They Are Here CV


Harun Morrison (b. 1981 in London. Lives and works in Birmingham / the River Lea, London)

1999 - 2000 BTEC Foundation Art & Design, Chelsea College of Art & Design, London
2001 - 2003 Diploma in Theatre Design, Central St. Martin’s College of Art & Design, London
2008 MA Critical Writing, Chelsea College of Art & Design, London

Helen Walker (b. 1979 in Whitehaven. Lives and works in London)

1999 - 2000 BTEC Foundation Art & Design (Distinction), Kingston University, Surrey
2000 - 2003 BA Hons Graphic Design: Film & Photography (First), Central St. Martin’s College of Art & Design, London
2003 - 2005 MA Communication Art & Design (Film & Video), Royal College of Art, London

Exhibitions, Projects & Performances

Laughing Matter / May - June 2018
Studio Voltaire, London

Transnationalisms: Curated by James Bridle / March - May 2018
Mali Salon, Rijeka, Croatia & Aksioma, Ljubljana, Slovenia

40 Temps, 8 Days / November - December 2017
Tate Modern, London

The People Behind the Financial System / November 2017
Konsthall C, Stockholm, Sweden

Precarity Centre: SW4 7JR / August 2017
Studio Voltaire, London

The White House: Beacon Garden / June 2017 - ongoing
In association with Create, London

Please Identify Yourself / March - April 2017
Furtherfield, London

Tantalus / March 2017
Victoria & Albert Museum, London

Alternative Curriculum / January - April 2017
UP Projects in association with St. Paul's Way Trust School

Offshore Transactions / August 2016
World Cities, UP Projects & The Floating Cinema, London

The People Behind the Financial System / June 2016
Royal Festival Hall, Southbank Centre, London

Witness: For Zaha, Equinox & Big Hugs/ April 2016
Buzzcut Festival, Glasgow

Precarity Centre / February – March 2016
Grand Union, Birmingham

Location Scouts / May – October 2015
South London Gallery, London

The Investigation of a VHS Cassette Found on the Streets of Riga, Latvia, in August 2010 / August 2015
Sonce Alexander Gallery, Los Angeles

I’ll Bring You Flowers: The Story So Far. . . / April – June 2015
Centrala, Birmingham & Redbridge Central Library, Ilford

Vandals / October 2014
Delineator publication in association with A3 Project Space

Body Exchange / July 2014
Latitude Festival in association with Forest Fringe

Witness: Ladeuzeplein / May - November 2013
Stuk, Leuven, Belgium, part of the STUK Common Ground Programme 2013 & Move Me Festival

I’ll Bring You Flowers / April 2013
Cultural Citizenship – Mobile Loyalties: 12 Star Gallery, Europe House, London

I’ll Bring You Flowers / December 2012
Exterritorial Actions: The Daily Lives of Ghosts, Lunatics & Migrant Workings, The Red Sea, Egypt,

Stand Here Until You Find Someone To Replace You / October 2012
ICA, London as part of Art Licks 2012

This Number Will be Active / August 2012
Published as part of Forest Fringe’s ‘Paper Stages’ publication, Edinburgh Festival

Their Wonderlands curated by They Are Here / November 2011 – January 2012
MAC Birmingham

Stone Spells / November 2010 - January 2011
Grey Area, Brighton

Stand Here Until You Find Someone To Replace You / November 2010
The Basement, Brighton

The People Behind The Credits / May – July 2010
Tate Modern, London

A Tour of the Utopias and Dystopias of Key Cutters / April 2010
Tate Britain, Late at Tate, London

Re-shoot / August 2009
Camden Arts Centre, London

Witness / 2009 - ongoing
Tate Modern, Café Oto, Battersea Arts Centre, London & The Basement, Brighton

Uninvited Future(s) / November 2008
5 Storey Projects, London / James Taylor Gallery

Halfway House / October - November 2007
Man & Eve Gallery, London

Ayo & Oni Oshodi Project / February 2007 – ongoing,,

Becoming the Alien / August 2006
South London Gallery, London

A Beautiful Recitation of Pi / December 2005
Whitechapel Art Gallery, London

Research Projects

Recollections / September 2016 - ongoing
Thamesmead, London

Seeds From Elsewhere / June 2016 - ongoing
Furtherfield, London

Avoiding the Camera / November 2014 – ongoing
wpZimmer, Antwerp & PARTS, Brussels

The Web of Need / January 2011 – ongoing

The Thread of a Beaded Necklace / December 2010 – ongoing in collaboration with Art Licks publication



International Artists Residency / August - October 2018
IASPIS, Stockholm, Sweden


Studio Voltaire: In Residence / June 2017 - June 2018
Studio Voltaire, London

HereNow / January - April 2018
Space Studios, London

Residency: The Secret Garden / April – October 2015
South London Gallery

Artists’ Residency / November – December 2014
wpZimmer, Antwerp

Artists’ Residency / Autumn - Winter 2013
The New Art Gallery Walsall

in Association. . . (Ayo & Oni Oshodi) / October – December 2011
VIVID, Birmingham

Live Art Residency (Ayo & Oni Oshodi) / October 2009 – April 2010
Chisenhale Gallery, London

Creative Lab Residency / September 2009
CCA Glasgow

Writing about They Are Here projects

'Stand Up and Be Precarious: Meet They Are Here', profile by Elle Mara De Wachter in Frieze, June 2018

'Profile: They Are Here', text by Chris Fite-Wassilak in Art Monthly, No. 417, June 2018 p.22-23

'Laughing on the Edge', text by Louisa Buck in The Art Newspaper, June 2018

'Passing the Mic and Surviving Precarity with They Are Here', text by HP Parmley in AQNB, June 2018

'Has Performance Art Lost the Teeth to Offend?', text by Hettie Judah in Frieze, May 2018

'Heard the One about the Sex Worker Who Became a Stand-Up?', text by Hettie Judah in the I, May 2018

'Temporary Workers: An Interview with They Are Here', text by Valentina Sansone in Temporary Art Review, February 2018

'This Performance About the Gig Economy Works Overtime', text by Hettie Judah in Garage / Vice, December 2017

'Gaming the System: They Are Here at Tate Exchange', text by Cathy Wade in The Quietus, December 2017

'40 Temps, 8 Days', text by Katie Yook in This is Tomorrow, December 2017

'Please Identify Yourself', text by David Morris in This is Tomorrow, April 2017

'The People Behind The Financial System', text by Tara Fatehi Irani in This is Tomorrow, June 2016

'They Are Here: Precarity Centre', text by Anneka French in This is Tomorrow, February 2016

‘I’ll bring you flowers: The story so far…’, text by Cathy Wade in This is Tomorrow, June 2015

‘Witness: Ladeuzeplein, Leuven’, text by They Are Here in This is Tomorrow, November 2013

‘They Are Here: Open Frequency Artists’ Profile’, text by Debbie Kermode (Ikon, Birmingham), June 2012

‘The Guardian This week’s exhibitions: Their Wonderlands’, December 2011

‘Live at Their Wonderlands’, exhibition opening reviewed by This Is Tomorrow, James Smith, November 2011

'Accleration’, exhibition review by Catherine Spencer, July 2011

Their Wonderlands : Curator’s notes’, text by Harun Morrison & Helen Walker, January 2011

‘They Are Here: Artists’ Profile’, text by Lily Hall, Spring 2011
ArtLicks, Issue 2, p.20-22