Born 1965 in Hørsholm, Denmark. Lives and works in Berlin, Germany, and Nyråd, Denmark
© David Pestorius, Brisbane
Jens Haaning, “Sydney Do Son, Hai Phong (Chair Exchange),” 2004. Exchange of chairs between Museum of Contemporary Art's café in Sydney, Australia and the restaurant Phuong Thao in DoSon, Hai Phong, Vietnam. Sydney Biennale, Australia, 2004. © David Pestorius, Brisbane
Jens Haaning has since his graduation from the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in Copenhagen, Denmark, in 1994 worked as a visual artist both in Denmark and internationally. One of his first international exhibitions was Traffic at CAPC Museé d'art contemporain in Bordeaux, France, in 1996. Since then, he has participated in a large number of exhibitions, among those Documenta 11 (Kassel, Germany, 2002) and Sydney Biennale (Australia, 2004). His most important solo presentations during recent years have taken place in Espai 13 Fundació Joan Miró (Barcelona, Spain), Goodwater Gallery (Toronto, Canada), David Pestorius (Brisbane, Australia), as well as Gallery Nicolai Wallner (Copenhagen, Denmark); a gallery with which Haaning has had a close co-operation since 1993. For the past ten years, Haaning has often produced works which function as frames of reflection for some of the problematics that arise when the Western world attempts to correspond with other cultures and economies, for instance in relation to immigration from non-Western countries. A catalogue on Haaning's artistic practice can be downloaded at:
Contribution: Participates with “Arabic Joke," 2002-04. 900 posters, each 59 x 84 cm which are posted in the Gellerup/Brabrand area as well as in downtown Aarhus for the duration of the exhibition. Courtesy Gallery Nicolai Wallner, Copenhagen.