Glasgow International Festival of Contemporary Art

Adrien Howard

Adrien Howard is an artist, poet and publisher living on the west coast of Scotland. They work both independently and collaboratively to produce writing, books, projects, moving-image and sound works. 

Using personal, cultural or historical narratives as a starting point, Adrien’s work considers the body and the ways we relate within dominant structures. Beginning with their own writing, they seek to interrogate the archetypes of ‘I’, ‘you’, ‘we’ etc within a linguistic tradition, as a way of exposing the formation of specific identities, both individual and collective. 

Alongside Lisette May Monroe, Adrien is co-founder and director of Rosie’s Disobedient Press, an artist-led publishing press exploring the intersection of art and writing and platforming marginalised practitioners with a focus on queer, feminist and working-class perspectives.