About Joachim Froese

Joachim Froese is an art photographer who has exhibited for more than 20 years across Australia, Europe, Asia and North America. His images are included in numerous public collections including the National Gallery of Australia, the National Portrait Gallery, and the Queensland Art Gallery/Gallery of Modern Art.
Although he has gained international recognition in particular for his still life photography, his work regularly expands the boundaries of genres and shifts between the still life and nature photography, nature photography and portraiture, portraiture and the still life.

Education

2017
PhD (Art), RMIT University Melbourne

2001
Master of Visual Arts, Queensland College of Art, Griffith University Brisbane

1995
Bachelor of Fine Arts, Tasmanian School of Art at Launceston, University of Tasmania

Exhibitions

SELECTED INDIVIDUAL EXHIBITIONS

2017
Space Eight, RMIT School of Art Gallery Melbourne

2016
POP Gallery, Griffith University Brisbanee

2014
Brotfabrik Galerie, 6th European Month of Photography Berlin

2012-2015
Flying Arts Touring Exhibition to 10 Regional Galleries in Queensland:

2011
Photofusion Gallery London

2009
QUT Art Museum Brisbane

2008
Monash Gallery of Art Melbourne
Griffith University Art Museum Brisbane

2007
Dom Fotografie Liptovsky Mikulas, Slovaki

2006
Neue Galerie Dachau, Germany

2005
Kowasa Gallery Barcelona

2004
Platform Gallery Winnipeg, Canada

2000-2003
Regional Galleries Association Queensland (RGAQ) Touring Exhibition to 10 Regional Galleries in Queensland and NSW

2001
Australian Centre for Photography Sydney

1998
Carnegie Gallery Hobart, organised by Contemporary Art Services Tasmania (CAST)

1996
Centre for Contemporary Photography Melbourne

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2017
National Portrait Gallery of Australia Canberra

2016 - 2017
Creative Accounting, toured by Museums & Galleries of NSW to 7 venues in NSW, Victoria and Queensland

2016
Space Veggies and Earth Plants, Zurab Tsereteli Museum of Modern Art, Kolga Tbilisi Photo 2016; Galerie Lichtblick Cologne

2015
Discerning Judgements, Supreme Court Library Brisbane
Restwärme, Galerie Bernau
Aquamediale 11, Lübben

2014
Harvest, Gallery of Modern Art/Queensland Art Gallery Brisbane
Wildcards, Monash Gallery of Art Melbourne

2013
Unbound, Macquarie University Art Gallery Sydney
31 Contemporary Photographers, Gallery 291 San Francisco, Gallery VII New York, Galerie Spéos Paris
Citizen Collectors, Newcastle Region Art Gallery

2010
Based on painting, Künstlerhaus Dortmund
Memories (with Alfredo & Isabel Aquilizan), Kunstpavillon Munich
Faceless –The Portrait in Contemporary Art, Fotoforum Braunau
The Archetype of Photography, Laznia Centre for Contemporary Art Gdansk
Darmstädter Tage der Fotografie, Kunsthalle Darmstadt
The State We’re In: Contemporary Queensland Photography, University of Queensland Art Museum, Brisbane

2009
150 Years, Photography in Queensland from the Gallery’s Collection, Queensland Art Gallery Brisbane/Gallery of Modern Art
6. International Biennale of Photography, Poznan

2008
Selected Photographs from the Derryl Hewson Collection, QUT Art Museum Brisbane

2007
15 Jahre Neue Galerie Dachau

2006
From Colonial to Contemporary, Griffith University Art Museum Brisbane
Doubletake, Museum of Brisbane
Animals as Allegory, QUT Art Museum Brisbane

2005
The Recent Past, Contemporary Acquisitions 1995-2004, QUT Art Museum Brisbane

2004
Works From the Collection, National Gallery of Australia Canberra

2003
The Artist Abroad, Australian Centre for Photography Sydney

2002-2004
Photographica Australis: Sala de Exposiciones del Canal de Isabel II, ARCO Madrid; National Gallery of Thailand; Singapore Art Museum; Fotofestival Naarden; 11th Asian Art Biennale Dhaka; Taipei Fine Arts Museum

1994
What's Worth Showing? Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery Launceston
Navigators, Presented and Toured by CAST Long Gallery Hobart, University Gallery Launceston

1993
Felix H. Man Memorial Prize, National Gallery of Victoria

Press

SELECTED PRESS

Noll, Ute, Du, Issue #849, Switzerland, September 2014

Craig, Gordon, A History: Joachim Froese, Art Monthly Australia, March 2010, Issue #227

Morrell, Timothy, Joachim Froese, Australian Art Collector, Issue 49 Jul-Sep 2009, pp. 184-185

Gripp, Anna, Photonews 10/07, October 2007, Germany

Daw, Robyn, The Passion of Christ, Photofile #80 April 2007

Schade, Anne-Katrin, Nichts ist, wie es scheint: Fotografien von Joachim Froese in der Neuen Galerie, Süddeutsche Zeitung Dachau, 9. May 2006, Germany

Gobé, Claire, A Brief Exploration of recent Photography by Marian Drew and Joachim Froese, Machine 1.5, May 2006

Clement, Tracey, Adam and Eve: Cute little rodents re-enact scenes from the bible, Metro, The Sydney Morning Herald, 10-16 March, 2006

Frost, Andrew, Joachim Froese: Species, Australian Art Collector #35, Jan – Mar 2006

Martin-Chew, Louise, Poignant take on old religious themes, The Australian, 11 Nov 2005

Sorensen, Rosemary, Last Supper tableau reserved for teddy bears’ picnic, The Courier Mail, Brisbane, 3 Nov 2005

Hartmann, Peter, Rhopographie, Schwarzweiss 47, Juni/Juli 2005, Germany

Morrell, Timothy, Joachim Froese’s Rhopography, Eyeline Magazine #54, Winter 2004

Jain, Anurag, The Minuteness of Winning and Loosing: The Photographs of Joachim Froese, Scrivener Creative Review #28.2004, Montreal/Canada

Webb, Penny, Froese Shows Skill and Skullduggery, The Age, Melbourne, 29 Oct 2003

McFarlane, Robert, Simple Pleasures, Sydney Morning Herald, 19/20 May 2001

Daw, Robyn, Rhopography, Joachim Froese Artlink Vol 20 #4, Dec 2000

Daw, Robyn,. Joachim Froese: Rhopography Photofile #61, December 2000