erik adigard + m-a-d
Erik Adigard, with Patricia McShane, make M-A-D, an interdisciplinary studio exploring the relationships between art, design and socio-cultural concerns. Adigard’s work has been featured in the Sundance Film Festival, the Venice, Lisbon, Paris and St Etienne Biennales, ISEA International, and galleries and museums including SFMOMA, Pasadena Museum of California Art, London Design Museum, Stedelijk Museum-Hertogenbosch, Helsinki Design Museum, and Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum. Recent projects include a multidisciplinary installation for the Bauhaus Centennial in Germany and Sensory Orders for Poland’s Laznia Centre for Contemporary Art. Adigard’s SIMAGE (a neologism that stands for the accumulation of many similar images, or typologies) is an on-going investigation of the pervasive nature of images as it conditions our perception of reality and even our deeper selves: Adigard scavenges bottomless public domain bins to then create what he calls “simages.” Notable awards include the Chrysler Award for Innovation in Design, a Rome Prize in Design and a Venice Biennale Special Mention.