Adam is an artist, writer and curator with a research-practice focussed on critiques of structures of inequality and the speculative envisioning of other ways of being.
Having previously taught Critical and Historical Studies, Adam is now a tutor on the College-wide AcrossRCA unit within the ‘justice, equality and misinformation’ theme.
He is also a visiting tutor in Contemporary art Practice, and leads a group on the School of Arts & Humanities ‘The Urgency of the Arts’ unit.
Adam’s research-practice spans both art practice and written forms. He is currently completing a book entitled ‘Art, Labour, Text, and Radical Care’ which will come out as part of the ‘Routledge Research in Art and Politics’ series in 2023.
His practice is centred on critical reflexivity, reflecting upon the works’, and his own, situating amid social, technological, epistemological and other structures. He explores the possibility of affecting such structures while recognising enmeshment within them.
Recent projects, commissions and exhibitions have taken place with the Serpentine Gallery, the ICA, Tate, Tyneside Cinema, Coventry Biennial, NEoN Digital Arts Festival and digital project space Skelf within the UK.
Internationally, he has exhibited at Yermilov Centre, Izolyatsia and the House of Cinema in Ukraine, and the Adana Archaeological Museum in Turkey.
i-Portunus (Goethe Institute / Creative Europe), 2019
Culture Bridges (British Council / Creative Europe), 2019
Publications, exhibitions and other outcomes
Walker, A. and Sagar, I. (2022) Foreword, In G. Blackshaw and others, ed., I Care by…. London: RCA.
Walker, A. (2021) Caring Carelessly. In G. Blackshaw and S. Kivland, eds., CARE(LESS). London: Ma Bibliothèque.
Walker, A. and McGarry, E. (2018) Special Rights. London: Serpentine Gallery.