Miami-based artist Adler Guerrier is featured alongside artists Dawn Okoro and Tajh Rust in LIFEWTR’s Black Art Rising 10 series that spotlights Black artists and their creations that are inspired by urban impressions, lived experiences, and Black identity.
Each artist was asked to choose a cultural institution that reflected the mission of the series aimed at supporting and amplifying the work of Black creatives. Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM) is honored to be the recipient of a generous $30,000 donation from Guerrier and LIFEWTR.
As a past exhibiting artist whose work is also part of PAMM’s collection, it was serendipitous to receive this gift during our Art + Soul celebration of the PAMM Fund for Black Art that took place on February 6, 2021. We were able to apply the donation to the Fund that supports PAMM’s effort to grow its collection with works by Black artists. Tremendous acts as these ensure that PAMM will continue to be able to represent the diversity of the community we serve while elevating the appreciation of African diaspora art and culture. It was announced during the program that Knight Foundation would match any gift made during the program toward the Fund, up to $100,000 doubling the impact of LIFEWTR and Adler’s already extraordinary donation.
Thanks to this gift and the continued donations of so many, our institution will be able to ensure that works by African American and African diaspora artists will always be represented in PAMM’s permanent collection for generations to come.
Adler Guerrier: Formulating a Plot was on view at PAMM from August 7, 2014 – January 25, 2015. Taking on the role of the flâneur, or urban wanderer, Guerrier’s practice explores how economic, political, and social upheavals manifest in the physicality of a place. The artist is inspired by cityscapes, and the radical activism of the 1960s, all of which have become constant and guiding ideas within Guerrier’s work. Look back at the exhibition.
To learn more about Adler x LIFEWTR and Black Art Rising, visit https://lifewtr.com/en-us/home/adler-guerrier.
To learn more about the PAMM Fund for Black Art, visit pamm.org/artfund.