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Nicolai Howalt (b. 1970) is an internationally renowned artist whose photographic
work spans across documentary, conceptual and installatory art. His practice is rooted
in the real world. With a conceptual and abstract approach in his works, Howalt
examines and explores different, often existential issues, and hereby challenges the
photographic medium’s boundaries. Despite the different themes in Howalts works,
they retain a sense of duality – the abstract and the real, life and death, horror and
fascination, finite and infinite.
Nicolai Howalt is represented by Martin Asbæk Gallery, Copenhagen
and Bruce Silverstein Gallery, New York.

Nicolai Howalt graduated from Denmark’s prestigious Photographic Art School, Fatamorgana, in 1992. He is the recipient of honorary grants from a number of benefactors and institutions, such as the Hasselblad Foundation, The Danish Ministry of Culture, The Danish Arts Foundation and The Danish Arts Council.

Throughout his career, Howalt has had the opportunity of exhibiting work at various prominent venues at home and abroad, most notably with solo shows at ARoS in Århus, Martin Asbæk Gallery in Copenhagen, at the Centre for Photography in Stockholm and at Esbjerg Art Museum. Howalt's many other contributions to exhibitions at the National Gallery of Denmark, Skagen Art Museum and Vendsyssel Art Museum, among others, along with presentations of his work in galleries in China, England, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Korea, Lithuania, Poland, Sweden, Turkey and USA, further cement Howalt's current status as a prolific and important contemporary international artist.