Warhol Lecture Series

Adam Pendleton


Adam Pendleton (American, b. 1984) examines his practice in relation to Andy Warhol. Pendleton is a New York-based artist known for creating works animated by what he calls “Black Dada,” a critical articulation of blackness, abstraction, and the avant-garde. Drawing from an archive of language and images, Pendleton makes conceptually rigorous and formally inventive paintings, collages, videos, and installations that insert his work into broader conversations about history and contemporary culture.


Pendleton has been the subject of solo exhibitions across the United States and abroad, at institutions including Kunstverein, Amsterdam; the Kitchen, New York; Kunst-Werke Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin; Baltimore Museum of Art; and MIT List Visual Arts Center, Cambridge. His 2016 solo exhibition Becoming Imperceptible was organized by the Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans, and traveled to the Museum of Contemporary Art, Denver, before closing at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Cleveland. Pendleton’s work has been included in group exhibitions at Detroit Institute of Arts; Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; the Jewish Museum, New York; Moderna Museet, Malmö, the Studio Museum in Harlem, New York; the Museum of Modern Art, New York; and the New Museum, New York; among others.


Presented in association with the exhibition Andy Warhol—From A to B and Back Again, this lecture series will highlight various aspects of Warhol’s production across the entirety of his career.


Andy Warhol—From A to B and Back Again was organized by the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York.


Sponsored by Sotheby’s

Adam Pendleton. Black Dada (D), 2017-2018. Silkscreen ink on canvas, overall: 96 x 76 x 1 1/2 inches; each panel: 48 x 76 x 1 1/2 inches. Art Institute of Chicago. Promised Gift of Andrea and James Gordon. © 2017-2018