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.


A selection, solo shows are indicated


Solo show at Galerie Les Filles Du Calvaire, March 13  - May 3, Paris, France
Solo show at Centro de Arte Alcobendas (CAA), October 16  - January 10, 2015, Alcobendas, Madrid, Spain


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


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


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);


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)


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


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.


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)


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


Cristina Masaveu Peterson Fundation, Madrid, Spain •  Fernando Fernández Coleccion. Santander, Spain •  Los Bragales Coleccion, Santander, Spain •  MoPA, (Museum of Photographic Arts) San Diego, USA •  La Roche-sur-Yon Museum Collection, France  • CBK Den Bosch, the Netherlands •  Colección Norte, Gobierno de Cantabria, Spain • Collection Hermès, Luxembourg  •  Colección Olor Visual, Barcelona, Spain • ING Collection, the Netherlands • Frans Hals Museum, Haarlem, the Netherlands • FNAC Collection, (French State Collection) Paris, France •  Marsh collection, London, Great Britain • C.B.K. Groningen (centre of contemporary art), the Netherlands • City collection Amersfoort, the Netherlands •  FNV foundation, the Netherlands • Achmea Kunstcollectie, the Netherlands  •  Gasunie (Dutch Gas Company), Groningen, the Netherlands •  Béanet Collection (part of Interpay) the Netherlands •  Artoteek Schiedam (art foundation), the Netherlands •  Collection Océ van der Grinten, the Netherlands •  Collection Rabobank, the Netherlands •  Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands •  Fries Museum, Leeuwarden, the Netherlands •  Zaans Museum, Zaanstad, the Netherlands •  Musac, Museo de Arte Contemporaneo de Castilla Y Leon, Spain •  21 C Museum, Louisville-Kentucky, USA  •  DSM collection, the Netherlands •  De Geestgronden Collection, the Netherlands •  Collection Erasmus University, Rotterdam, the Netherlands •  Collection VUMC, Amsterdam, the Netherlands •  Collection Menzis, the Netherlands  •   Borusian Contempory, Turkey

Work by Ellen Kooi is also to be found in various private international collections

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