KC Adams
KC Adams, Cyborg installation,mixed media, 2006.

KC Adams TRANSCENDENCE: cyborg hibrida genitalis humanitas

March 25, 2011 – 6pm

On March 25, Plug In Institute of Contemporary Art will host the book launch of one of the local artists in Close Encounters: The Next 500 Years.

From August 31 to October 14, 2006, the Art Gallery of Southwestern Manitoba became host to KC Adams’ Transcendence- cyborg hibrida genitalis, an exhibition that raised powerful questions around hybridity, nature, and technology.  As Adams’ artwork continues to challenge viewers in exhibitions around the globe, the AGSM proudly launches KC Adams TRANSCENDENCE: cyborg hibrida genitalis humanitas on Friday, March 25th at Plug In ICA in Winnipeg.  A 32 page colour catalogue with essays by curator Cathy Mattes and guest writer Jenny Western, the AGSM is pleased to present this timely publication.

Born in 1971, the Winnipeg-based artist KC Adams graduated from Concordia University with a BFA and her focus has been the investigation of the relationship between nature (the living) and technology (progress).  She works in media that include: sculpture, installation, drawing, painting, photography, ceramics, printmaking and kinetic art.  She maintains her own website at showcasing her work and flash art projects.  KC Adams has had several solo exhibitions, most recently Cyborg Hybrids at the Odd Gallery in Dawson City, YK and Modern Fuel in Kingston, ON.  She has also been featured in numerous group exhibitions, Cyborg Living Space II, The Language of Intercession at the OBORO Gallery in Montreal, Cyborg Hybrids at the PHOTOQUAI: Biennale des images du monde in Paris, France.  She has participated in residencies at the Banff Centre, the Confederation Art Centre in Charlottetown as well as the Annex Gallery and Plug In ICA in Winnipeg.  She has received several grants and awards from Winnipeg Arts Council, Manitoba Arts Council and Canada Council for the Arts.  Twenty pieces from the Cyborg Hybrid series are in the permanent collection of the National Gallery of Canada in Ottawa.