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

Solo Exhibitions

Two Burlesques
, Espace Louis Vuitton München, Munich

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

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

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

BLOOM, Galerie Isabella Bortolozzi, Berlin
MEMBERS, dépendance, Brussels
Olde Food, Cabinet, London

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Group Exhibitions

Angels on Horseback
, Lobe Block, Berlin (upcoming, July)
LIVES: Life, Survival, Living, Jut Art Museum, Taipei City
Mona Foma
, Museum of Old and New Art, Tasmania

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Time Again, SculptureCentre, New York

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

Kunskog, Five Hundred Dollars, London
RIP 19 April 2009, Peacock Projects, London
0Video / Refutation, Online and London
Superpositions,, online
Artist Page,
American Mountains, Stone Squid, Hastings
Set Off Set, Artscomplex, Edinburgh

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

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

Sounding Out, University of East London, London


Berliner Künstlerprogramm des DAAD, Berlin

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

The Chelsea Arts Club Trust Special Project Award


Guest professor at The Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Copenhagen

Guest professor at Städelschule, Frankfurt

Fine Art Lecturer at Goldsmiths College of Art, London

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

Honorary Research Assistant in Sculpture, Slade School of Art, London

Visiting Lecture at Edinburgh College of Art, United Kingdom

Selected Public Collections

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

Selected Performances and Screenings

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

WIELS, Contemporary Art Centre, Brussels

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

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

Art Alive Festival, Louisiana, Denmark

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

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

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

Artist talk and screening, International Project Space, Birmingham