Adam Linder<br/>
<em>Some Cleaning</em>, 2013, <br/>
Choreographic Service, one dancer, duration variable. <br/>
Courtesy of the choreographer. Pictured: Enrico Ticconi at Kunstverein Hannover.<br/>

Choreographic Service no.1, 2017 NGV Triennial


Australia born 1983, worked in England 1999, works Germany 2008–, United States 2015–

Adam Linder’s work Choreographic Service No.1, Some Cleaning, 2013, is a performance during which a performer cleans the gallery space. The performer provides a service to the gallery and viewers in the form of a metaphorical cleaning and cultural experience. Some Cleaning, 2013, highlights the labour involved in producing culture, and the economics underpinning daily life. The work of art is hired by the NGV by the hour, indicated by the contractual agreement on display nearby, in a reflection of the mercantile exchange that often brings works of art into the public realm.

The work can be seen in the ground floor galleries Thu 12 Apr 2018, 10.30am–1pm & 2.30–5pm.


In addition to making art, Linder makes works for the theatre and provides Choreographic Services. In 2016 he participated in the Made in L.A. Biennial at The Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, where he was awarded the Mohn Prize for artistic excellence. Linder also participated in the 20th Biennale of Sydney and the Liverpool Biennial (both 2016). Recently he has held solo or two-person shows at the Institute of Contemporary Art, London (2015), and the Schinkel Pavillon, Berlin (2016). Additionally, his works have been commissioned, presented and hired by HAU Hebbel-am-Ufer theatre, Berlin; Serralves Museum, Porto; Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; The Wattis Institute, San Francisco; Museum of Modern Art, Warsaw; American Realness, New York; Kampnagel Theatre, Hamburg; 356 Mission Rd, Los Angeles; and, Frieze LIVE, London. In the past, Linder performed with the Michael Clark Dance Company, Meg Stuart’s Damaged Goods and the Royal Ballet London.

Supported by Maureen Wheeler AO and Tony Wheeler AO