Adrienne Edwards

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Adrienne Edwards is a New York-based curator, scholar, and writer.[1][2] Edwards is currently the Engell Speyer Family Curator and Curator of Performance at the Whitney Museum of American Art.[3]

Career[edit]

Curating[edit]

Edwards curated performance commissions at Performa from 2010 to 2018.[3] Prior to moving to the Whitney in 2018, Edwards worked as curator at large at the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis. She held that position since 2016.[3] As of 2018 Edwards, was a Performance Studies Ph.D. student at N.Y.U.[4] In 2016, Edwards curated a show “Blackness in Abstraction,” at Pace Gallery.[5] In 2019, Edwards with Danielle A. Jackson curated an exhibition at the Whitney: “Jason Moran” the first museum survey devoted to the MacArthur-winning pianist and conceptualist.[6]

Whitney Biennial 2021[edit]

In October 2019, the Whitney Museum announced that Adrienne Edwards and David Breslin would curate the 2021 Whitney Biennial.[7]

Writing[edit]

Edwards authored the catalog for “Blackness in Abstraction,” the group exhibition she organized at Pace Gallery; as well as, contributing to the “Carrie Mae Weems: The Kitchen Table Series” and Ellen Gallagher’s catalog “Accidental Records.”[8] Edwards was the performance reviews editor for the journal of feminist theory Women & Performance.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bourland, Ian (2018-03-20). "The Whitney's New Curator of Performance Art Is Raising the Stakes". Garage. Retrieved 2019-10-30.
  2. ^ Pogrebin, Robin (2019-10-07). "Whitney Museum Chooses Curators for Its Next Biennial". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2019-10-30.
  3. ^ a b c d Greenberger, Alex (22 February 2018). "Adrienne Edwards Named Curator of Performance at Whitney Museum". ARTnews.
  4. ^ "Performance Studies Ph.D. Student Adrienne Edwards Named Curator of Performance at Whitney Museum". tisch.nyu.edu. Retrieved 2019-10-30.
  5. ^ Cohen, Alina (2016-07-28). "The Art World's Most Daring — and Fun — Season". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2019-10-30.
  6. ^ Russonello, Giovanni (2019-09-26). "Jason Moran's Jazz Journey at the Whitney Upends Space and Time". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2019-10-30.
  7. ^ Battaglia, Andy (2019-10-07). "For 2021 Edition of Its Closely Watched Biennial, Whitney Museum Goes with Two Recent Hires". ARTnews. Retrieved 2019-10-30.
  8. ^ "Adrienne Edwards Has Been Appointed Curator of Performance at the Whitney Museum". Retrieved 2019-10-30.

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