Gert Jan Kocken



Organized Complexity, Grimm gallery Amsterdam
Now is the time, Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg
No you won’t be naming no buildings after me, curated by Vincent van Velsen, Tent Rotterdam
Vrijheid, curated by Hans Den Hartog Jager, Fundatie Zwolle


the Trouble with Value, curated by Kris Dittel & Krzysztof Siatka, Onomatopee, Eindhoven

the Trouble with Value, curated by Kris Dittel & Krzysztof Siatka, Bunkier Art, Krakow
Im Käfig der Freiheit, Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg
Stedelijk Base, the collection, Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam
Art after 1945, Stedelijk Museum Schiedam

Vermessung des Unmenschen, curated by Wolfgang Scheppe, SKD Dresden

Stedelijk & the Second World War, Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam

The Unwritten, Marres, Maastricht
-The world according to Patricia Esquivias & Gert Jan Kocken, lecture performance, la central del museo Reina Sofia, Madrid
-Meer Macht, curated by Hans den Hartog Jager, Fundatie, Zwolle 


-Space of exception, curated by Elena Sorokina & Jelle Bouwhuis, fifth Moscow Biennale, Artplay, Moskou
-Shadows of a doubt, curated by Niekolaas Johannes Lekkerkerk, Kunsthalle Tallinn
-Dutch art after 1945, Stedelijk Museum Schiedam
-Chambres des Canaux, the Tolerant home, curated by Siebe Tettero, Looiersgracht 60, Amsterdam
-Dread, fear in the age of technological acceleration, curated by Juha van 't Zelfde, de Hallen, Haarlem
the Glorius rise and fall... KW 14 Den Bosch
-But we cannot speak about the atoms in ordinary language, Motive, Brussel (solo)
-The moon has a complicated geography, Vleeshal Middelburg
-Maar zoals zo vaak wist de geïdealiseerde herinnering de nederlanders meer te imponeren dan de feitelijke situatie, Nijenhuis, Heino (commission)
-How much fascism, curated by WHW & Mihnea Mircan, gallery Nova, Zagreb

Kochi-Muziris Biennale 2012, India
How much fascism, curated by WHW & Mihnea Mircan, Extra City, Antwerp
Rijksakademie Open Studios
Re-search, Alumni van de Rijksakademie, FOAM
To the sea, de Hallen, Haarlem
What is the use of being a boy if you are going to grow up to be a man, curated by Alexander Mayhew, Annie Gentils, Antwerpen
The Mechanical Cocoon, Curated by Sanghee Song and Gal Kinan, Arti A’dam

Rijksakademie Open Studios
More light, curated by Hans den Hartog Jager, Fundatie, Zwolle.
The Dutch Identity? Half sugar half sand. Curator Hanne Hagenaars, De Paviljoens, Almere
When Flanders failed, curated by Stephen Brandes & the Institute of Special Afflictions, Royal Hibernian academy, Dublin
Rijksakademie residency

To the arts, citizens!, curated by Oscar de Faria & João Fernandes, Serralves Museum of Contemporary Art, Porto
Monumentalism, municipal art acquisitions, Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam
Sneeuw is Wit, curated by Joris Jansen, Fotodok, Utrecht
Louvre in Heino, photography from the collection of Reyn van der Lugt. Museum de Fundatie, Heino, Kasteel het Nijenhuis
Young Collectors # 3, collection Alexander Mayhew & Jaring Durst Britt, Sign, Groningen
Touch of Dutch, curated by Els Barents & Alexander Strengers, Art Foyer der DZ Bank, Frankfurt am Main
‘Positions’, Stedelijk Museum Schiedam, Solo,
‘Apetite for destruction’, Nest, Den Haag
‘Turbo Props’, curated by Oliver Laric, Institute of Social Hypocrisy, Paris
‘Traces’ (Rastros), curated by Xavier Ribas
Exhibition hall of Caja Sol, Sevilla.

One's History is Another's Misery, Stedelijk Museum Bureau Amsterdam & Autocenter, Berlin
Nature as Artifice, George Eastman House, Rochester & Aperture Gallery, New York
Last Session, de Brakke Grond, Amsterdam
Quantumvis V, de Service Garage & RC de Ruimte
‘Defacing’, STUK, Leuven, Belgium (solo)
Traces (Rastros), curated by Xavier Ribas, Fundació Foto Colectania, Barcelona & the Photography Centre of the University of Salamanca

Questioning History, curated by Frank van der Stok, Dutch Photography Museum, Rotterdam
The return of religion and other myths, (Art of Iconoclasm), curated by Sven Lutticken, BAK, Utrecht
Enschede #1 – #7 (2001 – 2008), 21Rozendaal, Enschede (solo)
Dutch Dare, Studio Marangoni, Florence, Italy
Nature as Artifice, curated by Maartje van den Heuvel, Kroller Muller (NL) & Alte Pinakothek, Munchen (DE)
Essentially Absent, Nest/DCR, Den Haag
the Unwanted Self: Contemporary Photography from the Low Countries, University of Brighton Gallery, Brighton (UK)

Defacing, Stedelijk Museum Bureau Amsterdam, Amsterdam (solo)
Corrections, Public Space, Zwolle.
Dutch Dare, curated by Frits Gierstberg, Djakarta, Indonesia

Dutch Dare, curated by Frits Gierstberg, ACP, Sydney, Australia
Capri- Installation together with Krijn de Koning, CAPRI, Berlin
God among the Dutch, museum Catharijneconvent, Utrecht
Building 01, Installation with Krijn de Koning, PAKT, Amsterdam

Accessions 2004, De Nederlandsche Bank, Amsterdam

Pingyao Photofestival, curated by Frits Gierstberg, Pingyao, China
Making Public, curator together with Armand Mevis, CBK Dordrecht
Pakttotaal, Pakt, Amsterdam
Contact Photofestival, curated by Walter Willems, Toronto, Canada
Parel at the Kunstvlaai, together with Krijn de Koning
Uitgelicht, Fonds BKVB, Westergasfabriek, A'dam
Something Happened, Stedelijk Museum Bureau Amsterdam at ART Amsterdam
Disaster areas, De Nederlandsche Bank, Amsterdam (solo)
Parel at Artwalk, Amsterdam
No view so distant, Stadsgalerij, Heerlen

de Parel, Amsterdam
the First Round, Huis Marseille, Amsterdam
Kaap Helder, Den Helder
Lines of Conduction, Raid Projects, Los Angeles
Scopofilia, curated by Dominic van den Boogaard, CBK, Dordrecht

curator photography de Balie, A’dam, 2002 -2004

'13 photo’s', ‘de Balie’, Amsterdam (solo)

2002 Encouragement Award Photography Amsterdam Fund for the Arts