Eggs and Rarities, 2018
archival ink on rag paper
200 x 230 cm

Art Rotterdam Now/Forever 2019
Rotterdam, NL, installation view

Untitled (nude), 2018
FOMU, Antwerp, BE, installation view

Eggs and Rarities, 2018
archival ink on rag paper
97.5 x 74.5 cm

Eggs and Rarities, 2018
archival ink on rag paper
97.5 x 74.5 cm

Untitled (nude), 2018
FOMU, Antwerp, BE, installation view

Eggs and Rarities, 2018
archival ink on rag paper
97.5 x 74.5 cm

Eggs and Rarities, 2018
archival ink on rag paper
97.5 x 74.5 cm

Eggs and Rarities, 2018
archival ink on rag paper
97.5 x 74.5 cm

Eggs and Rarities, 2018
archival ink on rag paper
97.5 x 74.5 cm

Untitled (nude), 2018
FOMU, Antwerp, BE, installation view

Eggs and Rarities, 2018
archival ink on rag paper
97.5 x 74.5 cm

Eggs and Rarities, 2018
archival ink on rag paper
97.5 x 74.5 cm

Untitled (nude), 2018
FOMU, Antwerp, BE, installation view

dsvzfhfbx, 2016
inkjet print on photo rag paper
137.5 x 100 cm

TOUCHED – Craftsmanship in Contemporary Photography, 2016
Museum Het Schip, Amsterdam, NL, installation view

Nude Animal Cigar 18, 2014
inkjet print on rag paper
45 x 45, 45 x 45, 55 x 40 cm

Nude Animal Cigar, 2014
Fotomuseum Den Haag, The Hague, NL, installation view

Nude Animal Cigar 32, 2014
inkjet print on rag paper
45 x 45, 50 x 40, 40 x 55 cm

De burgemeester van Veurne, 2015
Emergent, Veurne, BE, installation view

Nude Animal Cigar 50, 2014
inkjet print on rag paper
50 x 40, 45 x 45, 40 x 55 cm

De burgemeester van Veurne, 2015
Emergent, Veurne, BE, installation view

Nude Animal Cigar 23, 2014
inkjet print on rag paper
45 x 45, 55 x 40, 50 x 40 cm

Sunday, 2011
Steven Kasher Gallery, New York, US, installation view

Sunday, 2011
inkjetprint on rag paper
110 x 165 cm

Sunday, 2011
inkjetprint on rag paper
110 x 165 cm

Sunday, 2011
Steven Kasher Gallery, New York, US, installation view

Crush, 2009
inkjetprint on rag paper
160 x 210 cm

Crush, 2009
inkjetprint on rag paper
160 x 210 cm

Crush, 2009
Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam, NL, installation view

Crush, 2009
inkjetprint on rag paper
160 x 210 cm

Crush, 2009
Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam, NL, installation view

Crush, 2009
inkjetprint on rag paper
160 x 210 cm

Crush, 2009
Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam, NL, installation view

Crush, 2009
inkjetprint on rag paper
160 x 210 cm

Black Meat, 2008
archival ink on rag paper
136 x 105 cm

Black Meat, 2008
archival ink on rag paper
136 x 105 cm

Black Meat, 2008
archival ink on rag paper
136 x 105 cm

Political Chaos, 2008
pigmented archival ink on rag paper
50 x 50 cm

Political Chaos, 2008
archival ink on rag paper
50 x 50 cm

Political Chaos, 2008
archival ink on rag paper
50 x 50 cm

Fountain, 2000
inkjet print on rag paper
20 x 25 cm

Fountain, 2000
inkjet print on rag paper
20 x 25 cm

Fountain, 2000
inkjet print on rag paper
20 x 25 cm

Fountain, 2000
inkjet print on rag paper
20 x 25 cm

Hunting and Fishing, 1999
archival ink on rag paper
45 x 60 cm

Hunting and Fishing, 1999
archival ink on rag paper
45 x 60 cm

Hunting and Fishing, 1999
archival ink on rag paper
45 x 60 cm

biography

Photography is emancipating. Many artists explore the limits of the medium and experiment with the interfaces between photography and other media or disciplines. Paul Kooiker has been distinctive for years with work in which photography is, as it were, freed from its traditional parameters. Kooiker can be regarded as an installation artist rather than a  photographer “pur sang”. He is never after the perfect photographic image. Paul Kooiker’s work in fact always arises in post-production, in the selection and manipulation of his images.

Paul Kooiker was born in 1964 in Rotterdam, NL. He studied at the Royal Academy of Arts in The Hague and at the Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten in Amsterdam (1990-1992, NL). Kooiker was awarded the Prix-de-Rome Photography in 1996 and the A. Roland Holst Award for his oeuvre in 2009. Kooiker’s work has been featured in numerous solo and group shows in the Netherlands and abroad, with solos at venues including FOMU Fotomuseum, Antwerp (2018, BE); The Hague Museum of Photography (2014, NL), Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam (2009, NL), Foam Fotografiemuseum, Amsterdam (2006, NL). Work by Paul Kooiker is held in public and private collections internationally. 

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gallery exhibitions
November 14, 2018 - January 19, 2019
Solo
April 2 - May 14, 2016
Solo
January 29 - March 14, 2015
Group