Eva Koch


Born 1953 in Frederiksberg, Denmark.
Lives and works in Copenhagen, Denmark.

Eva Koch is a sculptor, educated at the Royal Danish Academy 1985 – 1992 and the Facultad de Bellas Artes 1989 – 1990 in Barcelona. In Spain, Eva Koch started incorporating video and sculpture and created several multimedia sculptural works. Today, the work of Eva Koch continues to manifest itself within a field of sculpture, video installation and sound. Her work is often site-specific and interactive. In scale, Eva Koch’s sculptures relate to our own physical presence, most notably in her EARTH SCULPTURE near the city of Esbjerg in Denmark, which was created out of 800,000 cubic meters of earth, a clear landmark in the landscape.

A recurrent theme in Eva Koch’s video works is the anonymous individual seen from a collective viewpoint. VILLAR, Koch’s main video installation, has an almost documentary-like feel: the characters are real people and also very good storytellers. Through the use of personal stories, both about her own and other people’s life, Koch seeks to show that the universal and the personal are not opposed spheres but, on the contrary, quite interconnected and that truth has many aspects.

In 2003, Koch received the Eckersberg Medal and in 2011, the Thorvaldsen Medal. Eva Koch’s work is represented in several Danish as well as international collections, such as SMK – Statens Museum for Kunst, Copenhagen; CGAC, Santiago de Compostella, Spain; 21C Museum Foundation, United States; Göteborg Museum of Art, Sweden.

Selected Works

Biography / CV

Born 1953 in Frederiksberg, Denmark.
Lives and works in Copenhagen, Denmark.


1992 – Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Copenhagen, Denmark

1989 – University of Barcelona, Department of Fine Arts, Spain



Floden vi bader i, Skovhuset, Værløse, Denmark


VILLAR en face, SMK Thy, Doverodde, Denmark

KØLVAND, Bureau For Kunst, Svendborg, Denmark


Villar, Nivaagaard Samlingen, Nivå, Denmark


waterFront, Regelbau 411, Thyholm, Denmark

Eva Koch, Toowoomba Regional Art Gallery, Toowoomba City, Australia


Skålen og Perlen, permanent installation in Kokkedal, Kokkedal, Denmark

Den Drøm om Fred, Västerås Konstmuseum, Västerås, Sweden

Ese sueño de paz, CAP Centro de Arte Caja de Burgos, Burgos, Spain


Note to self, Martin Asbæk Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark


On a Line, SKF, Stockholm, Sweden

Den Drøm om Fred, Cisternerne, Søndermarken, Denmark

Permanent installation: Legeskulpturen, Sankt Annæ Plads, Copenhagen, Denmark

Duer I Tårnet, the Tower of Christiansborg Castle, Copenhagen, Denmark


RayGun Lab, Toowoomba, Australien


FITRY waiting, Den Frie, Copenhagen, Denmark


I Am The River, Kunsthal Nikolaj, Copenhagen, Denmark


Photo Museum at Brandts Klædefabrik, Odense, Denmark

Eva Koch, Martin Asbæk Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark


Red Poppies, Evergreen, Bryggen, Vejle, Denmark

Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek, Copenhagen, Denmark


SCA Gallery, Sydney, Australia

Gallery 300m3, Gothenburg, Sweden

Galeria Magda Bellotti, Madrid, Spain


Pixel, Copenhagen, Denmark

2 Women, Skagens Museum, Skagen, Denmark


Gothenburg Museum of Fine Art, Gothenburg, Sweden

Galerie Asbæk, Copenhagen, Denmark

Nassauischer Kunstverein, Wiesbaden, Germany


The Nordic House in the Faeroe Islands, Tórshavn, Faroe Islands, Denmark

Galeria Magda Bellotti, Madrid, Spain


VOX, The National Museum, Stockholm, Sweden


VILLAR, Museo Pablo Serrano, Zaragoza, Spain


Galeria Magda Bellotti, with Fernando Baena, Madrid, Spain

VILLAR, Museo de Teruel, Spain

VILLAR, CGAC, Santiago de Compostella, Spain

Bergen Kunsthall, Bergen, Norway


Odd Weeks, Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Sweden

X-Room, Statens Museum for Kunst, Copenhagen, Denmark


GUK, Exhibition Place, Denmark, Germany, Iceland

VILLAR, Tensta Konsthall, Stockholm, Sweden


Oha Kunst, Wasserturm, Eutin, Germany


Gallery Stalke, Copenhagen Denmark


Kunstforeningen Gl. Strand, Copenhagen, Denmark

CRUCE, Madrid, Spain


Portrait of a Woman, Bill Board series of 9, Oslo, Norway


Saga II, Copenhagen, Denmark


Mind the Gap, sound installation, Pavilion, Copenhagen, Denmark


Wurst Showroom 1991, Copenhagen, Denmark

Traneudstilling, Gentofte Art Library, Gentofte, Denmark

Kongo, Copenhagen, Denmark


CIEJ, Fundació Caixa, Barcelona, Spain


Baghuset Galleri, Copenhagen, Denmark



Summer in the City, Martin Asbæk Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark

Cosmic Connection, Gallery Møller-Witt, Copenhagen, Denmark


RØD, Vejle Kunstmuseum, Vejle, Denmark

Summer in the City, Martin Asbæk Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark

Den Frie, Grønningen, Copenhagen, Denmark


Flowers In Art, Arken Museum Of Modern Art, Ishøj, Denmark

Summer In The City, Martin Asbæk Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark

NYT LYS 21, Sophienholm, Kongens Lyngby, Denmark

I Skovens Dybe Stille Ro, Skovhuset, Værløse, Denmark

Concepts and Objects, Gammelgaard, Herlev, Denmark

Grønningen 2021, Den Frie, Copenhagen, Denmark


ELEMENTUM Singular Positions In The CCA Collection, CCA Andratx, Andratx, Spain

Summer In The City, Martin Asbæk Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark

FemLink-Art: Agression And Wonder, Alkatraz Gallery, Ljubljana, Slovenia

Grønnningen, Den Frie Centre Of Contemporary Art, Copenhagen, Denmark


Through Other Eyes, NeMe, Limassol, Cyprus

9th Cairo Video Festival, Cairo, Egypt

Grønningen, Gl. Strand, Copenhagen, Denmark

Video, KH7 Artspace, Aarhus, Denmark

Fællesskaber Mellem Murene, DAC, Copenhagen, Denmark


Through Other Eyes, NeMe, Limassol, Cyprus

9th Cairo Video Festival, Cairo, Egypt

Grønningen, Gl. Strand, Copenhagen, Denmark

Video, KH7 Artspace, Aarhus, Denmark

Fællesskaber Mellem Murene, DAC, Copenhagen, Denmark


The Sound of One Hand Clapping, WARP, Sinkt-Niklaas, Belgium

Writers Block, Huset For Kunst og Design, Holstebro, Denmark

Höhenrausch, Imoö kulturquartier, Linz, Austria

Red Poppies #2, Airspace Project, Sydney, Australia

EMAP 2018, Seoul, Korea


Samtidskunst på hospitaler, KØS, Køge, Denmark


VENSKABER, Nivaagaard Malerisamling, Nivå, Denmark


The Bus Project, Vejle Kunstmuseum, Vejle, Denmark

Ophelia, Kunstenhuis Marktstraat, Harelbeke, Belgium

Naturmøder, J.F. Willumsens Museum, Frederikssund, Denmark

Summer in the City no.10, Martin Asbæk Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark

PHOTOGRAPHY, Martin Asbæk Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark

Limits landscape, Gallery Process / Contemporary Art Culture House, Core of Azuay. Cuenca, Ecuador


Art festival GANGART, Næstved Bycentrum, Næstved, Denmark

Summer in the City, Martin Asbæk Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark

Reflex, Samtidskunst i Dragør, Dragør, Denmark

You Imagine What You Desire, Biennale of Sydney, Sydney, Australia


Social Videoscapes from the North, Care of DOCVA, Milan, Italy

Social Videoscapes from the North, Artibus, Ekenäs, Finland

Nordic Art Between Miracles, Center for Contemporary Art, Tbilisi, Georgia

Zeigen, an audiotour through Copenhagen, Nikolaj Kunsthal, Copenhagen, Denmark

Desire Lines, Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne, Australia

Mas al Sur, Galleria Magda Bellotti, Madrid, Spain

Grønningen, Copenhagen, Denmark

VIDEO, Martin Asbæk Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark


Summer in the City, Martin Asbæk Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark


Tjörnedala Konsthall, Baskemölla, Simrishamn, Sweden

Krannert Museum, Illinois, United States

Inauguration of Nordic Art, Azerbaijan


American Scandinavian Foundation, Norge

51th October Salon, Beograd, Serbia

Grønningen, Copenhagen, Denmark

Seascapes, Museum Kunst der Westküste, Alkersum, Germany

La Vie en Rouge”, Center for Contemporary Art, Icherisheher, Baku, Azerbaijan

Listen to your eyes, FRAC Lorraine, Metz, France


Skanstull, Stockholm, Sweden

Aluminium, Baku, Azebaijan

Northwave, videoscreening during the opening of the Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy

A Winter’s Tale, Gl Holtegaard, Holte, Denmark


Modern India, IVAM, Valencia, Spain

Galerie Vanessa Quang, Paris, France

Grønningen, The Art Museum of Bornholm, Gudhjem, Denmark

Audio/Video, Gimsinghoved, Struer, Denmark

From Place to Place, Museum of Sketches, Lund, Sweden

The City as Screen, Roskilde, Denmark

Tangled Up In You, 21c Museum, Louisville, United States

Untamed Paradises, CAAC, Seville, Spain

Untamed Paradises, MARCO, Vigo, Spain

Phenomena, Pori Art Museum, Pori, Finland

Danish Devils, Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Copenhagen, Denmark


QueretaroInterfaz, Museo de la Ciudad, Querétaro, Mexico

The Israeli Centre for Digital Art, Holon, Israel

Subtle Whispering, Total Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul, Korea

Underground – Sound & Vision, Warp, Sint-Niklaas, Belgium

Global Cities, Tate Modern, London, United Kingdom

Grønningen, Copenhagen, Denmark


Rome in Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark

Signs, Pori Art Museum, Pori, Finland.

Of the One and the Many, Platform Garanti Contemporary Art Center, Istanbul, Turkey

Bombay Maximum City, Lille, France

PhotoEspaña, Madrid, Spanien

Mixed Emotions, Haifa Museum of Art, Haifa, Israel

Artspace, Sydney, Australia

Steps, Gl. Holtegård, Holte, Denmark

Videopulsiones, Tecnologias do Sentimento, Lisbon, Portugal


Irreducible, Miami Art Central, Florida, United States

Musée d’art contemporain de Montreal, Montreal, Canada

The Danish Pavilion, 51st Venice Biennial, Venice, Italy


Heimweg/The Way Home, Galerie Zink & Gegner and Frankfurter Buchmesse, Germany

VideoZone2, Video Art Biennial, Tel Aviv, Israel

BLICK 04, Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Sweden


MAD03, Madrid, Spain

Sound and No-sound, LAB, Copenhagen, Denmark

Clandestine, 50th Venice Biennial, Venice, Italy


Body and Soul, Röda Sten, Gothenburg, Sweden.


Project Room, Galleria Filomena Soares, Lisbon, Portugal

CoMa, Sala de Exposiciones de Plaza España, Madrid, Spain


Embassy, Körners Office, Copenhagen, Denmark

Sublime, an hARTware project, Rotterdam, The Netherlands


Close-Ups, NIFCA, Nikolaj Kunsthal, Copenhagen, Denmark

Trace, Liverpool Biennial Exhibition, Liverpool, United Kingdom

Women’s Worlds 99, Tromsö Kunstforening, Tromsö, Norway

Gallery Valle Quintana, Madrid, Spain

Mix – Blended Spaces, Museet for Samtidskunst Roskilde, Roskilde, Denmark

En Face, Gallery North, Copenhagen, Denmark


Stretch, Tensta Konsthall, Galley Index, Stockholm, Sweden

Medialization, Edsvik Konst och Kultur, Stockholm, Sweden

Leeräume – Nothing but Space, an hARTware project, Dortmund, Germany

The City, Museet for Samtidskunst, Roskilde, Denmark


Transit, Charlottenborg, Copenhagen, Denmark

The Louisiana Exhibition, Humlebæk, Denmark


MTG III, Sound installation, Museet for Samtidskunst, Roskilde, Denmark


Brandts Klædefabrik and Eventyr Haven, Odense, Denmark


Norrsken, Biennal for Contemporary Nordic Art, Gothenburg Art Museum, Sweden

European Media Art Festival, Osnabrück, Germany

Propuesta 92, Circulo de Bellas Arte, Madrid, Spain


Madrid Minimixer, Casa del Reloj, Madrid, Spain


September Exhibition, Sophienholm, Lyngby, Denmark

Sculpture Project, Lodsparken, Hvidovre, Denmark


2019 – Red Poppies, public commission at Vrinnevi Sjukhus, Sweden

2016 – Wheel, public commission at Skt. Annæ Plads, Copenhagen, Denmark

2011 – Sound sculpture, Karensminde, Sydhavnen, Copenhagen, Denmark.

2010 – Azerbaijan Art Stations, permanent video installation, The Culture House of Bina, Baku, Azerbaijan.

2009 – The video “CROWDS” installed permanently in “ORKANEN”, Malmö University, Sweden.

2006 – Sculpture for Lyshøj School, Kolding, Denmark

2003 – Video altarpiece in the chapel in Söder Sjükhus, Stockholm, Sweden

2003 – Outdoor Video installed permanently at Sickla Udde, Stockholm, Sweden

2000 – Winter Light. With Flemming Brandtbjerg, Kongens Nytorv, Copenhagen, Denmark

1998 – Sculpture by the Library Square and Park, Skanderborg, Denmark.

1997 – Earth Sculpture, with landscape architect Steen Høyer, Esbjerg, Denmark

1994 – Sculpture in The King’s Gardens, Odense, Denmark.

1993 – The Danish Arts Foundation, “Temporary Sculpture Project”, Valby,  Denmark.


“VILLAR – Los hijos de Manuela”, Centro de Arte Caja de Burgos CAB, Burgos, Spain

“Hera” Brandts Klædefabrik, Odense, Denmark

“IFITRYwaiting”, Centre d’Art Contemporain Essaouira, Essaouira, Morocco.

“Crowds”, The National Public Art Council, Stockholm, Sweden

“Span”, The National Public Art Council, Stockholm, Sweden

“Shine”, The National Public Art Council, Stockholm, Sweden

“Evergreen”, Gothenburg Art Museum, Gothenburg, Sweden

“Postcard”, The New Carlsberg Foundation, Copenhagen, Denmark

“Laekjum”, The New Carlsberg Foundation, Copenhagen, Denmark

“Evergreen”, Statens Museum for Kunst, Copenhagen, Denmark

“Approach”, Museet for Samtidskunst, Roskilde, Denmark.

“Many and One”, Collection Gentofte Art Library, Gentofte, Denmark

”NoMad”, ”White Noise/Wave”, ”Haji Ali”, Museo de Bellas Artes, Santander, Spain

“Approach”, Caja Sol, C/ Cardenal Cisneros 5, Sevilla, Spain

“Postcard to a Ballerina”, Centro de Arte, Caja de Burgos, Burgos, Spain

“VILLAR”, CGAC, Centro Galego de Arte Contemporánea, Santiago de Compostella, Spain.

“Approach”, 21 C Museum, Foundation, Louisville, United States


Video for Michael Felberbaum Band, Koncertkirken Blågårds Plads, Hanska Projekt. 2018

Video for the play Dissection of a snowfall, by Sara Stridsberg, Brazil and Sweden, 2015

CPH:DOX AUDIO:VISUALS – Mike Sheridan vs. Eva Koch, a concert, Øbro Hallen, Copenhagen, 2011

VILLAR – Manuela’s Children, Gyldendal, Spanish educational version, 2007

With the architect studio Preben Skaarup, winner of the landscape competition, Stige Ø, Denmark, 2006

Artspace #3, an internet project, 2003

Architect on Seeing the world Anew, The National Museum of Photography, Copenhagen, Denmark, 2002

CoMa curated with Fernando Baena, 2001.

VILLAR – Manuela’s Children an interactive dvd, 2001

MTG IV, a Radio Programme with Morten Carlsen, 1996

67 Danish Female Artist, an Internet site, 1996


Srishti School of Art, Design and Technology, Bangalore, India. 2016

Bergen National Academy of the Arts (KHiB), Norway, guest professor, 2009, 2016

Higher Institute for Fine Arts (HISK), Gent, Belgium, guest lecturer, 2008

WARP, Portfoliodays, Sint. Niklaas, Belgien, 2008

Valand Art Academy, Gothenburg, Sweden, guest lecturer, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2009

Department of Photography and Film, Gothenburg University, Sweden, professor, 2004 – 06

Hochschule für Gestaltung und Kunst, (HGKL), Luzern, Switzerland, 2004, 2010

The Royal Academy of Art, Stockholm, Sweden, guest professor, 2003

The Jutland Art Academy, Denmark, guest lecturer, 2002

The Royal Danish Art Academy, guest lecturer, 2000

The Royal Danish Academy, The Landscape Department, guest lecturer, 1996, 1997