Type A

Type A is the collaboration of Adam Ames and Andrew Bordwin.

1969 Adam Ames, born New York, NY

1964 Andrew Bordwin, born Framingham, MA

Type A is based in New York City.

 

Solo Exhibitions

2012              

Target (Red, White & Blue)

On The Wall, Monique Meloche, Chicago, IL

Barrier

Herbert F. Johnson Museum Of Art, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY

Guarded

MCA Denver, Denver, CO

2011                 

Barrier and Trigger

The Aldrich Museum Of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield, CT

2010                  

Barrier

DeCordova Sculpture Park + Museum, Lincoln, MA

2009                      

Ruled

Goff + Rosenthal, New York, NY

Barrier

The Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore College Saratoga Springs, NY

 2007                       

Media Test Wall: Type A

MIT List Visual Arts Center, Cambridge, MA

 2006                       

Artist’s Project: Type A

Addison Gallery Of American Art, Andover, MA

Contender

Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum, Santa Barbara, CA

 2005                        

Curtain Call

Sandroni Rey (Project Space), Los Angeles, CA

Type A, USA

livingroom D lyx, Malmö, Sweden

The Black Box

Selected by Anne Ellegood, Omar López-Chahoud & Shamim Momin ARCO, Madrid, Spain

2004                       

Push

Sara Meltzer Gallery, New York, NY

Type A: Spittakes and Selected Videos

Second Street Gallery, Charlottesville, VA

Damage

Sara Meltzer Gallery, New York, NY

2003  

Mark/Point/Stand

Sara Meltzer Gallery, New York, NY

2002    

The Pre-Career Retrospective

California State University, Luckman Fine Art Complex, Los Angeles, CA (Catalog)

Insertions

Ten in One Gallery, New York, NY

2000    

Roadhouse

Ten in One Gallery, New York, NY

Breathe

Ten in One Gallery (sideshow), New York, NY

Group Exhibitions

2012    

Let’s Get Physical

Place, Portland, OR

2011   

Being American

Visual Arts Gallery, New York, NY

Bodily Choreography

Zacheta National Galley of Art, Warsaw, Poland

cartoGraphic

Larissa Goldston Gallery, New York, NY

White Sale

Loretta Howard Gallery, New York, NY

2010    

Framed

Indianapolis Museum Of Art, Indianapolis, IN

100 Acres: The Virginia B. Fairbanks Art & Nature Park

Indianapolis Museum Of Art, Indianapolis, IN

2009    

Rip Off

Armand Bartos Gallery, New York, NY

Endurance

Abington Arts Center, Jenkintown, PA

2008    

Ashes For Breakfast

Goff + Rosenthal, New York, NY

IN>TIME

Performance Series Curated by Mark Jeffery + Sara Schnadt Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago, IL 

2007  

Merit Badge 2

Organized by Jason Middlebrook Rockland County Museum Of Art, Rockland, NY

What’s Your Hobby

Curated by Beth De Woody The Fireplace Project, East Hampton, NY 

2006    

Armed

Curated by Nadine Wasserman and Rachel Seligman

Mandeville Gallery at the Nott Memorial, Union College, Schenectady, NY (Catalog)

New York Video Festival

Film Society Of Lincoln Center, New York, NY

Strange Instrument

3rd Ward, Brooklyn, NY

Prevailing Climate

Sara Meltzer Gallery, New York, NY

Out Of Context

Art Omi, Ghent, NY

Iron Artist

Organized by Matt Freedman, Sina Najafi and Colby Chamberlain P.S.1, Long Island City, NY (Catalog)

In Focus: 75 Years Of Collecting American Photography

Addison Gallery Of American Art, Andover, MA

Welcome Home

Sara Meltzer Gallery, New York, NY

2005    

Skirting the Line: Conceptual Drawing

Curated by Katie Johnson Richard E. Peeler Art Center, DePauw University, Greencastle, IN

New Tapestries

Sara Meltzer Gallery, New York, NY

Sport

Socrates Sculpture Park, Long Island City, NY

Merit Badge

Organized by Jason Middlebrook Craryville, NY

Dating Data

Josée Bienvenu Gallery, New York, NY

Regarding Clementine

Clementine Gallery, New York, NY

Special

Kustera Tilton Gallery, New York, NY

The Voting Booth Project

Parsons Gallery, New York, NY

Beginning Here: 101 Ways

Visual Arts Gallery, New York, NY

2004    

Will Boys Be Boys?

Curated By Shamim Momin for Independent Curators International The Salina Arts Center, Salina KS Museum of Contemporary Art, Denver, CO Herbert F. Johnson Museum Of Art, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY The Gulf Coast Museum Of Art, Largo, FL

Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis, IN

Plum TV

Curated by Yvonne Force

Screwball

Vox Populi, Philadelphia, PA

The Squared Circle: Boxing In Contemporary Art

Curated by Olukemi Ilesanmi Walker Arts Center, Minneapolis, MN (Catalog)

The World’s A Mess, It’s In My Kiss

Debs & Co., New York, NY

2002    

Time Share

Sara Meltzer Gallery, New York, NY

Dangerous Beauty

Curated by Pearl Gluck The Jewish Community Center, New York, NY

2001    

Chelsea Rising

Curated by David Rubin Contemporary Art Center New Orleans, New Orleans, LA (Catalog)

Tent

Centrum Beeldende Kunst, Rotterdam, NL

Good Humor

ECP, New York, NY Pollux, Berlin, Germany

Freestanding

Beaver College Art Gallery, Glenside. PA

From Steel To Flesh

Curated by Lisa Wainright IUN Gallery for Contemporary Art, Indiana University Northwest, Gary, IN

Selections From Art In General: A Program of Short Video Works

Instituto Cubano del Arte e Industria Cinematográficos, Havana, Cuba

Video Marathon

Art In General, New York, NY

Never Never Land

Curated by Omar López-Chahoud Florida Atlantic University Gallery, Boca Raton, FL

2000  

Balls

James Cohan Gallery, New York, NY

Game On

Sara Meltzer Gallery, New York, NY (Catalog)

Achieving Failure

Curated by Bill Arning Thread Waxing Space, New York, NY Cleveland Center For Contemporary Art, Cleveland, OH

“Representing:” A Show Of Identities

Curated by Katherine Gass & Ingrid Schaffner The Parrish Art Museum, Southampton, NY

Making Time

Curated by Amy Cappellazzo Institute Of Contemporary Art, Palm Beach, FLA Armand Hammer Museum, University Of California, Los Angeles, CA (Catalog)

The Standard Projection: 24/7

Curated by Yvonne Force The Standard Hotel, Los Angeles, CA

1999    

Manly

Curated by Grady T. Turner Art In General, New York, NY

New Media Space

Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY

International Photography Biennale

Centro de la Imagen, Mexico City, Mexico (Catalog)

1999    

Zapping Zone

Galerie Hubert Winter, Vienna, Austria

Frequent Flyer

Recent Short Video Works from New York & Los Angeles, New York, NY

Hang Time

Curated by Debra Singer and Lauren Ross White Columns, New York, NY (Catalog)

Luster

Henry Urbach Architecture Gallery, New York, NY

I’m The Boss Of Myself

Sara meltzer’s on view..., New York, NY (Catalog)

Three Suitcases

Curated by Laurie De Chiara & Omar López-Chahoud Art & Idea, Mexico City, Mexico

Paradise 8

Selected by Henry Urbach, Exit Art/The First World, New York, NY

International Juried Show

Selected by Lisa Dennison New Jersey Center for Visual Arts, Summit, NJ

1998    

5th Annual Gramercy International Contemporary Art Fair

Henry Urbach Architecture, Chateau Marmont, Los Angeles, CA

The Selective Eye

Anne Reed Gallery, Sun Valley, ID

TwoMANYTwo

Presented by MANY, Musicians & Artists in New York, DCTV, New York, NY

Recursion

Flipside Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

Scope 1

Curated by Pip Day Artists Space, New York, NY

Bibliography

2012    

Small, Rachel. “Banned TSA Items as Art at Museum of Contemporary Art in Denver.” The Daily Beast. March 2012. www.thedailybeast.com/

2011    

Loos, Ted. “A Curator With a Penchant for the Collective.” New York Times. March 17, 2011: F4. Sheets, Hilarie M. “Dynamic Duo.” ARTnews. February 2011: 86-92.

2010  

“Don’t Miss: Nov. 6-12.” Wall Street Journal. November 6, 2010. Porter, Brooke. “The List-Indianapolis.” Go. October 2010: 9-10. Betsky, Aaron. “100 Acres at the Indianapolis Museum of Art.” The Architect’s Newspaper. 8.18.10. Lopez, Ruth. “What’s On.” The Art Newspaper. July-August 2010. Weinberg, Lauren. “Indy 100.” Time Out Chicago. Issue 278. June 24-30, 2010.

2010    

Dobrzynski, Judith H. “Art and Nature, Hand in Hand.” Wall Street Journal. June 23, 2010. Lindquist. David. “Indy’s new art park....” indy.com. June 20, 2010. Thibodeaux, Julianna. “IMA’s Art & Nature Park.” NUVO. June 16, 2010: 14-20. Litt, Steven. “Please Touch.” ARTnews. June 2010.                                             Sheets, Hilarie M. “100 Acres to Roam, No Restrictions.” New York Times. June 13, 2010: Arts 22. Neil, Jonathan T.D. “100 Acres.” ArtReview. June 2010: 102-104.

2009

Sheets, Hilarie M. “Serious Play.” Art In America. November 2009: 176-183

2008

Hoppe, David. “Art, nature and change at the IMA.” NUVO. August 6, 2008. www.nuvo.net/

2007

Reverend Jen, “Diary Of An Art Star.” Artnet. www.artnet.com Bjornland, Karen. “Loaded With Symbolism.” The Daily Gazette. January 18, 2007: D1

2006

Wasserman, Nadine and Rachel Seligman. “Armed.” Catalog. October 2007. Kane, Tim. “’Armed’ And Whimsical, Not Dangerous.” Times Union. December 10, 2006. Masters, H.G. “Art In The City: Fun With Dairy.” The L Magazine. www.thelmagazine.com Chan, Sewell. "On Your Mark, Get Set, Create Something Arty." New York Times. June 12, 2006: E1. Pollack, Barbara. “Iron Artist: Type A.” Catalog. June 10, 2006. Bennett, Lennie. “Boys To Me.” St. Petersburg Times. May 21, 2006. Comingore, Amy. “Stand By Your Man.” Daily Nexus Online. Jan. 19, 2006. Freedenberg, Molly. “Making Fun Of Manliness.” The Santa Barbara Independent. March 16, 2006

2005

Ross, Lauren. “Dating Data.” Art On Paper. May/June 2005: 28-29 ”AAAB/200(c) 7/28/04.” Harper’s. February 2005: 25.

2004

Schwendener, Martha. "Type A." Time Out New York. November 18-24, 2004: 84. Jana, Reena. “Push And Pull.” Art On Paper. September 2004: 28-29 Pollack, Barbara. “The Elephant In The Room.” Art News. September 2004: 118-119 Harvey, Doug. “Ranking the Museums.” LA Weekly, January 1, 2004.

2003

Ostrower, Jessica. “Type A at Sara Meltzer.” Art In America. December 2003: 102-103. Ilesanmi, Olukemi. “The Squared Circle: Boxing In Contemporary Art.” Catalog. July 2003. Krenz, Marcel. "Type A: Mark/Point/Stand." Contemporary No. 50. 2003. Pollack, Barbara. "Type A: Mark/Point/Stand." Time Out New York. April 3-10, 2003: 57. Levin, Kim. "Voice Choices." The Village Voice. April 2-8, 2003. "Critics' Picks." Time Out New York. March 20-27, 2003: 85. Levin, Kim. "Spring Arts Preview." Village Voice. March 5-11, 2003: 76.

2002

Arning, Bill. “Type A: The Pre-Career Retrospective.” Catalog. November 2002. Garcia, Sandra. "New York ‘Type A’ Guys Display Art In Luckman." University Times. December 5 2002. Schwendener, Martha. “Type A.” Artforum. April 2002: 139-140. Speh, Scott. “Type A At Ten in One.” Fucking Good Art. April 2002. Number Ten.

2001

“Type A.” (t)here. Issue 5. 2001. Brookhardt, D. Eric. “Been There, Viewed That.” Gambit Weekly. February 27, 2001: 26. Rubin, David. “Chelsea Rising.” Catalog. March 2001. Knight, Christopher. “The Complex Art Of Capturing Random Moments.” Los Angeles Times.February 17, 2001: F1. Harvey, Doug. “About Time.” LA Weekly. February 16-22, 2001: 33. Lunenfeld, Peter. “Urine Nation.” Artext. February-April 2001. Issue No. 72: 36.

2000

Schwan, Gary. “‘Never Never Land’ Is No Disney Utopia.” The Palm Beach Post. November 19, 2000. Cotter, Holland. “Innovators Burst Onstage One (Ka-pow!) At A Time.” The New York Times. November 10, 2000: E34. Levin, Kim. “Voice Choices.” Village Voice. November 7, 2000: 103. “Balls.” The New Yorker. August 14, 2000: 13. Levin, Kim. “Voice Choices.” Village Voice. August 1, 2000. Johnson, Ken. “Game On.” Art Guide. The New York Times. July 14, 2000: E30. Griffin, Tim. “Game On.” Time Out New York. July 6-13, 2000. Issue No. 250: 62. Turner, Grady T. “Aperto New York.” Flash Art. Vol. XXXIII, No. 213. Summer 2000: 57-60. Porter, Jenelle & Conny Purtill. “Game On.” Catalog. June 2000. Robinson, Frank. “Weekend Update.” Artnet. www.artnet.com/Magazine/reviews/robinson/robinson3-30-00.asp Schwan, Gary. “A Thoughtful Debut: Museum’s First Show Looks At Film, Video & Time.” Palm Beach Post. March 12, 2000. “Manly.” The New Yorker. February 21 & 28, 2000: 50.

2000    

Arning, Bill. “Out To Stud.” Time Out New York. February 17-24, 2000. Issue No. 230: 58. Cappellazzo, Amy. “Making Time.” Catalog. March 2000.

1999    

Santamarina, Guillermo. “International Photography Biennale.” Catalog. September 1999. Gavilan, Ana Isabel Perez. “Three Suitcases.” Art Nexus. November-January 2000. No.34. Arning, Bill. “Hang Time.” Time Out New York. July 29-Aug 5, 1999. Issue no. 201: 51. Caniglia, Julie. “Hang Time.” Sidewalk.com. July 1999.

Johnson, Ken. “Hang Time.” Art Guide. The New York Times. July 23, 1999: E36. Singer, Debra & Lauren Ross. “Hang Time.” Catalog. June 1999. Cappellazzo, Amy. “I’m The Boss Of Myself.” Catalog. May 1999.

Collections

Addison Gallery of American Art

Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art

Indianapolis Museum of Art

The Israel Museum

The Alexander Hotel

Residencies

2005-6    

Edward E. Elson Artists-in-Residence

Addison Gallery Of American Art, Andover, MA

Education

Ames

1997    

School Of Visual Arts

New York, NY, MFA Photography and Related Media

1994  

International Center Of Photography

New York, NY, General Studies in Photography

1991    

University Of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, PA, BA Communications

Bordwin:

1987   

New York University

New York, NY, BA Classical Civilization, BFA Photography