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.

Events and Residencies


December 7, 2023 at 6:00 pm
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
Series, 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
Series, Exhibition
October 11, 2023 at 6:00 pm
Dance/Theater, Talk
Petra Kuppers
October 9–13, 2023
Music/Sound, Residency
Maurice Louca
October 6–13, 2023
Music/Sound, Residency
Micah Silver
October 2–3, 2023
Nancy Mounir
September 11, 2023 at 6:00 pm
Dance/Theater, Talk
Alexis Blake
September 6–December 7, 2023
August 5–12, 2023
Music/Sound, Residency
Clarissa Tossin and Michelle Agnes Magalhães
May 5–August 9, 2023
Music/Sound, 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.