Derrick Adams

Born in New York, 1970 and lives in New York, USA

Derrick Adams is a multidisciplinary New York-based artist working in performance, video, sound and 2D and 3D realms. His practice focuses on the fragmentation and manipulation of structure and surface, exploring self image and forward projection. A recipient of a 2009 Louis Comfort Tiffany Award, and 2014 S.J. Weiler Award, Adams received his MFA from Columbia University, BFA from Pratt Institute, and is a Skowhegan and Marie Walsh Sharpe alum. His exhibition and performance highlights include: Greater New York ’05, MoMA PS1; Open House: Working In Brooklyn ’04, Brooklyn Museum of Art; PERFORMA ‘05, ‘13, ‘15; Radical Presence & The Shadows Took Shape, Studio Museum in Harlem; The Channel, Brooklyn Academy of Music; and is in the permanent collections of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Studio Museum in Harlem, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, and the Birmingham Museum of Art. His work can be seen in New York at Tilton Gallery; Rhona Hoffman Gallery, Chicago; Gallerie Anne de Villepoix, Paris; and Vigo Gallery, London.

David Castillo Gallery presents “tête-à-tête”, a group show on view from November 28, 2016 until...
28 Nov 2016 - 31 Jan 2017
David Castillo Gallery
Derrick Adams: Black White and Brown
Derrick Adams’ first solo show with Primary is an immersive installation highlighting key elements...
05 Dec 2017 - 28 Feb 2018
Derrick Adams: Sanctuary
New York–based, multidisciplinary artist Derrick Adams works with performance, video, sound, textile-...
25 Jan 2018 - 12 Aug 2018
Derrick Adams: Interior Life
Luxembourg & Dayan puts on Interior Life, an exhibition of recents works by artist Derrick Adams,...
26 Feb 2019 - 20 Apr 2019
Luxembourg & Dayan New York