Adam Pendleton (b. 1984, Richmond, VA, USA, lives and works in New York) is a conceptual artist known for his multi-disciplinary practice, which moves fluidly between painting, publishing, photographic collage, video and performance. His work centres on an engagement with language in both the figurative and literal senses, and the re-contextualization of history through appropriated imagery, to establish alternative interpretations of the present and, as the artist has explained, ‘a future dynamic where new historical narratives and meanings can exist.’
Recent solo exhibitions include: Selected Works, Shane Campbell Gallery, Chicago; Adam Pendleton, Pace Gallery, New York; Joan Jonas + Adam Pendleton, Galeria Pedro Cera, Lisbon 2014; Adam Pendleton: I’ll Be Your, London; i smashed my sickening face, Artpace, San Antonio; New Black Dada Paintings, Galeria Pedro Cera, Lisbon; The Women, Shane Campbell Gallery, Chicago, 2012; BAND, The Kitchen, New York, 2010. EL T D K Amsterdam, Part I: Three Scenes, Kunstverein Amsterdam, 23 September, 2009 [performance]; Part II: grey-blue grain, Kunstverein, Amsterdam, 12 December, 2009-31January, 2010 [exhibition]; Part III: BAND, de Appel Arts Centre, Amsterdam, 13-14December, 2009 [film screening].
Recent group exhibitions include: Love Story – The Anne & Wolfgang Titze Collection, Winter Palace & 21er Haus, Belvedere, Vienna, 2014; Radical Presence: Black Performance in Contemporary Art, Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston; La Triennale, Palais de Tokyo, Paris; Ecstatic Alphabets/Heaps of Language, MoMA, New York, 2012; Greater New York, MoMA PS1, New York; The Generational: Younger Than Jesus, New Museum, New York; Afro-Modernism: Journeys through the Black Atlantic, Tate Liverpool, 2010.