Adrian Ghenie

Chronology

Biography

1977Born in Baia Mare, Romania
2001Graduated from the University of Art and Design, Cluj, Romania
  
Lives and works in Berlin and Cluj
  

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2020Adrian Ghenie, Tim Van Laere Gallery, Antwerp
Adrian Ghenie: The Hooligans, Pace Gallery, New York, NY
2019 “I have turned my only face…” Paintings by Adrian Ghenie, The State Hermitage Museum, Saint Petersburg
The Battle Between Carnival and Feast, Palazzo Cini, La Galleria, Venice
2018Adrian Ghenie: Jungle in Paris, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris
2017Art Club #19: Adrian Ghenie, French Academy in Rome – Villa Medici, Rome
Adrian Ghenie: The Graces, Galerie Judin, Berlin
Adrian Ghenie: Nightscape, Galerie Plan B, Berlin
Adrian Ghenie: Recent Paintings, Pace Gallery, New York, NY
2015Adrian Ghenie: New Paintings, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris
2015Adrian Ghenie: Darwin’s Room, Romanian Pavilion, 56th International Art Exhibition – la Biennale di Venezia, Venice
Adrian Ghenie, Nicodim Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2014Adrian Ghenie, CAC Málaga, Malaga
Adrian Ghenie: Golems, Pace Gallery, London
Adrian Ghenie: Berlin Noir, Galerie Judin, Berlin
Adrian Ghenie, Tim Van Laere Gallery, Antwerp
2013On the Road to … Tarascon (with Navid Nuur), Galeria Plan B, Berlin
Adrian Ghenie: New Paintings, Pace Gallery, New York, NY
2012Adrian Ghenie: Pie-Fights and Pathos, Museum of Contemporary Art, Denver, CO
2011Adrian Ghenie, Haunch of Venison, London
Adrian Ghenie, Tim Van Laere Gallery, Antwerp
2010Adrian Ghenie, Stedelijk Museum voor Actuele Kunst (S.M.A.K.), Ghent
Adrian Ghenie: The Hunted, Nolan Judin, Berlin
Adrian Ghenie, Mihai Nicodim Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2009Adrian Ghenie, Tim Van Laere Gallery, Antwerp
Adrian Ghenie: Darkness for an Hour, Haunch of Venison, London
Adrian Ghenie, National Museum of Contemporary Art (MNAC), Bucharest
2008Adrian Ghenie: The Flight into Egypt, Nolan Judin, Berlin
Adrian Ghenie: Works on Paper, Galeria Plan B, Berlin
Adrian Ghenie, Tim Van Laere Gallery, Antwerp
2007Adrian Ghenie: Shadow of a Daydream, Haunch of Venison, Zurich
They said this place does not exist, Wohnmaschine, Berlin
Dig and Hide, Chung King Project, Los Angeles, CA
2006If You Open It You’ll Get Dirty, Galeria Plan B, Cluj
  

Selected Group Exhibitions

2019Live Forever, Tim Van Laere Gallery, Antwerp
Geta Brătescu, Adrian Ghenie, Ciprian Mureșan, Șerban Savu, La Fondazione, Rome
KUNST KUNST KUNST, Tim Van Laere Gallery, Antwerp
The Collection (I): Highlights for a Future, Stedelijk Museum voor Actuele Kunst (S.M.A.K.), Ghent
The Influencing Machine, Galeria Nicodim, Bucharest
The Last Waltz (For Leon), Tim van Laere Gallery, Antwerp
2018Adrian Ghenie: The Darwin Room, 2013–2014, A Romanian Cycle at the Centre Pompidou, Galerie Zéro, Centre Pompidou, Paris
Niko Pirosmani, Albertina, Vienna
Art from Berlin in the Foreign Minister’s Office, German Federal Foreign Office, Berlin
The Adderall and the Ecstasy, Galeria Nicodim, Bucharest
Always Trust the Artist, Tim Van Laere Gallery, Antwerp
2017Berlin Now, David Nolan Gallery, New York, NY
Déjeuner sur l’herbe, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris
Something living: Contemporary Figurative Painters, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Modern Gallery, Sydney
The Hierophant, Galeria Nicodim, Bucharest
Luther und die Avantgarde – Zeitgenössische Kunst im Alten Gefängnis, Wittenberg und in Kirchen in Berlin und Kassel, Stiftung für Kunst und Kultur e.V., Altes Gefängnis, Wittenberg
„Life is hard… Let’s go shopping.” The Encyclopedia of Masamichi Katayama, Tokyo Opera City Art Gallery, Tokyo House Work, Victoria Miro Mayfair, London
2016Take Care, Amigo, Tim Van Laere Gallery, Antwerp
George Grosz: Politics and His Influence, David Nolan Gallery, New York, NY
Track Changes, Mednes Wood DM, Sao Paulo
Animal Farm: Beastly Muses and Metaphors, Sotheby’s SI2 Gallery, London
Cher(e)s Ami(e)s: Hommage aux donateurs des collections contemporaines, Centre Pompidou, Paris
SALON Djurhuus, Munkeruphus, Dronningmølle
Intrigantes incertitudes: Dessin contemporain, Musée d’Art Moderne et Contemporain de Saint-Étienne Métropole, Saint-Étienne
“Très Traits,” Fondation Vincent van Gogh Arles, Arles
ta.bu, Maison Particulière, Brussels
2015In and Out of Time, Galerie Isa, Mumbai
Berlin Show #4: Inventory, Galeria Plan B, Berlin
Appearance & Essence, Art Encounters Timișoara/Arad, Timco Halls, Timișoara
Desire of the Other, Annka Kultys Gallery, London
A Selection of Pavilions, Gemeente Wassenaar, Raadhuis De Paauw, Wassenaar Omul Negru, Galeria Nicodim, Bucharest. Traveled to: Nicodim Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Painting Show: Part One, Galerie Rüdiger Schöttle, Munich
Mapping Bucharest: Art, Memory, and Revolution1916 – 2016, MAK – Österreichisches Museum für angewandte Kunst / Gegenwartskunst, Vienna
I Will Go There, Take Me Home, Metropolitan Arts Centre, Belfast
Group Exhibition, Nicodim Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Run for the Roses, Tim Van Laere Gallery
2014A Pair Is Not A Collection: Six Artists Present Their Art Collection, LLS Palais, Antwerp
Through the Collector’s Eye: Works of the Generation 2000 from Cluj in Three Romanian Collections, Răzvan Bănescu, Micrea Pinte, Ovidiu Șandor, Fundația Plan B, The Office, Cluj-Napoca
Une histoire, art, architecture et design des années 1980 à aujourd’hui, Centre Pompidou, Paris. Traveled to: Haus der Kunst, Munich
I will go there, take me home (with Pieter Hugo and Olaf Brzeski), Metropolitan Arts Centre (MAC), Belfast
Love Story: Anne & Wolfgang Titze Collection, Winter Palace and 21er Haus, Belvedere, Vienna
A Few Grams of Red, Yellow, Blue: New Romanian Art, Centre for Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw
2013Painting Forever, KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin
Romanian Scenes, Espace Culturel Louis Vuitton, Paris
Hotspot Cluj: New Romanian Art, ARKEN Museum of Modern Art, Copenhagen
Nightfall, Galerie Rudolfinum, Prague
2012Francis Bacon and the Existential Condition in Contemporary Art, Fondazione Palazzo Strozzi, Palazzo Strozzi, Florence
The Castle in the Air: Séance of Imagination, Centre of Culture ZAMEK, Poznan
Nightfall, MODEM Centre for Modern and Contemporary Arts, Debrecen
Six Lines of Flight: Shifting Geographies in Contemporary Art, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA
European Travellers: Art from Cluj Today, Műcsarnok Kunsthalle, Budapest
Beaufort04, Triennial of Contemporary Art by the Sea, Middelkerke/Westende
2011One of a Thousand Ways to Defeat Entropy, La Biennale di Venezia, Arsenale Novissimo, Venice
The World Belongs to You, François Pinault Foundation, Palazzo Grassi, Venice
The Art of Climbing Mountains, 303 Gallery, New York, NY
Communism Never Happened, Charim Galerie, Vienna
Burning, Bright: A Short History of the Light Bulb, Pace Gallery, New York, NY
2010The Crystal Hypothesis, Galleria d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea di Bergamo, Bergamo
After the Fall, Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art, Peekskill, NY. Traveled to Knoxville Museum of Art, TN
Romanian Cultural Resolution: Figurative Painting in Romania, 1970–2010, Spinnerei Leipzig, Leipzig. Traveled to: Club Electroputere Craiova, Bucharest
Mircea Pinte Collection, Museum of Art Cluj, Cluj
2009I’ve Watered a Horseshoe as if It Were a Flower, Mihai Nicodim Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Staging the Grey: 12 Romanian and Hungarian Painters, Prague Biennale 4, Prague
Show Me A Hero, Calvert 22 Gallery, London
Featuring 2, Galerie Chez Valentin, Paris
The Punishment of Lust and Luxury, Mihai Nicodim Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2008Liverpool Biennial, Tate Liverpool, Liverpool
Days Become Nights, Galerie Hussenot, Paris
Drawings & Other Works on Paper, Tim Van Laere Gallery, Antwerp
2007Expanded Painting 2, Prague Biennale 3, Prague
Size Matters: XS – Recent Small-Scale Paintings, Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art, Peekskill, NY
Across the Trees, David Nolan Gallery, New York, NY
Eastern European Painting Now, Lora Reynolds Gallery, Austin, TX
Janis Avotins, Adrian Ghenie, Andrew Palmer, Galerie Rüdiger Schoettle, Munich
Adrian Ghenie and Ciprian Mureşan, Kontainer Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2006Cluj Connection, curated by Jane Neal, Haunch of Venison, Zurich
Please Drive Slowly Through Our World, Kontainer Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Small Wonder, Andreiana Mihail Gallery, Bucharest
  

Monographs and Catalogues

2020Adrian Ghenie: Paintings 2014–2019. Edited by Juerg Judin. Essay by Pamela Kort. Interview between Michael Peppiatt and Adrian Ghenie. Berlin: Hatje Cantz Verlag
Adrian Ghenie: Déchaîner la peinture. Essay by Yannick Haenel. Paris: Actes Sud Editions
2019“I have turned my only face…” Paintings by Adrian Ghenie. Edited by Dimitri Ozerkov and Anastasia Veialko. Exh. cat. The State Hermitage Museum, Saint Petersburg
Adrian Ghenie: The Battle Between Carnival and Feast. Edited by Oona Doyle, Silvia Davoli, and Polly Robinson Gaer. Essay by Luca Massimo Barbero. Exh. cat. Palazzo Cini, Venice. Fondazione Giorgio Cini and Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac
2018Adrian Ghenie: Jungles in Paris. Edited by Oona Doyle. Poetry by Ghérasim Luca. Exh. cat. Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, London/Paris/Salzburg
2015Adrian Ghenie Darwin’s Room. Edited by Juerg Judin and Mihai Pop. Ostfildern: Hatje Cantz Verlag
Adrian Ghenie: Darwin’s Room. Edited by Mihai Pop and Corina Șuteu. Exh. cat. Editura Humanitas, Bucharest
Adrian Ghenie. Essay by James Hall. Exh. cat. Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris/Salzburg
2014Adrian Ghenie. Essays by Fernando Francés and Francisco Calvo Serraller. CAC Málaga, Malaga
Adrian Ghenie: Golems. Essay by Jasper Sharp. Exh. cat. Pace Gallery, London
Adrian Ghenie. Edited by Juerg Judin. Essay by Mark Gisbourne. Ostfildern: Hatje Cantz Verlag
Adrian Ghenie. Exh. cat. Tim Van Laere Gallery, Antwerp
2013Adrian Ghenie: New Paintings. Essay by Nora Burnett Abrams. Exh. cat. Pace Gallery, New York
2009Adrian Ghenie. Edited by Juerg Judin. Essays by Anette Hüsch and Matt Price. Ostfildern: Hatje Cantz Verlag
Adrian Ghenie: Rainbow at Dawn. Essay by Jos Van den Bergh. Exh. cat. Tim Van Laere Gallery, Antwerp
2007Shadow of a Daydream. Edited by Juerg Judin. Essay by Martin Coomer. Exh. cat. Haunch of Venison, Zurich and London