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


Menace and Throw, Gund Gallery, Kenyon College, Gambier OH



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


Guarded, MCA Denver, Denver, CO



Barrier and Trigger, The Aldrich Museum Of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield, CT



Barrier, DeCordova Sculpture Park + Museum, Lincoln, MA



Ruled, Goff + Rosenthal, New York, NY


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



Media Test Wall: Type A, MIT List Visual Arts Center, Cambridge, MA


Artist’s Project: Type A, Addison Gallery Of American Art, Andover, MA


Contender, Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum, Santa Barbara, CA



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



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



Mark/Point/Stand, Sara Meltzer Gallery, New York, NY



The Pre-Career Retrospective, California State University, Luckman Fine Art Complex, Los Angeles, CA (Catalog)


Insertions, Ten in One Gallery, New York, NY



Roadhouse, Ten in One Gallery, New York, NY


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

 Group Exhibitions


Let’s Get Physical, Place, Portland, OR



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



Framed, Indianapolis Museum Of Art, Indianapolis, IN

100 Acres: The Virginia B. Fairbanks Art & Nature Park, Indianapolis Museum Of Art, Indianapolis, IN



Rip Off, Armand Bartos Gallery, New York, NY

Endurance, Abington Arts Center, Jenkintown, PA


Ashes For Breakfast, Goff + Rosenthal, New York, NY

IN>TIME Performance Series

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



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



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)

Group Exhibitions continued


In Focus: 75 Years Of Collecting American Photography

Addison Gallery Of American Art, Andover, MA


Welcome Home, Sara Meltzer Gallery, New York, NY



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



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



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



Time Share, Sara Meltzer Gallery, New York, NY


 Dangerous Beauty

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



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


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




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)


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



5th Annual Gramercy International Contemporary Art Fair

Henry Urbach Architecture, Chateau Marmont, Los Angeles, CA


The Selective Eye, Anne Reed Gallery, Sun Valley, ID



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




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


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.


“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.


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.


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


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


Reverend Jen, “Diary Of An Art Star.” Artnet. www.artnet.com

Bjornland, Karen. “Loaded With Symbolism.” The Daily Gazette. January 18, 2007: D1


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


Ross, Lauren. “Dating Data.” Art On Paper. May/June 2005: 28-29

”AAnAB/200(c) 7/28/04.” Harper’s. February 2005: 25.


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.


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.


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.


“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.


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.

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

Cappellazzo, Amy. “Making Time.” Catalog. March 2000.


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.


Museum Collections

Addison Gallery of American Art

Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art

Indianapolis Museum of Art

The Israel Museum


2005-6              Edward E. Elson Artists-in-Residence

                        Addison Gallery Of American Art, Andover, MA




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


1987                 New York University

New York, NY, BA Classical Civilization, BFA Photography