In this new body of work, Carla Adams has asked 1000 matches on Tinder to describe themselves using only one word. Responding to the list of answers, that are either over the top confident or sexual or overly self-afflicting, Adams is holding up a mirror to the men who frequent dating sites. Adams’ work is aligned with feminist sculptural and textile practices and investigates how women navigate digital dating platforms.
Carla Adams (b.1984, Perth) graduated with an advanced diploma in contemporary art from Central TAFE in 2012, she went on to receive first class honours from Curtin University in 2014.Adams has exhibited at MOANA, Turner Galleries, Bus Projects (Melbourne), FELTSpace (Adelaide), ARTBAR at The Museum of Contemporary Art (Sydney), Verge Gallery (Sydney), Blindside (Melbourne) and her work was selected for the 2013 Hatched national graduate exhibition at PICA. She was a finalist in the 2017 Joondalup Invitation Art Award. Adams is a sessional academic at Curtin University and is director of Smart Casual gallery.