Nicolai Howalt was born in Copenhagen and graduated from Denmark’s Photographic Art School Fatamorgana in 1992 and his work has documentary references, operating at the intersection of conceptual photography and installation.
He has published the work "3x1" with Gyldendal Publishers (2001) as well as the work "Boxer" (2003) with ArtPeople.
He has had soloexhibitions around the world, including Bruce Silverstein Gallery, New York, Martin Asbæk Gallery, Copenhagen, Statens Museum for Kunst, ARoS and in Korea, China and Germany.
Nicolai Howalt also has a long-term collaboration with the Danish artist Trine Søndergaard. They have published books including How To Hunt, with ArtPeople in 2005 and Hatje Cantz in 2010, TreeZone and Dying Birds with Hassla Books in 2009 & 2010. Their collaborative works have received awards including the Special Jury Prize at Paris Photo 2006 and The Niels Wessel Bagge’s Foundation for the Arts Award in 2008.