Using photography, sculpture, drawing, text, glass, video, and painting, artist Jason Hendrik Hansma explores the notions of the in-between, the liminal, and the nearly articulate. For Hansma, a photograph might be created over months, a glasswork's borders might extend to the work's installation in 'pass-throughs' such as hallways, doorways or windowsills. A curtain might slow down an exhibition's motion, providing a soft cut, moved from a slight breeze from outside air. In the work– language (and the loss of language) play a key role in moving through the politics of aesthetics, to reconsider the means we use to locate ourselves through and with each other.
Jason was born in Lahore Pakistan, 1988 and completed a Master of Fine Art at the Piet Zwart Institute and was a participant at the Jan van Eyck.
Exhibitions, performances, readings and screenings have been included at the Maison van Doesburg, Eyefilmmuseum, Ludwig Forum für Internationale Kunst, Contemporary Art Centre Vilnius, Centre Georges Pompidou, Parc Saint-Léger Centre d'art Contemporain, Hordaland Kunstsenter, Centre International d'art et du paysage de l’île de Vassivière, Center For Contemporary Art Futura, Jan van Eyck and De Appel among others.
Jason Hendrik Hansma teaches and has recently taught at the Gerrit Rietveld Academie, the Masters Program at the Royal Academy of Art, The Hague (KABK) and the Masters of Research at the University of Amsterdam.
Jason is also co-director of Shimmer (along with curator Eloise Sweetman), an exhibition space in the shipping port of Rotterdam. Which has curated exhibitions with artists such as Zarouhie Abdalian, Gwenneth Boelens, Dean Bowen, Liu Chao-tze, Joseph Grigely, Gordon Hall, Ian Kiaer, Elena Narbutaite, Kate Newby, Shanta Rao, Katie West, Marcel Duchamp, Theo van Doesburg, Stanley Brouwn, Ma Qiusha, Lawrence Weiner, Louwrien Wijers and others.
Jason lives and works in Rotterdam, The Netherlands.
When it Comes to Certain Songs Aphasia, the Studio, Abstraction and Disability.
Annotations by Élisabeth Lebovici, Joseph Grigely, and Gordon Hall
2020 Forthcoming residency at Villa Empain - Boghossian Foundation, Brussels
2020 Forthcoming residency at Atelier Holsboer, Cité des Arts in collaboration with UNESCO, Paris
2020 Forthcoming exhibition and intervention at Eyefilmmuseum, Amsterdam
2020 Forthcoming exhibition at Memphis, Linz
2020 Current Head With Many Thoughts (with Matter in Flux) Contemporary Art Centre, Vilnius
2020 Forthcoming Beelden in Leiden, curated by Suzanne Wallinga
2019 Reading and panel discussion at De Appel, Amsterdam
2019 Reading by Kris Dittel at De Appel for Amsterdam Art Weekend
2019 'When it Comes to Certain Rooms' La Maison Van Doesburg, Paris
2019 De l’île au monde, Centre international d'art et du paysage Île de Vassivière
2019 Il est une fois dans l’Ouest, Frac Aquitaine – La MECA, Bordeaux
2019 State of Transparency, Looiersgracht 60 Amsterdam
2019 LW/LW with Louwrien Wijers and Lawrence Weiner at Shimmer (curator)
2019 Residency and exhibition at La Maison Van Doesburg, Paris
2019 Exhibition at Videotage and Artbasel, Hong Kong
2018 Exhibition I’m being there, seeing, encounter...
Galaxy Museum of Contemporary Art, Chongqing and KADIST, Paris
2018 New film completed supported by the EYE Filmmuseum
2018 Fetchings duo-show with Jo-ey Tang at Treignac Projet, France