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Jane Jin Kaisen

Professor at the School of Media Arts at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts


Jane Jin Kaisen (born 1980 in Jeju Island, South Korea) is a visual artist living in Copenhagen. Working with video installation, experimental film, photographic installation, performance, and text, Kaisen’s 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.

She represented Korea at the 58th Venice Biennale with the film installation Community of Parting (2019) alongside artists Hwayeon Nam and siren eun young jeong in the exhibition History Has Failed Us, but No Matter curated by Hyunjin Kim and was awarded the Montana ENTERPRIZE at Kunsthallen Brandts in Denmark in 2011. She has participated in the biennials of Liverpool, Gwangju, Anren, Jeju, among others. Recent exhibitions include Community of Parting, Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Of Specters or Returns, Gallery damdam, Frequencies of Tradition, Times Museum, Guangzhou, A Mechanism Capable of Changing Itself, Forum Expanded, the 68th Berlin International Film Festival and 2 or 3 Tigers, Haus der Kulturen der Welt in Germany; Decolonizing Appearance, CAMP (Center for Art on Migration Politics); Asian Diva: The Muse and the Monster, Buk Seoul Museum of Art, Art Spectrum 2016, the Leeum Samsung Museum of Art and Interrupted Survey: Fractured Modern Mythologies, Asia Culture Center.

Kaisen is Professor at the School of Media Arts at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts. She holds a Ph.D. in artistic research from the University of Copenhagen, Department of Art and Cultural Studies, 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 she participated in the Whitney Museum of American Art Independent Study Program. She serves as a member of the Danish Arts Foundation Committee for Visual Arts Project Funding Committee (2018-2021) and as a jury member of Bikubenfondens Udstillingsprisen Vision 2021.

Other exhibition and screening venues include: Kunsthal Aarhus, Nikolaj Contemporary Art Center, The National Museum of Photography (DK), Museum Ludwig, Videonale13 (DE), Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles, Gana Art New York, DePaul Art Museum, The Wing Luke Museum of the Asian American Experience, Los Angeles Asia Pacific American Film Festival (USA), ARKO Art Center, Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul New Media Art Festival, Coreana Museum of Art (KR), Palais de Tokyo, Foundation Fiminco (FR), Malmö Konstmuseum, Malmö Konsthall, Inter Arts Center, Kalmar Art Museum (SE), Sørlandet Art Museum and Oslo Kunstforening (NO), Finnish Museum of Photography (FN), ParaSite (HK), Kyoto Arts Center, Kyoto Museum of Art, Fukouka Museum of Art, Yamagata International Documentary Film Festival, (JP), Beijing 798 Art Zone (CN), Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Art, Taiwan International Documentary Film Festival (TW), Museum of Contemporary Art and Design (PH), The National Gallery (Indonesia), and Townhouse Gallery (EG).

fBikubenfondens Udstillingsprisen Vision審査委員(2021)

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