Adam Overton

Adam OvertonArtist’s Statement

I am an experimental artist living in Los Angeles. I work between performance, writing, experimental music, massage, workshops, event-production and various participatory forms in order to facilitate odd and often intimate artist-led experiences. I like people a lot, and I connect regularly with a variety of artist-peers via several collaborative platforms, including Signify, Sanctify, Believe (with Tanya Rubbak and Claire Cronin, and involving the contributions of over 70 semi-secular artists); and The Eternal Telethon, whose goal is to someday raise money to build a convalescent home for retired artists located at the Salton Sea. My close associate Guru Rugu and I co-direct the experimental meditation center of los angeles – which has no center – where artists are invited to facilitate small group encounters. I also occasionally ghostwrite for Guru Rugu’s Experimental Meditation Hour on KCHUNG Radio (AM1630), which currently broadcasts every 1st Sunday from 10-11pm in Chinatown. I built and maintain, a wiki-repository for experimental scores, which since 2008 has collected over 1,900 scores from over 100 composers, performers, choreographers, writers, and artists. I work regularly with Machine Project, the wulf., the Dog Star Orchestra, and other wonderful groups.


Select solo exhibitions from 2008-2012

Signify, Sanctify, Believe Pilgrimage, in collaboration with Tanya Rubbak, Claire Cronin, Steven L. Anderson, Riah Buchanan, Sascha Goldhor, and Peter Pendergrass; Xhurch, Portland, Ore.

2011– present
Guru Rugu’s Experimental Meditation Hour, in collaboration with Guru Rugu, KCHUNG Radio AM1630

the experimental meditation center of los angeles, Sky Pesher, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis

_________________ : _______________ SOLO SHOW, Sea and Space Explorations, Los Angeles

Select group exhibitions from 2008-2012

Welcome Inn Time Machine, Pauline Oliveros’s Sonic Meditations, with Jessica Catron, Jeremy Drake, and Jessica Basta; SASSAS, Eagle Rock, Calif.

Eternal Telethon: BellyFlop Forevereverevereverer, BELLYFLOP Gallery, Los Angeles

Dog Star 6, various locations around Valencia and Los Angeles

Machine Project’s Field Guide to LACMA, Los Angeles

Select Community-Based Artwork

the subtle bodies series, various locations around Los Angeles

A Hammer Dream-In, in collaboration with Machine Project and the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles

2008–present, a wiki-repository of scores for contemporary experimental performance

Fellowships and Awards

OTIS Curricular Innovation Grant, OTIS College of Art and Design, El Segundo, Calif.


M.F.A, 2005
California Institute of the Art, Valencia, Calif.

B.Mu., 2001
Georgia State University, Atlanta