Solo Exhibitions

2019 - 40 years of Erwin Olaf , France

40 years of Erwin Olaf at Galerie Rabouan Moussion Paris France

In 2019 Galerie Rabouan Moussion will organise an anniversary solo show! Keep an eye on their (and our) websites for more information.

2019 - Rijksmuseum Amsterdam, Netherlands

Exhibition with a selection of the acquired works at Rijksmuseum Amsterdam Netherlands

From (approximately) July till September 2019, the Rijksmuseum will organise an exhibition with a selection of the recently acquired works.

2019 - Parralels (working title) , China

Shanghai Center of Photography (SCoP) will host a solo exhibition Shanghai China

Around March 2019, Shanghai Center of Photography (SCoP) will host a solo exhibition of Erwin Olas his work. 

2019 - Anniversary Solo Show, The Netherlands

Gemeente Museum The Hague & The Hague Museum of Photography The Hague The Netherlands

From 16 February until 12 May 2019 the Gemeente Museum The Hague, together with The Hague Museum of Photography, will host an anniversary solo show!
Keep an eye on their (and our) websites for more information.

2019 - 'Reino Ajeno' - Solo exhibition in Lima, Peru

Instituto Cultural Peruano Norteamericano, ICPNA Lima Peru

The Instituto Cultural Peruano Norte Americano, or ICPNA, will host a large solo show in 2019.
Keep an eye on our website for details.

2018 - Solo show with new work, China

MD Gallery Shanghai China

From 7 April 2018 on MD Gallery in Shanghai will host a solo show with new works.

2018 - Large multimedia retrospective, Brasil

MIS - Museu da Imagem e do Som de São Paulo São Paulo Brasil

Mis, or Museu da Imagem e do Som (Museum of Image and Sound) in São Paulo, Brasil, hosts a large multimedia solo show.  On display will be photography and film from 'Separation' (2003) and 'Wet' (2005) to 'The Awakening' (2016). On display from 10 March until 8 april.

2018 - Solo show, Canada

Izzy Gallery Toronto Canada

A solo show in Canada coming up! Izzy Gallery will open it's doors from 21 June on to show work by Erwin Olaf.

2018 - Solo show with new work, Belgium

Flatland Gallery Brussels Belgium

Flatland will host a stand at Art Brussels this year showing new work by Erwin Olaf.

2017 - Indochine, France

Galerie Rabouan Moussion Paris France

Galerie Rabouan Moussion opens a new solo exhibition by Erwin Olaf, with works made for the 13th album of the French band Indochine.
Opening September 9th 2017 
The exhibition takes place until 23rd of September 2017.

2017 - Gallery Kong - Human & Nature, Republic of Korea

Gallery Kong Seoul Republic of Korea

Gallery Kong, Seoul, Republic of Korea, shows an interesting selection of works by Erwin Olaf. On display 'Le Dernier Cri', works from 'Fall', assorted still lifes and portraits from Erwin Olaf's work for Vogue. Exhibition runs from 24 June to 23 July.

2016 - 'Erwin Olaf - Four Series', Spain

Centro de Arte Contemporaneo de Málaga Málaga Spain

CAC Málaga hosted a large solo exhibition in early 2016 with works from the series 'Berlin', 'Keyhole', 'Grief' and ‘Hope’.

2016 - 'Cell of Emotions', Bulgaria

National Art Gallery Sofia Bulgaria

A solo exhibition at the National Gallery in Sofia from 7 September to 18 October 2016 with works from the series 'Blacks', 'Grief', 'Dusk' and 'Dawn'.

2016 - Solo show in Seoul, South Korea

Gallery KONG Seoul South Korea

From 11 November until 11 December 2016 Gallery Kong hosts a soloshow by Erwin Olaf, with Waiting (photography and installation), works from Berlin and Royal Blood.

2016 - 'Skin Deep' photographs and statues, Germany

Galerie Wagner + Partner Berlin Germany

Galerie Wagner + Partner in Berlin, Germany, opens her doors during the Gallery Weekend Berlin, from 29 April to 1 May 2016, to present Erwin Olaf's latest series 'Skin Deep', photography and statues.

2016 - 'Homage Louis Gallait', Russia

The Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts Moscow Russia

A solo exhibition at The Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts in Moscow from 24 February to 20 April 2016 with works from series 'Les Derniers Hosneurs Rendus Aux Infortunes Illustrisismes Comtes D'Egmont Et De Horne' alongside the original paintings.

2015 - Solo exhibition in Shanghai, China

Magda Danysz Gallery Shanghai China

Magda Danysz Gallery organised a solo show by Erwin Olaf in their Shanghai gallery.
A selection was made from Erwin Olaf's series up until 'Berlin'.

2015 - 'Waiting' - Erwin Olaf, France

Galerie Rabouan Moussion Paris France

Galerie Rabouan Moussion opened their new gallery space with a soloshow by Erwin Olaf, with works from 'Waiting', including the installation 'Waiting Shenzhen' and with several self portraits.

2015 - 'Waiting' - Erwin Olaf, The Netherlands

Flatland Gallery Amsterdam The Netherlands

Erwin Olaf's latest series 'Waiting', including the homonymous installation, is on display in Flatland Gallery, Amsterdam, until 2 May.

2015 - 'Skin Deep' - Erwin Olaf, United Kingdom

Hamiltons London United Kingdom

Hamiltons in London exhibited a solo show by Erwin Olaf in the fall of 2015.

2015 - 'Erwin Olaf: The Empire of Illusion', Argentina

Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Rosario Rosario Argentina

A solo exhibition at Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Rosario, from 8 May to 27 July 2015 with works from the series ‘Keyhole', 'Berlin', and 'Hotel', and a selection of video works including ‘Wet’. This exhibition, curated by Paco Barragán, was the second leg of Erwin Olaf’s South American tour, after MAC in Santiago.

2015 - 'Retrospective', China

Fundação Oriente Museu Macau China

A solo exhibition at the Museu do Oriente from 26 March until 2 May 2015 organised by the Oriente Foundation, Art Statements and Xcessu.

2015 - 'Waiting - Berlin - Keyhole' - Erwin Olaf, China

Art Statements Hong Kong China

Art Statements Gallery in Hong Kong, will show works from series 'Keyhole', 'Berlin' and, Erwin Olaf's latest body of work, 'Waiting', during a soloshow. On display from 27 March till 30 May.

2015 - 'Waiting: Selections From Erwin Olaf: Volume I & II', USA

Hasted Kraeutler (closed) New York USA

Gallery Hasted Kraeutler is showing, until 28 Februrary 2015, an overview of 10 years collaboration with Erwin Olaf. Among the displayed works is Erwin Olaf's new installation 'Waiting'.

2014 - 'Erwin Olaf: Breakfast in America', USA

The Museum of New Art Detroit USA

A solo exhibition at the Detroit Museum of New Art with works from the series 'Rain' and ‘Keyhole’ from 7 December to 15 February 2014.

2014 - 'B&W. Early Works' - Erwin Olaf, Spain

Espacio Minimo Madrid Spain

From 15 November 2014 until 17 January 2015 gallery Espacio Minimo in Madrid, Spain, showed early works in black and white from Erwin Olaf. Works from series 'Squares' and 'Lady's Hats', amongst others.

2014 - 'Erwin Olaf: Karussell', Hungary

MODEM Debrecen Hungary

A solo exhibition at MODEM in Debrecen with works from the series 'Dusk', 'Dawn', ‘Keyhole’, ‘Grief’, and 'Berlin', including the moving sculpture ‘Karussell’.

2014 - 'Empire of Illusion', Chile

Museo de Arte Contemporáneo Santiago Chile

A solo exhibition at MAC Santiago showing an overview of Erwin Olaf's photography and film, from 'Le Dernier Cri' (2006) to 'Berlin' (2012) from 6 September to 9 November 2014.

2014 - 'Chronicle of the Untold', Turkey

CerModern Ankara Turkey

In the summer of 2014 CerModern in Ankara, Turkey, showed an extensive selection from series 'Keyhole' and 'Berlin', as well as the installation 'Karussell', and the films from 'Keyhole', in a special set-up.

2014 - 'Choreography of Emotions', Poland

Muzeum Narodowe w Gdańsku Gdańsk Poland

A solo exhibition at the National Museum in Gdańsk, with works from the series 'Grief', 'Dusk', 'Dawn' and ‘Blacks'.

2013 - 'Leiden, History Pages', Georgia

Festival Iberia Tbilisi Georgia

The center point of Festival Iberia's 2013 edition is Erwin Olaf's 'The Siege And Relief Of Leiden'.

2013 - '1:1 Sets for Erwin Olaf', The Netherlands

Het Nieuwe Instituut Rotterdam The Netherlands

Het Nieuwe Instituut (The New Institute) showed sets from photographs by Erwin Olaf.

2013 - 'Berlin', France

Galerie Rabouan Moussion Paris France

Galerie Rabouan Moussion hosted a soloshow dedicated to Erwin Olaf's latest series 'Berlin'.

2013 - 'Homage to Berlin', Germany

Wagner + Partner Berlin Germany

During the autumn of 2013 Wagner + Partner hosted a solo show dedicated to Erwin Olaf's series 'Berlin'.

2013 - 'Berlin', photography and carbon prints by Erwin Olaf, The Netherlands

Flatland Amsterdam The Netherlands

A selection from series 'Berlin' was shown in Flatland Gallery in Amsterdam, in autumn 2013.

2013 - 'Emotions, Installations by Erwin Olaf till 2012', France

La Sucrière Lyon France

A large solo exhibition in La Sucrière, a former sugar warehouse and refinery in Lyon, showing Erwin Olaf's installations and videos. A virtual tour with audio from the exhibition can be found here.

2013 - 'Berlin' - Erwin Olaf, USA

Hasted Kraeutler (closed) New York USA

Titled 'Berlin' the exhbition in gallery Hasted Kraeutler not only showed series 'Berlin' but also the installation 'The Keyhole'.

2013 - 'Berlin' - Erwin Olaf, United Kingdom

Hamiltons Gallery London United Kingdom

2012 - 'The Dark Side', France

Galerie Rabouan Moussion Paris France

An exhibition featuring photography and video works by Erwin Olaf

2012 - 'Fall', Germany

Gallery Wagner + Partner Berlin Germany

16 March - 12 May 2012

2012 - 'Regressive', The Netherlands

MMKA Arnhem The Netherlands

A solo exhibition at Museum voor Moderne Kunst Arnhem (now Museum Arnhem) with works from the series ‘Dusk / Dawn', ‘Keyhole’, including the accompanying installation, and 'Berlin', with the accompanying moving sculpture ‘Karussell’ in autumn 2012.

2012 - 'Exquisite Corpses', Belgium

Gaasbeek Castle Gaasbeek Belgium

A solo show at Gaasbeek Castle featuring a newly commissioned work based on Louis Gallait's famous painting 'The Last Honours to Counts Egmond and Hoorn' (1851).

2012 - 'Works 2000 - 2012' - Erwin Olaf, China

Art Statements Gallery Hong Kong China

Art Statements Gallery hosted a soloshow with works from 'Grief', 'Hotel', 'Fashion Victims' and many others.

2012 - 'Short Stories', Germany

Gallery Wagner + Partner Berlin Germany

isite the website for more information.

2012 - Solo show gallery Kong, South Korea

Gallery KONG Seoul South Korea

Gallery Kong in Seoul hosted a solo show in 2012. Besides 'Dusk/Dawn' 'Keyhole' was also shown, including the installation 'The Keyhole'.

2011 - Erwin Olaf's first solo exhibition in Japan, Japan

Art Statements Gallery Tokyo Japan

Art Statements hosted the first solo exhibition in Japan by Erwin Olaf.
In addition to this exhibition the new book OWN was launched during the opening friday, november 4th, 2011.

2011 - 'High Tension', United Arab Emirates

Carbon 12 Dubai United Arab Emirates

Carbon 12 presented Erwin Olaf's first solo exhibition in the Middle East.

2011 - 'Erwin Olaf: Captured Senses', Turkey

CerModern Ankara Turkey

A solo exhibition at CerModern in Ankarain 2011.

2010 - 'Dusk / Dawn', The Netherlands

Hermitage Amsterdam Amsterdam The Netherlands

A solo exhibition at Hermitage Amsterdam with the series 'Dusk' and 'Dawn'.

2010 - 'Erwin Olaf', China

Art Statements Gallery Hong Kong China

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2010 - 'Vite Private' (Private lives), Italy

Fondazione FORMA Milan Italy

A solo exhibition at FORMA in Milan, with the series 'Rain', 'Hope', 'Grief', 'Fall', 'Dawn', 'Dusk', and 'Hotel'.

2010 - 'A Journey to Excellence', The Netherlands

Rijksmuseum Amsterdam The Netherlands

A solo exhibition at the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam in 2010.

2010 - Solo Photography exhibition, China

Paris Beijing Photo Gallery Beijing China

2010 - 'Hotel', 'Dawn' & 'Dusk', USA

Hasted Hunt Kraeutler (closed) New York USA

2010 - 'Recent Works', United Kingdom

Hamiltons Gallery London United Kingdom

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2009 - 'Moving Targets', Israel

Haifa Museum of Art Haifa Israel

A solo exhibition at Haifa Museum of Art in 2009.

2009 - 'Fotográfica', Colombia

Nueveochenta Gallery Bogotá Colombia

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2009 - 'Dusk & Dawn', Spain

Galeria Espacio Minimo Madrid Spain

22 October - 5 December 2009

2009 - 'Erwin Olaf', Russia

Ruarts Gallery Moscow Russia

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2009 - 'Darts of Pleasure, Erwin Olaf 1984 - 2009', Spain

Domus Artium 2002 (DA02) Salamanca Spain

An extensive solo exhibition at Domus Artium 2002 in Salamanco with works made between 1984 and 2009, from 23 October 2009 to 7 March 2010.

2009 - 'Photographie & Video: Rain, Hope, Grief, Fall et d'autres Oeuvres', France

Institut Néerlandais Paris France

A solo exhibition at Institut Néerlandais in Pairs in 2009.

2009 - 'Erwin Olaf - EyeCandy 1984 - 2009', Belgium

Fotomuseum Antwerp Belgium

A solo exhibition at the Fotomuseum in Antwerp in 2009.

2009 - 'Dusk', France

Flatland Gallery Paris France

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2009 - Erwin Olaf solo show, Laboral, France

Galerie Magda Danysz Paris France

From 12 September 2009 till 17 October 2009

2009 - 'A Choreography of Emotions', Czech Republic

Langhans Gallery Prague Prague Czech Republic

2008 - 'Selected Works', Australia

Australian Centre for Photography Sydney Australia

A solo exhibition at the Australian Centre for Photographyin Syndey in 2008.

2008 - 'Recent Works', United Kingdom

Hamiltons Gallery London United Kingdom

24 October - 22 November 2008

2008 - 'Fall', China

Art Statements Gallery Hong Kong China

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2008 - 'Still Living: Structure, Surface and Expression', USA

Southeastern Center of Contemporary Art Salem USA

A solo exhibition at SECCA in Salem in 2008.

2008 - 'Rain, Hope, Grief & Fall', The Netherlands

Fotomuseum Den Haag The Hague The Netherlands

A solo exhibition at Fotomuseum Den Haag in 2008.

2008 - Erwin Olaf's first exhibition on the Chinese mainland, China

Space E6 Shenzhen China

A solo exhibition at Space E6 in Shenzhen, Erwin Olaf's first exhibition on the Chinese mainland, in 2008.

2008 - 'Human All Too Human', Italy

Fotografia Europea Reggio Emilia Italy

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2007 - 'House of Beautiful Nightmares', Mexico

Arcaute arte contemporaneo San Pedro Garza Garicia Mexico

2007 - 'Rain', 'Hope' & 'Grief', USA

M+B Gallery Los Angeles USA

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2007 - 'Elegance and Perversity', Australia

City Arts Centre Shoalhaven Australia

2007 - 'Grief', USA

Hasted Hunt (closed) New York USA

2007 - 'Grief', The Netherlands

Reflex New Art Gallery Amsterdam The Netherlands

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2007 - 'Le Dernier Cri', France

Galerie Rabouan Moussion Paris France

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2006 - 'Elegance and Perversity', Australia

The John Curtin Gallery Perth Australia

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2005 - 'Hope', The Netherlands

Flatland Gallery Utrecht The Netherlands

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2005 - 'Elegance and Perversity', Australia

Australian Centre for Photography Sydney Australia

A solo exhibition at the Australian Centre for Photography in Sydney in 2005.

2005 - 'Fashion & Style in Photography', Russia

Moscow Museum of Modern Art Moscow Russia

A solo exhibition at MMOMA in 2005.

2005 - 'Rain' & 'Hope', USA

Hasted Hunt (closed) New York USA

2005 - 'Imitation of Life', Italy

Museo d'Arte Moderna di Bologna Bologna Italy

A solo exhibition at MAMbo in Bologna in 2005.

2005 - 'Moving Targets', The Netherlands

MonteVideo Amsterdam The Netherlands

A solo exhibition at MonteVideo in Amsterdam in 2005.

2005 - 'Veritas Splendor, Erwin Olaf photographs 1988 - 2003', Poland

Museum Sztuki w Łodzi Łódź Poland

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2003 - 'Silver', The Netherlands

Groninger Museum Groningen The Netherlands

A solo exhibition at Groninger Museum in Groningen in 2003.

2003 - 'Erwin Olaf', Italy

Museo d'Arte MAN Nuoro Italy

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2002 - 'Paradise', Spain

Galería Espacio Madrid Spain

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2002 - 'Royal Blood', Spain

Bilbao Arte Bilbao Spain

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2002 - 'Paradise', Italy

B&D Galleria Milan Italy

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2002 - 'Erwin Olaf Retrospective', Belgium

Cultuur Centrum Knokke-Heist Belgium

Cultuurcentrum Knokke-Heist

2002 - 'Booby Trap', Italy

MAN Nuoro Italy

Museo D'Arte Provincia Di Nuoro

2001 - 'Mature', USA

Laurence Miller Gallery New York USA

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2001 - 'Retrospective', Belgium

MuHKA Hasselt Belgium

Museum of Modern Art Hasselt

2001 - 'Royal Blood', Spain

Bilbao Art Centre Bilbao Spain

2000 - 'Violence & Passion - 'Royal Blood', 'Fashion Victims' & 'Mature'', The Netherlands

Reflex Modern Art Gallery Amsterdam The Netherlands

2000 - 'Mature', Spain

Galeria Espacio Minimo Madrid Spain

1998 - 'Chessmen', Germany

Museum Ludwig Cologne Germany

A solo exhibition at Museum Ludwig in Cologne in 1998.

1996 - 'Stars in Black & White & Colour', Australia

Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery Sydney Australia

1995 - 'Erwin Olaf Fotografien 1984-1995', Germany

Stadtmuseum Erlangen Germany

1994 - 'Mind of Their Own', The Netherlands

Fotofestival Naarden The Netherlands

1994 - 'Tafel van Tien', The Netherlands

Flatland Gallery Utrecht The Netherlands

1993 - 'Joy', The Netherlands

Kunsthal Rotterdam The Netherlands

A solo exhibition at the Kunsthal in Rotterdam in 1993.

1993 - 'Erwin Olaf', Germany

Frankfurter Kunstverein Frankfurt Germany

A solo exhibition at Frankfurter Kunstverein in 1993.

1992 - 'Styles Shapes Function' with Borek Sipek, The Netherlands

Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam The Netherlands

1990 - 'Blacks - Seventeen Royal Portraits', The Netherlands

Amsterdam The Netherlands