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


2001     MA Fine Art, Columbia University, New York, NY, USA
1998     BA Fine Art, Université du Québec à Montréal, Montréal, QC, Canada

Solo Exhibitions

Magic Loop, Stuart Shave/Modern Art, London

The Vessel, Glenbow, Calgary, Canada

Self Fiction, two-person show with Friedrich Kunath, Kunsthal KAdE, Amersfoort, Netherlands
Giants, Museum of Fine Arts Belgium, Brussels, Belgium
L’Air, Xavier Hufkens, Brussels, Belgium

Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebæk, Denmark
Galerie Rene Blouin, Montreal, QC, Canada
Faces, Stuart Shave/Modern Art, London
Flux, MUDAM Luxembourg, Musée d’Art Moderne Grand-Duc Jean, Luxembourg, Luxembourg, traveled to Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal, Montréal, QC, Canada

Flux, Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, Paris, France
Juices, Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York, NY, USA

Xavier Hufkens, Brussels, Belgium

The Orbit, MOCA Cleveland, Cleveland, OH, USA
Stuart Shave/Modern Art, London

Brant Foundation Art Study Centre, Greenwich, CT, USA
Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York, NY, USA
Conte Crepuscularie (Twilight Tale), performance with Pierre Lapointe, Galerie de l’UQAM, Montréal, QC, Canada

Le Guide, Xavier Hufkens, Brussels, Belgium
Colossi, Vanhaerents Art Collection, Brussels, Belgium

Le Magasin, Centre National d’Art Contemporain de Grenoble, Grenoble, France
Les Abbatoirs, curated by Pascal Pique, Toulouse, France

Stuart Shave/Modern Art, London
Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York, NY, USA
Gallery MET at the Metropolitan Opera House, New York, NY, USA

The Index, Canada Pavilion, 52nd Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy
David Altmejd, Stages, Fundació "la Caixa", Barcelona, Spain
Museum of Contemporary Art, Denver, CO, USA
David Altmejd: Métamorphose/Metamorphosis, curated by Louise Déry, Oakville Galleries in Gairloch Gardens, Oakville, travelling to Galerie de l’UQAM, Montréal, Canada; Illingworth Kerr Gallery, Alberta, Canada

Stuart Shave/Modern Art, London

Xavier Hufkens, Brussels, Belgium

Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York, NY, USA

Galerie Optica, Montréal, QC, Canada
Sarah Altmejd, Galerie SKOL, Montréal, QC, Canada

Clear Structures for a New Generation, Ten in One Gallery, New York, NY, USA

Modèles d’esprit et jardins intérieurs, Galerie B-312, Montréal, QC, Canada

Jennifer, Galerie Clark, Montréal, QC, Canada
Table n°2, Galerie SKOL, Montréal, QC, Canada

Selected Group Exhibitions

NGV Triennial, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia
Private Choices, Centrale for Contemporary Art, Brussels, Belgium
Voyage d'Hiver, Palace of Versailles, Versailles, France
Magritte, Broodthaers & l’art contemporain, Musée Magritte, Brussels, Belgium
Dream Machines, James Cohan Gallery, New York, NY, USA
Mirror Mirror, MUDAC, Lausanne, Switzerland

In Search of The Present, EMMA, Espoo, Finland
From Here To Eternity
, La Maison Particulière, Brussels, Belgium
Theories of Modern Art, Stuart Shave/Modern Art, London
Human Figure, The Riva Project, Charles Riva Collection, Brussels, Belgium
Solid Liquids - Internationale Tendenzen der Skulptur in der Gegenwartskunst, Kunsthalle Münster, Münster, Germany
A Material Legacy: The Nancy A. Nasher and David J. Haemisegger Collection of Contemporary Art, Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University, Durham, NC, USA

2050. A Brief History of The Future, The Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium, Brussels, Belgium
Possible Collection, Honolulu, Zürich, Switzerland
Rock Hound Swap Meet, Junior Projects, New York, NY, USA
Rêve Caverne, Château-Musée, Tournon-sur-Rhône, France

The Grace of a Gesture: Fifty Years of Gifts, Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal, Montréal, Canada
Love Story - Anne & Wolfgang Titze Collection, Belvedere Museum, Vienna, Austria
Hybrids, Galerie Sophie Scheidecker, Paris, France
Man in the Mirror, Vanhaerents Art Collection, Brussels, Belgium
Lone Tree, Marlborough Chelsea, London, UK
Homecoming, Galerie Division, Montréal, QC, Canada
Elevated: Contemporary Art in the AGO Tower, The Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Canada
Astralis, Espace Culturel Louis Vuitton, Paris, France
Misled by Nature, Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art, Toronto, Canada
States of mind, Maison Particulière, Brussels, Belgium
David Altmejd, Roni Horn, Didier Vermeiren, Danh Vo, Xavier Hufkens, Brussels, Belgium
The Body Metonymic, Oakland University Art Gallery, Rochester, MI, USA

Science of Dreams, The Arsenal Montréal, Montréal, Canada
À mes amies les licornes, Parisian Laundry, Montréal, Canada
Jew York, Zach Feuer Gallery, UNTITLED, New York, NY, USA
The System of Objects, Deste Foundation, Athens, Greece
My Little Paradise, curated by Hans Op de Beeck and Sara Weyns, Middelheim Museum, Antwerp, Belgium
Theatrical Gestures, Herzliya Museum of Contemporary Art, Herzliya, Israel

La Belle et la Bête, L'Institut Culturel Bernard Magrez, Bordeaux, France
Builders: Canadian Biennial 2012, National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, ON, Canada
Inside Out and from the Ground Up, MOCA Cleveland, Cleveland, OH, USA
Misled by Nature, The Art Gallery of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada; travels to Museum of Canadian Contemporary Art, Toronto, Canada; Winnipeg Art Gallery, Winnipeg, Canada
Zoo, curated by Marie Fraser, Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal, Montréal, QC, Canada
Fairy Tales, Monsters and the Genetic Imagination, curated by Mark Scala, First Centre for the Visual Arts, Nashville, TN, USA; travels to Art Gallery of Winnipeg, MB; Glenbow Museum, Calgary, AB, Canada
Figury/Figures, curated by Agnieszka Tarasiuk and Fabio Cavalluci, Centre for Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw, Poland
Hybrides & Chimères: La Conquête d'un Rêve Êveillé, Musée Goya de Castres, Tarn, France
Pothole, Salon 94 Bowery, New York, NY, USA

Mondes inventés, Mondes habités (Invented Worlds, Inhabited Worlds), Mudam Luxembourg, Luxembourg
Der Traum vom Fliegen - The Art of Flying, Haus Der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin, Germany
Barroco Nova, Site 3: The Fold and Possible Worlds, Museum London, London, ON, Canada
HabiteR/Collection Frac Midi-Pyrénées, Les Abattoirs, Toulouse, France
Night Scented Stock, Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York, NY, USA
The House Without the Door, David Zwirner, New York, NY, USA
Everything You Can Imagine is Real, Xavier Hufkens, Brussels, Belgium
The Shape of Things to Come: New Sculpture, Saatchi Gallery, London

It is What it is, Recent Acquisitions of New Canadian Art, National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Canada
Performance/Art, Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, TX, USA
Sweep Me Off My Feet, Musee D’Art Contemporain du Val-de-Marne, Vitry-sur-Seine, France
Skin Fruit: Selections from the Dakis Joannou Collection, curated by Jeff Koons, New Museum, New York, NY, USA
Contemplating the Void: Interventions in the Guggenheim Museum Rotunda, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY, USA
Ten Years Permanent Collection, Les Abattoirs, France
The Visceral Body, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, Canada
The Lovers, Musée de’art contemporain du Val de Marne, France
Surrealist Conspiracy, High Museum of Art, Wieland Pavilion Skyway Galleries, Atlanta, GA, USA
ALPHA OMEGA: Works from the Dakis Joannou Collection, DESTE Foundation for Contemporary Art, Athens, Greece

Between Spaces, curated by Tim Goossens and Kate McNamara, P.S. 1 Contemporary Art Center, New York, NY, USA
Dream Time, Caves, contemporary art and transhistory, Les Abbatoirs & The mas d’Azil cave, Toulouse, France
Le Song D’un Poete, Frac des Pays de la Loire, Nantes, France
Saint-Nazaire Biennale, Nantes, France
Collection: MOCA’s First 30 Years, The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA, USA
Emporte-moi/Sweep-me off my Feet, curated by Nathalie de Blois and Frank Lamy, Museée national des beaux arts du Québec, QC, Canada

Liverpool Biennale, Tate Liverpool, Liverpool
Lustwarande 08 – Wanderland, De Oude Warande, Tilburg, The Netherlands
Freeway Balconies, Curated by Collier Schorr, Deutsche Guggenheim, Berlin, Germany
Legende, Domaine de Chamarande, Chamarande, France
Installations: Selection from the Guggenheim Collections, Guggenheim Bilbao, Bilbao, Spain
Six Feet Under: Autopsy of Our Relation to the Dead, Kunstmuseum Bern, Bern, travelling to: The Rose Art Museum of Brandeis University, Waltham, MA, USA
Second Thoughts, Hessel Museum of Art & CCS Galleries, Annadale-on-Hudson, New York, NY, USA
Intrus/Intruders, Musée National des Beaux-Arts du Québec (Triennial), Québec, QC, Canada
Québec Triennial, Musée D’Art Contemporain de Montréal, Montréal, QC, Canada
Without Walls, Museum 52, New York, NY, USA
Art Gallery of Toronto (AGO), Toronto, Canada

Effigies, Stuart Shave/Modern Art, London
Fractured Figure, Deste Foundation, Athens, Greece
Disorder in the House, Walter Vanhaerents Collection, Brussels, Belgium
Star Power: Museum as Body Electric, MCA Denver, CO, USA
The New Authentics, Spertus Museum, Chicago, IL, USA
To Build A Fire, Rivington Arms, New York, NY, USA
David Altmejd, Renate Anger, and Eric Cameron, Birch Libralato, Toronto, Canada
The New Authentics: Artists of the Post-Jewish Generation, Spertus Museum, Chicago, IL, USA, travelling to: The Rose Art Museum of Brandeis University, Waltham, MA, USA

Six Feet Under: Autopsy of Our Dealing With the Dead, Kunstmuseum Bern, Berne, Switzerland
The Eighth Square, Museum Ludwig, Cologne, Germany
The Guggenheim Collection, Kunsthalle Bonn, Bonn, Germany
The Dining Room, Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York, NY, USA
A Brighter Day, James Cohan Gallery, New York, NY, USA

Ideal Worlds. New Romanticism in Contemporary Art, Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt, Frankfurt, Germany
The The, Stuart Shave/Modern Art, London
The Zine UnBound: Kults, Werewolves and Sarcastic Hippies, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, CA, USA
Galerie Leonard & Bina Ellen Art Gallery, Montréal, Canada
Blake & Sons: Alternative Lifestyles and Mysticism in Contemporary Art, curated by Rene Zechlin, Lewis Glucksman Gallery, University College, Cork, Ireland
L’écho des limbes, curated by Nathalie de Blois, Galerie Leonard & Bina Ellen Art Gallery, Montréal, Canada
David Altmejd, Mathew Cerletty, Kirsten Everberg, Alisa Margolis and Sophie Van Hellermann, Galerie Ghislaine Hussenot, Paris, France

Noctambule, Fondation Dosne – Biblioteque Thiers, Paris, France (organised by D’Amelio Terras, NY)
Whitney Biennial 2004, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY, USA
SCREAM, Anton Kern Gallery, New York, NY, USA

8th Istanbul Biennial, curated by Dan Cameron, Istanbul, Turkey
Détournements, Maison de la Culture Côte-des-Neiges, Montréal, Canada
Corporate Profits vs. Labor Costs, curated by John Connelly, D’Amelio Terras Gallery, New York, NY, USA
LIFE/LIKE, Apartment 5BE Gallery, New York, NY, USA
Material Eyes, LFL Gallery, New York, NY, USA
Licht, Art Forum Berlin, Berlin, Germany (organised by Optica, Montréal, Canada)
Now Playing: Daniel Reich Gallery, John Connelly Presents, K48, D’Amelio Terras Gallery, New York, NY, USA

Point de chute, curated by Louis Déry, Centre d’Art Contemporain, Brussels, Belgium
Demonclownmonkey, curated by Matthew Ritchie, Artist Space, New York, NY, USA
Lucky Draw, benefit for Sculpture Center, Deitch Projects, New York, NY, USA

Interval: New Art for a New Space, Sculpture Center, New York, NY, USA
How I learned to stop worrying and love the recession, Ten in One Gallery, New York, NY, USA
Point de chute, Galerie de l’UQAM, Montréal, Canada

Stimuli, Maison de la Culture Frontenac, Montréal, Canada
Artifice 98, Saidye Bronfman Art Center, Montréal, Canada
Les Bricolos, Galerie Clark, Montréal, Canada
David Altmejd