Adam Carlin is a social practice artist that lives and works in Greensboro, North Carolina. He is currently the Director of Greensboro Project Space, a contemporary art center at University of North Carolina at Greensboro, and Program Director for the Community Arts Collaborative where he creates and oversees community engaged projects for the College of Visual and Performing Arts, and advances partnerships between the college and the community. He is also co-Founder and co-Director of Creek Colleges, an organization that creates schools on the banks of rivers, lakes, and creeks that are going through active restoration. His work often takes the form of institutes as artworks that enact projects which highlight under-recognized histories, idiosyncratic activities, and public dynamics. Participation and collaboration are integral to his practice and he often work site and situation-specifically. He received a BFA from California College of the Arts and an MFA in Art and Social Practice from Portland State University. 

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Institutes


Projects

Project: Portland City Hall
Institute: Exchange Endowments
Location: Portland, OR

Project: Dick Cartwright’s Pig
Location: Madison, NC

Project: Sunglass Wearing Cupcake
Location: Madison, NC

Project: Exhibitions of Exhibitions
Institute: Greensboro Project Space
Location: Greensboro, NC

Project: Surround School
Institute: Greensboro Project Space
Location: Greensboro, NC

Project: Columbia Slough Creek College Part 1
Institute: Creek College
Location: Portland, OR

Project: GPS Kiosks
Institute: Greensboro Project Space
Location: Greensboro, NC

Project: The Museum
Institute: Obstacle In Obstacle
Location: UC Davis, CA
 

Project: Arthur Creates His First Painting
Institute:  Department of Firsts
Location: Berlin, Germany

Project: Free Massage and Social Practice Lesson
Institute:  Greensboro Project Space
Location: Greensboro, NC

Project: Columbia Slough Creek College Part 2
Institute: Creek College
Location: Portland, OR

Project: Johnson Creek College
Institute: Creek College
Location: Portland, OR
 

Project: Political Cartoon Karaoke
Institute: Greensboro Project Space
Location: Greensboro, NC

Project: Some Thing Grounded
Institute: Some Thing Spacious
Location: Oakland, CA

Project: Tips For Traveling Light
Institute: Some Thing Spacious
Location: Oakland, CA

Project: GPS Correspondents
Institute: Greensboro Project Space
Location: Greensboro, NC

Project: Becoming and Going
Institute: Steele Hall Gallery Program
Location: Greensboro, NC

Project: Data Drafting
Location: Portland, OR

Project: Know Parade
Location: Portland, OR

Project: States of Incarceration Art Incubator
Institute: Greensboro Project Space
Location: Greensboro, NC

Project: Wishing Well
Institute: Greensboro Project Space
Location: Greensboro, NC

Project: Luca Sees The Pacific Ocean For the First Time
Institute:  Department of Firsts
Location: Berlin, Germany