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Merlin Carpenter

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Pembury, UK

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Representing galleries
Simon Lee Gallery, Overduin and Kite, Mitterrand + Sanz, Reena Spaulings Fine Art, MD 72


Merlin Carpenter

Born 1967 in Pembury, UK

1986-89 Saint Martins School of Art, London

Lives in London

one man shows


„Heroes“, MD 72, Berlin

Overduin and Kite, Los Angeles


Solo Show, Formalist Sidewalk Poetry Club, Miami

Ballard in Narnia, the interzone, London (with Richard Parry)


The Opening, dépendance, Brussels

The Opening, Simon Lee Gallery, London


The Opening, Galerie Mitterrand + Sanz, Zürich

The Opening, Galerie Christian Nagel, Berlin (at Mercedes-Welt am Salzufer & The Corner Berlin)

The Opening, Overduin and Kite, Los Angeles


The Opening, Reena Spaulings Fine Art, New York

Relax It's Only a Bad Cosima von Bonin Show, Galerie Bleich-Rossi, Vienna


Sounds of War, Galerie Edward Mitterrand, Geneva


A Roaring RAMPAGE of Revenge, Reena Spaulings Fine Art, New York

Galerie Christian Nagel, Cologne

Look What You Made Me Do, Bergen Kunsthall, Norway


Nueva Generación, Distrito 4, Madrid

Take It Easy Default, M-Project, Paris


Children of the Projects, American Fine Arts, Co., New York

When in Doubt Blame the Victim, Galerie Bleich-Rossi, Graz (with Jeremy Glogan)


The Making of 1945, 1997, (screening) The McAllister Institute, New York

Militant, Galerie Christian Nagel, Köln.


My Father, the Castaway, WhiteCube, Kunstakademi Bergen, Norway


When You Drain the Pool, You Don't Consult the Frogs First, Magnani, London

Galerie Max Hetzler, Berlin

As a Painter I Call Myself the Estate of, Secession, Vienna

VOLVO, Galerie Bleich-Rossi, Graz


Survivors, Galerie Christian Nagel, Cologne


Doppelganger, The Top Room, London

Chant No 1, Galerie Max Hetzler, Berlin


Friedrich Petzel Gallery, New York


Voluntary Effort, Tom Solomon's Garage, Los Angeles


Friedrich Petzel/Nina Borgmann, New York


Meet You by the Strange Twisted Old Oak Tree on the Secluded Knoll at Dawn in Your Swimming Trunks and I'll Tell You Something Secret. (Don't Be Late). (With Nils Norman), Galerie Z, Göttingen.

Les Jeunes, Bruno Brunnet Fine Arts, Berlin


Meadow/Wiese, Galerie Max Hetzler, Cologne


Electric, Pavillon Ryszard Varisella, organised by Galerie Grässlin-Ehrhardt, Frankfurt

To the extreme, Fettstrasse 7A (Birgit Küng), Zürich


Crusade, Münzstrasse 10, Hamburg

group shows


A Portrait of the Artist As a Young Man, Galerie Reinhard Hauff, Stuttgart


Novel, dépendance, Brussels

Barbaric Freedom, Simon Lee Gallery, London


Galerie Christian Nagel, Berlin

Simon Lee Gallery, London

Sonic Youth etc.: Sensational Fix, Malmö Konsthall, Sweden

Untitled (History Painting), University of Michigan Museum of Art, Ann Arbor, USA

WIR VERBESSERN IHRE ARBEIT, Galerie Sandra Bürgel, Berlin (show by Instituto Divorciado)

Sonic Youth etc.: Sensational Fix, Kunsthalle Düsseldorf


The Coma Lounge Edinburgh, The Collective Gallery, Edinburgh

Congratulations You Are Represented By Nang Gallery, Nang Gallery, London (and other Nang shows late 2008)

Sonic Youth etc.: Sensational Fix, Museion, Bolzano, Italy

Buy No Wino Buy Lino By Bono, Hats Plus, London

Painting: Now and Forever, Part II, Greene Naftali Gallery / Matthew Marks Gallery, New York

How Can You Represent When You Can't Pay The Rent, The New Dome, Cable St. Studios, London

Zodiac 3000, International Project Space, Birmingham, UK

DO WHAT THY WILLT, Nang Gallery, London


Élégance, Kölnischer Kunstverein, Cologne

Genesis I'm Sorry, Greene Naftali Gallery, New York (collaboration with Melanie Gilligan)


LIVE HUMANS, The George Tavern, London

Make Your Own Life, Institute of Contemporary Art University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia

slow burn (curated by Jonah Freeman), Galerie Edward Mitterrand, Geneva


Orchard, New York

The Top Room: A Retrospective, Chelsea Space, London

TOTAL ASBO, Pogo Cafe, London

Miradas y conceptos en la colección Helga de Alvear, MEIAC, Badajoz, Spain

Islands of Glory In Streets Caked With the Fæces of Decadence, Nang Gallery, London


Werkleitz Biennale, Halle, Germany

Edge of the Real, Whitechapel Gallery, London


Wild Nights: Remembering Colin de Land, CB's 313 Gallery, New York

Messe in der Galerie, Galerie Christian Nagel, Cologne

Frieze Art Fair, booth of Galerie Christian Nagel, London

Haupt- und Nebenwege, Galerie Christian Nagel, Cologne

Malerei II Ausstellung Nulldrei, Galerie Christian Nagel, Cologne


Art Crazy Nation Show, MK G, Milton Keynes, UK


Favoritin, Danzigerstr. 44, Berlin

Jewels-in-Art, Galerie Bleich-Rossi, Graz

Works on Aluminum Selected by Paper, WhiteCube, Kunstakademi Bergen, Norway

Musterkarte, Goethe-Institut, Centro Cultural Conde Duque, Galería Elba Benítez, Galería Heinrich Ehrhardt, Madrid


Girlfriend, (Curated by Sarah Morris), Galerie für Zeitgenössiche Kunst, Leipzig

21st Gear, The Top Room, London

It May be a Year of Thirteen Moons But it's Still the Year of Culture, Transmission Gallery, Glasgow

Drawings, Taché-Lévy Gallery, Brussels

Part One, Magnani, London


Painting Lab, Entwistle Gallery, London

Malerei, INIT Kunsthalle, Berlin

Robert Prime, London

Taché-Lévy Gallery, Brussels


Art Club Berlin, Mies van der Rohe Pavilion, Barcelona

Art Club Berlin, Berlin Art Forum


The Message is the Medium, Castle Gallery, College of New Rochelle, New Rochelle


The Ideal Place, Haags Centrum Voor Aktuelle Kunst, The Hague

Sarah Staton's Supastore Boutique, Laure Genillard Gallery, London

Untitled Group Show, Metro Pictures, New York

Sammlung Volkmann, Berlin

Museum auf Zeit, Fridericianum Museum, Kassel


London Photo Race, Friesenwall 120, Cologne

Galerie Fettsack, Friesenwall 120, Cologne


A Show by Kiron Khosla, The Long Gallery, Chelsea Old Town Hall, London

Bruno Brunnet Fine Arts, Berlin


Paris Bar, Berlin

Luhring Augustine Gallery, New York

Fallen und Fallen Lassen, Galerie Bleich-Rossi, Graz


Peace and anarchy & I love form but she doesn't love me & strange flowers & homage to Schnabel equals freedom and fun forever, 64-65 Guilford St., London

Heimspiel, Kunstverein in Hamburg


Rotation - Art Critic's Art, Galerie Esther Schipper, Cologne

other projects


Poster Studio, London




merlinstore, merchandising website


Nang Gallery, London

Recent Exhibits

Merlin Carpenter participated in these exhibits:

Sep, 2015 Faux Amis
Simon Lee
Jun, 2015 wow! Woven? Entering the (sub)Textiles
Künstlerhaus, Halle für Kunst & Medien
Jan, 2015 Call and Response
Gavin Brown's Enterprise
Oct, 2014 DECADES
Simon Lee Hong Kong
Jun, 2014 Solo Exhibition
Overduin & Co.
Mar, 2014 The Hawker -dépendance at Carlos / Ishikawa
Carlos / Ishikawa
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