Lee Adams has performed and exhibited extensively since 1988 including, the Hayward Gallery, Tate Modern, Whitechapel Gallery, Tate Liverpool, The ICA, The Barbican Centre, The National Review of Live Art, NGBK Gallery, Berlin, CAC, Vilnius, YBCA, San Francisco, the Mix Festival, NYC, Cineteca Nacional, Mexico City and Museo MADRE, Naples.
As a curator, his credits include the Sexmutant Festival at the Nunnery Gallery, co-curating with Ron Athey The Monster in the Night of the Labyrinth for the Hayward Gallery as part of Undercover Surrealism, Revisions of Excess for the 10th anniversary of Fierce! And Visions of Excess for SPILL Festival of Performance and Warehouse 9, Copenhagen.
Artist’s website leeadams.net
“Man has escaped from his head just as the condemned man has escaped from his prison. He has found beyond himself, not God, who is the prohibition against crime, but a being who is unaware of prohibition. Beyond what I am, I meet a being who makes me laugh because he is headless; this fills me with dread because he is made of innocence and crime; He holds a steel weapon in his left hand, flames like those of a sacred Heart in his right. He reunites in the same eruption Birth and Death. He is not a man. He is not a god either. He is not me but he is more than me: his belly is the labyrinth in which he has lost himself, loses me with him, and in which I discover myself as him, in other words as a monster.”
Georges Bataille – The Sacred Conspiracy, from Visions of Excess – Selected Writings 1927 – 1939