The Whitney Museum of American Art
has announced its curators for the 2021 Whitney Biennial. David Breslin and Adrienne Edwards, both currently members of the museum’s curatorial staff, will co-curate the mega show.
The Whitney Biennial is one of the major events in the American art world, and it strives to be a microcosm of its cultural moment. “Each Biennial is a reflection of the cultural and social moment as it intersects with the passions, perspectives, and tastes of the curators,” Adam D. Weinberg, director of the Whitney, said in a statement on Monday.
David Breslin first joined the museum in 2016 as curator and director of the collection, though he’ll be transitioning this month to a new role as curator and director of curatorial initiatives. Prior to his work at the Whitney, he worked for the Menil Drawing Institute in Houston and at the Clark Art Institute
in Williamstown, Massachusetts. Adrienne Edwards has been the museum’s curator of performance since 2018; before that she served as curator of the New York nonprofit Performa
and as a curator at the Walker Art Center
In his statement, Weinberg added: