With a prankster’s side-eye and biting critique, 2021 recipient of The Herb Alpert Award in the Arts in Film/Video Adam Khalil’s work breaks and bends linear time and weaves narrative, documentary, and experimental forms together with humor and unapologetic political inquiry to address the ongoing trauma of colonization. His practice involves multiple collaborations. A member of the Ojibway Tribe, he is a core contributor to New Red Order, an interdisciplinary “public secret society” that co-produces video, performance, and installation works confronting obstacles to Indigenous growth. He is a co-founder of COUSIN, an Indigenous-led non-profit collective created to provide support for Indigenous artists who expand the moving image through experimentation. Khalil presents a personally curated collection of recent collaborative shorts made with Bayley Sweitzer, Oba, Zack Khalil, Maria Meinild, Jackson Polys, and more.
In person: Adam Khalil
“If America is premised both on desires for indigeneity and the violent erasure of Indigenous peoples, New Red Order (NRO) asks how those desires can be routed into something productive and perhaps even sustainable.”