Born in  Edmonton, CA

Lives / works between Berlin & Vancouver


Education / Fellowships

2020 – 2022         Berlin Program for Artists, Berlin, DE

2016                     Master of Fine Arts, Royal Institute of Art, Stockholm, SE

2015                     Master of Fine Arts (guest), Piet Zwart Institute, Rotterdam, NL

2013                     Bachelor of Fine Arts, Emily Carr University, Vancouver, CA


Solo & Two-Person Exhibitions


2020                     Liste, Basel, CH (forthcoming)

2020                     Galeria Wschód, Warsaw, PL (forthcoming)

2020                     15 Orient, New York City, US (forthcoming)

2020                     Memory Loss for Drakken II, hosted by Coyote, Stockholm, SE

2018                     Can There Be Forgiveness?, Ashley, Berlin, DE

2018                     Pledge, Sox Galeri, Berlin, DE

2018                     F-150, Polansky Gallery, Prague, CZ

2018                     Clerks' Quarters I, (feat. Angharad Williams & E.O.M.) Bobs Pogobar - KW, Berlin, DE

2018                     Benevolent Nerves, Galerija 427, Riga, LV

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

2016                     Undilutable Slang Truth, Galleri Mejan Stockholm, SE

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

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


Selected Group Exhibitions


2020                     The Transparent Man, New Scenario, DE (forthcoming)

2020                     Condo London, Union Pacific w. Galeria Wschód & Et al., London, UK 

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

2019                     Uttran II, Utran Lake, Ronninge, Stockholm, SE

2019                     Schrein der Freundschaft, Brandenburgischer Kunstverein Potsdam, DE

2018                     Don't Come In, Winterfeldtstrasse 31, Berlin, DE

2018                     At the End of the Game You Will Be Forgotten, Alyssa Davis Gallery, New York City, US

2018                     In Commerce Court, Main Street, Toronto, CA

2018                     Jugend ist Trunkenheit Ohne Wein, Bikini Space, Basel, CH

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

2017                     Door, 240 Karl-Marx Straße, Berlin, DE

2017                     Gabinete De Moda, Gabinete, Lisbon, PG

2017                     Kamias Triennial, Kamias Special Projects, Kamias City, PH

2017                     Grounds for Magical Thinking, J Hammond Projects, London, UK

2017                     Period Pieces (A Sunset Terrace Retrospective), Projet Pangée, Montreal, CA 

2016                     Peach, W139, Amsterdam, NL

2016                     Dinner Room Terravore, Oslo10, Basel, CH 

2016                     The First Story Ever Told, Krets, Malmö, SE

2016                     Navigating. Items for a place without historical centre, Moderna Museet, Stockholm, SE    

2016                     Life ist Life Zeitgenössische Kunst aus Berlin, Garret Grimoire, Berlin, DE

2016                     Collect Yourself, Sergelgatan 8-10, Stockholm, SE

2015                     Veins of Gypsum Mortar, Ashley, Berlin, DE

2015                     Performance Proletarians/Hit the North, Andquestionmark, Stockholm, SE

2015                     Shipping, Galleria FAFA, Helsinki, FI

2014                     Frostbitten Where Taped Seams Collapse, Galleri Mejan, Stockholm, SE

2014                     Breathing Fresh Air, Mellanrummet, Stockholm, SE

2013                     A Presentation of FAQs, Ashley, Berlin, DE

2013                     Retail Merchandise Unit, Dynamo Arts Association, Vancouver, CA


Residencies & Workshops


2020                     Siliqoon Lab, Rome, IT (forthcoming)

2016                     Summer Symposium, Sikås Art Center, Sikås, SE

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

2015                     The Institute of Investigative Living w. Andrea Zittel, A-Z West, Joshua Tree, US

2015                     Performance Proletarians w. Benjamin Valenza,  Konstfack University, Stockholm, SE

2013                     The Future Is Coming Every Day w. Elizabeth Zvonar, Artscape Gibraltor Point, Toronto, CA


Selected Press


2020                     Why Canadian Artists are Flourishing in Berlin, Elizabeth Renzetti, The Globe and Mail

2019                     Junge Kunstgalerien in Berlin, Maurin Dietrich, Vogue Deutschland, November Issue

2018                     Highlights 8/12, Vivienne Trommer, Kuba Paris

2018                     Letters from Berlin, Alexandra Symons Sutcliffe, Art Monthly Magazine, Issue No 421

2018                     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                     Livets hårda skola, Katia Miroff, Kunstkritikk

2015                     Veins of Gypsum Mortar, AQNB

2015                     Adam Shiu-Yang Shaw, Tiffin Breen, Blue Moon Magazine, Issue 2

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


Awards & Grants


2018                     Nordic Culture Point, Helsinki, FI

2016                     Stig Hedbergs Stipendiefond, Stockholm, SE

2016                     Eva & Hugo Bergmans Fond, Stockholm, SE

2015-16                AAA Stipendium, Stockholm, SE