Sunday, January 1, 2017

Long Winter Yr 5 Vol 2 - Jan 6, 2017

I'm going to be exhibiting recent video work at the upcoming Long Winter this Friday, January 6 at the Gladstone. Info here.


My work was featured in an arthistorian article about precarity in the Toronto art world written by Alex Raponi.

You can read it here.

Queer Still Life part I, video, 2016

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Public Parking Interview

A few month back while on the Emerging Artist Research Residency in Windsor I met up with Luther Konadu of Public Parking and we chatted about my practice.

Full interview here.

Photo by Rebecca Welbourn, ft. James Turrell at the Mattress Factory

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Fear of a Queer Planet: an exhibition of new works opening August 18th at the Whitehouse

I'm excited to announce my upcoming solo exhibition:

The White House presents ‘Fear of a Queer Planet’, an exhibition of recent works by Toronto-based artist Adrienne Crossman

August 18-21, 2016
Opening Reception: Thursday, August 18 7-10pm
Gallery hours: 12-5pm Friday through Sunday

‘Fear of a Queer Planet’ presents a collection of multidisciplinary work that questions what constitutes a ‘queer’ object, time or space, and what it looks like to navigate these spaces that exist between seemingly concrete social binaries. Inspired by Michael Warner’s writing in the 1993 text of the same title, in which Warner critiques the Pioneer Plaque conceived of by Carl Sagan and sent out into Space in the early 1970’s by NASA as representing a white, able-bodied, hetero-normative and singular version of humanity, Crossman’s work contemplates queer alternatives. Crossman’s practice aims to create feelings of queerness by disrupting conceptions of ‘normal’ and ‘natural’, bringing to light objects, individuals and spaces that challenge these categories.

Referencing nostalgic toys from the mid to late 90’s such the Furby™ released by Tiger Electronics in 1998 and the Tamagotchi™ released in 1996 by Bandai, the objects are re-contextualized through the lense of queer and feminist theory, taking the shape of physical sculptures, 3D renderings and illustrations. Through the re-contextualization (read: queering) of these familiar objects into something other, one may reflect on the possibility that a ‘queer’ feeling, sensibility or aesthetic impalpably pulses between binary categories that construct and oppress our perception of human life, highlighting the ubiquitous nature of queerness in the everyday, challenging the validity of these taxonomies (male/female, synthetic/real) altogether.

This exhibition acknowledges the generous support of the Toronto Arts Council and the City of Toronto.

Wednesday, August 3, 2016


– Jean Baudrillard, “Simulacra and Simulation”, 1981

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Wednesday, June 29, 2016

[the] aura

– Hito Steyerl, “In Defence of the Poor Image”, 2009

Thrd installment from my digital residency over at Studio Beat