Kendell Geers had a major retrospective of his work, ‘Kendell Geers 1988-2012', at Haus der Kunst, Munich, Germany in 2013. He participated in Documenta 14, Kassel, Germany in 2017.
Notable solo exhibitions include: ‘Voetstoots', Galerie Ron Mandos, Amsterdam, Netherlands (2018); ‘AfroPunk', Rodolphe Janssen and Galerie Didier Claes, Brussels, Belgium (2017); ‘The Marriage of Heaven and Hell', Chateau Blandy-les-Tours, Melun, Paris, France (2012); National Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa (2010); ‘GUEST + A HOST = A GHOST', Stephen Friedman Gallery, London, England (2010-2009); ‘Irrespektiv', Musée d'Art Contemporain de Lyon, France (2009); ‘REAM', Saint Louis Art Museum, Saint Louis, Missouri, USA (2009); ‘Not Something Else', Tomio Koyama Gallery, Kyoto, Japan (2009); ‘Monsters and Stuff', Gagosian Gallery, London, England (2008) and ‘Hung, Drawn and Quartered', Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati, USA; toured to Aspen Art Museum, Aspen, USA (2005).
Notable group exhibitions include: ‘Believe', MOCA, Toronto, Canada (2018-2019); ‘Talisman in the Age of Difference', Stephen Friedman Gallery, London, England (2018); ‘Surrogates', Goodman Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa (2018); ‘The Road to Justice', MAXXI, Rome, Italy (2018); ‘Bric-à-Brac - The Jumble of Growth', Galleria Nazionale d'Arte Moderna, Rome, Italy (2018); ‘Person of the Crowd: The Contemporary Art of Flanerie', The Barnes Foundation, Philadelphia, USA (2017); ‘All Things Being Equal...', Zeitz MOCCA, Cape Town, South Africa (2017); ‘Punk Its Traces in Contemporary Art', MACBA, Barcelona, Spain (2016); ‘The Importance of Being', Museo de Arte Contemporáneo, Buenos Aires, Brazil (2015); ‘Contemporary Art in Dokolo Collection Sindika - You Love Me, You Love Me Not', Almeida Garrett Municipal Library, Porto, Portugal (2015); ‘The Divine Comedy: Heaven, Hell, Purgatory revisited by Contemporary African Artists', Frankfurt MMK, Frankfurt, Germany; touring to SCAD Museum of Art, Georgia, USA; Smithsonian National Museum of African Art, Washington, USA; Museo Reina Sofia, Madrid, Spain; Correo Venezia, Venice; Hayward Gallery, London, England (2015-2014); ‘Slow Future', Centrum Sztuki Współczesnej Zamek, Poland (2014); ‘INSERT 2014: a cultural exploration of Delhi as a landscape for creativity and transformation', Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts, India (2014); ‘Ruffneck Constructivists', ICA, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA (2014); ‘The Divine Comedy: Heaven, Hell, Purgatory revisited by Contemporary African Artists', curated by Simon Njami, Frankfurt MMK, Frankfurt, Germany; travels to Smithsonian National Museum of African Art, Washington, USA; Museo Reina Sofia, Madrid, Spain; Correo Venezia, Venice; Hayward Gallery, London, England (2014); ‘My Joburg', La Maison Rouge, Paris, France (2013); ‘Artificial Amsterdam', de Appel Arts Centre, Amsterdam, The Netherlands (2013); ‘Sex, Money and Power', Maison Particulière, Brussels, Belgium (2013); ‘The Progress of Love', The Menil Collection, Texas, USA (2013-2012); ‘Mexico: Expected/Unexpected', Katzen Arts Centre, Washington D.C., USA (2012); ‘No Government No Cry', a project by Kendell Geers, CIAP Actuele Kunst, Hasselt, Belgium (2011); ‘Contemplating the Void', Guggenheim Museum, New York, USA (2010) and ‘Wall Rockets: Contemporary Artists and Ed Ruscha', The FLAG Art Foundation, New York, USA (2008).
Geers' works are included in prominent collections internationally, including Centre Pompidou, Paris; ArtPace, Texas, USA; Chicago Art Institute, Chicago, USA, FNAC, Paris, France, Magasin 3, Stockholm, Sweden and Konsthall, Stockholm, Sweden.