2024 “Says Me. Says You?” Tibor de Nagy Gallery, New York, NY

2024 “Twenty-two Carrots: lluminated Manuscripts in the Age of Social Media and Texting,” Wasserman Projects, Detroit, MI

2021 “Nachbarn – Voisin.e.s,” Biennale Internationale d’Autun, Chapelle Saint-Aubin, Cour de la Maîtrise, Autun, France (catalogue)

2019    “L’Encyclopédie et Nous ? Oeuvres et Vidéo de Ken Aptekar,” Bibliothéque Bussy-Rabutin, Autun, France

2016    “Nachbarn/Neighbors,” Kunsthalle St. Annen, Lübeck, Germany

2013    “DON’T STOP,” Wasserman Projects, Detroit, Michigan US

2012    “Look Again: Ken Aptekar,” Beard and Weil Galleries, Wheaton College, Norton, MA, US

2010    “Portraits,” James Graham & Sons, New York, NY, US

2008    “Some for Me, Some for You, Paintings by Ken Aptekar,” Sordoni Art Gallery, Wilkes University, Wilkes-Barre, PA, US

2008    “Transplantare: Paintings, Prints & Video by Ken Aptekar,” Centro da Cultura Judaica, Sao Paulo, Brazil

2006   “Can’t Buy Me Love? Ken Aptekar, Madame de Pompadour,” Musée municipal Robert Dubois-Corneau, Brunoy, France

2006    “Diptychs,” James Graham & Sons Gallery/JG Contemporary, New York, NY, US

2005    “Ken Aptekar: La Chasse Humaine,” Espace Camille Lambert, Juvisy-sur-Orge, FRANCE

2004    “A Personal Public,” Douglas Cooley Gallery, Reed College, Portland, OR, US

2003    “In the Private Apartments of Mme de Pompadour,” Bernice Steinbaum Gallery, Miami, FL, US

2002    “Ken Aptekar: Eye Contact,” Memorial Art Gallery, Rochester NY, US

2001    “Ken Aptekar: Painting Between the Lines, 1990-2000,” Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art and Design, Kansas City, Missouri; Art Museum of the College of Wooster, Ohio; Muscarelle Art Museum, College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, Virginia, US;

2001    “Companion Portraits: A Collaborative Project by Rembrandt van Rijn & Ken Aptekar,” Pamela Auchincloss Project Space, New York, NY, US

2001    Exhibition, Huntington Museum of Art, Huntington, West Virginia, US

2001    “Q&A, V&A”, Commissioned Exhibition for Victoria &Albert Museum/Serpentine Gallery, London, UK

2001    “Angels?” Bernice Steinbaum Gallery, Miami, FL, US

1999    “So What Kind of Name is That: Paintings with Text by Ken Aptekar,” Elaine Jacob Gallery, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI, US

1999    Steinbaum Krauss Gallery, “Four Questions and Other Pictures,” New York NY, US

1999    “Angels? Rembrandt? Recent Skeptical Works by Ken Aptekar,” Contemporary Art Center of Virginia, Virginia Beach, VA, US

1998    “Rembrandt Redux: The Paintings of Ken Aptekar,” Cummer Museum, Jacksonville, FL, US

1997    “Ken Aptekar: Talking to Pictures,” Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., US

1996    Jack Shainman Gallery, New York, NY, US

1995    “Rembrandt Redux: The Paintings of Ken Aptekar,” Palmer Museum of Art, Penn State University, State College, PA, US

1994    “Rembrandt’s Problem,” Jack Shainman Gallery, New York, NY, US

1989    Bess Cutler Gallery, New York, NY, US

1984    Sid Deutsch Gallery, New York, NY, US

1983    “On View,” New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York, NY, US

1979    Art Latitude, New York, NY, US

1978    Art Galaxy, New York, NY, US


2024 “World knowledge. The encyclopedia from Diderot to Hans Erni to the present day” (“Weltwissen. Die Enzyklopädie von Diderot über Hans Erni bis heute”), Hans Erni Museum, Lucerne, Switzerland

2022-23 “100 Misunderstandings about and among Jews,” Jewish Museum Vienna, Vienna, Austria

2019     “Portray,” Group Exhibition, Wasserman Projects, Detroit. MI, US

2018-2019  “Under Construction: Collage from the Mint Museum,” Mint Museum, Charlotte, NC, US

2018     “Color Aid: Ken Aptekar, Abigail Murray, Peter Zimmerman,” Wasserman Projects, Detroit, MI, US

2009    “Texting the Torah,” Contemporary Jewish Museum, San Francisco, CA, US

2008    “Moving Towards a Balanced Earth,” Museum of New Zealand, Wellington, NEW ZEALAND

2008    “Text Messaging,” Islip Museum, Islip, NY, US

2005-2011 “The Missing Peace; Artists Consider the Dalai Lama,” UCLA Fowler Museum, CA; Loyola University Museum, Chicago; Rubin Museum of Art, NY; Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco; The Frost Art Museum, Miami; The San Antonio Museum of Art, San Antonio, TX,  US

2005    “The Fascination with the Mechanical,” Galerie von Bartha and Art Basel, Basel, SWITZERLAND

2005    “Portraits de femmes de la Bible,” Galerie Nikki Diana Marquardt, Paris, FRANCE

2004    “INterVENTIONS,” Dorothy Uber Bryan Gallery, Bowling Green State University, Ohio, US

2004    “Schrift-Bilder/Bilder-Schrift,” Galerie von Bartha and Art Basel, Basel, SWITZERLAND

2003    “Absence into Presence: The Art, Architecture and Design of Remembrance,” Aronson Galleries, Parsons School of Design, New York, NY, US

2002    “Performing Judaism,” Cooley Art Gallery, Reed College, Portland, OR, US

2000    “Portraits and Cultural Identity,” Skirball Museum and Cultural Center, Los Angeles, CA, US

2000    “The Perpetual Well: Contemporary Art from the Collection of The Jewish Museum,” Samuel P. Harn Museum, FL; Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery, NE; Parrish Art Museum, NY; Huntington Museum of Art, WV, US

2000    “Les Cent Sourires de Monna Lisa,” Metropolitan Museum, Tokyo, Japan; Shizuoka Prefectoral Museum, Japan; Hiroshima Prefectoral Museum, JAPAN

1998    “Beyond the Mountains, The Contemporary American Landscape,” The Asheville Art Museum, Asheville, NC; Newcomb Gallery, Tulane University, New Orleans; Muskegon Museum of Art, Muskegon, MI; Polk Museum of Art, Lakeland, FL; Boise Art Museum, Boise ID; Ft. Wayne Museum of Art, Ft. Wayne, IN; Lyman Allyn Museum, New London, CT, US

1998    “Borrowing,” Islip Art Museum, Islip, NY, US

1996    “Too Jewish? Challenging Traditional Identities,” The Jewish Museum, New York, NY; Jewish Museum San Francisco; Armand Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA; The Contemporary, Baltimore; National Museum of Jewish American History, Philadelphia, PA, US

1996    “Masculine Measures,” Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan, WI, US

1995    “Going for Baroque,” Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore, MD, organized with The Contemporary, Baltimore, MD, US

1994    “New Old Masters,” Center for Contemporary Art at Yerba Buena Gardens, San Francisco, CA, US

1994    “Bad Girls West,” Wight Art Gallery at UCLA, Los Angeles, CA, US organized with the New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York, NY, US

1993    “43rd Biennial Exhibition of Contemporary American Painting,” Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., US

1993    “The Purloined Image,” Flint Institute of Art, Flint, MI, US

1991    “New Generation: New York,” Carnegie Mellon University Art Museum, Pittsburgh, PA, US

1991    “Drawing Time,” Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art, Snug Harbor, Staten Island, New York, NY, US

1990    “Post-Boys&Girls: Nine Painters,” Artists Space, New York, NY, US

1990    “June 4, 1989, China,” P.S.1, Long Island City, NY, US

1989    “Gender Fictions,” SUNY-Binghamton Art Museum, Binghamton, NY, US

1987    “The Other Man: Alternative Representations of Masculinity,” New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York, NY, US

1982    “What I Do For Art,” Just Above Midtown/Downtown, New York, NY, US

1978    Franklin Furnace, New York, NY, US