Derrick Woods-Morrow Photography
Derrick Woods-Morrow (b.1990) is an early career multimedia installation artist who centers process oriented, and collaborative based projects across a variety of venues, digitally occupying space, and utilizin pedagogical tools to bridge the physical and virtual realms. Woods-Morrow received his MFA in Photography from the School of Art Institute of Chicago in 2016. His work has since been exhibited in collaboration with Paul Mpagi Sepuya in the 2019 Whitney Biennial; in thematic international and national group exhibitions at Kunsthal KAdE in the Netherlands, the Schwules Museum in Berlin, as well as The Contemporary Art Center in New Orleans; and the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago. His work was included in Photography Now 2019: THE SEARCHERS, curated by the late, Maurice Berger and partner Marvin Heiferman at The Center for Photography at Woodstock; and Down Time: On the Art of Retreat at the Smart Museum Chicago. In Winter of 2019, his second short film, 'much handled things are always soft' debuted in collaboration with the VISUAL AIDS 30th Annual Day With(out) ART programming at the Whitney Museum of American Art, Museum of Contemporary Art LA, The Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, The Brooklyn Museum, The New Museum & over a hundred institutions worldwide (including th Pera Museum – Turkey, MACBA – Spain, Tlaxcala Television – Mexico, and Normal Screen – Japan ). He is the 2021 Edith and Philip Leonian fellow at the Center of Photography Woodstock, Bemis Residency Recipient, and Antenna Works Fellow; has had residencies at the Fire Island Artist Residency, Chicago Artists Coalition’s Bolt Residency, ACRE and is a recipient of the 2018 Artadia Award – Chicago. He is a member of the Chicago-based collective 'Concerned Black ImageMakers' and as of Fall 2020 is on the Board of Directors at the Fire Island Artist Residency. His work has been written about in the New York Times, W Magazine, Artforum, Artnet, The Chicago Tribune, Hyperallergic, Visual Art Source, artpapers and Spot Magazine (Houston Center for Photography).