Monday March 14, 2022, 16:00-18:00 – Media School Meeting Room (2nd Floor, Italian Stairs)
Adam Khalil on A.C.I.D. (Anti-Cinematic Insurrectionary Directing)
With a prankster’s side-eye and biting critique, Adam Khalil’s work breaks and bends linear time and weaves narrative, documentary, and experimental forms together with humor and unapologetic political inquiry to address the ongoing trauma of colonization. His practice involves multiple collaborations. A member of the Ojibway Tribe, he is a core contributor to New Red Order, an interdisciplinary “public secret society” that co-produces video, performance, and installation works confronting obstacles to Indigenous growth. He is a co-founder of COUSIN, an Indigenous-led non-profit collective created to provide support for Indigenous artists who expand the moving image through experimentation. Khalil presents a personally curated collection of past and future work samples to introduce their collaborative process, discuss the necessity and fallacy of political art making, and more.
Adam Khalil, a member of the Ojibway tribe, is a filmmaker and artist from Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan, whose practice attempts to subvert traditional forms of image-making through humor, relation, and transgression. Khalil is a core contributor to New Red Order and a co-founder of COUSINS Collective. Khalil’s work has been exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art, Sundance Film Festival, Walker Arts Center, Lincoln Center, Tate Modern, HKW, Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit, Toronto Biennial 2019 and Whitney Biennial 2019, among other institutions. Upcoming exhibitions will be held at Kunsthal Charlottenborg in Copenhagen and Spike Island in Bristol. Khalil is the recipient of various fellowships and grants, including but not limited to a 2021 Creative Capital Award, Herb Alpert Award, Sundance Art of Nonfiction, Jerome Artist Fellowship, Cinereach and the Gates Millennium Scholarship.