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b. Edmonton / amiskwaciwâskahikan, Treaty 6, Canada

Lives and works in Berlin

​2021           BPA// 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 (alongside Liz Magor),

                   The Douglas Hyde Gallery, Dublin

                   Swinging Door, Mimer, Norbergfestival, Norberg

                   NADA New York for Towards (with Ted Gahl), New York

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

2021           What Time has Left, Wschód, Warsaw

                   Liste Art Fair Basel for Wschód (with Anders Dickson), Basel

2020           Memory Loss, 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, Stockholm

2015           Internal Climates (with Emma LaMorte), Sunset Terrace, Vancouver

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 2020Union 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, 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           Gabinete De Moda, A Maior at Gabinete, Lisbon

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

                   Kamias Triennial, Kamias Special Projects, Kamias City

                   Cruising, M/S Mariella, Baltic Sea, curated by Daniel Iinatti

                   Grounds for Magical Thinking, J Hammond Projects, London

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

2016           The Apartment, Peach at W139, Amsterdam

                   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 (with Toubro + LaMorte), Dynamo Arts Association, Vancouver


Projects / curation

2018           Clerks' Quarters II - Lite REO (with performance by Acting Press), Ashley, Berlin

                   Clerks' Quarters (with performances by Angharad Williams & Economy of Meaning),

                   Pogo Bar, KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin

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

2013           Taped Nightmare, film screening by Iselin Toubro and performance by

                   Heavy Chains, 333, Vancouver

Selected writing / press


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

                   Krzysztof Kościuczuk, Adam Shiu-Yang Shaw’s Impossible Objects, Frieze 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 Berlin, Kuba 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

                   Andreas Amble, 3 Picks, Kobenhagen Magasin

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, The Douglas Hyde Gallery, Dublin

2022           Guest-mentor, Berlin Program for Artists, Berlin

2021           splintersLecture for BPA// Talks, KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin

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

                   Angoulême and Erasmus Plus in Berlin

Residencies & workshops


2021           BPA// Berlin Program for Artists, Berlin

2016           Summer Symposium, Sikås Art Center, Sikås

2015           The Institute of Investigative Living (with Andrea Zittel & James Trainor),

                   A-Z West, Joshua Tree

                   Nomadic Duchamp (with Hinrich Sachs & Lisi Raskin), The Tyler School, Philadelphia

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

Awards & stipends


2023           NEUSTARTplus, 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           BPA// Berlin Program for Artist

2018           Project grant, Embassy of Canada to Germany in Berlin

                   Mobility fund, Nordic Culture Point

2016           Stig Hedbergs Stipendiefond

                   Eva & Hugo Bergmans Minnesfond

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