In 2015, the Albright-Knox organized the first solo museum exhibition in the United States for the Rochester-born, Berlin-based artist. The exhibition featured work created from 2012 to the present and was also the first time so many of Adamo’s small sculptures were displayed alongside larger works, including a new group of carved sculptures made in Rochester in 2015 from cedar logs sourced from British Columbia.
David Adamo has been the subject of solo exhibitions at Galerie Rodolphe Janssen, Brussels (2014); Peter Freeman, Inc., New York (2013); UNTITLED, New York (2013); IBID Projects, London (2012–13); Bielefelder Kunstverein, Bielefeld, Germany (2012); Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore, Bergamo, Italy (2011); and Fri Art, Fribourg, Switzerland (2010). His works have been included in exhibitions at the Zachęta National Gallery, Warsaw (2012); Bergen Kunsthall, Norway (2011); KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin (2011); and Palais de Tokyo, Paris (2007). In 2010, he was featured in the seventy-fifth edition of the Whitney Biennial at the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York, and Greater New York at PS.1 Contemporary Art Center in Queens, New York.