Adrian Piper /   Adrian Margaret Smith Piper

United States 1948

Installation, Performance Art, Conceptual Art, Photography

Adrian Piper
Adrian Margaret Smith Piper
United States
May 11, 2016

Adrian Margaret Smith Piper is an American conceptual artist and philosopher. These two disciplines frequently intertwine with each other, as the artist tends to draw a parallel between creative expression and the conceptual meaning behind it. All of her work has been carefully premeditated. Her art is political and social. The performances act as lectures on topics of race, identity and culture. She started out with psychedelic art, minimalism and performance art. The artist believes that a carefully structured conceptual framework is the best starter point for all creativity. Piper strongly fights the social injustice, xenophobia and hatred.

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Adrian Piper – LSD Alice [Study for Alice Down the Rabbit Hole], 1965 (Left) / The Barbie Doll Drawings, 1967 (Right)

Education and the Beginnings

Piper graduated from the New Lincoln School in 1966. She parallelly attended Art Students’ League and started exhibiting her art when she was only twenty years old. She studied sculpture and painting and received her degree at the School of Visual Arts in 1969. Along with the art degree, she studied philosophy and musicology at the City College of New York and completed her studies in 1974. 1987 she became the first African-American female professor in the field of philosophy. She earned her Ph.D. in 1981 at Harward University. This talented and bright artist used her education for the noblest cause, for teaching and creativity. Her earliest artwork was done when she was still in high school. In the period of late 60’s she made psychedelic art, a style that she stayed familiar throughout her entire career. At the beginning, her artwork was colorful and vibrant. Later the psychedelic art became more subtle, as Piper chose to deal with the bare idea of the style. She firmly believes that all media can transfer the message, as long as it is purposeful. In the 70’s her goal was to explore the consciousness and human perception. From the period of 1968 to 1970, Piper created a series of photo collages called Hypothesis: Situation series in which she explored how we just passively perceive objects unaware of the mental work our mind does in the background. A conscious action is the one that leads us through the empirical world and the one which gathers all the data, that we later synthesize into knowledge.

Piper shared printed text cards, at exhibitions, with people who made racist insults

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Adrian Piper – My Calling Card No.1, 1986 – 1990

The Fallacy of Racism and the Myth of Inequality

Piper dedicated her life to fighting racism and xenophobia. The art she created was social and political, but for her, it was more than just art. It was a firm argument lecture to all who could not grasp the idea of equality and the true nature of humanity. Inspired and influenced by German philosophy, especially the works of Immanuel Kant, she made a series of passingMy Calling (Card) and she worked on them for four years, from 1986 to 1990. She printed text on paper cards and shared them with people who made racist insults. Another set of cards was made for all those who passed on sexual comments and assumed she was interested in flirting just because she was single. Besides the formal education, this lady actively meditates and does yoga, so she could stay in touch with her introspective activity. All the knowledge has to come from the inside, but only when the mind filters out the false data masked as facts. That is the reason Piper meditates. In the eighties, she focused on the topic of racism. Her well-formed opinion on this topic relies upon an epistemological argument that we all have prepossessed categories in our minds that are necessary for any sort of understanding of the physical world around us. Everything we perceive comes to our experience filtered through these categories.

In the new millennium, Piper did mostly live acts and video art, dealing with the issue of ego

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Adrian Piper – The Probable Trust Registry The Rules of the Game #1-3, 2013

Contributions to Philosophy

Since the mental formation is poorer that the vast experience of the outer world it is naturally incompetent to cover the difference and diversity of the world. The race is then, just a product of a mental category that superficially obeys the rules of logic, but in its essence it just a fallacy of mind and product of irrationality. The difference in color of the skin is followed by tension and strain, just because someone falsely concluded that differently signifies as strange. During the nineties, Piper continued to explore the themes of racism and animosity, egoism and altruism. She did in the form of video art, installations, photography, and sculptures. This artist never made a compromise with ones that support the opinions she does not agree with. She stands for humanity, anti-globalization, the importance of education, love for the people and self-love as a method of not only preservation but mental evolution too. In the new millennium, she did mostly performance and video art, dealing with issues of ego and the experience of the self. Her art is thought-provoking, intriguing and inspirational. The audience is always left to wonder if the reality is really what it seems and how much of the trending opinions on social issues they really reassessed. In the name of Piper, we should question everything.

The artist is represented by Kunzt Gallery.

Adrian Piper lives and works in Berlin.

All images © Adrian Piper

Featured image: Adrian Piper – Portrait of the artist, photo credits CdnSalzburg

YearExhibition TitleGallery/MuseumSolo/Group
2015Adrian Piper at The Central Pavilion and The ArsenaleVenice, ItalySolo
2012The Deconstructive Impulse: Women Artists Reconfigure the Signs of Power, 1973-1991Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, TX, USAGroup
2011Adrian Piper: Everything #21Cairn Gallery, Pittenweem, ScotlandSolo
2011Palacio das ArtesBelo Horizonte, BRGroup
2011Pictures by Women: A History of Modern PhotographyThe Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY, USAGroup
2011KlangiAboas Vetus & Ars Nova Museo, Turku, FIGroup
2011The Last Newspaper at the New MuseumNew York, NY, USAGroup
2011Move: Choreographing YouHaus der Kunst, Munich, DEGroup
2011Move: Choreographing YouK20, Dusseldorf, DEGroup
2011Weatherspoon Art Museum: 70 years of CollectingWeatherspoon Art Museum, Greensboro, NC, USAGroup
2011Proofs and RefutationsDavid Zwirner Gallery, New York, NY, USAGroup
2011It’s for you - Conceptual Art and the TelephoneHousatonic Museum of Art, Bridgeport, CT, USAGroup
2011Where Do We Migrate ToCenter for Art, Design and Visual Culture, Baltimore, MD, USAGroup
2010Past Time: Selected Works 1973-1995Elizabeth Dee Gallery, New YorkSolo
2010See this Sound – Versprechungen von Bild und TonLentos Museum, Linz, AustriaGroup
2010Elizabeth Dee GalleryArt Berlin Contemporary, Berlin, GermanyGroup
2010100 Years (version #1)Julia Stoschek Foundation, Dusseldorf, GermanyGroup
2010Reframing the Color Line: Race and the Visual Culture of the Atlantic WorldWilliam L. Clements Library, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MIGroup
2010FunkestheticsConfederation Centre, Charlettown, CanadaGroup
2010The Obstacle is TautologyFront Desk Apparatus, New York, NYGroup
2010Close Encounters 2: Acts of Social ImaginationDenison Museum, Granville, OHGroup
2010Ecstatic ResistanceGrand Arts, Kansas City, MOGroup
2010Get Down and Party TogetherSles Films, New York, NYGroup
2010Self as DisappearanceSynagogue de Delme, FranceGroup
2010Collected Reflections on the Permanent CollectionStudio Museum Harlem, New YorkGroup
2010Sol LeWitt & Adrian Piper: Selected Infinite Extension Arbitraily ConstrainedBowery Poetry Club, New YorkGroup
2010The Talent ShowWalker Art Center, MinneapolisGroup
2010100 Years (Version #3, Moscow)Garage Center for Contemporary Culture, MoscowGroup
2010Contemporary Art from the CollectionThe Museum of Modern Art, New York, NYGroup
201029th Bienal de Sao PauloFundacao Bienal de Sao Paulo, SaoPaulo, BRGroup
2010The Deconstructive Impulse: Women Artists Reconfigure the Signs of Power, 1973-1991Neuberger Museum of Art, Purchase College, State University of New York, New York City, NY, USAGroup
2010The Deconstructive Impulse: Women Artists Reconfigure the Signs of Power, 1973-1991Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University, Durham, NC, USAGroup
2010Move: Choreographing YouHayward Gallery, London, UKGroup
2010Drawing in ProgressMima Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art, North Yorkshire, Middlesbrough, UKGroup
2010Instructional Tapes. Video ScreeningJustina M. Barnicke Gallery, Toronto, CAGroup
2009The Space BetweenGavle Konstcentrum, Gavle, SwedenGroup
2009Racism (An American Family Value)The Center for Book Arts, New YorkGroup
2009La FilatureMulhouseGroup
2009Group ExhibitionMusee du Quai Branly de Paris, FranceGroup
2009Re.act.feminism – performancekunst der 1960er und 70er jahre heuteAkademie der Kunste, Berlin, GermanyGroup
2009NosMuseu da Republica, Rio de Janeiro, BrazilGroup
2009The Third Mind: American Artists Contemplate Asia 1860-1989Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, NYGroup
2009The Quick and the DeadWalker Art Center, Minneapolis, MNGroup
2009FunkaestheticsJ.M. Barnicke Gallery, Hart House, University of Toronto, Toronto, CanadaGroup
2009ExhibitionConfederation Center, Charlettown, CanadaGroup
2009NeoHooDoo: Art for a Forgotten Faith, Miami Art Museum, Miami, FLFebruary- 2009Group
2009UN-SCR-1325Chelsea Art Museum, New York, NYGroup
2009Uncertainty principleMACBA, Barcelona, SpainGroup
2009In Transit 09 Performing Arts FestivalHaus Der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin, GermanyGroup
2009Art 40 BaselBasel, SwitzerlandGroup
2009The EventualLa Futura, Prague, Czech RepublicGroup
2009Looking at Music: Side 2Museum of Modern Art, New YorkGroup
2009The Show Continues Upstairs, Supporting LopezBerlin, GermanyGroup
2009Close Encounters 1Nathan Cummings Foundation, New YorkGroup
2009The Matrix EffectThe Wadsworth Atheneum of Art in Hartford, CTGroup
2009Materialien – A group showMunzsalon, Berlin, GermanyGroup
2009Performance im Bild und im Medialen UbertragFotogalerie Wien, Vienna, AustriaGroup
2009Group ExhibitionSophie Belair Clement, Optica, MontrealGroup
2009Fri PortoDen Frie Center of Contemporary Art, Copenhagen, DenmarkGroup
2009Oeuvre Bach Whistled, 1970, Adrian PiperL’Ecole Superieure d’Art de Grenoble, FranceGroup
2009Somewhere Over the RainbowISS – Iransk-svenska solidaritetforeningen, Malmo, SwedenGroup
2009100 Years (Version #2, New York)P.S. 1 Contemporary Art Center, New York, NYGroup
2008Adrian Piper: EverythingElizabeth Dee Gallery, New YorkSolo
2008ExhibitionPorto Museu de Arte Contemporanea de Serralves, Porto, PortugalGroup
2008Museum WiesbadenWiesbaden, GermanyGroup
2008Group ExhibitionStedelijk Museum's Hertogenbosch, Hertogenbosch, The NetherlandsGroup
2008Overbeck-GesellschaftLubeck, GermanyGroup
2008Live Art on CameraSpace Studios, London, UKGroup
2008Multiplex: Directions in Art, 1970 to NowMuseum of Modern Art, New York, N.Y.Group
2008Working HistoryReed College, Portland, ORGroup
2008Collecting Collections: Highlights from the Permanent Collection of The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los AngelesThe Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CAGroup
2008The Space BetweenNordana Kulturcentrum, Skelleftea, SwedenGroup
2008Vote for WomenKunst Meran, Meran, SwissGroup
2008Revolutions: Forms that Turn16th Biennale of Sidney, Sidney, AustraliaGroup
2008Collier Schorr - Freeway BalconiesDeutsche Guggenheim, Berlin, GermanyGroup
2008We Are Technology: Tapes from the 1960s and 70sPauza Foundation, Krakow, PolandGroup
2008In Plain Sight: Street Works and Performances 1968-1971The Laboratory of Art + Ideas at Belmar, Lakewood, COGroup
2008Burning Down the House: Building a Feminist Art CollectionElizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art, Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, New YorkGroup
2008Dekonstruktion des KunstlermythosNationalgalerie im Hamburger Bahnhof, Museum Fur Gegenwart, Berlin, GermanyGroup
2008DA2 – Festival ExplorafotoDA2 Domus Artium 2002, Salamanca, SpainGroup
2008USA TodayMuseum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IllGroup
2008The Jazz CenturyMART Museo D’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea di trento I Rovereto, Rovereto, ItalyGroup
2008Swingtime: FreestyleBeaver Projects Kopenhagen, DanmarkGroup
2008Swingtime: FreestyleCharlotte Fogg Contemporary, AarhusGroup
2007Summer of LoveWhitney Museum of American Art, New York, N.Y.Group
2007Crossing the Line, African American Artists in the Jacqueline Bradley and Clarence Otis, Jr. CollectionCornell Fine Arts, Museum at Rollins College, Winter Park, FLGroup
2007For a special place, Documents and Works by the Generali Foundation CollectionAustrian Cultural Forum, New York USAGroup
2007Tanzen SehenMuseum fur Gegenwartskunst Siegen, Siegen, GermanyGroup
2007Ver Bailar - Dialogo entre la Danza y las Bellas ArtesCAAC, Seville SpainGroup
2007Role Play: Feminist Art Revisited 1960-1980Galerie Lelong, New York, NYGroup
2007Wack Art and the Feminist RevolutionMuseum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CAGroup
2007I am Making Art – 4 Studies on the Artist’s Body: Chapter 3Centre d’art Contemporain, Geneve, SwitzerlandGroup
2007Whenever It Starts It Is The Right Time - Strategies for a discontinuous futureFrankfurter Kunstverein, Frankfurt am Main, GermanyGroup
2007UNCLASSIFIABLEArt Port, New York, NYGroup
2007Adrian Piper, Cinema Svetozor, PragueGroup
2007StartLeonard and Bina Ellen Gallery, Montreal, Quebec, CanadaGroup
2007Panic Attack Art in the Punk YearsBarbican Art Gallery, London, UKGroup
2007Lines, Grids, Strains, Words – Zeichnungen der Minimal Art aus der Sammlung des Museums of Modern Art, New YorkThe Museum of Modern Art, New York, N.Y.Group
200760 to 7Henie Onstad Art-Center, Horikodden, NorwayGroup
2007Multitasking - Synchronitat als kulturelle PraxisNeue Gesellschaft fur bildenden Kunst (NGBK), Berlin, GermanyGroup
2007Normal Love: Precarious Sex. Precarious WorkKunstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin, GermanyGroup
2007WALK Spazierengehen als KunstformKunstraum KreuzbergGroup
2007Night SchoolHart House University of Totonto, Toronto, CanadaGroup
2007Live Art on CameraJohn Hansard Gallery, University of Southampton, Highfield, UKGroup
2007Gender BattleCentro Galego de Arte Contemporanea, Santiago de Compostela, SpainGroup
2007Cinema Remixed and Reloaded, Part ISpelman College Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA.Group
2006Adrian PiperCPH Kunsthal, Copenhagen, DenmarkSolo
2006Adrian Piper: The Mythic BeingSmart Museum of Art, University of Chicago, Chicago, Ill.Solo
2006Summer of LoveKunsthalle Wien, Vienna, AustriaGroup
2006Heard not seenOrchard, New York, N.Y.Group
2006Stories, an ExhibitionSanta Fe Institute, Santa Fe, New MexicoGroup
2006Full House, views of the Whitneys Collection at 75Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, N.Y.Group
2006Das achte Feld - Geschlechter, Leben und Begehren in der Kunst seit 1960Museum Ludwig, Cologne, GermanyGroup
2006Academy: Learning from ArtAntwerp Musem of Contemporary Art (MuHKA), Antwerpen, BelgiumGroup
2006Concept has never meant HorseGenerali Foundation, Wien, AustriaGroup
2006Art LinkGoteborgs KonsthallenGroup
2006Adrian Piper, Eric Baudelaire, Josephine Meckseper, Wayne GonzalesElizabeth Dee Gallery, New York, N.Y.Group
2006Art Metropole Top 100National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, CanadaGroup
2006Photography and the Self: The Legacy of F. Holland DayWhitney Museum of American Art, New York, NYGroup
2006Reviewing the 20th CenturyMuseum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design's, Providence, RIGroup
2005Adrian PiperIndex, Swedish Contemporary Art Foundation, Stockholm, SwedenSolo
2005Faces in the Crowd: Picturing Modern Life from Manet to TodayCastello di Rivoli, Turin, ItalyGroup
2005What Business Are You InAtlanta Contemporary Art, Center, Atlanta, GAGroup
2005International ExhibitionistCurzon Cinemas, London, EnglandGroup
2005Between Pass and FailBard College Center for Curatorial Studies, Annandale-on-Hudson, NYGroup
2005Faces in the Crowd - Volti nella FollaCastello di Rivoli, Museo d’Arte Contemporanea, Turin, ItalyGroup
2005The Politics of CareThe Art Gallery of The Graduate Center, City, University of New York, NYGroup
20053 SystemsTate Modern Museum, London, UKGroup
2005Occupying SpaceGenerali Foundation, Vienna, AustriaGroup
2005Witte de WithRotterdam, The NetherlandsGroup
2005Museum for Contemporary ArtZagreb, CroatiaGroup
2005Summer of LoveTate Liverpool, Liverpool, EnglandGroup
2005Summer of LoveSchirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt, GermanyGroup
2005Wie Gesellschaft und Politik ins Bild KommenGenerali Foundation, Vienna, AustriaGroup
2005Schirn KunsthalleFrankfurt, GermanyGroup
2005War is OverGalleria d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea, Bergamo, ItalyGroup
2005Looking at wordsAndrea Rosen Gallery, New York, N.Y.Group
2004Adrian Piper VideosARTSADMIN, London, EnglandSolo
2004Masala: Diversity and Democracy in South Asian ArtWilliam Benton Museum of Art at the University of Connecticut, Storrs, CTGroup
2004Evidence of Impact: Art and Photography 1963-1978Whitney Museum of American Art, NYGroup
2004Curious Crystal of Unusual PurityPS1, Queens, NYGroup
2004CommunauteInstitut d'Art Contemporain, Villeurbane, FranceGroup
2004Some Things Happening: 25 Years of Herron Gallery ExhibitionsHerron Gallery, Indiana State MuseumGroup
2004Provocations: Selections from the Permanent CollectionBronx Museum, New York, NYGroup
2004Collected Views from East or WestGenerali Foundation, Vienna, AustriaGroup
2004Funky LessonsBuroFriedrich Berlin, GermanyGroup
2004BAWAG FoundationVienna, AustriaGroup
2004Collected Views from East or WestGenerali Foundation, Vienna, AustriaGroup
2004Minority ReportAarhus and environs, DenmarkGroup
2004Performance Strategy and ProcessARTSADMIN, London, EnglandGroup
2004Dance Dance RevolutionLeroy Nieman Gallery, NY, NYGroup
2004Faces in the Crowd: Picturing Modern Life from Manet to TodaySmart Museum of Art University of ChicagoGroup
2003Adrian Piper: seit 1965Institut d'Art Contemporain, Villeurbane, FranceSolo
2003Adrian Piper: seit 1965Museu d'Art Contemporani de Barcelona, SpainSolo
2003Adrian Piper Over the EdgeEmi Fontana Gallery, Milan, ItalySolo
2003Mass Appeal: The Art Object and Hip Hop CultureArts Interculterels, Montreal, QuebecGroup
2003Mass Appeal: The Art Object and Hip Hop CultureKhyber Centre for the Arts, Halifax, Nova ScotiaGroup
2003Walking in the CityApex Art, NY, NYGroup
2003Walking in the CityKunsthalle Fridericianum, Kassel, GermanyGroup
2003Rhythm Is a DancerKulturhuset, Stockholm, SwedenGroup
2003Imperfect MarriagesEmi Fontana Gallery, Milan, ItalyGroup
2003SandwichedPublic Art Fund and Wrong Gallery, Brooklyn, NYGroup
2003Only Skin DeepInternational Center of Photography, NY, NYGroup
2003Tracing the SublimeAddison Gallery of American Art, Andover, MAGroup
2002Adrian Piper: seit 1965Generali Foundation, Vienna, AustriaSolo
2002FamilyAldrich Museum, Ridgefield, CTGroup
2002Documenta X1Kassel, GermanyGroup
2002Personal and Political: The Women’s Art Movement 1969-1975Guild Hall, East Hampton, N.Y.Group
2002Pushing Aesthetic Boundaries, Collecting Prints and MultiplesGallery M, New York, N.Y.Group
2002Photography Past - Forward: Aperture at 50Studio Museum, Harlem, New York N.Y.Group
2002GloriaWhite Columns, NY, NYGroup
2002Electric BodyCite de la musique, Paris, FranceGroup
2002Time-ShareSara Meltzer Gallery, NY, NYGroup
2002Mass Appeal: The Art Object and Hip Hop CultureGallerie 101, Ottawa, Ontario, CanadaGroup
2002The Music in Me 2: Regarding DanceGesellschaft fur Aktuelle Kunst, Bremen, GermanyGroup
2001Adrian Piper: A RetrospectiveAndy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh, PASolo
2001Adrian Piper: A RetrospectiveThe Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati, OHSolo
2001Adrian Piper: A RetrospectiveWeatherspoon Art Gallery, Greensboro, NC Solo
2001MEDI(t)Ations: Adrian Piper’s Videos, Installations, Performances and Soundworks, 1968-1992Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh, PASolo
2001MEDI(t)Ations: Adrian Piper’s Videos, Installations, Performances and Soundworks, 1968-1992The Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati, OHSolo
2001MEDI(t)Ations: Adrian Piper’s Videos, Installations, Performances and Soundworks, 1968-1992Weatherspoon Art Gallery, Greensboro, NCSolo
2001Global Conceptualism: Points of Origin 1950s-1980sVancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, BCGroup
2001Blondies and BrowniesAktionsforum Praterinsel, MunichGroup
2001Conception: Conceptual Documents 1968-1972City Arts Gallery, Leeds, UKGroup
2001Double Life: Identity and Transformation in Contemporary ArtsGenerali Foundation, Vienna, AustriaGroup
2001Wiederaufnahme RetakeNeuer Aachener Kunstverein, GermanyGroup
20019th Biennale of Moving ImagesCenter for Contemporary Images, Saint-Gervais, GenevaGroup
2001One Planet Under a GrooveBronx Museum of the Arts, Bronx, NYGroup
2000Adrian Piper: A Solo ExhibitionGallerie Voges und Deisen, Frankfurt, GermanySolo
2000The Color Wheel Series: First Adhyasa: AnnoakoshaPaula Cooper Gallery, New York, N.Y.Solo
2000Adrian Piper: Early Drawings and other worksThomas Erben Gallery, New York, N.Y.Solo
2000Adrian Piper: A RetrospectiveThe New Museum, New York City, N.Y.Solo
2000MEDI(t)Ations: Adrian Piper’s Videos, Installations, Performances and Soundworks, 1968-1992The New Museum, New York City, N.Y.Solo
2000Global Conceptualism: Points of Origin 1950s-1980sList Visual Arts Center of MIT, Cambridge, MAGroup
2000Around 1984: A Look at Art in the 80sP.S. 1, New York, NYGroup
1999Adrian Piper: The Mythic Being, 1972-1975Thomas Erben Gallery, New York, N.Y.Solo
1999Adrian Piper: A RetrospectiveFine Arts Gallery, University of Maryland Baltimore County, Baltimore, MDSolo
1999Out of Actions: Between Performance and the Object, 1949-1979National Museum of Art, Osaka, JapanGroup
1999Re-Righting History: Counternarratives by Contemporary African - American ArtistsKatonah Museum of Art, Katonah, NYGroup
1999Global Conceptualism: Points of Origin 1950s-1980sQueens Museum of Art, Queens, N.Y.Group
1999Global Conceptualism: Points of Origin 1950s-1980sWalker Art Center, Minneapolis, MNGroup
1999Persuasion: Tales of Commerce and the Avant-GardeUniversity at Buffalo Art Gallery, Buffalo, NYGroup
1999TRACE: The Liverpool Biennial of Contemporary ArtThe View, Liverpool, EnglandGroup
1999Get the Picture: Recent Photography AcquisitionsAddison Fall Gallery of American Art, Washington, DCGroup
1999The American CenturyWhitney Museum of American Art, New York, NYGroup
1998Who Are You - Selected Works by Adrian PiperDavis Museum and Cultural Center, Wellesley College, WellesleySolo
1998Envisioning the Contemporary: Selections from the Permanent CollectionMuseum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, Ill.Group
1998From the Body: Allegories of the FeminineFundacion Museo de Bellas Artes, Caracas, VenezuelaGroup
1998Out of Actions: Between Performance and the Object, 1949-1979The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, Cal.Group
1998Out of Actions: Between Performance and the Object, 1949-1979Osterreichisches Museum fur Angewandte Kunst, Vienna, AustriaGroup
1998Out of Actions: Between Performance and the Object, 1949-1979Museo d’Arte Contemporaneo, Barcelona, SpainGroup
1998Out of Actions: Between Performance and the Object, 1949-1979Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo, JapanGroup
1998If I Ruled the WorldKunstraum Munchen, Munich, GermanyGroup
19985729-5756: Contemporary Artists Welcome the New Year – The Jewish Museum List Graphic CommisionThe Jewish Museum, New York, N.Y.Group
1998Travel & LeisurePaula Cooper Gallery, New York, N.Y.Group
1998More Pieces for the Puzzle: Recent Additions to the CollectionThe Museum of Modern Art, New York, N.Y.Group
1997Adrian PiperGalleria Emi Fontana, Milan, ItalySolo
1997Food for the Spirit (1971)Thomas Erben Gallery, New York, N.Y.Solo
1997Face a l’Histoire 1933-1996Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, FranceGroup
1997Icon to NarrativeThe City College of New York, New York, N.Y.Group
1997Between Two WorldsStrong Museum, Rochester, N.Y.Group
1997Vraiment: Feminisme et ArtCentre National D’Art Contemporain de Grenoble, Galeries du Magasin, Grenoble, FranceGroup
1997PerishDuende, Rotterdam, The NetherlandsGroup
1997If I Ruled the WorldShedhalle, Zurich, SwitzerlandGroup
1997The View from Denver: Contemporary American Art from the Denver Art MuseumMuseum Moderner Kunst, Vienna, AustriaGroup
1997American Stories: Amidst Displacement and TransformationAsahi Shimbun: Cultural Projects Division, JapanGroup
1997Minimal PoliticsFine Arts Gallery, University of Maryland, Baltimore County, Baltimore, MDGroup
1997Memorable Histories and Historic MemoriesBowdoin College Museum of Art, Brunswick, MaineGroup
1996Adrian PiperJohn Weber Gallery, New York, N.Y.Solo
1996Now HereLouisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebaek, DenmarkGroup
1996Thinking Print: Books to Billboards 1980-95The Museum of Modern Art, New York, N.Y.Group
1996Hidden in Plain Sight: Illusion in Art from Jasper Johns to Virtual RealityLos Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, Cal.Group
1996A DriftBard College Center for Curatorial Studies, Annandale-on Hudson, N.Y.Group
1995Cornered - Decide Who You AreSUNY Buffalo, Buffalo, N.Y.Solo
1995Icons of One: Decide Who You AreSavannah College of Art Gallery, Savannah, Ga.Solo
1995The Winter of LoveInstitute of Contemporary Art (P.S. 1), Long Island City, N.Y.Group
1995Civils Rights NowSoutheastern Center for Contemporary Art, Winston-Salem, N.C.Group
1995The Message is the Medium: Issues of Representation in Modern TechnologiesCastle Gallery, College of New Rochelle, New Rochelle, N.Y.Group
1995Public - Private: ARS 95Museum of Contemporary Art, Finnish National Gallery, Helsinki, FinlandGroup
1995Africus: South African BiennaleJohannesburg, South AfricaGroup
1995Altered States: American Art in the 90sForum for Contemporary Art, St. Louis, MissouriGroup
1995Civil Rights NowCleveland Center of Contemporary Art, Cleveland, OhioGroup
1995It’s Not a PictureGalleria Emi Fontana, Milan, ItalyGroup
1995Options 2: Selections from the Modern and Contemporary Permanent Collection, Stanton GalleryDenver Art Museum, Denver, Col.Group
1995CorneredThe Paula Cooper Gallery, New York, N.Y.Group
1995Reconsidering the Object of Art: 1965-1975Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, Ca.Group
1995Art with ConscienceNewark Art Museum, Newark, N.J.Group
1994The Hypothesis Series 1968-70Paula Cooper Gallery, New York, N.Y.Solo
1994Dream Singers, Story Tellers: An African American PresenceNew Jersey State Museum, Trenton, N.J.Group
1994L’Hiver de l’AmourMusee d’Art Moderne de Ville de Paris, Paris, FranceGroup
1994Can You Always Believe Your EyesMuseum of Contemporary Art, De Beyerd, Breda, HollandGroup
1994Dignity for All: Reflections on HumanityArtimo, Zeist, HollandGroup
1994Thirty YearsLarry Aldridge Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield, Conn.Group
1994MappingsThe Museum of Modern Art, New York, N.Y.Group
1994ArticulateMary Delahoyd Gallery, New York, N.Y.Group
1994Gewalt - GeschafteNeue Gesellschaft fur bildende Kunst e.V., Berlin, GermanyGroup
1994Black Male: Representations of Masculinity in Contemporary American ArtWhitney Museum of American Art, New York, N.Y.Group
1993Decide Who You AreMyers Fine Art Gallery, SUNY Plattsburgh Art Museum, Plattsburgh, N.Y.Solo
1993Decide Who You AreArt Awareness, Lexington, N.Y.Solo
1993Adrian PiperCity Gallery of Contemporary Art, Raleigh, N.C.Solo
1993Installations by Adrian PiperNew Langton Arts, San Francisco, Cal.Solo
1993Dream Singers, Story Tellers: An African American PresenceFukyui Fine Arts Museum, Fukyui-ken, JapanGroup
1993Artist as CatalystThe Alternative Museum, New York. N.Y.Group
1993Mistaken IdentitiesKunstverein, Graz, AustriaGroup
1993The Boundary Rider: 9th Biennale of SydneyGallery of New South Wales, Sydney, AustraliaGroup
1993Here’s Looking at Me: Contemporary Self PortraitsEspace Lyonnais D’Art Contemporain, Lyon, FranceGroup
1993The Theater of Black Refusal: Black Art and Mainstream CriticisismUniversity of California, Irvine, Fine Arts Gallery, Irvine, Cal.Group
199325 Years, Cleveland Center for Contemporary ArtCleveland, OhioGroup
1993Kontext KunstNeue Galerie, Graz, AustriaGroup
1993Ciphers of IdentityFine Arts Gallery, University of Maryland, Baltimore CountyGroup
1992Adrian Piper: European RetrospectiveCornerhouse, Manchester, England Solo
1992Adrian Piper: European RetrospectiveCartwright Hall, Bradford, England Solo
1992Adrian Piper: European RetrospectiveKettle’s Yard, Cambridge, England Solo
1992Adrian Piper: European RetrospectiveKunstverein Munchen, Germany Solo
1992Political Drawings and Installations, 1975-1991Cleveland Center for Contemporary Art, Cleveland, OhioSolo
1992Political Drawings and Installations, 1975-1991Carver Center, San Antonio, TexasSolo
1992Political Drawings and Installations, 1975-1991Herron Gallery, Indianapolis Center for Contemporary Art, Indianapolis, In.Solo
1992Women & Their WorkAustin, TexasSolo
1992What It’s Like, What It Is #2Krannert Art Museum, Champaign, Ill.Solo
1992Ur-Madonna, Expo ‘92Monasterio de Santa Clara, Moguer, SpainSolo
1992Decide Who You AreGrey Art Gallery, New York, N.Y. Solo
1992Decide Who You AreJohn Weber Gallery, New York, N.Y. Solo
1992Decide Who You ArePaula Cooper Gallery, New York, N.Y. Solo
1992Dispossessed InstallationsFlorida State University, Tallahassee, Fla. Group
1992WillPower: New WorksWexner Center for the Arts, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OhioGroup
1992Then & Now: A Selection of Artists Who Early in Their Museum Careers Exhibited at the Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art of Ridgefield, ConnecticutPhilippe Staib Gallery, New York, N.Y.Group
1992Book Works: A Women’s PerspectiveNew Loom House, London, EnglandGroup
1992Documenta 9Kassel, GermanyGroup
1992Adrian Piper - Carl PopeHerron Gallery, Indiana University, Indianapolis, INGroup
1992WillPowerWexner Center For The Arts, Ohio State University, Columbus, OhioGroup
1992Mistaken IdentitiesUniversity Art Museum, University of California at Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, CA,Group
199244th Annual Purchase ExhibitionAmerican Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters, New York, N.Y.Group
1991Adrian Piper - ReflectionsSanta Monica Museum of Contemporary Art, CaliforniaSolo
1991Adrian PiperWashington Project for the Arts, Washington, D.C.Solo
1991What It’s Like, What It Is #1Washington Project for the Arts, Washington, D.C. Solo
1991What It’s Like, What It Is #2Hirshhorn Museum, Directions Gallery, Washington, D.C. Solo
1991Adrian Piper: European RetrospectiveIkon Gallery, Birmingham, England Solo
1991Space, Time and Reference 1967-1970John Weber Gallery, New York, N.Y.Solo
1991The Political ArmJohn Weber Gallery, New York, N.Y.Group
1991Show of StrengthAnne Plumb Gallery, New York, N.Y. Group
1991The Art of AdvocacyThe Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield, Conn.Group
1991Group ExhibitionHirshhorn Museum, Washington DCGroup
1991Group ExhibitionThe Albuquerque Museum of Art, History and Science, Albuquerque, New MexicoGroup
1991The Toledo Museum of ArtToledo, Oh.Group
1991Visions - RevisionsDenver Art Museum, Denver, Col.Group
1991What It’s Like, What It Is, #3Dislocations, Museum of Modern Art, New York, N.Y.Group
1991Open Mind: The LeWitt CollectionWadsworth Atheneum, Hartford, Conn.Group
1991Salvage UtopiaAC Project Room, New York, N.Y.Group
1991Affirmative Re-ActionsIris and B. Gerald Cantor Art Gallery, Worcester, Mass.Group
1991Artists of Conscience: 16 Years of Social and Political CommentaryNew York, N.Y.Group
1990Adrian Piper - ReflectionsUniversity of Colorado Art Gallery, Boulder Solo
1990Adrian Piper - ReflectionsPower Plant Gallery, Toronto, CanadaSolo
1990Adrian Piper - ReflectionsWooster Art Museum, Wooster, OhioSolo
1990Adrian Piper - ReflectionsLowe Art Museum, Coral Gables, FloridaSolo
1990CorneredWilliams College Art Museum, Williamstown, Mass.Solo
1990Why GuessUniversity of Rhode Island Art Gallery, Kingston, R.I.Solo
1990PretendJohn Weber Gallery, New York, N.Y.Solo
1990Why GuessExit Art, New York, N.Y.Solo
1990Out of the CornerWhitney Museum of American Art, Film and Video Gallery, New York, N.Y.Solo
1990Adrian PiperUniversity of Iowa Art Gallery, IowaSolo
1990L’Art Conceptuel: Une PerspectiveMusee d’Art Moderne, Paris, FranceGroup
1989Adrian Piper - ReflectionsGoldie Paley Gallery, Philadelphia Solo
1989CorneredJohn Weber Gallery, New York, N.Y. March Solo
1989CorneredMatrix GallerySolo
1989I Only Want You to Love MeFeature, New York, N.Y.Group
1987Adrian Piper - ReflectionsThe Alternative Museum, New YorkSolo
1987Adrian Piper - ReflectionsNexus Contemporary Art Center, Atlanta Solo
1980Adrian Piper at Matrix 56Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford Solo
1980Adrian Piper - ReflectionsReal Artways, Hartford Solo
1980A Decade of Women’s Performance ArtNational Women’s Caucus for Art Conference, New Orleans, La.Group
1976Adrian PiperGallery One, Montclair State CollegeSolo
1971One Man (sic), One WorkNew York Cultural Center, New York Solo
1970955Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, British ColumbiaGroup
1969Three Untitled ProjectsNew YorkSolo
1969Number SevenPaula Cooper Gallery, New York, N.Y.Group