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


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


Solo exhibitions

2021 The way out is the way in, Kunsthalle Mainz, Mainz, Germany
The Invisible Index, Jan Mot, Bruxelles, Belgium
Altered States, Museum Dr. Guislain, Gent, Belgium
2020 Photographic works (1994 – 2019), Galleri Nicolai Wallner, Copenhagen, Denmark
Jan Mot Gallery, Brussels, Belgium
2018 Bringing Something Back, Bergen Kunsthall, Bergen, Norway
Joachim Koester – Patterns, Shimmers, Scenes, The National Gallery of Denmark, Copenhagen, Denmark
Things That Shine And Things That Are Dark, Beirut Art Center (BAC), Beirut, Lebanon
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
2006 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)

2022 Zin Ex. Body and Architecture, TABAKALERA International Centre for Contemporary Culture, Donostia-San Sebastian, Spain
Breathing, Hamburger Kunsthalle, Hamburg, Germany
2021 I Virkeligheden – Fotografisk Center 25 år, Fotografisk Center, Copenhagen, Denmark
Summer Show, Galleri Nicolai Wallner, Copenhagen, Denmark
Emma Kunz Cosmos – A Visionary in Dialogue with Contemporary Art, Aargauer Kunsthaus, Aarau, Switzerland
WITCHES, TAXISPALAIS, Kunsthalle Tirol, Innsbruck, Austria
2020 The Botanical Mind. Art, Mysticism and the Cosmic Tree, Camden Arts Centre, London, UK
La evolución del mito. Vampiros, CaixaForum, Madrid, Spain
Vampires. From Dracula to Buffy, La Cinémathèque Française, Paris, France
2019 Plant Revolution!, CIAJG Centro Internacional das Artes José de Guimãraes, Guimãraes, Portugal
Summer Show, Galleri Nicolai Wallner, Copenhagen, Denmark
Ecstasy, Zentrum Paul Klee, Bern, Switzerland
Touché! (gestures, movement, action), Beirut Art Center, Beirut, Lebanon
The Collection (1) Highlights for a Future, S.M.A.K. Museum of Contemporary Art, Ghent, Belgium
De l’immersion à l’osmose Chaosmose #2, FRAC île-de-France, Le Château Rentilly, Bussy-Saint-Martin, France
2018 Group Therapy, Frye Museum, Seattle, USA
Written In Light, Moderna Museet, Malmö, Sweden
Ecstasy, Kunstmuseum Stuttgart, Stuttgart, Germany
Altered States. Substances in Contemporary Art, Kunstpalais Erlangen, Erlangen, Germany
Wilderness, Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt, Germany
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 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
2012 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
2014 “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
2012 “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
2008 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
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