Visual Arts Program
 

Wednesday, October 21, 2015 at 7:00 p.m.

FREE

Rachel Adams

Curator's Talk

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Rachel Adams
Curator
UB Art Galleries

Rachel Adams is the newly-appointed Associate Curator for the University at Buffalo Art Galleries. She was most recently the 4th Curator-in-Residence at Disjecta Contemporary Art Center in Portland, OR, curating the 2014-15 season with artists including Andy Coolquitt, Bahar Yurukoglu, Kevin Cooley, and Pablo Rasgado. From 2010 to 2013, she was the Associate Curator of Exhibitions and Public Programs at The Contemporary Austin, curating a number of exhibitions and video projects, including exhibitions with Devon Dikeou, Seher Shah, Amie Siegel and Ragnar Kjartansson. She is the co-founder and co-director with Catherine Gavin and Igor Siddiqui for Field Constructs Design Competition in Austin, which takes place in November of 2015. Prior to moving to Texas, Adams lived in San Francisco and Chicago, curating at Queens Nails Projects and David Cunningham Projects in San Francisco and co-directing Lloyd Dobler Gallery in Chicago from 2006-2008. Her writing has been included in exhibition catalogues for Prospect.3 New Orleans, and the 2012 Texas Prize as well as artforum.com, Art Papers, Art Practical, Modern Painters, and Texas Architect. Adams holds an MA in Exhibition and Museum Studies from the San Francisco Art Institute and a BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Her first exhibition in Buffalo, Splitting Light, opens in September of 2015.