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