Anthony Elms

Anthony Elms joined ICA as Associate Curator in 2011. He is currently co-organizing an exhibition of the work of Christopher Knowles with writer Hilton Als. He organized White Petals Surround Your Yellow Heart (2013) which presented the work of artists engaged with clothing, adornment, and self-presentation, and served as the organizing curator for Stefan Sagmeister The Happy Show (2012). He is also a writer and editor of the publishing imprint White Walls Inc. Elms’s writings have appeared in various periodicals, including Afterall, Art Asia Pacific, ART PAPERS, Cakewalk, May Revue, Modern Painters, and New Art Examiner. He has written essays for many catalogues and edited collections such as Cosey Complex (Koenig Books) and the forthcoming Terry Adkins: Recital (Prestel). He has independently curated many exhibitions, including: Interstellar Low Ways (with Huey Copeland); A Unicorn Basking in the Light of Three Glowing Suns (with Philip von Zweck); and Sun Ra, El Saturn & Chicago’s Afro-Futurist Underground, 1954-68 (with John Corbett and Terri Kapsalis), which traveled to ICA in 2009. Having received both a BFA and MFA as an artist, Elms has been included in projects exhibited at Situation Room (Los Angeles), Beaufort Beyond Borders (Belgium), and peregrineprogram (Chicago), among other places. Previously, he worked at Gallery 400 at the University of Illinois at Chicago, and before that, the Renaissance Society at the University of Chicago. He was co-curator of the 2014 Whitney Biennial.

White Petals Surround Your Yellow HeartStefan Sagmeister The Happy ShowRuffneck ConstructivistsICA@50: Pleasing Artists And Publics Since 1963Deb SokolowCarl Michael von Hausswolff / *Signs of Life: Process and Materials 1960–1990* (1990)Jadranka Kosorcic / *Face-Off: The Portrait in Recent Art* (1994)Siltbreeze / *Image Scavengers* (1982)Josephine Pryde: lapses in Thinking By the person i AmChristopher Knowles: In a WordScreening: Bernadette Corporation *Hell Frozen Over* & *Get Rid of Yourself*Lecture: Hilton Als on "Diane Arbus in Manhattan"Performance: Frances Stark at International HousePerformance: Leif Elggren *That Little Idiot Telling Truth*Excursus IV: ConversationExcursus IV: ConversationExcursus IV: ConversationFilm Screening: CleopatraOpening and Walkthrough: Winter 2013My Barbarian PerformanceHappiness ModulesOpening and Walkthrough: Spring 2012PennDesign Fine Arts Lecture Series: Stefan SagmeisterLunchtime Conversation with Stefan SagmeisterSusan Howe and David Grubbs / *Paul Thek / Processions* (1977)Siltbreezes and German Spectres / *Image Scavengers* (1982) and *Investigations 28: Martin Kippenberger* (1989)Performance: Carl Michael von Hausswolff / *Signs of Life: Process and Materials 1960–1990* (1990) Arthur Jafa Screening in conjunction with BlackStar Film FestivalKahlil Joseph Screening and Conversation in conjuction with BlackStar Film FestivalRELAY HYMN: Terry Adkins in MemoriamFall Opening CelebrationConversation: Hilton Als and Anthony Elms on Christopher KnowlesLauder Lecture on Contemporary Art: Robert WilsonChristopher Knowles Performance: The Sundance Kid is BeautifulChristopher Knowles Performance: The Sundance Kid is BeautifulLecture: Mathieu Malouf and Josephine Pryde

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