A collaboration between an artist and photographer who met after being selected as inaugural participants in the New Museum’s incubator program NEW INC, Martin Adolfsson and Daniel J. Wilson.


Martin Adolfsson

Martin Adolfsson is a Swedish photographer and artist based in New York City since 2007. Adolfsson’s work focus on social structures and behaviors. In his first book Suburbia gone Wild, Adolfsson photographed model homes built for the new upper middle class in emerging economies around the world. The project was featured in The Atlantic, Slate, Gizmodo, La Repubblica, CNN among others.  He is currently working on a project titled Geographic Proximity where he continues to explore the shifting landscape of national identity in a global era and how it’s reshaping our relationship to geography.


Adolfsson has a background in photography where he has worked with clients including Wired UK, Monocle, Condé Nast Traveler, New York Magazine, Pentagram, BMW. His work has been exhibited at MoMa PS1, Tate Modern, Idea City and other venues internationally. He has been nominated for several photography awards, including The Santa Fe Prize, and Prix Pictet. He is the recipient of grants from The Swedish Art Grants Committee and received a Critical Photography Certificate from School of Visual Arts where he was an artist-in-residency at Photo Global inaugural class (‘07-’08) and has since 2014 been a member of The New Museum’s incubator program, New Inc.



Daniel J Wilson

Daniel J Wilson is an artist and filmmaker working across multiple media. His work has been exhibited at galleries and festivals internationally, including Bunkier Sztuki in Krakow, Broadway Media Center in Nottingham, The European Independent Film Festival in Paris, culturaDigital in Rio de Janeiro, the Copenhagen Art Festival, ICA Miami, Mana Wynwood, the DUMBO Arts Festival, IDEAS CITY, and MoMA PS1. His work has been covered by The New York Times, The London Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Daily Telegraph, Neural, The Creator’s Project, L Magazine and Art F City.


Wilson was part of the New Museum’s NEW INC. incubator program and completed residencies at SOMA in Mexico City, IMC Lab+Gallery in New York, the UnionDocs fellowship program, and participated in The School for Poetic Computation. He is currently a PhD candidate studying cognitive neuroscience at the University of Toronto.


His work has been supported by the Ontario Arts Council, the National Film Board of Canada, Grand NCE and the Canada Council for the Arts.


Previously Wilson was also a co-founder of the one year pop-up non-profit artspace MMX in Berlin and later worked freelance as a co-producer and editor for the PBS FRONTLINE series.