Adler Guerrier creates visual dialogue between a wunderkammer of materials and techniques. Guerrier improvises between form and function to nimbly subvert space and time in constructions of race, ethnicity, class, and culture. He calls upon the democratizing nature of collage and the authority of formal composition to designate to art history an axis of contemporary identity critique. Often chronicling the hybridity and juxtaposition in his immediate environs, Guerrier practices a contemporary flaneurie in an impending age of post-demography.
Adler Guerrier was born in Port-au-Prince, Haiti and lives and works in Miami, FL, where he received a BFA at the New World School of the Arts. Guerrier recently had a solo exhibition at Perez Art Museum Miami, Miami, FL. He has exhibited work at Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, Miami, FL; The Bass Museum of Art, Miami, FL; Harn Musem of Art, Gainesville, FL; and The Whitney Biennial 2008. His works can be found in public collections including the Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami, and the Studio Museum in Harlem, NY. His work has appeared in Art Forum, Art in America, The New York Times and ARTNews, among others.
Born 1975 in Port-au-Prince, Haiti; lives and works in Miami, Florida
BFA, University of Florida/New World School of the Arts Miami, Florida
Adler Guerrier: Wander and Errancies, Crisp-Ellert Art Museum, St. Augustine, FL
Adler Guerrier: Conditions and Forms for blck Longevity, California African American Museum, Los Angeles, CA
Deployed, Conditional, and Limited Utopia, David Castillo Gallery, Miami Beach, FL
Adler Guerrier: Formulating a Plot, Perez Art Museum Miami, Miami, FL
Decolonizing the “Cold” War, Africavenir, Berlin, Germany
Here, Place the Lever., David Castillo Gallery, Miami, Florida
Adler Guerrier, Art & Culture Center of Hollywood, Hollywood, Florida
Everyday Travails, David Castillo Gallery
Blck, Red & Tang, Newman-Popiashvili Gallery, New York, New York
Adler Guerrier: loss/entry/return, Fredric Snitzer Gallery, Miami, Florida
Adler Guerrier, Project Room, Locust Projects, Miami, Florida
New Work: Castaneda & Guerrier, Miami Art Museum, Florida
Ducks Specks on the Sea Contemporary Sculpture from the French Carribean & Haiti, Little Haiti Cultural Complex, Miami, FL
Claimed for Living for Love and Trouble, For Freedoms Billboard, Miami, FL
13th Havana Biennial, Havana, Cuba
Relational Undercurrents: Contemporary Art of the Caribbean Archipelago, Portland Museum of Art, Portland, OR
HAPPY!, NSU Art Museum, Fort Lauderdale, FL
Notices in a Mutable Terrain, curated by Adler Guerrier, Atchugarry Art Center, Miami, FL
Between the Legible and the Opaque: Approaches to an Ideal in Place, Bakehouse Art Complex, Miami, FL
Smoke and Mirrors, Torrance Art Museum, Torrance, CA
The World’s Game: Futbol and Contemporary Art, Perez Art Museum, Miami, FL
Relational Undercurrents: Contemporary Art of the Caribbean Archipelago, Wallach Art Gallery, Columbia University, New York, NY
Dust Specks on the Sea: Contemporary Sculpture from the French Caribbean & Haiti, Hunter East Harlem Gallery, New York, NY
Person of the Crowd: The Contemporary Art of Flânerie, The Barnes Foundation, Philadelphia, PA
In-visibilité Ostentatoire, Fondation Clément, Martinique, France
MemoryLab, HistoryMiami Museum, Miami, FL
Champions: Caribbean Artists Breaking Boundaries in South Florida, The Armory Art Center, West Palm Beach, FL
Relational Undercurrents: Contemporary Art of the Caribbean Archipelago, Museum of Latin American Art, Los Angeles, CA
Home/s, Extra Virgin Press, Miami, FL
Florida Dreaming, Schmidt Center Gallery, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, FL
Florida Prize in Contemporary Art, Orlando Museum of Art, Orlando, FL
Atlanta Biennial, Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, Atlanta, GA
100+ Degrees in the Shade, A Survey of South Florida, Miami, FL
Global Positioning Systems: Uses of History, Perez Art Museum Miami, Miami, FL
From Within and Without: The History of Haitian Photography, NSU Art Museum, Fort Lauderdale, FL
DCG Summer Show, David Castillo Gallery, Miami Beach, FL
Vizcaya-fy or Bust!, Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, Miami, FL
Amerika, David Castillo Gallery, Miami Beach, FL
Metabolic Bodies, David Castillo Gallery, Miami Beach, FL
Global Caribbean V, curated by Miguel Rojas Sotero, Duke University, Little Haiti Cultural Center, Miami, FL
Vanishing Points: Paint and Paintings from the Debra and Dennis Scholl Collection, Harn Musuem of Art, Gainsville, FL
Vanishing Points: Paint and Paintings from the Debra and Dennis Scholl Collection, Bass Museum of Art, Miami Beach, FL
Assembling an Era: The Miami-Dade Public Library Sytem, 1971-1989, Miami-Dade Public Library, Florida
Not the Usual Suspects: [new] Art in [new] Public [new] Places, ArtCenter South Florida
Else, Jack Tilton Gallery, New York, New York
New Work Miami 2010, Miami Art Museum, Miami, Florida
Afro-Modernism: Journeys through the Black Atlantic, Tate Liverpool, England
Gallery Projects, David Castillo Gallery, Miami, Florida
the island, Flagler Memorial Island, curated by Shamim Momin, Los Angeles Nomadic Division, Miami, FL
Pivot Points 3, Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami, Florida
Gallery Projects, David Castillo Gallery, Miami, Florida
Allow me to re-introduce myself, David Castillo Gallery, Miami, Florida
VideoStudio, The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, New York
Red Badge of Courage Revisited, Newark Arts Council, Newark, New Jersey
The Girl Who Raised Pigeons, Main Library, Miami, Florida
All Cut Up, Roebling Hall, New York, New York
Shelf Life, The Marcy Building, Miami, Florida
Thoughts on Democracy, The Wolfsonian/FIU, Miami Beach, Florida
Whitney Biennal 2008 (catalogue), Whitney Museum, New York City
Top Soil, Casa Lin, Miami, Florida
Confluence: a collaboration, Fredric Snitzer Gallery, Miami, Florida
conditions of display (catalogue), Locust Projects, Miami, Florida
The Moore Space, Miami, Florida
My BackYard, Newman- Popiashvili Gallery, New York City, New York
Sancta, Steve Turner Contemporary, Beverly Hills, California
Metro Pictures (catalogue ), The Moore Space, Miami, Florida
MoCA & Miami (catalogue), Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami, Florida
Here together again, NWSA Gallery. Miami, Florida
sites – Miami 2004, Lummus Park, Miami, Florida
domesticArrivals: Miami – New York Connection, White Box, New York, New York
Seeds and Roots: Selections from the Permanent Collection (catalogue), Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, New York
Vive Haiti! Contemporary Art of the Haitian Diaspora, IDB Cultural Center, Washington, D.C.
Quirky, Odd & Out of Sorts: Five Artists from the Caribbean React to Stereotypes, Movimiento de Arte y Cultura Latino Americana, San Jose, California
Obituary Placemaker, Miami, Florida
LOCK STOCK AND BARREL, Fredric Snitzer Gallery, Miami, Florida
Harlemworld, Studio Museum in Harlem, New York
Far Away, So Close, Clare Weiss’s Loft Space, New York, New York
10 Floridians (catalogue), Miami Art Central, Florida
Made in Miami, Fredric Snitzer Gallery, Miami, Florida
Diversity within Unity: The Scope of African-American Art in Polk Museum of Art, Lakeland, Florida
Pares & Nones, Museo de Arte Moderno, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Primal Screams and Songs, Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami, Florida
The Miami Alphabet a thru z, Miami-Dade Public Library, Miami, Florida
Splash: Works by Contemporary Haitian Artists, The Living Room, Miami, Florida
Houses of the Spirit: Works by African-American Artists, Miami-Dade Public Library, Miami, Florida
Bass Museum of Art, Miami, Florida
Museum of Contemporary Art, Washington, D.C.
The Sears Building
The House, Miami, Florida
Skins, The Dorsch Gallery, Miami, Florida
Freestyle (catalogue), The Studio Museum in Harlem, NYC, New York
Santa Monica Museum of Art, Santa Monica, California
Home Wrecker, Eugenia Vargas’s Home, Miami, Florida.
pro (catalogue), The Green Door Gallery, Miami, Florida.
Making Art in Miami: Travels through Hyperreality (catalogue), Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami, Florida
Panel Discussion, Frost Art Museum, Miami, FL
Ellie Award, South Florida Cultural Center, Miami Beach, FL
In Conversation: Adler Guerrier and Todd Gray, California African American Museum, Los Angeles, CA
South Florida Cultural Consortium Fellowship for Visual and Media Artists
ICA Miami, Florida
Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, New York
Chin, Joey. The Unseen and Present in the Fold series of Adler Guerrier, August 2021.
Mehretu, Julie, John Akomfrah, Isaac Julien, Edwidge Danticat, Junot Díaz, et al. “Open Letter: Release Otero Alcántara”, The New York Review of Books, May 26, 2021.
“Cultured’s Most-Read 2020 Stories”, December 30, 2020.
Smithson, Aaron. “What to see in 2021”, The Architect’s Newspaper, December 29, 2020.
Fishman, Geroge. “A new era for Oolite Arts, The Miami Herald. August 25, 2020.
“Omotosho, Ade J. “Miami Dérive: Walking with Adler Guerrier”, Burnaway, February 7, 2020.
Samudzi, Zoe. “A Caribbean Present Steeped in a Colonial Past”, Hyperallergic, July 29, 2019.
Mercer, Amirah. “’Where Black Bodies Dream’: Creating Utopia with Haitian Artist Adler Guerrier”, OtherSuns, April 19, 2019.
Bueti, Federica. “Havana Biennial 2019: Constructing the Possible”, Ocula, April 17, 2019.
Duron, Maximiliano. “Here’s the Artist List for the 2019 Havan Biennial”, Artnews, March 19, 2019.
“’Lines of Fracture’ at David Castillo Gallery, Miami”, Artnews, February 28, 2019.
“David Castillo Gallery to present works by stellar group of artists at Art Basel Miami Beach”, Artdaily.org, November 2018.
Accioly, Juliana. “’Relational Undercurrents’ bubbles up”, The Miami Times, November 28, 2018.
“ArtCenter/South Florida Awards Nearly $500,000 to Miami-Based Artists”, Artforum, October 25, 2018.
Wooldridge, Jane. “Miami artists share $491,000 in awards. Winners include a life-size cardboard MiG jet”, Miami Herald, October 24, 2018.
“Naima J. Keith and Diana Nawi to Curate Prospect.5 in New Orleans”, Artforum, May 21, 2018.
Stromberg, Matt. “How Artists Can Address the Housing Crisis in Los Angeles”, Hyperallergic, March 27, 2018.
Miranda, Carolina A. “Datebook: The minimalism of Tony DeLap, ceramics by Dora De Larios and the internet according to Petra Cortright”, Los Angeles Times, February 23, 2018.
Stapley-Brown, Victoria. “Inside the artist’s studio”, The Art Newspaper, December 6, 2017.
Turner, Elisa. “Adler Guerrier: Deployed, Conditional, and Limited Utopia”, The Miami Rail, November 8, 2017.
Matos, Dennys. “Adler Guerrier: entre lo rural y lo urbano en exposicion en Miami”, el Nuevo Herald, October 19, 2017.
Uszerowicz, Monica. “Artists Sift Through Archives for Memories of Miami”, Hyperallergic, March 20, 2017.
Sjostrom, Jan. “Armory displays boundary-pushing art by Caribbean artists”, Palm Beach Daily News, January 2017.
Fishman, George. “At MOCA North Miami, Marielle Plaisir explores the dynamics of domination”, Miami Herald, May 2016.
O’Connor, Brendan. “Orlando Museum of Art announces Florida Prize in Contemporary Art 2016 Artists”, Bungalower, April 27, 2016.
Levin, Jordan. “Cannonball Miami awards its Wavemaker grants,” The Miami Herald, February 19, 2015.
Sirgado, Miguel. “Lo mejor en las artes en Miami durante el 2014,” El Nuevo Herald, December 31, 2014.
Rodriguez Tarditi, Santiago. “Meet the stars of South Florida’s new creative class,” New York Post, December 3, 2014.
Turner, Elisa. “Adler Guerrier at Perez Art Museum Miami,” Artnews, November 3, 2014.
Levere, Jane L. “Local Art Showcased at Global Museums,” The New York Times, October 23, 2014.
Artsy Editorial. “A Group Show Considers Kafka’s ‘Amerika’ and Otherness in Art,” Artsy, 2014.
Patel, Alpesh. “Adler Guerrier: Perez Art Museum Miami,” ArtForum, October 2014.
Tschida, Anne. “At Perez Art Museum Miami, Adler Guerrier’s singular view of the city,” Miami Herald, September 2014.
Matos, Dennys. “Metabolic Bodies una reflexion en torno a practices artisticas,” El Nuevo Herald, May 3, 2014.
Artsy Editorial. “Hybrid Bodies and Charged Narratives at David Castillo Gallery,” Artsy, Spring 2014
Tschida, Anne. “Adler Guerrier: Miami artist and advocate,” Miami Herald, November 29, 2013.
Coussonet, Clelia. “BE.BOP 2013: Interview with Adler Guerrier.” Uprising News, Contemporary Caribbean Art Blog, July 1, 2013.
Braithwaite, Hunter. “Adler Guerrier.” Art in America. December 2012.
Sanfilippo, Amanda, “Adler Guerrier: Here, Place the Lever,” Miami Rail, October 2012.
Batet, Hanet, “Adler Guerrier: El paisaje psicogeográfico como indagación artística,” El Nuevo Herald, September 23, 2012.
Cotter, Holland, “Else,” The New York Times, September 24, 2010.
Austin, Tom, “The Commuter,” The Miami Herald, March 14, 2010.
Wullschlager, Jackie, “Afro Modern, Tate Liverpool,” The Financial Times, February 2, 2010.
Book release published by [NAME], Miami, FL, Fall 2009.
Suarez de Jesus, Carlos, “Wynwood Wonder,” Miami New Times, May 27, 2009.
Volk, Gregory, “Spring Dystopia…” Art in America, May 2008.
Sokol, Brett, “Three Miamians at the Whitney…” Miami Herald, April 6, 2008.
Cotter, Holland, “The Topic is Race; The Art is Fearless” The New York Times, March 30, 2008
Cotter, Holland, “Art’s Economic Indicator” The New York Times, March 7, 2008
Triff, Alfredo, “City Views and Latin Views” Miami NewTimes, April 21, 2005.
David, Nicole, “The Miami School” Artnet.com, October 6, 2004
Triff, Alfredo, “Art’s Big New Home” Miami NewTimes, February26, 2004
Turner, Elisa, “Private Property” The Miami Herald, February 1, 2004
Turner, Elisa, “Walker in the City” Artnews, September 2003
Turner, Elisa, “‘Screams’ enchants at MoCA” The Miami Herald, September 1, 2002
Turner, Elisa, “house work” The Miami Herald, February 10, 2002
Turner, Elisa, “Global Perspective”, The Miami Herald, December 23, 2001
Einspruch, Franklin, “Hit and Miss at MAM”, www.miamiartexchange.com, Fall 2001
Hanly, Elizabeth, “Young at Art”. The Miami Herald, August 5, 2001
Chappell, Crissa-Jean, “Miami Now”, www.nyartsmagazine.com, June 29, 2001
Hartup, Cheryl, Essay for New Work Miami: Consuelo Castañeda & Adler Guerrier, exhibition pamphlet 2001
Cotter, Holland, “A full Studio Museum show starts with 28 young artists and a shoehorn”, The New York Times, May 11, 2001
Daderko, Dean, Essay for Freestyle catalogue. 2001
Triff, Alfredo, “Flights of Fancy”, Miami NewTimes, January 25-31, 2001
Hudspeth, Kathleen, Essay for pro catalogue, 2001
Clearwater, Bonnie, Essay for Making Art in Miami: Travels in Hyperreality catalogue, 2000