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Adrian Blackwell

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Spanning photography, video, sculpture, urban theory, and design, Adrian Blackwell’s practice responds to the political and economic forces inscribed in physical spaces. His work often consists of interventions that directly address pressing urban issues, exposing the powers and interests that shape the city. His projects unfold in conjunction with research focused on the local and global effects of neoliberal urbanization, the disappearance of public and affordable housing in North America, and the inherent paradoxes of urban space. Blackwell’s work has been exhibited at artist-run centers and public institutions across Canada, at the 2005 Shenzhen Biennale, the 2011 Chengdu Biennale, and the Architectural Association, London. He will participate in the inaugural 2019 Toronto Biennial of Art. He has taught architecture and urbanism at Chongqing University (China), the University of Michigan, Harvard University, and the University of Toronto, and he is currently an assistant professor at the University of Waterloo (Canada).

Born 1966, Toronto, Canada; lives and works in Toronto, Canada