Through the use of sculpture, sound, found footage, language and video, Jens Settergren develops immersive installations that explore the role of the image and the power of manipulation in a technoliberal society. Since the early stage of his investigative process, he recounts the human being’s positions as individual and collective agent and investigates a new notion of subjectivity, which embodies digital technology and nature, opening up to an inspirational practice of liberation and new sense of awareness.

- Marianna Vecellio, curator, Castello di Rivoli, Turin, Italy

Education:

The Jutland Art Academy 2011- 2016

International Academy of Art Palestine 2014
 

Residencies:

 

2021-22 Bikuben Foundation Studio Program, DK

2021    Accademia di Danimarca, Rome, IT

2019    ISCP - International Studio & Curatorial Program, NYC, US

2019    Statens Værksteder for Kunst - National Workshops for Art, DK

2018    The Nordic Lighthouse in Hanstholm, DK

2018    AaBKC AIR Berlin, DE

2015    AaBKC AIR Berlin, DE

2014    DIA - Danish Institute in Athens, GR


Collections:

SMK - The Danish National Gallery / Statens Museum for Kunst

KØS Museum for art in public space

Copenhagen Municipality

Founding member of the artist group Piscine (2016 - 2021)


Current and upcoming:

2020 - 22 New Danish Art, SMK - The Danish National Gallery / Statens Museum for Kunst, Copenhagen, DK

2023    Solo exhibition, Gas9Gallery, Copenhagen

2024    Solo exhibition, Viborg Kunsthal

2023    Group show, Multitude & Singularity, Le Bicolore, Maison du Danemark, Paris, FR

2023    Group show, CANTINA, Aarhus, DK

2022    Jordtegn, group show, Sostrup Castle, DK 
2022    Images From the Future, VR-project, Den Frie, Copenhagen; Kunsthal Aarhus; Kunsthal NORD, Aalborg; Kunstmuseum Brandts, Odense; Kunsthal 6100, Haderslev; Kunsthal 44Møen, Askeby, DK
2022    Nukleus, permanent public commission. Samsø School, supported by The Danish Arts Foundation, DK

Selected solo exhibitions:

2022    PROTOTYPE, Anton Rosen Huset, Samsø

2022    Incubator, solo exhibition in collaboration w. Johannes Heldén, die raum, Berlin, DE

2021    Worldbuilding, Kunstmuseum Brandts, Odense, DK

2019    The GPS Will Take Me Home, Ringsted Galleriet, DK

2019    Destination Aalborg, f.eks., w. Piscine, Aalborg, DK

2018    Be a Pattern for the World, INCA, w. Piscine + Bergman & Salinas, Portland, Oregon, US

2018    Be A Pattern for the World, Piscine + Bergman & Salinas, The Poor Farm, Wisconsin, US 

2018    In Aestu Solis, die raum, Berlin, DE

2017    Imagineering, w. Piscine, Adult, Copenhagen, DK

2016    The Weather is too Predictable - w. Piscine, Piscine c/o Kunsthal Aarhus, DK

2015    Trope, Piscine, Aarhus, DK

2015    Ekkograf, w. Sebastian Edin, Rum46, Aarhus, DK

2013    Katalysator, Spanien19C, Aarhus, DK

 

Selected group exhibitions:

2022    Infinite delay, OK Corral,  Copenhagen, DK

2022    Roskilde Festival, Roskilde, DK

2022    LYS.MUR, Svendborg, DK

2022    Longing, Niels Bohr Institute - DARK Cosmology Centre, Copenhagen, DK

2021    This Is a Meat City, Art Hub, Copenhagen, DK

2021    Monster Soup, KØS Museum of art in public spaces, Køge, DK

2021    The Shape of a Sound, Enter Art Fair, Copenhagen, DK

2021    Rencontes Internationales, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin, DE

2021    Rencontes Internationales, Louvre, Paris, FR

2021    Grave Monuments, Art Sonje Center, Seoul, SK

2021    Gravmonumenter, Kunsthal Aarhus, Aarhus, DK

2020    Samfund, satire og surrealisme, SAK, Svendborg, DK

2020    Interdimensionale II, Gammelgaard, Copenhagen, DK

2020    VAF, Viborg Animation Festival, Viborg, DK

2020    Future Visions: UNESCO Media Arts Exhibition, SXSW, Austin, Texas, US

2020    Baitball, Palazzo san Giuseppe, Poglinano a mare, IT

2020    Automate Me, Verge Gallery, Sydney, AU

2020    Omslag, KH7, Aarhus, DK

2019    Winther in Kunsthal Aarhus, Kunsthal Aarhus, DK

2019    Leviathan, Kunsthal Aarhus, DK

2019    Rencontres Internationales, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin, DE

2019    Seattle Transmedia & Independent Film Festival, Seattle, US

2019    ISCP Open Studios, ISCP, New York City, US

2019    Rencontres Internationales, Louvre, Forum des images, Centre Pompidou, Paris, FR

2018    Last Xmas at the Harbor, The South Harbor, Copenhagen, DK

2018    A Sweet Taste of Conspiracy, w. Piscine and Bergman & Salinas, Fuego CDMX, Mexico City, MX

2018    The Great Poor Farm Experiment,, w. Piscine and Bergman & Salinas, Poor Farm, Waupaca, Wisconsin, US

2018    Alt_Cph18 Over-existing,  w. Piscine and Bergman & Salinas, Fabrikken, Copenhagen, DK

2017    Geography of the Senses, OK Corral, Copenhagen, DK

2017    UDEN TITEL 17, Kunsthal Nord, Aalborg, DK

2017    Struer Tracks Biennale - Sound Marks, Struer, DK

2017    Strange Ecologies, X AND BEYOND, Copenhagen, DK

2016    The Conference, w. Piscine, Piscine, c/o Kunsthal Aarhus, DK

2016    Afgang 16, Kunsthal Aarhus, Aarhus, DK

2015    (The Ghost of) IMO, Alt_Cph15, Copenhagen, DK

2014    PORT 14, Aarhus, DK

2014    Norberg Festival 2014, Norberg, SE

2014    L'Embarras - a sketch for an exhibition, TOVES, Copenhagen, DK

2014    Camping Kosmos, SpLab,  Aarhus, DK

2014    KP14, w. Ida Sønder Thorhauge, Kunsthal Aarhus, DK

2013    Oase, w. Ida Sønder Thorhauge, organised by Vejle Kunstmuseum, Vejle, DK

2013    Realisering #3 (Konvolution #2), w. Sebastian Edin, Lunchmoney Gallery, Aarhus, DK

2012    RAMA, w. Sebastian Edin, The Music Conservatory, Aarhus, DK

2012    Aarhus Sculpture Park, Aarhus, DK

2012    The Affected Body, SpLab, Aarhus, DK

2012    The Spring Exhibition, Charlottenborg, Copenhagen, DK

Commissions:

2022    Nukleus, supported by The Danish Arts Foundation & Samsø Municipality, Samsø Skole, Tranebjerg, DK

2021    Galaksestien, commissioned by The Danish Arts Foundation & Odense Municipality, Vollsmose, Odense, DK

2020    White Swan / Passenger Pigeon, Radisson, Aarhus, DK

2018    The Mighty Trident, Hanstholm Lighthouse, Hanstholm, DK

2018    Ascent of the Mighty Trident, The Energy Academy, Samsø, DK 

2017    Portal, Hammel Neurocenter, Hammel, DK

 

Selected performances, readings & events:

2018    Topos, (sound performance) w. Sebastian Edin, Errant Sound, Berlin, DE

2018    Lysfest, (sound performance) w. Sebastian Edin, Eliaskirken, Copenhagen, DK

2017    Terminal Compost, (poetry reading) X AND BEYOND, Copenhagen, DK

2016    LIPS, (poetry reading), Øst for Paradis, Aarhus, DK

2016    DIEM Electro, (video concert), The Music Conservatory, Aarhus, DK

2016    Art Sounds, (video concert) w. Sebastian Edin, Eliaskirken, Copenhagen, DK

2014    Tropica Dissolvuntur - (sound and text performance) w. Sebastian Edin, Kunsthal Aarhus, DK

2014    Bite Vilnius, (screening) Lithuania, LT

2014    Art Cinema, (screening) Habitat,  Odense, DK

2013    Discrete Random Variables, (sound performance) w. Sebastian Edin, Kunsthal Aarhus, DK

2013    Katalysator, (release and screening) Spanien19C, Aarhus, DK

Curatorial:

2019    Leviathan, Kunsthal Aarhus, DK

2017    Terminal Compost, X AND BEYOND, Copenhagen, DK

2016    The Conference, w. Piscine, Piscine c/o Kunsthal Aarhus, Aarhus, DK

2016    en slags penge, w. Piscine, Piscine c/o Kunsthal Aarhus, Aarhus, DK

 

Artist books and publications:

2020    Omslag, contribution to book, published by Antipyrine

2018    OEI # 82-83: Competition Wins: Art in the Age of Kleptomania, contribution w. Piscine

2017    OEI # 75 - 76: NATURBEGREPPET (EKOEI), text contribution

2017    Københavnske Istidende 2. årg. 2. udg., text contribution

2016    Hvermandag.dk, text contribution

2016    Tropica Dissolvuntur, collection of poems, Antipyrine

2015    Leisure and Pleasure, w. Mathias Tornvig, artist book, Erotikernes Forlag

 

Grants and prizes:

Bikuben Foundation Studio Program, 2021

Carl Nielsen & Anne Marie Carls Nielsen's Talent Prize 2020

Akademiraadet Grant 2019

The Danish Arts Foundation work grant 2017, 2018, 2019 & 2021

The Danish Arts Foundation production grant 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020 & 2021

The Jutland Art Academy Honorary Grant 2016

15. Juni Fonden 2015

Knud Højgaards Fond 2014

Oticon Fonden 2014

Ny Carlsberg Fondet 2014

 

Teaching/workshops/talks:

Funen Art Academy

Jutland Art Academy

Kunsthal Charlottenborg

PNCA - Pacific Northwest College of Art, Portland, Oregon

Aalborg University, Art & Technology

Niels Bohr Institute - DARK Cosmology Centre

The Royal Academy of Music, Aarhus

Art Hub Copenhagen

Kunstpionererne, Aalborg

Aarhus Kunstskole

Københavns Kunstskole

 

Other:

Member of Kunstnersamfundet

Member of BKF

Board member, The Jutland Art Academy 2015-16