︎ contact: lyonnwolf@gmail.com


Lyónn Wolf is a trans, working class, visual artist, educator & writer making work intentionally shaped by economic necessity. They engage forms of recycling, thrift & ephemera, resulting in soft modularity, wild archiving & performative intervention, posing questions about value, accumulation & authorship. They see a cultural centring of thrift as part of a tradition of queer-working class vernacular & ethics, promiscuous & adept at working within limitations. Their pedagogical and publishing work posits the imagination as a political tool with radical potential that can exist & erupt anywhere at anytime.

Lyónn has developed a trilogy of works since 2014 dealing with queer economies and spatial politics. The Re-appropriation of Sensuality, Sex in Public, and Domestic Optimism have been exhibited through various iterations at: The Project Arts Centre Dublin, The Grazer Kunstverein, Steirischer Herbst Festival Graz, NCAD Gallery Dublin, Dundee Contemporary Arts, District Berlin, Den Frie Center Of Contemporary Art Copenhagen, nGbK Berlin, Archive Kabinet Berlin, Survival Kit Festival Riga and De Appel Amsterdam among other places.

Lyónn is co-founder of The Many Headed-Hydra (TMHH), aqueous-decolonising collective since 2015 working on long term critical and poly-vocal projects across the seas that connect Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Iceland, Germany, Ireland, Lithuania and beyond.

Lyónn is founder of The Reading Troupe - Disruptive Pedagogy, workshop and zine series since 2013. Disruptive pedagogical engagements include: National College for Art and Design Dublin (2020), Colomboscope Festival Sri Lanka (2019), CCA Glasgow (2019), Hamburger Bahnhof Museum für Gegenwart, Berlin (2018), Akademie der Künste der Welt, Cologne (2018), Gasworks, London (2017), Klöntal Triennale (2017), The Academy of Fine Arts Vienna (2017), The Universität der Künste Berlin (2017).

Lyónn recently published a book of artist writing with Scriptings Berlin, Archive Books Berlin/Milan 2021 & Eeclectic Publishing, they were recently a fellow with the Berliner Förderprogramm Künstlerische Forschung 2022/23.