Born 1984, Richmond, Virginia

Lives and works in Germantown, New York, and Brooklyn, New York



2000–2002, Artspace Independent Study Program, Pietrasanta, Italy


Select Solo Exhibitions


Adam Pendleton: Who We Are, Galerie Max Hetzler, Berlin, Germany



Adam Pendleton: Our Ideas, Pace Gallery, 6 Burlington Gardens, London

Adam Pendleton: New Works, Galeria Pedro Cera, Lisbon, Portugal

Adam Pendleton: what a day was this, Lever House, New York, NY

List Projects: Adam Pendleton, MIT List Visual Arts Center, Cambridge, MA



Adam Pendleton: Selected One-Artist Exhibitions 2 Adam Pendleton: Which We Can, Pace Palo Alto, CA

Front Room: Adam Pendleton, Baltimore Museum of Art, MD

Adam Pendleton: Shot Him in the Face, Kunst-Werke Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin, Germany



Adam Pendleton: Midnight in America, Galerie Eva Presenhuber, Zurich, Switzerland

Adam Pendleton: Becoming Imperceptible, Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans, LA



Adam Pendleton: New Work, Pace London, 6 Burlington Gardens, London, England



Adam Pendleton: Selected Works, Shane Campbell Gallery, Chicago, IL

Adam Pendleton, Pace Gallery, 534 West 25th Street, New York, NY



Adam Pendleton: I’ll Be Your, Pace London, 6–10 Lexington Street, London, England



Adam Pendleton: New Black Dada Paintings, Galeria Pedro Cera, Lisbon, Portugal

Adam Pendleton: the women, Shane Campbell Gallery, Chicago, IL

Adam Pendleton: Radio (ONE), Salina Art Center, KS



Adam Pendleton: BAND, The Kitchen, New York, NY

Adam Pendleton, Illingworth Kerr Gallery, Alberta College of Art and Design, Calgary, Canada

Adam Pendleton: EL T D K Los Angeles, Roberts & Tilton, Los Angeles, CA

Adam Pendleton: chandelier across cognition generates glow linguistic signals  perception, Galeria Pedro Cera, Lisbon, Portugal



Adam Pendleton: EL T D K Amsterdam. Part I: three scenes, Kunstverein, Amsterdam, September 23, 2009 [performance]; Part II: grey-blue grain, Kunstverein, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, December 12, 2009– January 31, 2010 [exhibition]; Part III: BAND, de  Appel Arts Center, Amsterdam, December 13–14, 2009 [film screening].

Adam Pendleton: EL T D K, Haunch of Venison, Berlin, Germany



Adam Pendleton: Rendered in Black, Indianapolis Museum of Contemporary Art, I



Adam Pendleton: Rendered in Black and Rendered, Rhona Hoffman Gallery, Chicago, IL



Adam Pendleton: Bam Split Lab and the Afro Futuristic Underground, Perry Rubenstein  Gallery, Los Angeles, CA



Adam Pendleton: History, Roberts & Tilton, Los Angeles, CA

Adam Pendleton: Deeper Down There, Yvon Lambert, New York, NY

Adam Pendleton: Gorilla, My Love, Rhona Hoffman Gallery, Chicago, IL



Adam Pendleton: Being Here, Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities, University   of Illinois, Urbana Champaign, IL

Adam Pendleton: Being Here, Wallspace Gallery, New York, NY


Select Group Exhibitions


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



Liam Gillick / Adam Pendleton, Galerie Eva Presenhuber, New York, NY

Smooth Transitions, Galerie Eva Presenhuber, Lowenbräu Areal, Zurich, Switzerland

LeWitt, Nevelson, Pendleton Part II, Pace Gallery, Geneva, Switzerland

Frieze New York 2018, Randall’s Island, New York, NY

DPAM Collects: Happy Little Trees and Other Recent Acquisitions, DePaul Art Museum, Chicago, IL

LeWitt, Nevelson, Pendleton, Pace Gallery, Geneva, Swizterland

Second Sight: The Paradox of Vision in Contemporary Art, Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Brunswick, ME



American African American, Phillips, London, England

OCCUPY MANA: Artists Need to Create on the Same Scale That Society Has the   Capacity to Destroy (Year 1), Mana Contemporary, Jersey City, NJ

Public Movement: On Art, Politics and Dance, Moderna Museet Malmö,

Sonic Rebellion: Music as Resistance, Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit, MI

I am you, you are too, Walker Center for Art, Minneapolis, MN

How To Live Together, Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna, Austria

The Arcades: Contemporary Art and Walter Benjamin, The Jewish Museum, New York, NY



Lorraine O´Grady: Initial Recognition, Centro Andaluz de Arte Contemporáneo, Seville, Spain

The Revolution Will Not Be Grey, Aspen Art Museum, Colorado, July 1–October 16, 2016.

The Language of Things. Organized by Public Art Fund, City Hall Park, New York, NY

Blackness in Abstraction, Pace Gallery, 510 West 25th Street, New York, NY

New Visions, Tensta Konsthall, Spånga, Sweden



Young, Gifted and Black, Goodman Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa

The 2015 Biennial of the Americas: Now? Now!, The Museum of Contemporary Art, Denver, CO

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

Adventures of the Black Square: Abstract Art and Society 1915 – 2015, Whitechapel Gallery, London, England



Civil Rights, Void, Derry, Ireland

Selected Works, Travesia Cuarto, Guadalajara, Mexico

We Love Video This Summer, Pace Beijng, China

Radical Presence: Black Performance in Contemporary Art, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN

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

The Disappearance of the Fireflies, Collection Lambert, Avignon, France

Joan Jonas & Adam Pendleton, Galeria Pedro Cera, Lisbon, Portugal



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, Bowery between Delancey and East Houston Streets, New York, NY


2014Radical Presence: Black Performance in Contemporary Art, Contemporary Art Museum Houston, TX.Traveled to Grey Art Gallery at New York University, New York, September 10–December 7, 2013; The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, November 14, 2013– March 9, 2014; Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN

Books: Adam Pendleton, Matt Keegan and Ricardo Valentim, Galeria Pedro Cera, Lisbon, Portugal



Alphabets/Heaps of Language, The Museum of Modern Art, New York NY

Phantom Limb: Approaches to Painting Today, Museum of Contemporary art, Chicago, IL

La Triennale: Intense Proximity, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France

Heart to Hand, Swiss Institute/Contemporary Art, New York, NY



A Promise Is A Cloud, MetroTech Center, New York, NY

Never Odd or Even, Grimmuseum, Berlin, Germany

Fifth Contour Biennial, Mechelen, Belgium

Soft Machines, The Pace Gallery, 545 West 22nd Street, New York, NY



Quadruple-Consciousness, Vox Populi Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

It Is Written, Centre Pompidou-Metz, France

Greater New York 2010, P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, New York, NY

Collected: Reflections on the Permanent Collection, Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, NY

Self as Disappearance, Centre d’Art Contemporain, La Synagogue de Delme, France

Desire, Blanton Museum of Art, University of Texas, Austin, TX

From Then to Now: Masterworks of Contemporary African American Art, Museum of Contemporary Art, Cleveland, OH

Afro-Modernism: Journeys through the Black Atlantic, Tate Liverpool, England

Blood of a Poet, Thierry Goldberg Projects, New York, NY

The One Hundred and Sixty-Third Floor, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL

After 1968: Contemporary Artists and The Civil Rights Legacy, California African American Museum, Los Angeles, CA



Performa 09: The Prompt, White Slab Palace, New York, NY

Cargo/Cargo Manifest/Cargo Vision, Autocenter, Berlin

Infinitesimal Eternity, Yale University School of Art, New Haven, CT

Black Hole, Kunsthalle Andratx, Mallorca, Spain

Constellations: Paintings from the MCA Collection, Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, IL

Encodings: Artists in Residence, 2008–2009, Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, NY

Talk Show, Institute of Contemporary Art, London, England

The Generational: Younger Than Jesus, New Museum, New York, NY



Matter of Fact: Aftermath, Galeria Vermelho, São Paulo, Brazil

U-TURN: Perform History II, U-TURN Quadrennial for Contemporary Art, Aarhus Art Building, Denmark

Manifesto Marathon, Serpentine Gallery, London, England

Macrocosm, Roberts & Tilton, Los Angeles, CA

Manifesta 7: Matter of Fact, Manifattura Tabacchi, Rovereto, Italy

Freeway Balconies, Deutsche Guggenheim, Berlin, Germany

The Future as Disruption, The Kitchen, 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, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Hey Hey Glossolalia: The Eroticism of Pedagogy, Creative Time, Judson Memorial Church, New York, NY



Performa 07: The Second Biennial of New Visual Art Performance, Stephen Weiss Studio, New York, NY

Sympathy for the Devil: Art and Rock and Roll Since 1967, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, September 29, 2007–January 6, 2008. Traveled to: Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami, May 31–September 8, 2008; Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal

Resistance Is…, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY

Commemorating Thirty Years, Part III, 1991–2007, Rhona Hoffman Gallery, Chicago, IL



Intersteller Low Ways, Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago, IL

R³: Reading ‘Ritin ‘Rithmetic, 30 Years Later, Castle Gallery, Inverness, CA

Sea Change, Roberts & Tilton, Los Angeles, CA

Please Love Me, Walker’s Point Center for the Arts, Milwaukee, WI

Figures de l’acteur: Le paradoxe du comédien, Collection Lambert, Avignon, France

Message Personnel, Yvon Lambert, Paris, France



Frequency, Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, NY

25 Bold Moves, House of Campari, New York, NY

Double Consciousness: Black Conceptual Art since 1970, Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, TX



When Contemporary Art Speaks, Indianapolis Museum of Contemporary Art, IN

Seven More (Things We Like), Conner Contemporary Art, Washington, D.C

Black Milk: Theories on Suicide, Marvelli Gallery, New York, NY

Optimo: Manifestations of Optimism in Contemporary Art, Ballroom Marfa, TX

It’s About Memory, Rhona Hoffman Gallery, Chicago, IL


Select Bibliography


Durón, Maximilíano. “ICA VCU Adds Adam Pendleton, Adrienne Edwards to Advisory Board.” Art News, 4 March 2019



Fired Up! Ready to Go! New York: Rizzoli Electa, 2018.

“Adam Pendleton: Our Ideas” (Pace Gallery exhibition review). Cura Magazine, 31 October 2018.

Bailey, Anna. “Pace Gallery: Adam Pendleton” (exhibition review). BBC Radio 4, November 2018. WAV file, 03:24.

Battaglia, Andy. “Adam Pendleton Now Represented by Galerie Max Hetzler in Berlin.” Art News, 31 January 2018.

Biswas, Allie. “Writer Allie Biswas on ‘Adam Pendleton: Our Ideas,’ at Pace” (exhibition review). Art in America: Guide to Museums, Galleries, and Artists, 2 November 2018.

Chan, TF. “Making Marks.” Wallpaper*, no. 235 (October 2018): 141–144, illustrated.

Chow, Andrew R. “Nina Simone’s Childhood Home Designated a Treasure.” The New York Times, 19 June 2018: C3, illustrated.

Bermstein, J.M. “The New Savagery.” Artforum 56, no. 10 (Summer 2018): 208–209, illustrated.

Garcia, Maria. “Here Art the 5 Finalists for Boston’s MLK and Coretta Scott King Memorial.” Wbur, 8 June 2018.

Gerlis, Melanie. “Women Artists Take the Limelight at Frieze Masters 2018.” Apollo Magazine, 28 September 2018.

Green, Mazzy-Mae. “Speaking of Black Dada” (Pace London exhibition review). A Modern Matter,

Greenberger, Alex. “Frieze New York Will Present Adam Pendleton–Designed Black Lives Matter Flag, Hank Willis Thomas Works on Gun Violence.” Art News, 5 April 2018.

“’LeWitt, Nevelson, Pendleton Part II’ at Pace, Geneva” (Pace Gallery exhibition review). Artinfo, 22 May 2018.

Michalarou, Efi. “Art Cities: London – Adam Pendleton” (Pace Gallery exhibition review). Dream Idea Machine, accessed 9 October 2018.

Moffitt. Evan. “What Can’t be Read.” Frieze, no. 192 (January–February 2018): 95, 110–115, illustrated.

Olesen, Ivy. “Ten Public Art Works to See for Free around New York This Summer.” The Art Newspaper, 2 July 2018.

Pogrebin, Robin. “A Young Artist and Disrupter Plants His Flag for Black Lives.” New York Times, 3 May 2018.

Prapoglou, Kostas. “Our Ideas: Adam Pendleton / Pace Gallery London” (exhibition review). The Seen, 25 October 2018.

Rea, Naomi and Javier Pes. “Here’s Your Go-To Guide to All the Art Fairs in London During Frieze Week.” ArtnetNews, 28 September 2018.

Rogers, Pat. “Frieze New York to Debut New Live Performance Program.” Hamptons Art Hub, 24 April 2018.

Stevens, Philip. “Designs by David Adjaye and Yinka Shonibare Among Proposals for Boston’s MLK Memorial.” Designboom, 26 September 2018.

Stoilas, Helen. “Artists to Plant Protest Flags and Stage Processions at Frieze New York.” The Art Newspaper, 5 April 2018.

Valentine, Victoria L. “Looking in London: 10 Exhibitions to See This Season Featuring Kerry James Marshall, Julie Mehretu, and Adam Pendleton Among Others” (Pace Gallery exhibition review). Culture Type, 7 October 2018.



Adam Pendleton: Black Dada Reader. London: Konig Books, 2017.

“Adam Pendleton at Pace Gallery, Palo Alto, California” (exhibition review). Art News, 22 November 2017.

Brown, Angela. “’Radical Juxtapositions’: Adam Pendleton and Yvonne Rainer in an Exchange of Memory and Motion” (film review). Art News, 11 January 2017.

Chang, Katie. “Strong Language” (Pace Palo Alto exhibition preview). Silicon Valley Magazine(November/December 2017): 42, 44, illustrated.

DeOreo, Dave. “Adam Pendleton’s ‘Black Dada’ at MOCA” (exhibition review). Ideastream, 2 February 2017. Online audio, 03:31.

Edalatpour, Jeffery. “Artist Adam Pendleton Plays with Indecipherable Nature of   Modernity” (Pace Palo Alto exhibition review). Metro Silicon Valley, 22 November 2017: 30, illustrated.

Indrisek, Scott. “Adam Pendleton Brings Opera (and Malcolm X) to Frieze.” Artsy, 3 May 2017.

Kazanjian, Dodie. “How Adam Pendleton is Pushing the Boundaries of What a Painter’s  Work Can Say and Do.” Vogue, 13 November 2017.

Kurutz, Steven. “The Rising Art World Star Behind ‘Black Dada.’” The New York Times

Lee, Yaniya. “Adam Pendleton’s Black Dada Reader” (Artbook book review). Flash Art, 18  September 2017.

Nonnenberg, Sheryl. “There in Black and White: Pace Gallery Presents New Work by Adam Pendleton” (Pace Palo Alto exhibition review). Palo Alto Online

O’Brien, Erin. “’Becoming Imperceptible’ Comes to MOCA in a Post-election World”  (exhibition review). Freshwater Cleveland, 1 February 2017.

Pobric, Pac. “Frieze Projects Tribute: Time to Get Theatrical.” The Art Newspaper, Frieze   New York Daily Edition, 4–5 May 2017: 7–8, illustrated.

Pendleton, Adam. “Adam Pendleton: Becoming Imperceptible” (MOCA Cleveland exhibition review). Interview with Andria Hickey. Push (Winter/Spring 2017): 5–9, illustrated.

Pendleton, Adam. “How Abstraction is Another Word for Freedom” (KW Institute for Contemporary Art exhibition review). Interview with Gauthier Lesturgie. Contemporary And Magazine, 22 April 2017.

Pendleton, Adam. “New Owners Work to Preserve Legacy of Nina Simone’s Home.”  Interview with Kelly Mcevers, Helen Chickering, et al., 29 March 2017.

Pendleton, Adam. “Yvonne Rainer and Adam Pendleton in Conversation.” E-Flux, 17 March 2017.

Pendleton, Adam. “Just Back from Los Angeles: A Portrait of Yvonne Rainer.” E-flux Journal, no. 79, February 2017.

Scher, Robin. “Baltimore Museum of Art Appoints Adam Pendleton to Its Board Along with Six Other New Trustees.” Art News, 22 August 2017.

Sette, Diana. “Adam Pendleton Examines the Multiplicity of Blackness” (Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland exhibition review). Hyperallergic, 2 May 2017.

Tronrud, Wendy. “Becoming Imperceptible” (book review). The Brooklyn Rail, 1 April 2017.

Trouillot, Terence. “From Stokely Carmichael to Ad Reinhardt, Adam Pendleton’s New Book Traces the Unexpected Influence on ‘Black Dada’” (book review). Artnet News, 4 October 2017.

“25 Most Promising Artists Worldwide: Adam Pendleton.” LXRY, December 2017: 158, illustrated.

Usmani, Josh. “MOCA Goes Big With Major Shows to Anchor These Cold Months in Cleveland” (MOCA Cleveland exhibition review) Cleve Scene, 25 January 2017.

Webb, Hilary. “Silkscreen on Mylar: Adam Pendleton’s “Which We Can” at Pace, Palo Alto”   (exhibition preview). Artinfo, 13 November 2017.



Adam Pendleton: Becoming Imperceptible (exhibition catalogue). Texts by Andrea  Andersson, Naomi Beckwith, Stephen Squibb and Kitty Scott. New Orleans: Contemporary Arts Center, 2016.

Blackness in Abstraction (exhibition catalogue). Texts by Adrienne Edwards. New York: Pace Gallery, 2016: 127–135, illustrated.

Pendleton, Adam. “Black Dada (2008/2015).” In Social Medium: Artists Writings; 2000– 2015. Edited by Jennifer Liese. Brooklyn: Paper Monument, 2016: 232–243.

Pendleton, Adam. “One Arrangement of Notes.” In On Value. Edited by Ralph Lemon. New York: Triple Canopy, 2016: 145–150; 149, illustrated.

“Adam Pendleton” (Contemporary Arts Center New Orleans exhibition review). Art in  America (April 2016): 25, illustrated.

Betker, Ally. “The New New Orleans Emerges On the Art World’s Map” (Contemporary  Arts Center in New Orleans exhibition review). W Magazine, 6 April 2016.

D’Addario, John. “In Adam Pendleton Show at CAC, Thickets of Poetry, Politics, Art and      History” (Contemporary Arts Center in New Orleans exhibition review). The New Orleans Advocate

Escamilla, Carlos. “Review – Pendleton and Ignatti Rise Up at MCA Denver” (exhibition review). 303 Magazine, 18 August 2016.

Pendleton, Adam. “Adam Pendleton on Art’s Turbulent Moment” (Galerie Eva Presenhuber exhibition review). Interview with Sophie Gilbert. The Atlantic,

Pendleton, Adam. “I. Letters & Responses.” Correspondence with Thom     Donovan. Shifter 23: Withdrawn: A Discourse (2016): 12–15.

Indrisek, Scott. “From Black Lives Matter to Godard: Adam Pendleton in New Orleans”  (Contemporary Arts Center exhibition review). Artinfo, 13 April 2016.

Johnson, Ken. “Art in Review: ‘The Language of Things’” (City Hall Park exhibition      review). The New York Times, 5 August 2016: C18, illustrated.

Larkin, Daniel. “What Abstraction Can Teach Us About Race and Color Black” (Pace Gallery exhibition review). Hyperallergic, 17 August 2016.

Pendleton, Adam. “In Conversation: Adam Pendleton with Allie Biswas” (Contemporary Arts Center New Orleans exhibition review). The Brooklyn Rail (September 2016): 63–65,    illustrated.

Pendleton, Adam. “Adam Pendleton” (Contemporary Arts Center New Orleans   exhibition review). As told to Karlynne Ejercito. Artforum, 12 April 2016.

Pogrebin, Robin. “Inside Art: Relating Past and Future In New Orleans” (Contemporary Arts Center exhibition preview). The New York Times, 12 February 2016: C22, illustrated.

“Portfolio by Adam Pendleton: Black Dada, System of Display.” BOMB Magazine, 16 November 2016.

Scheffler, Daniel. “’Becoming Imperceptible’: Adam Pendleton in New Orleans”  (Contemporary Arts Center exhibition preview). Wallpaper*, 29 February 2016.

Shaw, Anny. “New York Artist Adam Pendleton Gets Political in Zurich” (Galerie Eva Presenhuber exhibition preview). The Art Newspaper, 18 November 2016.

Welsh, Clare. “CAC to Showcase Adam Pendleton With Three-Story Exhibit” (Contemporary Arts Center exhibition preview). Off Beat Magazine, 15 February 2016.



Adventures of the Black Square: Abstract Art and Society 1915 – 2015 (exhibition catalogue). Texts by Iwona Blazwick and Magnus Af Petersens. London: Whitechapel          Gallery, 2015: plate 102, p. 157.

Cashdan, Marian. “Writing the Wall.” Surface, no. 117 (April 2015): 58, illustrated.

Cooper, Ashton. “Supernova” (Pace London exhibition review). Cultured   Magazine (April/May 2015): 88, illustrated.

Edwards, Adrienne. “Blackness in Abstraction.” Art in America 103, no.1 (January 2015): 62–69, illustrated.

Felix, M. “Adam Pendleton at Pace London” (exhibition review). Widewalls, 15 April 2015.

Gamerman, Ellen. “The Making of an Art-World Star.” The Wall Street Journal, 17 April 2015: D6, illustrated.

“In the Frame: Pendleton Ponders on Race in America” (Pace London exhibition  review). The Art Newspaper, 20 April 2015.

Pendleton, Adam. “Adam Pendleton on Black Lives and His Pace London Exhibition”  (exhibition review). Interview with Nicholas Forrest. Artinfo, 27 April 2015.

Pollock, Lindsay. “Editor’s Letter.” Art in America (January 2015): 16, illustrated.

Udy, Dan. “Adam Pendleton, New Work” (Pace London exhibition review). Art Review (Summer 2015): 141, illustrated.

“What Art Can Teach Us about This Year’s Biggest New Stories That a Newspaper Can’t:  Black Lives Matter” (Venice Biennale exhibition review)., 22 December 2015.



Love Story – The Anne & Wolfgang Titze Collection (exhibition catalogue). Vienna: Verlag für modern Kunst Nürnberg, 2014: 226–7, illustrated.

Eldred, Caitlin. “Adam Pendleton: A Mirror into the Present.” Visionary Artistry Magazine

Pendleton, Adam. “Verbatim: Adam Pendleton” (Pace Gallery exhibition review).   Interview with Brian Boucher. Art in America, 16 April 2014.

Pendleton, Adam. “Amiri Baraka (1934–2014).” Artforum, 21 March 2014.

Pendleton, Adam. “The Artists’ Artists: Joan Jonas, Reanimation.” Artforum 53, no. 4  (December 2014): 123–130.

Rakoczy, Nancy. “Adam Pendleton Revisits Bloody Shoot Out in Turbulent 1960s Oakland” (Pace Gallery exhibition review). M Daily, 16 April 2014.



Interruption. 30th Ljubljana biennial of Graphic Arts (exhibition catalogue). London: Black Dog Publishing, Ltd., 2013: 166–9, illustrated.

Radical Presence: Black Performance in Contemporary Art (exhibition catalogue).Houston: Contemporary Art Museum Houston, 2013: 94–95, illustrated.

Frank, Priscilla. “Black Artists: 30 Contemporary Art Makers Under 40 You Should Know.” The Huffington Post, 26 February 2013.

Gratza, Agnieska. “Adam Pendelton, Pace, London” (exhibition review). Frieze, no. 152  (January–February 2013): 164–165, illustrated.

Jovanovic, Rozalia. “In The Air: Checking Out the Second Round of the Art Production Fund’s ‘Mural on the Bowery.” ArtInfo, 26 April 2013:

Pendleton, Adam. “9 Artists Share the First Museums They Ever Visited: Adam Pendleton.” Complex Art + Design, 4 October 2013.

Pendleton, Adam. “Video: Adam Pendleton on the Work He Donated to TWO x TWO.” Online video, 0:44. 21 October 2013.

“Under 50: The Next Most Collectible Artists.” Art + Auction (June 2013): 119, 130,   illustrated.

Vogel, Carol. “Inside Art: A Warrior for Boston.” The New York Times, 1 March 2013: C24

Vogel, Carol. “Inside Art: Rolldown Steel Murals On Bowery Storefronts.” The New York Times, 11 April 2013: C26.



Adam Pendleton: I’ll Be Your (exhibition catalogue). Text by Suzanne Hudson. London: Pace Gallery, 2012.

Hoptman, Laura. “Ecstatic Alphabets/Heaps of Language” (exhibition catalogue). Bulletins of The Serving Library, no. 3 (April 2012). Berlin and New York: Sternberg Press; Dexter Sinister, 2012: [192], illustrated.

“Adam Pendleton” (Pace London exhibition review). A Magazine, October 2012, illustrated.

Andrews, Scott. “IAIR 12.1 at Artpace doesn’t quite line up. But that’s a good thing” (exhibition review). San Antonio Current, 6 April 2012.

Bennett, Steve. “Exhibit Uses Language as a Visual Medium” (Artpace exhibition  review). My San Antonio, 12 April 2015.

Bynoe, Holly. “Evening with Adam Pendleton and Lorraine O’Grady at the   MoMA.” Woman’s E Network, 9 April 2012.

Gale, Richard. “Arts Choice: Adam Pendleton: I’ll Be Your” (Pace London exhibition review). The American (October 2012).

Griffin, Tim. “Best of 2012: ‘Ecstatic Alphabets/Heaps of Language’” (Museum of Modern Art exhibition review). Artforum 51, no. 4 (December 2012): 241, installation view.

Indrisek, Scott. “Studio Check: Adam Pendleton.” Modern Painters (October 2012): 44– 47, illustrated.

Miller, Michael H. “Inside the Black Cube: Adam Pendleton Brings Black Dada to MoMA and Pace.” New York Observer, 18 April 2012: B8, illustrated.

Pendleton, Adam. “17 Questions for ‘Black Dadaist’ Adam Pendleton.” Interview by Allison Meier. Artinfo, 26 October 2012.

White, Joshua. “Adam Pendelton: Pace – London” (exhibition review). Flash Art (November 2012): illustrated.



RADIO (exhibition catalogue). Text by Adam Pendleton. Salina, Kansas: Salina Art Center, 2011.

Adams, Susan. “30 Under 30: Art & Design.” Forbes, 19 December 2011.

Adam Pendleton. “Glenn Ligon and Adam Pendleton: Site of Engagement.” Interview with Glenn Ligon. Flash Art(July–September, 2011). 84–88, illustrated.

McDonough, Tom. “The Parallax View.” Artforum 50, no. 3 (November 2011): 230–237,  illustrated.

Pendleton, Adam. “Adam Pendleton.” Interview by Thom Donovan. BOMB Magazine, no. 114 (Winter 2011): 66–72, illustrated; cover.

Williams, Tom. “Adam Pendleton” (The Kitchen exhibition review). Art in  America (February 2011): 97, illustrated.



Barson, Tanya and Peter Gorschlüter, eds. Afro-Modernism: Journeys through the Black Atlantic (exhibition catalogue). Liverpool: Tate Liverpool, 2010: 168, illustrated.

Biesenbach, Klaus, Connie Butler and Neville Wakefield. Greater New York (exhibition catalogue). New York: MoMA P.S.1, 2010.

Carlozzi, Annette DiMeo, ed. Desire (exhibition catalogue). Austin: Blanton Museum of Art, University of Texas, Austin, 2010: 50–1, illustrated.

Gwinn, Elizabeth and Lauren Haynes. Re:collection: Selected Works from the Studio Museum in Harlem. New York: Studio Museum in Harlem, 2010.

Pendleton, Adam. “Adam Pendleton.” Interview with Thom Donovan. BOMB Magazine,       no. 114 (Winter 2010): 66–72, illustrated; cover.

Knight, Christopher. “After 1968” (California African American Museum exhibition review). Los Angeles Times, 3 February 2010.

Pendleton, Adam. “Greater New Yorkers: Adam Pendleton.” Interview by Kevin  McGarry. T Magazine. 27 May 2010.

Wilson, Michael. “Adam Pendleton: ‘Band’” (The Kitchen exhibition review). Time Out New York. 10 December 2010.



Adam Pendleton: El T D K (exhibition catalogue). Texts by Mark Beasley, Jena Osman, Krist Gruijthuijsen, and the artist. Berlin: Haunch of Venison, 2009.

Encodings: Artists in Residence, 2008–2009 (exhibition catalogue). New York: Studio Museum in Harlem, 2009.

The Generational: Younger Than Jesus (exhibition catalogue). Texts by Lauren Cornell, Massimilano Gioni, Laura Hoptman et al. Göttingen, Germany: Steidl, 2009: 588–591, ill.

Lees, Nicola, ed. Serpentine Gallery Manifesto Marathon (exhibition catalogue). London: König., 2009: 164–9.

Pendleton, Adam. Grey-Blue Grain. Amsterdam: Kunstverein Publishing, 2009.

Younger Than Jesus Artist Directory: The Essential Handbook to a New Generation of Artists. London and New York: Phaidon, 2009.



Auslander, Philip. “After 1968: Contemporary Artists and the Civil Rights Legacy” (High  Museum of Art exhibition review). Artforum (November 2008): discussed.

Bonami, Francesco. “Performa 07 NY” (review). Domus (February 2008): discussed.

Driscoll, Megan. “‘Sympathy for the Devil’ at Muse d’art Contemporain de Montreal”

Foz, Catherine. “High Museum Exhibit Falters. Works on Civil Rights era mute dialogue”  (exhibition review). Atlanta Journal Constitution, 20 June 2008.

Hamersly, Michael. “Rock ‘n’ Roll: ‘Sympathy for the Devil’ Shows How Two Genres Feed    Off Each Other” (exhibition review). Miami Herald, 22 June 2008.

Illes, Chrissie. “Biennial, Surveys and Retrospectives” (Performa 07 review). Frieze, no. 112   (January–February 2008): illustrated.

Jonas, Joan. “Artists on Artists.” Artforum (December 2008): 98.

Koenig, Wendy. “After 1968” (exhibition review). Art Papers (September–October 2008): 48–49, illustrated.

Maneker, Roberta and Edward M. Gomez. “Top 100 Treasures.” Art & Antiques (November 2008).

Menick, John. “Adam Pendleton, The Revival” (Performa 07 review). Art in America (March 2008): 53–54, illustrated.

“Object, The Undeniable Success of Operations.” SMBA (Stedelijk Museum Bureau Amsterdam) Newsletter 104 (2008).

Pendleton, Adam. “Focus: Painting.” Flash Art (November–December 2008): 48.

Politi, Glancarlo. “Focus: Paintings: Dead Language or Cultural Terrorism.” Flash Art (November/December 2008): 48–51, illustrated.

Rosenberg, Karen. “The Future as Disruption” (The Kitchen exhibition review). The New York Times, 1 August 2008: 29, discussed.

Snead, Gillian. “Interview with Adam Pendleton.” The Highlights, no. IX, 2008.

Spears, Dorothy. “’60s Legacy, Personal Histories” (High Museum of Art exhibition review). The New York Times, 1 June 2008: discussed.



Searching for Sebald: Photography after W.G. Sebald. Edited by Lise Patt. Los Angeles: Institute of Cultural Inquiry, 2007.

Sympathy for the Devil: Art and Rock and Roll Since 1967 (exhibition catalogue). Texts by Dominic Molon, Bob Nickas, Richard Hell et al. Chicago: Museum of Contemporary Art,  2007: 68–69, illustrated; back cover.

Cotter, Holland. “Art is Brief. You Just Have to Be There” (Performa 07 review). The New   York Times, 9 November 2007: discussed.

Donovan, Thom. “Context’s Dream” (Performa 07 review). Wild Horses on Fire, 5 November 2007.

La Rocco, Claudia. “As Conceptual Art Evolves, One Mission is Unchanged: Keep    Expanding the Possibilities” (Performa 07 review). The New York Times, 22 November  2007: discussed.

Hannaham, James. “The Big Clean-Up” (Performa 07 review). The Village Voice, 6 November 2007: discussed.

Lax, Thomas. “One to Watch [Adam Pendleton].”, 12 December 2007.

Midgette, Anne. “Peak Performances.” Art + Auction 31, no. 2 (October 2007): 186

Neil, Jonathan. “Adam Pendleton” (Perry Rubenstein exhibition review). Modern  Painters (February 2007): 93, illustrated.

Saltz, Jerry. “The Year in Art: 6. Best Sequel—Performa 07” (review). New York, 17 December 2007: discussed.



Adam Pendleton: So I Independent in Georgia in the 90’s. New York and Paris: Yvon Lambert Gallery, 2006.

Adam Pendleton: So I Independent in Georgia in the 90’s. New York and Paris: Yvon  Lambert Gallery, 2006.

Zieher, Scott. “His 19th Manifesto.” Art Review (June/July 2006): 23, illustrated.



Double Consciousness: Black Conceptual Art Since 1970 (exhibition catalogue). Texts by Valerie Cassel Oliver, Franklin Simans. Houston: Contemporary Arts Museum, 2005.

Frequency (exhibition catalogue). Text by David Drogin. New York: Studio Museum in Harlem, 2005: 70–1, illustrated.

Artner, Alan G. “Adam Pendleton” (Rhona Hoffman Gallery exhibition review). Chicago  Tribune, 4 March 2005.

Grabner, Michelle. “Adam Pendleton” (Rhona Hoffman Gallery exhibition review). artUS,  no. 8 (May–June 2005), illustrated.

Greco, Stephen. “Virginia Painter and Performance Artist Adam Pendleton’s Big Time Sensuality.” Trace (October 2005).

Johnson, Ken. “Adam Pendleton: ‘Deeper Down There’” (exhibition review). The New York Times, 20 May 2005

Nusser, Madeline. “Adam Pendleton: Gorilla My Love” (exhibition review). Time Out Chicago, 3 March 2005.

Robinson, Walter. “Weekend Update.”, 10 May 2005.

Double Consciousness: Black Conceptual Art Since 1970 (exhibition catalogue). Texts  by Valerie Cassel Oliver, Franklin Simans. Houston: Contemporary Arts Museum, 2005.

Frequency (exhibition catalogue). Text by David Drogin. New York: Studio Museum in Harlem, 2005: 70–1, illustrated.



Ammirati, Domenick. “The Outlaw Series.” ArtUS (April 2004).

Hirsch, Faye. “Ballroom Marfa Launched.” Art in America (July/August 2004).

Johnson, Ken. “Black Milk: Theories of Suicide” (Marvelli Gallery exhibition review). The New York Times, 16 July 2004: discussed.

Levin, Kim. “Voices Change.” The Village Voice, 28 July 2004.

Loiselle, Megan. “Interactive Art Comes to C-U” (Illinois Program for Research in the  Humanities exhibition review).Daily Illini, 13 October 2004.

Smith, Roberta. “Adam Pendleton: ‘Being Here’” (exhibition review). The New York Times, 23 July 2004.


Select Collections

Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh

DePaul Art Museum, Chicago

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Boston

Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence

Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago

Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego

The Museum of Modern Art, New York

Rose Art Museum, Brandeis University, Waltham, Massachusetts

Studio Museum in Harlem, New York

Tate, London

University of Chicago, Illinois




three scenes, variation one, Gardner Museum of Art, Boston, MA



three scenes, Kunstverein Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Hannah Weiner: An Argument for Black Dada, Institute of Contemporary Art, London,        England

BAND, Toronto International Film Festival, Toronto, Canada



The Revival, Performa 07, Weiss Studio, New York, NY

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