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

Solo Exhibitions

Merlin Carpenter: Room Based
, Guzzler, Victoria, Australia

Merlin Carpenter: Room Based - The Paintings, JUBG, Cologne, Germany

Steam Engine
, Longtang, Zürich, Switzerland

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

Merlin Carpenter, Simon Lee Gallery, London, UK

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

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

Blogs of the Near Future, dépendance, Brussels, Belgium

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

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

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

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

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

Solo Show, Formalist Sidewalk Poetry Club, Miami (exh. cat), USA
Ballard in Narnia, the interzone, London (with Richard Parry), UK

The Opening, dépendance, Brussels, Belgium
The Opening, Simon Lee Gallery, London, UK

The Opening, Galerie Mitterrand + Sanz, Zürich, Switzerland
The Opening, Galerie Christian Nagel (at Mercedes-Welt am Salzufer & The Corner), Berlin, Germany
The Opening, Overduin and Kite, Los Angeles, USA

The Opening, Reena Spaulings Fine Art, New York, USA
Relax It’s Only a Bad Cosima von Bonin Show, Galerie Bleich-Rossi, Vienna (exh. cat), Austria

Sounds of War, Galerie Edward Mitterrand, Geneva, Switzerland

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

Nueva Generación, Distrito 4, Madrid, Spain
Take It Easy Default, M-Project, Paris, France

Children of the Projects, American Fine Arts, Co., New York, USA
When in Doubt Blame the Victim, (with Jeremy Glogan), Galerie Bleich-Rossi, Graz, Austria

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

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

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

Survivors, Galerie Christian Nagel, Köln, Germany

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

Merlin Carpenter, Friedrich Petzel Gallery, New York, USA

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

Merlin Carpenter, Friedrich Petzel/Nina Borgmann, New York, USA

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, Germany
Les Jeunes, Bruno Brunnet Fine Arts, Berlin, Germany

Meadow/Wiese, Galerie Max Hetzler, Köln, Germany

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

Crusade, Münzstrasse 10, Hamburg, Germany

Group Exhibitions

Hoi Köln, Teil 1: Begrüssung Des Raume
, Kölnischer Kunstverein, Cologne, Germany
The Backend, George Segal Gallery, Montclair State University Galleries, Montclair, USA
Hoi Höln Teil 1: Begrüssung Des Raume, Kölnischer Kunstverein, Cologne, Germany (Upcoming, September)
The Backend
, Montclair State University Art Galleries, New Jersey, US (Upcoming, September)
August 10, 2023 –– Questionable, O’Flaherty’s, New York, US
Repeater,The Wig, Berlin
In Defense of Symbolic Value: Artistic Procedures in the Resort: Merlin Carpenter, Jutta Koether, Valentina Liernur, Kerry James Marshall, Albert Oehlen, Adam Pendleton, Avery Singer, SoiL Thornton, Rosemarie Trockel,
curated by Isabelle Graw, Berlin: Bleibtreustraße 45
Una colección privada, Fundacion Didac, Santiago de Compostela, Spain

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

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

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

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

in search of characters…, Galerie Neu, Berlin, Germany
New Pleasure, Simon Lee Gallery, New York, USA
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, UK
Pje. Corina. Ka, Feria de Arte Contemporaneo Argentino, Hipodromo de Palermo, Buenos Aires, Argentina
TISCH, Kiefholzstrasse, Berlin, Germany
All Day Breakfast (curated by Matt Copson and Alastair Mackinven), Munchees, Reading
CONTROL 20, Laure Genillard Gallery, London, UK
The Painting Show, Limerick City Gallery of Art, Limerick, Gent, Belgium
Readymade, Curated by Fredi Fischli & Niels Olsen, Eva Presenhuber House, Vienna, Austria

Multiplier, Frans Masereel Centre, Kasterlee, Belgium
The Squatter, Gaudel de Stampa, Paris, France
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, USA
Putting Rehearsals to the Test, VOX Centre de l’image contemporaine, Montreal, Canada
Convergence, Stonescape, Calistoga, USA
Painting 2.0: Expression in the Information Age, MUMOK, Vienna, Austria
La Collection Thea Westreich Wagner et Ethan Wagner, Centre Pompidou, Paris, France
On Limits: Estrangement in the Everyday, The Kitchen, New York, USA
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, USA
Le Bourgeois, 3236RLS, London, UK
International Fun, Temnikova & Kasela, Tallinn, Estonia

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

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, Austria
BAR DREI, 681 Morgan Ave, Greenpoint, New York, USA
Hard Words, Christian Andersen Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark
Concept Store, Nest, The Hague, Netherlands
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, Germany
Performance, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, USA
Cover Up, curated by Anthony Hudek,
Krinzinger Projekte in association with curated by_Vienna, Vienna, Austria
Please Come to the Show, Part II (1980-Now), Museum of Modern Art Library, New York, USA

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

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

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

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

The Coma Lounge Edinburgh, The Collective Gallery, Edinburgh, Germany
Congratulations You Are Represented By Nang Gallery, (and other Nang shows late 2008), Nang Gallery, London, UK
Sonic Youth etc.: Sensational Fix, Museion, Bolzano. This exhibition travelled to Kunsthalle Düsseldorf, Düsseldorf (2009); and Malmö Konsthall, Malmö (2009), Sweden
Painting: Now and Forever, Part II, Greene Naftali Gallery/Matthew Marks Gallery, New York, USA
How Can You Represent When You Can’t Pay The Rent, The New Dome, Cable St. Studios, London, UK
Zodiac 3000, International Project Space, Birmingham (exh. cat), UK
DO WHAT THY WILLT, Nang Gallery, London, UK

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

LIVE HUMANS, The George Tavern, London, UK
Make Your Own Life, Institute of Contemporary Art University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA
slow burn, curated by Jonah Freeman, Galerie Edward Mitterrand, Geneva, Switzerland

Painters Without Paintings & Paintings Without Painters, Orchard 47, New York, USA
The Top Room: A Retrospective, Chelsea Space, London, UK
TOTAL ASBO, Pogo Cafe, London, UK
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, UK

Werkleitz Biennale, Halle, Germany
Edge of the Real, Whitechapel Gallery, London, UK

Wild Nights: Remembering Colin de Land, CB’s 313 Gallery, New York, USA
Messe in der Galerie, Galerie Christian Nagel, Cologne, Germany
Haupt- und Nebenwege, Galerie Christian Nagel, Cologne, Germany
Malerei II Ausstellung Nulldrei, Galerie Christian Nagel, Cologne, Germany

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

Favoritin, Danzigerstr. 44, Berlin, Germany
Jewels-in-Art, Galerie Bleich-Rossi, Graz (ext. cat), Austria
Works on Aluminum Selected by Paper, WhiteCube, Kunstakademi Bergen, Bergen, Norway
Musterkarte, Goethe-Institut, Centro Cultural Conde Duque, Galería Elba Benítez,
Galería Heinrich Ehrhardt, Madrid, Spain

Girlfriend, curated by Sarah Morris, Galerie für Zeitgenössiche Kunst, Leipzig, Germany
21st Gear, The Top Room, London, UK
It May be a Year of Thirteen Moons But it’s Still the Year of Culture, Transmission Gallery, Glasgow, Scotland
Drawings, Taché-Lévy Gallery, Brussels, Belgium
Part One, Magnani, London, UK

Painting Lab, Entwistle Gallery, London, UK
Malerei, INIT Kunsthalle, Berlin, Germany
How Will We Behave, Robert Prime, London, UK
Taché-Lévy Gallery, Brussels, Belgium

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

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

The Ideal Place, Haags Centrum Voor Aktuelle Kunst, The Hague, Netherlands
Sarah Staton’s Supastore Boutique, Laure Genillard Gallery, London, UK
Untitled Group Show, Metro Pictures, New York, USA
Museum auf Zeit, Fridericianum Museum, Kassel, Germany

London Photo Race, Friesenwall 120, Cologne, Germany
Galerie Fettsack, Friesenwall 120, Cologne, Germany

A Show by Kiron Khosla, The Long Gallery, Chelsea Old Town Hall, London, UK
Bruno Brunnet Fine Arts, Berlin, Germany

Paris Bar, Berlin, Germany
Group Show, Luhring Augustine Gallery, New York, USA
Fallen und Fallen Lassen, Galerie Bleich-Rossi, Graz, Austria

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, UK
Heimspiel, Kunstverein in Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany

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

Selected Public Collections

Centre Pompidou, Paris, France
Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, US
The British Council, London, UK