About HAG

Welcome to the HAG (Host Artists’ Group) website. HAG are an artists’ group based in Sheffield, UK with an interest in curating and producing art in alternative spaces. Recent projects have included Slow Wave Sleep, an exhibition of installation work in a domestic space, Sounds Recorded for an Empty Nightclub, an open-submission performance of sound work, and Cinema, a screening project premiered at The Showroom Cinema, and subsequently shown in venues across the UK and Europe. HAG’s most recent project, Beauty, was commissioned by SCAF for the Sheffield Pavilion 2007 publication, and was launched at the Venice Biennale and Documenta XII.



Host 9: Otherliness
Host 9: Otherliness will be presented as a looped playback at the Vane Gallery, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne as part of The Late Shows on the 16th May 2009.


Host 8: Observatory
Host 8: Observatory
was commissioned by Sheffield Contemporary Art Forum for Yes / No / Other Options* and was exhibited at Sheffield's Millennium Galleries and Bloc Space during Spring 2008.


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Host 07: Home Disco
was premiered in Sheffield in August 2007 and is now touring.


Host 6: Beauty
Host 6: Beauty
was premiered in the Sheffield Pavilion 2007 at the Venice Biennale and at Documenta in Summer 2007.

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Host 5: Incidentals
took place at Bloc Space Eyre Lane, Sheffield from 23rd – 30th October 2004.


Host 4: Cinema
Host 4 : Cinema
is a screening programme showcasing 36 artists' work from the UK and Europe, exploring the unique characteristics of the cinematic experience.


Host 3: Slow Wave Sleep
Host 3: Slow Wave Sleep
, an exhibition of artworks for domestic space, took place in February 2004 in Sheffield.


Host 2: Sounds For An Empty Nightclub
Host 2: Sounds for an Empty Nightclub was staged in the Corporation Nightclub, Sheffield, as part of the ArtSheffield 03 festival of contemporary art.

Host 1
Host 1
, a group exhibition by host members, took place in AMP Dance Studio in Sheffield in April 2002.