BIOGRAPHY

Paul Kooiker was born in Rotterdam in 1964. He attended Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten in  Amsterdam and Koninklijke Academie van Beeldende Kunsten in The Hague. He has published thirteen monographs, including his most recent publication Nude Animal Cigar (Art Paper Editions, 2014). He has had solo shows at FOAM, Amsterdam; Museum Boijmans van Beuningen, Rotterdam; Galerie Van Zoetendaal, Amsterdam; and James Cohan Gallery, New York, among others. Opening in October 2014, Kooiker will be the subject of a major solo exhibition titled Nude Animal Cigar at the Fotomuseum in The Hague. Kooiker’s work has been exhibited in group shows internationally, most recently inDutch Photography: The Space Between Us, at the He Xiangning Art Museum in Shenzhen, China. His photographs are found in permanent collections at the Museum Boijmans van Beuningen, Rotterdam; Gemeentemuseum, The Hague; Fries Museum, Leeuwarden; Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Amsterdam; De Nederlandsche Bank, Amsterdam; and H+F collection, The Netherlands, among others.  Kooiker was awarded the A. Roland Holst Award in 2009 and the Prix-de-Rome Photography in 1996.

 

Selected Solo Exhibitions:
2014
Nude Animal Cigar- Fotomuseum den Haag, Netherlands 
Sunday- Steven Kasher Gallery, New York
2013
Paul Kooiker- RVB Gallery, Paris
Paul Kooiker- MiCamera, Milan
2012
Sunday- Galerie Wim van Krimpen, Amsterdam
Room Service- ICM, Haarlem
2009
Crush- Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam
Crush- Galerie Van Zoetendaal, Amsterdam
2007
Political Chaos- Galerie Van Zoetendaal, Amsterdam
2006
Paradise Twenty-One- FOAM, Amsterdam
2004
Showground- Galerie Van Zoetendaal, Amsterdam
2000
Utrechtse Krop- Universiteitsmuseum, Utrecht
1999
Hunting and Fishing- Fries Museum, Leeuwarden
Hunting and Fishing- De Nederlandsche Bank, Amsterdam
Utrechtse Krop- Vleeshal, Middelburg
1998
Janus Pact, Montevideo, Amsterdam
1997
Galerie De Praktijk, Amsterdam
1996
Galerie De Praktijk, Amsterdam
Hedendaagse Fotografie, Kunsthal Rotterdam

 

Selected Group Exhibitions:
2014
Dutch Photographie, The space between us- He Xiangning Art Museum, Shenzhen
Haperende Mens- Arti et Amicitiae, Amsterdam
Le Mur, Collection Antoine de Galbert- La Maison Rouge, Paris
Dutch Photographie, The space between us- Felix& Foam, Amsterdam
Photo Stories- Gemeentemuseum, Den Haag
Theatre de L’absurde- Galerie Gabriel Rolt, Amsterdam
2013
From Holland with Love- Nederlands Fotomuseum, Rotterdam
Photo as Figure- Gemeentemuseum Den Haag
Political Chaos- Etudes, Colette, Paris
Undercover- Museum of Contemporary Art Erarta, St Petersburg
Easy Living- Kunstvereniging Diepenheim, Diepenheim
Images for Images- Artists for Tichy, GASK, Kutna Hora
Still Life-Contemporary Dutch Photography- MAMM, Moscow
Still Life-Contemporary Dutch Photography- Perm State Art Gallery, Perm
Still Life-Contemporary Dutch Photography- Novgorod State Art Museum, Novgorod
As Tears Go By- Cokkie Snoei, Rotterdam
Skinscape- Metis-nl, Amsterdam
Vrai ou Faix- Nederlands Fotomuseum, Rotterdam
2012
Museum Minutes- Kunsthal, Rotterdam
You are here- Gallery Vous Etes Ici, Amsterdam
Unseen Photo Fair- Galerie Van Krimpen, Amsterdam
Basic Instincts- OCT Art & Design Gallery, Shenzhen, China
LaLaLa Human Steps- Istanbul Modern, Istanbul (cat.)
From Holland with Love- Biennial of Photography, Liege, Belgie (cat.)
Het Nederlandse fotoboek sinds 1945- Nederlands Fotomuseum, Rotterdam
De zwervende tentoonstelling- 38CC, Delft
Basic Instincts- Eusebiuskerk/Museum voor Moderne Kunst, Arnhem
2011
Still Life- FOAM, Amsterdam
Dutch and Belgian Photobooks- Kominek Gallery, Berlin
Basic Instincts- Villa Elizabeth, Berlin (cat.)
Surreal- Museum Boijmans van Beuningen, Rotterdam
Art Rotterdam- Galerie Van Zoetendaal, Rotterdam
VOTH- Stedelijk Museum Den Bosch, Den Bosch (cat.)
Rebound- Galerie Van Zoetendaal, Amsterdam (cat.)
Sunday- Motto, Berlin
2010
The library of Babel, Zabludowicz Collection, London
25 years anniversary part III, Gallery Paul Andriesse, Amsterdam
Use Me Abuse Me, NYPhoto Festival, New York
Hidden Books Hidden Stories, NYPhoto Festival (curator Lou Reed) New York
Both Ends Burning, Galerie Martin van Zomeren, Amsterdam
Anti-Beeld, Arti et Amicitiae, Amsterdam
Le Garage, Recontres d’Arles Festival, Arles, France
The Red Snowbal, Dutch Culture Centre, World Expo Shanghai, China
De Geer van Velde a Rineke Dijkstra, Insttitut Neerlandais, Paris
Bookmakers, Galerie Chateau d’Eau, Toulouse, France
The Red Snowbal, Chinese European Art Centre, Xiamen, China
VOTH, Moscow Museum of Modern Art, Moscow, Russia
2009
Art Rotterdam, Galerie Van Zoetendaal, Rotterdam
200 jaar Prix de Rome, Kunsthal, Rotterdam
Archivo, MK Galerie, Berlin
Discovering Slowness, CEAC, Xiamen, China
Remain in Nature, Galerie LUMC, Leiden
Desir, Stades de Flandre, Dunkerque, France
Rietveld Arsenale, Arsenale Novissimo, Venice Biennale
Paris Photo, Galerie van Zoetendaal, Paris
2008
Art Rotterdam, Galerie Van Zoetendaal, Rotterdam
Collectie Van Zoetendaal, Fotomuseum Den Haag
SWAF, Kunsteyssen, Alkmaar
1141 Magnetic Field, Gist-projectruimte, Brummen
Art Amsterdam, Galerie Van Zoetendaal, Amsterdam
Archivo, De Boterhal, Hoorn
Quo Vadis, Autocenter, Berlin
Paris Photo, Galerie Van Zoetendaal, Paris
XXste eeuw, Gemeentemuseum, Den Haag
2007
The suspended Moment, Z33, Hasselt
Art Rotterdam, Galerie Van Zoetendaal, Rotterdam
De ontdekking van de traagheid, KW14, Den Bosch
Photo London, Galerie Van Zoetendaal, London
Kunsteditie voor Duchenne, Brummelkamp Galerie/AMC, Amsterdam
Discovering Slowness, National Center of Photography, Saint Petersburg
Among photographers, Fotomuseum Den Haag
Objeto de Replica, Artium, Vitoria Gasteiz, Spain
Paris Photo, Galerie Van Zoetendaal, Paris
2006
Portaal naar de hemel, Frans Hals museum, Haarlem
Dutch Insight, Daejeon Municipal Museum of Art, Daejeon, South Korea
L’esprit du Nord, Maison Europeene de la Photographie, Paris
The suspended Moment, Museum for Contemporary Art, Vigo, Spain
Revisited, Outline, Amsterdam
De Salon, bureau MVRDV, Rotterdam
Kunsteditie voor Duchenne, KunstRAI, Amsterdam
Familie, TENT centrum beeldende kunst, Rotterdam
Paris Photo, Galerie Van Zoetendaal, Paris
2005
Constructed Moment, KW14, Den Bosch
The Suspended Moment, Crac Alsace, Altkirch
Marks of Honour, FOAM, Amsterdam
Onwerkelijke Schoonheid, Breda’s museum, Breda
Cadres Revisites, Institut Neerlandais, Paris
Dialogues with San Telmo, San Telmo Museum, San Sebastian
Dutch Insight, Kumho Art Museum, Seoul, South Korea
2004
Contemporary Dutch Photography, Louis Vuitton, Tokyo
Art Rotterdam, Van Zoetendaal, Rotterdam
Flash right Turn left, Artwalk, Amsterdam
Salon de los Inmigrantes, Oude Kerk, Amsterdam
2003
Moved, Galerie Van Zoetendaal, Amsterdam
Nouvelle photographie hollandaise, L’Lac, Lausanne
A Bird in the hand … , Gemeentemuseum Den Haag
Tender Prey, Arti et Amicitiae, Amsterdam
Remind, De Beyerd, Breda
You’re always on my mind, Loerakker Galerie, Amsterdam
L’ insense Pays-Bas, Colette, Paris
2002
La Disparition, Biennale Photographie et Arts Visuels, Liege
Summer, James Cohan Gallery, New York
Collectie Van Zoetendaal, Gemeentemuseum Den Haag
Fotografen in Nederland 1852-2002, Fotomuseum Den Haag
2001
Slow Motion, LUMC, Leiden
Tales from Paradise, Fotohof, Salzburg
Dutch Delight, FOAM, Amsterdam
Fieret/Kooiker/Nollen, Gemeentemuseum Den Haag
Chambre d’amis in Bergen, Eeuwigelaan, Bergen
Paris Photo, Van Zoetendaal Collection, Paris
2000
Friesland Is, Fries Museum, Leeuwarden
Gloom, The Living Room, Amsterdam
ARCO, Galerie De Praktijk, Madrid
Het Paard van Troje, Fries Museum, Leeuwarden
L’oeil du Nord, Institut Neerlandais, Paris
Pleidooi voor intuitie, Gemeentemuseum Den Haag
1999
FOTO, Arti et Amicitiae, Amsterdam
Abraham, Galerie De Praktijk
Art Brussel, Galerie De Praktijk, Brussel
Paris Photo, Van Zoetendaal Collection, Paris
1997
Prix de Rome, Dordrechts Museum, Dordrecht
No Man’s Land, De Praktijk, Amsterdam
Noorderlicht Fotofestival, Niggendijker, Groningen
Verhullen/Onthullen, Faculteit v Journalistiek, Utrecht
1996
Art Amsterdam, Galerie De Praktijk, Amsterdam
Prix de Rome, Arti et Amicitiae, Amsterdam

 

Selected Publications:
Kooiker, Paul. Nude Animal Cigar. Gent: Art Paper Editions, 2014
Kooiker, Paul, and Erik Viskil. Political Chaos. Paris: Études, 2013
Kooiker, Paul, and Rick Owens. Rick Owens S/S 13 Island. Amsterdam: Van Zoetendaal, 2013
Kooiker, Paul. Heaven. Amsterdam: Van Zoetendaal, 2012
Kooiker, Paul. Sunday. Amsterdam: Van Zoetendaal, 2011
Kooiker, Paul. Tondeuse. JSBJ, Paris, 2011
Kooiker, Paul. Crush. Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, 2009
Kooiker, Paul. Room Service. Amsterdam: Van Zoetendaal, 2008
Kooiker, Paul. Seminar. Amsterdam: Van Zoetendaal Publishers, 2006
Kooiker, Paul. Hooked (with Arno Nollen). Hotel New York, 2005
Kooiker, Paul. Showground. The Netherlands: Basalt, 2004
Kooiker, Paul. Hunting and Fishing. The Netherlands: Basalt, 1999
Kooiker, Paul. Utrecht Goitre. The Netherlands: Basalt, 1999