Ed Atkins is a British contemporary artist best known for his video art and poetry. Atkins lectures at Goldsmiths College in London and has been referred to as “one of the great artists of our time” by the Swiss curator Hans-Ulrich Obrist.

Ed Atkins
Ed Atkins
UK, 1982

Past Exhibitions

Strange Days: Memories of the Future

180 The Strand
02/10/2018 — 09/12/2018

Ed Atkins: Happy Birthday !!!

Musée d’Art moderne de la Ville de Paris
01/06/2018 — 19/08/2018

Still Human

The Rubell Museum
06/12/2017 — 25/08/2018

The New Human

Moderna Museet
21/05/2016 — 15/03/2017

Ed Atkins at Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo

Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo
27/09/2016 — 29/01/2017

Solo Shows

Kunsthaus Bregenz, Bregenz, Austria
Ye Olde Food, Kunstsammlung NRW K21, Düsseldorf, Germany

Bloom, Galerie Isabella Bortolozzi, Berlin, Germany
Olde Food, Cabinet, London, UK
Members, dépendance, Brussels

Old Food, Martin Gropius Bau, Berlin, Germany
Ed Atkins: Modern Piano Music, DHC/ART, Montreal, Canada
Corpsing, MMK, Frankfurt, Germany

Ed Atkins, Castello di Rivoli Museo d’Arte Contemporanea, Rivoli, Italy
Ed Atkins, Gavin Brown’s enterprise, New York, US
Performance Capture, The Kitchen, New York, US
Safe Conduct, Statens Museum for Kunst National Gallery of Denmark, Copenhagen, Denmark

Recent Ouija, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

RIBBONS, Galerie Isabella Bortolozzi, Berlin, Germany
Ed Atkins, Serpentine Sackler Gallery, London, UK
Bastards, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France
Ed Atkins, Kunsthalle Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
Ed Atkins & Bruce Nauman, Kunsthalle 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, New York, US
Or tears, of course, Temple bar Gallery, Dublin, Ireland

Us Dead Talk Love, Chisenhale Gallery, London, UK
Solo presentation, Bonner Kunstverein, Bonn, Germany

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

Group Shows

May you Live in Interesting Times, La Biennale di Venezia, Venice, Italy

Blind Faith, Haus der Kunst, Munich, Germany

Generation Loss (10 year anniversary exhibition, curated by Ed Atkins), Julia Stoschek Collection, Düsseldorf, Germany
How It’s Made, Kostyal Gallery, Stockholm, Sweden
Being There, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebæk, Denmark
Lodgers, Haus Mödrath, Cologne, Germany
Being There, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Denmark
The Trick Brain, Aïshti Foundation, Beirut
Hello World! Art After the Internet, Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki, Finland
What Absence Is Made Of, The Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington DC, US
The Policeman’s Beard is Half Constructed – Art in the Age of Artificial Intelligence, Bonner Kunstverein, Bonn, Germany
JEUX, rituels et récréations, Gare Saint Sauveur / Centre Pompidou, Lille, France
A thousand Roaring Beasts: Display Devices for a Critical Modernity, CAAC, Centro Andaluz de Arte Contemporáneo, Sevilla, Spain
Suspended Animation, Les Abattoirs, Toulouse, France

The Keeper, New Museum, New York, US
Pure Fiction, Marian Goodman, Paris, France
Welt am Draht, Julia Stoschek Collection, Berlin, Germany
The New Human, Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Sweden
The New Human. Knock Knock, Is Anyone Home?, Moderna Museet Malmö, Malmo, Sweden
Fire Under Snow, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebaek, Denmark

Rum, Sodomy & the Lash, Galerie Isabella Bortolozzi, Eden Eden, Berlin, Germany
CO-WORKERS Network as artist, Musee D’Art Moderne De Ville, Paris, France
14th Istanbul Biennial, Istanbul, Turkey
Surround Audience, 2015 Triennial, New Museum, New York, US
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, Foundation Beyeler, Art Basel and Theatre, Basel, Switzerland
Real Emotions: Thinking in Film, KW Insititute for Contemporary Art, Berlin, Germany

Speculations on Anonymous Materials, Fridericianum, Kassel, Germany
The Encyclopedic Palace, La Biennale di Venezia, Venice, Italy
Meanwhile…Sunddenly And Then, Lyon Biennale, Lyon, France
Relative Absolute, Wysing Arts Centre, Cambridgeshire, UK
Tomorrow Never Knows, Jerwood project Space, London, UK
Black Cake, Team Gallery, New York, US
Frozen Lakes, Artist’s Space, New York, US

The Big Inexplicable Paravent Illusion, Galerie Isabella Bortolozzi, Berlin, Germany
Weighted Words, Zabludowicz Collection, London, UK
Tomorrow Never Knows, commission for Film and Video Umbrella, JVA at Jerwood Space, London, UK
The Language of the Flowers and the Stars, Cubitt, London, UK

Still Life with Phrenology Head, Galerie Isabella Bortolozzi, Berlin, Germany
Time Again, Sculpture Centre, New York, US

The Plurality of One, Monitor, Rome, Italy
New Contemporaries 2010, New Contemporaries Gallery, Liverpool & London, UK
Something Blue: A Curiosa of Contemporary Erotica, Economy Projects, London, UK
American Mountains, Auto Italia, London, UK
Our TV, Moot Nottingham, Nottingham, UK

Kunskog, Five Hundred Dollars,London, UK
RIP 19 April 2009, Peacock Projects, London, UK
American Mountains, Stone Squid, Hastings, UK
Set Off Set, Artscomplex, Edinburgh, UK

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, Universtiy of East London, London

Contacts & Details

City of birth: UK Country of birth: UK Date of birth: 1982 Lives in: Berlin & Copenhagen