In conjunction with his first solo museum exhibition, Formulating a Plot, Miami-based artist Adler Guerrier will discuss his work with contemporary art historian and critic Elvan Zabunyan.
Zabunyan will delve into the artist’s practice through her research interests in postcolonial theories, cultural studies and black diaspora reflected in contemporary art. Guerrier’s work practice takes on subjects such as the flâneur, radical movements of the 1960s, African-American history and Miami’s urban environment.
Adler Guerrier (b. 1975, Port-au-Prince, Haiti) moved to Miami with his family when he was twelve, where he continues to live and work. He earned his BFA at the New World School of the Arts in Miami. He has previously exhibited at Miami Art Museum; the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; the Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami; the Studio Museum in Harlem, New York; Tate Liverpool, England; and the Bass Museum of Art, Miami Beach. His work can be found in the permanent collections of Pérez Art Museum Miami, the Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami and the Studio Museum in Harlem.
Elvan Zabunyan (b. 1968, Paris) is an art historian and art critic based in Paris. She is Professor at the Rennes University, Britanny, France, and director of the Curatorial Program in the Art History Department. Her current research focuses on a redefinition of contemporary art history through postcolonial theories and the genealogy of cultural displacement; she also works on feminist art and theory of the 1970s. She is the author of many essays on contemporary visual arts in and she has published, among others, Black is a Color: A History of Contemporary African American Art (2004-05) and Theresa Hak Kyung Cha, Berkeley, 1968 (2013). ?