, UK.
Through independent projects, temporary exhibitions and events, Hawes aims to provide space for emerging artists, with a particular interest in durational, dialogical, participatory and performative practices.
His practice considers the fact that every space that we encounter has its own set of rules for how we must behave within it; what we should and shouldn’t do and an unwritten script for what is expected of us. He is interested in how these rules can be subverted to change the visitor’s experience, questioning how we interact and engage with artwork depending on such conditions. His curatorial approach explores these questions through conversation and collaboration with other artists and curators. By considering conversation as a legitimate form of practice, Hawes focuses on these core questions to develop a dialogue that can lead to both written and exhibition-based outcomes.