Helms, Adam

Biography

1974 Born, Tucson, AZ
Lives and works in New York, NY

EDUCATION
2004 MFA, Yale University, School of Art
1997 BFA, Rhode Island School of Design

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2013

Brussels, Almine Rech Gallery, Pathos Formula, September 6 - October 26, 2013

2011
London, Frieze Art Fair, October 13-16, 2011
Amsterdam, Grimm Gallery, Blind Lion, May 28 – July 9, 2011

2010
New York, Marianne Boesky Gallery, Without Name, October 28 – December 18, 2010

2009
Los Angeles, Kathryn Brennan Gallery, Under Western Eyes, November 21 – December 19, 2009

2008
Denver, CO, Museum of Contemporary Art, Adam Helms, August 12, 2008 – January 19, 2009

2007
Miami, World Class Boxing, Untitled Portrait, December, 2007 – February, 2008
New York, Marianne Boesky Gallery, Hinterland, September 6 – October 6, 2007
Los Angeles, Sister, Rising Down, January 27 – February 24, 2007

2005
Los Angeles, Sister, Brother's Keeper, April 2 – 27, 2005

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2013

Boston, Boston University, Sherman Gallery, Highpoint Editions: Decade One, October 27 – December 13, 2013

Athens, Deste Foundation, The System of Objects, May 15 – November 30, 2013

Berlin, Wentrup Gallery, Traces of Life, curated by Ariel Roger-Paris, April 26 - May 31, 2013

2012
New York, C24 Gallery, Campaign, curated by Amy Smith-Stewart, January 12 – February 25, 2012

Hydra, Greece, Deste Foundation Project Space: Slaughterhouse, Animal Spirits, Hydra, June 22 – September 23, 2012

2011
Amsterdam, Grimm Gallery, Matthew Day Jackson - Heel Gezellig, curated by Matthew Day Jackson, October 6 – November 20, 2011
Milan, Brand New Gallery, NY: New Perspectives, September 22 – October 29, 2011
Houston, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Second Nature: Contemporary Landscapes from the MFAH Collection, June 10 – September 25, 2011
New York, Axelle I Bertrand Delacroix Gallery, Printer’s Proof, January 18 – February 19, 2011

2010
Trevi, Italy, Center of Contemporary Art at Palazzo Lucarini Contemporary, A.D.D. Attention Deficit Disorder, July 17 – September 19, 2010
Miami, World Class Boxing space of the Debra and Dennis Scholl Collection, Mystic Visage, June 12 – July 31, 2010, curated by Desiree Cronk
New York, Marlborough Gallery, Natural Renditions, June 3 – July 9, 2010
New York, New Museum of Contemporary Art, Skin Fruit, The Dakis Joannou Collection, curated by Jeff Koons, March 3 – June 6, 2010
Tucson, AZ, Museum of Contemporary Art, Made in Tucson/Born in Tucson/Live in Tucson, March 6 - May 22, 2010
New York, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, Haunted: Contemporary Photography/Video/Performance, March 26 – September 5, 2010

2009
London, Brown Gallery, Evading Customs, September 3–October 3, 2009

2008
New York, Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts, Beyond a Memorably Fancy: An exhibition about printmaking, October 30 – December 13, 2008
New York, Smith-Stewart, Warlord, June 14 – July, 2008
Portland, OR, Feldman Gallery, PNCA, Pacific Northwest College of Art, Untraceable, February 28 – March 28, 2008

2007
New York, White Columns, Looking Back: The White Columns Annual, curated by Clarissa Dalrymple, November 16 - December 21, 2007
Marfa, Texas, Ballroom Marfa, Every Revolution is a Roll of the Dice, September 22, 2007 - February 3, 2008, curated by Bob Nickas
London, Alexandre Pollazzon Ltd., Welcome to My World, July 13 – September 1, 2007, curated by Amy Davila and Matthew Day Jackson
Vienna, Kunsthalle and Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig, Dream and Trauma: Works from the Dakis Joannou Collection, Athens, June 29 - October 4, 2007
London, Max Wigram Gallery, Last Attraction Next Exit, June 2 – July 21, 2007, curated by Neville Wakefield
Kansas City, MO, Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Phantasmania, June 1 – August 19, 2007
New York, The Kitchen, Just Kick it Till it Breaks, March 8 – April 28, 2007
Los Angeles, Mandrake, (the) Melvins @ (the) Mandrake, February 17 – March 24, 2007
New York, Perry Rubenstein Gallery, Omission, January 9 – February 10, 2007

2006
New York, Mary Boone Gallery, View (Eleven): Upstate, October 5 – 28, 2006
Minneapolis, MN, Walker Art Center, Ordinary Culture: Heikes/Helms/McMillian, August 11 – November 19, 2006
Brussels, Belgium, Galerie Rodolphe Janssen, Collection 2005/06, April 21 – May 27, 2006
Aspen, CO, Aspen Art Museum, Having New Eyes, Februry 7 – April 16, 2006

2005
Marfa, TX, The Ballroom, You Are Here, August 8, 2005 – February 27, 2006
New York, Perry Rubenstein Gallery, Sticks and Stones, June 28 – August 12, 2005
New York, Barbara Gladstone Gallery, Bridge Freezes Before Road, June 23 –
August 19, 2005
New York, Oliver Kamm/5BE Gallery, Delicate Demons and Heavenly Delights, June 10 – July 29, 2005
Queens, NY, PS1 Contemporary Art Center, Greater New York 2005, March 13 – September 26, 2005

2004
New York, Nicole Klagsbrun Gallery, Cable Twentieth Anniversary Show, September 10 – October 16, 2004
New York, Lehmann Maupin Gallery, Some Exhaust, August 13 – September 25, 2004
Los Angeles, Sister, Bungle in the Jungle, August 7 – September 4, 2004
New York, Feigen Contemporary, Relentless Proselytizersm, July 1 – August 14, 2004
Brooklyn, NY, Jessica Murray Projects, Grotto 2, June 25 – August 1, 2004

2003
New Haven, CT, John Slade Ely House - Center for Contemporary Art, Crosstown Traffic
Los Angeles, New Wight Gallery, UCLA, 2003 Wight Biennial, October 10 – November 7, 2003
Miami, FL, Ambrosino Gallery, Gilligan's Island

2002
Brooklyn, NY, Weather Records, New Homes for America (Under Construction)

2000
Brooklyn, NY, Bellwether Gallery, Flat File

1999
Brooklyn, NY, GV/AS, First Inaugural Show
New York, Postmasters, War: Artists' Bulletin Board

BIBLIOGRAPHY

2013

Alessi, Andrea. The Photo and the Filing Cabinet, Artslant.com, October 4, 2013

Griffin, Jonathan, Adam Helms, Vitamin D2, Phaidon, pp. 270 - 273

Nikas, Bob and Smith, William S., GRIMM Gallery and Marianne Boesky Gallery, Monograph, Snoeck Verlagsgellschaft mbH: March 2013.

2012
Chayka, Kyle, Alanna Martinez, Chloe Wyma, 12 NYC Art Picks, from Shirin Neshat’s Political Portraits to Richard Prince’s Duet With Mike Kelley, Artinfo, January 11, 2012

2011
Britt, Douglas.MFAH’s new exhibit looks at changing landscapes, Houston Chronicle, July 15, 2011
Amir, Yaelle. Art in America, February 3, 2011

2010
Goings on About Town: Adam Helms, The New Yorker, December 6, 2010
Gopnik, Blake. New York art galleries focus on politically oriented collections, The Washington Post, November 18, 2010
Yablonsky, Linda. Artifacts – Moths and Mercenaries, The New York Times Style Magazine, November 4, 2010
Heinrich, Will. Autumn’s Real Ghouls: Adam Helms and Mika Rottenberg Bring Out the Undead, The New York Observer, November 2, 2010
Adam Helms Explores Masking and Identity in New Show at Marianne Boesky Gallery, ArtDaily, October 31, 2010
Gartenfeld, Alex. In Prism Adam Helms and Kon Trubkovich, Fantom Photographic Quarterly, Autumn 2010, pp. 46 – 51
Gartenfeld, Alex. Guerillas in the Midst, interviewmagazine.com, September 20, 2010
Donovan, Bill. Adam Helms Studio Visit, Beautiful/Decay, August 30, 2010

2009
Miller, Jocelyn. Black Hole Son, New York Press, November 18, 2009

2008
Chandler, Mary Voelz. In the Galleries: Adam Helms, Rocky Mountain News, Sept. 5, 2008
Lanctot, Nicole. Previews Denver: Adam Helms, ArtForum, May 2008
Hou, Christian. All Quiet on the Western Front, NY Arts Magazine, Jan-Feb 2008
Zellen, Jody. Adam Helms, ArtUS, Issue 21, March 2008

2007
Singer, Debra and Matthew Lyons. Just Kick It Till It Breaks. (New York: The Kitchen. 2007), pp. 2, 11 and 48
Bryant, Eric. Paint it Bleak, ARTnews, December, 2007, illus. p. 130
Tompkins, David. Artists in Residence: Fall 2006-Summer 2007, Chinati Foundation Newsletter, vol. 12, pp. 77-78
Biddle, Stephen. A Tough Sell: Rethinking US Strategy in Iraq, The Berlin Journal,
Fall 2007, pp. 28-31
Sholis, Brian. Adam Helms, Artforum, November 2007, pp. 364-365
Rosenberg, Karen. Adam Helms, The New York Times, September 21, 2007
Adam Helms, Time Out New York, September 6-12, 2007, p. 132.
Genocchio, Benjamin, The Week Ahead: September 2-8, The New York Times, September 2, 2007
Adam Helms Exhibition to Open in New York, Artdaily.org, August 18, 2007, http://artdaily.org/section/news/index.asp?int_sec=2&int_new=21402&b=helms
Knight, Christopher. A room of glorious doom, Los Angeles Times, February 23, 2007
Cole, Lori. Omission, Artforum.com. February 2007, http://artforum.com/picks/section=nyc#picks12719
Nickas, Bob. First Take: Bob Nickas on Adam Helms, ArtForum, January, 2007, pp. 210-211

2006
Miller, Sara Nicole. Warfare in the Suburbs, The Minnesota Daily, August 9, 2006
Chong, Doryun. “Ordinary Culture: Heikes/Helms/McMillian,” in an exhibition brocheur for the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, August 11 – November 19, 2006

2005
Bae, James. You Are Here, Ballroom Marfa, Artlies, Fall, 2005, pp. 106-107
Dailey, Meghan. Contemporary Drawings, Art + Auction, November, 2005
Bollen, Christopher. Finely Drawn, Vman, Fall/Winter, 2005
Raven, Lucy. On the Cover: Adam Helms, Bomb, Fall, 2005, pp. 2, 4, 23, and the cover
Cotter, Holland. Fanciful to Figurative to Wryly Inscrutable, New York Times, July 8, 2005
Heartney, Eleanor. Report from New York 1 – Return to the Real?, Art in America, June/July, 2005
Rosenberg, Karen. Artists on the Verge of a Breakthrough. New York Magazine, March 7, 2005
Anathema Magazine, 2005
Wakefield, Neville. Bridge Freezes Before Road. (New York: Barbara Gladstone Gallery, 2005)
Smith-Stewart, Amy. Greater New York 2005. (New York: PS1 Contemporary Art Center, 2005)

2004
Palimpsest 2004, Yale Literary and Arts Magazine, 2004

2003
Yoshitake, Mika. The Wright Biennial Catalogue, Entropic Impulses: Three Critiques on the Ideology of Order. (Los Angeles: University of California Los Angeles, 2003)

RESIDENCIES, FELLOWSHIPS, and AWARDS
2010
Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant

2007
Marfa, TX, The Chinati Foundation

2006
The Rema Hort Mann Foundation Visual Art Grant Award

2005
The Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Award

2003
Yale University, School of Art, Robert Schoelkopf Traveling Fellowship

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS
Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX
Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, CT