Lincoln, b.1979

Isaac Aden

Isaac Aden is an artist and curator. Aden’s Post-Medium practice has centered its primary research in the area of New Institutionalism. Aden makes bodies of works often tangentially related and even visually disparate with no desire to ascribe an aesthetic conclusion to his practice. In this way his practice becomes absorbent and generative.

Aden’s work is about the human condition, the American experience, and painting in the expanded field; 'It is my aim to consider the lessons of history from which we arrive at this current moment and focus it into creating art with hopes of retaining relevance generations beyond now.'

Aden has been selected to exhibit internationally, which include: dOCUMENTA 13, MassMOCA, The Fedricianum, White Box, Kassel Werkstadt, Gallerie Rasch, Ulrike Petschel Gallerie, Ethan Cohen Fine Art, The Jerome...

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Biography

Isaac Aden is an artist and curator. Aden’s Post-Medium practice has centered its primary research in the area of New Institutionalism. Aden makes bodies of works often tangentially related and even visually disparate with no desire to ascribe an aesthetic conclusion to his practice. In this way his practice becomes absorbent and generative.

Aden’s work is about the human condition, the American experience, and painting in the expanded field; 'It is my aim to consider the lessons of history from which we arrive at this current moment and focus it into creating art with hopes of retaining relevance generations beyond now.'

Aden has been selected to exhibit internationally, which include: dOCUMENTA 13, MassMOCA, The Fedricianum, White Box, Kassel Werkstadt, Gallerie Rasch, Ulrike Petschel Gallerie, Ethan Cohen Fine Art, The Jerome A. Cohen And Joan Lebold Cohen Center for Visual Art. The Bertha and Karl Luebsdorf Gallery, The International Gallery of Contemporary Art, The Parthenon, and The New York Public Library.

Isaac Aden lives and works in New York, NY.

Artworks

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Kurtz N’ Kondi, 2015

Related Categories

21st Century Art / American Art / American Culture / Art of the 2010s / Art Professionals / Contemporary American Art / Daily Life Experience / Everyday Objects / Human Nature/Existence / Institutional Critique / Lincoln / Mixed Media Sculpture / New York / Sculpture / United States / Young / Emerging Artists

Curriculum Vitae

Education

  • MFA Hunter College, New York

Solo Exhibitions

  • 2018

    Isaac Aden: No Regrets, Bars and Irish Chains, The Jerome A. Cohen and Joan Lebold Cohen Center for Visual Arts at the KuBe, Beacon

  • 2016

    Isaac Aden, Painting in the Expanded Filed: Monochromes for Montenegro Montenegro, Duckley European Art Community, Juggocenia, Kotor, Montenegro

  • Isaac Aden, I Like America, Ethan Cohen, New York

Group Exhibitions

  • 2018

    MvVO ART AD ART SHOW 2018, MvVO ART, New York, NY

  • SPRING/BREAK Art Show, New York, NY

  • 2017

    VOLTA BASEL, Ethan Cohen, Basel, Switzerland

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Education

  • MFA Hunter College, New York

Solo Exhibitions

  • 2018

    Isaac Aden: No Regrets, Bars and Irish Chains, The Jerome A. Cohen and Joan Lebold Cohen Center for Visual Arts at the KuBe, Beacon

  • 2016

    Isaac Aden, Painting in the Expanded Filed: Monochromes for Montenegro Montenegro, Duckley European Art Community, Juggocenia, Kotor, Montenegro

  • Isaac Aden, I Like America, Ethan Cohen, New York

  • 2014

    Isaac Aden: How to Explain Pictures to a Dead Bear, KuBe, Beacon

  • 2012

    Isaac Aden: Kassel, Kasse, Galerie Rasch, Kassel, Germany

  • Isaac Aden: Kartofflen zur Vergebung, Galerie Ulrike Petschell, Kassel, Germany

  • 2011

    Isaac Aden: Going out with a Bang: Works on Steel, The Annex, Fairbanks

  • Isaac Aden: Works on Steel, Gallery 151, New York

  • 2010

    Isaac Aden: Stahl Zeichnungen, Galerie Rasch, Kassel, Germany

  • American Women in the Dutch Style, The New York Public Library, New York

  • Isaac Aden: Tropic of Cancer, Gallery 151, New York

  • 2009

    Brooklyn Kulture: U-bahn Zeichnungen, Werkstatt Kassel e. V., Kassel, Germany

  • Isaac Aden: Jetz Besser als Nie, Trafo Haus, Kassel, Germany

Group Exhibitions

  • 2018

    MvVO ART AD ART SHOW 2018, MvVO ART, New York, NY

  • SPRING/BREAK Art Show, New York, NY

  • 2017

    VOLTA BASEL, Ethan Cohen, Basel, Switzerland

  • As of Now, Ethan Cohen, New York, NY

  • Post Millennial Tension, Current Curators, New York, NY

  • Orphans of Painting, Ethan Cohen, New York, NY

  • SPRING/BREAK, New York, NY

  • Art Remix, Ethan Cohen Gallery, New York, NY

  • Red Attack, Ethan Cohen Gallery, New York, NY

  • 2016

    “The Assessable Art Fair”, New York, NY

  • Different Americans, Budva, Montenegro

  • Different Americans, Podgorica, Montenegro

  • Different Americans, Kotor, Montenegro

  • “ART Miami”, Ethan Cohen, Miami, FL

  • Polymorphus, Cluster, New York

  • Make America Great Again, White Box, New York

  • 2015

    Hunter College, New York

  • Face to Face, Ethan Cohen, New York, NY

  • Vox Populi, Philadelphia, PN

  • SEDIMENT, Richmond, VA

  • The Cave, Detroit, MI

  • Skylab, Columbus, OH

  • Three Walls, Chicago, IL

  • The Luminary, St. Louis, MO

  • The White Page, Minneapolis, MN

  • Leisure gallery, Denver, CO

  • Recess, New York, NY

  • In the Cloud, Ethan Cohen Gallery, New York, NY

  • 2014

    Emerge 11, Aljira Center for Art, Newark, NJ

  • BBBBBreeze, Ethan Cohen Gallery, New York, NY

  • How to Explain Pictures to a Dead Hare, Pristine Gallery

  • “SCOPE: MIAMI, Ethan Cohen Gallery, Miami, FL

  • 2013

    Sharper Image, Ethan Cohen Gallery + ArtSTRAND, Provincetown, MA

  • Turn On, The Jerome A. Cohen and Joan Lebold Cohen Center for Art, Beacon, NY

  • Sharper Image, Ethan Cohen Fine Art, New York

  • Home Coming, The Jerome A. Cohen and Joan Lebold Cohen Center for Art, Beacon, NY

  • 2012

    SCOPE: MIAMI, Ethan Cohen Gallery, Miami, FL

  • Yule Shoot Your Eye Out, The Jerome A. Cohen and Joan Lebold Cohen Center for Art, Beacon, NY

  • Amerikkka the Beautiful, White Box, New York

  • Finding Our New Fort, The Jerome A. Cohen and Joan Lebold Cohen Center for Art, Beacon, NY

  • dOCUMENTA (13), Kassel, Germany

  • Body Snatchers, White Box, New York

  • Werksatt Kassel e.V., Kassel, Germany

  • White Box, New York

  • In the future the artist will say: that object is a work of art, Third Ward, New York, NY

  • 2011

    WALLmART, White Box New York

  • How to Philosophize with a Hammer, White Box, New York

  • The Karl and Bertha Leubsdorf Gallery, New York

  • Youth Internal, White Box, New York

  • 2010

    MassMOCA, North Adams

  • Old York Road, White Box, New York

  • White Box: Out of the Box, SCOPE: Miami, Miami

  • Stirrings Still, White Box, New York

  • The D.I.V.O. Institute presents: Friericianum, Kunsthalle Friericianum, Kassel, Germany

  • Yellow, MYPAC, Miami, FL

  • 2009

    Lyons - Wier Gallery, New York, NY

  • New York University, New York, NY

Commissions

  • 2017

    Related Developer’s, New York

  • 2015

    Related Developers, New York

  • 2012

    The Free Masons of New York

  • 2011

    The F and T Group, New York

  • Hadeya Capital, New York

  • 2007

    Bancroft Library Los Angeles Unified School District, Hollywood

  • K. Hovnanian Developers, Coachella

  • Dr R.J. Carreon Jr. and John Nobles Park, Indio

  • 2005

    The Nashville International Airport, Nashville

Grants/Awards

  • 2016

    US State Department Grant

  • 2014

    Kossak Painting Fellowship

  • 2013

    Aljira, Emerge Fellow

  • 2011

    The Evelyn Kossak Painting Fellowship

  • 2009

    The City Universities of New York Institute for Sustainable Cities

  • Max Kade Foundation, Grant

  • V-Day, National Action Day on Violence Against Women and Girls

  • 2007

    City of Coachella, Commission for Public Art

  • City of Indio, Commission for Public Art

  • 2005

    The Tennessee State Council on the Arts

  • 2004

    Alaska State Council on the Arts, Grant

  • New York University, Jurors Award

  • 2003

    The New York State Council on the Arts

  • 2002

    New York University, Jurors Award