Adam Milner’s sprawling, deeply personal practice draws upon exchanges with people, things, and institutions to create and interrogate archives and collections. Through videos, sculptures, drawings, texts, and interventions, Milner examines desire and its relationship to power, conquest, technology, and the body. Approaching materials and spaces that are often off limits, his works reveal and complicate boundaries by involving a processes of negotiation and exchange. He has performed aboard a cruise ship hosted by the app Grindr, collaborated with material engineers at NASA to use experimental lunar concrete, intervened in the archives of Andy Warhol and Clyfford Still, and routinely drawn his boyfriend’s blood. He has exhibited at The Warhol, The Mattress Factory, Museum of Contemporary Art Denver, Aspen Art Museum, Casa Maauad, Galería Mascota, Flux Factory, Florian Christopher Zurich, Gildar Gallery, and David B. Smith Gallery. Milner received an MFA from Carnegie Mellon University (2017), is a recent participant of the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture (2018), and is currently a fellow with Black Cube Nomadic Museum.
This event was first published on October 7, 2019 and last updated on October 30, 2019.