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Satch Hoyt
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Satch Hoyt

Satch Hoyt, born in London of British and African-Jamaican ancestry, is currently living and working in Berlin, Germany. He makes sculptures and installations accompanied with sound, as well as paintings and drawings. There is a dichotomy in the genres that define two sides of the same coin; a dual and complementary reflection on the African Diaspora and its multi-fold consequences. With regards to his musical accomplishments Satch Hoyt has composed a number of songs with Grace Jones; noteworthy, is 7 Day Weekend which is on the triple platinum soundtrack album of the Eddie Murphy movie Boomerang. Hoyt also worked with master percussionist composer Stomu Yamashta, played flute on Louise Bourgeois’ OTTE, and is flautist -percussionist in Burt Sugar The Arkestra Chamber since 2001. Hoyt has sung and played on numerous recordings. Selected exhibitions and projects include The Beautiful Game, Los Angelos County Museum of Art (2014); Rehearsal at Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah GA (2013); Radical Presence, Black Performance in contemporary Art, Grey Art Gallery, New York University (2013); Newtopia: The State of Human Rights, Museum for the Holocaust and Human Rights, Mechelen Belgium (2012); Radical Presence, CAMH Texas (2012); The Record: Contemporary Art and Vinyl, ICA Boston (2011). Hoyt has participated in the San Juan Triennial, Puerto Rico (2009); the Beijing Biennial, China (2008); Infinite Island, Contemporary Caribbean Art, Brooklyn Museum (2007), Equatorial Rhythms, The Stenersen Museum, Norway (2007); Black Light White Noise, Sound and Light in Contemporary Art, Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston (2007); the Tate Liverpool Biennial, Liverpool, U.K. (2004), amongst others.