Fred Sandback: Druckgrafik 1970–1986; Zeichnungen. Galerie Biedermann, Munich. February 13–March 29, 1997.
Fred Sandback. Galerie Hubert Winter, Vienna, February 15–March 29, 1997.
Fred Sandback. Projektraum Berlin, Berlin. February 20–March 15, 1997.
Fred Sandback: Sculpture. Rhona Hoffman Gallery, Chicago. May 2–June 14, 1997.
Through the Looking Glass: Fred Sandback. University of Michigan Museum of Art, Ann Arbor. May 17–September 28, 1997.
Fred Sandback. Bregenzer Kunstverein, Palais Thurn und Taxis, Bregenz, Austria. July 26–September 7, 1997.
Fred Sandback. Galerie Hubert Winter, Berlin. Opened November 1, 1997.
The Persistence of Vision, Part II. Barbara Krakow Gallery, Boston. February 1–March 12, 1997. Graphit auf Papier. Galerie Thomas von Lintel, Munich. February 6–April 5, 1997.
Un musée imaginé par des artistes. Espace de l’Art Concret, Mouans-Sartoux, France. March 22–June 15, 1997.
General Consensus. Barbara Krakow Gallery, Boston. June 7–September 17, 1997.
One Line Drawing. Ubu Gallery, New York. July 8 –31, 1997.
The Serial Attitude. Addison Gallery of American Art, Phillips Academy, Andover, Massachusetts. September 20, 1997–January 4, 1998.
Traveled to: Wexner Center for the Arts, Ohio State University, Columbus, May 9–August 8, 1998.
Le bel aujourd’hui, oeuvres d’un collection privée. Nouveau Musée, Villeurbanne, France. November 21, 1997–February 28, 1998.
Drawing Is Another Kind of Language: Recent American Drawings from a New York Private Collection. Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts. December 12, 1997–February 22, 1998. Traveled as Zeichnen ist eine andere Art von Sprache: neuere amerikanische Zeichnungen aus einer New Yorker Privatsammlung to: Kunstmuseum Winterthur, Switzerland, September 4–November 15, 1998; Kunstmuseum Ahlen, Germany, December 6, 1998 –January 31, 1999; Akademie der Künste, Berlin, February 19–April 25, 1999; Fonds Régional d’Art Contemporain de Picardie and Musée de Picardie, Amiens, France, May 21–August 15, 1999; Parrish Art Museum, Southampton, New York, October 3–November 14, 1999.