Copyright 2007-2019

Annika Koops / CV
Born 1983 / Lives and works in Naarm/Melbourne. Represented Bett Gallery, Hobart.


2021- Current PhD Candidate Monash University
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


2017 Everyday Topologies, Bett Gallery Hobart

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,

2021Two People Never See the Same RainbowLon Gallery, Melbourne, Curated by Adam Stone

2021Salt + Loving; Halophile Blindside Gallery (online), Curated by Josephine Mead

2021 The Image Collective, Blindside Gallery, Melbourne

2019 Surface Creep, Annika Koops and Emile Zile, Bus Projects, Melbourne

2019 Unspoken Rule Contemporary Art Tasmania, Hobart

2019 Snake Charmer, Lon Gallery, Melbourne

2018 Still Life Part 1. Irene Rose Gallery Melbourne

2017 Caves Offsite, The Substation Gallery, Melbourne

2017 Spring 1883 Art Fair, Sydney with Fort Delta Gallery

2016 Drawing to an End, Mars Gallery, Melbourne

2016 Double Agent, Long Division Gallery, Melbourne

2016 The Waiting Room, Art Bank Gallery, Sydney

2015 Roman Remains, Transition Gallery, London

2014 Wormholes, Bett Gallery, Hobart

2014 June Mostra, British School, Rome

2013 Four Ways , Alliance Française Gallery, Melbourne

2013 Auckland Art Fair, Stand 22 Nellie Castan Gallery,Queens Wharf, NZ

2012 Cryptoverse, Bristol Biennial, Bristol UK

2012 Taskmasters, C3 Contemporary Arts Space

2011 25 Year Anniversary Show, Bett Gallery Hobart

2010 Primed, Academy gallery, University of Tasmania

2009 Repeat Repeat, Platform Gallery Melbourne

2008 Team Australia, Carlton Hotel Gallery Melbourne

2008 Without Money There is No Love, Guilford lane Gallery, Melbourne

2008 Standard Room, Foundation B.a.d, Rotterdam

2008 Underdogs, Project(or) Art Fair, Rotterdam

2008 Group show, Onno van Toor Gallery, Rotterdam


Diego Ramirez, Catalogue Essay, Surface Creep, Bus Projects, 2019

Maura Edmond, (Interview) Annika Koops, Bump Function, Primer Mag,

Liang Luscombe, Bump Function, Catalogue Essay, Caves Gallery Publication, 2016

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


2019Australia Council Arts Projects for Individuals

2014 British School Rome, Australia Council Residency

2013 Josephine Ulrick and Win Schubert Photography Award (Finalist)

2013 Highly Commended, Churchie Emerging Art Prize

2013 Highly Commended, Hobart Art Prize

2012 CCRAF Research Grant, University of Melbourne

2012 Alliance Française Award

2012 Nellie Castan Graduate Award

2011 Australian Postgraduate Award, University of Melbourne

2011 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,

2008 Artist in Residence, Strathmore Secondary College Australia

2007 Awarded Artist in Residence Foundation B.A.D Rotterdam,

2007 Awarded Keith and Elisabeth Murdoch Travelling Fellowship,

2007 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