David Adamo | the artist
The artist David Adamo
Born 1979, Rochester, New York, USA.
Lives and works in Berlin, Germany.
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makes collaborative projects, performances and installations have been shown in New York at The Kitchen, Swiss Institute-Contemporary Art, Andrew Kreps Gallery, Deitch Projects, Spencer Brownstone Gallery and Art in General. Internationally he has shown at Peres Projects – Athens, Zendi MoMA – Shanghai, Palais de Tokyo – Paris, Klink & Bang – Iceland, Impulstanz – Vienna and Kunstverein – Hanover…He collaborates regularly with Maria Hassabi, Michael Portnoy, The micro-explorers club, The Foreign Culture Institute and Invasionistas…
David Adamos installations often incorporate proplike objects and suggest performance acts and scenarios. Part of an untitled ongoing series, this installation comprises conventionally masculine toolsan ax, an arrow, and a knifeas well as a pair of scissors, lodged into the wall as if they were forcibly thrown in an act of violence.
This installation forms a constellation of diverse objects into which the artist allocates distinct degrees of power, conjuring symbols of decadence in opposition to power stripped-bare. The work can be seen as the residue of a performance as the artists practice has been informed extensively by his work in the worlds of dance and performance. The assemblage takes shape through the artists attention to movement and the body as the objects take their place within the space…