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Artist, Curator

Adam Nankervis

  • CountryAustralia
  • Born1958


Adam Nankervis is an artist and curator who has infused social, conceptual and experimental practice in his lived-in nomadic museum, museum MAN, and his ongoing project ‘another vacant space’. His immersion into the experimentation of social sculptural forms and aesthetic collisions are a trademark of his art.

Nankervis was part of the Practice International Stockholm Assembly, an initiative of Casco (Utrecht), Iaspis (Stockholm), and Iniva (Institute of International Visual Arts, London).

In collaboration with David Medalla, Nankervis formed The Mondrian Fan Club, & is the International Coordinator of the London Biennale 2000–2018 which was founded as a free-form artist initiative.Since 1994 he has been the vice-president of David Medalla’s Mondrian Fan Club in New York.

His curatorial practice is infused within his own projects, and singularly exhibited: Johannesburg Biennale 1997, curated by Okwui Enwezor and Gerardo Meesquera; LIFE/LIVE Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville Paris, curated by Hans Ulrich Obrist 1996 Los Angeles Biennale 2001, curated by Koan Baysa; Museum MAN/ Blurprint of The Senses Liverpool Biennale, 2004/ 2006; aFoundation and Arts Council England 2006; Centro Cultural Palacio de la Moneda, Santiago, Chile, curator, Isa Garcia; A Spires Embers, Mystetskyi Arsenal Kiev 2009; ’Isolation’, Izolyatsia Donetsk, Luba Mikhailova, Ukraine 2010; A Wake, Dumbo Arts Center, NYC November 2012; The Peggy Guggenheim Collection 2015; Fundació Joan Miró 2017, Venice Biennale 57, 2017; Lagos Biennale 2017.

Adam Nankervis is currently living in Berlin.

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