Adrian Ghenie is currently featured in exhibitions at two American museums, including his first solo U.S. museum show, and at Florence's historic Palazzo Strozzi.
The MCA Denver presents Adrian Ghenie: Pie Fights and Pathos, debuting a new series of paintings alongside the artist's earlier work. The exhibition delves into Ghenie's engagement with forgotten moments of history and explores his shifts between abstraction and figuration.
Ghenie is also featured in SFMOMA's international group exhibition Six Lines of Flight, which convenes artists from six burgeoning artistic hubs around the globe, including Ghenie's hometown of Cluj, Romania.
Ghenie's work is placed in dialogue with Francis Bacon in the Palazzo Strozzi's exhibition Francis Bacon and the Existential Condition in Contemporary Art. The exhibition explores the influence and affinities between the work of Bacon and five young contemporary artists who also engage with the figure, the grotesque, and questions of existentialism.
An exhibition of Ghenie's new work will be presented at Pace in March.
MCA Denver: Adrian Ghenie: Pie Fight and Pathos, on view through January 13, 2013.
SFMOMA: Six Lines of Flight, on view through December 31, 2012.
Palazzo Strozzi: Francis Bacon and the Existential Condition in Contemporary Art, through January 27, 2013.