Jane Jin Kaisen

ane Jin Kaisen (born 1980 in Jeju Island, South Korea) is a visual artist, filmmaker, and Professor at the School of Media Arts, the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts. Working with video installation, film, photographic installation, performance, and text, Kaisen’s artistic practice is informed by extensive interdisciplinary research and engagement with diverse communities. She brings past and present into play through layered, performative and multi-voiced, feminist works that explore topics such as memory, migration, borders and translation in a field where individual experiences and collective histories intersect. Her works negotiate and mediate the means of representation, resistance and reconciliation, thus forming alternative genealogies and sites of collective emergence. Kaisen received an MFA in Interdisciplinary Studio Art from the University of California Los Angeles, an MA in Art Theory and Media Art from The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, and attended the Whitney Independent Study Program. She currently serves as a member of the Danish Arts Foundation Committee for Visual Arts Project Funding. She represented Korea at the 58th Venice Biennale in 2019 alongside Hwayeon Nam and siren eun young jung and was awarded the Montana ENTERPRIZE at Kunsthallen Brandts in Denmark in 2011. Kaisen has participated in the biennials of Liverpool, Gwangju, Anren, Jeju, among others.

  • Education
    • 2010 MFA, Department of Art, Interdisciplinary Studio, University of California Los Angeles, USA
      2010 MA, Department of Theory and Communication, The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Denmark
      2008 The Whitney Museum of American Art Independent Study Program, USA
  • Selected Solo Exhibitions
    • 2020 《Community of Parting》, Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Denmark
      2015 《Of Specters or Returns》, Inter Arts Center, Sweden
      2015 《Loving Belinda》, Galleri Image, Denmark
      2013 《Jane Jin Kaisen - Solo Exhibition》, Art Space C, Korea
      2011 《Dissident Translations》, Kunsthal Aarhus, Denmark
  • Selected Group Exhibitions
    • 2019 《History Has Failed Us, But No Matter》, 58th Venice Biennale Korean Pavilion, Italy,
      2019 《Neither black/red/yellow nor woman》, Times Art Center Berlin, Germany,
      2018 《A Mechanism Capable of Changing itself》, Forum Expanded at the 68th Berlin International Film Festival, Germany
      2017 《2 or 3 Tigers》, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Germany
      2017 《Asian Diva: The Muse and the Monster》, Seoul Museum of Art, Korea
      2016 《Artspectrum》, Leeum, Samsung Museum of Art, Korea
      2015 《Interrupted Survey: Fractured Modern Mythologies》, Asia Culture Center, Korea
      2012 《City States》, 7th Liverpool Biennale, United Kingdom
      2009 《2nd Incheon Women Artists Biennale》, Korea
  • Residencies/Awards/
    • Residencies
      2017 Yangjiri Artist Residency, South Korea
      2015 Yonsei University-Underwood International College, South Korea
      2011-12 Townhouse Gallery, Cairo, Egypt

      2011 Montana Enterprize, Kunsthallen Brandts, Denmark
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〈Community of Parting〉, 2019, Film installation, Duration and dimensions variable. Photo by David Stjernholm, Image Courtesy of the Artist

〈Of Specters or Returns〉, 2020, 7 red acrylic boxes with UV printed texts, handcrafted oak light boxes, unique objects. Dimensions: 57x67x57 cm ? 103x66x76 cm. Photo by David Stjernholm, Image Courtesy of the Artist

〈Braiding and Mending〉, 2020, Dual channel video installation, 6:03 min. Photo by David Stjernholm, Image Courtesy of the Artist

〈Reiterations of Dissent〉, 2011/16, 8-channel video installation, Total duration, 78 min. Photo by David Stjernholm, Image Courtesy of the Artist

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