RECENT TEXTS/BOOKS
-When it Comes to Certain Songs, Aphasia, the Studio, Abstraction and Disability. With annotations by Élisabeth Lebovici, Joseph Grigely, and Gordon Hall.
-A Centre Cannot Hold.
New publication with a text by Jo-ey Tang.
2021 Towards a Bauhaus School Europe, Dessau
2021 New Publication with UNESCO, Paris
2021 Sferen, curated by Suzanne Wallinga, Leiden
2021 Bread and Salt, The Community, Paris
2021 Governmental Fires, Futura, curated by Cédric Fauq, Prague
2021 Text for Gordon Hall, Hesse Flatow, New York
2021 Florence Loewy, curated by Franck Balland, Paris
2020 My Memory's Sky, Salon de Normandy by Shimmer and The Community.
2020 When it Comes to Certain Songs, translated into Lithuanian by Artnews.lt
2020 Residency at Atelier Holsboer, Cité des Arts in collaboration with UNESCO, Paris
2020 A Centre Cannot Hold at Memphis, Linz
2020 Residency at Villa Empain - Boghossian Foundation, Brussels
2020 Head With Many Thoughts (with Matter in Flux) Contemporary Art Centre, Vilnius
2020 Intervention at Eyefilmmuseum, Amsterdam
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
Jason Hendrik Hansma's work explores the in-between, the liminal, and the nearly articulate. Drawing from a wide range of references and materials, Hansma’s work deals with standards, architectural, cultural, and physical, along with the ways in which works are made outside of standardized norms. For Hansma, a photograph might be created over months, an entire exhibition might happen in 'transitional spaces' such as hallways, doorways or window sills. A hand-stitched curtain slows down an exhibition's motion, providing a soft cut moved from a slight breeze from outside air, or a film focuses on the moment a wave crashes into architecture. In the work, language (and the loss of language) plays 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, 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 UNESCO, Maison van Doesburg, KADIST, Frac Nouvelle-Aquitaine MÉCA, Art Basel Hong Kong’s Satellite Program, Eye Filmmuseum, 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 has been guest tutor at the Gerrit Rietveld Academie, the Masters Program at the Royal Academy of Art, The Hague (KABK), Columbus College of Art and Design, and is currently curatorial guest tutor at the Masters of Artistic Research at the University of Amsterdam.
Jason is co-director of Shimmer (along with curator Eloise Sweetman), an exhibition space in the shipping port of Rotterdam. Shimmer has collaborated and shown practices such as Zarouhie Abdalian, stanley brouwn, Raqs Media Collective, Theo van Doesburg, Marcel Duchamp, Ian Kiaer, Elena Narbutaite, Kate Newby, PUBLICS, Ma Qiusha, Sarah Rifky, Lawrence Weiner and Louwrien Wijers, amongst others.
Jason lives and works in Rotterdam, The Netherlands.
 SELECTED WORKS
In Our Real Life (2021)
Untitled (Traverse) (2020)
Untitled (Quoin) (2020)
Éclisse III (2020)
Rush, and Light the Sun (2019)
Shear I and Shear II (2019)
Antheraea II (2016-2018)
Antumbra (Opaline) (2017-2018)
Carotid (Opaline) (2018)
Penumbra (Carotid) (2016)
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