Derrick Adams

Derrick Adams

Derrick Adams

Derrick Adams (b. 1970, Baltimore, Maryland) is a multidisciplinary New York-based artist whose practice is rooted in Deconstructivist philosophies and the perception of ideals attached to objects, colors, textures, symbols and ideologies – and how they are formed.  His work focuses on the fragmentation and manipulation of structure and surface while exploring the shape-shifting force of popular culture in our lives.                       

Adams received his BFA from Pratt Institute and his MFA from Columbia University, and has completed the Skowhegan School of Painting & Sculpture program and The Marie Walsh Sharpe Space Program. His work has been shown widely, including at MoMA PS1, New York; Performa 05, New York; The Kitchen, New York; The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York; the 11th Havana Biennial, and the 30th BAM Next Wave Festival, New York. He is the recipient of a 2009 Louis Comfort Tiffany Award and an honored finalist for the 2011 William H. Johnson Prize.

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  • Mon. Nov 18, 5:00 pm
  • Tue. Nov 19, 5:00 pm
  • Wed. Nov 20, 5:00 pm
The Institution of Me is a live art installation comprised of three performances and the process of realizing them.
Free with RSVP
  • Sat. Nov 9, 6:30 pm
  • Sat. Nov 9, 9:00 pm
Adams explores how we engage and reinterpret overlooked histories through the American cultural phenomenon of schoolchildren reciting historical texts on stage.
FREE, RSVP recommended rsvp@calder.org