David Adamo


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BIOGRAPHY

1979 Born in Rochester, New York
Lives and works in Berlin, Germany


SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2017 Dio Horia, Mykonos, Greece. David Adamo and Margarita Myrogianni. (28 July –
22 August)

39 Great Jones, New York. Symphonic Poem, curated by Ugo Rondinone. (3
May – 30 June)


2016 Whitespace, Miami Beach. Termite Mounds. (1 November 2016 – 15 April 2017)

Peter Freeman, Inc, New York. David Adamo. (26 February – 9 April)

2015 Ibid, Los Angeles. David Adamo. (31 March – 30 May)

Albright-Knox Gallery, Buffalo, New York. David Adamo. (22 January – 17 May)

Bureau, New York. It Rained Again. (11 January – 15 February)

2014 Galerie Rodolphe Janssen, Brussels, Belgium. David Adamo. (3 April - 31 May)

2013 Capri Gallery, Düsseldorf, Germany. David Adamo. (15 November 2013 – 5
January 2014)

Untitled Gallery, New York. David Adamo. (8 September – 20 October)

Peter Freeman, Inc., New York. David Adamo/ James Castle. (7 September -
10 October)

Mendes Wood Gallery, São Paulo, Brazil. David Adamo. (2 - 23 March)

2012 MD72, Berlin. David Adamo. (13 December 2012 - 02 February 2013)

NADA Art Fair, New York. David Adamo. (6 - 8 December)

IBID PROJECTS, London. David Adamo. (17 November 2012 – 12 January
2013)

Galerie Nelson-Freeman, Paris. David Adamo (15 September – 10 November)

Bielefelder Kunstverein, Bielefeld, Germany. David Adamo, curated by Thomas
Thiel. (12 May - 15 July)

Art Brussels - 30th Contemporary Art Fair, Brussels, Belgium. David Adamo. (19 - 22 April)

2011 UNTITLED, New York. David Adamo. (12 May - 19 June)

Fruit and Flower Deli (Eldridge Optician), Stockholm, Sweden. Untitled
Monument. (12 March - 12 April)


2010 Kunsthalle, Freiburg, Switzerland. David Adamo (17 November 2010 – 16
January 2011)

IBID PROJECTS, London. David Adamo. (25 September – 13 November)

Galerie Nelson-Freeman, Paris. David Adamo. (6 March - 2 April)

2009 N.O. Gallery, Milan. David Adamo. (18 September - 15 November)

Liste 09, Basel, Switzerland. (9 - 14 June)

Hoet-Bekaert Gallery, Ghent, Belgium. David Adamo: Untitled (music for strings).
(31 May - 28 June)

Le Confort Moderne, Poitiers, France. Michael Portnoy and David Adamo: On se
bat toujours quelque part/There is still fighting somewhere. (20 March - 17 May)

2008 IBID PROJECTS, London. Untitled (The Rite of Spring). (23 May - 21 June)

Fruit and Flower Deli (Eldridge Optician), New York. David Adamo: Untitled
(Louli). (25 January - 21 February)

2007 Dispatch to Les Urbaines, Lausanne, France. Untitled (Valeria). (6 - 8 December)

Dispatch Bureau, New York. Museum Museum: My Own Private Marathon
(4 November); Museum Museum: A day long duet with Madame X. (15
November)


SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS AND PERFORMANCES

2017 Corbett vs. Dempsey, Chicago, Illinois. Small Sculpture (8 September – 14
October 2017)

Bass Museum, Miami Beach. Ground Control. (30 November 2016 – 15 March
2017)

2016 Kentucky Museum of Arts and Crafts, Louisville, Kentucky. Material Issue. (1 July
– 25 September)

Museo Civico / Santa Maria della Scala / Accademia dei Fisiocritici, Siena, Italy.
Che il vero possa confutare il falso. (25 June – 16 October)

Dio Horia, Mykonos, Greece. honey;love;pheromones. (24 June – 27 July)

Galerie Patrick Seguin, Paris. Pieces-Meubles. (2 June – 23 July)

2015 The Journal Gallery, New York. Freedom Culture, curated by Graham Collins
(1 July – 8 August)

Kai Matsumiya, New York. Tableau. (30 June – 9 August)

Koenig Gallery, Berlin. Material. (25 April – 27 June)

Bureau, New York. It Rained Again. (11 January – 15 February)

2014 Galerie Rudolphe Janssen, Brussels, Belgium. Black Out. (7 November – 20
December)

Rob Tufnell, London. On the devolution of culture. (19 September – 25 October)

Museo de Arte de Rio, Rio de Janiero, Brazil. Some schools are cages and some
schools are wings. (26 August 2014 – 11 January 2015)

Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art, Boulder, Colorado. Game Changer.
(17 July – 14 September)

The Centre for Contemporary Art, Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw, Poland. SLOW
FUTURE. (27 June – 14 September)

Public Art Project, Sennestadt, Germany. (25 May – 8 October)

Fürstenberg Zeitgenössisch; Fürstlich Fürstenbergische Sammlungen,
Donaueschingen, Germany. Dreierlei. (9 May – 13 July)

2013 VeneKlasen Werner, Berlin. Several Species of Small Furry Animals
Gathered Together in a Cave and Grooving with a Pict. (6 July – 14 September)

Gallery EXIT, Hong Kong. Nature of Speed. (23 May - 22 June)

Denver Art Museum, Denver, Colorado. Material World (19 May - 22 September)

Galerie Rodolphe Janssen, Brussels, Belgium. Rien faire et laisser rire, curated
by Bob Nickas. (6 May - 22 June)

James Cohan Gallery, Shanghai, China. Downtown. (8 March - 5 May)

2012 Patricia Low Contemporary, St. Moritz, Switzerland. The Man Who Would be
King. (27 December 2012 2 February 2013)


Saint Bavo’s Cathedral, Ghent, Belgium. Sint Jan, curated by Jan Hoet and Hans
Martens. (2 June - 29 July)

Magazzino, Rome. Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde - New Works from Berlin, curated
by Vita Zaman. (16 March - 30 April)


Kunst Raum Riehen, Riehen, Switzerland. If I had eight hours to cut down a tree,
I would spend six hours sharpening my axe, curated by Isabel Harlene, Reto
Thuring and Pedro Wirz. (13 January - 19 February)

2011 Bergen Kunsthall, Bergen, Norway. No Sense of Space. (11 November - 22
December)

PSM Gallery, Berlin. Hypothesis for an Exhibition, curated by Lorenzo Benedetti,
with Øystein Aasan, David Adamo, Katinka Bock, Paolo Chiasera, Dario
D'Aronco, Olaf Nicolai, Batia Suter. (2 July - 30 July)

Klemens Gasser & Tanja Grunet, Inc., New York. Against the Way Things Go,
curated by Andrea Hill. (23 June - 29 July)

Atelierhaus Monbijoupark, Berlin. Based in Berlin, organized by Kulturprojekte
Berlin GmbH. (8 June - 24 July). Exhibition travelled: KW Institute for
Contemporary Art; Hamburger Bahnhof; Neuer Berliner Kunstverein;
Berlinische Galerie.

Thomas Brambilla Contemporary Art, Bergamo, Italy. My Beautiful Mongo. (28
May - 15 July)

Vanhaerents Art Collection, Brussels, Belgium. Sympathy for the Devil. (30 April
– 30 November)

Tanya Leighton Gallery, Berlin. The Confidence Man, curated by
Gianni Jetzer. (30 April - 25 June)

Peter Freeman, Inc., New York. Sculpture: David Adamo, Marcel
Broodthaers, Walter de Maria, Claes Oldenburg, Joel Shapiro, Richard Tuttle,
Richard Wentworth, Rachel Whiteread. (21 April - 14 May)

Heidelberger Kunstverein, Heidelberg, Germany. Text Werke. (5 February – 27
March)

2010 Carlson Gallery MDC, London. Psycho Painting - Gerhard Richter/
Extra Content: Psycho Sculpture/ David Adamo (15 December 2010 - 31
January 2011)

New Jersey Museum of Contemporary Art, Wickatunk, New Jersey. Inaugural
Exhibition: It’s All American, curated by Alex Gartenfield and Haley Mellin. (23
October – 14 November)

Grimmuseum, Berlin. Vivere Country: David Adamo, Maeghan Reid,
Marinella Senatore, John Kleckner, Dan Attoe, Antonio Ballester Moreno,
Mario,Consiglio, Ryan McLaughlin, Mark Flood, David Levine, James Krone,
curated by Nonna Bruna. (16 - 26 September)

Untitled, New York. David Adamo, Heather Cook, Brendan Fowler, Rashid
Johnson, Phil Wagner. (12 September - 17 October)

Kunstenfestival Watou, Watou, France. Tussen Taal en Beeld/ Verzamelde
Verhalen #02 (3 July - 5 September)

De Vleeshal, Middelburg, Netherlands. Psychosculptures, curated by Lorenzo
Benedetti, with Christoph Weber, David Adamo, Gert Robijns, Kevin van Braak,
Mandla Reuter, Paolo Chiasera, Rosella Biscotti. (27 June – 12 September)

Galleria Comunale d'Arte Contemporanea, Monfalcone, Italy. A Basic Human
Impulse. (15 May - 27 June)

MoMA PS1, Long Island City, New York. Greater New York, curated by Connie
Butler. (23 April - 18 October)

Whitney Museum of American Art, New York. Whitney Biennial. (25 February –
30 May)

2009 Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York. The Perpetual Dialogue. (12 December 2009
– 23 January 2010)

Kadist Art Foundation, Paris. This place you see has no Size at All (4
December 2009 - 17 February 2010)

Thessaloniki Biennale of Contemporary Art 2, Athens, Greece. Praxis: Art in
Times of Uncertainty. (24 May - 27 September)

Egmont Park, Brussels, Belgium. Art in the City. (24 - 27 April)

Shanghai Theatre Academy, Shanghai, China. Broken Tales, curated by Rainer
Ganahl. (April)

2008 Rental Gallery, New York. Fair Market. (17 July - 17 August)

IBID Projects, London. London Summer Group Show: Sights from a
Steeple. (5 July - 24 August)

Peter Blum Gallery, New York. Some Thing Else. (19 June – 1 August)

Jota Castro Studio, Brussels, Belgium. Elaine Levy Project: The Moonlight Show.
(17 – 21 April). Exhibition travelled: Fruit and Flower Deli (Eldridge Optician),
New York; Shugoarts,Tokyo, Japan.

Honey Space, New York. Object Salon, curated by Bob Nickas. (26 March – 5
April)

Fruit & Flower Deli (Eldridge Optician), Berlin. The Fruit & Flower Deli
Berlin Show: David Adamo, Julieta Aranda, Jota Castro and Ylva Ogland,
curated by Rodrigo Mallea Lira.

2007 Fruit and Flower Deli (Eldridge Optician), New York. Snofrid. (27 October – 20
November)

Miami Beach Cinematheque, Miami Beach, Florida. Interclub. (12 September)

Peres Projects, Athens, Greece. Beyond the Zero. (8 September - 13 October)

Palais de Tokyo, Paris. Grow Your Own, curated by Peter Coffin. (1 February - 6
May)

Art in General, New York. Eternity Awaits Part I: The Spy Who Loved Me. (27
January - 31 March)

The Explorers Club, New York. Reports: A Finding Aid, with Ellie Ga and
Cathleen Chaffee. (2007 - present)

2006 Kling and Bang Gallery, Reykjavik, Iceland. New York Artists: Invationistas –
Sequences. (16 October - 5 December)

Wayward Cannon, London. Lisa Kirks Greatest Hits. (13 August)

Himalayas Art Museum, Shanghai, China. Lovely Shanghai Music. (May)

TART Contemporary, San Francisco. Affair. (6 April - 6 May)

Corcoran Museum, Washington, D.C. 25th Annual Art Auction Gala, curated by
Howie Chen. (11 February)

Elizabeth Foundation Gallery, New York. Everything Beautiful and
Noble is the Result of Reason and Calculation. (February – March)

D’Amelio Terras Gallery, New York. Re-Make/Re-Model. (online Exhibition)

Museum of Natural History, New York. My Own Private Marathon.

2005 The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. My Own Private Marathon. (6
November)

Swiss Institute, New York. Do You Like Stuff? (September - October)

Printed Matter, New York. On The Beach, curated by Justin Lowe. (23 July – 24
September)

Spencer Brownstone Gallery, New York. Red White Blue. (7 July - 13 August)

2004 Swiss Institute, New York. None Of The Above, curated by John Armleder.
(23 November 2004 - 15 January 2005