• Berlin, Germany
  • Tasmanian School of Art at Launceston
    Queensland College of Art, Griffith University Brisbane
  • Jan Manton Art Brisbane
    Troika Editions London
    Flo Peters Gallery Hamburg
About Joachim Froese

Born 1963 in Montreal, lives and works in Brisbane and Berlin


2012 Lectureship for Photography, Technische Universität Darmstadt, Architecture Department
since 2000 Sessional Lecturer and Tutor for Photography, Queensland College of the Arts, Griffith University Brisbane
2001-2003 Sessional Lecturer for Photography, Queensland University for Technology Brisbane
2001 Master of Visual Arts, Queensland College of the Arts, Griffith University Brisbane
1996-1997 Part-Time Technician for Photography and Digital Imaging,Tasmanian School of Art at Launceston, University of Tasmania
1995 Bachelor of Fine Arts, Tasmanian School of Art at Launceston, University of Tasmania
1993 Associate Diploma in Printmedia, Tasmanian School of Art at Launceston, University of Tasmania
1990-1991 Employment as a Graphic Reproducer, JUP Industrie und Presseklischee Berlin
1989-1990 Employment as a Graphic Reproducer, Scanlith GmBH Munich
1987-1989 Apprenticeship in Graphic Reproduction as a Photo Engraver and Process Retoucher, Scanlith GmBH Munich
1984-1986 Student of Philosophy in Eastern Slavonic Philology, Ernst August University Göttingen
1983 High-School Diploma, Kaiserin-Auguste-Victoria-Gymnasium Celle


2012 -2014 Flying Arts Touring Exhibition, 7 Regional Venues in Queensland
2011 Photofusion Gallery London
Jan Manton Art Brisbane
2010 Meta House Phnom Penh, Cambodia
2009 Jan Manton Art Brisbane
Goethe Institute Sydney
QUT Art Museum Brisbane
Flo Peters Gallery Hamburg
2008 Monash Gallery of Art Melbourne
Griffith University Art Gallery Brisbane
Logan Art Gallery Brisbane
2007 Dom Fotografie Liptovsky Mikulas, Slovakia
Jan Manton Art Brisbane
2006 Neue Galerie Dachau, Germany
Esa Jäske Gallery Sydney
2005 Jan Manton Art Brisbane
Kowasa Gallery Barcelona
2004 Platform Gallery Winnipeg, Canada
Jan Manton Art Brisbane
Galerie Hartmann Munich
Esa Jäske Gallery Sydney
2003 Stephen McLaughlan Gallery Melbourne
Regional Gallery Texas, University of Southern Queensland Toowoomba, (RGAQ Tour)
2002 Regional Gallery Tweed River, City Gallery Tamworth (RGAQ Tour)
2001 Australian Centre for Photography Sydney
Soapbox Gallery Brisbane
Arts Centre Bundaberg, Art Gallery Warwick, Kick Arts Cairns, Art Gallery Logan, Regional Gallery Dalby (RGAQ Tour)
2000 Soapbox Gallery Brisbane
Umbrella Studio Townsville (RGAQ Tour)
1998 Carnegie Gallery Hobart, organised by Contemporary Art Services Tasmania (CAST)
1996 Helen Schutt Access Gallery, Centre for Contemporary Photography Melbourne
University Gallery Launceston


2012 Platform 2012, Jan Manton Art @ Metro Arts Brisbane
Six By Six, Redcliffe City Art Gallery
2011 31 Contemporary Photographers, Gallery 291 San Francisco, Gallery VII New York , Galerie Spéos Paris
Citizen Collectors, Newcastle Region Art Gallery
Josephine Ulrick & Win Schubert Photography Award 2011, Gold Coast City Art Gallery
AIPAD – The Photography Show New York (with Flo Peters Gallery)
2010 Greetings from the Archive, Flo Peters Gallery Hamburg
Frei nach Malerei – Based on painting, Künstlerhaus Dortmund
Erinnerungen (with Alfredo & Isabel Aquilizan), Kunstpavillon Munich
Faceless – das Portrait in der zeitgenössischen Kunst I / Faceless – The Portrait in Contemporary Art I (with Ilse Haider and Pilo Pichler), Fotoforum Braunau, Austria
Archetyp Fotografii / The Archetype of Photography (with Ken Matsubara and Grzegorz Przyborek), Laznia Centre for Contemporary Art Gdansk, Poland
Darmstädter Tage der Fotografie, Kunsthalle Darmstadt
Synchronicity, Redcliffe Art Gallery
Focus, Jan Manton Art Brisbane
The State We're In: Contemporary Queensland Photography, University of Queensland Art Museum Brisbane
2009 Synchronicity, Toowoomba Regional Art Gallery
150 Years, Photography in Queensland from the Gallery's Collection, Queensland Art Gallery – Gallery of Modern Art Brisbane
6. Biennale of Photography, Poznan, Poland
2008 Changed Conditions Ahead, Jugglers Art Space Brisbane
Plan B, Kleine Altstadt Galerie Dachau, Germany
Selected Photographs from the Derryl Hewson Collection, QUT Art Museum & State Library Queensland Brisbane
2007 Netzwork, Galerie Neuland Munich
15 Jahre Neue Galerie Dachau, Neue Galerie Dachau, Germany
2006 Fotobild 2006, Berlin
The InauguraL William and Winifred Photography Prize, Monash Gallery of Art Melbourne
55th Blake Prize for Religious Art, New National Art School Gallery Sydney
Artifice, QUT Art Museum Brisbane
From Colonial to Contemporary, Griffith University Art Gallery Brisbane
Art Sydney 06 (with Jan Manton Art)
The Viewer and the Viewed, Queensland Centre for Photography Brisbane
Doubletake, Museum of Brisbane
Animals as Allegory, QUT Art Museum Brisbane
2005 Rückblende 05, Galerie Hartmann Munich
Perception, The Daryl Hewson Photographic Collection, Queensland Centre for Photography Brisbane
Monochrom, Netzwork im Stockmann Haus Dachau, Germany
The Recent Past, Contemporary Acquisitions 1995-2004, QUT Art Museum Brisbane
The Insectary, Redlands Art Gallery Brisbane
Photography Award 05, Gold Coast City Art Gallery
Sleight, Redlands Art Gallery Brisbane, Toowoomba Regional Gallery
2004 Paris Photo 2004 (with Kowasa Gallery)
Works From the Collection, National Gallery of Australia
33rd Alice Prize, Araluen Centre for Arts & Entertainment Alice Springs
Photographica Australis, 11th Asian Art Biennale Dhaka, Bangladesh, Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taiwan
Works on Paper, Stephen McLaughlan Gallery Melbourne
Photography Award 04, Gold Coast City Art Gallery
2003 Photographica Australis, National Gallery of Thailand, Singapore Art Museum
Inaugural Group Show, Esa Jäske Gallery Sydney
National Photographic Purchase Award, Albury City Art Gallery
Fotofestival Naarden, Narden, Netherlands
The Artist Abroad, Australian Centre for Photography Sydney
Serendipity and Lunacy, Soapbox Gallery Brisbane
Portraits, Multiple Box, Conny Dietzschold Gallery Sydney
Ulrick Schubert Photographic Award, Gold Coast City Art Gallery
2002 Hatched: Healthway National Graduates Show, Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts
Photographica Australis, Sala de Exposiciones del Canal de Isabel II, ARCO, Madrid
Alumni, Academy Gallery Launceston
Inaugural Thiess Art Prize, QCA Gallery
2001 Post, Project Gallery, Queensland College of the Arts Brisbane
2000 Hobart Art Prize, Hobart
Conrad Jupiters Art Prize, Gold Coast City Art Gallery
McGregor Prize for Photography, USQ GalleryToowoomba
1999 Taken! Soapbox Gallery Brisbane
Residue, USQ Gallery Toowoomba
Josephine Ulrick Photography Prize, Tweed River Regional Gallery Murwillumbah
1998 Peepshow, Soapbox Gallery Brisbane
Summersalon’98, Centre for Contemporary Photography Melbourne
Pivot: Off The Wall, Sidespace Gallery Hobart, University Gallery Launceston
1997 Boxed: gifts, treasures, memories & possessions, Institut Teknologi Mara Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
University Gallery Launceston
Empire State, Public Projections of Video, Light, Internet and Soundscape Launceston
McGregor Prize for Photography, USQ Gallery Toowoomba
1996 Who Is It? Long Gallery Hobart
Points of View, Queen Vic Café, Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery Launceston
McGregor Prize for Photography, USQ Gallery Toowoomba
1995 Works in Progress, University Gallery Launceston
Island, MotorWorks Gallery Melbourne
1994 What's Worth Showing? Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery Launceston
McGregor Prize for Photography, USQ GalleryToowoomba
Navigators, Presented and Toured by CAST Long Gallery Hobart, University Gallery Launceston
1993 Felix H. Man Memorial Prize, National Gallery of Victoria, Toured by NETS Victoria to Bendigo Art Gallery,
Benalla Art Gallery, Horsham Regional Gallery, Warnambool Art Gallery, Latrobe Regional Gallery
Floor to Ceiling Revisited, ArtHouse Gallery, Ritchies Mill Arts Centre Launceston
Tasmania Through the Lens, Gallery9 Deloraine
1992 Printmedia, Gallery B, University Gallery Launceston


Artbank Australia
Catholic Education Centre Brisbane
Gold Coast City Art Gallery
Mater Hospital Brisbane
Moreton Bay Shire Art Collection
Monash Gallery of Art Melbourne
National Gallery of Australia
Queensland Art Gallery
Queensland Health Skills Development Centre Brisbane
QUT Art Museum Brisbane
Redlands Art Gallery
Regionalparkhaus Weilbacher Kiesgruben, Germany
University of Melbourne
Zweckverband Dachauer Galerien und Museen, Germany


2010 Lens Culture International Exposure Award (Highly Commended)
2008 Arts Queensland Grant
2007 Australia Council Grant
2006 Photolucida, Critical Mass Top 50
Australia Council Grant
2004 Australia Council Grant
2003 Arts Queensland Grant
2002 Australia Council Residency Barcelona
Inaugural Thiess Prize (Highly Commended), Queensland College of the Arts Brisbane
2000 Conrad Jupiters Art Prize (Judges Selection for Acquisition), Gold Coast City Gallery
1999 Arts Queensland Grant
1996 Arts Tasmania Gant
Pat Corrigan Artist Grant
McGregor Prize for Photography (Highly Commended), Toowoomba


Joachim Froese, Photographs/Fotografien 1999 – 2008 (monograph), ISBN 978-0-9757720-4-1, Brisbane 2009

Look – Contemporary Australian Photography, ISBN 978-9213941-0-2, Palgrave Macmillan, Melbourne, 2010
The State We're In: Contemporary Queensland Photography, The University of Queensland Art Museum, Brisbane 2010, ISBN 978-1-86499983-9
Redlands Art Gallery Collection 2003–2009, ISBN 978-0-646-52674-4, Brisbane 2010
Colonial To Contemporary, Queensland College of Art 125 Years, ISBN 1-920952-65-9
Perception, The Deryl Hewson Photographic Collection, ISBN 0-9757720-0-7
National Gallery of Australia, Developing the collection: acquisitions 2001-2004, Thames & Hudson 2004, ISBN 0-642-54167-1
11th Asian Art Biennale Bangladesh 2003, Subir Choudhury, ISBN 984-555-027-4
grenzeloos [boundless], Fotofestival Naarden 2003
Photographica Australis, The Asialink Centre 2003, University of Melbourne, ISBN 0-9099 339-16-3
Heterostrophic, IMA Publishing Brisbane 2002, ISBN 1-875792-44-9
Photographica Australis, ARCO 2002, Australian Centre for Photography Sydney, ISBN 0-9093391-5-5


Komborska, Magdalena; Archetyp fotografii, J?zyk wyobra?ni i emocji, Format Nr. 59, Poland, Oct 2010
Blachnik, Gabriele; Hautnah, authentisch, vielschichtig, Passauer Neue Presse, 14 July 2010, Germany
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, pp184-185
Watson, Bronwyn; Public Works, The Weekend Australian Review, 1-2 August 2009
Turner, Tonya; The Still Life, The Courier Mail, Brisbane, 6/7 June 2009
Daw, Robyn; Transient and mutable (catalogue essay), April 2008
Gripp, Anna; Photonews 10/07, October 2007, Germany
Craig, Gordon; Joachim Froese, Kwartalnik Fotografia 23/2007, August 2007, Poland
Daw, Robyn; The Passion of Christ, Photofile #80 April 2007
Dr. Schäfer, Bärbel; Baumelnde Fischköpfe als Denkanstoß, Dachauer Nachrichten, 12 May 2006
Schade, Anne-Katrin; Nichts ist, wie es scheint: Fotografien von Joachim Froese in der Neuen Galerie, Süddeutsche Zeitung Dachau, 9. May 2006
Eitler, Wolfgang; Eine Globetrotter-Gruppe für die Kunst, Süddeutsche Zeitung Dachau, 4. May 2006
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
Bladen, Victoria; Species: Joachim Froese, Machine 1.3, Nov 2005
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
Daw, Robyn; Species (Catalogue Essay), Oct 2005
Hartmann, Peter, Rhopographie, Schwarzweiss 47, Juni/Juli 2005, Germany
O’Heir, Anne; Developing the Collection, National Gallery of Australia: acquisitions 2001-004, Thames and Hudson 2004
O’Heir, Anne; Rhopography (Catalogue Essay) October 2004
Watson, Patrick; Dead Fascinating, The Courier Mail, Brisbane, 30 Oct 2004
Morrell, Tim; 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; Powerful Statements, Traditional Skills, The Age, 23 December 2003
Webb, Penny; Froese Shows Skill and Skullduggery, The Age, Melbourne, 29 Oct 2003
Foster, Alasdair; Photographica Australis, (Catalogue Essay Asia Link Tour), July 2003
Marcon, Marco; Hatched 02: Healtway National Graduate Show, Artlink Vol 22 #3 September 2002
Nicholls, Andrew; Artistic Eggcellence, XPress Magazine, 20 June 2002
Foster, Alasdair; Photographica Australis (Catalogue Essay ARCO 2002), February 2002
McFarlane, Robert; Simple Pleasures, Sydney Morning Herald, 19/20 May 2001
Morrell, Tim; Pseudo Documentaries, (Catalogue Essay) July 2001
Daw, Robyn; Rhopography, Joachim Froese, Artlink Vol 20 #4, Dec 2000
Daw, Robyn; Joachim Froese: Rhopography, Photofile #61, December 2000
Morrell, Tim; Rhopography (Catalogue Essay), September 2000
Anderson, Peter, The Camera Tells a Few Little Fibs, The Courrier Mail 16 December 1999
Klaosen, Diane; Rising Stars in Tasmanian Photography, Photofile #56, May 1999
Briggs, John; Portraits Behind the Times, The Mercury 3 October 1998
Doherty, Megan; This Man Wants To Shoot All Politicians, Sunday Examiner 25 May 1997
Ratcliff, Felix; What’s Worth Showing? (Catalogue Essay) 1994
McQueenie, Jock; Navigators, art, Issue No.3 Autumn 1994
Kunda, Maria; Navigators (Catalogue Esay), January 1994
v. Wyk, Susan; Felix H. Mann Memorial Prize (Catalogue Essay), October 1993
Daw, Robyn; From Berlin to Launceston, UNITAS #43, 22 September 1993

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