Ada Pinkston: MAWU
is the end is the beginning is the end is the beginning
June 3 – August 9, 2020
Gibbs Street Gallery
An inter-subjective exchange is the primary substrate of Pinkston’s work. Through an examination of
imagined histories and sociopolitical realities on our bodies, she utilizes performance, sculptural
forms, installation, and digital media. The product of all of these methods mixed together like a
gumbo is the creation of trans-disciplinary artworks.
About the artists:
Ada Pinkston is a multimedia artist, educator, and organizer living and working in Washington
DC as a fellow of the Halcyon Arts Lab. Born in New York, her artistic research interest spans
the across social science, American Studies, and socially engaged community art practices.
Over the years, her work has been featured at a variety of spaces including The Baltimore
Museum of Art, the Walters Art Museum, the Peale Museum, Transmodern Performance
Festival, P.S.1, The New Museum, Light City Baltimore and the streets of Berlin. She is a Baker
Artist award semifinalist (2016), a recipient of an Andy Warhol Foundation Grit Fund Grant in
Visual Arts, administered by The Contemporary (2017), and a Robert W. Deutsch Foundation
Ruby’s Project Grant in Visual Arts (2017). A graduate of Wesleyan University (B.A.) and
Maryland Institute College of Art (M.F.A.) she has given guest lectures at The French Embassy,
NYU, UCLA and The National Gallery of Art to name a few. Her most recent collaborative
project includes founding the LabBodies Performance Art Laboratory in Baltimore, Maryland.