Adam McEwen

Born 1965, London; Lives in New York.

Education

1991 BFA, California Institute of the Arts
1987 BA, Christ Church, Oxford

Current & Forthcoming

2016 ‘Progressive Praxis’, de la Cruz Collection, Miami
2017 Art concept, Paris

Solo Exhibitions

2017 ‘I Think I'm In Love’, Aspen Art Museum, Aspen
2016 ‘Tinnitus’, The Modern Institute, 14—20 Osborne Street, Glasgow
  ‘Harvest’, Petzel Gallery, New York
2015 ‘Traditional Contemporary’, Petzel Gallery, New York
  Museo Civico Diocesano di Santa Maria dei Servi, Città della Pieve
2014 ‘Non-Alignment Pact’, Galerie Art: Concept, Paris
  ‘Factory Tint’, Capitain Petzel, Berlin
2013 ‘Rehabilitating the Steinway Tube Ducts’, Galerie Rodolphe Janssen, Brussels
  ‘Sawney Bean’, The Modern Institute, 14—20 Osborne Street, Glasgow
  ‘Atomkraft Paintings’, National Exemplar, New York
  ‘Adam McEwen’, Home Alone I, New York
2012 ‘Adam McEwen’, Goss-Michael Foundation, Dallas
2011 ‘11.11.11’, Gagosian Gallery, Los Angeles
  ‘A Real Slow Drag’, Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York
  ‘The House of Marlon Brando’, Galerie Art: Concept, Paris
  ‘2 AC Paintings’, National Exemplar, New York
2010 ‘I Hate You, Billboard for Edinburgh’, Ingleby Gallery, Edinburgh
  ‘Feeling Called Love’, Galerie Rodolphe Janssen, Brussels
  ‘I Am Curious Yellow’, Nicole Klagsbrun Gallery, New York
2009 ‘Switch and Bait’, Nicole Klagsbrun Gallery, New York
2008 ‘Chicken or beef?’, Glenn Horowitz Bookseller, East Hampton
2007 ‘Who r u? lost all numbers’, Galerie Art: Concept, Paris
  ‘U r the problem’, Galerie Rodolphe Janssen, Brussels
2006 ‘8.00 for 8.30’, Nicole Klagsbrun Gallery, New York
  ‘My Mistake’, Jack Hanley Gallery, San Francisco
2004 ‘History is a Perpetual Virgin endlessly and repeatedly Deflowered by successive generations of Fucking Liars’, Nicole Klagsbrun Gallery, New York
2003 ‘Adam McEwen’, Alessandra Bonomo Gallery, Rome
  ‘Adam McEwen’, The McAllister Institute, New York
  ‘Adam McEwen’, The Wrong Gallery, New York
2002 ‘Much Better’, 17 Rosebery Avenue, London

Group Exhibitions

2017 ‘WAGSTAFF'S’, Mostyn, Llandudno
  ‘The Age of Ambiguity: Abstract Figuration /Figurative Abstraction’, Vito Schnabel Gallery, St. Moritz
  ‘Attics of My Life: 30th Anniversary Exhibition’, Jack Hanley Gallery, New York
  ‘We need to talk...’, Petzel Gallery, New York
2016 ‘SMS SOS: Text, Texture, Gesture’, Marlborough Chelsea, New York
  ‘The Language of Things Material; Hi/Stories from the Collection’, 21er Haus Museum of Contemporary Art, Vienna
  ‘Pieces-Meubles’, Galerie Patrick Seguin, Paris (curated by Bob Nickas)
2015 ‘Greater New York’, PS1, New York
  ‘Accrochage 3: Pop & Musique/Son’, Fondation Louis Vuitton, Paris
2014 ‘In NO time’, The Modern Institute, 14—20 Osborne Street, Glasgow (with Isa Genzken, Wolfgang Tillmans, Jonnie Wilkes, Heimo Zobernig)
  ‘Copied’, Andrew Roth Gallery, New York
  ‘Legs’, National Exemplar
  ‘Reliable Tension’, 32 Edgewood Gallery, Yale University of Art, New Haven
  ‘Home Again, Again II’, The Journal Gallery, New York
2013 ‘The Show is Over’, Gagosian Gallery, London
  ‘WANTED Selected Works from the Mugrabi Collection’, Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Tel Aviv
  ‘Transforming the Known: Works from the Bert Kreuk Collection’, Gemeentemuseum, Den Haag
  ‘Awaiting Immanence’, Isbrytaren, Stockholm
2012 ‘Graphite’, Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis
  ‘Out of the Blue’, Bortolami Gallery, New York
  ‘About Wood Artschwager/Herold/McEwen’, David Nolan Gallery, New York
  ‘Advert, Insert, Cover, Headline’, Bischoff/Weiss, London
  ‘Ghosts Before Breakfast’, White Flag Projects, St Louis
  ‘Second Skin’, VPL, New York
  ‘ART and PRESS’, Martin-Gropius Bau, Berlin
  ‘Sixth Sax’, Halsey McKay Gallery, East Hampton, New York
2011 ‘Time Wounds All Heels’, White Flag Projects, St Louis
2010 ‘Fresh Hell’, Palais de Tokyo, Paris
  ‘Re-Dressing’, Bartolami Gallery, New York
  ‘Endless Bummer/Surf Elsewhere’, Blum and Poe Gallery, Los Angeles
  ‘Pictures & Statues’, Country Club, Cincinnati
  ‘Crash’, Gagosian Gallery, London
  ‘Meet Me Inside’, Gagosian Gallery, Los Angeles
  ‘The Substance of the Shadow’, Gagosian Gallery, Los Angeles
  ‘Cinèmatique, Esthètique, Politique, Hermètique’, Galerie Art: Concept, Paris
  ‘Inauguration’, Galerie Emmanuel Perrotin, Paris
  ‘At Home / Not At Home: Works from the Collection of Martin and Rebecca Eisenberg in the Hessel Museum of Art’, Hessel Museum of Art, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, New York
  ‘Shape Language’, Nicole Klagsbrun Gallery, New York
  ‘Gallery, Gallerie, Galleria’, Norma Mangione Gallery, Turin
  ‘The Last Newspaper’, The New Museum, New York
  ‘Haunted: Contemporary Photography/Video/Performance’, Guggenheim, New York
  ‘(LEAN)’, Nicole Klagsbrun Gallery, New York
2009 ‘Dark Summer’, Galerie Rodolphe Janssen, Brussels
  ‘Just What Are They Saying’, Jonathan Ferrara Gallery, New Orleans
  ‘Under Control’, Krannert Art Museum, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
  ‘A Tribute to Ron Warren’, Mary Boone Gallery, New York
  ‘The Reach of Realism’, Museum of Contemporary Art, Miami
  ‘20 Years’, Nicole Klagsbrun Gallery, New York
  ‘Small Packages’, The Art Production Fund Lab, New York
  ‘Remembering Henry's Show: Selected Works 1978-2008’, The Brant Foundation, Greenwich CT
  ‘Saints and Sinners’, The Rose Art Museum, Waltham, MA
  ‘The Living and the Dead’, Gavin Brown's enterprise, New York
  ‘Beg, Borrow and Steal’, Rubell Family Collection, Miami
2008 ‘That's Not How I Remember It’, Anna Helwing Gallery, Los Angeles
  ‘Under Pain of Death’, Austrian Cultural Forum, New York
  ‘Murder Letters’, Galeria Filomena Soares, Lisbon, Portugal
  ‘Laughing in a Foreign Language’, Hayward Gallery, London
  ‘Accidental Modernism’, Leslie Tonkonow Artworks + Projects, New York
  ‘The Station’, Miami, FL
  ‘Typed’, Sadie Coles HQ, London
  ‘The Art of the Real’, Vanmoerkerke Collection, Oostende, Belgium
  ‘Recent Acquisitions, Gifts, and Works from Various Exhibitions 1985-2008’, White Columns, New York
  ‘Zuordnungsprobleme’, Galerie Johann König, Berlin
  ‘Signs of The Time’, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
  ‘That Was Then... This is Now’, P.S.1 Center for Contemporary Art, Long Island City
2007 ‘Open House: Cincinnati Collects’, Contemporary Art Center Cincinnati, Cincinnati
  ‘Pop Art Is...’, Gagosian Gallery, London
  ‘Deaf 2: From the Audible to the Visible’, Galerie frank Elbaz, Paris
  ‘Peter Coffin, Adam McEwen, Michael Phelan’, Galerie Mitterand + Sanz, Zurich
  ‘National Geographic’, Norma Desmond Productions, Los Angeles
  ‘Irreversible’, Stellan Holm Gallery, New York
  ‘Number One: Destroy, She Said’, Julia Stoschek Collection, Düsseldorf
  ‘Last Attraction Next Exit’, Max Wigram Gallery, London (curated by Neville Wakefield)
  ‘Two Years: Aquisitions for the Permanent Collection’, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
  ‘Saturn Falling’, Corridor Gallery, Reykjavik
2006 ‘Clarissa Dalrymple’s Exhibition of Young Artists to Benefit the Foundation for Contemporary Arts’, Bortolami Dayan Gallery, New York
  ‘Survivor’, Bortolami Dayan Gallery, New York
  ‘Figures de l’acteur: Le Paradox du comédien’, Collection Lambert en Avignon, Avignon
  ‘The Fig Play Fox Dead’, David Kordansky Gallery, Los Angeles
  ‘Bring the War Home’, Elizabeth Dee Gallery, New York
  ‘The Kate Show’, Foam Fotographiemuseum, Amsterdam
  ‘Under Pressure’, Galerie Art: Concept, Paris
  ‘Love is Colder than Death’, Galerie Edward Mitterand, Geneva
  ‘Fallout: Cold War Culture’, Mitchell-Innes & Nash, New York
  ‘Into Me/Out of Me’, P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, Long Island City
  ‘New York, Interrupted’, pkm gallery, Beijing
  ‘Implosion’, Anton Kern Gallery, New York
  ‘Writing in Strobe’, Dicksmith Gallery, London (curated by Andrew Hunt)
  ‘Slow Burn’, Galerie Edward Mitterrand, Paris (curated by Jonah Freeman)
  ‘Axis of Praxis’, Midway Contemporary Art, Minneapolis
  ‘The Rhubarb Society’, Tracey Lawrence Gallery, Vancouver
  ‘The Glass Bead Game’, Vilma Gold Project Space, Berlin
  ‘Whitney Biennial: Day for Night’, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York (curated by Chrissie Iles and Philippe Vergne)
  ‘Defamation of Character’, P.S.1 Center for Contemporary Art, Long Island City
2005 ‘Take It Further’, Andrew Mummery Gallery, London
  ‘General Ideas; Rethinking Conceptual Art 1987-2005’, CCA Wattis Institute, San Francisco
  ‘The Feraliminal Lycanthropizer’, Champion Fine Art, Los Angeles
  ‘Star Star: Toward the Center of Attention’, Contemporary Art Center Cincinnati, Cincinnati
  ‘Suburbia’, Galerie Lisa Rutyer, Vienna
  ‘Superstars’, Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna
  ‘Situational Prosthetics’, New Langton Arts, San Francisco
  ‘On the Beach’, Printed Matter, New York
  ‘Blankness is Not a Void’, Standard, Oslo
  ‘OK / OKAY’, Swiss Institute, New York
  ‘Carol Bove, Adam McEwen and Seth Price’, United Artists Ltd, Marfa
  ‘Trade’, White Columns, New York
  ‘Bridge Freezes Before Road’, Barbara Gladstone Gallery, New York (curated by Neville Wakefield)
  ‘Drunk vs. Stoned 2’, Gavin Brown's enterprise, New York
  ‘in words and pictures’, Murray Guy, New York
  ‘Greater New York’, P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, Long Island City
  ‘Post Notes’, ICA, London; Midway, Minneapolis
2004 ‘I Love Music’, Creative Growth Gallery, San Francisco
  ‘Happy Days are Here Again’, David Zwirner, New York
  ‘The Ten Commandments’, Deutsches Hygiene Museum, Dresden
  ‘I'll Be Your Mirror: Hotel Project’, Frieze Art Fair, London
  ‘The Chaim Soutine: Tattoo Project’, Frieze Art Fair, London
  ‘Let the Bullshit Run a Marathon’, Nicole Klagsbrun Gallery, New York (curated by Nate Lowman)
2003 ‘Melvins’, Anton Kern Gallery, New York
  ‘I See A Darkness’, Blum and Poe Gallery, Los Angeles
  ‘Group Show’, Grant Selwyn Fine Art, Beverly Hills
  ‘The Great Drawing Show’, Michael Kohn Gallery, Los Angeles
  ‘A Matter of Facts’, Nicole Klagsbrun Gallery, New York
  ‘Greener Pastures’, Toronto, Canada
2002 ‘Yes We're Excerpts’, Andrew Kreps Gallery, New York
  ‘Happy Birthday newspaper project’, Gavin Brown's Enterprise, New York & Greengrassi, London
  ‘COPY’, Ruth Horowitz, New York
2001 ‘Art Transplant’, British Consulate, New York
  ‘Drawing Show’, Greene Naftali, New York
1999 ‘Untitled Painting Show’, LEA Gallery, London
  ‘Free Coke - Contemporary Drawing’, Greene Naftali, New York
1998 ‘Grapeshot, Bullseye, Harvest’, Attache Gallery, London
  ‘Super Freaks Part 2’, Greene Naftali, New York

Bibliography

Press

2017 Belcove, Julie L.: Tour Artist Adam McEwen‘s New York City Studio, Architectural Digest, 15/01/2017
2015 Fischer, Urs and McEwen, Adam: ‘Art is a Translator, Art is a Friend’, Mousse, 04/2015
2014 David Kelly: ‘Test Press about Adam McEwen’, NEW Journal, 101 07/11/2014
2013 ‘Consumed’, Art Review, Vol. 64 09/2013
2012 Powers, Bill: ‘V is for Vital Signage’, S Magazine, 08/2012
  ‘50 Next Most Collectible Artists’, Art + Auction, 06/2012
  Iden, Peter: ‘Nachrufe auf Lebende’, Der Bild, 20/04/2012
2010 Hartvig, Nicolai: ‘Adam McEwen Brings a Fresh Kind of Hell to Paris’, Artinfo, 20/07/2010
2008 Bryant, Eric: ‘Paint it Bleak’, ArtNews, 31/12/2008
  Bollen, Christopher: ‘Adam McEwen’, Interview Magazine, 12/2008
2007 LaBelle, Charles: ‘I See a Darkness’, Frieze, 76 10/09/2007
  Cotter, Holland: ‘Quirks and Attitude to Burn’, The New York Times, 07/2007
  Yablonsky, Lindy: Squat Fuzz: Nate Lowman and Adam McEwen try bringing ‘Underdog’ to the rescue, The Village Voice, 07/2007
  Cotter, Holland: ‘New York Galleries make an Early Splash’, International Herald Tribune, 08/06/2007
  Saltz, Jerry: ‘Deal or No Deal’, New York Magazine, 25/05/2007
  Velasco, David: ‘Critics Picks: Beneath the Underdog’, Artforum, 09/05/2007
2006 Konigsberg, Eric: ‘Life Studies: The Artist’, Men's Vogue, 11/2006
  ‘Untitled (Richard)’, W Magazine, 10/2006
  Helfland, Glen: Aligning the Medium with the Message: Adam McEwen‘s Inkjet Prints, Art on Paper, 07/2006
  Kino, Carol: ‘Hot Numbers: From Brillo Boxes to paperweight breasts, multiples prove their mettle as playful-and collectible- works of art’, Art + Auction, 07/2006
  Neil, T.D Jonathan: ‘Fallout: Cold War Culture’, Modern Painters, 06/2006
  Schmidt, Jason: ‘Work in Progress’, V magazine, 40 04/2006
  ‘The Renegades’, W Magazine, 02/2006
2005 Turner, Christopher: ‘The Greatest Little Gallery on Earth’, Guardian.co.uk, 21/12/2005
  Saltz, Jerry: ‘Ups and Downs’, The Village Voice, 23/09/2005
  Smith, Roberta: ‘Interstate, Art in Review’, The New York Times, 16/09/2005
  Cotter, Holland: ‘Fanciful to Figurative’, The New York Times, 08/07/2005
  Cook, Angus: ‘Artists on Artists: Adam McEwen by Angus Cook’, Bomb Magazine, 91 04/2005
  Scott, Andrea K.: ‘Local Heroes: MoMA and P.S.1 survey five years of emerging art in New York’, Time Out New York, 496 31/03/2005
  Cook, Angus: ‘Artists on Artists: Adam McEwen by Angus Cook’, Bomb Magazine, 03/2005
  Rimanelli: ‘First Take: Adam McEwen’, Artforum, 01/2005
2004 Yablonsky, Linda: What‘s So Funny About Contemporary Art?, ArtNews, 09/2004
2003 Charlesworth, J: ‘Coastal Melancholy’, Modern Painters, Summer Issue 2003

Exhibition Reviews

2017 Wyatt, Orme: ‘The art of the art exhibition’, Aspen Public Radio, 26/01/2017
  ‘Death becomes Adam McEwen at the Aspen Art Museum’, The Aspen Times, 20/01/2017
2016 Smith, Roberta: ‘Adam McEwen’s ‘Harvest’ Explores the Movement of People, Vehicles and Information’, New York Times, 24/03/2016
2014 Clark, Robert: ‘In NO Time’, Guardian Guide, 31/05/2014
2012 Lima, Benjamin: ‘Adam McEwen, Goss Michael Foundation’, …Might be good, 13/07/2012
  Colpitt, Frances: ‘Adam McEwen’, Art in America, 10/06/2012
  Granberry, Michael: ‘Former obit writer Adam McEwen makes a satement about death with fake celebrity obituaries’, The Dallas Morning News, 13/04/2012
2011 ‘Adam McEwen: 11.11.11‘, Artweek LA, 03/12/2011
  Rosenberg, Karen: ‘Adam McEwen‘s ‘Real Slow Drag’ at Marianne Boesky Gallery’, New York Times, 29/11/2011
  Soyez-Petithomme, Caroline: ‘Adam McEwen The House of Marlon Brando’, Slash, 05/2011
  Brooks, Adams: ‘Fresh Hell, Palais de Tokyo’, Art in America, 05/01/2011
  Verhagen, Erik: ‘Fresh Hell, carte blanche a Adam McEwen’, Art Press, 374 01/2011
2010 Drysdale, Rebekah: ‘Armory Arts Review 2010’, Dailyserving.com, 15/03/2010
  Johnson, Ken: ‘Ahoy Fom Nudes, a Pirate and Scrooge McDuck’, New York Times, 04/03/2010
  Douglas, Sarah & Goldstein, Andrew: ‘Bustling Armory Opening Heralds Contemporary Art Market Resurgence‘, Artinfo, 04/03/2010
2009 Chu, Ingrid: ‘Adam McEwen: Nicole Klagsbrun Gallery‘, Frieze, 06/2009
  ‘Art: Galleries’, New Yorker, 13/04/2009
  Rosenberg, Karen: ‘Art in Review’, New York Times, 03/04/2009
  Kasper, Chris: ‘Adam McEwen @ Nicole Klagsbrun Gallery’, White Hot Magazine, 04/2009
  Saltz, Jerry: ‘After the Orgy’, New York Magazine, 23/03/2009
  Keith, Kelsey: ‘Adam McEwen: Switch and Bait’, coolhunting.com, 11/03/2009
  Knowles, Patrick: ‘On Grace of Graphie Adam McEwen: Burning Bridges to the Mundane’, SOMA, 03/2009
2008 Johnson, Ken: ‘Art in Review: ‘Under Pain of Death‘- Sanctioned Killings, and the very Many That Aren‘t‘‘, New York Times, 02/2008
  Smith, Roberta: ‘Art in Review: ‘Accidental Modernism‘’, New York Times, 18/01/2008
2007 ‘Review: Peter Coffin, Adam McEwen, Michael Phelan: Mitterand+ Sanz’, Number 5, 05/2007
  Amy, Michaël: ‘Adam McEwen at Nicole Klagsbrun’, Art in America, 01/2007
  Thompson, Adam: ‘Adam McEwen’, Art Papers, 01/2007
2006 Rimanelli, David: ‘Best of 2006’, Artforum, 12/2006
  Schwendener, Martha: ‘Adam McEwen Nicole Klagsbrun Gallery’, Artforum, 11/2006
  Banai, Nuit: ‘Adam McEwen’, Modern Painters, 11/2006
  Eleey, Peter: ‘Nicole Klagsbrun Gallery‘, Frieze, 11/2006
  Cotter, Holland: ‘Art in Review‘, New York Times, 06/10/2006
  Zamudio, Raul: ‘The 2006 Whitney Biennial‘, Artnexus, 10/2006
  Ribas, João: ‘Confronting War Waged With Precision’, The New York Sun, 21/09/2006
  ‘Goings on about Town‘, New Yorker, 11/09/2006
  Scobie, Ilka: ‘Death on the Installment Plan‘, artnet, 08/09/2006
  ‘Adam McEwen at Nicole Klagsbrun Gallery’, New York Magazine, 04/09/2006
  Gartenfeld, Alex: ‘Bubblegum Pop‘, Paper, 09/2006
  Schmidt, Jason: ‘Work in Progress’, V magazine, 04/2006
  Hefland, Glen: ‘Adam McEwen: Jack Hanley Gallery‘, Artforum, 02/2006
2005 Jones, M. Kirsten: ‘Bridge Freezes Before Road‘, Frieze, 10/2005
  Katz, Vincent: ‘Greater New York 2005‘, Artcritical, 07/2005
  Rimanelli, David: ‘Greater New York 2005’, Artforum, 05/2005
  Eleey, Peter: ‘Greater New York’, Frieze, 91 05/2005
  Jothady, Manisha: ‘Ruyter Project: Suburbia‘, Die Presse, 11/03/2005
  Strohner, Iris: ‘Suburbia’, Hauptstadt, 03/2005
  ‘Suburbia‘, Viennahype, 03/2005
  Wilson, Micheal: ‘Reviews: Adam McEwen, Nicole Klagsbrun Gallery’, Artforum, 02/2005
2004 Smith, Roberta: ‘Art in Review: Adam McEwen’, New York Times, 26/11/2004
  Johnson, Ken: ‘Art in Review: Happy Days Are Here Again’, New York Times, 23/07/2004
2003 Harrison, Sara: ‘Review, Galleria Alessandra Bonomo’, Contemporary Magazine, 57 12/2003
  Knight, Christopher: ‘On the underbelly of the Zeitgeist’, Los Angeles Times, 21/02/2003
2002 Smith, Roberta: ‘Yes We‘re Excerpts, Art in Review’, New York Times, 02/08/2002

Publications

2017 I Think I'm in Love, Aspen Art Museum, Aspen
2014 Adam McEwen: Factory Tint, Capitain Petzel, Berlin, Germany
2013 Powers, Bill: Interviews with Artists, Gagosian Gallery, London
2011 A Real Slow Drag, Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York
2010 Fresh Hell / Carte Blanche à Adam McEwen, Palais de Tokyo, Paris
  I Am Curious Yellow, Nicole Klagsbrun Gallery, New York