Sheila Hicks (b. 1934, USA) is mostly known for her use of textile, exploring different “thread languages” by weaving, stitching, and braiding, inspired by her worldwide travels and study of indigenous techniques. Her works range in scale from the minimes to the monumental, but are always remarkable in both their colourful and composite formalism on the one hand, and their anthropologic and tactile materiality on the other.
After half a century of working on the borders of art, design and craft, there has recently been a renewed interest in the pioneering and timeless qualities of her work. She has had solo exhibition at Centre Pompidou (Paris, 2018), Textielmuseum (Tilburg, 2016) and the Hayward Gallery (London, 2015). Moreover, she was selected for the Venice (2017), Whitney (2014) and Sao Paulo (2012) Biennial. Her works are held in some of the most important collections in the world, including the Art Institute of Chicago, the Tate Gallery and V&A Museum in London, the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam, the Museum of Modern Art Tokyo, and The Museum of Modern Art and the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, among others.
For HORST, Hicks will present an existing large-scale work, adapted to the specific site of HORST Castle.