Merlin Carpenter

Born 1967 in Pembury, UK

1986-89 Saint Martins School of Art, London

Lives in Shepperton

 

 

 

one man shows

2015

Business Women, Galerie Neu, Berlin

2016

Blogs of the Near Future, dépendance, Brussels

2015

Hands Against Hands, Reena Spaulings Fine Art, New York

MIDCAREER PAINTINGS, Kunsthalle Bern

Poor Leatherette, MD 72, Berlin

Formalist Sidewalk Poetry Club, Formalist Sidewalk Poetry Club, Miami

2014

London, London

DECADES, Simon Lee Gallery Hong Kong

MD 72 booth, Art-O-Rama, Marseille

MERLIN, Overduin & Co., Los Angeles

2013

DECADES, Galeria Nuno Centeno, Porto

Support nightclub experience Nightclub, Uma Certa Falta de Coerência, Porto

Solo Show II - All Power to the Factory Outlets, Temnikova & Kasela, Tallinn, Estonia

POLICE, dépendance, Brussels

2012

funky house, Limazulu Project Space, London

Au Café, Bar de la Victoire / Bureau Capan-Bordes, Nice

TATE CAFÉ, Reena Spaulings Fine Art, New York

2011

TATE CAFÉ, Simon Lee Gallery, London

„Heroes“, MD 72, Berlin

Overduin and Kite, Los Angeles

2010

Solo Show, Formalist Sidewalk Poetry Club, Miami

Ballard in Narnia, the interzone, London (with Richard Parry)

2009

The Opening, dépendance, Brussels

The Opening, Simon Lee Gallery, London

2008

The Opening, Galerie Mitterrand + Sanz, Zürich

The Opening, Galerie Christian Nagel, Berlin (at Mercedes-Welt am Salzufer & The Corner Berlin)

The Opening, Overduin and Kite, Los Angeles

2007

The Opening, Reena Spaulings Fine Art, New York

Relax It's Only a Bad Cosima von Bonin Show, Galerie Bleich-Rossi, Vienna

2006

Sounds of War, Galerie Edward Mitterrand, Geneva

2005

A Roaring RAMPAGE of Revenge, Reena Spaulings Fine Art, New York

Galerie Christian Nagel, Cologne

Look What You Made Me Do, Bergen Kunsthall, Norway

2004

Nueva Generación, Distrito 4, Madrid

Take It Easy Default, M-Project, Paris

2003

Children of the Projects, American Fine Arts, Co., New York

When in Doubt Blame the Victim, Galerie Bleich-Rossi, Graz (with Jeremy Glogan)

2002

The Making of 1945, 1997, (screening) The McAllister Institute, New York

Militant, Galerie Christian Nagel, Cologne

2001

My Father, the Castaway, WhiteCube, Kunstakademi Bergen, Norway

2000

When You Drain the Pool, You Don't Consult the Frogs First, Magnani, London

Galerie Max Hetzler, Berlin

As a Painter I Call Myself the Estate of, Secession, Vienna

VOLVO, Galerie Bleich-Rossi, Graz

1999

Survivors, Galerie Christian Nagel, Cologne

1998

Doppelganger, The Top Room, London

Chant No 1, Galerie Max Hetzler, Berlin

1996

Friedrich Petzel Gallery, New York

1995

Voluntary Effort, Tom Solomon's Garage, Los Angeles

1994

Friedrich Petzel/Nina Borgmann, New York

1993

Meet You by the Strange Twisted Old Oak Tree on the Secluded Knoll at Dawn in Your Swimming Trunks and I'll Tell You Something Secret. (Don't Be Late). (With Nils Norman), Galerie Z, Göttingen.

Les Jeunes, Bruno Brunnet Fine Arts, Berlin

1992

Meadow/Wiese, Galerie Max Hetzler, Cologne

1991

Electric, Pavillon Ryszard Varisella, organised by Galerie Grässlin-Ehrhardt, Frankfurt

To the extreme, Fettstrasse 7A (Birgit Küng), Zürich

1990

Crusade, Münzstrasse 10, Hamburg

 

 

 

 

group shows

2017

All Day Breakfast curated by Matt Copson and Alastair Mackinven, Munchees, Reading, UK (catalogue)

Control 20, Laure Genillard, London

The Painting Show, Limerick City Gallery of Art, Ireland

Readymade, Eva Presenhuber House, Vnŕ, Switzerland (catalogue)

2016

Multiplier, Frans Masereel Centrum, Kasterlee, Belgium

THE GEO POLITICS OF MONETIZED AIRSPACE — Come Fly with Me, I Meet You by the Airside Gucci Concession at 4, Fox Fur Hat, Midway Contemporary Art, Minneapolis

The Squatter, Gaudel de Stampa, Paris

Putting Rehearsals to the Test, VOX, the Leonard & Bina Ellen Art Gallery, and SBC Gallery of Contemporary Art, Montréal

Fora da ordem – obras da Coleção Helga de Alvear, Pinacoteca do Estado de São Paulo, Brazil

Painting 2.0: Expression in the Information Age, mumok, Vienna (catalogue)

La Collection Thea Westreich Wagner et Ethan Wagner, Centre Pompidou, Paris (catalogue)

On Limits: Estrangement in the Everyday, The Kitchen, New York

Le Bourgeois, 3236RLS, London

Paris Bruxelles, dépendance, Brussels

Frenemies: Art Versus Commodity, University Art Museum - California State University Long Beach, California (catalogue)

The Painting Show, CAC Contemporary Art Centre, Vilnius, Lithuania (catalogue)

International Fun, Temnikova & Kasela, Tallinn, Estonia

2015

Mega Por No, Colmegna Spa, Buenos Aires

Collected by Thea Westreich Wagner and Ethan Wagner, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York (catalogue)

Painting 2.0: Expression in the Information Age, Museum Brandhorst, Munich (catalogue)

Faux Amis, Simon Lee Gallery, London

wow! Woven? Entering the (sub) Textiles, Künstlerhaus, Graz (catalogue)

Macumba Night Club éditions - Merlin Carpenter / Jérôme Robbe, Artothèque de Villeurbanne, France

Please respond-, M/L Artspace, Venice

Selbstjustiz Durch Fehleinkäufe, Falckenberg Collection, Hamburg

The 60s, watch it gallery, London

MUSEUM SHOW by Nang Gallery, Centre Pompidoo-doo, 2 Lansdowne Rise, London

Call and Response, Gavin Brown's Enterprise, New York

2014

Excerpts from / How They Met. Part 1: Mother and Her House / Supastore / The Issues of Our Time (1&3) / Fille/Garçon / In the Middle of Affairs, Galerie Emanuel Layr, Vienna

Frieze Art Fair, booth of dépendance, Brussels

BAR DREI, 681 Morgan Ave, Greenpoint, New York

Hard Words, Christian Andersen, Copenhagen

Concept Store, Nest, The Hague

kim? Salon, Riga, Latvia

Merlin and Isabelle Bankside Launch - A Graduate Exhibition by Sabrina Tarasoff, Paris

Coming of Age for Ages, Halle für Kunst, Lüneburg, Germany

The Hawker, dépendance at Carlos/Ishikawa, London

2013

The November Issue, Mathew, Berlin

Performance, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York

„Why Painting Now?“ Cover Up Curated by Antony Hudek, Krinzinger Projekte, Vienna

2012

Redundanz, Dependance der Galerie für Landschaftskunst Hamburg in der Wandelhalle Bad Tölz, Germany

Port, Galeria Nuno Centeno, Porto

Context Message, Zach Feuer Gallery, New York

POST MoDERN (curated by Clayton Deutsch), Fredric Snitzer Gallery, Miami

2011

Mathew, Berlin

The Institute of Mental Health is Burning, Newport Museum and Art Gallery, Wales

Rituals of the Art World, Ludlow 38, New York

Rebus, Simon Lee Gallery, London

A Portrait of the Artist As a Young Man, Galerie Reinhard Hauff, Stuttgart

2010

Novel, dépendance, Brussels

Barbaric Freedom, Simon Lee Gallery, London

2009

Galerie Christian Nagel, Berlin

Simon Lee Gallery, London

Sonic Youth etc.: Sensational Fix, Malmö Konsthall, Sweden

Untitled (History Painting), University of Michigan Museum of Art, Ann Arbor, USA

WIR VERBESSERN IHRE ARBEIT, Galerie Sandra Bürgel, Berlin (show by Instituto Divorciado)

Sonic Youth etc.: Sensational Fix, Kunsthalle Düsseldorf

2008

The Coma Lounge Edinburgh, The Collective Gallery, Edinburgh

Congratulations You Are Represented By Nang Gallery, Nang Gallery, London (and other Nang shows late 2008)

Sonic Youth etc.: Sensational Fix, Museion, Bolzano, Italy (catalogue)

Buy No Wino Buy Lino By Bono, Hats Plus, London

Painting: Now and Forever, Part II, Greene Naftali Gallery / Matthew Marks Gallery, New York

How Can You Represent When You Can't Pay The Rent, The New Dome, Cable St. Studios, London

Zodiac 3000, International Project Space, Birmingham, UK

DO WHAT THY WILLT, Nang Gallery, London

2007

Élégance, Kölnischer Kunstverein, Cologne

Genesis I'm Sorry, Greene Naftali Gallery, New York (collaboration with Melanie Gilligan)

2006

LIVE HUMANS, The George Tavern, London

Make Your Own Life, Institute of Contemporary Art University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia

slow burn (curated by Jonah Freeman), Galerie Edward Mitterrand, Geneva

2005

Orchard, New York

The Top Room: A Retrospective, Chelsea Space, London

TOTAL ASBO, Pogo Cafe, London

Miradas y conceptos en la colección Helga de Alvear, MEIAC, Badajoz, Spain

Islands of Glory In Streets Caked With the Fæces of Decadence, Nang Gallery, London

2004

Werkleitz Biennale, Halle, Germany

Edge of the Real, Whitechapel Gallery, London

2003

Wild Nights: Remembering Colin de Land, CB's 313 Gallery, New York

Messe in der Galerie, Galerie Christian Nagel, Cologne

Frieze Art Fair, booth of Galerie Christian Nagel, London

Haupt- und Nebenwege, Galerie Christian Nagel, Cologne

Malerei II Ausstellung Nulldrei, Galerie Christian Nagel, Cologne

2002

Art Crazy Nation Show, MK G, Milton Keynes, UK

2001

Favoritin, Danzigerstr. 44, Berlin

Jewels-in-Art, Galerie Bleich-Rossi, Graz

Works on Aluminum Selected by Paper, WhiteCube, Kunstakademi Bergen, Norway

Musterkarte, Goethe-Institut, Centro Cultural Conde Duque, Galería Elba Benítez, Galería Heinrich Ehrhardt, Madrid

2000

Girlfriend, (Curated by Sarah Morris), Galerie für Zeitgenössiche Kunst, Leipzig

21st Gear, The Top Room, London

It May be a Year of Thirteen Moons But it's Still the Year of Culture, Transmission Gallery, Glasgow

Drawings, Taché-Lévy Gallery, Brussels

Part One, Magnani, London

1999

Painting Lab, Entwistle Gallery, London

Malerei, INIT Kunsthalle, Berlin

Robert Prime, London

Taché-Lévy Gallery, Brussels

1998

Art Club Berlin, Mies van der Rohe Pavilion, Barcelona

Art Club Berlin, Berlin Art Forum

1995

The Message is the Medium, Castle Gallery, College of New Rochelle, New Rochelle

1994

The Ideal Place, Haags Centrum Voor Aktuelle Kunst, The Hague

Sarah Staton's Supastore Boutique, Laure Genillard Gallery, London

Untitled Group Show, Metro Pictures, New York

Sammlung Volkmann, Berlin

Museum auf Zeit, Fridericianum Museum, Kassel

1993

London Photo Race, Friesenwall 120, Cologne

Galerie Fettsack, Friesenwall 120, Cologne

1992

A Show by Kiron Khosla, The Long Gallery, Chelsea Old Town Hall, London

Bruno Brunnet Fine Arts, Berlin

1991

Paris Bar, Berlin

Luhring Augustine Gallery, New York

Fallen und Fallen Lassen, Galerie Bleich-Rossi, Graz

1990

Peace and anarchy & I love form but she doesn't love me & strange flowers & homage to Schnabel equals freedom and fun forever, 64-65 Guilford St., London

Heimspiel, Kunstverein in Hamburg

1989

Rotation - Art Critic's Art, Galerie Esther Schipper, Cologne

 

 

 

 

other projects

 

2013

Burberry Propaganda Tour

 

2010-

salon 4, London

 

2005-

Nang Gallery, London

 

2001-04

merlinstore, merchandising website

 

1998-

Victim

 

1994-96

Poster Studio, London

 

 

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