Born 1984 in Denmark. Living and working in Copenhagen.  


Joachim Fleinert is a Danish lens-based artist. His artworks are very much seen as a result of random encounters in his everyday life and stand as physical proofs of personal journeys in relation to his own background as a Dane. His works are often a meeting between the digital and physical world that explore the photographic medium in connection to Danish history, national identity, and heritage.

His projects often include working with image material from lens-based medias and digital platforms that he convert into collages, animations, installations and sculptures. Pointing a gaze on the past Joachim Fleinert investigate how local and global historic events can be re-explored with today’s eyes and knowledge. By questioning the idea of Danishness and national identity, Joachim Fleinert's artwork want to discuss the past but also question how we wish to shape the future. With that his artworks work as a reminder, that the writing of history should always be discussed and put into perspective.


Joachim Fleinert graduated MFA in Fine Art Photography from HDK-Valand in 2021 and MA Photography from University of the Arts London in 2013, He have been exhibiting at institutions and venues such as, Pingyao International Photo Festival (CN), The Hasselblad Center (SE), Riga Photo Month (LV), Photoville (US) and The Photographers' Gallery (UK), NFT-NYC (US), and curated exhibitions in Metaverse. Notable awards and grants include recipient of the The Victor Fellowship in 2011 from Hasselblad Foundation, The Bar-Tur Award in 2012 and The Danish Arts Council, Production Grant. His artworks are part of the collections of The Hasselblad Foundation in Gothenburg and Museum of Nordic Digital Art, MoNDA in Denmark.


Besides exhibitions in the physical space, Joachim Fleinert’s digital works and NFT’s are also seen in Metaverse exhibitions in virtual reality (VR) and in digital pop-up exhibitions by involving Augmented Reality (AR) in public space.

Selected solo exhibitions:

2023 Imaginary Monuments Series, Copenhagen City, DK

2017 Ibrida Festival, Festival Delle Arti Intermediali, Forli, IT

2016 Reflective Memories, SIFEST OFF, Savignano Immagini Festival, Savignano, IT

2015 The Russian Suitcase, CCI Fabrika, Moscow, RU

2014 Memories of the Forgotten, Kunsthal Nord, Aalborg, DK

2012 Reflective Memories, The Malmö Festival, Malmö, SE

2009 Gallery Monitor, Gothenburg, SE

Selected group exhibitions:

2022 Stratosphere, NFT NYC 22, New York, US

2022 Metaverse Biennale 22,, Dubai. UAE

2021 Vanishing Points, Röda Sten Konsthall, Gothenburg. SE

2020 The Path of a Falling Leaf, Galleri Format, Malmö. SE

2019 Here's looking at you, Sven-Harry's Art Museum, Stockholm. SE

2016 Shifting Focus, Kunstquartier Bethanien, Berlin. DE

2016 Photo.Pocket.Project,Galleria Sante Vincenzi, Bologna. IT

2014 Reframe: An Exploration of Memory and Nostalgia by Feature Shoot, Photoville, New York. US

2014 Viewfinders. Pingyao International Photo Festival,Pingyao. CN

2014 De la Memoria y el Olvido, Galería de la Estación Metro Coyoacán, Mexico City. MX

2014 New Nordic Photography 2014, Hasselblad Center, Gothenburg. SE

2014 Viewfinders. Baltic and Nordic contemporary photography, Riga Photo Month 2014, Riga. LV

2014 Frames, The Glasgow International 2014 Festival for Contemporary Art. UK

2014 Young Danish Photography'13, Four Box Gallery, Skive. DK

2013 Ung dansk fotografi', 13, Fotografisk Center, Copenhagen. DK

2013 Los Ojos del Tiempo, Secretaría de Cultura del Gobierno de Jalisco, Guadalajara. MX

2013 FreshFaced+WildEyed 2013, The Photographers' Gallery, London. UK

2013 Shaking, Elektrisk Afdeling, Copenhagen. DK

2013 Galerie Huit Arles, Penang. MY

2012 A Forming State, London College of Communication, London. UK

2012 The Bar-Tur Award, Triangle Space, London. UK

2012 The Bar-Tur Award, Paradise Row Gallery, London. UK

2012 Arles Photography Open Salon, Arles. FR

2011 New Nordic Photography 2011, Hasselblad Center, Gothenburg. SE

2011 Boxenial, Gallery Box, Gothenburg. SE

2011 The Winter Sighed To The Spring, Röda Sten Konsthall, Gothenburg. SE

2010 The Mutual Friend, HFF Spring Exhibition, Gothenburg. SE

2009 Big Bang, HFF Spring Exhibition, Gothenburg. SE

2009 Fotomässan 09, Svenska Mässan, Gothenburg. SE

2007 Funky Forrest, Galleri Baghold, Copenhagen. Dk

Selected awards and mentions:

2017 Shortlisted for Grand Prix Images VEVEY 2017/2018

2015 The Danish Arts Council, Production Grant

2014 Nominated for The Victor Fellowship 2014, Hasselblad Foundation

2014 The Danish Arts Council, Production Grant

2012 The Bar-Tur Award, University of the Arts London

2011 Receiver of The Victor Fellowship 2011, Hasselblad Foundation, First Prize



MFA in Fine Art Photography, HDK-Valand, Göteborg Universitet, Sweden


MA in Photography, London College of Communication (LCC), University of the Arts London


BFA in Fine Art Photography, Högskolan för Fotografi, Göteborg Universitet, Sweden

Works in collections:

The Hasselblad Foundation

Museum of Nordic Digital Art, MoNDA