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b. Edmonton, Treaty 6, Canada

works between Berlin & Edmonton

​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

2024     ECHO, Cologne (forthcoming)

2023     Towards, Toronto (forthcoming)

             The Artist's Eyein conjunction with Liz Magor's The Rise and The Fall,

             The Douglas Hyde Gallery, Dublin

             Swinging Door, Galleri Mimer, Norberg

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

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

2021     What Time has Left, Wschód, Warsaw

             Wschód for Liste (with 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, Galerija 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 (with Emma LaMorte), Sunset Terrace, Vancouver

2014     Staging Economy (with Logan Sturrock), Sunset Terrace, Vancouver

Group exhibitions

2024     Wschód, New York City (forthcoming)

2023     Obsession II, Wschód, Warsaw

             Warsaw Spring, Wschód, Warsaw

2022     Set Phosphenes, Studio for Artistic Research, Düsseldorf

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

             Casa Uovo, Sangt Hipolyt, Berlin

             The Forage, Æ, Berlin

             Vigil, Wschód with Emanuel 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     Clerks' Quarters (feat. Angharad Williams & EOM),

             Pogo Bar, KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin 

Clerks' Quarters II - Lite REO (feat. Acting Press), Ashley, Berlin
             Don't Come In, Winterfeldtstrasse 31, Berlin

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

             In Commerce Court, Main Street, Toronto

             Jugend ist Trunkenheit Ohne Wein, Bikini Space, 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 Apartment - Peach, W139, Amsterdam

             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

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

             Performance Proletarians, Andquestionmark, Stockholm

2013     A Presentation of FAQs, Other Projects, Berlin

             Retail Merchandise Unit (with Iselin Toubro & Emma LaMorte),

             Dynamo Arts Association, Vancouver



2022     Mitch Speed, Ghosts in Plain Sight, BPA// Raum

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

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

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

2021     Mitch Speed, Soft Vertigo, BPA// Exhibition Catalogue, KW Institute for Contemporary Art

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 Magazine, 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 by Tom Burr hosted by The Douglas Hyde Gallery, Dublin

2022     Guest-mentor, BPA// Berlin program for artists, Berlin

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

2019     Student mentorship, École européenne supérieure de l’image (Angoulême, France)

             for Erasmus Plus, Berlin

Residencies & workshops


2021.    BPA// Berlin program for artists, Berlin

2016     Summer Symposium, Sikås Art Center, Sikås

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

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

              A-Z West, Joshua Tree

2013     The Future Is Coming Every Day (with 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     BPA// Berlin Program for Artists

2018     Project funding, Embassy of Canada

             Project funding, Nordic Culture Point

2016     Stig Hedbergs Stipendiefond

             Eva & Hugo Bergmans Minnesfond

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