image by Kenyon Adams

Kenyon Adams

Kenyon Adams is an interdisciplinary artist and creative director. Through performance-based practices, he seeks to reclaim or expand embodied ways of knowing, towards imagining and constructing sustainable futures. Kenyon’s performance work, PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE, invites audiences to sit, kneel, and chant King’s Letter from Birmingham Jail. His practice is concerned with notions of citizenship, locating pleasure and satisfaction within the scope of justice. For this work, the artist engages text, photography, music and performance; as well as foodways, devised liturgies, and site-specific interventions. COMMUNION, a ritual of nourishment and commemoration, premieres at the Fisher Center in 2022. Kenyon is a Senior Fellow at the Hannah Arendt Center, and founder of FUTURE SOLITUDE, an art series and lifestyle brand that examines and speculates modes and sites of leisure.