Joachim Koester lives and works in Copenhagen and Brooklyn. Recent solo exhibitions include Galleri Nicolai Wallner, Copenhagen (2020); Bergen Kunsthall, Bergen (2018); Turner Contemporary, Margate (2016); Greene Naftali, New York (2015); Camera Austria, Graz (2014); Centre d’art contemporain, Geneva (2014); Palais de Tokyo, Paris (2013); SMAK, Ghent (2012); MIT List Visual Arts Center, Cambridge (2012); Institut d'Art Contemporain, Villeurbanne/Rhone- Alps (2011); Kestnergesellschaft, Hanover (2010); and Museo Tamayo Arte Contemporaneo, Mexico City (2010).
He was also featured in the 29th São Paulo Biennale, São Paulo (2010); the 52nd Biennale di Venezia, Venice (2007); and Documenta X, Kassel (1997). In 2013, he was the winner of the Camera Austria Award for Contemporary Photography, Graz. His work is in the collections of Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris; The Museum of Modern Art, New York; Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; Moderna Museet, Stockholm; and Statens Museum for Kunst, Copenhagen.