Born 1967, Pembury, United Kingdom
Lives and works in London, United Kingdom

Solo Exhibitions

Merlin Carpenter: Room Based - The Paintings, JUBG, Cologne (upcoming, May)

Steam Engine
, Longtang, Zürich

Merlin Carpenter: archive élastique, Centre d’art contemporain La Synagogue de Delme, Delme
Circuits, Palette Terre, Paris
, dépendance, Brussels
Paint-It-Yourself, Reena Spaulings Fine Art, New York

Merlin Carpenter, Simon Lee Gallery, London

De Streepschilderijen, Overduin & Co., Amsterdam
De Streepschilderijen – L.A. HUB, Overduin & Co., Los Angeles, CA
Not Doing A Show In FPÖ Austria, Nousmoules, Vienna

Do Not Open Until 2081, Simon Lee Gallery, London
Title Of Show, Christian Andersen Gallery, Copenhagen
Business Women, Galerie Neu, Berlin

Blogs of the Near Future, dépendance, Brussels

Hands Against Hands, Reena Spaulings, New York
MIDCAREER PAINTINGS, Kunsthalle Bern, Bern
Poor Leatherette, MD 72, Berlin
Formalist Sidewalk Poetry Club, Formalist Sidewalk Poetry Club, Miami

DECADES, Simon Lee Gallery, Hong Kong
MD 72 booth, Art-O-Rama, Marseille
MERLIN, Overduin & Co., Los Angeles

DECADES, Galeria Nuno Centeno, Porto
Solo Show II – All Power to the Factory Outlets, Temnikova &
Kasela Gallery, Tallinn
Support nightclub experience Nightclub,
Uma Certa Falta de Coerência, Porto
POLICE, dépendance, Brussels

funky house, Limazulu Project Space, London
Au Café, Bar de la Victoire / Bureau Capan-Bordes, Nice
TATE CAFÉ, Reena Spaulings, New York

TATE CAFÉ, Simon Lee Gallery, London
“Heroes”, MD 72, Berlin
Merlin Carpenter, Overduin and Kite, Los Angeles

Solo Show, Formalist Sidewalk Poetry Club, Miami (exh. cat)
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 (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 (exh. cat)

Sounds of War, Galerie Edward Mitterrand, Geneva

A Roaring RAMPAGE of Revenge, Reena Spaulings Fine Art, New York
Merlin Carpenter, Galerie Christian Nagel, Köln
Look What You Made Me Do, Bergen Kunsthall, Bergen

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, (with Jeremy Glogan), Galerie Bleich-Rossi, Graz

The Making of 1945, 1997, (screening) The McAllister Institute, New York
Militant, Galerie Christian Nagel, Köln (exh. cat)

My Father, the Castaway, White Cube, Kunstakademi Bergen, Bergen

When You Drain the Pool, You Don’t Consult the Frogs First, Magnani, London
Merlin Carpenter, Galerie Max Hetzler, Berlin
As a Painter I Call Myself the Estate of, Secession, Vienna (exh. cat)
VOLVO, Galerie Bleich-Rossi, Graz

Survivors, Galerie Christian Nagel, Köln

Doppelganger, The Top Room, London
Chant No 1, Galerie Max Hetzler, Berlin

Merlin Carpenter, Friedrich Petzel Gallery, New York

Voluntary Effort, Tom Solomon’s Garage, Los Angeles (exh. cat)

Merlin Carpenter, 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, Köln

Electric, Pavillon Ryszard Varisella, organised by Galerie Grässlin-Ehrhardt, Frankfurt
To the extreme, Fettstrasse 7A (Birgit Küng), Zürich

Crusade, Münzstrasse 10, Hamburg

Group Exhibitions

Merlin Carpenter / Tomas Rydin,
Le Bourgeois, London
STOP PAINTING, Fondazione Prada, Venice curated by Peter Fischli
A Decade That Exploded
, Rialto6, Lisbon
Party de Campagne, Exposition hors les Murs
, Delme

FAKTURA (FOR A NERVOUS SPIRIT):, Kim? Contemporary Art Centre, Riga

9kg De Oxigénio, The Galeria Municipal do Porto, Porto

The Vitalist Economy of Painting by Isabelle Graw, Galerie Neu, Berlin
Relevelations, curated by Robert Mϋller, Galerie Emanuel Layr, Rome
Sad Movie, Kunsthalle Freeport, Bangkok (with Tobias Kaspar)
Mad World, Marciano Art Foundation, Los Angeles, CA
Trance – By Albert Oehlen, Aishti Art Foundation, Jal el Dib, Lebanon
Distropical Encounters, In extenso Offsite at TARS Gallery, Bangkok
Optik Schröder II, MUMOK, Vienna, Austria (exh. cat)
The Church Painting Show, Blackwing Studios, London
DEATH LOLZ Presents…, Peak, London
Readymades Belong to Everyone, Swiss Institute, New York

in search of characters…, Galerie Neu, Berlin
New Pleasure, Simon Lee Gallery, New York
The Painting Show, Aram Art Gallery, Goyang Aram Nuri Arts CentreGoyang, South Korea
PAINTING | OR | NOT, The Kaviar Factory, Henningsvaer, Norway
Peace Love and Anarchy = Freedom and Fun Forever, The Horse Hospital, London
Pje. Corina. Ka, Feria de Arte Contemporaneo Argentino, Hipodromo de Palermo, Buenos Aires
TISCH, Kiefholzstrasse, Berlin
All Day Breakfast (curated by Matt Copson and Alastair Mackinven), Munchees, Reading
CONTROL 20, Laure Genillard Gallery, London
The Painting Show, Limerick City Gallery of Art, Limerick
Readymade, Curated by Fredi Fischli & Niels Olsen, Eva Presenhuber House, Vienna

Multiplier, Frans Masereel Centre, Kasterlee
The Squatter, Gaudel de Stampa, Paris
THE GEO POLITICS OF MONETIZED AIRSPACE — Come Fly with Me, I Meet You by the Airside Gucci
Concession at 4, Fox Fur Hat, Midway Contemporary Art, Minneapolis, MN
Putting Rehearsals to the Test, VOX Centre de l’image contemporaine, Montreal
Convergence, Stonescape, Calistoga, CA
Painting 2.0: Expression in the Information Age, MUMOK, Vienna
La Collection Thea Westreich Wagner et Ethan Wagner, Centre Pompidou, Paris
On Limits: Estrangement in the Everyday, The Kitchen, New York, NY
Paris – Bruxelles, dépendance, Brussels, Belgium
The Painting Show, Contemporary Art Centre (CAC), Vilnius, Lithuania (exh. cat)
Frenemies: Art Versus Commodity, University Art Museum, California State University, Long Beach, CA
Le Bourgeois, 3236RLS, London
International Fun, Temnikova & Kasela, Tallinn

Collected by Thea Westreich Wagner and Ethan Wagner, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
Painting 2.0: Expression in the Information Age, Museum Brandhorst, Munich
Faux Amis, Simon Lee Gallery, London
wow! Woven? Entering the (sub) Textiles, Künstlerhaus, Graz
Macumba Night Club éditions – Merlin Carpenter / Jérôme Robbe, Artothèque de Villeurbanne, France
Please respond-, M/L Artspace, Venice
Selbstjustiz Durch Fehleinkäufe, Falckenberg Collection, Hamburg
The 60s, watch it gallery, London
MUSEUM SHOW by Nang Gallery, Centre Pompidoo-doo, 2 Lansdowne Rise, London
Call and Response, Gavin Brown’s Enterprise, New York

Excerpts from / How They Met. Part 1: Mother and Her House / Supastore / The Issues of Our Time (1&3) / Fille/Garçon / In the Middle of Affairs, Galerie Emanuel Layr, Vienna
BAR DREI, 681 Morgan Ave, Greenpoint, New York
Hard Words, Christian Andersen Gallery, Copenhagen
Concept Store, Nest, The Hague
kim? Salon, Riga, Latvia
Coming of Age for Ages, Halle für Kunst Lüneburg, Lüneburg, Germany
Merlin and Isabelle Bankside Launch – A Graduate Exhibition by Sabrina Tarasoff, Paris
The Hawker, dépendance at Carlos/Ishikawa, London
Gemeentemuseum Den Haag, Den Haag, Netherlands

The November Issue, Mathew, Berlin
Performance, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
Cover Up, curated by Anthony Hudek,
Krinzinger Projekte in association with curated by_Vienna, Vienna
Please Come to the Show, Part II (1980-Now), Museum of Modern Art Library, New York, US

Redundanz, GFLK Halle Süd, Tölz, Germany
Port, Galeria Nuno Centeno, Porto, Portugal
Context Message, Zach Feuer Gallery, New York, NY
POST MoDERN, curated by Clayton Deutsch, Friedric Snitzer Gallery, Miami, FL

The Institute of Mental Health is Burning, Newport Museum and Art Gallery, Newport
Rituals of the Art World, Ludlow 38, New York
Rebus, Simon Lee Gallery, London
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, Galerie Reinhard Hauff, Stuttgart

Novel, dépendance, Brussels
Barbaric Freedom, Simon Lee Gallery, London

Malen ist Wahlen, 1981-2009, Galerie Christian Nagel, Berlin
Paintings By, Simon Lee Gallery, London
Untitled (History Painting), University of Michigan Museum of Art, Ann Arbor
RN IHRE ARBEIT, Galerie Sandra Bürgel, (show by Instituto Divorciado), Berlin

The Coma Lounge Edinburgh, The Collective Gallery, Edinburgh
Congratulations You Are Represented By Nang Gallery, (and other Nang shows late 2008), Nang Gallery, London
Sonic Youth etc.: Sensational Fix, Museion, Bolzano. This exhibition travelled to Kunsthalle Düsseldorf, Düsseldorf (2009); and Malmö Konsthall, Malmö (2009)
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 (exh. cat)
DO WHAT THY WILLT, Nang Gallery, London

Élégance, Kölnischer Kunstverein, Cologne
Genesis I’m Sorry, Greene Naftali Gallery, (collaboration with Melanie Gilligan), New York

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

Painters Without Paintings & Paintings Without Painters, Orchard 47, 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
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
Haupt- und Nebenwege, Galerie Christian Nagel, Cologne
Malerei II Ausstellung Nulldrei, Galerie Christian Nagel, Cologne

Art Crazy Nation Show, MK G, Milton Keynes

Favoritin, Danzigerstr. 44, Berlin
Jewels-in-Art, Galerie Bleich-Rossi, Graz (ext. cat)
Works on Aluminum Selected by Paper, WhiteCube, Kunstakademi Bergen, Bergen
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
How Will We Behave, Robert Prime, London
Taché-Lévy Gallery, Brussels

Art Club Berlin, Mies van der Rohe Pavilion, Barcelona
Art Club Berlin, Berlin Art Forum, Berlin

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
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
Group Show, 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, Hamburg

Rotation – Art Critic’s Art, Galerie Esther Schipper, Cologne