ABOUTUsing 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, moving from a slight breeze from outside air. In his work, language (and the loss of language) plays a key role in moving through the politics of aesthetics, the body as well as the digital and analogue spaces of where and how one locates themselves 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. He is also the co-director of Shimmer (along with curator Eloise Sweetman), an exhibition space in the shipping port of Rotterdam.Jason lives and works in Rotterdam, The NetherlandsExhibitions, 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.
RECENT NEWS2019 Forthcoming 'When it Comes to Certain Rooms' La Maison Van Doesburg, Paris2019 Current De l’île au monde, Centre international d'art et du paysage Île de Vassivière2019 Current Il est une fois dans l’Ouest, Frac Aquitaine – La MECA, Bordeaux2019 State of Transparency, Looiersgracht 60 Amsterdam2019 LW/LW with Louwrien Wijers and Lawrence Weiner at Shimmer (curator)2019 Current residency and exhibition at La Maison Van Doesburg, Paris2019 Exhibition at Videotage and Artbasel, Hong Kong2018 Exhibition I’m being there, seeing, encounter... Galaxy Museum of Contemporary Art, Chongqing and KADIST, Paris2018 New film completed supported by the EYE Filmmuseum2018 Fetchings duo-show with Jo-ey Tang at Treignac Projet, France
TEXTS AND COLLECTED WRITINGWhen it Comes to Certain Songs Aphasia, the Studio, Abstraction and Disability.Annotations by Élisabeth Lebovici, Joseph Grigely, and Gordon Hall (forthcoming).Umbra, Penumbra, Fracciouns