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Adrienne Edwards

Adrienne Edwards is Curator at Large at the Walker Art Center, Curator at Performa, and also a PhD candidate in performance studies at New York University. Her scholarly and curatorial work focuses on artists of the African Diaspora and the Global South, including the Blackness in Abstraction exhibition and catalogue for Pace Gallery in 2016. For Performa, Edwards has curated programs, projects, and productions with a wide range of artists, including Performa Commissions by Edgar Arceneaux, Juliana Huxtable, Rashid Johnson, and Laura Lima, in addition to projects and productions by Jonathas de Andrade, Chimurenga, Benjamin Patterson, Pope.L, Ralph Lemon, Senga Nengudi, Lorraine O’Grady, Adam Pendleton, Dave McKenzie, Wangechi Mutu, Will Rawls, and Carrie Mae Weems. Edwards works within the Walker’s visual arts department developing and implementing artist projects and exhibitions, and expanding interdisciplinary scholarship and research while making key contributions to the Walker's acquisitions planning. For the Walker, she is currently making Jason Moran's first solo exhibition and monograph, which will open in April 2018, and co-curated the current permanent collection show I am you, you are too. Edwards is a contributor to numerous exhibition catalogues and art publications, including ApertureArt in AmericaArtforum.com, Parkett, and Spike Art Quarterly.

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