, JETLAG Projects, Bern, Switzerland, 2022
Ligature, Lighthouse Works, Fishers Island, NY, 2021
Offal, ABXY, New York, NY, 2019
Offal EAST, satellite exhibition with ABXY, Montauk, New York, 2019
NAUSEA, Galveston Artist Residency, Galveston, Texas, 2019
Real Shadows for Mere Bodies, College of the Canyons, Santa Clarita, CA, 2017
Hold Your Breath, SLOAN Projects, Los Angeles, CA 2016 
Solid Liquid, The Situation Room, Los Angeles, CA 2016 
Focus Photo, Basel, Switzerland, 2015
How to Tell When Its Done, MFA Thesis Exhibition, CalArts, Valencia, CA
To Tempt the Most Reluctant Appetites
, MFA Mid-Residency, CalArts, Valencia, CA


Video Intermezzo, Kunsthaus Steffisburg, Steffisburg, Switzerland (forthcoming), 2023
Various Flowers, Lighthouse Works, New York, NY, 2023
Soup Kitchen, with Lila Loit and Oz Oderbolz, ZhdK Art Space, Zurich, Switzerland, 2023
Still No More, Lamont Gallery, Phillips Exeter Academy, New Hampshire, USA, 2023
NO MAD, organized by Alessandro Rolandi, Thun, Switzerland, 2022
Expanded Field, Ochi Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, 2021
Built-In, curated by Marta & Erik Benjamins, Neutra VDL House, Los Angeles, CA, 2021
NADA Art Fair, Gallery Kendra Jayne Patrick, New York, NY, 2020
Seating Chart for a Fall Dinner Party in a Pandemic, Metro Pictures, New York, NY, 2020
ISD- International Sleep Disorder / Internationale Schlafstörung, BENZENE, Hamburg, Germany, 2020
Intersect Aspen Art Fair, ABXY Gallery, Aspen, CO, 2020
La Biennale di Vista del Oro II curated by Santi Vernetti in collaboration with Haena Yoo, featuring Sarah McMenimen, Sterling Wells, and Haena Yoo, San Pedro, CA, USA, 2018
Other Places Art Fair (OPAF) with Laura Schawelka and Yola Monakhov Stockton, Garden LA, San Pedro, CA, USA, 2018
Garden Variety curated by Katie Bode, Brand Library, Los Angeles, CA, USA 2018
Not All There organized by Emily Mast, Human Resources, Los Angeles, CA, USA, 2018
A Curious Herbal with Brian Khek, Dwyer Kilcollin, Naoki Sutter-Shudo, & Alice Wang, Garden LA, Los Angeles, CA, USA, 2018
Exposed; The Female Lens in a Post Identity Era with Jo Ann Callis, California Museum of Art (CMATO), Los Angeles, CA, 2017, USA
Fourth World curated by Leonardo Bravo with Lindsay August-Salazar, Sonja Gerdes, Karen Lofgren, Galia Linn, Saskia Wilson-Brown, Amanda Yates Garcia, The Institute for Art & Olfaction, Los Angeles, CA, 2017
Month of Photo Los Angeles, Lucie Foundation, Los Angeles, CA, USA 2017
Thus Spake the Fungus curated by Santi Vernetti, Arturo Bandini, Los Angeles, CA, 2016
2017 with Camille Weiner, Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, CA, USA, 2016
Seconds, SLOAN Projects, Los Angeles, CA, USA, 2016
Photo LA, 25th Annual International Photographic Exposition, Los Angeles, CA, USA, 2016
Studio Cooking in collaboration with Meghan Gordon, Armory Center for the Arts, Pasadena, CA, 2015
Fragment: UCLA Wight Biennial, Los Angeles, CA, 2015
Photo LA, 24th Annual International Photographic Exposition, Los Angeles, CA, 2015


PhD Candidate, Zürcher Hochschule der Künste (ZHdK), Zurich, CH with Laboratorio Laguna 2023 - (ongoing)

MFA, California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, CA, USA, 2015

BA, Oberlin College, Oberlin, OH, USA, 2010


Ars Bioartica, Helsinki, Finland (forthcoming)
Frans Masereel Centrum, Kasterlee, Belgium
Kunstdepot Göschenen, Göschenen, Switzerland
Lighthouse Works, Fishers Island, New York, USA
ICA Miami: Knight Foundation Art + Research Center, Miami, USA 
Galveston Artist Residency, Galveston, Texas, USA
Parlor Residency at the Armory with the Women’s Center for Creative Work, Los Angeles, CA, USA ArtFarm, Marquette, NE, USA
A Lived Practice: Artists as Changemakers, Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL, USA
Fulbright Scholar, English Teaching Assistant, Istanbul, Turkey


Camera Austria International, No. 162, Forum Artists City of Los Angeles Microenterprise Grant
The Kitchen Studio: Culinary Creations of Artists, Phaidon Press
Artist Relief Grant
Artists’ Fellowship Grant
Rauschenberg Emergency Grant
Houston Center for Photography
Foundation for Contemporary Art, Grant
Los Angeles Art Workers Relief Fund
Scholastic Art & Writing Awards Alumni Grant  
Lucie Foundation, Photograph Made Scholarship
Lenswork Publication Skills Grant 
The Luminous Endowment
Grand Prize Winner, JP Morgan, Focus Photo LA


Moya Ford, Lauren, What Artists Cook Up in Their Kitchens, Hyperallergic, 2021
Gaskin, Sam, Are Contemporary Artists Any Good in the Kitchen?, Ocula, 2021
Bathurst, Matilda, Built In at The Neutra VDL House, CEREAL, 2021
Keh, Pei-Ru, A ‘house party of a group show’ at Neutra VDL House in LA, Wallpaper*, 2021
Budds, Diana, The Neutra VDL House Reopens With a Design Exhibition, CURBED NY Magazine, 2021 Kand, Zara, Domestic Bliss, Dispatches Magazine, 2021

Cohen, Alina, 17 Contemporary Artists Reimagining the Still Life, Artsy, 2020
Guadagnino, Kate, In Los Angeles, a Historic Home Becomes an Experimental Kitchen, NYTIMES,
T Magazine, 2020
Lakin, Max, Arden Surdam’s Photography Is Not for the Faint of Heart, Garage Magazine, August 2019 Binlot, Ann, Inside Arden Surdam’s licentious world of seafood, sex, and status, Document Journal, August 2019
Brown, Caroline, Ready for the Slaughter, Office, August 2019
Donoghue, Katy, Arden Surdam Experiments with the Volatility of Taste, Whitewall Magazine, June 2019 THE EYE OF PHOTOGRAPHY, Arden Surdam: NAUSEA, L’oeil de la Photographie, March 2019 Schwartz, Erin, What Luxury Marijuana Means for Weed’s Original Entrepreneurs, GARAGE Magazine, September, 2018
Crippa, Karim, LA (Un)confidential - Exhibitionary Goes West!, Exhibitionary, February 2018
Davis, Genie, Garden Variety: Growing Great Art the Brand, Art and Cake, February 2018
Simmons, Jessica, A Curious Herbal at Garden, Contemporary Art Review LA (CARLA), February 2018
A Curious Herbal, TERREMOTO, February 2018
Sloan, Hannah, Rule Breakers: Arden Surdam, Don’t Take Pictures, February, 2018
A Curious Herbal: A Group Show at Garden, Tzvetnik, February 2018
A Curious Herbal at Garden / Los Angeles, DAILYLAZY, February 2018
Garden: A Curious Herbal, Kubaparis, Zeitschrift fur junge Kunst, January 2018
Sydney, Georgia, A Return to Witch Mountain: Q&A with Arden Surdam, (UN)published, January 2018 Parallax 4, Untitled with Khalil Huffman, Singing Saw Press, October, 2017
Nys Dambrot, Shana, The Fourth World: Institute of Art and Olfaction, Art and Cake, October 2017 Sydney, Georgia, Real Shadows for Mere Bodies, (UN)published, September 2017
Ferri, Graziano, Arden Surdam: Selected Works, FotoRoom, 2017
Smithson, Aline, Arden Surdam: Hold Your Breath, LENSCRATCH, January 2017
Barral, Xavier, Paris Photo 1997-2016 Parcours, catalog by / Paris Photo, Paris, France
Bode, Katie, Solid Liquid, Contemporary Art Review LA (CARLA), September 2016
Wagley, Catherine, In the Studio: Arden Surdam, Photograph Magazine, August 2016
Alessi, Andrea, TASTE, ArtSlant Los Angeles, June 2016
Dennis, Caitlin, Emerging Los Angeles Artists, FLAUNT Magazine, March 2016
Howard, Ellie, Studio Cooking at Armory Center for the Arts, Elephant Magazine, November 2016
Alessi, Andrea, What Do Artists Eat?, ArtSlant Los Angeles, November 2016
Yurshanksy, Jenny, Mystic Pizza, Notes On Looking, November 2016
Linkof, Ryan, Fragment, UCLA Fragment Exhibition Catalog, September 2015
Bartlett, Claudia, Special Exhibition: Focus Photo, Photo Basel Catalog, June 2015
Lehrer-Graiwer, Sarah, The New Just-Past: 2015, The 2015 CalArts MFA Catalog, June 2015
Weisner, Christoph, INTRODUCING! PARIS PHOTO J. P. MORGAN, Paris Photo Catalog, April, 2015 Mermea, Jacqueline, Highlights from Paris Photo LA, BlouinArtInfo, May 1st, 2015

Paris Photo: Introducing! Finalist: Arden Ellis Surdam, The Eye of Photography, April 28, 2015

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