Biography

Adrian Ghenie (b.1977 in Baia Mare, Romania)

 

Currently lives and works in Cluj, Romania and Berlin, Germany

 

Education:

 

2001 Graduated from The University of Art and Design, Cluj, Romania

 

Selected Solo Exhibitions:

 

2015

“Darwin’s Room, “The Romanian National Pavilion, 56th International Art Exhibition — La Biennale di Venezia, Italy

“New Paintings,” Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris, France

“Adrian Ghenie,” Mihai Nicodim Gallery, Los Angeles, USA

“I Will Go There, Take Me Home,” The Metropolitan Arts Centre, Belfast, Ireland

 

2014

“Adrian Ghenie,” Centro de Arte Contemporáneo Málaga, Málaga, Spain

“Golems,” Pace Gallery, London, the UK

“Berlin Noir,” Galerie Judin, Berlin, Germany

“Adrian Ghenie,” Tim Van Laere Gallery, Antwerp, Belgium

 

2013

“On the Road To ... Tarascon (with Navid Nuur),” Galeria Plan B, Berlin, Germany

“New Paintings,” Pace Gallery, New York, US

 

2012

“Pie-Fights and Pathos,” Museum of Contemporary Art, Denver, USA

 

2011

“Adrian Ghenie,” Haunch of Venison, London, the UK

“Adrian Ghenie,” Tim Van Laere Gallery, Antwerp, Belgium

 

2010

“Adrian Ghenie,” Stedelijk Museum voor Actuele Kunst, Ghent, Belgium

“The Hunted,” Nolan Judin, Berlin, Germany

“Adrian Ghenie,” Nicodim Gallery, Los Angeles, USA

 

2009

“Rainbow At Dawn,” Tim Van Laere Gallery, Antwerp, Belgium

“Adrian Ghenie,” National Museum of Contemporary Art, Bucharest, Romania

“Darkness For An Hour,” Haunch of Venison, London, the UK

 

2008

“Works on Paper,” Galeria Plan B, Berlin, Germany

“The Flight Into Egypt,” Nolan Judin, Berlin, Germany

“Adrian Ghenie,” Tim Van Laere Gallery, Antwerp, Belgium

 

2007

“Dig and Hide,” Chung King Project, Los Angeles, USA

“The Shadow Of A Daydream,” Haunch of Venison, Zürich, Switzerland

“They Say This Place Does not Exist,” Wohnmaschine, Berlin, Germany

 

2006

“If You Open It You Get Dirty,” Galeria Plan B, Cluj, Romania

 

Selected Group Exhibitions:

 

2016

“Track Changes,” Mendes Wood DM, Sao Paulo, Brazil

“Très Traits, Fondation Vincent van Gogh,” Arles, France

“Cher(e)s Ami(e)s: Hommage aux Donateurs des Collections Contemporaines,” Centre Pompidou, Paris, France

“Intrigantes incertitudes,” Musée d'Art Moderne et Contemporain de Saint-Étienne Métropole, Saint Etienne, France

 

2015

“Mapping Bucharest: Art, Memory and Revolution 1916 – 2016,” Austrian Museum of Applied Arts/Contemporary Art, Vienna, Austria

“Group Exhibition,” Nicodim Gallery, Los Angeles, USA

“Run for the Roses,” Tim Van Laere Gallery, Antwerp, Belgium

“Painting Show – Part One,” Galerie Rüdiger Schöttle, München, Germany

“BERLIN SHOW #4: Inventory,” Galeria Plan B, Berlin, Germany

 

2014

“Radical Presence: Black Performance in Contemporary Art,” Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, USA

“Love Story – The Anne & Wolfgang Titze Collection,” Winter Palace and 21er Haus, Belvedere Vienna, Austria

“A FEW GRAMS OF RED, YELLOW, BLUE. New Romanian Art,” Centre for Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw, Poland

“Through the Collector’s Eye. Works of the Generation 2000 from Cluj in Three Romanian Collections,” The Office, Cluj, Romania

 

2013

“Scènes Roumaines, “Espace Culturel Louis Vuitton, Paris, France

“Painting Forever,” KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin, Germany

“HOTSPOT CLUJ - NEW ROMANIAN ART,” ARKEN Museum of Modern Art, Denmark

 

2012

“Six Lines of Flight: Shifting Geographies in Contemporary Art,” San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, USA

“Francis Bacon and the Existential Condition in Contemporary Art,” Centro di Cultura Contemporanea Strozzina, Fondazione Palazzo Strozzi, Florence, Italy

“European Travellers: Art from Cluj Today,” Mücsarnok / Kunsthalle Budapest, Hungary

“Nightfall: New Tendencies in Figurative Painting,” MODEM Centre for Modern and Contemporary Arts, Debrecen, Hungary

“The Castle in the Air. Séance of Imagination,” Centrum Kultury Zamek, Poznan, Poland

“Beaufort 04 - Beaufort Triennale,” Oostende, Belgium

“Being Here,” Tim Van Laere Gallery, Antwerp, Belgium

“Salonul De Vară,” Galeria Plan B, Cluj, Romania

 

2011

“The World Belongs To You,” Palazzo Grassi, François Pinault Foundation, Venice, Italy

“One of a Thousand Ways to Defeat Entropy,” Arsenale Novissimo, Biennale di Venezia, Venice, Italy

“After the Fall,” Knoxville Museum of Art (KMA), Knoxville, USA

“CON AMORE - Leif Djurhuus Collection,” ARoS Aarhus Kunstmuseum, Aarhus, Denmark

 

2010

“After the Fall,” Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art, New York / Knoxville

Museum of Art, Tennessee, USA

“Romanian Cultural Resolution: Figurative Painting in Romania,” Spinnerei Leipzig, Germany / Club Electro Putere, Craiova, Romania

“Mircea Pinte Collection,” Museum of Art Cluj, Cluj, Romania

“Der offene Garten,” Kunsthalle Lingen, Germany

“The Library of Babel / In and Out of Place,” Zabludowicz Collection, London, the UK

 

2009

“I've Watered a Horseshoe As if It Were a Flower,” Nicodim Gallery, Los Angeles, USA

“Staging the Grey,” Prague Biennale 4, Prague, Czech Republic

“The Punishment of Lust and Luxury,” Nicodim Gallery, Los Angeles, USA

 

2008

“Liverpool Biennial 2008: Made Up,” Tate Liverpool, the UK

“Bucharest Biennial 3,” Bucharest, Romania

“Size Matters: XS – Recent Small-Scale Painting,” Knoxville Museum of Art, Knoxville, USA

 

2007

“Size Matters: XS - Recent Small-Scale Paintings,” Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art, New York, USA

“Expanded Painting 2,” Prague Biennale 3, Prague, Czech Republic

“Adrian Ghenie and Ciprian Mureşan,” Kontainer Gallery, Los Angeles, USA

 

2006

“Please Drive Slowly Through Our World,” Kontainer Gallery, Los Angeles, USA

“Cluj Connection,” Haunch of Venison, Zürich, Switzerland

 

Selected Public And Private Collections:

 

Centre Pompidou, Paris

The S.M.A.K Stedelijk Museum voor Actuele Kunst, Ghent;

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

The Hammer Museum, Los Angeles

Centro de Arte Contemporáneo de Málaga

Francois Pinault Collection, Venice

Hort Family Collection, New York

David Roberts Collection, London

Titze Collection, Paris

The George Economou Collection, Athens

The Sander Collection, Darmstadt

The Dean Valentine and Amy Adelson Collection, Los Angeles