Dennis Adams is internationally recognized for his urban interventions and museum installations that reveal historical and political undercurrents in photography, cinema, public space and architecture. Over the last twenty-five years, He has realized over fifty urban projects in cities worldwide from Antwerp to Zagreb. His work has been the subject of numerous one-person exhibitions in museums and galleries throughout North America and Europe, and is included in major public collections both here and abroad, including the Museum Contemporary Art, Chicago; Museum of Modern Art, New York; Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; Fonds National d’Art Contemporain, Paris; Museum van Hedendaagse Kunst, Antwerp; the Städtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus, Munich; and the Fotomusem Winterthur, Zurich.
Adams has taught at numerous institutions including: Parsons School of Design, New York; Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts, Paris; Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten, Amsterdam; and the Akademie der Bildenden Künste, Munich. He regularly lectures, participates in conferences, and offers seminars at academic and cultural institutions around the world. From 1997 to 2001, he was Director of the Visual Arts Program and Professor in the School of Architecture at MIT. In 2001 he joined the faculty of The Cooper Union where he teaches 3-Dimensional Design, Sculpture, and the Public Art studio/seminar.