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Jan S. Hansen (DK)

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Jan S. Hansen (1980, Denmark) is a visual artist based in Copenhagen. He graduated from the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Schools of Visual Arts in Copenhagen, and has studied at Copenhagen University, Faculty of Humanities, Philosophy of Mind and at The European Graduate School, Division of Philosophy, Art and Critical Thought in Saas-Fee.

His work employs diverse mediums like ceramics, laser cutting, 3D printing, maquettes, mannequins and altered found objects from daily life, that is often presented within larger installations, creating environments or scenographies. In his practice he explores concepts such as time, space, and the complexities of (human) consciousness, as well as the impact of technological advancements on the human mind. Drawing from neuroscience, psychology, philosophy, and spirituality, his work prompts reflection on the intricacies and makeup of reality.

Amongst others, he has exhibited at Den Frie Centre of Contemporary Art, Copenhagen; O–Overgaden, Copenhagen; Simian, Copenhagen; Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Copenhagen; Huset for Kunst og Design, Holstebro and Kunsthal Nord, Aalborg.

He is co-founder and co-director of Simian, a non-profit artist-run art space in Copenhagen. Simian collaborates with Danish and international artists to produce exhibitions that highlight new artistic tendencies and pressing societal discourses.

 

This profile is last updated on 15 May 2024.

Jan S. Hansen

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