Joachim Koester

Born 1962 in Copenhagen, Denmark
Lives and works in New York, USA


1987-1993 The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Copenhagen, Denmark


Solo exhibitions

2018 Joachim Koester, Bergen Kunsthall, Bergen, Norway
  Joachim Koester, The National Gallery of Denmark, Copenhagen, Denmark (upcoming)
  Joachim Koester, Beirut Art Center (BAC), Beirut, Lebanon (upcoming)
2017 In the Face of Overwhelming Forces, Camden Art Centre, London, UK
  Maybe this act, this work, this thing, STUK, Leuven, Belgium
  Joachim Koester, Galeria Elba Benitez, Madrid, Spain
2016 The Other Side of the Sky, Turner Contemporary, Kent, UK
2015 HACER CUERPO CON LA MÁQUINA: JOACHIM KOESTER, Blueprojects Foundation, Barcelona, Spain

Department of Abandoned Futures, Forum Eugénio de Almeida, Evora, Portugal

  Every muscular contraction contains the history and meaning of its origin, Galleri Nicolai Wallner, Copenhagen, Denmark
  Body Electric, Greene Naftali, New York City, USA
2014 The Ghost Shop, Camera Austria, Graz, Austria
  The Place of Dead Roads, Centre d'Art Contemporain, Geneva, Switzerland
  The Place of Dead Roads, Galerie Jan Mot, Brussels, Belgium
2013 Howe, Yerba Buena Center for Arts, San Francisco, USA
  Joachim Koester: Tarantism, The Ian Potter Museum of Art, Melbourne, Australia
  Reptile Brain or Reptile Body, It’s Your Animal, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France
  Reptile brain, or Reptile Body, It's Your Animal, Galerie Jan Mot, Brussels, Belgium
  Who Wants Flowers When You’re Dead, Poor Farm, Manawa, USA
2012 Some Boarded up Houses, Galleri Nicolai Wallner, Copenhagen, Denmark
  If One Thing Moves, Everything Moves, Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Copenhagen, Denmark
  To navigate, in a genuine way, in the unknown..., MIT List Visual Arts Center, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA

Maybe One Must Begin with Some Particular Places, S.M.A.K., Gent, Belgium

  I Myself am only a Receiving Apparatus, S.M.A.K., Ghent, Belgium
2011 Of Spirits and Empty Spaces, Institut D'art Contemporain, Villeurbanne, France
  I myself am only a receiving apparatus, Galerie Jan Mot, Brussels, Belgium

If One Thing Moves Everything Moves, Galería Elba Benítez, Madrid, Spain

  Variations of Incomplete Open Cubes, Galerie Jan Mot, Mexico
2010 To Navigate, in a Genuine Way, in the Unknown Necessitates an Attitude of Daring, But Not One of Recklessness (Movements Generated from the Magical Passes of Carlos Castaneda), Galleri Nicolai Wallner, Copenhagen, Denmark
  From the Secret Garden of Sleep, Gallery Greene Naftali, New York, USA
  Del jardín secreto del sueno, Museo Tamayo, Mexico City, Mexico
  I Myself am Only a Receiving Apparatus, Joachim Koester, Kestner Gesellschaft, Hannover, Germany
  Hymn to Pan, Joachim Koester and Karl Holmqvis, The Badischer Kunstverein, Karlsruhe, Germany
  Hypnagogia, Joachim Koester, The Power Plant, Toronto, Canada
  The Hashish Club, Galerie Giti Nourbakhsch, Berlin, Germany
2009 Tarantism, Turku Art Museum, Turku, Finland
  Poison Protocols and Other Histories, Stills Centre for Photography, Edinburgh, Scotland
2008 Tarantism & Pit Music, Galleri Nicolai Wallner, Copenhagen, Denmark
  Ghost Tracks, Overgaden, Copenhagen, Denmark
2007 Min yttre gräns är en oändlig mur av punkter, Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Sweden
  The Magic Mirror of John Dee and Other works , Preus Museum, Horten, Norway
  Morning of the Magicians, Galerie Jan Mot, Brussels, Belgium
  Numerous Incidents of Indiffinite Outcome, Extra City, Antwerp, Belgium
  Twelve (Former) Real eEstate Opportunities, Galerie Jan Mot, Brussels, Belgium

Morning of the Magicians and other works, Galleri Nicolai Wallner, Copenhagen, Denmark

  The Magic Mirror of John Dee, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France
  Messages from the Unseen, Lunds Konsthall, Lund, Sweden
  Centre d'art Santa Monica, Barcelona, Spain
  Galerie Jan Mot, Brussels, Belgium
2005 Galerie Jan Mot, Brussels, Belgium
  The Kitchen, New York, USA
  Venice Biennale (The Danish Pavilion with Gitte Villesen, Peter Land, Ann Lislegaard & Eva Koch), Venice, Italy
  Gallery Greene Naftali, New York, USA
2004 De Verbeelding, Museum Zeewolde, The Netherlands
  The New Land(s) and the Tale of Captain Mission, SKOR, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2002 Galleri Nicolai Wallner, Copenhagen, Denmark
  Kunsthalle Nürnberg, Nürnberg, Germany
  Galerie Jan Mot, Brussels, Belgium
2001 Statens Museum for Kunst, Copenhagen, Denmark
  Capacete Projects, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  Centre National de la Photographie, Paris, France
2000 Row housing, Galleri Nicolai Wallner, Copenhagen, Denmark
  Lawring Gallery, Houston, Texas, USA
  Greene/Naftali Gallery, New York, USA
  ArtPace, San Antonio, Texas, USA
  Mot& Van den Boogaard, Brussels, Belgium
  Arnolfini Gallery, Bristol, UK
1999 Resolute Bay, curated by Nicolai Wallner, Astrup Fearnley Museum, Oslo, Norway
  PS 1 (project space), Centre of Contemporary Art, New York, USA
  Kunstwerke, Berlin, Germany
  Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
1998 INOVA, Milwaukee, U.S.A. Mot & Van den Boogaard, Bruxelles, Belgium
  Mot & Van den Boogaard, Brussels, Belgium
1997 Greene/Naftali Gallery, New York, USA
  Documenta 10, Kassel, Germany
1996 Pit Music, Galleri Nicolai Wallner, Copenhagen, Denmark
1994 The Agency, London, UK
   Ynglingagatan, Stockholm, Sweden
  Traneudstilling, Gentofte Kunstbibliotek, Gentofte, Denmark


Group exhibitions (selected)

2018 Group Therapy, Frye Museum, Seattle, USA
2017 70 meisterwerke der sammlung Verbund, Verbund, Vienna, Austria
  Psychosculptural Aesthetics, Rianne Groen, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
  Dizziness, Navigating the Unknown, Centre of Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw, Poland
  Meeting Points 8: Both Sides of the Curtain, Beirut Art Center, Lebanon
  The Hierophant, Nicodim Gallery, Bucharest, Romania
  Wild: Fabricating a Frontier, Calgary Contemporary, Calgary, Canada
  Extratextual, Calgary Contemporary, Calgary, Canada
  Dancers, Gyeongnam Art Museum, Seoul, South Korea
  Dancers, Pool, Seoul, South Korea
  Kolonihistorier - magt og afmagt, gl Holtegaard, Denmark
  Sunset Décor, Marian Goodman Gallery, New York, USA
  Folklore. Exhibition from the Collection, Museum der Moderne Salzburg, Austria
  Chalk Circles. REDCAT, Los Angeles, USA

Flower Pictures, FRAC, Jardin des Plantes de Rouen, France

  Whither the Winds, The Malmö Art Academy, Lunds Konsthall, Sweden
2016 The Morality Reflex, CAC, Vilnius, Lithuania
  Maniera 07, Maniera, Brussels, Belgium

open spaces | secret places. Works from the SAMMLUNG VERBUND, Vienna, BOZAR, Brussels, Belgium


Uchronies, BPS22, Charleroi, France

  Illumination, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebæk, Denmark
  Sometimes when you blink you may see trees, Galerie Jan Mot, Brussels, Belgium

Ed Ruscha – Books & co., Gagosian Gallery, Beverly Hills, USA

2015 New Arrivals: Joachim Koester, Blatimore Museum of Art, Baltimore, USA
  Walking Sculpture 1967–2015, DeCordova Sculpture Park and Museum, Lincoln, USA
  La La La Human Steps, Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
  Welcome to America - L'Imagerie, Lannion, France
  Tongue Stones, Pioneer Works – Center for Art and Innovation, New York City, USA

Fire And Forget, Kunst-Werke Berlin - KW Institute for Contemporary Art , Berlin, Germany


Manon de Boer, Joachim Koester, Ian Wilson, Galerie Jan Mot, Brussels, Belgium


Festival l'Ete photographique de Lectoure - Le Point De Fuite De L'historie, Centre de photographie de Lectoure, Lectoure, France


The Secret Life, Murray Guy, New York City, USA


To See - To Reveal. Uses and Representations of the Unexplained, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Castilla y León, León, Spain


Pasajeros: Jerzy Grotowski, Fundación Jumex Arte Contemporáneo, Mexico City, Mexico


Psychic Lighthouse, The Model, Sligo, Ireland

2014 From the Collection, S.M.A.K., Ghent, Belgium
  Our Inner Nature, Marabouparken, Malmo, Sweden
  Prospectif Cinema, Centre Pompidou, Paris, France
  Artefact Festival, STUK Kunstmuseum, Leuven, Belgium
  The Crime Was Almost Perfect, Witte de With, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
  The Invisible Hand. Curating as Festure, 2nd CAFAM Biennale, Beijing, China
  L'image suivante..., Musee des Arts Contemporains de la Federation Wallonie-Bruxelles, Hornu, Belgium
  Habitar el tiempo, Museo Jumex, Mexico City, Mexico
  Kill All Monsters, Ausstellungsraum, Klingental, Basel, Switzerland
  Phantoms in the Dirt, Museum of Contemporary Photography, Columbia College, Chicago, USA
  Nouveau Festival 5th edition, Centre Pompidou, Paris, France
  Rock the Casbah, Boghossian Foundation – Villa Empain, Brussels, Belgium
  The Body As the Archive, Centre photographique d'Ile-de-France, Pontault Combault, France
  Collection under Review, Institute d'art contemporain, Lyon, France
  Framed Moments, Australian Center for Contemporary Art, Melbourne, Australia

Music palace. The power of music seen by visual artists, Villa Empain - Boghossian Foundation, Brussels, Belgium

  Let The Body Be Electric, Let There Be Whistleblowers, Dan Gunn, Berlin, Germany
  Collection á l'etude á Villeurbanne, IAC - Institut d'art contemporain Villeurbanne/Rhone-Alpes, Villeurbanne, France
  Outside - Index, The Swedish Contemporary Art Foundation, Stockholm, Sweden
2013 Copenhagen 93, Galleri Nicolai Wallner, Copenhagen, Denmark
  The Way of the Shovel: Art as Archaeology, MCA Chicago, Chicago, USA
  ARKTIS, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebæk, Denmark

Foreign & Familiar Galerie im Taxispalais, Innsbruck, Austria

  For no apparent reason, CA2M Centro de Arte Dos de Mayo, Madrid, Spain
  Against Method - The Collection Seen by Gertrud Sandqvist, Generali Foundation, Vienna, Austria
  Cold Sun / Soleil Froid, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France
  Channelled, Lunds Konsthall, Lund, Sweden
  It Is Only a State of Mind, NGBK, Berlin, Germany
  A World of Wild Doubt, Kunstverein Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany
  Ed Ruscha, Books and Co. Gagosian Gallery, New York, USA
  Haim Steinbach, Statens Museum for Kunst, Copenhagen, Denmark
  Snit I tiden, Sorø Kunstmuseum, Sorø, Denmark
  Artefact Festival, STUK Kunstcentrum, Leuven, Belgium
  Victor, A, Judge..., Fotografisk Center, Copenhagen, Denmark
  The Nordic Museum, Malmö Art Museum, Malmö, Sweden
  Open Spaces/Secret Places, Werke aus der Sammlung Verbund, Museum der Moderne, Monschberg, Salzburg, Austria
  Paint it Black, Le Plateau, Frac Ile-de-France, Paris, France
  Ed Ruscha, books & Co, Museum Brandhorst, Munich, Germany
  Alien and Familiar, Galerie im Taxispalais, Innsbruck, Austria

Found Footage: Cinema Exposed, EYE Film Institute Netherlands, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

  Ritual Without Myth, Royal College of Art, London, UK
  Corral around your idea, Galerie Jan Mot, Brussels, Belgium
  Bon Hiver: A journey through a Winter Landscape, Towner, Eastbourne, UK
  Flying Carpets, Les Abbatoirs, Toulouse, France

Sound + Vision: Crossroads, Plug In ICA, Winnipeg, Canada

  Sehnsucht, Kasteel van Gaasbeck, Gaasbeck, Belgium
  A Blind Spot, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin, Germany
  Skabt af Tiden, Nationalmuseet, Copenhagen, Denmark
  The Human Board, Centre Photographie Ile-de-France, Pomtault-Combault, France
  Steel Life, Michael Benevento, Los Angeles, USA
  Open Spaces/Secret Places, Werke aus der Sammlung Verbund, Museum der Moderne, Monschberg, Salzburg, Austria
  Les Derives de l'imaginaire, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France
  Fremde Uberall, Zeitgennossische Kunst aus der Pomeranz Collection, Judisches Museum Wien, Vienna, Austria
  Taipei Biennal 2012, Taipei, Taiwan
  Whistable, Biennale, Whistable, UK
2011 Eins Plus Eins, M.1 Arthur Boskamp-Stiftung, Hohenlockstedt, Germany
  Animism, Generali Foundation, Vienna, Austria 
  Psych-Out, Holstebro Kunstmuseum, Holstebro, Denmark

Second Lives:Jeux masqués et autres je, Casino Luxemburg, Luxemburg


Secret Societies, Schrin Kunsthalle, Frankfurt, Germany

  Fragmentations, Trajectoires contre-nature, Frac des Pays de la Loire, Carquefou, France

A form is simply something which allows something else to be transported from one site to another, Murray Guy Gallery, New York, USA

  One Magic Hour, Yokahama Triennial, Yokahama, Japan

Contour, 5th Biennial of Moving Image, Mechelen, Belgium


Tomorrow is the Question, S.M.A.K., Ghent, Belgium


Moment: Ynglingagaten 1, Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Sweden

  Transformed Land, Centre Culturel Calouste Gulbenklan, Paris, France

Erschaute Bauten – Architektur im Spiegel Zietgenossicher Kunstfotografi Museum for angewandte Kunst, Vienna, Austria

2010 Dance with Camera, SMoCA Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, Scottsdale, USA
  2 1/2 Dimensional, deSingel Internationale Kunstcampus, Antwerp, Belgium
  Climax Redux, BAC, Batiment d’Art Contemporain, Geneva, Switzerland
  Dance with the Camera, Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, USA
  It’s a set-up, Kiasma, Museum of Contemporary Art Helsinki, Finland

There is Always a Cup of Sea to Sail In, The 29th Sao Paulo Biennale, Sao Paulo, Brazil


Forum 65, Carnegie Museum of Art Pittsburg, Pittsburg, USA


The Storyteller, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Canada

  The Storyteller, Sheila C. Johnson Design Center, New York, USA
  The Storyteller, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid, Spain

Habiter Poétiquement, Musée d’art moderne Lille Metropole, Lille, France

  You can't get there from here but you can get here from there, Apexart, New York, USA

Blind Spot, Documentary Forum 1, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin, Germany


Make the Most of Now, Kunsthalle Exnergasse, Vienna, Austria

  Animism, Kunsthalle Bern, Bern, Switzerland

Between Times, Instants, Intervals, Durations, PhotoEspaña, Madrid, Spain

  Away and Boil your Head, Della Biennale de Athene, Istanbul, Turkey

Marakech, Risso Museo d’Arte Contemporanea della Sicilia, Palermo, Italy


The Unknown Group, FRAC Bourgogne, Dijon, France

  Playground Festival, STUK, Kunscentrum, Leuven, Belgium

At Home is where the Heart is, Gallerie Giti Nourbakhsch, Berlin, Germany

  Nuit Blache, Musee d’art Moderne de la ville de Paris, Paris, France
  All we ever wanted was everything, EFA Project Space – The Elisabeth Foundation for the Art, New York, USA

Dying in Spite of the Miraculous, Gertrude Contemporary Art, Melbourne, Australia

  La Disparition, New Galerie, Paris, France
  VanBijDeBuren-België, Lisse, The Netherlands
  Animism, Exstra City, Kunsthal Antwerp, Belgium
  From Dusk till Dawn, Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, The Netherlands
2009 Dépaysage, Joachim Koester, Jeppe Hein, Ulrik Weck, Le Frac Basse-Normandie, Caen, France
  While we are waiting (for the new space), Galleri Nicolai Wallner, Copenhagen, Denmark
  On Second Reading, Galeria Estrany de la Mota, Barcelona, Spain
  Altermodern: Tate Triennial, Tate Britain, London, UK
  Size Matters, International Film Festival Rotterdam, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
  Bright Morning Star, Galerie Zé Bois, Lisboa, Portugal
  The Return of Religion and Other Myths, BAK, Utrecht, The Netherlands
  Great Expectations - Contemporary Photography Looks at Today's Bitter Days, Le Casino, Luxembourg
  Heaven, The 2nd Athens Biennale, Athens, Greece
  Mise á l'échelle, MAC's, Hornu, Belgium
  If I Can't Dance I Don't Want to Be Part of Your Revolution, Episode 4, Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, The Netherlands
  If I Can't Dance I Don't Want to Be Part of Your Revolution, Episode 3, Projects Arts Centre, Dublin, Ireland
  If I Can't Dance I Don't Want to Be Part of Your Revolution, Episode 2, Sala Rekalde, Bilbao, Spain
  Then the work takes place, Camera Austria, Kunsthaus Graz, Austria
  Aspect Ratio, International Film Festival, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Not Created by a Human Hand, Wilfried Lentz Gallery, Rotterdam, The Netherlands


Dance with the Camera, Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelpihia, USA


Morality, Witte de With, Center for Contemporary Art, Rotterdam, The Netherlands


Esthétique des ploles. Le testament des glaces, Frac Lorraine, Metz, France


The Storyteller, Salina Art Center, Salina, USA

2008 15 Years Anniversary Exhibition, Galleri Nicolai Wallner, Copenhagen, Denmark
  If I Can't Dance I Don't Want to Be Part of Your Revolution, Episode 1, De Appel Arts Centre, Amsterdam,The Netherlands
  Transes, Musée Départemental d'Art Contemporain de Rochechouart, Rochechouart, France
  Non Knowledge, Projects Arts Centre, Dublin, Ireland
  Try again. Fail again. Fail better. Muscarnok/Kunsthalle, Budapest, Hungary
  Reality Check, Statens Museum for Kunst, Copenhagen, Denmark
  Die Wahrnehmung von Ideen führt zu Neuen Ideen, Kunstverein für die Rheinlande und Westfalen, Düsseldorf, Germany
  Wild Signals, Württembergischer Kunstverein Stuttgart, Stuttgart, Germany
  Danskjävlar- en svensk kaerlighedserklaering, Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Copenhagen, Denmark
  In the Poem About Love You Dont Write The Word Love, Overgaden, Institut for Samtidskunst, Copenhagen, Denmark

Estratos, Murcia, Spain


Ghost in the Machine, Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo, Norway

  Landscapecity, Bath Spa University, Bath, UK
  Le soigneur de gravité, MAC’s, Hornu, Belgium
  Images in the Night, Grand Palais, Paris, France

Questioning History, Nederlands Fotomuseum, Rotterdam, The Netherlands


Hypnotic Show, Jessica Silverman Gallery, San Francisco, USA

  Photo Espana, Museo Colecciones ICO, Madrid, Spain
  Manifesta 7, Trento, Italy

The Greenroom. Reconsidering the Documentary and Contemporary Art, Bard College, New York, USA

  Teleport Färgfabriken, Färgfabriken, Stockholm, Sweden
  Calcutta Art Research, European Kunsthalle International, Cologne, Germany

The Great Transformation – Kunst und taktische Magie, Frankfurter Kunstverein, Frankfurt, Germany


The Great Transformation – Kunst und taktische Magie, MARCO, Vigo, Spain


U-turn, Quadrennial for Contemporary Art, Copenhagen, Denmark


Engergies and Shadows, 210 Front Street, New York, USA


The Perception of Ideas leads to New Ideas (#21), Kunstverein für die Rheinlande und Westfalen, Düsseldorf, Germany

  Overdragelse, Overgaden, Copenhagen, Denmark

The Map is not the Territory, Esbjerg Kunstmuseum, Esbjerg, Denmark

2007 Der Droste Effekt, Esther Schipper, Berlin, Germany
  Moscow Biennale, Moscow, Russia
  Mask, (with Matthew Buckingham), James Cohan Gallery, New York, USA
  Blind Date, Magazzino d'Art Moderna, Rome, Italy
  The Importance of Not Being Seen, Berlin, Germany
  52nd Venice Biennale, Slovenian Pavillion, Venice, Italy

Tokyo Redux, Chateau de tokyo, Centre International d'art et du Paysage de l'île de Vassivére, Beaumont-du-Lac, France

  Black is Black, S.M.A:K.- Stedelijk Museum voor Actuele Kunst, Gent, Belgium
  Private/Public, Museum Boijmans, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
  Elsewhere, University of South Florida Contemporary Art Museum, Tampa, Florida, USA
  Mystic Truths, Auckland Art Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand
  1st Thessaoniki Biennale of Contemporary Art, Thessaloniki, Greece
  8th Sharjah Biennial, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
  Expeditions, La Galerie- centre d'art contemporain, Noisy le Sec, France
  Mot tiden/Against time, Bonnierskonsthall, Stockholm, Sweden
  Forschen und Erfinden, Fotomuseum Winterthur, Winterthur, Switzerland
  les tremps modernes, Domaine de Kerguéhennec- Centre d'Art Contemporain, Bignan, France
  A Secret Service- Art, Compulsion, Concealment, de La Warr Pavillion, Bexhill on Sea, UK
  V-effekten, Kunsthallen Nikolaj, Copenhagen, Denmark
  Silly Adults, Galleri Nicolai Wallner, Copenhagen, Denmark
2006 Dreamlands Burn, Kunsthalle Budapest, Budapest, Hungary
  Fiction, La Box Bourges, Bourges, France
  A Secret Service, Hayward Gallery Touring Exhibition, Newcastle, Bexhill on Sea, Manchester, UK
  5 Billion Years, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France
  Dark Places, Santa Monica Museum of Art, Santa Monica, USA
  Keeping Secrets, Hatton Gallery, Newcastle, UK
  Momentum, Moss, Norway
  Frieze Film and Video Programme, Artist Cinema at Frieze Art Fair, London, UK
  Busan Biennale, Busan, South Korea
  Les Rencontres d' Arles, Arles, France
  Strange Powers, Peter Elley & Laura Hoptman, New York, USA
  Prophets of Deceit, The Wattis Institute, San Fransisco, USA
  Invisible Worlds, Kunstverein Freiburg, Germany
  Hysteria Siberiana, Cristina Guerra Contemporary Art, Lisbon, Portugal
  Planting the Tele, Mary Mary Gallery, Glasgow, Scotland
  The Known and the Unknown, Galleri Nicolai Wallner, Copenhagen, Denmark
  First the Artists Defines Meaning, Camera Austria, Kunsthaus Graz, Graz, Austria
  Mission: Reality, Museet for samtidskunst, Roskilde, Denmark
  Again for Tomorrow, Royal College of Art, London, UK
2005 Some Trees, Neue Aachener Kunstverein, Aachen, Germany
  Venice Biennale (The Danish Pavilion), Venice, Italy
  Reality, Stalke Galleri/Galleri Kirke Sonnerup, Kirke Saaby, Denmark
  Baby Shower, Galleri Nicolai Wallner, Copenhagen, Denmark
  Some Trees, Staatlicher Kunstsammlungen Dresden, Germany
  The Need To Document, Kunstlerhaus Baselland, Basel, Switzerland
  Black Market Worlds, 9th Baltic Triennial of International Art, Vilnius, Lithuania
  Today is just a copy of yesterday, Galerie Jan Mot, Brussels, Belgium
  Skyggen, Vestsjaellands Kunstmuseum, Soro, Denmark
  Message from Andrée, Andrée Museet, Granna, Sweden
  3rd Ars Baltica Triennial of Photographic Art, Malmö Konsthal, Malmö, Sweden
  Woods, Kunsthaus Muerz, Muerzzuschlag, Austria
  Dark Places, Santa Monica Museum of Art, Santa Monica, California, USA
2004 In den Wäldern, Jahresmuseum 2005, Kunsthaus Muerz, Muerzzuschlag, Germany
  Home Extension, University Art Museum, Albany, New York, USA
  Posters, videoes and other stuff, Centre d'Art Santa Monica, Barcelona, Spain
  Tusindfryd, Vestfossen Kunstlaboratorium, Vestfossen, Norway
  3rd Ars Baltica Triennial of Photographic Art, CAC, Villnius, Lithuania
  Describtions, Iaspis Gallery, Stockholm, Sweden
  Teritories, Malmö Konsthal, Malmö, Sweden
  The Big Nothing, Institute of Contemporary Art, Pennsylvania, USA
  The Past Recaptured, CCS Museum, Bard College, USA
  Rear View Mirror, Kettle's Yard, University of Cambridge, UK
2003 Territories, Kunst-Werke, Berlin, Germany and Malmö Konsthall, Malmö, Sweden
  Territories, Witte de With, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
  Sound Systems, Salzburger Kunstverein, Salzburg, Austria
  To Find a Home, SeARCH, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  Cloudless, Bard College,  Annandale-on-Hudson, USA
  The Portable Artist, Instituto Mexico, Paris, France
  Prophetic Corners, Contemporary Art Biennial, Iasi, Romania
  Ars Baltica Triennial of Photographic Art, Kiel, Germany
  Le beau corps de la memoire, Musee des arts contemporains, Hornu, Belgium
  Todos Somos pecadores, Museo De Arte Contemporaneo De Monterrey, Mexico
  De bortbjudna, Rooseum, Malmö, Sweden
  The Ten Year Anniversary Show, Galleri Nicolai Wallner, Copenhagen, Denmark
  Fra objektiv til objekt, Den Frie Udstilling, Copenhagen, Denmark
2002 New Acquisitions, Towner Art Gallery, Eastbourne, UK
  New Space, Opening Show. Galerie Jan Mot, Brussels, Belgium
  Architectural Uncanny Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, USA
  Pictures, Gallery Greene/Naftali, New York, USA
  Eight Nordic Stories, Centro Galego de Arte Contemporaneo, Santiago de Compostela, Spain
  Out of Place, Contemporary Art and the Architectural Uncanny curated by Dominic Molon, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, USA
  Todos somos pecadores, The Museo Tamayo. Arte Contemporáneo, Mexico City, Mexico
  Confiture demain, confiture hier mais jamais, confiture aujourd'hui, Center of Art, Sete, France
2001 Group Show, Galleri Nicolai Wallner, Copenhagen, Denmark
  Greenland as Image, The National Photomuseum, Copenhagen, Denmark
  The Waste Land, Osterreichiscue Galerie Belvedere, Vienna, Austria
  Du er helt ny- du er retro, Trapholt, Kolding, Denmark
  New Acquisitions, Malmo Konst Museum, Malmo, Sweden
  Present compose, The Ottawa Art Gallery, Ottawa, Canada
2000 Greater New York, PS1, New York, USA
  Trailer, Greene/Naftali Gallery, New York, USA
  Contemporary Art Center, Long Island City, New York, USA
  Dirty Realism, Robert Pearre Fine Art, Tucson, Arizona, USA
  Another Place, Tramway Visual Arts, Glasgow, Scotland
  Organising Freedom, Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Sweden
  North, Kunsthalle Wien, Wien, Austria
1999 Edstrandska Stiftelsens Konstnärsstipendiater 1999, Rooseum, Malmö, Sweden
  Le Grând Praemiere Opéning Shöw, Galleri Nicolai Wallner, Copenhagen, Denmark
  Public Private, Monte Video/TBA, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  Cinéma-Cinéma, Van AbbeMuseum Eindhoven, The Netherlands
  Blondes on bikes, Newsantandrea, Savona, Italy
  Nordiske Klassikere, Bergen Kunstforening, Bergen, Norway
  H:MIN:SEC, Kunstraum Insbruck, Insbruck, Austria

Close-Ups: Contemporary Art and Carl Th. Dreyer, Nikolaj Copenhagen Contemporary Art Center, Copenhagen, Denmark

1998 Young Danish Artists, Sint-Lukasgalerij, Bruxelles, Belgium
  Nordic Normads, White Columns, New York, USA
  Lost Paradise, Joachim Koester, Catherine Opie, Ellen Cantor, Galerie Presenca, Porto, Portugal
  In Visible Light, Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Sweden
  Somethings Rotten, Museum Fridericianum, Kassel, Germany
  H:MIN:SEC, Kölnischer Kunstverein, Cologne, Germany
  Liechtensteinische Staatliche Kunstsamlung, Vaduz, Liechtenstein
  Narrative Urge, Uppsala Konstmuseum, Sweden
  Exterminating Angel, curated by Joshua Dector, Galerie Ghislaine Hussenot, Paris, France
  Nuit Blanche, Museée d'art moderne de la Ville de Paris, Paris, France
  This side of the Ocean, Kiasma, Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki, Finland
  Contemporary Art from Denmark and Sweden, Württembergischer Kunstverein, Stuttgart, Germany
  Twilight, Contemporary Art Center of Vilnius, Vilnius, Lithuania

Nothing but Space, DASA, Dortmund, Germany

1997 Heaven, PS1 Museum, New York, USA
  World Wide Videofestival, Stedelijk Museum and other locations in Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  Johannesburg Biennale, Johannesburg, South Africa
  Assorted Confabulations: Fiction and Interference, Consonni cent pratiques artistiques contemporaines, Bilbao, Spain
  Louisiana Exhibition, Humlebaek, Denmark
  Documenta X, Kassel, Germany
  One Minut Senario, Printemps de Cahors, Cahors, France
  Double Bind, Enkehuset, Stockholm, Sweden
  Narrative Urge, Lombard-Freid Fine Arts, New York, USA
  Mapping and Instructions, Bricks and Kicks, Wien, Austria
  Alikeness, Center for Contemporary Photography, Melburne, Australia
  Human Conditions, Kunsthallen, Helsinki, Finland
  In Synch, Crossing boundaries between film and photography, Spot Gallery, New York, USA
1996 Brekt Bein, Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo, Norway
  Disneyland After Dark, Kunstamt Bethanien, Berlin, Germany
  Escape Attempts, curated by Globe, Copenhagen, Denmark
1995 Song Lines, Kwangju Bienale, South Korea
  D.A.D, Uppsala Konstmuseum, Uppsala, Sweden
  Galleri Struts, Oslo, Norway
  Three New Multiples, Galleri Campbells Occasionally, Copenhagen, Denmark
  RAM, Portalen, Greve, Denmark
  I Confess, Nikolaj Kirke, Copenhagen, Denmark
1994 Glassbox, Malmö Konstmuseum (KM2), Malmö, Sweden
  Konsten och Virkeligheten, Riksudstallningar, Stockholm, Sweden
  Miniatures, The Agency, London, UK
  Proms 2, Brandts Klaedefabrik, Odense, Denmark
  Stain in Reality, with S. Douglas & D. Gordon, Galleri Nicolai Wallner, Copenhagen, Denmark
1993 Opening show, Galleri Nicolai Wallner, Copenhagen, Denmark
  17:00 cet, Stalke out of Space, Copenhagen, Denmark
  Blackbox, Globe, Copenhagen, Denmark
1992 Baghuset, Aarhus Kunstmuseum, Aarhus, Denmark
  90'ernes fotografiske billede, Kunstforeningen Gl. Strand, Copenhagen, Denmark


Articles/reviews (selected)

2017 “Joachim Koester: In the Face of Overwhelming Forces”, Mette Kjærgaard Præst, Artworks London, 2017
  “Joachim Koester – at Camden Arts Centre, London”, artlead, March 13, 2017
2016 “Joachim Koester: The Other Side Of The Sky at Turner Contemporary”, by Kathy Bailes, Isle of Thanet Gazette, Febraury 5, 2016
  “Tripping The Light Fantastic: Joachim Koester At Turner Contemporary”, Robert Barry, The Quietus, February 6, 2016

"Joachim Koester – Blueproject Foundation", Max Andrews,, January 29, 2016

2015 "Måske er vi fanget i en speciel afdeling af helvede...", Jacob Stubbe Oestergaard, Kopenhagen Magazine, May 16
  “Joachim Koester: ‘Body Electric’”, Ken Johnson, The New York Times, January
  ”Joachim Koester 'Body Electric' at Greene Naftali, New York”, Mousse Magazine, February

”Danish Photographer Joachim Koester’s Unsettling Eye”, Artsy Editorial,, February

  ”Koesteriske Forskydninger”, Anette Lindbøg Karlsen, Magasinet Kunst #2

“Joachim Koester at Camera Austria”, Contemporary Art Daily, June

  “Camera Austria”, Jens Asthoff, Frieze Magazine #15, June – August

”Joachim Koester 'The Place of Dead Roads' at Centre d’Art Contemporain Genève”, Mousse Magazine, July


”Melbourne Festival review: Dancers imitate birds in Framed Movements exhibition”, Robert Nelson,, October

2013 “Joachim Koester receives the Danish art critics prize 2013”, Maria Bordorff, Kopenhagen Art Magazine, June

”Joachim Koester awarded the Camera Austria Award for Contemporary Photography”, Kopenhagen Art Magazine, August

  “Joachim Koester will receive Camera Austria Award for Contemporary Photography by the City of Graz 2013”,

”Yerba Buena Center for the Arts presents Danish artist Joachim Koester's HOWE”,, December

  ”Livsvarig ydelse til Joachim Koester”, Ole Bak Jakobsen,, October
  ”Joachim Koester modtager Kunstkritikerprisen 2013”, Ole Bak Jakobsen,, June
  “Archaeology of the Mind”, Dieter Roelstraete, Palais Magazine for Palais de Tokyo, no. 17, February 25, Paris
  “The Magic Chain”, Yann Chateigue Tytelman, Palais Magazine for Palais de Tokyo, no. 17, February 25, Paris

“Palais de Tokyo under a Cold Sun”, AMA Art Media Agency, February 7, Paris


"Joachim Koester - Institut d'art contemporain", Raphael Brunel, Frieze, Issue 147, May, London

  "Joachim Koester - Institut d'art contemporain", Artforum, April Issue, New York, p. 224

“Hetero Chronie", L'officiel Art, Paris, pp. 98-107

  ”Critical Nostalgia in the Art of Joachim Koester”, Paolo Magagnoli, Oxford Art Journal vol. 34 issue #1, pp. 97 - 121
  ”Exhibitionist: The week's art shows in pictures”, Skye Sherwin and Robert Clark, The Guardian, September
  ”Joachim Koester's largest project to date in Denmark opens at Kunsthal Charlottenborg”,, August
  ”Joachim Koester”, Lars Bang Larsen, Artforum, May Issue
  ”Ugens Kunstner – Joachim Koester”,, September
2011 ”Joachim Koester 'Of Spirits and Empty Spaces' at the Institut d'Art Contemporain, Villeurbanne/Rhone - Alpes”, Mousse Magazine, December
2010 “Where Everything Floats”, Lars Bang Larsen, Kaleidoscope, Issue 07, Summer, Milan

“Dance with the Camera”, Katie Kitamura, Frieze, July/Aug Issue, London

  “Questionnaire”, Frieze, Nov/Dec Issue, London
  "Haunting Images: O Joachim Koester’s Photographic Works”, Maxime Coulombe, Ciel Variable, No.83, Autumn 2009/Winter 2010 Issue, Montreal

“Best in Show: Joachim Koester: From the Secret Garden of Sleep”, Robert Shuster, The Village Voice, April 28 - May 4, New York


“Joachim Koester, From the Secret Garden of Sleep”, Michael Wilson, Time Out New York, April 29 –May 5, New York


”New York – Joachim Koester at Greene Naftali”, Mousse Magazine, July

2009 "Joachim Koester", Art Review, September Issue, New York, p.22-23

"If I Can't Dance, I Don't Want to Be Part of Your Revolution”, Lars Bang Larsen, Magazine, Edition III, Eindhoven, pp. 8-20


“Great Transformations: On the Spiritual in Art, Again”, Dieter Roelstraete, Afterall, no. 20, Spring Issue, London


“Altermodern: Tate Triennial”, Adrian Searle, The Guardian, February 3, London


“2nd Turin Biennale,” Nicolas Cullinan, Artforum, April Issue, New York, p.178-179


“2nd Athens Biennale”, Adam Szymczyk, MAP, no. 19, Autumn Issue, Glasgow


“Joachim Koester”, Kate Forde, Frieze, November Issue, London


“Tate Triennial: Altermodern”, Colin Perry, Art Monthly, March issue, London


“Joachim Koester”, Paul Usherwood, Art Monthly, October issue, London


“Dance with the Camera”, Edward Epstein, Art Papers, Nov/Dec Issue, Atlanta

2008 “The Surface No Longer Holds: Affect, Powerlessness and obscene Fluctuations of Meaning in New Occult Art”, Lars Bang Larsen, Reading Room: A Journal of Art and Culture, Issue 02, Auckland

“Estratos”, Max Andrews, Frieze, no. 116, June/July Issue, London


“Four Sorts of Lightness”, Niels Henriksen, SUM, no. 3, Copenhagen

  ”Koester præmieres med 40.000”, BBA,, October
2007 “The Other Side”, Lars Bang Larsen, Frieze, no. 106, April Issue, London

A Prior Magazine, no. 14: Special Issue on Sven Augustijnen, Deimantas Narkevicius, and Joachim Koester, Dieter Roelstraete, A Prior Magazine, Ghent


“Elsewhere, Critics pick”, Gregg Perkins, Artforum, October Issue, New York


“Re-enchanment Romantique”, Sebastian Pluot, L’Art Meme, Issue no. 2, Brussels, pp. 4-8


“Epiphanic uncertaintiers: Mystic Truths in Auckland”, John Hurrell, Art Monthly, no. 205,
November Issue, London

2006 "Blind Spots", Hal Foster, Artforum, April Issue, New York, pp. 212-217

“IX Balitic Triennial of International Art”, Liutauras Psibilskis, Artforum, February Issue, New York

  “Review”, Henrikke Nielsen, Flash Art, March/April Issue, Milan

"Joachim Koester un mirage au Palais de Tokyo", Frédéric Maufras, Standard, Dec/Feb Issue, Paris


“Morning of the Magicians”, Joachim Koester, Palais Magazine for Palais de Tokyo, no. 01, Autumn/Winter Issue, Paris

  “Review”, Staffan Boije af Grennas, Frieze, no. 99, May Issue, London

"Go East, from Kosovo to Kaliningrad", Aron Moulton, Flash Art, Nov/Dec Issue, Milan


"Histories - Joachim Koester", Anne-Marie Poels, <H> ART, February Issue, Antwerp

2005 "New York Tales”, Andrea Bellini, Flash Art, vol. 38, no. 243, Summer Issue, Milan, pp. 114-116

"Place" in "Room Four, Myth/History", Tacita Dean and Jeremy Millar, Art Works: Place, Thames & Hudson, New York, pp. 90-91


"Surface Tensions, Nature", Colin Martin, Nature: The International Weekly Journal of Science, August 4, London

  “Review”, Michael Wilson, Artforum, September Issue, New York
  "Photography's Expanded Field”, George Baker, October 114, Fall Issue, no. 114, pp. 120-140
  “IX Baltic Triennal of International Art”, Walter Seidl, Camera Austria, no. 91, Graz

The Artist's Artists”, Martin Creed et al, Artforum, December Issue, New York

  “Paper Trail”, Emily King, Frieze, no. 93, September Issue, London
  "In Between Days", Andrea K. Scott, TimeOut New York, May 12, New York, pp. 73-74
  “Sandra of the Tuliphouse”, Roberta Smith, The New York Times, June 10, New York
2004 “Rear View Mirror”, Mark Wilsher, Art Monthly, November Issue, London

"Dobbelt eksistens", Michel Henri, Magasinet Kunst, Jan/Feb Issue, Copenhagen, pp. 29-31

2003 “Focus Photography Part Two”, Flash Art, no. 233, Nov/Dec Issue, Milan, p. 87

“Sound Systems”, Hildegrund Amanshauser, Salzburger Kunstverein, Magazine Issue no. 8, Salzburg


"Joachim Koester's Ice Narratology", Lars Bang Larsen, Dits 2 le Recit, Grand Hornu, Hornu, pp. 72-80


"Towards a Post Cinematic Space-Time", Jean-Christophe Royoux, Black Box Illuminated, Stockholm

2002 "Points of Suspension" by Matthew Buckingham and Joachim Koester, October #100, pp. 55-63

"The Waste Land", Susanne Neuburger, Camera Austria, no. 77, Graz


"The Waste Land", Rainer Metzger, Kunstforum International, no. 158, Jan/March Issue, Cologne

2001 "Au Mileu De Nulle Part; Joachim Koester se penche sur des extraterrestres", Technikart, April Issue, Paris

“Review”, Cedric Aurelle, Paris Photo, April/May Issue, Paris


"Joachim Koester, Jean-Marie Straub et Daniele Huillet", Denis Gaudel, Art Contemporain, May Issue, Paris


"Des images en quete de recits", Olivier Michelon, Le Journal Des Arts, no. 123, March 16-29, Paris


"Les Aventures Du Capitaine Koester", Emanuelle Leqeux, Le Monde, March Issue, Paris


“Review”, Dominique Baque, Art Press, May Issue, Paris

2000 “Greater New York”, Nina Servizzi,, March Issue, New York

“Joachim Koester: Greenwich Meridian”, Lars Bang Larsen,  Art/Text, Feb/April Issue, Los Angeles, pp. 72-75


“Joachim Koester: Northwood and Other Places,” Wendy Weil Atwell, Artlies, Summer Issue, Houston, p.79

  “Review”, Laurence Hegarty, Art Papers, Sept/Oct Issue, Atlanta, pp. 45-46
  Greater New York”, Christopher Philips, Berliner Tageszeitung, March 15, Berlin

"From Here to Betweenity", Roy Exley, Parachute: Para-Para, Oct/Dec Issue, Montreal


"Mix of lens and light creates what it's not", Dan R. Goddard, San Antonio Express-News, July 9, San Antonio

  “Review”, Pernille Grane, Art Press, no. 258, June Issue, Atlanta
  “Review” Saul Anton, TimeOut, New York, no. 244, May 25 - June 1, New York

"Beyond Recognition: Joachim Koester's Arctic Explorations", Kristine Kern, KATALOG, Odense

1999 "Cinema Cinema in Van Abbemuseum", Paul de Mol, Brabant Cultureel, Jan/Feb Issue, vol. 48, Eindhoven, pp. 31-33

"Blue Haze: Images from a recent dream", Catsou Roberts, Camera Austria, no. 66, Graz


"Denmark: Double Agents", Malene Vest Hansen, Art Journal, Summer Issue, New York

  "Cinema, Cinema", Michael Gibbs, Art Monthly, April Issue, London, pp. 24-26

"The Cinematic Experience in het Van Abbemuseum", Huibert Spoorenberg, Cursor, February 18, vol. 41, no. 22

  Review”, Paco Barragan, El Periodico Del Arte, April Issue, Madrid, p.18
1998 “Fatale Kringloop, Metropolis M”, Paul Groot, World Wide Video Festival, no. 6, Dec/Jan Issue, Amsterdam, pp. 48-49

“New York; a season of artists in Galleries”, Maia Damianovic, Tema Celeste, September Issue, Milan, p. 53

  "Nothing but space", Flash Art, May/June Issue, Milan, p. 46

“How and why did we get from H. C. Andersen to this?", Yvette Brackman, New Art Examiner, July/Aug Issue, Chicago, pp. 36-41

  “Aperto Copenhagen”, Franklin Sirmans, Flash Art, Summer Issue, Milan, pp. 105-107
  "Twilight", Liutauras Psibilskis, Siksi, Spring Issue, Helsinki, pp.85-86

"A Project for Atlantica with Matthew Buckingham", Atlantica International, Number 19, Keflavik

  “Review”, Milou Allerholm, Dagens Nyheter, March 7, Stockholm

“The Louisiana Exhibition 1997”, Alexandra Melo, Artforum, March Issue, New York, pp. 111-112

"Joachim Koester, entre documentation et dramatisation", Catsou Roberts, Artpress, no. 232, February Issue, Paris, pp. 44-48

  “Review”, Karsten R.S. Ifversen, Blender, no. 3, November Issue, pp. 124-128
1997 "Little d big X", Daniel Birnbaum, Artforum, September Issue, New York, pp. 108-112

"Scania's Art Scene”, Franklin Sirmans, Flash Art, Nov/Dec Issue, Milan, p. 52


"Joachim Koester at Greene Naftali", Joshua Dector, Artforum, December Issue, New York, pp. 120-121

  "Double Vision", Simon Sheikh, World Art, December Issue, pp. 32-36
  "Documenta X", Barry Schwabsky, World Art, December Issue, pp. 68-70
  “Review”, Ken Johnson, The New York Times, October 10, New York
  “Review”, Sarah Schmerier, TimeOut New York, September 15, New York, p. 43

"Summer of Group Show Discontent", Maia Damianovic, Review Magazine, September 15, pp. 29-34


"Narrative, time and space...", Catsou Roberts, Siksi, Summer Issue, Helsinki, pp. 58-61


"Aus Unsere Franzosenzeit", Wolfgang Kemp, Die Zeit, June 27, Hamburg

  “Review”, Ole Lindboe  Kunst, Spring 1997, Copenhagen, pp. 10-12
  “Interview: Joachim Koester”, Marie Lade, Ekstra Bladet, May 17, Copenhagen

“Danmarks deltager pa Documenta X udstillingen”, Monica Madsen, Berlingske Tidende, May 23, Copenhagen

  “Review”, Information, May 26, Copenhagen
  “Review”, Aktuelt, April 18, Copenhagen
  “Review”, Politiken, April 28, Copenhagen

“Review”, Politiken, May 21, Copenhagen

  “Review”, Jyllandsposten, May 22, Copenhagen
1996 “Conditions of Gaze: an index to the installations of Joachim Koester”, Index, no. 4, New York, pp. 66-71, 120-123

“DJ Spooky Talks”, interview by Joachim Koester Siksi, vol. Xl, no. 4, Winter Issue, Helsinki, pp. 52-55

1995 "Young at art", Jonas Ekeberg, Siksi, no. 1, Helsinki, pp. 1215



2014 Joachim Koester: Of Spirits and Empty Spaces, Mousse Publishing, Milano
2009 Changing images : Miriam Bäckström : Joachim Koester, Preus Museum
2008 Reality Check, Statens Museum for Kunst, Copenhagen, Denmark
2007 New Photography, DuMont Literatur und Kunst Verlag, Cologne, Germany
2006 Message from the Unseen, Lund Konsthall, Lund, Sweden
  Nordenskiöld and the Ice Cap, Space Poetry, Copenhagen, Denmark
2005 Message from Andrée, Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy

Skyggen - The Shadow, Vestsjællands Kunstmuseum, Soro, Denmark

2004 Home Extension (exhibition catalogue for Row Housing), University Art Museum, Albany, USA
  Rear View Mirror, Kettle's Yard, University of Cambridge, UK
2002 Row Housing, Galleri Nicolai Wallner, Copenhagen, Denmark
  Joachim Koester: different stories, different places : Werke 1992-2001, Verlag für moderne Kunst
2000 North, David Hunt, Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna, Austria

Organising Freedom: Nordic Art of the 90s, David Elliot, Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Sweden

1999 “How close can you get?", Lene Crone & Lars Movin, Close-Ups: Contemporary Art and Carl Th. Dreyer, Nikolaj Copenhagen Contemporary Art Center, Copenhagen, Denmark
  Art at the Turn of the Millennium, Lars Bang Larsen et al, Taschen, Cologne, Germany
1998 Nordic Normads, Andrea Kroksnes, White Columns, New York, USA

Day for Night, Christiania 1996, Galleri Nicolai Wallner, Copenhagen, Denmark


Spatial Drive: Nothing but Space, Robert Catsou, DASA, Dortmund, Germany

1994 Alternating Realities, Galleri Nicolai Wallner, Copenhagen, Denmark

Stain in Reality, Galleri Nicolai Wallner, Copenhagen, Denmark



2013 Winner of The Camera Austria Award for Contemporary Photography, Coty of Graz, Austria
  Awarded The Danish Art Critics prize, Copenhagen, Denmark



Shortlisted for The Hugo Boss Prize, Administered by the Guggenheim Foundation, USA

1998 Awarded Aage og Yelva Nimbs Foundation's Honorary Gran, Copenhagen, Denmark

Awarded The Danish Arts Foundation’s Work Grant, Copenhagen, Denmark


Public collections


Auckland Art Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand


Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore, USA


Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, USA


Centre Pompidou, Paris, France


Centro De Arte Dos de Mayo, Madrid, USA


De Verbeelding, Zeewolde, The Netherlands


FNAC Fonds national d’Art Contemporain, Paris, France

  Frac Bretagne, Bignan, France

Frac Le Plateau, Paris, France


Generali Foundation, Vienna, Austria

  Institut d’art contemporain, Villeurbanne, France

Kadist Art Foundation, Paris, France


KIASMA, Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki, Finland


Kobberstiksamlingen, Statens Museum for Kunst, Copenhagen, Denmark


Kongelige Biblioteks Fotografiske Samling, Copenhagen, Denmark


Malmö Konstmuseum, Malmö, Sweden


Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, USA


Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Sweden

  MoMA, New York, USA

Musee des arts contemporains MAC's Grand-Hornu, Hornu, Belgium


Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid, Spain

  Museum Boijmans, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Musuem Sztuki, Lodz, Poland


Museum De Verbeelding, Zeewolde, The Netherlands


Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, USA


Putaux, Fonds national d'art contemporain, Paris, France


Samlung Hoffmann, Berlin, Germany


Sammlung Verbund, Vienna, Austria

  S.M.A.K, Stedelijk Museum Voor Actuele Kunst, Ghent, Belgium
  Statens Museum for Kunst, Copenhagen, Denmark

The Museum of Fine Arts, Hudson, Texas, USA


The West Collection, Oaks, USA

  Thyssen-Bornemisza Contemporary Art Foundation, Vienna, Austria
  Towner Art Gallery, Eastbourne, UK
  Vestsjællands Kunstmuseum, Sorø, Denmark