Adam Linder

Adam Linder works between Los Angeles and Berlin. His dances are often presented in theatre and exhibition contexts. Linder has stretched choreographies into formats of text, costuming, service provision and opera. Full Service, a survey of his Choreographic Services No. 1–5, was presented by the CCA Wattis Institute in San Francisco in 2018 and travelled to Musée d’Art Moderne Grand-Duc Jean in Luxembourg in 2019. In 2020, Linder’s solo exhibition, Shelf Life, was commissioned by the Museum of Modern Art, New York.

Other recent solo or two-person shows have been presented at South London Gallery, 2018; Kunsthalle Basel, 2017; Schinkel Pavillon, Berlin, 2016; and Institute of Contemporary Arts, London, 2015. His works have additionally been commissioned, presented or hired by HAU Hebbel am Ufer, Berlin; Museu de Arte Contemporânea de Serralves, Porto; Kampnagel, Hamburg; Sadler’s Wells, London; 356 Mission, Los Angeles; and National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, among others.

Linder participated in the 20th Biennale of Sydney, 2016; Liverpool Biennial 2016; and Made in L.A. 2016, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, for which he was awarded the Mohn Award for artistic excellence. The award included the publication of Who Is Surfing Who, a monograph regarding Linder’s stage works.

Original Action


Filmed in Artspace’s new, adaptive first floor space, BARRE and BRAIN evolves from Linder's Shelf Life, which was commissioned earlier this year by the Museum of Modern Art, New York. Adam Linder, Brooke Stamp and Leo Tanoi aren’t exactly performing but rather ‘sessioning' inside these choreographic components, delving into the psycho-physicality of their entanglements.