ASHLEY HUNT is an artist, activist and writer who engages the ideas of social movements, public discourse and intersections between politics and subjectivity. Rather than seeing art and activism as two unrelated spheres of practice, he approaches them as complimentary fields of knowledge and action — the theorizing and practices of one informing and challenging the other. His primary work of the past ten years has been “The Corrections Documentary Project” (correctionsproject.com), which deals with the contemporary growth of prisons and their centrality to today’s economic restructuring and racial politics. His collaboratively produced “9 Scripts from a Nation at War” (9scripts.info), produced with Andrea Geyer, Sharon Hayes, Katya Sander and David Thorne for Documenta 12, considers the positions individuals are given to occupy during war, and he continues an ongoing collaboration with dance-artist Taisha Paggett, investigating individual agency through movement, thought and politics. Hunt’s work has been exhibited at the New Museum for Contemporary Art, Project Row Houses, the Tate Modern, the Gallery at REDCAT, the Contemporary Museum in Baltimore, and numerous community-based venues throughout the United States. Publications include Printed Project (’09), On Knowledge Production: A Critical Reader in Contemporary Art (’08), Radical History Review (’08), Art Journal (’07), Journal of Aesthetics and Protest (‘07) and Rethinking Marxism (‘06).