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Katherine Adams profile at EMPAC

Katherine C.M. Adams

Katherine C.M. Adams is a curator and writer working with artists across moving image, performance, and the visual arts to realize projects spanning commissions, exhibitions, and event-based programs. Her research has centered on new media, performance in contemporary art, and artistic practices that critically engage forms of infrastructure.

Most recently, Katherine Adams was curatorial fellow at the KW Institute for Contemporary Art in Berlin, where she worked with choreographer Alexis Blake on a new performance. Adams has curated projects at the KW Institute for Contemporary Art (Berlin), Hessel Museum of Art (New York), Miriam Gallery (New York), and other venues. Her curatorial work has featured artists such as Basel Abbas & Ruanne Abou-Rahme, virgil b/g taylor, and Lyndon Barrois Jr., among others.

Katherine Adams is the First Prize recipient of the 2022 International Awards for Art Criticism. Her criticism and academic articles have appeared or are forthcoming in e-flux Criticism, BOMB Magazine, Afterimage: The Journal of Media Arts and Cultural Criticism, Journal of Curatorial Studies, Triple Ampersand, and FLAT Journal (UCLA), among others.

Adams holds a master’s degree in curatorial studies from the Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College, and previously received a bachelor’s degree in philosophy from Yale University.

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Events and Residencies

2024

May 29, 2024 at 7:00 pm
Film/Video, Talk
Theo Jean Cuthand
May 29–30, 2024
Series
April 25–26, 2024
Music/Sound, Time-Based Visual Art, Commission, Residency
Marina Rosenfeld
April 23, 2024 at 7:00 pm
Dance/Theater, Commission, Work in Progress
Onye Ozuzu
April 15–23, 2024
Dance/Theater, Residency
Onye Ozuzu
April 11, 2024 at 6:00 pm
Time-Based Visual Art, Talk
Peli Grietzer
March 21, 2024 at 6:00 pm
Time-Based Visual Art, Talk
Ezekiel Dixon-Román
February 22, 2024 at 6:00 pm
Film/Video, Time-Based Visual Art, Talk, Commission
Marina Vishmidt
February 17, 2024 at 7:00 pm
Dance/Theater
Ligia Lewis
February 16, 2024 at 7:00 pm
Dance/Theater
Ligia Lewis
February 9, 2024 at 7:00 pm
Film/Video, Time-Based Visual Art
Shen Xin & Ali Van / AX Archive
February 7–9, 2024
Film/Video, Time-Based Visual Art, Remote Residency
Shen Xin
February 5–13, 2024
Dance/Theater, Residency
Ligia Lewis & Corey Scott-Gilbert
January 24, 2024 at 6:00 pm
Music/Sound, Time-Based Visual Art, Talk
Marina Rosenfeld
January 22–26, 2024
Music/Sound, Time-Based Visual Art, Commission, Residency
Marina Rosenfeld
January 11–May 30, 2024
Season

2023

December 7, 2023 at 6:00 pm
Film/Video
Basel Abbas and Ruanne Abou-Rahme, Bi Gan, Gelare Khoshgozaran, and Miko Revereza
November 18, 2023 at 11:00 am
Music/Sound, Talk, Tour
Shifting Center
November 11, 2023 at 5:00 pm
Music/Sound, Talk, Tour
Shifting Center
November 4, 2023 at 11:00 am
Music/Sound, Talk, Tour
Shifting Center
November 3, 2023 at 6:00 pm
Exhibition
October 27–November 3, 2023
Time-Based Visual Art, Residency
Guillermo Escalon and Igor de Gandarias
October 27–29, 2023
Time-Based Visual Art, Commission
Beatriz Cortez
October 27–November 18, 2023
Exhibition
October 11, 2023 at 6:00 pm
Dance/Theater, Talk
Petra Kuppers
October 9–13, 2023
Music/Sound, Commission, Residency
Maurice Louca
October 6–13, 2023
Music/Sound, Commission, Residency
Micah Silver
October 2–6, 2023
Music/Sound, Commission, Residency
Nancy Mounir
September 11, 2023 at 6:00 pm
Dance/Theater, Talk
Alexis Blake
September 6–December 7, 2023
Season
August 5–12, 2023
Music/Sound, Commission, Residency
Clarissa Tossin and Michelle Agnes Magalhães
May 5–August 9, 2023
Music/Sound, Commission, Residency
Hugo Esquinca
April 28, 2023 at 8:00 pm
Music/Sound, Time-Based Visual Art
DeForrest Brown Jr.
April 20–28, 2023
Music/Sound, Residency
DeForrest Brown Jr.

Articles / News / Press

Press Mention

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