Ashley Hunt

2006-2007 Vera List Center Fellow
Ashley Hunt is an artist living in Van Nuys, California. He developed the fellowship project, 9 Scripts from a Nation at War during the Public Domain cycle of VLC programs, in collaboration with Andrea Geyer, Sharon Hayes, Katia Sander, and David Thorne.

Programs and projects
9 Scripts from a Nation at War , Identify! or Studies on the Political Subject, and OURS: Democracy in the Age of Branding

An artist and activist based in Los Angeles, Hunt works with video, mapping, and installation to interrogate language, subjectivity, and public discourse. His primary work of the past six years has been the development of The Corrections Documentary Project, which deals with the growth and commercialization of the U.S. prison system—its politics, its effects, and resistances to it. His most recent works have expanded this investigation into discourses of globalization and citizenship, while tracing the role of the prison industrial complex in structuring the racial and class dynamics of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita in New Orleans.

Much of his work has been in collaboration with grassroots groups including Critical Resistance, Friends and Families of Louisiana's Incarcerated Children, the Juvenile Justice Project of Louisiana, the Prison Moratorium Project (New York,) and Southern Echo/Citizens for Quality Education (Mississippi). Hunt's work has been exhibited at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Center in Atlanta, the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Contemporary Museum in Baltimore, Kunst-Werke Institute for Contemporary Art in Berlin, as well as numerous grassroots and community based venues throughout the U.S. He currently teaches at University of California at Irvine. (Biography as of 2009)