Limerick, Ireland

Hannah Quinlan and Rosie Hastings

Hannah Quinlan and Rosie Hastings presented Gaby (2017), a video work named after the duo’s best friend presenting three vignettes highlighting intersections of gay culture (its iconography, politics, and relationships) and the police (their tactics and their personnel).

Hannah Quinlan and Rosie Hastings’ participation formed part of Little did they know, the Guest Programme of the 39th EVA International, curated by Merve Elveren.


Hannah Quinlan and Rosie Hastings are an artist duo working and living in London. Working in film, drawing, installation, performance, and fresco their work examines the behaviours, history, politics and artefacts of LQBTQ culture in the western context, exploring how this culture is reflective of broader societal structures. Major projects include The UK Gay Bar Directory (2016) which is a moving image archive of gay bars in the UK, prompted by the rapid closure of gay bars in the UK.

Forthcoming Solo Exhibitions: Kunstverein Hamburg (2021); Huset for Kunst & Design, Denmark (2021); MOSTYN, Wales (2020); and Humber Street Gallery, Hull (2020). Selected Solo Shows: We Lost Them At Midnight, Arcadia Missa, London (2018); Gaby, Queer Thoughts, New York, US (2018); and selected group exhibitions BREATHLESS / SENZA RESPIRO. London Art Now, Fondazione Musei Civici di Venezia, Venice (2019); Kiss My Genders, Hayward Gallery, London (2019); Queer Spaces: London, 1980s–Today, Whitechapel Gallery, London (2019); The Cruising Pavilion, Venice 16th Architecture Biennale (2018). Their selected performances include Image Transmission, ICA (2019); Move Festival, Centre Pompidou, Paris (2019); Kiss My Gender Live, Southbank Centre, London (2019).

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