David Adamo


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BIOGRAPHY

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

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2017
• Rodolphe Janssen, Brussels. David Adamo
(9 November – 22 December)
• 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 ThomasThiel.
(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
• Redling Fine Art, Los Angeles. Strange Attractors: The Anthology of Interplanetary Folk Art Vol. 1,
organized by Bob Nickas (11 November 2017 – 13 January 2018)
• 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)
I• BID 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 – 24September)
• 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)