David Altmejd

Installation view:

Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, Paris, France
October 10, 2014 — February 1, 2015

Installation view:

MUDAM Luxembourg
December 13, 2014 - May 31, 2015

Detail of:

Le guide
Plexiglas, chain, metal wire, thread, acrylic paint , epoxy clay, acrylic gel
80 x 57 x 105 inches
(203.2 x 144.8 x 266.7 cm)
ARG# AD2010-002

Le souffle et la voie
Plexiglas, chain, metal wire, thread, acrylic paint , epoxy clay, acrylic gel
97 x 102 x 156 inches
(246.4 x 259.1 x 396.2 cm)
ARG# AD2010-003

The University 1
Mirrors, wood
66 x 71 x 106 inches

© David Altmejd
Photo by Oren Slor


Untitled 8 (Bodybuilders)
Plaster, burlap, wood, polystyrene, expandable foam, latex paint
Overall dimensions: 110 x 36 x 36 inches (279.4 x 91.4 x 91.4 cm)
Artwork: 74 x 24 1/2 x 23 inches (188 x 62.2 x 58.4 cm)
Plinth: 36 x 36 x 36 inches (91.4 x 91.4 x 91.4 cm)
ARG# AD2013-019

plexiglas, gold chains, glue
Base: 36 x 64 x 33 inches
Top: 33 x 61 x 29 inches

© David Altmejd
Photo by Oren Slor

Polystyrene, expandable foam, epoxy clay, metal wire, resin, spray paint, glass eyes
43 x 10 x 11 inches
(109.2 x 25.4 x 27.9 cm)
ARG# AD2011-051

Plexiglas, chain, thread, beads, acrylic paint
89 1/2 x 66 x 123 1/2 inches
(227.3 x 167.6 x 313.7 cm)
ARG# AD2009-008

Installation view:

Between Spaces
P.S. 1 Contemporary Art Center
New York
October 25- 2009 - April 5, 2010

Installation view:

The Brant Foundation Art Study Center
Greenwich, CT
November, 2011 – March, 2012

The Brant Foundation exhibition page


Installation view:

Xavier Hufkens
Brussels, Belgium
February 14 – March 20, 2013

Photo by Kurt Deruyter

Man 1
Fiberglass, epoxy clay, wood, plaster, feathers, quartz, taxidermy parakeet, pants, jacket, cotton shirt, tie, belt, acrylic paint, latex paint, glass eyes
76 x 24 x 24 inches (193 x 61 x 61 cm)
Plinth: 8 x 30 x 30 inches (20.3 x 76.2 x 76.2 cm)
ARG# AD2007-004

Detail of:

The Vessel
Plexiglas, chain, plaster, wood, thread, wire, acrylic paint, epoxy resin, epoxy clay, acrylic gel, granular medium, quartz, pyrite, assorted minerals, adhesive, wire, pins, needles
102 1/2 x 244 x 86 1/2 inches
(260.4 x 619.8 x 219.7 cm)
ARG# AD2011-002


The Flux and The Puddle
Plexiglas, quartz, polystyrene, polyurethane foam, epoxy clay, epoxy gel, resin, synthetic hair, clothing, leather shoes, thread, mirror, plaster, acrylic paint, latex paint, metal wire, glass eyes, sequin, ceramic, synthetic flowers, synthetic branches, glue, gold, feathers, steel, coconuts, aqua resin, burlap, lighting system including fluorescent lights, Sharpie ink, wood
129 x 252 x 281 inches
(327.7 x 640.1 x 713.7 cm)
ARG# AD2014-001

Detail of:


The Flux and The Puddle
Plexiglas, quartz, polystyrene, polyurethane foam, epoxy clay, epoxy gel, resin, synthetic hair, clothing, leather shoes, thread, mirror, plaster, acrylic paint, latex paint, metal wire, glass eyes, sequin, ceramic, synthetic flowers, synthetic branches, glue, gold, feathers, steel, coconuts, aqua resin, burlap, lighting system including fluorescent lights, Sharpie ink, wood
129 x 252 x 281 inches
(327.7 x 640.1 x 713.7 cm)
ARG# AD2014-001

Epoxy clay, plaster, glass eye, synthetic hair, acrylic paint, resin, assorted minerals including quartz, malachite, fabric, metal wire
12 1/2 x 10 x 13 inches
(31.8 x 25.4 x 33 cm)
ARG# AD2011-015

Untitled 1 (Relatives)
Epoxy clay, wood, steel, latex paint, metal wire, polystyrene, expandable foam
73 3/4 x 38 x 26 inches
(187.3 x 96.5 x 66 cm)
ARG# AD2013-040


David Altmejd collaborates with Yeasayer on their album "Amen & Goodbye"

David Altmejd: Heads on art21

David Altmejd: Assistants on art21


Born in Montréal, Canada, 1974
Lives and works in New York


2001  MFA, Columbia University, New York, NY
1998  BFA, Université du Québec à Montréal, Québec, Canada


Art Gallery of Alberta, Alberta, Canada, “The Vessel,” October 8 – January 29, 2017
Kunsthal KAdE, Amersfoort, Netherlands, “Self-Fiction,” September 24 – January 1, 2017
Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec, Québec, Canada, “The Flux and the Puddle,” on extended view
Musées royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique, Brussels, Belgium, “Géants,” March 18 – August 21
Xavier Hufkens, Brussels, Belgium, “L’air,” March 4 – April 9

Louisiana Museum, Denmark, “The Flux and the Puddle,” November 12 – January 31, 2016
Galerie René Blouin, Montréal, Canada, June 20 – September 5
Stuart Shave | Modern Art, London, UK, “Faces,” January 23 – February 14

Musée d'art moderne de la Ville de Paris, Paris, France, “Flux,” October 10 – February 1, 2015 (catalogue)
Travels to: Musée d'art moderne Grand-Duc Jean, Luxembourg City, Luxembourg, March 7 – May 31, 2015; Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal, Canada, June 20 ­– September 13, 2015
Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York, NY, “Juices,” February 1 – March 8

Xavier Hufkens, Brussels, Belgium, February 14 – March 20 (catalogue)

Stuart Shave | Modern Art, London, UK, May 26 – June 23

Brant Foundation Art Study Center, Greenwich, CT, November 5 – May 5, 2012 (catalogue)
Galerie de l’UQAM, Montréal, Canada, “Conte crépusculaire (Twilight Tale),” with composer-performer Pierre Lapointe, May 4 – 7
Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York, NY, March 18 – April 23

Xavier Hufkens, Brussels, Belgium, “Le guide,” April 23 – May 29
Vanhaerents Art Collection, Brussels, Belgium, “Colossi,” April 23 – March 10, 2012

Magasin – Centre National d’Art Contemporain de Grenoble, Grenoble, France, January 2 – April 26      

Stuart Shave | Modern Art, London, UK, October 17 – November 15                    
Gallery Met at the Metropolitan Opera House, New York, NY, “Doctor Atomic,” October 13 – January 30, 2009
Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York, NY, May 3 – June 14

Fundació La Caixa Museum, Barcelona, Spain, “David Altmejd. Stages.” curated by Sílvia Sauquet, June 21 – September 9 (brochure)
Canadian Pavilion, 52nd Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy, “David Altmejd: The Index,” June 10 – November 21, commissioned by Louise Déry (catalogue)
Oakville Galleries, Gairloch Gardens, Ontario, Canada, “David Altmejd. Métamorphose / Metamorphosis,” curated by Louise Déry, January 27 – March 25
Travels to: Galerie de l’UQAM, Montréal, Canada, May 11 – July 8
Illingworth Kerr Gallery, Alberta College of Art & Design, Calgary, Canada, September 6 – November 3 (catalogue)

Stuart Shave | Modern Art, London, UK, March 31 – April 30

Xavier Hufkens, Brussels, Belgium, “The Builders,” March 24 – April 23

Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York, NY, October 22 – November 27

Galerie Optica, Montréal, Canada, October 31 – December 13
Galerie SKOL, Montréal, Canada, “Sarah Altmejd,” February 22 – March 29

Ten in One Gallery, New York, NY, “Clear Structures for a New Generation,” October – November 30

Galerie B-312, Montréal, Canada, “Modèles d’esprit et jardins intérieurs (Models of the Spirit and Inner Gardens)” (brochure)

Galerie Clark, Montréal, Canada, “Jennifer,” November 19 – December 20
Galerie SKOL, Montréal, Canada, “Table n°2,” February 14 – March 15 (brochure)


National Gallery of Victoria, Victoria, Australia, Inaugural NGV Triennial (forthcoming)

helper, Brooklyn, NY, "Shroom Show," organized by Nicholas Moenich, October 22 – November 19
Espoo Museum of Modern Art, Espoo, Finland, “In Search of the Present,” October 12 – January 1, 2017    
Kunsthalle Münster, Münster, Germany, “Solid Liquids: Internationale Tendenzen der Skulptur in der Gegenwartskunst,” June 11 – September 25
Stuart Shave | Modern Art, London, UK, “Theories of Modern Art,” May 19 – June 18
Maison Particulière, Brussels, Belgium, "Everybody is Crazy, But Me," April 21 – July 3
Riva Project, Brussels, Belgium, “Human Figure,” April 20 – February 18, 2017
Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University, Durham, NC, “A Material Legacy: The Nancy A. Nasher and David J. Haemisegger Collection of Contemporary Art,” February 18 – June 26

Honolulu, Zürich, Switzerland, “Possible Collection,” October 3 – November 7
Musées royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique, Brussels, Belgium, “A Brief History of the Future,” September 9 – January 24, 2016
The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA, “The Art of Our Time,” August 15 –September 12, 2016
Junior Projects, New York, NY, “Rock Hound Swap Meet,” organized by Randy Wray, July 9 – August 14

Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal, Montréal, Canada, “The Grace of a Gesture: Fifty Years of Gifts,” June 19 – September 7
Belvedere Museum, Vienna, Austria, "Love Story - Anne & Wolfgang Titze Collection," June 15 – October 5
Galerie Sophie Scheidecker, Paris, France, “Hybrides,” curated by Tatyana Franck, May 26 – June 28
The Walter Vanhaerents Art Collection, Brussels, Belgium, “Man in the Mirror,” May 3
Marlborough Chelsea, New York, NY, “Lone Tree,” April 4 – May 3
Galerie Division, Montréal, Canada, “Homecoming,” March 26 – April 26
The Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Canada, “Elevated: Contemporary Art in the AGO Tower,” January 29 – September 15, 2015
Espace Culturel Louis Vuitton, Paris, France, “Astralis,” February 7 – May 11 (catalogue)
Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art, Toronto, Canada, “Misled by Nature,” February 7 – April 6
Maison Particulière, Brussels, Belgium, “States of mind,” January 16 – March 30
Xavier Hufkens, Brussels, Belgium, “David Altmejd, Roni Horn, Didier Vermeiren, Dahn Vo,” January 16 – February 22  
Oakland University Art Gallery, Rochester, MI, “The Body Metonymic,” January 11 – March 30

Laurence Dreyfus Art Consulting, Paris, France, “Chambres à Part VIII: Voir est un fable (Seeing is a Fable),” October 21 – October 27
The Arsenal Montréal, Montréal, Canada, “Science of Dreams,” September 19 – December 20
Parisian Laundry, Montréal, Canada, “À mes amies les licornes (To My Unicorn Friends),” curated by Cynthia Girard, September 6 – October 12
Zach Feuer Gallery and Untitled, New York, NY, “Jew York,” June 20 – July 26
Middelheim Museum, Antwerp, Belgium, “My Little Paradise,” curated by Hans Op de Beeck and Sara Weyns, May 26 – September 15 (catalogue)
Herzliya Museum of Contemporary Art, Herzliya, Israel, “Theatrical Gestures,” January 26 – April 20

L’Institut Culturel Bernard Magrez, Bordeaux, France, “La Belle et la Bête,” October 13 – January 27, 2013
National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Canada, “Builders: Canadian Biennial 2012,” November 2 – February 18, 2013 (catalogue)
MOCA Cleveland, Cleveland, OH, “Inside Out and from the Ground Up,” October 8 – December 30
The Art Gallery of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada, “Misled by Nature: Contemporary Art and the Baroque,” organized by the National Gallery of Canada, September 15 – January 6, 2013
Travels to: Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art, Toronto, Canada, February 7, 2014 – April 6, 2014
Musée Goya de Castres, Tarn, France, “Hybrides & Chimères: La conquête d’un rêve êveillé (Hybrids & Chimeras – The Conquest of a Waking Dream),” June 28 – October 28 (catalogue)
Salon 94 Bowery, New York, NY, “Pothole,” June 6 – July 6
Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal, Montréal, Canada, “ZOO,” curated by Marie Fraser, May 24 – September 3 (catalogue)
Centre for Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw, Poland, “Figures from the New World,” curated by Agnieszka Tarasiuk and Fabio Cavalluci, May 18 – August 26
Frist Center for the Visual Arts, Nashville, TN, "Fairy Tales, Monsters, and the Genetic Imagination," curated by Mark Scala, February 24 - May 28 (catalogue)
Travels to: Winnipeg Art Gallery, Winnepeg, Canada, June 15 – September 2; Glenbow Museum, Calgary, Canada, September 28 – January 2, 2013

Mudam Luxembourg, "Mondes inventés - Mondes habités (Invented Worlds – Inhabited Worlds),” curated by Marie-Noëlle Farcy and Clément Minighetti, October 8 – January 15, 2012
Museum London, London, Ontario, Canada, “Barroco Nova: Neo-Baroque Moves in Contemporary Art,” October 8 – January 1, 2012
Les Abattoirs, Toulouse, France, “HabiteR,” September 23 – January 22, 2012
Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York, NY, “Night Scented Stock,” curated by Todd Levin, September 14 – October 22
David Zwirner, New York, NY, “The House Without the Door,” July 7 – August 5
Saatchi Gallery, London, UK, “Shape of Things to Come: New Sculpture,” May 27 – October 16 (catalogue)
Flaran Abbey, Gers, France, “Mystère, Mystères,” May 21 – April 30, 2012
Xavier Hufkens, Brussels, Belgium, “Everything You Can Imagine is Real…,” April 14 – May 28
Haus Der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin, Germany, "Der Traum vom Fliegen - The Art of Flying,” curated by Britta Heinrich, March 3 – May 8, 2011

High Museum of Art, Wieland Pavilion Skyway Galleries, Atlanta, GA, “Surrealist Conspiracy,” curated      by
Michael Rooks, September 18 – January 9, 2011
National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Canada, "It is what it is. Recent Acquisitions of New Canadian Art,” June 11 – April 10, 2011 (catalogue)
Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, Canada, “Visceral Bodies,” February 6 – May 16 (catalogue)
Les Abattoirs, Toulouse, France, “10 ans, un musée, un Frac, une collection (Ten Year Permanent Collection),” April 2 – August 22
New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York, NY, “Skin Fruit: Selections from the Dakis Joannou Collection,” curated by Jeff Koons, March 3 – June 6 (catalogue)
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY, “Contemplating the Void: Interventions in the Guggenheim Museum,” February 19 – May 31
DESTE Foundation for Contemporary Art, Athens, Greece, “Alpha Omega: Works from the Dakis Joannou Collection,” June 16 – December 29 (catalogue)

Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, TX, "Performance/Art,” October 8 – March 21, 2010
The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA, “Collection: MOCA's First 30 Years,” November 15 – July 12, 2010
P.S. 1 Contemporary Art Center, New York, NY, “Between Spaces,” curated by Tim Goossens and Kate    
McNamara, October 25 – April 12, 2010
Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, Halifax, Canada, Sobey Art Award 2009, September 5 – November 8
Nantes, France, "Saint-Nazaire Biennale,” curated by Adam Budak and Laurence Gateau, June 5 – August 16
Mas d’Azil Prehistoric Cave, Toulouse, France, “DreamTime – Temps du Rêve. Grottes, Art Contemporain & Transhistoire,” curated by Pascal Pique, May 13 – November 11
Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec, Québec, Canada, "Emporte-moi/Sweep-me off my Feet,” curated by Nathalie de Blois and Frank Lamy, September 24 – December 13
Travels to:
Musée d’art contemporain du Val de Marne, Vitry-sur-Seine, France, May 7, 2010 – September 5, 2010

Museum 52, New York, NY, “Without Walls,” December 12 – January 17, 2009
Tate Liverpool, Liverpool, UK, “Liverpool Biennial,” curated by Laurence Sillars, September 20 – November 30
Deutsche Guggenheim, Berlin, Germany, “Freeway Balconies,” curated by Collier Schorr, July 5 – October 5 (catalogue)
Fundament Foundation, Tilburg, The Netherlands, “Lustwarande ‘08-Wanderland,” June 28 – September 28 (catalogue)
Château et dans les fabriques du Domaine Départemental de Chamarande, France, “Légende,” curated by Ulla von Brandenburg and Peter Coffin, May 25 – September 28 (catalogue)
Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal, Montréal, Canada, “The Québec Triennial,” May 24 – September 7 (catalogue)
Guggenheim Bilbao, Bilbao, Spain, “Installations: Selections from the Guggenheim Collections," April 29 – February 8, 2009
Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec, Québec, Canada, “Intrus/Intruders,” curated by Mélanie Boucher, April 24 – February 8, 2009 (catalogue)
Hessel Museum of Art & CCS Galleries, Annandale-on-Hudson, New York, “Second Thoughts,” March 16 – May 25

Museum of Contemporary Art, Denver, CO, “Star Power: Museum as Body Electric,” curated by Cydney Payton, October 28 – May 11, 2008 (catalogue)
Spertus Museum, Chicago, IL, "The New Authentics: Artists of the Post-Jewish Generation,” curated by Staci Boris, November 27 – April 13, 2008 (catalogue)
Travels to: The Rose Art Museum of Brandeis University, Waltham, MA, May 8 – July 27, 2008
Birch Libralato, Toronto, Canada, "David Altmejd, Renate Anger, and Eric Cameron," curated by Micah Lexier, October 20 – November 17
Stuart Shave | Modern Art, London, UK, “Effigies,” September 7 – October 4
DESTE Foundation for Contemporary Art, Athens, Greece, “Fractured Figure - Works from the Dakis Joannou Collection,” September 6 – March 29, 2008 (catalogue)
Rivington Arms, New York, NY, “To Build A Fire,” curated by Yuri Masnyj, April 13 – May 12
Walter Vanhaerents Collection, Brussels, Belgium, “Disorder in the House,” March 16 – June 27, 2010

Kunstmuseum Bern, Bern, Switzerland, “Six Feet Under: Autopsy of Our Relationship to the Dead,” November 2 – January 21, 2007 (catalogue)
Travels to: Stiftung Deutsches Hygiene Museum, Dresden, Germany, September 21 – March 30, 2008
Museum Ludwig, Cologne, Germany, “The Eighth Square: Gender, Life, and Desire in Art Since 1960,” August 19 – November 12 (catalogue)
Kunsthalle Bonn, Bonn, Germany, “The Guggenheim Collection,” July 21 – January 7, 2007 (catalogue)
Andrea Rosen Gallery, Amagansett, NY, “The Dining Room Show,” July 21 – July 23
James Cohan Gallery, New York, NY, “A Brighter Day,” June 9 – July 28 (catalogue)

Lewis Glucksman Gallery, University College, Cork, Ireland, “Blake & Sons. Alternative Lifestyles and Mysticism in Contemporary Art,” curated by René Zechlin, October 16 – January 29, 2006 (catalogue)
Galerie Leonard & Bina Ellen Art Gallery, Montréal, Canada, “L’écho des limbes,” curated by Nathalie de Blois, October 14 – November 19 (catalogue)
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, CA, “The Zine Unbound: Kults, Werewolves and Sarcastic Hippies,” October 7 – December 30 (catalogue)
Stuart Shave | Modern Art, London, UK, “The The,” July 8 - August 7
Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt, Germany, “Ideal Worlds. New Romanticism in Contemporary Art,” curated by Max Hollein and Martina Weinhart, May 12 – August 28 (catalogue)
Galerie Ghislaine Hussenot, Paris, France, “David Altmejd, Mathew Cerletty, Kirsten Everberg, Alisa Margolis and Sophie Van Hellermann,” April 23 – June 20

Fondation Dosne – Biblioteque Thiers, Paris, France, “Noctambule,” organized by D’Amelio Terras, NY, June 24 – July 10
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY, “Whitney Biennial 2004,” curated by Chrissie Iles, Shamim M. Momin, Debra Singer, March 11 – May 30 (catalogue)
Anton Kern Gallery, New York, NY, “Scream: 10 Artists X 10 Writers X 10 Scary Movies,” curated by Fernanda Arruda and Michael Clifton, January 15 – February 14 (catalogue)

LFL Gallery, New York, NY, “Material Eyes,” December 11 – January 17, 2004
Art Forum Berlin, Berlin, Germany, “Licht,” curated by François Dion, organized by Optica, Montréal, Canada, October 31 – December 13
8th Istanbul Biennial, Turkey, curated by Dan Cameron, September 20 – November 16
Maison de la Culture Côte-des-Neiges, Montréal, Canada, “Détournements,” curated by Pascal Beaudet, April 3 – May 11  
D’Amelio Terras Gallery, New York, NY, “Now Playing: Daniel Reich Gallery, John Connelly Presents, K48,” July 1 – August 1              
Apartment 5BE Gallery, New York, NY, “Life/Like,” April – May

Artists Space, New York, NY, “Demonclownmonkey,” curated by Matthew Ritchie, March 21 – May 11
Deitch Projects, New York, NY, “Lucky Draw"

Sculpture Center, New York, NY, “Interval: New Art for New Space,” September 23 – October 28
Ten in One Gallery, New York, NY, “How I learned to stop worrying and love the recession,” June – July
Galerie de l’UQAM, Montréal, Canada, “Point de chute (Somewhere to Stay),” curated by Louise Déry, March 2 – March 31 (catalogue)
Travels to: Centre d’art contemporain, Brussels, Belgium, November 14 – December 21

Maison de la culture frontenac, Montréal, Canada, “Stimuli,” curated by Caroline Cardin, July – August (catalogue)
Saidye Bronfman Art Center, Montréal, Canada, “Artifice ‘98,” June 18 – August 23
Galerie Clark, Montréal, Canada, “Les Bricolos,” curated by Nicolas Baier and Emmanuel Galland, March 26 – April 26


Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York, NY, "Daniel Hesidence (ROSE LAUGTER Winter Holiday),” February 6 – March 7


Ordre des arts et des lettres du Québec Award

Sobey Art Award


Déry, Louise. David Altmejd. Montréal: Galerie de I’Uqam, 2006.
Déry, Louise. David Altmejd: The Index. Montréal: Galerie de I’Uqam, 2007.
Hobbs, Robert, Trinie Dalton, Christoper Glazek, and Kevin McGarry. David Altmejd. Ed. Isabel Venero. Bologna: Damiani, 2014.
Kastner, Jeffrey. David Altmejd. Greenwich: Brant Foundation Art Study Center, 2013.
van den Boogaard, Oscar. David Altmejd. Brussels: Xavier Hufkens, 2013.


Altmejd, David, and François Michaud. David Altmejd: Flux. Paris: Paris-Musées, 2014.
ALPHA OMEGA: Works from the Dakis Joannou Collection. Athens: DESTE Foundation, 2010.
Augaitis, Daina. Visceral Bodies. Vancouver: Vancouver Art Gallery, 2010.
Augé, Jean-Louis et al. Hybrides & Chimères: La Conquête d’un Rêve Êveillé. Toulouse: Les Abattoirs, Tarn: Musée Goya de Castres, 2012.
Bélisle, Josée, et al. nothing is lost, nothing is created, everything is transformed: The Québec Triennial 2008.  Montréal: Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal, 2008.
Boris, Stacy. The New Authentics: Artists of the Post-Jewish Generation. Chicago: Spertus Museum, 2007.
Boucher, Mélanie. Intrus/Intruders. Québec: Musée National des Beaux-Arts du Québec, 2008.
Brière, Véronique Bellemare. David Altmejd: Table No. 2. Montréal: Centre des Arts Actuels Skol, 1998.
Calnek, Anthony, et al. The Guggenheim Collection. New York: Guggenheim Museum Publications, 2006.
Cardin, Caroline. Stimuli. Montréal: Maison de la culture Frontenac, 1998.
Cluitmans, Laurie, et al. Lustwarande ’08: Wanderland. Tilburg: Fundament Foundation, 2008.
Cronin, Ray, and Sarah Fillmore, eds. Sobey Art Award 2009. Nova Scotia: Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, 2009.
Crowston, Catherine, Josée Drouin-Brisbois, and Jonathan Shaughnessy. Misled by Nature: Contemporary Art and the Baroque. Ottawa: National Gallery of Canada, 2012.
de Blois, Nathalie. L’écho des Limbes. Montréal: Leonard & Bina Ellen Art Gallery, 2005.
Déry, Louise. Point de chute. Montréal: Galerie de I’Uqam, 2001.
Drouin-Brisebois, Josée. It Is What It Is: Recent Acquisitions of New Canadian Art. Ottawa: National Gallery of Canada, 2010.
Evrengil, Efza, ed. 8th International Istanbul Biennial: Poetic Justice. Istanbul: Istanbul Kultur ve Sanat Vakfi, 2003.
Fibicher, Bernard, ed. Six Feet Under: Autopsy of Our Relation to the Dead. Bielefeld: Kerber, 2006.
Fischer, Urs, and Cassandra MacLeod, eds. Fractured Figure. Athens: DESTE Foundation, 2008.
Fraser, Marie, et al. Zoo. Montréal: Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal / ABC Art Books Canada, 2012.
Girard, Cynthia. David Altmejd: Modèles d’esprit et jardins intérieurs. Montréal: Galerie B-312, 1999.
Golonu, Berin, et al. The Zine Unbound. San Francisco: Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, 2005.
Hollein, Max, and Martina Weinhart, eds. Ideal Worlds: New Romanticism in Contemporary Art. Ostfildern Ruit: Hatje Cantz, 2005.
Humphrey, David. A Brighter Day. New York: James Cohan Gallery, 2006.
Iles, Chrissie, Shamin M. Momin, and Debra Singer. Whitney Biennial 2004. New York: Whitney Museum, 2004.
Núñez-Fernández, Lupe. The Shape of Things to Come: New Sculpture. London: Saatchi Gallery, 2011.
Op de Beeck, Hans. My Little Paradise. Antwerp: Middelheimmuseum, 2013.
Phillips, Lisa, et al. Skin Fruit: Selections from the Dakis Joannou Collection. New York: New Museum, 2010.
Pique, Pascal. Astralis. Paris: Espace Cultural Loius Vuitton, 2014.
Rollin, Pierre-Olivier, Walter Vanhaerents, and Valerie Verhack. Sympathy for the Devil. Tielt: Lannoo Publishers, 2012.
Sauquet, Silvia. David Altmejd: Stages. Barcelona: Fundació La Caixa, 2007.
Scala, Mark W., ed. Fairy Tales, Monsters, and the Genetic Imagination. Nashville: Frist Center for the Visual Arts, 2012.
Scream: 10 artists x 10 writers x 10 scary movies. Miami: The Moore Space, 2004.
Shaughnessy, Jonathan, et al. Builders: Canadian Biennial 2012. Ottawa: National Gallery of Canada, 2012.
Singer, Debra, and Gregory Volk. Night Scented Stock. New York: Marianne Boesky Gallery, 2011.
Spector, Nancy, et al. Collier Schorr: Freeway Balconies. Berlin: Deutsche Guggenheim, 2008.
Storr, Robert. Think with the senses. Feel with the mind. Art in the present tense: La Biennale de Venezia. Venice: Marsilio, 2007.
Vaillant, Alexis, ed. Legende. Paris: Domaine Départemental de Chamarande, Berlin: Sternberg Press, 2008.
Wagner, Frank, et al. The Eighth Square: Gender, Life, and Desire in the Arts since 1960. Ostfildern: Hatje Cantz, 2006.
Zechlin, René, and Ciara Healy, eds. Blake & Sons: Alternative Lifestyles and Mysticism in Contemporary Art. Cork: Lewis Glucksman Gallery, 2006.


Bernshausen, Sara, ed. VI5IONS: 15 Years Deutche + Guggenheim. Frankfurt am Main: Deutsche Bank AG, New York: Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum and Foundation, 2012.
Dalton, Trinie. “David Altmejd Talks About the Warewolf.” Mythtym. Brooklyn, NY: Picture Box, 2008: 150-57.
Driessen, Chris, and Heidi van Mierlo, eds. Wanderlust: Excursions In Contemporary Sculpture. Tilburg: Fundament Foundation, 2008.
Girard, Cynthia. Le Soleil et l’Electron. Montréal: Triptyque, 2004.
Guilmot, Marion. Emporte-Moi!: Sweep Me Off My Feet. Québec: Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec,  2009.
Holzwarth, Hans Werner, ed. Art Now: Volume 3. Berlin: Taschen, 2008.
Holzwarth, Hans Werner, ed. Art Now: Volume 4. Berlin: Taschen, 2013.
Klanten, Robert, and Sven Ehmann, eds. Hidden Track, How Visual Culture Is Going Places. Berlin: Die Gestalten Verlag, 2005.
Koons, Jeff. Skin Fruit: A View of a Collection. Athens: DESTE Foundation for Contemporary Art, 2012.
McCormack, Derek. The Show that Smells. Toronto: ECW Press, 2008.
McCormack, Derek. The Show that Smells. New York: Akashic Books, 2009.
Prentnieks, Anne, Jason Kotara ed. David Altmejd: The Flux and the Puddle. New York, NY: David Altmejd Studio, 2015.
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Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto
Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY
Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas
Galerie de L’UQAM, Montréal
Israel Museum, Jerusalem
K11 Art Foundation, Hong Kong
Les Abattoirs, Toulouse
Long Museum, Shanghai
Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal
Musée d'art moderne de la Ville de Paris
Musée d’art moderne Grand-Duc Jean (MUDAM), Luxembourg
Musée des beaux-arts de Montréal
Musée des beaux-arts du Québec
Museum of Contemporary Art, Denver
Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles
National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa
Royal Museum of Fine Arts of Belgium, Brussels
Sishang Art Museum, Beijing
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York
Whitney Museum, New York

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David Altmejd

June 20 – September 13, 2015
Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal, Canada

David Altmejd's first French retrospective, FLUX, travels to Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal, Canada 

David Altmejd

October 10, 2014 – February 1, 2015
Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, Paris, France

David Altmejd

February 1 – March 8, 2014
Main Gallery

Opening reception: January 31, 6-8 pm

David Altmejd, Liz Deschenes, Erik Wysocan

May 19 – June 30, 2012
Gallery 2

The Dining Room Show

David Altmejd, Nigel Cooke, Francis Upritchard
and an outdoor sculpture project by Sean Landers
July 21 – 23, 2006
Amagansett, Long Island


David Altmejd

Text by Robert Hobbs; additional contributions by Trinie Dalton, Christopher Glazek, and Kevin McGarry

David Altmejd is known for his intricate and highly worked room-size installations and sculptures. Seamlessly moving between a variety of aesthetic modes – from an almost ascetic minimalism in works employing plaster and mirror to works teeming with accumulations of crystals, gold chain, thread, taxidermied birds and animals, among other objects -- Altmejd’s work offers beautifully wrought meditations on the cycles of life and death, interiority and exteriority, sexuality, and spirituality. In the most comprehensive consideration of the artist’s work to date, the volume includes four essays by a range of writers, who by providing different entry points to Altmejd’s art, animate and engage the rich and diverse ideas that characterize his important practice.  

The full range of Altmejd’s nearly 20 years of work is featured in the book, from his earliest work--where the vast aesthetic vocabulary he has evolved over the years took shape--to his most recent series. Organized roughly chronologically, with an extensive art historical essay by Robert Hobbs as well as pithy contributions from the other esteemed writers forming the connective tissue between expansive sections of color plates, one can trace the many through-lines that the artist has developed and reworked during his career. The book affords a close and intimate view of the inspired and wholly unique work that brought him to prominence in the early 2000s, while also providing a sense of the breadth and scope of his polymath-like creativity and inventiveness in work less well-known or chronicled.

Edited by Isabel Venero
Format: Hardcover
9.5 x 11.75 inches / 384 pages
Language: English
Publisher: Damiani


Trinie Dalton is a writer of fiction and short stories, as well as being an accomplished art writer. Wide Eyed (Akashic), Sweet Tomb (Madras Press), and A Unicorn Is Born (Abrams) are works of fiction. Dear New Girl or Whatever Your Name Is (McSweeney’s) and Mythtym (Picturebox) are compilations of art writing. She has written articles for venues such as Bookforum, Paper, Purple, Arthur, The Believer, and Bomb. She teaches book/arts and writing at Pratt and NYU, and is on the MFA Fiction faculty at Vermont College of Fine Arts.

Christopher Glazek is a writer living in Los Angeles and the founder of the Yale AIDS Memorial Project. His essays focus on a range of social and cultural issues. Recent work has attended to complex problems such as the incarceration crisis, HIV/AIDS, credentialism, and student debt, in addition to critical writing devoted to art, film, literature, and music. His work has appeared in Artforum, the literary journal N+1, New York Magazine, The London Review of Books, and NewYorker.com, among other publications.

Robert Hobbs is an art historian at Virginia Commonwealth University, where he has held Rhoda Thalhimer Endowed Chair since 1991. He has also been a visiting professor at Yale University since 2004. Recognized as a scholar, teacher, and curator, Hobbs specializes in both late modern and post-modern art. He has published widely and has curated dozens of exhibitions at important institutions in the U.S. and abroad. His publications include monographs on Milton Avery, Alice Aycock, Edward Hopper, Lee Krasner, Mark Lombardi, Robert Smithson, and Kara Walker, and he has also written on Hernan Bas, Keith Haring, Jonathan Lasker, Mark Lindquist, Malcolm Morley, Neo Rauch, Andres Serrano, Yinka Shonibare, James Siena, Meredyth Sparks, and John Wesley.

Kevin McGarry is a writer, editor, and curator. He writes the contemporary art column “Out There” for T: The New York Times Style Magazine, is the art editor for V Magazine, and reviews exhibitions for Art Agenda and Artforum.com. He was the editor of the first monograph on Ryan Trecartin (Skira Rizzoli) and contributed to the major monograph on Yayoi Kusama published in 2012 (Rizzoli). He is a co-programmer of Migrating Forms, an annual festival of artists’ film and video at Anthology Film Archives, and in 2013, was the film curator for MoMA PS 1’s “Expo 1.”

David Altmejd

text by Oscar Van den Boogaard

Published by Xavier Hufkens, Brussels, on the occassion of David Altmejd's 2013 exhibtion at the gallery.

ISBN 978-94-91245-05-3

David Altmejd: The Index

by Louise Déry

2007, 72 p., hardcover
Col. ill., 22 x 28,5 cm
© David Altmejd, Louise Déry and Galerie de l’UQAM
ISBN 978-2-920325-18-0

This publication accompanies the exhibition David Altmejd: The Index, organized by the Galerie de l’UQAM and presented in the Canadian Pavilion at the 2007 Venice Biennale. The catalogue includes an essay by Louise Déry about The Index, and The Giant 2. Its title refers to the principle of collection and of the diversity of species, to their classification, their organization into a dynamic avifauna, where an internal equilibrium ensures the perpetuity of the system, which somehow suggests a symbolic architectural modelling of life. This publication won an award in the 2008 Grafika competition.

Français / English / Italiano

David Altmejd

by Louise Déry

2006, 112 p., hardcover
Col. ill., 21,5 x 27 cm
© David Altmejd, Louise Déry and Galerie de l’UQAM
ISBN 2-920325-95-7
ISBN 978-2-920325-95-1

This publication is the first monograph dedicated to David Altmejd. It provides extensive visual documentation, particularly on the work The University 2, exhibited at Andrea Rosen Gallery in 2004 and acquired by the Guggenheim Museum in New York. The essay by Louise Déry surveys ten years of work and examines the major aspects of the artist’s research and of his oeuvre. This book was published to coincide with the travelling exhibition David Altmejd, organized by the Galerie de l’UQAM in 2007 and presented in Montreal (Galerie de l’UQAM), Oakville (Oakville Galleries) and Calgary (Illingworth Kerr Gallery, Alberta College of Art + Design).

Français / English



David Altmejd and Friedrich Kunath at the Kunsthal KAdE

September 22, 2016

The Kunsthal KAdE is presenting an exhibition of work by David Altmejd and Friedrich Kunath. Entitled 'Self-Fiction' and curated by Robbert Roos, the exhibition is on view from September 24, 2016 - January 1, 2017.  Please visit the museum website for more information.

Kunsthal KAdE
Eemplein 77
3812 EA Amersfoort (Eemhuis)

David Altmejd at the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec, Quebec

June 14, 2016

David Altmejd's seminal The Flux and the Puddle will be on long-term view from June 24, 2016 at the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec.

Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec
National Battlefields Park
Québec City QC G1R 5H3

David Altmejd collaborates with Yeasayer

April 12, 2016

A behind-the-scenes look into David Altmejd's collaboration with Yeasayer on their album Amen & Goodbye.

David Altmejd at the Royal Museums of Fine Arts, Belgium

March 18, 2016

David Altmejd's The Giants will be on view from March 18 - August 21, 2016 at the Royal Museum of Fine Arts of Belgium. 

For more information on the exhibition, please click here.

Artforum.com Picks: David Altmejd

February 24, 2014

Anne Prentnieks reviews David Altmejd's Andrea Rosen Gallery exhibition Juices, now on view through March 8.

Robert Hobbs; additional contributions by Trinie Dalton, Christopher Glazek, and Kevin McGarry
Published by Damiani
9.5 x 11.75 inches, 384 pages
To be released March 2014