Curriculum vitae


Nicola Kuperus
Lives and works in Detroit, MI
BFA 1998 Center for Creative Studies

Adam Lee Miller
Lives and works in Detroit, MI
BFA 1993 Center for Creative Studies (Honors)



2015 Discreet Vulgarities ; Simon DeSousa Gallery - Detroit, MI
2015 Rise & Fall: Repeat ; Lille 3000- Lille, FR
2014 Porta-Privy ; Dlectricity - Detroit, MI
2013 Rise & Fall: Repeat ; Le Cube - Paris, FR
2013 SITUATIONS / S(H)ITUATIONS ; Center Galleries - Detroit, MI
2013 Detroit: Artists in Residence ; Mattress Factory - Pittsburgh, PA
2012 Rise & Fall: Repeat ; Dlectricity - Detroit, MI

Film Screenings (Original Film and Live Soundtrack Performances):

2016 The Three Grace(s) Triptych, MOOGfest, Durham, NC
2015 The Three Grace(s) Triptych, Downtown Independent, Los Angeles, CA
2015 The Three Grace(s) Triptych, Grey Area Art + Technology, San Francisco, CA
2015 The Three Grace(s) Triptych, MOCAD, Detroit, MI
2013 The Three Grace(s) Triptych, Mattress Factory, Pittsburgh, PA
2012 The Three Grace(s) Triptych, CIMM Fest, Chicago, IL
2011 The Three Grace(s) Triptych, Distrital Film Festival, Mexico City, Mexico
2010 The Three Grace(s) Triptych, Anthology Film Archives, New York, NY
2010 The Three Grace(s) Triptych, Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit, MI
2010 Traditions/DECAMPMENT, Music Gallery, Toronto, Ont
2008 DECAMPMENT, Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit, MI
2008 DECAMPMENT, Anthology Film Archives, New York, NY
2008 DECAMPMENT, Silent Movie Theatre, Los Angeles, CA

Film Screening (Original Soundtrack):
2009 OPEN, Directed by Jake Yuzna, Berlinale Film Festival, Berlin, Germany

Original Music Videos included in Gallery Exhibitions:
2007 The Folk Trilogy, Bucket Rider Gallery (now Andrew Rafacz Gallery), Chicago, IL

2013 Knight Arts Challenge Detroit

2012 C.A.J. Artist Residency, Saitama, Japan
2010 SOMA Artist Residency, Mexico City, Mexico

Visiting Artists Lectures:
2008 Lecture in New Media Studies, NYU, New York, NY


2013 "Solo Exhibition" City Gallery Wolfsburg, Wolfsburg, Germany
2013 Contorted: Public Pool: Hamtramck, MI
Exchange: Chicago < > Detroit: Chicago Artists' Coalition: Chicago, IL
Motor City Muse: Detroit Institute of Arts: Detroit, MI
2011 Hygienic Dress Leagues’ “Satellite Office”: Public Pool: Hamtramck, MI
Artist's Choice: Detroit Center for Contemporary Photography: Detroit, MI
2010 Giobbi/Kuperus: The Butcher's Daughter: Ferndale, MI
(IN)FAMILIAR: Canteen Gallery: Ottawa, Ontario, CAN
Nocturnal Transmissions: Public Pool: Hamtramck, MI
2009 No Vacancy: The Butchers Daughter: Ferndale, MI
2008 Studio Visit: Group Show, Hernan Bas Studio: Wynwood Art Walk (Art Basel) Miami, FL
2007 Inagural Group Show : Bucket Rider Gallery : Chicago, IL
2006 Miss October : Gallery Project: Ann Arbor, MI
Aqua Art : Bucket Rider Gallery : Miami, FL
NOIR c’est la vie : Centre d’art contemporain de Meymac : Meymec, France
NOVA Art Fair : Bucket Rider Gallery : Chicago, IL
2005 FIAC Art Fair : Bucket Rider Gallery : Paris, France
Aqua Art : Bucket Rider Gallery : Miami, FL
New Object (solo) : Walker on Wheels, Walker Art Center : Minneapolis, MN
2004 Art Chicago : Bucket Rider Gallery : Chicago, ILStalker : Bucket Rider Gallery : Chicago, IL
2003 The Detroit Design Show : Detroit Artist Market : Detroit, MI
2001 People from Good Homes : Detroit, MI
Anti Auto Show : detroit contemporary : Detroit, MI
2000 Out of Focus : detroit contemporary : Detroit, MI
The Forgotten Sights & Sounds of Tomorrow, an Ersatz Audio presentation : detroit contemporary : Detroit, MI
1998 Five Shows in Five Days : Detroit, MI
Center for Creative Studies Thesis Exhibition

Video Screenings:
2011 LICKER LICENSE: a traveling all female video show curated by Hazel Hill McCarthyIII: Neoma: Milan,Italy / Mediamatic: Amsterdam, The Neatherlands / Sameheads: Berlin, Germany / Jaguar Collective: London, UK / Preteen Gallery: Mexico City, Mexico / Show Cave: LA, CA / Pendu: NYC,NY


2014: "Theater of the Mind" Curated by Laura Mott. Cranbrook Museum -Bloomfield Hills, MI
2013 "Exchange: Chicago < > Detroit" Chicago Artists' Coalition -Chicago, IL
2012 "Schematics in the Home" Museum of Modern Art Saitama -Saitama, Japan
2000 “The Forgotten Sights & Sounds of Tomorrow” detroit contemporary -Detroit, MI
1996 “Hoi Polloi” Paint Creek Center for the Arts -Detroit, MI
1995 “Cross-Fire” Life -New York, NY
“Altered Ego” The Cement Space -Detroit, MI
1994 “SuperTotal” Willis Gallery -Detroit, MI
“Inside/Outside” Detroit Artists Market -Detroit, MI
1993 Center for Creative Studies Thesis Exhibition -Detroit, MI
1992 New York Studio Program Exhibition -New York, NY
“Image/Text” Detroit Artists Market -Detroit, MI
1991 “10 Artists Without Degrees” Space Gallery -Detroit, MI

1992 Center for Creative Studies Mobility Program in New York (one of two recipients)
1991 Center for Creative Studies Continuing Student Scholarship
1991 Center for Creative Studies Alumni Scholarship
1989 Center for Creative Studies Entering Student Merit Scholarship

Board Participation:
2002 Contemporary Arts in Detroit Board Member, Detroit, MI
1995-96 Detroit Artists Market Exhibition Committee, Detroit, MI

Visiting Artist Lectures:
2002 Museum Lecture Series, Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, MI

Selected Musical Compositions:

Soundtrack Albums:
2010 Open, Ersatz Audio, Detroit, MI
2008 Decampment, Ersatz Audio, Detroit, MI

2013 The Way Things Fall, Ghostly International, Ann Arbor, MI
2012 Resuscitation (reissue), Ghostly International, Ann Arbor, MI
2007 Why Bother?, Thrill Jockey, Chicago, IL
2005 Gimmie Trouble, Thrill Jockey, Chicago, IL
2003 Anxiety Always, Ersatz Audio, Detroit, MI
2001 Resuscitation, Ersatz Audio, Detroit, MI

Mini-Albums (EPs):
2009 Let's Feel Bad Together, Ersatz Audio, Detroit, MI
2005 D.U.M.E., Thrill Jockey, Chicago, IL

12" Vinyl Records:
2013 WORK/WRECK, Ersatz Audio, Detroit, MI
2003 scissorsUNTITLED, Clone Records, Rotterdam, NL
2002 Misinterpreted, Ersatz Audio, Detroit, MI
2000 Nausea, Ersatz Audio, Detroit, MI
2000 New Phonies, Clone Records, Rotterdam, NL
1999 Entertainment, Ersatz Audio, Detroit, MI
1998 Dispassionate Furniture, Ersatz Audio, Detroit, MI

7" Vinyl Records:
2012 COVER(s), Ghostly International, Ann Arbor, MI
2008 Decampment: Part III, Ersatz Audio, Detroit, MI
2008 Decampment: Part III, Ersatz Audio, Detroit, MI
2008 Decampment: Part III, Ersatz Audio, Detroit, MI
2005 Numbers + Adult. = This Seven Inch, Kill Rock Stars, Seattle, WA
2004 split/split/split Ersatz Audio/Cass Records, Detroit, MI
2004 T & A, Ersatz Audio, Detroit, MI
2003 The Controlled Edition, Ersatz Audio, Detroit, MI
2002 Limited Edition, Ersatz Audio, Detroit, MI

Plus 25 remixes for other musical acts including Death In Vegas, Tuxedomoon and Ladytron.

Selected Live Performances:
2013 Fountain Art Fair - Chicago, IL
2013 MOVEMENT Festival - Detroit, MI
2012 MoCAD "Opening Night, Joshua White and Gary Panter's Light Show" Detroit, MI
2010 Fountain Art Fair, The Frying Pan, New York, NY
2009 Black Leather, Bogota, Colombia
2009 Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA
2009 The Magic Stick: F*cking Awesome Festival, Detroit, MI
2008 Pasajeamerica Club, Mexico City, MX
2007 5 Days Off Festival, Amsterdam, Holland
2007 Circolo degli Artisti, Rome, Italy
2007 Recyclit, Prague, Czech Republic
2007 Logan Square Auditorium, Chicago, IL
2006 Plastic Club, Milan, Italy
2006 Motomix Festival, Sao Paulo, Brazil
2005 Nokia Festival, St. Petersburg, Russia
2005 Meg Festival, Montreal, Quebec
2005 El Rey Theatre, Los Angeles, CA
2004 ULTRA Festival (Winter Music Conference), Miami, FL
2003 Detroit Institute of the Arts, Detroit, MI
2003 The Bowery Ballroom, New York, NY
2003 Benicassim Festival "Ersatz Audio label spotlight", Benicassim, Spain
2002 Biofighters Festival, Athens, Greece
2002 The Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh, PA
2001 Rawhide Club "Friends of the Whitney presents: Unstable Transformation", San Francisco, CA
2000 detroit contemporary "Forgotten Sounds of Tomorrow", Detroit, MI
2000 Detroit Electronic Music Festival, Detroit,MI
1999 Turbo II, Helsinki, Finland
1998 Grey Planet Festival, Zurich, Switzerland
1997 Sopienclub, Berlin, Germany

Selected Interviews and Articles:
Yablonsky, Linda. "Art Motors On." W magazine [Nov. 2011]
Baetens, Melody. "Artist of the Week: ADULT." DETROIT NEWS [April 4, 2003].
Carpenter, Susan. "New Songs, Old Beats." LOS ANGELES TIMES [July 28, 2002].
Gensler, Andrew. "Dressed to Kill, DECAMPMENT." NY [Nov. 14, 2008].
Gillien, Brendan. "Adult. Education." URB [No.105, June 2003].
Guillaume, Michel. "Adult. Musique." D SIDE [Vol.40, May/June 2007].
Haddad, Natalie. "For Your Ears Only: Modern ADULT. (Cover Story)." REAL DETROIT [June 12-18, 2002].
Host, Vivian. "Scare Tactics: Adult. Let's the Skeletons out of the Closet (Cover Story)." XLR8R [No.90 Sept. 2005].
Martin, Piers. "Minor Threat." THE FACE [ Jan. 2002].
Matthew, Simmons. "Intelligent Design." RESONANCE [Issue 53, 2007].
Pattison, Louis. "Help! The Aged." NME [April 19, 2003].
Pidgeon, Liz. "ADULT." OUTBURN [No.22, 2003].
Pratt, Tim. "Adult. Duo Hits the Road, Angst and All." DETROIT FREEPRESS [May 16, 2003].
Reynolds, Simon. "The 70s are so 90s. The 80s are the Thing Now. (Arts & Leisure Cover Story)." NY TIMES [Sunday, May 5, 2002].
Rubin, Mike. "Album Review: 8/10." SPIN [Vol.17, No. 3, March 2001].
Serilla, Scott. "Adult. Break (It) Down (Cover Story)." REAL DETROIT [May 4 -10, 2005].
Strauss, Neil. "Critics Notebook (Living Arts Cover Story)." NY TIMES [June 12, 2001].
Wasacz, Walter. "Punctuation Power (Cover Story)." METROTIMES [March 7-13, 2007].
Wasacz, Walter. "Here Comes Trouble." URB [Vol.15, No. 130, Oct. 2005].
Wayne, Citizen. "Adult. Take on Kraftwerk and Change the Channel." VICE [Vol. 8, No. 2, 2000].
Wolf, Mike. "All Grown Up." TIME OUT NEW YORK [Issue 395, Apr. 24 - May 1, 2003].