Wickerham & Lomax. Swiper, no swiping!

25 Jun 2015 – 8 Jul 2015

AC Institute

New York
New York, United States


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Wickerham & Lomax seek to expand modes of living, viewing, and participating by employing the use of cultural practices, varied forms of communication, and the language of the digital environment to arrive at a practice where approach and presentation are the main subjects and not merely process.


Wickerham & Lomax have developed a searching, nuanced practice that applies a keen critical intuition and fine-tuned irreverence to the problems and potentialities of our contemporary media ecology. Working across diverse media, curatorial platforms, and institutional contexts, they have created a body of work at once context-specific and broadly engaged with networked virtualities. Currently focused on the deviation from the digital space to the physical space, they have developed a digital narrative franchise entitled BOY’Dega, which considers the dissolving hierarchy between actor, author, fan, and character. Here, as in much of their work, supplementals—flyers, interviews, trailers, gossip, hearsay, press releases, pre-production, and posters — are foregrounded, allowing them to meditate on obsolescence, trends, connectivity, and marginality.

Wickerham & Lomax is the collaborative name of Baltimore-based artists Malcolm Lomax (b. Abbeville, South Carolina, 1986) and Daniel Wickerham (b. Columbus, Ohio, 1986). Formerly known as DUOX, the two have been working together since 2009. Recent solo exhibitions by DUOX include “DUOX4Larkin,” Artists Space, New York (2012), “Liste Exhibition,” Contemporary Museum of Art, Baltimore (2011), “Break My Body, Hold My Bones,” CCS Bard Hessel Museum, New York (2011), “MoMT: Museum of Modern Twink,” GLCCB bookstore, Baltimore (2010), and “King Me,” Open Space Gallery, Baltimore (2009).


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