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BIO

BIOGRAPHY

1962 Leeuwarden, NL
1981 - 1987 Art academy ABK Minerva, Groningen, NL
1993 - 1994 Post graduate in Arts at the Rijksacademy, Amsterdam, NL

Ellen Kooi lives and works in Haarlem, the Netherlands.
 

EXHIBITIONS

A selection, solo shows are indicated

  • 2015 Open or Close

    Solo at Musée de La Roche-sur-Yon, 7 March – 6 June, la Roche sur-Yon, FranceWorld Expo, presentation for France, French Cultural Institute, Palazzo delle Stelline, 1 May – 14 July, Milano, Italy
    Close to me, Pôle Art Santé, 26 march - 31 may 2015, Rennes, France
    Undertones, solo at Musée de La Roche-sur-Yon, 7 March – 6 June, la Roche-sur-Yon, France 
    Aux frontières de l’intime: les photographes et leurs enfants, 20 Nov 2014 – 15 April 2015, Musée français de la Photographie, Bièvres, France 
    Femina ou la reappropriation des models, Pavillon Vendôme, Clichy, France

    art fairs
    Photo London (by Flles du Calvaire)
    Art Paris (by Camara Oscura)
    Art Rotterdam (by Torch Gallery)

  • 2014 Open or Close
    Les esthétiques d’un monde désenchanté, Abbaye Saint André, centre d’art contemporain,18 July  –  2 November, Meymac, France
    Undertones Solo show at Centro de Arte Alcobendas (CAA), October 16  - January 10, 2015, Alcobendas, Madrid
    Absurd – did you say absurd? 3 - 26 July, at Galerie Les Filles Du Calvaire, Paris, France
    As it happens, 13 March - 19 April, solo at Galerie Les Filles Du Calvaire, Paris, France 
    Conspiracy of Women, 7 - 29 March, Camara Oscura, Madrid, Spain
    The woman Next Door, Galerie Les Filles Du Calvaire, Paris France

    art fairs
    AIPAD Photography Show (solo presentation by PPOW Gallery)
    ARCO Madrid by Espacio Liquido)
    Art Rotterdam (Torch Gallery)
    Art Miami (by Came Oscura, Torch Gallery)
    Estampa Art Fair (Camera Oscura)
  • 2013 Open or Close

    Kunstmaand Ameland, November 1 - November 30, Ballum, the Netherlands
    Miradas de mujeres, solo, March 8 - April 21, Centro Nacional de Fotografia de Torrelavega, Cantabria, Spain
    De Madonna a Madonna, February 28 - March 5, DA2 Domus Artium 2002, Salamanca, Spain
    La metamorfosis del paisaje en el arte, group show, February 21 - April 4Caja Vital Foundation. Vitoria, Spain


    Art fairs:
    Aipad Photography Show (PPOW Gallery); April 4th - April 7th
    Art Paris (Gallerie Les Filles Du Calvaire
); March 28th - April 1st 

    Yia Art Fair Lille (Gallerie Les Filles Du Calvaire); March 7th – March 10th
    Art13 London (Torch Gallery); March 1st – March 3rd
    ARCO Madrid (Espacio Liquido); February 13th - February 17th

  • 2012 Open or Close
    Sables Mouvants, solo exhibition Lambersart, November 23 - January 13, 2013, Lille, France
    Transparent Days, solo, November 8 - December 29 in Camera Oscura, Madrid, Spain
    Cosa Mentale, Paysage(s), Paysage-Fictions, September 15 -  November 24, musée de La Roche-sur-Yon, France
    De kleur van waterZuiderzeemusuem, April 14 - October 28, Enkhuizen, the Netherlands
    Sables Mouvants, solo exhibition Lille 3000, Le Fort de Mons-en-Baroeul, October 6 - November 11, Lille, France
    Next to me, solo, September 8 - October 20, Torch Gallery, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Recent Photography, solo exhibition at Catharine Clark Gallery, June 16 - July 14, San Francisco, USA
    Performing for the Camera, February 4 – May 19,  ASU Art Museum, Tempe Arizona, USA
    Latitudes Festival, Fotografía Huelva, Feb 21 - April 1, Spain
    “Luz Holandesa” Solo in Espacio Liquido, March 30 -  May 15, Gijon, Spain
                 
    art fairs:
    Art Paris Art Fair
    (Espace Beaumont); March 29th - April 1st
    ARCO Madrid (Espacio Liquido); February 15th - February 19th
    Art Geneve
    (Gallery Les Filles Du Calvaire); April 25th - April 29th 
    Pulse New York (Torch Gallery); May 3th - May 6th
    artMRKT San Francisco (Catherine Clark Gallery); May 17th - May 20th
    SCOPE Basel (Camera Obscura); June 13th - June 17th
    ArtMRKT the Hamptons; July 19th - July 22nd
    Foam Unseen, Photography fair Amsterdam (Torch Gallery); September 19th - September 23th
    Art Amsterdam (Camera Obscura); September 20th - September 23th
    Fotofever Brussels (Camera Obscura); October 4th - October 7th
    Paris Photo (by Galerie Les Filles Du Calvaire); November 15th - November 18th 
    Pan Amsterdam (by Torch Gallery); November 18th - November 25th
    SCOPE Miami (Camera Obscura); December 4th - December 9th
    Pulse Miami (by Torch Gallery); December 6th - December 9th
  • 2011 Open or Close
    Opening exhibition Borusan Contemporary, Perili Köşk, Istanbul, Turky
    Out of Sight, solo, May 19/ June 18, PPOW Gallery, New York/ USA
    Foto=Kunst (the art of Photograpy),February 16/ June 3, Museum het Valkhof, Nijmegen, the Netherlands
    Jugada a 3 Bandas, group show,April 2/ 30, Camara Oscura, Madrid, Spain.
    Ellen Kooi: Out of Sight, solo, April 28/ June 5, Le Château d’Eau, Toulouse, France
    The International Festival of Photography of Lodz, main program: OUT OF LIFE, 5-15 May 2011, Lodz, Poland
    Photo Event, June 15/ September, De Garage, Mechelen, Belgium
    Arte Esencial, Collecion Olorvisual, Casino de la Exposición, April 11 to May 22, Sevilla, Spain
    On the Other side of Twilight, duo-show with Astrid Kruse Jensen, Stedelijk Museum Den Bosch, the Netherlands
               
    art fairs
    Fiac Paris (Beaumontpublic);
    Paris Photo (Beaumontpublic, Les Filles Du Calvaire);
    Art Amsterdam, Estampa, Swab10 Arte Fiera (Camara Oscura);
    Art Brussels (Les Filles Du Calvaire);

    Pan Amsterdam (Torch Gallery);
              
  • 2010 Open or Close
    Out of Sight/ Hors de Vue, Institut Néerlandais, solo,November 17/ December 22,Paris, France
    Contriving Inquiries,  Oktober 30 / November 14, Seelevel Gallery at Het Magazijn, Amsterdam, the Netherlands
    De pictura, canon pictórico e imagen contemporánea, EMAT, Valencia, Spain
    Ellen Kooi, Photographies,solo, Le centre Image/ Imatge, Orthez, France
    Colección Norte 1996-2010,Santander, Spain
    Estancias, Residencias, Presencias,Tenerife Espacio de las Artes, Tenerife, Spain

    art fairs
    Paris Photo
    (Torch Gallery)
    Artesantander, Valencia Art (Camara Oscura)
  • 2009 Open or Close
    New Photowork, solo September 19 to October 24, Torch Gallery, Amsterdam, the Netherlands
    Dutch Art, 400 years of trade relations Japan - the Netherlands, August 3 - 31, Okura hotel, Tokyo, Japan
    Signs of the Apocalypse/ Rapture, July 19 to September 20, Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago, USA
    New Works, June 27 to September 1, Gallery Beaumontpublic, Luxemburg, Luxemburg
    "Borrowed Landscapes", soloshow, part of Festival Off PhotoEspaña, May 28 to July 25, Gallery Camara Oscura, Madrid, Spain
    Torch Gallery, the unforgettable fire, May 29 to Sept 6, Kunsthal Rotterdam, the Netherlands
    Fotowerken, de Willem III, solo, Vlissingen, the Netherlands
    NOK in MET, Museum Bélvèdere, Heerenveen, the Netherlands

    Art fairs
    Arco 09 Beaumontpublic, Camara Oscura
    Pulse Miami Torch, PPOW
    Paris Photo Torch, Beaumontpublic
    Art Brussels Beaumontpublic
    Artesantander Camara Oscura
    Pulse Miami Espacio Liquido
  • 2008 Open or Close
    Times Square, December 18, 2008 to February 28 2009, group with Anna & Bernhard Blume, Gudny Gudmundsdottir, Filip Markiewicz, Yves Netzhammer, Edmond Oliveira, Roland Quetsch, Su-Mei Tse, Beaumontpublic, Luxemburg, Luxembourg
    Whatever happened to your dreams (Fantasy), May 23 to July 19, Galerie Les Filles Du Calvaire, Bruxelles, Belgium
    De kleur van Friesland, beeldende kunst na 1945, April 19 to August 24, Fries Museum, the Netherlands
    Recent Photography, soloshow, March 7 to April 19, Espacio Liquido, Gijon, Spain
    “Dentro por Fuera, Within from without”, soloshow, April 14 to June 15, La Casa Encendida, Madrid, Spain

    Art fairs
    Art Rotterdam, presented by Torch Gallery;
    Art Dubai, March presented by Torch Gallery;
    Art Chicago, presented by Espacio Liquido, Gijo, Camara Oscura, Madrid, PPOW Gallery, NY;
    Scope Basel by Camara Oscura.
  • 2007 Open or Close
    What Ever Happened to Your Dreams? (Fantasy) November 24 to January 12 2008, Galerie Les Filles du Calvaire, France
    C'est pas du jeu! (Fantasy), October 9 to December 22, CPIF Art Centre, Paris, France
    NY C Photo, Philips de Pury & Company, NY, USA Ellen Kooi, solo show in Catharine Clark Gallery, October 25 - November 24, San Francisco, USA
    Paradise gained, LUMC, Leiden, the Netherlands
    Figure it! The Human Factor in Contemporary Art, Clay Center for the Arts, West Virginia.
    Group Photo Show, with Ruud van Empel, Aaron Plant, Carlos and Jason Sanchez, Catharine Clark Gallery, San Francisco, USA
    PULSE London, by PPOW (Nw York, USA, ARCO Art Fair/ DFOTO - San Sebastian International Contemporary
    Photography and Video-Art Fair/ Art Brussels, presentated by Les Filles Du Calvaire, (Paris)
    Art Chicago, presented by PPOW (NewYork, USA)
  • 2006 Open or Close
    Architecture and Landscape Biennal of the Canaries, Centro Atlantico de Arte Moderne (CAAM), Gran Canaria, Spain
    Night & Day, Vishal Haarlem, the Netherlands
    Pulse Miami Art Fair, presentated by PPOW Gallery (New York), Miami, USA
    Paris Photo, presented by Torch Gallery (Amsterdam) and Les Filles du Calvaire (Paris), Paris, France
    Ellen Kooi, Pavel Wolberg, a conflicting encounter, mois européen de la photo, Gallery Beaumontpublic, Luxembourg, Luxemburg
    Out of Context, Fields Sculpture Park at Art Omni International Arts Center, starting from May 2006, Ghent, New York, USA
    Recent Photography, PPOW Gallery, New York, USA
    Presentation with Duchenne foundation on KunstRai/ Art Amsterdam, the Netherlands
    Trial Balloons, Musac, Museo de Arte Contemporaneo de Castilla Y Leon, Spain
    Photo-London, Royal Academy of Arts, Burlington Gardens, presentated by Houldsworth Gallery, Great Britain
    Travaux Recents, duo show with Hans Op De Beeck, Les Filles du Calvaire, Paris, France
    Photography Biennale MOSCOW, Moscow house of photography, Moscow, Russia
    Art Brussels, Presentated by Les Filles du Calvaire (Paris), Brussels, Belgium
    Van scheepswerf tot filmindustrie, presentation photography assignment
  • 2005 Open or Close
    PULSE Miami Art Fair, (PPOW Gallery), USA.
    Fiac, (Les Filles du Calvaire, Gallery Beaumontpublic), Paris, F.
    Recent Work, solo, Les Filles du Calvaire, Kanal 20, Brussles, B.
    "Hold Still, Keep Moving IV", solo, Gallery Beaumontpublic, Luxembourg, L
    "Out There: Landscape in the New Millennium", Museum of Contemporary Art, Cleveland, USA
    Constructed Moment, KW14, Den Bosch, NL
    Dutch Eyes / Chrysalis,Castello Svevo, Bari, I
    HxBxD, ExhibitionCollection Rabobank, GEM, Gemeentemuseum & Fotomuseum, The Hague, NL
    Going Dutch, new photography from the Netherlands, Museum of New Art (Mona), Michigan, USA
    Histoire(s)Parallèle(s), création-confrontation, France / Pays-Bas, by E.Kessels (NL) and G.Bauret (F)
    FOAM, Amsterdam, NL Bomen & Bossen (Trees & Forests), Melkweg gallery, Amsterdam, NL
  • 2004 Open or Close
    Dreamscapes, Aeroplastics Contemporary, Brussels, B
    Paris Photo (Torch, Les Filles du Calvaire) Paris, F
    Histoire(s) Parallèle(s), création-confrontation, France/ Pays-Bas, by E.Kessels (NL) and G.Bauret (F) Institut Néerlandais, Paris
    Art Cologne 2004 (Torch Gallery) Cologne, D
    FIAC (Les Filles du Calvaire) Paris, F
    Art Brussels (Les Filles du Calvaire) Brussels, B
    Transhumance 6, Le Château D’Eau-Toulouse, Toulouse, F
    Art Basel Miami Beach (Torch Gallery), Miami, USA
    Vervreemding in het Hollandse landschap, University Groningen, NL
    The Armory Show (Torch Gallery) New York, USA
    Art Rotterdam (Torch Gallery) Rotterdam, NL
  • 2003 Open or Close
    Hold still, keep moving III, solo Torch Gallery, Amsterdam, NL
    Potential Images of the World, The Speed Art Museum, Louisville, Kentucky, USA
    Art Basel Miami Beach (Torch Gallery & PPOW Gallery) Miami, USA
    Paris Photo (Torch Gallery) Paris, F
    Galerie Les Filles du Calvaire ,solo. Paris, F
    Where the grass is green, solo P.P.O.W. Gallery, New York, USA
    Art Basel 34 (Torch Gallery) Basel, CH
    Energy and physics of spirituality, Westwood Gallery, Soho, New York, USA
    Art Rotterdam, (Torch Gallery) Rotterdam, NL
    The Armory Show (Torch Gallery) New York, USA
    Fotografen in Nederland 1852-2002, Photo museum, The Hague, NL
    Retrospective View, Photo’s from the collection, Frans Hals Museum, Haarlem, NL
  • 2002 Open or Close
    Art 33 Basel (Torch Gallery) Basel, CH
    Paris Photo (Torch Gallery) Paris, F
    Faces, People and Society, hedendaagse fotografie, Frans Hals Museum, Haarlem, NL
    De Noorderbreedte collection, CBK Groningen, NL
    M.A.F. artfair, Renaissance Koepelkerk (Torch Gallery) Amsterdam, NL
  • 2001 Open or Close
    Met een knipoog van de camera, Museum Het Kruithuis, Tilburg, NL.
    Revisited, Noorderlicht Festival, Galerie De Pijp, Groningen,NL
    Les Intérieurs Du Monde, Exchange project with city’s of Haarlem and Zaanstad, NL
    Paris Photo (Torch Gallery) Paris, France
  • 2000 Open or Close
    Zien is geloven / Seeing is believing, Kunstestafette (Art-manifestation) Zuid-Holland, Gouda, NL
    3 Photographers, De Vishal, Haarlem, NL
    Work in commission for the Province of Noord-Holland, NL