Cameron Rowland, 91020000, Artists Space, New York, New York, 2016.
Installation view.
Courtesy of the artist and Maxwell Graham/Essex Street, New York.
A conversation with the artist and curator Richard Birkett

Cameron Rowland

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Cameron Rowland (American, born 1988) creates work that centers on the material operations of racial capitalism that order everyday life. Rowland’s work relies on a materialist approach to the conditions of production that structure both institutions of subjection as well as their refusal. The work is grounded in a critique of property, and the capacity for art to function as a medium of this critique.

Rowland’s work has been exhibited in solo exhibitions at the Institute of Contemporary Arts, London; Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; Kunsthalle Fribourg, Switzerland; and Artists Space, New York, among others. Their work has recently been included in group exhibitions at Mudam, Luxembourg; Museum of Modern Art, New York; and Museum of Fine Art, Houston; as well as others. Rowland is a 2019 MacArthur fellow and currently lives and works in New York.

Cameron Rowland. Deputies, 2021. Maxwell Graham/Essex Street, New York, New York, installation view. Courtesy of the artist and Maxwell Graham/Essex Street, New York.

Richard Birkett is a curator and writer based in Glasgow, UK. He was Chief Curator at the Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA), London (2017-2020), Curator at Artists Space in New York (2010-2016), and Curator at ICA, London (2007-2010). He has curated exhibitions at institutions including MoMA PS1, New York; Yale Union in Portland, Oregon; the National Gallery of Kosovo, Pristina; and mumok, Vienna. He has worked with Cameron Rowland on exhibition projects at Artists Space in 2016 and ICA, London in 2020. 

Cameron Rowland. 3 & 4 Will. IV c.73, 2020. Institute of Contemporary Arts, London, U.K. Courtesy of the artist and Maxwell Graham/Essex Street, New York.

Presented in partnership with the School of the Art Institute of Chicago’s Visiting Artists Program.

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Cameron Rowland, 91020000, Artists Space, New York, New York, 2016. Installation view. Courtesy of the artist and Maxwell Graham/Essex Street, New York.