Khadija Adell

Baltimore, MD

Khadija Nia Adell is a multimedia artist, arts administrator, and independent curator born and raised in Miami, FL, based in Baltimore, MD. Adell graduated magna cum laude from Maryland Institute College of Art (15’) with a BFA in Interdisciplinary Sculpture and Art History. Adell creates work that investigates her connection as a queer black body to the African diaspora through a multifaceted practice--engaging collage, digital manipulation, fiber, printmaking, performance, sculpture, photography, and writing. Their work has been featured in solo and group exhibitions in Miami, FL; New Orleans, LA; Baltimore, MD; New York, NY; Washington, D.C.; London (UK); Florence (IT); and in publications in Baltimore and New York.

She is the former Program Coordinator for the North Avenue Knowledge Exchange (2017), a free community-based education programming series funded in part by the National Endowment for the Arts, in partnership with Maryland Institute College of Art; Station North Arts and Entertainment District; Red Emma’s Bookstore and Coffeehouse; and other Baltimore City institutions, organizations, and community members along North Avenue and the surrounding areas. From 2016-2018 she worked as gallery assistant, and Assistant to the Director at Galerie Myrtis (Baltimore,MD), a black owned commercial fine art gallery. Khadija is currently the Program Manager for the Robert W. Deutsch Foundation (Baltimore, MD), a philanthropic foundation with a focus on supporting the arts & culture, technology, science, education, and social justice--invested in supporting innovative people, ideas, and projects in Baltimore City. Her recent projects include being Executive Producer of the 2018 Baltimore Artist Retreat