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b. amiskwaciwâskahikan / Edmonton, Treaty 6, Canada

based between Berlin & Edmonton

​2021     Berlin Program for Artists, Berlin

2016     MFA, Royal Institute of Art, Stockholm

2015     MFA - Guest, Piet Zwart Institute, Rotterdam

2013     BFA, Emily Carr University of Art + Design, Vancouver


Solo & two person exhibitions

2023     Loose Leaves, Towards, Toronto

             The Artist's Eye series (in conjunction w. Liz Magor's The Rise and The Fall),

             The Douglas Hyde Gallery of Contemporary Art, Dublin

             Swinging Door, Mimer - Norbergfestival, Norberg

             NADA New York, Towards (w. Ted Gahl), New York

2022     Neither Parts, nor Spares, BPA// Raum, Berlin

2021     What Time has Left, Wschód, Warsaw

             Liste Art Fair Basel, Wschód (w. Anders Dickson), Basel

2020     Memory Loss - Drakken II, Coyote, Stockholm

2018     Can There Be Forgiveness?, Ashley, Berlin

             Pledge, SOX, Berlin

              F-150, Polansky Gallery, Prague

             Benevolent Nerves, 427, Riga

2017     Vinegar Stone & The Language of Flowers, Towards, Toronto

2016     Undilutable Slang Truth, Galleri Mejan - Royal Institute of Art, Stockholm

2015     Internal Climates (w. Emma LaMorte), Sunset Terrace

2014     Staging Economy (w. Logan Sturrock), Sunset Terrace

Selected Group exhibitions

2023     Obsession II, Wschód, Warsaw

             Warsaw Spring, Wschód, Warsaw

2022     Set Phosphenes, Studio for Artistic Research, Düsseldorf

2021     BPA// Exhibition, KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin

             Casa Uovo, Sangt Hipolyt, Berlin

             The Forage, Æ, Berlin

             Vigil, Wschód hosting Layr, Warsaw
2020     Condo London ,Union Pacific hosting Wschód & Et al., London

             This is Fair, Wschód for NADA 

2019     But Doctor, I am Pagliacci, The Loon, Toronto

             Uttran II, Uttran Lake, Ronninge, Stockholm

             Schrein der Freundschaft, Brandenburgischer Kunstverein Potsdam e.V., Potsdam

2018     Don't Come In, Winterfeldtstrasse 31, Berlin

             At the End of the Game You Will Be Forgotten, Alyssa Davis Gallery, New York

             In Commerce Court, Main Street, Toronto

             Jugend ist Trunkenheit Ohne Wein, Bikini, Basel

             That Man An, Yamet Silmaz, Amsterdam

2017     Let’s see, where were we? In the pit of despair, De Ateliers, Amsterdam

             Gabinete De Moda, Gabinete, Lisbon

             Kamias Triennial, Kamias Special Projects, Kamias City

             Grounds for Magical Thinking, J Hammond Projects, London

             Period Pieces (A Sunset Terrace Retrospective), Projet Pangée, Montreal

2016     The ApartmentW139, Amsterdam, conceived by Peach

             Episode 9: Dinner Room Terravore, Oslo10, Basel

             The First Story Ever Told, Krets, Malmö

             Navigating. Items for a place without historical centre, Moderna Museet, Stockholm  

             Life ist Life. Zeitgenössische Kunst aus Berlin, Garret Grimoire, Berlin

             Collect Yourself, Royal Institute of Art, Stockholm

             Stipendiat-Utställningen, Konstakademien, Stockholm

2015     Shipping, Galleria Fafa, Helsinki

             Performance Proletarians, Andquestionmark, Stockholm

2014     I’m so drunk again, Bar Babette, Berlin

2013     A Presentation of FAQs, Other Projects, Berlin

             Retail Merchandise Unit (w. Toubro + LaMorte), Dynamo Arts Association, Vancouver


Selected projects

2018     Clerks' Quarters (w. performances by Angharad Williams & Economy of Meaning),

             Pogo Bar, KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin, curated by Maurin Dietrich

             & Cathrin Mayer

             Clerks' Quarters II - Lite REO (w. performance by Acting Press), Ashley, Berlin

2015     Veins of Gypsum Mortar (co-curated w. Viktor Briestensky), Ashley, Berlin

2013     Taped Nightmare - film screening by Iselin Toubro & Jonas Frederiksen  

             and performance by Heavy Chains, 333, Vancouver

Selected writing / press


2022     Kate Brown, Time is the Ultimate Abrasive, Mousse Magazine Issue 78

             Krzysztof Kościuczuk, Adam Shiu-Yang Shaw’s Impossible Objects, Frieze Issue 225

             Camila McHugh, Adam Shiu-Yang Shaw at Wschód - Critics' Picks, Artforum

             Mitch Speed, Ghosts in Plain Sight, BPA// Raum

2021     Mitch Speed, Soft Vertigo, KW Institute for Contemporary Art - BPA// catalogue

2020     Elizabeth Renzetti, The city gives you the time to find inspiration: Why Canadian

             artists are flourishing in Berlin, The Globe and Mail

2018     Vivien Trommer, Highlight 8-12 Ashley BerlinKuba Paris

             Alexandra Symons Sutcliffe, Letters from Berlin, Art Monthly, Issue 421 

             Monopol Magazine, Special Issue - Berlin Art Week

2017     Adam Shiu-Yang Shaw’s ‘vinegar stone and the language of flowers’ feels the need

             to not need anything more at Towards Gallery, AQNB

2016     Katia Miroff, Livets hårda skola, Nordisk Kunstkritikk

2015     Veins of Gypsum Mortar, AQNB

             Tiffin Breen, Adam Shiu-Yang Shaw, Blue Moon Magazine, Issue 2

2014     Dustin Brons, A Collaborative Enterprise, Bartelby Review, Issue 15

Lectures, teaching & mentorships

2023     City Limits, Lecture at Städelschule, Staatliche Hochschule für Bildende Künste,

             Frankfurt am Main

             Moderator, Artist talk from Tom Burr - hosted by The Douglas Hyde Gallery, Dublin

2022     Guest-mentor, Berlin Program for Artists, Berlin

2021     Splinters, Lecture hosted by KW Institute for Contemporary Art for BPA// Talks, Berlin

2019     Student mentorship in collaboration with École européenne supérieure de l’image

             (Angoulême, France) and Erasmus Plus, Berlin

Residencies & workshops


2021     Berlin Program for Artists, Berlin

2016     Summer Symposium, Sikås Art Center, Sikås

2015     Nomadic Duchamp (w. Hinrich Sachs & Lisi Raskin), The Tyler School, Philadelphia

             The Institute of Investigative Living (w. Andrea Zittel & James Trainor),

             A-Z West, Joshua Tree

2013     The Future Is Coming Every Day (w. Elizabeth Zvonar), Artscape Gibraltar Point, Toronto

Awards & stipends


2023     Project funding, Goethe-Institute Ireland

             Neustart Kultur, Stiftung Kunstfonds

             Concept to Realization, Canada Council for the Arts

2022     Neustart Kultur, Stiftung Kunstfonds

2021     Research and Creation, Canada Council for the Arts

             Recherchestipendium Bildende Kunst, Senatsverwaltung für Kultur

             Shortlist nominee, Ars Viva Prize

             Neustart Kultur, Stiftung Kunstfonds

2020     Berlin Program for Artists Stipend

2018     Project funding, Embassy of Canada

             Project funding, Nordic Culture Point

2016     Stig Hedbergs Stipendiefond

             Eva & Hugo Bergmans Minnesfond


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