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Adrian Wood creates soundscapes, videos, transmissions, and live works that emerge from sonic collisions of identity and landscape. Their works have disinterred queer histories, investigated environmental injustices, and carved out spaces for sonic intimacy.


In their role as Producer with the University of Virginia's Repair Lab, they founded the podcast Wading Between Two Titans.


Their work has been exhibited internationally, including at Hundred Years Gallery (London) and the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago.


Adrian’s work centers the ear, drawing listeners in using sounds of water and wind, howls, whispers, seismic vibrations, and archival audio to explore invisible forces and histories that shape our social, ecological world.

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Photo of Adrian in the woods.

Adrian has shown work in the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, the Gene Siskel Film Center, Links Hall (Chicago), Joan Flasch Artist Book Collection, Experimental Sound Studio (Chicago),  Institut für Alles Mögliche (Berlin), Hundred Years Gallery (London), Gallery 062 (Chicago), LITHIUM gallery (Chicago), and the College of William & Mary. Adrian’s work has been featured in online broadcasts and publications like Hyperallergic, Radio Borealis, Collective Terrain and Bivouac Recordings. Adrian has received a number of scholarships and grants from Mana Contemporary Chicago, the Vermont Studio Center, The University of Michigan, Ox-Bow School of Art, Second Street Gallery (Virginia), Experimental Sound Studio (Chicago), the College of William & Mary (Virginia), and the University of Chicago. 

Adrian earned a Masters in Fine Art in Sound from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2019, and a BA in Studio Art & Art History with a focus on painting and printmaking, and a minor in Environmental Science and Policy, from the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, VA in 2014. 

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