Annika Koops / CV

Born 1983 / Lives and works in Melbourne. Represented by Nellie Castan Gallery Melbourne and Bett Gallery, Hobart.


2012 MFA Victorian College of the Arts, University of Melbourne
2005 Graduated First Class Honours Bachelor Fine Art Honours Victorian College of the Arts
2001-2003 University of Tasmania, Bachelor of Fine Arts



2015 Bump Function, Caves Gallery, Melbourne
2013 Scarecrows, Nellie Castan Gallery
2013 Split Stream, Bett Gallery,Hobart
2012 MFA Graduate Exhibition, Margaret Lawrence Gallery,Melbourne
2011 Act Natural, Nellie Castan Gallery, Melbourne
2010 Laughing out loud on the inside, Gippsland Art Gallery, Sale, VIC
2009 The Ruins, Depot Gallery, Sydney
2009 Drop Shadow my Heart, Bett Gallery, Hobart
2007 I didn’t ask to be born, Bus Gallery, Melbourne
2005 All we want to do is impress you, Seventh Gallery Melbourne,
Girls From nowhere, Despard Gallery, Hobart
2003 Semi-Precious, The Red Room Gallery, Hobart


2015 Roman Remains, Transition Gallery, London
Wormholes, Bett Gallery, Hobart
2014 June Mostra, British School, Rome
2013 Four Ways Victorian Graduate Award Exhibition, Alliance Française Gallery, Melbourne
Auckland Art Fair, Stand 22, The Cloud, Queens Wharf with Nellie Castan Gallery
2012 Cryptoverse, Bristol Biennial, Bristol UK
Taskmasters, C3 Contemporary Arts Space
2011 25 Year Anniversary Show, Bett Gallery Hobart
2010 Shaved Or Natural, Gallery 182a, Rotterdam,
Primed, Academy gallery, University of Tasmania
2009 Repeat Repeat, Platform Gallery Melbourne
Art Foundation Initiative – Emerging Tasmanian artists, Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery,
2008 Team Australia, Carlton Hotel Gallery Melbourne,
Without money there is no love, Guilford lane Gallery, Melbourne,
Standard Room, Foundation B.a.d, Rotterdam,
Underdogs, Project(or) Art Fair, Rotterdam,
Group show, Onno van Toor Gallery, Rotterdam,
2007 Keith and Elizabeth Murdoch Travelling Fellowship Exhibition, Margaret Lawrence Gallery, Mel
Williamstown Contemporary Art Prize The Substation Arts Centre, Williamstown,
New days, Toyota Community Spirit Gallery,
2006 Melbourne International Art Fair, Royal Exhibition Building Melbourne,
Corrupting Youths, Cast Gallery Hobart,
A Piece of Red, Per Square Meter Gallery Melbourne,
Salote Tawale Portraiture show, Seventh gallery Melbourne
2005 Crossbreeds, The Foundry Gallery Melbourne
2004 Salon, Peter Lane Gallery, Sydney,
The Special People Club, Student Gallery VCA
Proud Annual Acquisitive Exhibition VCA


Dan Rule, (review), The Saturday Age, Arts Section, Dec 7, 2013 p.5
Ashley Crawford, ‘Digital Nostalgia’ Art Collector Magazine, Jul-Oct 2012 p.122-129
Judith Abell, Art Collector Magazine, Issue 53 Jul-Sept 2010 p.345
Joybelle, ‘Art Notes’ Art Monthly, October 2010, Isuue #234 p.62
Dr Deborah Maylor ‘Primed Time’, Exhibition Catalog University of Tasmania Publication 2010 ISBN 987-1-86295-589-9
Simon Gregg, ‘Laughing out loud on the inside’, Gippsland art gallery publication 2010 ISBN :9780980737110
Meredith Turnbull, ‘The Future Ruins’, Catalog, the ruins, 2009
Bec Tudor, ‘ A Reassuring Revolution’, Drop Shadow my Heart, Catalog Essay, Bett Gallery, Hobart 2009
Veronica Tello, ‘Without Money there is no love’, Catalogue essay 2008
Penny Modra, The Age, M Magazine, Sunday October 26 p. 24 2008
Ross Moore, ‘For Love Nor Money’ The Age, Arts and Culture Section October 10 p. 15 2008
Tai Snaith ‘Underdogs’, Catalogue Essay Rotterdam 2008
Veronica Tello ‘There is no name for the wrinkly skin under ones eyes’, Catalog essay Bus Gallery publication 2007
Briony Lee Downes, Artlink v 26 no 2 page 91 2006
Tristan Stowards ‘Corrupting Youths’, catalogue essay CAST gallery Publication ISBN - 0947335412
Ms Mary Knights Artlink Vol 24 no 1 p. 58 2004
Richard Wastel ‘To Begin With’ catalogue essay Dick Bett Gallery 2003
Juliana Wright, The Mercury Newspaper 21 December 03 page 62


2014 British School Rome, Australia Council Residency
2013 Josephine Ulrick and Win Schubert Photography Award (Finalist)
Highly Commended, Churchie Emerging Art Prize
Highly Commended, Hobart Art Prize
2012 CCRAF Research Grant, University of Melbourne
Alliance Française Award
Nellie Castan Graduate Award
2011 Australian Postgraduate Award, University of Melbourne
New Work Grant, Australia Council for the Arts
2010 Highly Commended, City of Albany Art Prize,
2009 Prometheus Visual Arts Award (Finalist)
2008 Short-listed Finalist SOYA visual arts award,
Artist in Residence, Strathmore secondary College Australia
2007 Awarded Artist in Residence Foundation B.A.D Rotterdam,
Awarded Keith and Elisabeth Murdoch Travelling Fellowship,
Awarded Arts Tasmania Assistance to Individuals grant
2006 Williamstown Art Prize (Finalist)
2005 Metro 5 painting prize (Finalist)
2004 Athanaum Club Art Prize,(Finalist)
Placed on the Deans Role of Honour for the faculty UTAS


Museum of Old and New Art TAS
Vitorian College of the Arts Melbourne
Art Bank Australia, NSW
Private Collections Internationally