Adrian Schindler

Adrian Schindler


Adrian Schindler is an artist based in Madrid.


Adrian holds an MA from the postgraduate programme Art in Context at the Universität der Künste Berlin (2015), a MFA from the École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts de Paris (2012) and studied performance at the Columbia College and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (2011). Since 2017, Adrian has taken part in the Research Platform and Doctoral Practice in Arts, a roaming group of art researchers hosted by different institutions in Geneva (MAMCO, Société des Arts de Genève, Musée Ariana).

His practice deals with the link between historical events, cultural production and state ideology, with an emphasis on their effects on subjectivities. Through collaborations and a performative research methodology (reading groups, round tables, meetings) he develops forms structured by writing, be they performances, video installations or publications. 

Adrian contributed towards the FEED FORWARD panel in discussion about cooperation and practices developing between Europe, UK and Morocco. Empathy & Risk hosted Adrian in his performance “Spectres of Morocco” in its London space.

Adrian has exhibited in MACBA, Barcelona (2021), Green Parrot, Barcelona (2021), Cruce, Madrid (2021), El Born CCM, Barcelona (2019), La Grande Halle de La Villette, Paris (2018), La Capella, Barcelona (2017), Can Felipa, Barcelona (2017), Studiolo, Berlin (2015), Salon Mutlu, Berlin (2014), Analix Forever Gallery, Paris (2013), Le Centquatre, Paris (2013) among others. 

Performances and lectures include Fabra i Coats Centre d’art contemporani, Barcelona (2021), Centre d’art Le Lait, Albi (2020), Arxiu Nacional de Catalunya, Sant Cugat (2020), Collège des Bernardins, Paris (2019_with Romain Trinquand), Mahal Art Space, Tangier (2019), One Gee In Fog, Geneva (2019), La Comédie, Reims (2018), FRAC Champagne-Ardenne (2017), Beaux-Arts de Paris (2016), Ludwig Forum, Aachen (2014). 

Adrian has been resident at Château Nour, Brussels (2020), Casa de Velázquez, Madrid (2019), Superdeals, Brussels (2018), L’Estruch, Sabadell (2018), Le Centquatre, Paris (2014-15), ZK/U, Berlin (2012-13). In 2017, he published the book “Itineraries and Detours of a Migrating Monument” with the publishing house AKV Berlin, co-produced by the FRAC Champagne-Ardenne.