Adelita Husni-Bey is an artist and pedagogue interested in anarcho-collectivism, theater, law and urban studies. She organizes gatherings, produces workshops and exhibition work focused on using non-competitive pedagogical models through the framework of contemporary art. Working with activists, architects, jurists, schoolchildren, spoken word poets, actors, urbanists, physical therapists, athletes, teachers and students across different backgrounds the work focuses on articulating the complexity of collectivity under capitalism. Solo exhibitions include: Maktspill Bergen Kunsthall, 2020, Chiron, New Museum, 2019, A Wave in the Well, Sursock Museum, 2016, Playing Truant, Gasworks, 2012. She has participated in Citizenship: A Practice of Society, MCA Denver, 2020, Being: New Photography, MoMA, 2018, Dreamlands, Whitney Museum, 2016, The Eighth Climate, 11th Gwangju Biennale, 2015. Holding workshops and lectures at CalArts, 2020, The New School, 2019, Sussex University, 2011, Sandberg Institute, 2015, amongst other spaces. She is a 2012 Whitney Independent Study Program fellow, a 2020-2022 Vera List Center fellow and has represented Italy at the Venice Biennale of Art, 2017 with a video installation rooted in anti-extractivist struggles.
Adelita Husni-Bey, CHIRON, 2018 (still), 4K, 18:13 min
Adelita Husni-Bey, POSTCARDS FROM THE DESERT ISLAND, 2010-2011 (still), SD video, 22:23 min