PAUL KOOIKER


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BIOGRAPHY

PAUL KOOIKER

*1964 in Rotterdam,The Netherlands

lives and works in Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Education

1982-1986 Koninklijke Academie van Beeldende Kunsten, Den Haag, NL

 

Residencies

1990 – 1992 Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten, Amsterdam, NL

 

Grants and Awards

2009 A Roland Holst Award

1996 Prix de Rome Photography

 

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2023 Paul Kooiker, Light Society, Beijing, CN
2023 Smooth Cotton, Galerie Zink Waldkirchen, Waldkirchen, DE

2022 FASHION, Foam Photography Museum Amsterdam, Amsterdam, NL (curated by Mirjam Kooiman)

2021 Fashion. Museum Folkwang Essen, DE (curated by Thomas Seelig)

2020 Eggs and Rarities, Museum Villa Mondriaan, Winterswijk, NL

2019 Eggs and Rarities, Otto Zoo, Milan, IT (curated by Francesco Zanot)

2018 Eggs and Rarities, tegenboschvanvreden, Amsterdam, NL
2018 Untitled (Nude), FOMU, Antwerp, BE
2018 3/5, Hydra + Fotografia, Mexico City, MX

2016 History X, tegenboschvanvreden, Amsterdam, NL
2016 Haha Nude, RIOT, Gent, BE

2015 Nude Animal Cigar, G/P Gallery, Tokyo, JP
2015 Nude Animal Cigar, Galerie Kromus + Zink, Berlin, DE

2014 Nude Animal Cigar, Fotomuseum Den Haag, NL
2014 Sunday, Steven Kasher Gallery, New York, US
2013 Paul Kooiker, RVB Gallery, Paris, FR
2013 Paul Kooiker, MiCamera, Milan, IT

2012 Sunday, Galerie Wim van Krimpen, Amsterdam, NL

2012 Room Service, ICM, Haarlem, NL

2009 Crush, Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam, NL

2009 A. Roland Host Award, KCB, Bergen, NL

2009 Crush, Galerie Van Zoetendaal, Amsterdam, NL
2007 Political Chaos, Galerie Van Zoetendaal, Amsterdam, NL

2007 Galerie Maurits vd Laar, Den Haag, NL

2006 Paradise twenty-one, FOAM, Amsterdam, NL

2004 Showground, Galerie Van Zoetendaal, Amsterdam, NL

2002 Hunting and Fishing, James Cohan Gallery, New York, US

2002 Hunting and Fishing, Galerie Roger Bjorkholmen, Stockholm, SW

2001 Modelstudies, Galerie Van Zoetendaal, Amsterdam,NL

2000 Utrechtse Krop, Universiteitsmuseum, Utrecht, NL
1999 Hunting and Fishing, Fries Museum, Leeuwarden, NL

1999 Hunting and Fishing, De Nederlandsche Bank, Amsterdam,NL

1999 Utrechtse Krop, Vleeshal, Middelburg, NL

1998 Janus Pact, Montevideo, Amsterdam, NL

1997 Galerie De Praktijk, Amsterdam, NL

1996 Galerie De Praktijk, Amsterdam, NL

1996Hedendaagse Fotografie, Kunsthal Rotterdam, NL

 

Selected Group Exhibitions 

2023 The Art of Belonging, Galerie LUMC, Leiden, NL

2023 Reimagines the Collection, FOMU Fotomuseum Antwerp, Antwerp, BE

2023 10/10 galerie, Keteleer Gallery, Otegem, BE
2023 Man Ray and Fashion, Mode Museum Antwerp, Antwerp, BE

2022 RAUW, Museum Het Rembrandthuis, Amsterdam, NL

2022 Transferring cultures into bodies, tegenboschvanvreden, Amsterdam, NL 2022 Superstudio #2, Stellar, Antwerpen, BE

2022 Parents, Fotomuseum Den Haag, Den Haag, NL
2022 34 Ondergaande zonnen, Galerie Vriend van Bavink, Amsterdam, NL 2022 Superfan, Galerie Made van Krimpen, Amsterdam, NL

2021 Distorted Duets, Foundation Usine Kugler, Geneva, CH

2021 Breackman Fieret Kooiker Strba, Be-Part, Waregem, BE
2021 Listen to Your Eyes, Museum Voorlinden, Wassenaar, NL (curated by Joop van Caldenborgh)

2020 De tranen van Eros, Centraal Museum, Utrecht, NL

2020 Animalia, Garage Rotterdam, Rotterdam, NL (curated by Imke Ruigrok)

2019 Fotofestival Naarden: Dutch Masters & Marvelous Misfits, Naarden, NL

2019 At the Gym, The Wite House Gallery, Lovenjoel, BE (curated by

tegenboschvanvreden)

2018 B is for Bird, Kranenburgh, Bergen, NL (curated by Hanne Hagenaars)

2018 Everything happens at once, Galerie Zink, Brussels, BE

2018 Borrador de un cuerpo intervenido, Artexarte, Buenos Aires, AR

2017 XL-Size Matters, Galerie Fifty One, Antwerp, BE

2017 Photography and Form, Fotomuseum Den Haag, NL

2017Collection of Aernoud Bourdrez, Huize Frankendael, Amsterdam, NL

2017 Adele, Galerie Zink, Waldkirchen, DE

2017 Rolling Snowball 8, Three shadows Art Centre, Xiamen, CN

2017 Dazed, Belfast Photo Festival, Belfast, IE

2016 The One – The Real, Kromus + Zink, Berlin, DE

2016 Full Moon, Museum Voorlinden, Wassernaar, NL
2016 Still Life, Galaxy Art Center, Xiamen, CN
2016 TOUCHED – Craftsmanship in Photography, Museum het Schip, Amsterdam, NL (curated by Anton Corbijn)

2015 Image As Object, Palermo Galerie, Stuttgart, DE

2015 Arcadia, Kunstvereniging Diepenheim, Diepenheim, NL

2015 De Burgemeester van Veurne, Emergent Galerie, Veurne, BE

2015 Upcoming 20/20 Vision, Christophe Guye Galerie, Zurich,CH

2015 Still Life-Contemporary Dutch Photography, Shanghai, CN

2015 Himalayas Museum, Shanghai, CN

2015 H2o Humans, Voorwerf Marineterrein, Amsterdam, NL
2015 LaLaLa Human Steps, Museum Boijmans van Beuningen, Rotterdam, NL

2015 Invisible forces that determine what happens next, tegenboschvanvreden, Amsterdam, NL

2015 Law & Order, Apprentice/Master exhibition #5, Kunstpodium T, Tilburg, NL

2014 Still Life, Three Shadows Art Centre, Beijing, CN

2014 Al Desnudo, The Ordonez Falcon Collection, TEA, Tenerife, ES
2014 Dutch Photography, The space between us, He Xiangning Art Museum, Shenzhen, CN
2014 Haperende Mens, Arti et Amicitiae, Amsterdam, NL
2014 Le Mur, Collection Antoine de Galbert, La Maison Rouge, Paris, FR

2014 Dutch Photography, The space between us, Felix& Foam, Amsterdam, NL

2014 Photo Stories, Gemeentemuseum, Den Haag, NL (cat.)
2014 Theatre de L’absurde, Galerie Gabriel Rolt, Amsterdam, NL

2013 From Holland with Love, Nederlands Fotomuseum,Rotterdam, NL

2013 Photo as Figure, Gemeentemuseum Den Haag, NL

2013 Political Chaos, Etudes, Colette, Paris, FR
2013 Undercover, Museum of Contemporary Art Erarta, St. Petersburg, RU

2013 Easy Living, Kunstvereniging Diepenheim, Diepenheim, NL
2013 Images for Images, Artists for Tichy, GASK, Kutna Hora, CZE (cat.)

2013 Still Life-Contemporary Dutch Photography, MAMM, Moskou, RU

2013 As Tears Go By, Cokkie Snoei, Rotterdam, NL
2013 Skinscape, Metis-nl, Amsterdam, NL
2013 Vrai ou Faix, Nederlands Fotomuseum, Rotterdam, NL (cat.)

2012 Museum Minutes, Kunsthal, Rotterdam, NL
2012 You are here, Gallery Vous Etes Ici, Amsterdam, NL

2012 Basic Instincts, OCT Art & Design Gallery, Shenzhen, CN
2012 LaLaLa Human Steps, Istanbul Modern, Istanbul, TR (cat.)
2012 From Holland with Love, Biennial of Photography, Liège, BE (cat.)
2012 Het Nederlandse fotoboek sinds 1945, Nederlands Fotomuseum, Rotterdam, NL
2012 De zwervende tentoonstelling, 38CC, Delft, NL
2012 Photobook Award Kassel, Le Bal, Paris, FR. (cat.)
2012 Basic Instincts, Eusebiuskerk/Museum voor Moderne Kunst, Arnhem, NL

2011 Still Life, FOAM, Amsterdam, NL
2011 Dutch and Belgian Photobooks, Kominek Gallery, Berlin, DE

2011 Basic Instincts, Villa Elizabeth, Berlin, DE (cat.)
2011Surreal, Museum Boijmans van Beuningen, Rotterdam, NL

2011 Foto(=)Kunst, Museum het Valkhof, Nijmegen, NL (cat.)
2011 VOTH, Stedelijk Museum Den Bosch, Den Bosch, NL (cat.)

2011 Rebound, Galerie Van Zoetendaal, Amsterdam, NL (cat.)
20121 Han Nefkens-10 jaar mecenas, Museum Boijmans van Beuningen, Rotterdam, NL
2011 Sunday, Motto, Berlin, DE

2010 The library of Babel, Zabludowicz Collection, London, GB (cat.)
2010 25 years anniversary part III, Gallery Paul Andriesse, Amsterdam, NL

2010 Use Me Abuse Me, New York Photo Festival, New York, US (cat.)
2010 Both Ends Burning, Galerie Martin van Zomeren, Amsterdam, NL

2010 Anti-Beeld, Arti et Amicitiae, Amsterdam, NL
2010 Le Garage, Rencontres d’Arles Festival, Arles, FR
2010 The Red Snowbal, Dutch Culture Centre, World Expo Shanghai, CN (cat)

2010 From Geer van Velde to Rineke Dijkstra, FRAC, Nord – Pas de Calais A l’Instititut Néerlandais, Paris, FR
2010 Bookmakers, Galerie Chateau d’Eau, Toulouse, FR
2010 The Red Snowbal, Chinese European Art Centre, Xiamen, CN
2010 VOTH, Moscow Museum of Modern Art, Moscow, RUS (cat.)

2009 200 jaar Prix de Rome, Kunsthal, Rotterdam, NL (cat.)

2009 Archivo, MK Galerie, Berlin, DE (cat.)

2009 Discovering Slowness, CEAC, Xiamen, CN (cat.)
2009 Remain in Nature, Galerie LUMC, Leiden, NL
2009 Desir, Stades de Flandre, Dunkerque, FR
2009 Rietveld Arsenale, Arsenale Novissimo, Venice Biennal, IT (cat.)

2008 Collectie Van Zoetendaal, Fotomuseum Den Haag, NL

2008 SWAF, Kunsteyssen, Alkmaar, NL (cat.)

2008 1141 Magnetic Field, Gist-projectruimte, Brummen, NL

2008 Archivo, De Boterhal, Hoorn, NL
2008 Quo Vadis, Autocenter, Berlin, DE (cat.)
2008 XXste eeuw, Gemeentemuseum, Den Haag, NL(cat.)

2007 The Suspended Moment, Z33, Hasselt, BE (cat.)
2007 De ontdekking van de traagheid, KW14, Den Bosch, NL (cat.)

2007 Kunsteditie voor Duchenne, Brummelkamp Galerie/AMC, Amsterdam, NL

2007 Discovering Slowness, National Center of Photography, Sint Petersburg, RU (cat.)
2007 Among photographers, Fotomuseum Den Haag,Den Haag, NL (cat.)

2007 Objeto de Replica, Artium, Vitoria Gasteiz, ES

2006 Portaal naar de hemel, Frans Hals museum, Haarlem, NL (cat.)

2006 Dutch Insight, Daejeon Municipal Museum of Art, Daejeon, KR (cat.)

2006 L’esprit du Nord, Maison Europeene de la Photographie, Paris, FR (cat.) 2006 The Suspended Moment, Museum for Contemporary Art, Vigo, ES (cat.) 2006 Revisited, Outline, Amsterdam, NL

2006 De Salon, bureau MVRDV, Rotterdam, NL
2006 Kunsteditie voor Duchenne, KunstRAI, Amsterdam, NL (cat.)

2006 Familie, TENT centrum beeldende kunst, Rotterdam, NL

2005 Constructed Moment, KW14, Den Bosch, NL (cat.)
2005 The suspended Moment, Crac Alsace, Altkirch, FR (cat.)

2005 Marks of Honour, FOAM, Amsterdam, NL
2005 Onwerkelijke Schoonheid, Breda’s museum, Breda, NL
2005 Cadres Revisites, Institut Néerlandais, Paris, FR (cat.)
2005 Dialogues with San Telmo, San Telmo Museum, San Sebastian, ES

2005 Dutch Insight, Kumho Art Museum, Seoul, KR (cat.)

2004 Contemporary Dutch Photography, Louis Vuitton, Tokyo, JP (cat.)

2004 Flash right Turn left, Artwalk, Amsterdam, NL

2004 Salon de los Inmigrantes, Oude Kerk, Amsterdam, NL

2003 Moved, Galerie Van Zoetendaal, Amsterdam, NL (cat.)

2003 Nouvelle photographie hollandaise, L’Lac, Lausanne, CH

2003 A Bird in the hand … , Gemeentemuseum Den Haag, NL

2003 Tender Prey, Arti et Amicitiae, Amsterdam, NL (cat.)

2003 Remind, De Beyerd, Breda, NL (cat.)

2003 You’re always on my mind, Loerakker Galerie, Amsterdam, NL

2003 L’ insense Pays-Bas, Colette, Paris, FRA (cat.)

2002 La Disparition, Biennale Photographie et Arts Visuels, Liège, BE

2002 Summer, James Cohan Gallery, New York, USA

2002 Collectie Van Zoetendaal, Gemeentemuseum Den Haag, Den Haag, NL (cat.)

2002 Fotografen in Nederland 1852-2002, Fotomuseum Den Haag, Den Haag, NL (cat.)

2001 Slow Motion, LUMC, Leiden, NL
2001 Tales from Paradise, Fotohof, Salzburg, AT

2001 Dutch Delight, FOAM, Amsterdam, NL (cat.)
2001 Fieret/Kooiker/Nollen, Gemeentemuseum Den Haag, Den Haag, NL (cat.)

2001 Chambre d’Amis in Bergen, Eeuwigelaan, Bergen, NL

2000 Friesland Is, Fries Museum, Leeuwarden, NL (cat.)

2000 Gloom, The Living Room, Amsterdam, NL

2000 ARCO, Galerie De Praktijk, Madrid, ES
2000 Het Paard van Troje, Fries Museum, Leeuwarden, NL (cat.)
2000 L’oeil du Nord, Institut Néerlandais, Paris, FR (cat.)
2000 Pleidooi voor intuitie, Gemeentemuseum Den Haag, The Hague, NL

1999 FOTO, Arti et Amicitiae, Amsterdam, NL (cat.)

1999 Abraham, Galerie De Praktijk, Amsterdam, NL

1997 Prix de Rome, Dordrechts Museum, Dordrecht. NL (cat.)

1997 No Man’s Land, De Praktijk, Amsterdam, NL

1997 Noorderlicht Fotofestival, Niggendijker, Groningen, NL (cat.)

1997 Verhullen/Onthullen, Faculteit v Journalistiek, Utrcht, NL (cat.)

1996 Prix de Rome, Arti et Amicitiae, Amsterdam, NL (cat.)

 

Publications

2023 Fashion (Art Paper Editions, Ghent)

2018 Eggs and Rarities (Art Paper Editions, Ghent)

2017 Tokyo (Art Paper Editions, Ghent)

2014 Nude Animal Cigar (Art Paper Editions, Ghent)

2013 Political Chaos (Etudes Books, Paris)

2013 S/S 13 Island (Rick Owens, Paris)

2012 Heaven (Van Zoetendaal Publishers, Amsterdam)

2011 Sunday (Van Zoetendaal Publishers, Amsterdam)
2011 Tondeuse (JSBJ, Paris)

2009 Crush (Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam)

2008 Room Service (Van Zoetendaal Publishers, Amsterdam)

2006 Seminar (Van Zoetendaal Publishers, Amsterdam)

2005 Hooked (with Arno Nollen), Hotel New York

2004 Showground (Basalt Publishers, Amsterdam)

1999 Hunting and Fishing (Basalt Publishers, Amsterdam)
1999 Utrecht Goitre (with medical photography) (Basalt Publishers, Amsterdam)

 


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