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Garrett Bradley

Adam D. Kamil Guest Lecture

May 14, 2021
5:00 p.m. PDT
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Garrett Bradley was born and raised in New York City. She works across narrative, documentary, and experimental modes of filmmaking to address themes such as race, class, familial relationships, social justice, Southern culture, and the history of film in the United States.

Garrett Bradley's Time was nominated for Best Documentary Feature in the 2021 Oscars! Time is available to watch on Amazon Prime: Link to Time on Amazon Prime

In January of 2020, Bradley became the first Black woman to win the Best Director Award in the US Documentary Competition for her feature length documentary TIME.  Bradley's first solo museum exhibition, "American Rhapsody", was curated by Rebecca Matalon at the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston. She has participated in two group shows, the 2019 Whitney Biennial, curated by Jane Panetta and Rujeko Hockley, and "Bodies of Knowledge" at the New Orleans Museum of Art, curated by Katie Pfohl. Her first New York solo exhibition, “Projects: Garrett Bradley” curated by Thelma Golden, the Director and Chief Curator of the Studio Museum in Harlem, is on view through March 15, 2021 at The Museum of Modern Art, MoMA in New York City. “Projects” is presented as a part of a multiyear partnership between The Museum of Modern Art and the Studio Museum in Harlem and features a multichannel video installation of her film AMERICA (2019).

Adam Douglas Kamil was a UC San Diego, Visual Arts Media major with a passion for the power of media to connect people. To honor the memory of their son, who passed away in December 2009, the Kamil family has established the Adam D. Kamil Media Awards and Lecture Series. The Adam D. Kamil Guest Lecture is intended to inspire undergraduate students and to provide insight into the career of an established artist working in media production.