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