Monuments Dissected part of the InLight festival, Richmond, VA Nov. 18-19, 2022

November 06, 2022

My video sculpture, Monuments Dissected, will be part of the InLight festival in Bryan Park Richmond, Virginia, November 18-19, 2022. InLight 2022, an outdoor, cinematic festival, was curated by Tiffany Barber and Wesley Taylor. My video sculpture is part of my larger installation Monuments Dissected: Engaging Public Art and Contested Spaces and includes a powerful musical collage created by Grisha Coleman. www.1708inlight.org

| More: Uncategorized

Solidarity Machine curated by Albena Baeva at Projektraum Galerie M

September 08, 2022

Very happy to be included in Albena Baeva’s wonderful Solidarity Machine exhibition at Projektraum Galerie M, Marzahn, Berlin between Sept 3 – Oct 29, 2022. The animation includes music by my talented collaborator Andrea Williams. https://www.nki-berlin.de/

| More: Uncategorized

Artist in Residence Sofia, Bulgaria, CEC ArtsLink

July 06, 2022

Excited to be working on a monuments project in Sofia all of July with Maria Vassileva and Structura Gallery for my CEC ArtsLink Arts Prospect Residency. Very honored to have been selected for this opportunity.

| More: Uncategorized

Mary Beth Edelson Tribute Brooklyn Rail

May 19, 2022

Thanks to Kat Griefen for inviting me to be a part of this tribute to the legendary and amazing Mary Beth Edelson; the tribute was hosted by the Brooklyn Rail online May 3, 2022. For my contribution I showed a short edit of a video interview that Kat and I did with Mary Beth in 2008.

| More: Uncategorized

Pandora’s Snatch as part of #MakeUsVisible produced by XR Ensemble in NYC for Women’s History Month 2022

March 17, 2022

Pandora’s Snatch is an augmented reality sculpture made for the #MakeUsVisible project for Women’s History Month in New York City as one of 31 virtual monuments of gender diverse figures juxtaposed against physical statues of men across the city. Pandora’s Snatch is meant to be opened by the Prometheus statue in Rockefeller center. Artist Meredith Drum recounts the myth that links the two artworks: “When Prometheus gave fire to men on earth, Zeus was pissed! In an act of vengeance, he created the first woman, and sent her with a jar full of trouble. But his misogyny backfired as Pandora-earth-goddess brought the cycles of life and death and the promise of a beginning wherever there is an end. Hats off to the great Mary Beth Edelson and Nancy Spero for inspiration.” Click this link with your phone and the AR Sculpture will load through Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ar/701400011240271/

| More: Uncategorized

Between Beasts and Angels Exhibition Radiator Gallery

September 08, 2021

A still from my animation, Kingdom 4KR, included the exhibition

I am honored that curator Boris Kostadinov included one of my animations in his Between Beasts and Angels online exhibition, produced and hosted by Radiator Gallery, New York City, and Structura Gallery, Sofia, Bulgaria as part of the What Is Normal initiative. Other artists in the show include Eva Davidova, Jen Liu, Claudia Hart, Carla Gannis, Jennifer and Kevin McCoy, Jonas Lund, Dennis Rudolph, and Mark H Ramos. Please click here: https://www.whatisnormal2021.com/between-beasts-and-angels

| More: Uncategorized

Delighted to be a part of the Mother Water exhibition dedicated to Mary Beth Edelson

June 08, 2021

I am grateful to Accola Griefen Gallery for including me in their summer 2021 online exhibition Mother Water which is dedicated to the forever-great Mary Beth Edelson (1933-2021). In addition to Edelson (and me), the show also includes terrific work by Sandra Ramos, Nancy Cohen, Alicia Smith, Andrea Chung, Merritt Johnson, Mikayla Patton, and Jane Swavely. My video – Water in the Desert 122F – is pictured in the virtual gallery below. Edelson’s Woman Rising / Sea is below that.

| More: Uncategorized

Monument Public Address System is part of the Teachable Moment exhibition at Stove Works

December 17, 2020

I’m excited that my project, Monument Public Address System, was part of the Teachable Moment exhibit, curated by Mike Calway-Fagen and presented by Stove Works in Chattanooga, TN, from Dec. 18, 2020 until March 27, 2021. There are some excellent people in the show with me including Alejandro Acierto and Rotem Tamir. Thank you Mike Calway-Fagen! https://www.stoveworks.org/teachable-moment

| More: Uncategorized

Solo Screening at Microscope

August 28, 2020

I am thrilled to have a solo screening of nine of my videos as part of Microscope Gallery’s event series Aug 31-Sept 3, 2020. Thank you Andrea Monti and Elle Burchill. Microscope is the best!! https://microscopegallery.com/meredith-drum-search-for-delicious/

| More: Uncategorized

Underwater NY Governors Island Un-Earthed

May 20, 2020

Excited to be a part of Governors Island Un-Earthed, Underwater New York’s Issue Number 16. My contribution People of the Desert 122°F meditates on the past and future of the miles of canals that thread through Phoenix and Tucson, AZ. The largest pre-Columbian irrigation system in North America, the canals were first engineered 2000 years ago by the ancestral Sonoran Desert people. This Native history was destroyed by the construction of the settler-colonial metropolis. Now an urban space of asphalt and concrete, this valley is ill-prepared for the heat of the near future. The summer now reaches 122°F. At 130°, what happens to the city’s vulnerable people, plants, and animals? Adaptation or abandonment?

| More: Uncategorized