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Derrick Adams, Community Empowerment Zone (footprint)


Derrick Adams
Community Empowerment Zone (footprint)

Rhona Hoffman Gallery
Derrick Adams, Head 20


Derrick Adams
Head 20

Rhona Hoffman Gallery

1996   Earned a BFA of Art & Design Education from the Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY, USA
2002   Attended the Skowhegan School of Painting & Sculpture, Skowhegan, ME
2001 - 2003   Was the recipient of the Agnes Martin fellowship
2003   Earned a MFA from Columbia University, New York, NY
2003 - 2004   Contributed to The Space Program, New York, NY
Integrated the Marie Walsh Sharpe Art Foundation
2009   Received the Louis Comfort Tiffany Award, New York, NY
2010   Obtained The Fountainhead Residency, Miami FL
2011 - 2013   Obtained The Hermitage Artist Retreat, Englewood, FL
2012   Derrick Adams Exhibitions 2012:
The Channel, BAM Fishman Space, Brooklyn, NY, USA (solo exhibition)
The World According to Derrick: Performative Objects in Formation, Boston Center for the Arts, Boston, MA, USA (solo exhibition)
Deconstruction Worker, Jack Tilton Gallery, New York, NY, USA (solo exhibition)
Derrick Adams – Man as His Element, The University of Vermont, Burlington, VT, USA (solo exhibition)
Communicating with Shadows, Studio Museum, Harlem, NY, USA (solo exhibition)
The Entertainer, MoMA PS1, New York, NY, USA (solo exhibition)
Hillman U, A Dream Deferred; A Dream Fulfilled, The Proposition Gallery, New York, NY, USA
The Road Ahead, Roberts & Tilton, Culver City, CA, USA
tête-à-tête, Rhona Hoffman Gallery, Chicago, IL; Yancey Richardson Gallery, New York, NY, USA
NEXT: Artists selected by 30 Americans, Contemporary Wing, Washington, DC, USA
2011   Bearden Project, Museum in Harlem
2010   Derrick Adams Exhibitions 2010:
Go Stand Next to the Mountain, The Kitchen, New York NY, USA (solo exhibition)
Welcome to Monument City, Collette Blanchard Gallery, New York NY, USA (solo exhibition)
Feed Them With a Long Spoon, Third Streaming, New York, NY, USA (solo exhibition)
Lush Life: Chapter One: Whistle, Sue Scott Gallery, New York NY, USA (Curated by Franklin Evans and Omar Lopez-Chahoud)
50 Artists Photograph the Future, Higher Pictures, New York NY, USA
2009   Derrick Adams Exhibitions 2009:
Introduction to Bizarro Wiz, Collette Blanchard Gallery, NADA, Miami Beach FL, USA (Installation and performance at Le Jardin Theatre, Deauville Beach Resort) (solo exhibition)
Revelatory Tension, BRIC Arts, Brooklyn NY, USA
Harlem Postcards, Studio Museum in Harlem, New York NY, USA
2008   Derrick Adams Exhibitions 2008:
1968: Then and Now, Nathan Cummings Foundation, New York NY (Curator: Deborah Willis)
Casa de Carton, Ingalls & Associates, Miami FL (Curator: William Cordova)
Untitled (on paper), Moti Hasson Gallery, New York, NY, USA
2007   Derrick Adams Exhibitions 2007:
Neo Integrity, Derrick Eller Gallery, New York NY (Curator: Keith Mayerson)
Dream of Today, Steve Turner Contemporary, Los Angeles CA (Curator: Amy Smith-Stewart)
Taking Possession, University of Arkansas at Little Rock
Reasons to Riot, Memphis College of Art, Memphis TN, USA
2006   Derrick Adams Exhibitions 2006:
Sometimes I Just Don’t Feel Like Myself, Momenta Arts, Brooklyn, NY, USA (solo exhibition)
Invade My Dreams, Taxter & Spengemann, New York, NY, USA (Curator: Kalup Linzy)
The Pulse of New Brooklyn, MoCADA, Brooklyn, NY, USA (Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Art)
2005   Derrick Adams Exhibitions 2005:
Anew (PERFORMA ‘05 performance biennial), Participant Inc, New York, NY, USA (solo exhibition)
I'm Sorry, I'm Lost, Marvelli Gallery, New York, NY, USA (solo exhibition)
I'm Smoke; You’re Mirror, Participant Inc, New York, NY, USA (solo exhibition)
If You’re Feeling Sinister, Alona Kagan Gallery, New York, NY, USA
Greater New York 2005, P.S.1 MoMA, NY, USA
Jack Tilton Inaugural Exhibition, Tilton Gallery, New York, NY, USA
2004   Derrick Adams Exhibitions 2004:
Me and My Imaginary Friends, Triple Candie (Project Space), New York, NY, USA (solo exhibition)
Art Downtown: Connecting Collections, Wall Street Rising / Deutsche Bank, New York, NY, USA
Me, Myself & I, Florida Atlantic University Gallery, Boca Raton, FL, USA (Renee Riccardo & Paul Laster, Curator)
Notorious Impropriety, Sampson Projects, Boston, MA, USA
Open House: Working in Brooklyn, Brooklyn Museum of Art, Brooklyn, NY, USA
2003   Derrick Adams Exhibitions 2003:
The Big Getaway, Jack Tilton Gallery, New York, NY, USA (solo exhibition)
24/7: Wilno – Nueva York (Visa Para) , Contemporary Art Centre, Vilnius, Lithuania
Confrontation or Commentary, Nathan Cummings Foundation, New York NY
Summer Jam, Roebling Hall – Satellite, New York NY (Franklin Sirmans, Curator)
You, Lisa Kirk Projects, New York NY
Adams, Cerrillo, Perkins, Massimo Audiello, New York NY
Veni Vidi Video, Studio Museum in Harlem, New York NY
Urbanites: New York, London, Tokyo, Centenary Gallery, Camberwell College of Arts, London, UK
2002   Hotel/Motel, Triple Candie, New York NY and L. C. Bates Museum, Hinckley ME
2011    ARTnews, Feb. 2011 Vol.110 No.2.
“Art Basel Miami: Black Artists Push Creative Boundaries” The Root. 5 Dec 2011
2010    IRAAA, Vol. 23 No.2
“Derrick Adams Does Bas Fisher, Mike Tyson, and Darth Vader” Miami New Times Blog. 24 September
Holland Cotter. “Art in Review: Else” NY Times. 24 September
Jody Cutler. "Building a Body of Art – Derrick Adams 2010 IRAAA" The International Review of African American Art Vol. 23 No.2
Holland Cotter. “Art Review: Lower East Side Tale, Refracted Nine Times” New York Times. July 8
“Art in Review: 50 Artists Photograph the Future” New York Times. May 27
Taveras, Julia. “Go Stand Next to the Mountain: Brief talk with Derrick Adams’ upcoming performance” Encore Magazine. 10 May
Charlie Finch. “Bricktop” Feb
Myrtis Bedolla. “Art Basel ‘09” The International Review of African American Art. Vol. 23, No. 1
2007    Holland Cotter. “United Black Girls” New York Times. March 30
RoseLee Goldberg. Performa: New Visual Art Performance
2006    McLean Jackson. "Derrick Adams" Mass Appeal Magazine Issue 38
2005    Michelle Yun. "Derrick Adams" PS1/MoMA Greater New York Book
Soraya Murray, Derek Conrad Murray. "A Rising Generation & The Pleasures of Freedom" International Review of African American Art Volume 20, Number2
Molly Kleiman. "People Sticking Their Heads in Things" NY Arts Magazine Sept/Oct.
Carly Berwick. "Where the Scenes Are – Greater New York’s New Art Geography" New York Magazine Mar. 7.
2004    Ali Subotnick, Massimiliano Gioni, Maurizio Cattelan. "Everybody Was There – The Wrong Guide to New York in 2004" Artforum Dec
Holland Cotter. "Art in Review; Charles Gaines." New York Times Apr. 30.
Nuit Banai. "Art; Youth Maneuvers" One World Feb/Mar.
2003    Holland Cotter. "Art Guide; Last Chance". New York Times Oct. 3.
Liutauras Psibilskis. “Critics Picks: Vilnius” Sep.