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Cameron Rowland in Conversation with Richard Birkett: Wednesday, February 9, 6:00–7:15 p.m. CT
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This event will be live captioned by Communication Access Realtime Translation services.

Join us live for a virtual conversation with artist Cameron Rowland and curator Richard Birkett followed by an audience Q&A.


Cameron Rowland creates work that centers on the material operations of racial capitalism that order everyday life. Rowland’s work relies on a materialist approach to the conditions of production that structure both institutions of subjection as well as their refusal. The work is grounded in a critique of property and the capacity for art to function as a medium of this critique. 

Rowland's work has been exhibited in solo exhibitions at the Institute of Contemporary Arts, London; Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; Galerie Buchholz, Cologne, Germany; Établissement d'en face, Brussels; Kunsthalle Fribourg, Switzerland; Artists Space, New York; and Essex Street/Maxwell Graham, New York. Their work has recently been included in group exhibitions at Mudam, Luxembourg; Museum of Modern Art, New York; and Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, among others. Rowland’s work is held in the collections of the Art Institute of Chicago; the Museum of Modern Art, New York; the Tate Modern, London; and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles. Rowland is a 2019 MacArthur Fellow and currently lives and works in New York.

Richard Birkett is a curator and writer based in Glasgow, United Kingdom. He was chief curator at the Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA), London (2017–2020), curator at Artists Space in New York City (2010–2016), and curator at ICA, London (2007–2010). He has curated exhibitions at institutions including MoMA PS1, New York; Yale Union, Portland, Oregon; the National Gallery of Kosovo, Pristina; and mumok, Vienna. He has worked with Cameron Rowland on exhibition projects at Artists Space in 2016 and ICA, London in 2020. 

Presented in partnership with the Society for Contemporary Art.

Gallery Representation

Essex Street
Galerie Buchholz


Visiting Artist Program: Cameron Rowland
Parker Yamasaki | F Newsmagazine | February 13, 2022

Cameron Rowland’s Property Relations
Simon Wu | Momus | August 16, 2021

All Rise: Cameron Rowland at Essex St
Maya Binyam | Art in America | June 15, 2021

Cameron Rowland’s “Deputies”
Alan Gilbert | Art Agenda | May 27, 2021

No Escape from Empire: Cameron Rowland at London’s ICA
Derica Shields | Frieze Magazine | September 17, 2020

Slavery and the Dehumanization of Modern Life
Martha Buskirk | Hyperallergic | August 1, 2020

Cameron Rowland, ICA London*
Marina Vishmidt | Artforum | April 2020
*This is a library resource that requires ARTIC login

In Cameron Rowland’s ‘D37’ at MOCA, the legacy of slavery takes frightfully familiar forms*
Christopher Knight | Los Angeles Times | January 16, 2019
*This is a library resource that requires ARTIC login

Terence Trouillot | The Brooklyn Rail | March 2016




3 + 4 Will. IV c. 73 at ICA London
Exhibition booklet for Cameron Rowland’s 3 + 4 Will. IV c. 73 at ICA London (January 28 – April 12, 2020).

2019 MacArthur Fellow
Cameron Rowland was awarded a MacArthur “genius” grant in 2019. 

2019 Nomura Emerging Artist Award
Cameron Rowland was awarded the Nomura Emerging Artist Award in 2019. 

91020000 at Artists Space
Exhibition booklet for Cameron Rowland’s 91020000 at Artists Space (January 17 – March 13, 2016).

Visiting Artists Program Lecture Recordings from the Archive
SAIC Visiting Artists Program video and audio lecture recordings (1977–present.) Available with SAIC login credentials.

SAIC Digital Collections: Visiting Artists Program
SAIC Visiting Artists Program publicity archive and audio recordings (1977-98).