Bio I

Wilmer Wilson IV (American, b. 1989) is critically recognized for material and performative investigations into the social marginalization of the Black body as an ephemeral object of labor, desire and revulsion. He is the recipient of The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage Fellowship and The American Academy in Rome Fellowship. Wilson’s work has been presented at the National Portrait Gallery, Washington, DC; Museum of Fine Arts Boston, Boston, MA: Barnes Foundation, Philadelphia, PA; Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, AR; American University Museum, Washington, DC; Birmingham Museum of Art, Birmingham, AL; In Flanders Fields Museum, Ieper, Belgium. He has been selected to exhibit in the Fourth New Museum Triennial, New York, NY, opening February 13, 2018.