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

Solo Exhibitions

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Group Exhibitions

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Time Again, SculptureCentre, New York, USA

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

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

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

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

Sounding Out, University of East London, London, UK


Berliner Künstlerprogramm des DAAD, Berlin, Germany

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, Denmark

Guest professor at Städelschule, Frankfurt, Germany

Fine Art Lecturer at Goldsmiths College of Art, London, UK

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

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

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

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

WIELS, Contemporary Art Centre, Brussels, Belgium

“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

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

Art Alive Festival, Louisiana, Denmark

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

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

“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

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