Sam Fox School Public Lecture Series : Adrienne Edwards Lecture

November 2, 2023
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

When: Thursday, November 2nd, 2023

Time: 5:30PM

Where: Steinberg Auditorium


Adrienne Edwards is among an international array of creative professionals who will discuss their work for the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts at Washington University in St. Louis’ fall Public Lecture Series.

Uniting WashU’s academic units in art, architecture and design with its nationally renowned Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum, the Sam Fox School brings an interdisciplinary approach to contemporary issues and challenges, from sustainable design and digital technologies to the importance of strengthening local communities.

The fall Public Lecture Series will highlight themes relating to climate, urbanism and cultural politics.


Adrienne Edwards is a curator, scholar, and writer with a focus on artists of the African diaspora and the global South. She is Curator at Performa and also a PhD candidate in performance studies at New York University, where she is a Corrigan Doctoral Fellow. Edwards’s research interpolates visual and time-based art, experimental dance, critical race theory, feminist theory, and post-structuralist philosophy. She has curated and co-organized numerous performance art projects, including Rashid Johnson’s first live work, Dutchman, A Performa Commission, Dave McKenzie’s All the King’s horses…none of his men; Senga Nengudi, Untitled (RSVP), Clifford Owens’s Five Days Worth; Fluxus founding member Benjamin Patterson’s first retrospective concert Action as Composition; and Pope.L’s Cage Unrequited; among others. Edwards is a contributor to numerous exhibition catalogues and art publications—including ArtforumArt in AmericaRepetition in Adam Pendleton’s Time-Based Art for the Museum of Modern Art, Clifford Owens: Anthology for MoMA PS1, Performa 11 for Performa, Fore for the Studio Museum in Harlem, Better Days: A Mickalene Thomas Art Experiment for Absolut Art Bureau, The Crucible of Relation: Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company’s Transgressions in Dance and Visual Art for Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, Wangechi Mutu for the Museum of Contemporary Art Sydney, and Wangechi Mutu: Nguva and Nyoka for Victoria Miro Gallery—and is performance reviews editor for the journal of feminist theory Women & Performance.


This event is a cosponsorship with the Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum.