Kandis Williams (b. 1985, Baltimore, Maryland) has had recent solo shows at Night Gallery, Los Angeles; KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin; and Ficken 3000, Berlin, Germany. In Fall 2020, the Institute for Contemporary Art at Virginia Commonwealth University opened Kandis Williams: A Field, a multi-stage solo exhibition curated by Amber Esseiva, which will run through Summer 2021 as part of the museum’s Provocations commission series. Williams is featured in the 2020 edition of the Made in LA biennial at the Hammer Museum and Huntington Libraries. She is the recipient of the 2021 Grants to Artists award, presented by the Foundation for Contemporary Arts, New York. Beyond her creative work, Williams has an active curatorial and pedagogical practice, and runs Cassandra Press. Her performances have been mounted in clubs and institutions across the world. She is currently a visiting faculty member at the California Institute of the Arts. Williams lives and works in Los Angeles.