At the core of EJ Hill’s practice is a form of durational performance that reflects both the hardships that certain bodies are forced to endure and the enormous resilience of those bodies.
Hill insists that we look at how our society’s deeply held prejudices and inequalities continue to render black, brown, and queer bodies the targets of violence, and his work can be as painful to contend with as it is essential to witness. He has explored being policed, assaulted, unwelcomed, misunderstood, and confused. Yet he believes in the power of representation and the possibility of healing. Through an expansive practice that has grown to include writing, painting, sculpture, and installation, Hill is committed to providing visibility for those who have been ignored or disregarded and to telling stories that have gone untold.