CV

b. 1981, Traverse City, Michigan.
Lives/works in Los Angeles (USA) and in Berlin (DE).

EDUCATION

2007
California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, CA
M.F.A. in Studio Art and in Critical Studies.
CalArts Scholarship (2005-07)

2003
The University of Chicago, Chicago, IL
B.A. with Honors in Human Development and with Honors in Visual Arts.
Halperin Scholar (1999 – 2003), Dean’s List (1999 – 2003), Metcalf Scholar (2001), Foreign Language Acquisition Grant (2002), The Louis Sudler Prize in the Performing and Creative Arts (2003)

AWARDS AND FELLOWSHIPS

2014
Center for Cultural Innovation – ARC Grantee, Los Angeles
Akademie Schloss Solitude Cooperation Fellow, Stuttgart, Germany
Salem2Salem Fellow, Schloss Salem, Bodensee, Germany

2012-13
Akademie Schloss Solitude Fellow, Video/ Film/ New Media Fellow, Stuttgart, Germany

2011
Creative Capacity Fund Grant, Center for Cultural Innovation, San Francisco
I-Park Foundation, Moving Image/ Performance Fellow, East Haddam, Connecticut

2010
California Community Foundation Visual Arts Fellow
Digital Arts Studios, International Artist-in-Residence, Belfast, Northern Ireland
I-Park Foundation, Moving Image Fellow, East Haddam, Connecticut

2006
Second Place, Decadal Juried Art Show, Dennos Museum of Art, Traverse City, Michigan

SELECT SOLO AND TWO-PERSON EXHIBITIONS, PERFORMANCES, SCREENINGS, AND BOOKS

2017
FIRST ASSIGNMENT to Inauguration by Danielle Adair, Veggie Cloud, Los Angeles (performance and screening)
[forthcoming] Caution bomb, New York (artist book)

2015
And I Think I Like It., Akademie Schloss Solitude Edition Solitude – Projektiv Series, Stuttgart, Germany (artist book)

2014
Caution Baum, an opera by Danielle Adair, Musikhochschule, Stuttgart (performance)
Danielle Adair – selections from And I Think I Like It., curated by Jeff Cain, UCR Culver Center for the Arts, Culver Digital Mural Jumbotron, Riverside, California (exhibition)
On the Rocks, In the Land, featuring interview with curator Ciara Ennis, Pitzer College Art Galleries, Claremont, California (artist book)
Danielle Adair – And I Think I Like It., Akademie Schloss Solitude, Stuttgart (exhibition)

2013
Danielle Adair – On the Rocks, In the Land, Pitzer Art Galleries, Claremont, California (exhibition)
Danielle Adair at KUNST FREITAG, The Kiesel and the KUNST-BUS, Friedrichshafen, Germany (performance and installation)
Danielle Adair & Natalie Häusler, curated by Gladys-Katherina Hernando, Infernoesque, Berlin (exhibition)
Danielle Adair – And I Think I Like It., Human Resources, Los Angeles (performance)
Danielle Adair – Pre-game Sound, guest show, KChung Radio, Los Angeles (Jan 25) http://archive.kchungradio.org/2013-01-25/danielleadair_pregamesound.2013-01-25.mp3 (performance)

2012
Danielle Adair with Shekhan in performance, invited by Eve Fowler, to The Artist’s Studio@One Colorado, Pasadena (performance and exhibition)
Danielle Adair – And I Think I Like It., Monte Vista Projects, Los Angeles (performance and exhibition)
Danielle Adair – HEADTalks at Black Box, part of the PST Performance and Public Art Festival, Los Angeles (performance)
Danielle Adair – Don’t Think Once Again on KChung Radio, for Perform Now! Chinatown, Los Angeles (July 21) http://archive.kchungradio.org/2012-07-21-perform_chinatown/danielle_adair-dont_think_once_again-07.21.2012.mp3 (performance)
Danielle Adair, Arts District Downtown WinterFest, Los Angeles (performance)

2011
Danielle Adair on Ear Meal, sound art webcast from laARTstream, Los Angeles https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3YLRLxDAhvs (performance)
Some People Are Without Guitar, part of the Library of Sacred Technologies collection, designed by Tanya Rubbak, Los Angeles (artist book)

2009
First Assignment, Sea & Space Explorations, Los Angeles (performance and screening)
From JBAD, Lessons Learned, Les Figues Press, Los Angeles (artist book)
From JBAD, Lessons Learned, The Velaslavasay Panorama, Los Angeles (performance and book launch)
Coverlands, Work Space, Los Angeles (exhibition)

2008
Danielle Adair and Garrett Caples, Machine Project, Los Angeles (performance)
The Queen Schmooquan “Say My Name” Show with Danielle Adair, BetaLevel, Los Angeles (performance)

2007
“Sex and Rage” and Responsibility and March 17th and “The Documents of 20th Century Art” and Texas Holdem and Art Groupies and Walter Hopps and Tripods and “That’s Hot” and War Protest and Theory, D301 Gallery, California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, California (exhibition)

SELECT GROUP EXHIBITIONS, PERFORMANCES, AND SCREENINGS

2018
MANIFESTO: A Modest Proposal, curated by Ciara Ennis, Pitzer College Art Galleries, Claremont, CA

2017
LA Road Concert, Los Angeles
Grand Rapids Feminist Film Festival, Grand Rapids, Michigan
Desert Poetry, organized by Harmony Holiday, Feliz Lucia Molina, Joseph Mosconi, and Ben Segal, Landers Cabin, Landers, California

2016
Modern Arts and Crafts, curated by Astri Swendsrud, Eastside International, Los Angeles

2014
Salem2Salem, Schloss Salem, Bodensee, Germany
Decided Indecisiveness, screening curated by Claudia Gehre, Akademie Schloss Solitude, Stuttgart
Art Meets Science, curated by Katrin Wolf, Römerstraße Project Space, Stuttgart
“selections from From JBAD, Lessons Learned“ in Heaps of Language, curated by John Berdel, KChung Radio (April 12) http://archive.kchungradio.org/2014-04-12-Heaps_of_Language/Danielle_Adair-from_JBAD_excerpt-04-12-2014.mp3
Openaries, a project by Anna Mayer and Laura Aldridge, Glasgow International, Glasgow, UK

2013
SHIPWRECKED, Night Gallery, Los Angeles
Chronicles of Work, Akademie Schloss Solitude, Stuttgart
Long Night of the Museums, Römerstraße Project Space, Stuttgart
Night of 100 or 80 Flurries: Danielle Adair, Andrew Choate, and Members of the Lunar Light Orchestra, BetaLevel, Los Angeles
The Wood Anniversary, Elephant Art Space, Los Angeles

2012
Contested Territories, curated by Miguel Amado, Dorsky Gallery, New York
GROT-OH performance night, Bruno Glint Gallery, London
In Our Backyard, curated by Marlene Perronet, Bettina Lehmann, and Juliane Beck, Spinnerei, Leipzig
Art Platform and Co/Lab, Infernoesque booth, Los Angeles
The Subterraneans, Torrance Art Museum, Torrance, California
Casual Dancing, a project by Bianca D’Amico and Greg Curtis, Elephant Art Space, Los Angeles
Perform Wow, Small Forms Space, Perform Now! Chinatown, Los Angeles
THE SERIES XIII: Summer Solstice, The Standard Rooftop, Los Angeles
Write Thing reading series, Medaille College, Buffalo, New York
4th Annual Homoerotic Valentine’s Day Reading, Five Points Reading Series, Workspace, Los Angeles
Reading: An Installation, Les Figues Authors, Palos Verdes Arts Center, Palos Verdes

2011
Nothing to Declare, Vargas Museum, Manila, Philippines
“I Am Responsible” at Mrs. Porter’s Salon at Occupy Los Angeles, Los Angeles
“Some People Are Without Guitar” with drummer Corey Fogel, as part of the Sunset Blvd LA Road Concert, Los Angeles and New York
30 Under 30: An Anthology of Innovative Fiction, Center for Fiction, New York
Eternal Telethon, BELLYFLOP Gallery, Los Angeles
Chain Letter, Shoshana Wayne Gallery, Santa Monica
Summer Soul Sis, Jaus Gallery, Los Angeles
12:12 Song, Actual Size, Los Angeles
“Two Shoes Many Hats” with project collaborator Jun’ichiro Ishii, Galerie White Project, Paris
Signify, Sanctify, Believe, Public Fiction, Los Angeles
The Open Daybook, Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, Los Angeles

2010
“The Way of Progress” in the ArcheTime: Cross-Disciplinary Conference and Festival, EFA Project Space / WIX Lounge / SET Gallery, New York
Chasing Shadows, curated by Vincent Ramos, The Onion, Los Angeles
Eternal Telethon, Machine Project, Los Angeles
“We Are Mired In Clouds” at the Silverlake Jubilee Festival, Los Angeles
The Al-Mutanabbi Street Starts Here memorial reading, Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles

2009
1969, curated by Vincent Ramos, Dan Graham Gallery, Los Angeles
Welcome To Fake Iraq, Angels Gate Cultural Center, Los Angeles
“The Space Between Presidents” as part of the Washington Blvd LA Road Concert, Los Angeles

2008
Interrupt, Intervene! Art as Social Practice Conference, University of California – Santa Cruz, California
Ornament is a Crime, Gallery 1927, Los Angeles
Hollywould, LA Freewaves Festival, Los Angeles
Exchange Rate 2008, Remy’s, Los Angeles
Just How Does A Patriot Act, Orange County Center for Contemporary Art, Santa Ana
Cologne OFF Video Festival, Cologne, Germany
Fake Afghanistan Video Night, Sea & Space Explorations, Los Angeles
“For Sale” as part of the San Fernando LA Road Concert, Los Angeles
Future Potentials and Ex-Nons, BetaLevel, Los Angeles
GLARE Quarterly Launch at the Museum of Contemporary Art – PDC, Los Angeles
SoundinSpace, Sea & Space Explorations, Los Angeles
Possible Impossible Dimension, Eagle Rock Center for the Arts, Los Angeles

2007
Late Night Snack, BetaLevel, Los Angeles
TrenchArt: Parapets, Beyond Baroque, Los Angeles
Les Figues at West Hollywood Book Fair, Los Angeles
Les Figues at The Smell, Los Angeles
“Corteania” in Conduction in the Catacombs, Artists’ Television Access and 21 Grand, San Francisco
The Morel Story, Eveningside Drive, Val Verde, California
For Ever, curated by Eungie Joo and Clara Kim, 915 Mateo, Los Angeles
Next Words, REDCAT, Los Angeles
Next Words, High Energy Constructs Gallery, Los Angeles
The Powder Room, Track 16 Gallery, Los Angeles
Lights, Camera, Actions, Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, Los Angeles
Exquisite Acts and Everyday Rebellions, California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, California
The Juice Is Loose, 507 Rose Gallery, Los Angeles

SELECT PUBLICATIONS

2016
“168 Hours In Northern Michigan,” by Tod Wodicka, Photography by Danielle Adair, TANK Magazine, Issue 69, London

2015
“Los Angeles” in the Solitude Atlas, Edition Solitude, Stuttgart, Germany
“Haver” in TrenchArt Monographs: Hurry Up Please It’s Time, edited by Teresa Carmody and Vanessa Place, Les Figues Press, Los Angeles
#15 Los Angeles featured on the Akademie Schloss Solitude Blog (May 4)

2014
Artwork for RoToR #13 – Encounters, edited by Esther Salmona, Sarah Tritz, and Anne Kawala, Paris
work featured in Die Lustige Grube, Infernoesque catalogue, Berlin
“Bahnhof” in Because of Solitude, Edition Solitude, Stuttgart
“I Can Feel Your Teeth” featured in It’s My Decision, Flying Object, USA
Nothing to Declare: 2011 Manila, exhibition catalog curated by Flaudette May Datuin, Precious Leano, and Josephine Turalba, Manila, Philippines

2013
“Writing by Vanessa Place and by Danielle Adair,” Public Access #5, a project by Nicholas Grider

2012
“The Way of Progress” in [out of nothing] Edition #0
“Real Concerns” in The People’s Microphony Songbook, a project by Elana Mann, Los Angeles
“Hope May” in Telephone Book, a project by Brian Stefans, Los Angeles

2011
“excerpts from Selma,” in Thirty Under Thirty, Starcherone Books, Buffalo
“What Do You Do” in 03 LIMITS edition, Allotrope Press, Belfast
“APT: Art Performance Text” in Imaginary Syllabi, Palm Press, Los Angeles
“Studio Visits” for The Institute of Wishful Thinking, Momenta Art, New York

2010
“7 SEP” in The Daybook Project organized by David P. Earle, Printed Matter, New York
“I Am Responsible” in Manana por la Manana, designed by Tanya Rubbak, Printed Matter, New York
“Residual-Bonus” in Casebook Series, ValeVeil, Stockholm

2009
“excerpts from Selma,” in You’ve Probably Read This Before: An Alumni Anthology from CalArts MFA Writing Program, Los Angeles

2008
“What does WAR stand for?” in GLARE Quarterly, Portland, Oregon
“No. II, III, V” in Poetry Sz, New Zealand
“Bibliography” in Chronometry, Los Angeles
“The Morel Story” in Eveningside Drive Catalogue, Val Verde, California
Series Cover Artist for the TrenchArt: Parapet Series from Les Figues Press, Los Angeles

2007
“Chen Xiaoyun at MC Gallery” in Afterall Online, Los Angeles
“Art Talk” in Next Words, Los Angeles
“The Haver” in TrenchArt: Parapets, Les Figues Press, Los Angeles

SELECT BIBLIOGRAPHY

2016
Interview with Danielle Adair, on The Art World Demystified, Hosted by Brainard Carey, Yale University Radio (September 8)
Interview with Artist Danielle Adair, by James Diaz, for Anti-Heroin Chic (September)
ArtRx LA, by Matt Stromberg, Hyperallergic (March 1)

2014
Painting on a Radio Canvas: KCHUNG Gives Los Angeles Artists a Voice on the Airwaves, by Jori Finkel, The New York Times (February 27)
Danielle Adair on Riffin’ with Max Maslansky, hour-long artist interview, KCHUNG radio (February 17)
Natur und Kunst, Poesie und Politik – Der Sommer in Stuttgart: Die Videokünstlerin Danielle Adair gestaltet ihr erstes Musiktheater, by Susanne Benda, Stuttgarter Nachrichten, Germany (June 5)
And I Think I Like It., Akademie Schloss Solitude Blog (May 23)
Akademie Solitude Multimedial und thematisch vielfältig präsentieren sich drei Stipendiatinnen, by Dietrich Heißenbüttel, Stuttgarter Zeitung, Germany (May 16)
Von einsamen und gemeinsamen Performances, by Christel and Helmut Voith, Schwäbische Zeitung, Germany (August 24)
Eine Unterschrift hörbar machen, by Jens Sikeler, Südkurier, Germany (August 21)
Kulturaustausch im Zeppelin-Museum, by Miriam Schröder, Südkurier, Germany (August 13)
Furiose Eröffnung von „Salem2Salem“: 24 Künstler arbeiten drei Wochen lang auf Schloss Spetzgart, by Ingeborg Kunze, Schwäbische Zeitung (August 10)
Projekt „salem2salem“ startet mit 24 Künstlern, by Angela Körner-Armbruster, Südkurier, Germany (August 7)

2013
Interview with Danielle Adair by Jacques Derrida, for the OON #0 print publication, [outward from nothingness] (March)

2012
Stipendiatin auf Schloss Solitude Auf der Suche nach Augenblicken, by Knut Krohn, Stuttgarter Zeitung, Germany (December 5)
Word Is A Virus: A Studio Visit with Danielle Adair, Art21 Blog by Carol Cheh (July)

2010
Chasing Shadows in Another Righteous Transfer, by Carol Cheh (December)
Notes on Looking, by Geoff Tuck (July)

2009
From JBAD, Lessons Learned, reviewed in Molossus (December)
We Are Mire In A Kind of Stalemate, reviewed in Another Righteous Transfer, by Carol Cheh (December)
The Art of War: Two CalArts Alumni Engage with and Respond to the Conflict in the Mideast
and Alumni Profile: Danielle Adair (MFA ’07), by Cathy Akers, CalArts Alumni Magazine (November)
From JBAD, Lessons Learned, reviewed in BadTexas (November)
Coverlands as part of The Ups and Downs Installation Series, essays by Holly Myers, Mathew Timmons, Stan Apps, and Danielle Adair (March)

2008
Afghanistan Journey by Danielle Adair, by Bob Downs, The Northern Express, Traverse City, Michigan (November)

2007
Happenings magazine, Fall edition, California Institute of the Arts
The Powder Room exhibition catalogue, Track 16 Gallery & Smart Art Press, Western Witch Publishing
Post-fair; Post-auction Hang-over, by Andrew Bernadini, uber.com
A Show of Their Own, by Lea Lion, Los Angeles Downtown News (June 18)
Equisite Acts and Everyday Rebellions: Feminist Writers Reading, The Museum of Contemporary Art website in conjunction with WACK!

LECTURES, TEACHING, AND EXPERIENCE

2015-16
Assistant to Director, Richard Telles Fine Art, Los Angeles

2014
Guest Composer, Musikhochschule, Stuttgart

2013
Artist Talk, Pitzer College, Claremont, California
Guest Lecturer, Scripps College, Claremont, California
Artist Talk, Musikhochschule, Stuttgart
Film-video workshop, Freie Kunstakademie Baden-Wurttemberg, Fellbach, Germany
Artist Talk, Dorsky Gallery, New York
Guest Artist, Advanced Art classes (month-long), Pilgrim School, Los Angeles

2012
Visiting Writer, Creative Writing course, Medaille College, Buffalo, New York
Resident Artist/Programming Board, Elephant Art Space, Los Angeles (2011 – 2012)

2011
Artist Talk, Creative Non-Fiction course, Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island
“Inside the Cover—Outside the Book: Life, Literature, and Art Beyond the MFA,” CalArts Visting Artist Series, School of Critical Theory
“Yield Event,” CalArts, School of Critical Theory

2010
Artist talk, The University of Ulster, Belfast, Northern Ireland
Alumni Panel, CalArts, School of Critical Theory
Associate Producer, Company Wide Shut, Los Angeles (September 2008 – February 2010)

2009
Contributor to BigOther, online literary blog (December 2009 – November 2010)
Administrative Coordinator, The Institute for Figuring, Los Angeles

2008
&Now Conference of Innovative Literature and Art, Chapman University, Orange, California
Association of Writers and Writing Programs Conference, New York City
English Instructor, The Language Institute, Pasadena (November 2007 – May 2008)

2007-08
Writing Teaching Assistant for Professor Maggie Nelson, Community Arts Partnership Summer Arts program, Los Angeles

2007
Guest Instructor, Post-Foundation, CalArts School of Art, Valencia, California
Sales Associate for Art Catalogues at MOCA, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles

2006-07
Writing Arts Instructor, California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, California
Teaching Assistant for Professor Anoka Faruqee, California Institute of the Arts, Valencia
Associate Editor/ Catalogue Designer, Les Figues Press, Los Angeles
Student Representative, CalArts MFA Writing Department, Valencia