GVSU Arts Celebration Presents "How to Commit Crimes Against Reality", a Lecture by Adam Khalil

Adam Khalil

Date and Time

Tuesday, February 21, 2023 7:00 PM - 8:15 PM


Wealthy Theatre, 1130 Wealthy St SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49506


Monday, February 20, 2023 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Wealthy Theatre, 1130 Wealthy St SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49506


Artist and filmmaker Adam Khalil will share his collaborative, multi-disciplinary work in the visual arts  in a lecture titled “How to Commit Crimes Against Reality.”  A member of the Ojibwe tribe, Khalil creates work rooted in Indigenous narratives that look forward to new and reimagined Indigenous futures. For additional related events, see


Bio: Adam Khalil, a member of the Ojibway tribe, is a filmmaker and artist from Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan, whose practice attempts to subvert traditional forms of image-making through humor, relation, and transgression. Khalil is a core contributor to New Red Order and a co-founder of COUSINS Collective. Khalil’s work has been exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art, Sundance Film Festival, Walker Arts Center, Lincoln Center, Tate Modern, HKW, Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit, Toronto Biennial 2019 and Whitney Biennial 2019, among other institutions. Recent exhibitions have been held at Kunsthal Charlottenborg in Copenhagen and Spike Island in Bristol. Khalil is the recipient of various fellowships and grants, including but not limited to a 2021 Creative Capital Award, 2021 Herb Alpert Award, Sundance Art of Nonfiction, Jerome Artist Fellowship, Cinereach and the Gates Millennium Scholarship.


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