David Adjaye

British, b. 1966

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David Adjaye

British, b. 1966

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Described as an architect with an artist’s sensibility, David Adjaye is well known for his collaborations with contemporary artists and curators such as Chris Ofili, Olafur Eliasson, and Shekhar Kapur. Minimalist in design, his architecture and sculpture focuses on the interplay between space and light. Through this approach, he has been most successful at creating art spaces both private and public to view projections, collections, and the like. Not adhering to a particular style or type of design, Adjaye’s work is extremely relational to context, directly informed by the surrounding environment. His use of material also varies accordingly, ranging from plastic and driftwood to carbon fiber. To him, “there is not a hierarchical difference.”

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Solo show at a major institution
The Studio Museum in Harlem, and 1 more
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Group show at a major institution
The Studio Museum in Harlem
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Reviewed by a major art publication
Artforum, and 1 more
Biography

Described as an architect with an artist’s sensibility, David Adjaye is well known for his collaborations with contemporary artists and curators such as Chris Ofili, Olafur Eliasson, and Shekhar Kapur. Minimalist in design, his architecture and sculpture focuses on the interplay between space and light. Through this approach, he has been most successful at creating art spaces both private and public to view projections, collections, and the like. Not adhering to a particular style or type of design, Adjaye’s work is extremely relational to context, directly informed by the surrounding environment. His use of material also varies accordingly, ranging from plastic and driftwood to carbon fiber. To him, “there is not a hierarchical difference.”

Career Highlights
Learn more about artist insights.
User
Solo show at a major institution
The Studio Museum in Harlem, and 1 more
Group
Group show at a major institution
The Studio Museum in Harlem
Publication
Reviewed by a major art publication
Artforum, and 1 more