Born 1982, United Kingdom
Lives and Works in Copenhagen, Denmark

Solo Exhibitions

2023
Ed Atkins with Steven Zultanski, Gladstone gallery, New York
Copenhagen, Cabinet Gallery, London, UK
Ed Atkins, dépendance, Brussels, Belgium

2022
Ed Atkins, Galerie Isabella Bortolozzi, Berlin, Germany
Refuse, TANK, Shanghai, China
Two Burlesques, Espace Louis Vuitton München, Munich, Germany

2021
The Worm, Sant'Andrea de Scaphis, Rome, Italy
Ed Atkins: Get Life/Love’s Work,
New Museum, New York, USA

2020
Refuse, Cabinet Gallery, London, UK
Entropy of a biased coin, Cabinet Gallery, London, UK
Live White Slime
, Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, Helsinki, Finland

2019
I Like Spit Now, Gavin Brown, New York, USA
A Catch Upon The Mirror, Performa 19, New York, USA
Death Mask 5, Ed Atkins, Kunstnernes Hus’ Cinema, Oslo,Norway
Ed Atkins, Kunsthaus Bregenz, Bregenz, Austria
Ye Olde Food, Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen K21, Düsseldorf, Germany

2018
BLOOM, Galerie Isabella Bortolozzi, Berlin, Germany
MEMBERS, dépendance, Brussels, Belgium
Olde Food, Cabinet, London, UK

2017
Old Food, Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin, Germany
Modern Piano Music, DHC/ART Foundation for Contemporary Art, Montreal, Canada
Corpsing, MMK Museum für Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt, Germany

2016
Ed Atkins, Castello di Rivoli Museo d’Art Contemporanea, Rivoli, Italy
Ed Atkins, Gavin Brown’s enterprise, New York, USA
Performance Capture, The Kitchen, New York, USA
Safe Conduct, SMK, Copenhagen, Denmark

2015
Hisser, dépendance, Brussels, Belgium
Performance Capture, Manchester International Festival, Manchester, UK
Concentrations 59, Mirror Stage Visualizes the Self After the Internet, Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, USA
Cabinet, London, UK
Recent Ouija, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, Netherlands

2014
RIBBONS, Galerie Isabella Bortolozzi, Berlin, Germany
Ed Atkins, Serpentine Sackler Gallery, London, UK
Bastards, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France
Ed Atkins, Kunsthalle Zürich, Zürich, Switzerland
Ed Atkins & Bruce Nauman, Kunsthalle Mainz, Mainz, Germany

2013
Number Seven: Ed Atkins / Frances Stark, Julia Stoschek Collection, Düsseldorf, Germany
Warm, Warm, Warm Spring Mouths, Galerie Isabella Bortolozzi, Berlin, Germany
Ed Atkins, MoMA, PS1, USA
Or tears, of course, Temple Bar Gallery, Dublin, Ireland

2012
Us Dead Talk Love, Chisenhale Gallery, London, UK
Ed Atkins, Bonner Kunstverein, Bonn, Germany

2011
Art Now: Ed Atkins, Tate Britain, London, UK
Death Mask, Cabinet, London, UK

2010
The Scent, Death Mask II, etc., Limoncello, London, UK
SPOILER, Rhubaba, Edinburgh, Scotland

Group Exhibitions

2023
Home Is Where You're Happy
(curated by Gesine Borcherdt), Haus Mödrath, Kerpen, Germany
Baroque, Champ Lacombe, Biarritz, France

2022
Nature humaine – Humaine nature
, Fondation Vincent van Gogh, Arles, France
MIRROR MIRROR - Fashion & the Psyche, MoMu, Antwerp, Belgium
Angels on Horseback, Lobe Block, Berlin, Germany
LIVES: Life, Survival, Living, Jut Art Museum, Taipei City, Taiwan
Mona Foma
, Museum of Old and New Art, Tasmania, Australia

2021
Bodies at Stake, Artworks from Sandretto Re Rebaudengo collection
, MOCO Hôtel des collections, Montpellier, France
The Sun Machine is Coming Down
, Berliner Festpiele. International Congress Centre, Berlin, Germany

2020
The Body Electric, Museum of Art and Design at Miami Dade College, Miami, USA
Ice and Fire: A Benefit Exhibition in Three Parts, The Kitchen, New York, USA
Risquons-Tout, WIELS, Brussels, Belgium
J U N E, dépendance, Brussels, Belgium

2019
Der montierte Mensch, Museum Folkwang, Essen, Belgium
My Head is a Haunted House, Sadie Coles, London, UK
Performa 19, New York, USA
May You Live In Interesting Times, Arsenale, 58th Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy
Schinkel Pavillon, Berlin, Germany
Machine of Instant Utility, Cabinet, London, UK

2018
True Luxury… Art Acquisitions 2012-2018, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Blind Faith, Haus der Kunst, Munich, Germany

2017
The Policeman’s Beard is Half Constructed: Art in the Age of Artificial Intelligence, Bonner Kunstverein, Bonn, Germany
Recent Acquisitions, Recent Developments, Si Shang Art Museum, Beijing, China
Andy Holden: World as a Cartoon, Tate Britain, London, UK
Suspended Animation, Les Abattoirs, Toulouse, France
Generation Loss: 10 Years of the Julia Stoschek Collection, Julia Stoschek Collection, Düsseldorf, Germany
Hello World! Art After the Internet, ARS17, Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki, Finland
Lodgers, Haus Mödrath, Kerpen, Germany
I Want! I Want!: Art & Technology, Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, UK
Museum für Neue Kunst (MNK), Freiburg, Germany
COLORI, Castello di Rivoli Museo d’Arte Contemporanea, Rivoli, Turin, Italy

2016
Pure Fiction, Marian Goodman Gallery, Paris, France
Suspended Animation, Hirschhorn Museum and sculpture garden, Washington, USA
Fire Under Snow, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Copenhagen, Denmark

2015
Rum, Sodomy and the lash, Eden Eden, Berlin, Germany
CO-Workers Network as Artist, Musee D’Art Moderne De Villa, Paris, France
Äppärät, Ballroom Marfa, Marfa, USA
Istanbul Biennale, Istanbul, Turkey
Turn On, Time Based Art from the Julia Stoschek Collection, Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Tel Aviv, Israel
Surround Audience, New Museum Triennial, New York, USA
This is the end, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, USA
Mirror Stage: Visualizes the Self After the Internet, Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, USA
The Collection, Louis Vuitton Foundation, Paris, France

2014
Europe, Europe, Astrup Fearnley Museum, Oslo, Norway
Biennale of Moving Images, Centre d’Art Contemporain Genève, Switzerland
Private Settings. Art after the Internet, Museum of Modern Art Warsaw, Poland
14 Rooms, Fondation Beyeler, Art Basel and Theater Basel, Switzerland
Real Emotions: Thinking in Film, KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin, Germany

2013
Meanwhile… Suddenly And Then, Lyon Biennal, Lyon, France
Speculations on Anonymous Materials, Friedericianum, Kassel, Germany
The Encyclopedic Palace, Venice Biennal, Venice, Italy
Or Tears, Of Course, Temple Bar Gallery, Dublin, Ireland
Relative Absolute, Wysing Arts Centre, Cambridgeshire, UK
Tomorrow Never Knows, CCA Glasgow, Glasgow, Scotland
Frozen Lakes, Artist’s Space, New York, USA
Tomorrow Never Knows, Jerwood Project Space, London, UK
Black Cake, Team Gallery, New York, USA

2012
Memory Marathon, Serpentine Pavillion, London, UK
The Big Inexplicable Paravent Illusion, Isabella Bortolozzi Gallerie, Berlin, Germany
Weighted Words, Zabludowicz Collection, London, UK
The Language of the Flowers and the Stars, The Dan Cox Library for the Unfinished Concept of Thingly Time, Cubitt, London

2011
Time Again, SculptureCentre, New York, USA

2010
The Plurality of One, curated by FormContent, Monitor, Rome, Italy
New Contemporaries 2010, Liverpool and London, UK
A Killer Whale Breaching in Soft Focus, Transmission Gallery, Glasgow, Scotland
Something Blue: A Curiosa of Contemporary Erotica, Economy, London, UK
American Mountains, Auto Italia, London, UK
Field Broadcast, Online
Our TV, Moot, Nottingham, UK

2009
Kunskog, Five Hundred Dollars, London, UK
RIP 19 April 2009, Peacock Projects, London, UK
0Video / Refutation, Online and London, UK
Superpositions, Or-bits.com, online
Artist Page, Artvehicle.com
American Mountains, Stone Squid, Hastings, UK
Set Off Set, Artscomplex, Edinburgh, Scotland

2008
The Dark Show / And The Dark Show Returns as a Ghost, Wallis Gallery, FormContent, Paradise Row, London, UK

2005
Les yeux de la Ville, Rue de l’ecole de-rue-medicine, Geneva, Switzerland
Minutes to Go, Space Gallery, London, UK

2004
Sounding Out, University of East London, London, UK

Awards

2015-2016
Berliner Künstlerprogramm des DAAD, Berlin, Germany

2012
Paul Hamlyn Foundation Award
The Jerwood / Film and Video Umbrella Award

2008
The Chelsea Arts Club Trust Special Project Award

Teaching

2018-2019
Guest professor at The Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Copenhagen, Denmark

2016-2017
Guest professor at Städelschule, Frankfurt, Germany

2012-2014
Fine Art Lecturer at Goldsmiths College of Art, London, UK

2010
‘Art and Cinema’ Taught research day, Wimbledon College of Art, London, UK

2009-2010
Honorary Research Assistant in Sculpture, Slade School of Art, London, UK

2010
Visiting Lecture at Edinburgh College of Art, UK

Selected Public Collections

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, USA
Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Tate Gallery, London, UK
Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, USA
Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh Scotland
Castello di Rivoli, Turin, Italy
Kiasma Museum of Modern Art, Helsinki, Finland
Museum für Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt, Germany
Kunstsammlung Nordrhein Westfalen, Düsseldorf, Germany
Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, France
Centre Pompidou, Paris, France

Selected Performances and Screenings

2021
A Primer for Cadavers, screening “Kino Süd,” Weiss Falk, Basel, Switzerland

2020
WIELS, Contemporary Art Centre, Brussels, Belgium

2019
“A Catch Upon the Mirror,” Performa Commission, Performa 19 Biennial, Abrons Arts Center, New York, USA
“I (can scarcely move or draw my breath),” Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, USA

2017
“Dissections: Ed Atkins,” DHC/Art Foundation for Contemporary Art, Montreal, Canada

2016
Art Alive Festival, Louisiana, Denmark

2014
“Synonyms: Five or six noise-making rifts,” Park Nights, Serpentine Pavilion, London, UK

2013
“Man of Steel, Anthology Film Archives,” New York as part of Performa 13, New York, USA

2011
“An Echo Button, multimedia prologue produced with Haroon Mirza and James Richards for Performa 11,” Times Square, New York and Chisenhale Gallery, London, UK
“In answer to a series of questions posed by a mute,” performance at Tate Britain, London, UK
Screening for The Film London Jarman Award 2011, Whitechapel Gallery, London, UK
“A Dying Artist, weekend event in four parts organized by Ed Atkins and Siôn Parkinson,” ICA, London, UK

2010
Artist talk and screening, International Project Space, Birmingham, UK