Adele Kenworthy: Residency
[Research & Development]
WPA’s Project Space
WPA hosted artist Adele Kenworthy from February through May 2022 to explore community care as an embodied journey towards collective liberation.
Kenworthy invited artists and cultural workers to join her in sharing their practices of care, delving deeper into questions such as, “Who is allowed to be a community? What can inheritance rooted in joy look like? Why is joy and beauty subversive for some but a commodity for others? How can we empower BIPOC communities to hold contradictions in public spaces—to hold both joy and justice in the same breath?”
About the Artist
Adele Kenworthy (she/they) is a socially engaged artist-organizer who creates botanical interventions in public spaces. She explores how ﬂowers have dyed, draped, and nourished social movements and daily reimagines what it means for socially engaged art to exist as embodied practices of self and community care. She is currently exploring what it means to cultivate a dialogue that includes the reframing and recontextualization of Asian American artists and the colonized histories of their motherlands and navigating ways for AAPI artists to openly investigate those inherited legacies in their own art practices. Her art practice and community are located on the traditional lands of the Piscataway and Nacotchtank
(Anacostan) people, also referred to as Washington, DC. Follow her on Instagram @themeowingbird for updates.