Jane Jin Kaisen (DK)
Art Hub Film Club (Curator)
Jane Jin Kaisen (born 1980 in Jeju Island, South Korea, lives in Copenhagen) is a visual artist, filmmaker, and Professor of the School of Media Arts, the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts.
Her artistic practice is informed by extensive interdisciplinary research and engagement with diverse communities. She is known for her visually striking, multilayered, performative, poetic, and multi-voiced feminist works through which past and present are brought into relation. Engaging topics such as memory, migration, borders, and translation, she activates the field where subjective experience and embodied knowledge intersect with larger political histories. Her works negotiate and mediate the means of representation, resistance, and reconciliation, thus forming alternative genealogies and sites of collective emergence.
Kaisen represented Korea at the 58th Venice Biennale with the film installation Community of Parting (2019) in the exhibition History Has Failed Us, but No Matter curated by Hyunjin Kim and has participated in the biennials of Liverpool, Gwangju, Jeju, among others. In 2020 she was awarded “Exhibition of the Year” by AICA – International Association of Art Critics, Denmark for the exhibition Community of Parting at Kunsthal Charlottenborg and she is a recipient of a 3-year work grant from the Danish Arts Foundation (2022). Recent solo exhibitions include Parallax Conjunctures at Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit (2021) and Community of Parting at Art Sonje Center (2021).