Adrienne Edwards

Adrienne Edwards

Program

CCL Class of 2021

Institution

Whitney Museum of American Art

Title

Engell Speyer Family Curator and Curator of Performance

Institution at time of Fellowship

Whitney Museum of American Art

Adrienne Edwards is Engell Speyer Family Curator and Curator of Performance at the Whitney Museum. She is co-curator of the 2022 Whitney Biennial with David Breslin. Edwards curated Jason Moran, the artist’s first museum show, which originated at the Walker in 2018, and traveled nationally. She organized the event and video commencing the construction of David Hammons’s Day’s End, and Moved by the Motion: Sudden Rise with WuTsang, boychild, and Fred Moten. She is curating Dave McKenzie’s first solo museum project in New York City and My Barbarian’s twenty-year survey, both to be presented in 2021.

While at the Walker, Edwards co-led the Mellon Foundation Interdisciplinary Initiative, commissioning, contextualizing, and collecting cross-disciplinary works. For Performa, she realized boundary-defying commissions, as well as pathfinding conferences and film programs with over forty international artists. Edwards’s curatorial projects include the critically acclaimed 2016 exhibition and catalogue Blackness in Abstraction, as well as Frieze’s 2018 Artist Award and the Live program ASSEMBLY in New York. Edwards is Visiting Critic at the University of Pennsylvania, and taught art history at New York University and The New School. She contributes to numerous artist monographs, exhibition catalogues, and academic journals.

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