Adam Carlin is a social practice artist that lives and works in Greensboro, North Carolina. He is currently the Director of Greensboro Project Space, a contemporary art center at University of North Carolina at Greensboro, and Program Director for the Community Arts Collaborative where he creates and oversees community engaged projects for the College of Visual and Performing Arts, and advances partnerships between the college and the community. He is also co-Founder and co-Director of Creek Colleges, an organization that creates schools on the banks of rivers, lakes, and creeks that are going through active restoration.


Carlin is interested in creating opportunities for formalized social interactions that take the form of institutes which constructs projects that highlight under-recognized histories, idiosyncratic activities, and public dynamics. Participation and collaboration are integral to his practice and he often work site and situation-specifically. It is common that he as a large variety of projects and institutes going on at one time which occasionally connect and cross, creating systems of engaged research and production. He received a BFA from California College of the Arts and is currently pursuing his MFA in Art and Social Practice from Portland State University.

During his residency with Elsewhere Goes To Madison at Reckon Holler, Carlin created Project #1 and Project #2.