1984, born in, Richmond, Virginia
2000-2002 Artspace Independent Study Program, Pietrasanta, Italy
Lives and works in Brooklyn, NY

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2019
No Thing: Adam Pendleton, Pope.L, Galerie Eva Presenhuber, Zurich

2018
Liam Gillick Adam Pendleton Liam Gillick Adam Pendleton, Eva Presenhuber, New York
List Projects: Adam Pendleton, MIT List Visual Arts Center, Boston
Lever House, New York, US
Pace Gallery, London, GB
Galerie Pedro Cera, Lisson, PT

2017
Pace Gallery, Palo Alto, CA, US
Becoming Imperceptible , MOCA Cleveland, OH, US 
KW, Kunst-Werke Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin, GER (travels to  Baltic The Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead, GB)
Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore, MD, US 

2016
Becoming Imperceptible, Contemporary Arts Center New Orleans, New 
Orleans, LA; traveling to Museum of Contemporary Art, Denver, CO and MOCA Cleveland, Cleveland OH (2017)
Galerie Eva Presenhuber, Zurich, CH
Galeria Parra & Romero, Ibiza, ES

2015
New Work, Pace Gallery, London, United Kingdom  

2014
Adam Pendleton, Pace Gallery, New York, NY
Selected Works, Shane Campbell Gallery, Lincoln Park, IL
Selected Works, Travesia Cuatro, Guadalajara, Mexico
Joan Jonas & Adam Pendleton, Galeria Pedro Cera, Lisbon, Portugal (two-person exhibition) 

2012
I’ll Be Your, Pace Gallery, London, United Kingdom  
I smashed my sickening face, Artpace, San Antonio, TX

2011
New Black Dada Paintings, Galeria Pedro Cera, Lisbon, Portugal
the women, Shane Campbell Gallery, Chicago, IL
Art Statements, Galerie Pedro Cera, Art 42 Basel, Basel, Switzerland
Radio (ONE), Salina Art Center, Salina, KS

2010
BAND, The Kitchen, New York, NY
BAND, Illingworth Kerr Gallery, Calgary, Canada
chandelier across cognition generates glow linguistic signals perception, Galerie Pedro Cera, Lisbon, Portugal

2009
BAND, de Appel, Amsterdam, The Netherlands (as part of SELECTED WORK Amsterdam) 
grey-blue grain, Kunstverein, Amsterdam, The Netherlands (as part of SELECTED WORK Amsterdam)

2007
Rendered in Black and Rendered, Rhona Hoffman Gallery, Chicago, IL

2005
Gorilla, My Love, Rhona Hoffman Gallery, Chicago, IL
Deeper Down There, Yvon Lambert, New York, NY   

2004
Being Here, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL
Being Here, Wallspace Gallery, New York, NY

 

Selected Group Exhibitions

2018
LeWitt, Nevelson, Pendleton Part II, Pace Gallery, Geneva, CH
DPAM Collects: Happy Little Trees and Other Recent Acquisitions, DePaul
Art Museum, Chicago, MI
LeWitt, Nevelson, Pendleton, Pace Gallery, Geneva, CH
Second Sight: The Paradox of Vision in Contemporary Art, Bowdoin, ME
College Museum of Art, Brunswick, ME

2017
American African American, Phillips, London, GB
OCCUPY MANA: Artists Need to Create on the Same Scale That Society Has the Capacity to Destroy (Year 1), Mana Contemporary, Jersey City, US
Sonic Rebellion: Music as Resistance, Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit, US
I am you, you are too, Walker Center for Art, Minneapolis, US
How To Live Together, Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna, AU

2016
The Eighth Climate (What does art do?). 11th Gwangju Biennale, Gwangju, South Korea
Art Unlimited – Galeria Pedro Cera, Basel, CH
The Revolution Will Not be Grey, Aspen Art Museum, Aspen, CO, US
The Language of Things, Public Art Fund, City Hall Park, New York; NY, US
New Visions, Tensta Konsthall, Spånga

2015
Young, Gifted and Black, Goodman Gallery, Johannesburg, South 
Africa
Now? NOW!, Biennial of the Americas, Museum of Contemporary Art 
Denver, Denver, CO
Adventures of the Black Square: Abstract Art and Society 1915-2015, 
Whitechapel Gallery, London, United Kingdom  
Sharon Hayes, Tony Lewis, Adam Pendleton, Andrea Rosen Gallery New 
York, NY
Personne et les autres, Belgian Pavilion, 56th International Art    
Exhibition, La Biennale di Venezia, Venice, Italy
Radical Presence: Black Performance in Contemporary Art, Yerba Buena
Center for the Arts, San Francisco, CA

2014
The Disappearance of the Fireflies, Collection Lambert, Avignon, France
Love Story – Anne and Wolfgang Titze Collection, 21er Haus and Winter Palace, Vienna, Austria
Radical Presence: Black Performance in Contemporary Art, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN
Body Language, The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, NY Civil Rights, Void, Derry, Ireland
We Love Video This Summer, Pace Gallery, Beijing, China

2013
The 30th Biennial of Graphic Arts: Interruption, International Centre of Graphic 
Arts, Ljubljana, Slovenia
Warhol Ones, Half Gallery, New York, NY
After Hours 2: Murals on the Bowery, Art Production Fund, in partnership with The New Museum, New York, NY

2012
Ecstatic Alphabets/Heaps of Language, Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
Heart to Hand, Swiss Institute, New York, NY
La Triennale--Intense Proximity, 2012, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France
Phantom Limb: Approaches to Painting Today, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL
Radical Presence: Black Performance in Contemporary Art, Contemporary
Arts Museum Houston, Houston, TX

2011
A Promise is a Cloud, Public Art Fund, MetroTech Center, Brooklyn, NY
Fifth Contour Biennial, Mechelen, Belgium
Soft Machines, Pace Gallery, New York, NY
Never Odd or Even, Grimmuseum, Berlin, Germany

2010
Greater New York, P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, New York, NY
Quadruple-Consciousness, Vox Populi Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
Collected. Reflections on the Permanent Collection, Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, NY
Blood of a Poet, Thierry Goldberg Projects, New York, NY
Self as Disappearance, Centre d’Art Contemporain, La Synagogue de Delme, Delme, France
Desire, Blanton Museum of Art, Austin, TX
Afro-Modernism: Journeys through the Black Atlantic, Tate Liverpool, Liverpool, United Kingdom  
From Then to Now, Museum of Contemporary Art, Cleveland, OH
It Is Written, Centre Pompidou-Metz, France

2009
A Generational: Younger Than Jesus, New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York, NY
Talk Show, ICA, London, England
After 1968: Contemporary Artists and The Civil Rights Legacy, California African American Museum, Los Angeles, CA 
Black Hole, Kunsthalle Andratx, Mallorca, Spain
Artists in Residence, Studio Museum Harlem, New York, NY
Cargo/Cargo Manifest/Cargo Vision, Autocenter, Berlin, Germany
Constellations: Paintings from the MCA Collection, Museum of  Contemporary Art Chicago, Chicago, IL
Infinitesimal Eternity, Yale University School of Art, New Haven, CT
The one hundred and sixty-third floor: Liam Gillick curates the collection, 
Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Chicago, IL
The Prompt, Performa 09, New York, NY

2008
Hey Hey Glossolalia, Curated by Mark Beasly, Creative Time, New York, NY
After 1968: Contemporary Artists and The Civil Rights Legacy, High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA
Object, The Undeniable Success of Operations, Stedelijk Museum    
Bureau Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
The Future as Disruption, The Kitchen, New York, NY
Freeway Balconies, Deutsche Guggenheim, Berlin, Germany
Manifesta 7, Tentino-South, Tyrol, Italy
Perform History II, U-TURN Quadrennial for Contemporary Art, Arhus, Denmark
Manifesto Marathon, Serpentine Gallery, London, England
Matter of Fact: Aftermath, Galeria Vermelho, Sao Paulo, Brazil

2007
Sympathy for the Devil: Art and Rock and Roll, Museum of Contemporary Art
Chicago, Chicago, IL
Commemorating Thirty Years, Part III, 1991-2007, Rhona Hoffman Gallery, Chicago, IL
Resistance Is, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY

2006
Message Personnel, Yvon Lambert, Paris, France
Interstellar Low Ways, Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago, IL
R³: Reading 'Ritin 'Rithmetic, 30 Years Later, Castle Gallery, Inverness, United Kingdom
Please Love Me, Walker’s Point Center for the Arts, Milwaukee, WI
Figure of the Player, Collection Lambert, Avignon, France

2005
Frequency, Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, NY
Double Consciousness: Black Conceptual Art Since 1970, Contemporary Arts 
Museum, Houston, TX

2004
It’s About Memory, Rhona Hoffman Gallery, Chicago, IL
When Contemporary Art Speaks, Indianapolis Museum of Contemporary Art, Indianapolis, IN
Optimo: Manifestations of Optimism in Contemporary Art, Marfa Ballroom, Marfa, TX 
Black Milk: Theories on Suicide, Marvelli Gallery, New York, NY
Seven More (Things We Like), Conner Contemporary Art, Washington, DC

 

PERFORMANCE AND FILM SCREENINGS

2011
BAND, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA (performance and film screening)

2010
three scenes, variation one, Gardner Museum of Art, Boston, MA (performance)

2009
three scenes, Kunstverein, Amsterdam, The Netherlands (performance)
Hannah Weiner: An Argument for Black Dada, Institute of Contemporary Art, London, United Kingdom (performance)
BAND, Toronto International Film Festival, Toronto, Canada (performance)

2007
The Revival, Performa 07, Stephan Weiss Studio, New York, NY (performance)