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.
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 Current 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
2021 Forthcoming Beelden in Leiden, curated by Suzanne Wallinga
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 notion 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 hand-stitched curtain might slow down an exhibition's motion, providing a soft cut, moved from a slight breeze from the outside air, or a film will focus on the moment of 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's work deals often with standards, architectural, cultural, and physical, along with the ways in which works are made outside of standardized norms.
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 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 has been guest tutor at the Gerrit Rietveld Academie, the Masters Program at the Royal Academy of Art, The Hague (KABK), the Masters of Research at the University of Amsterdam and the Columbus College of Art and Design.
Jason is also co-director of Shimmer (along with curator Eloise Sweetman), an exhibition space in the shipping port of Rotterdam. Shimmer has shown artists such as Zarouhie Abdalian, Joseph Grigely, Gordon Hall, Ian Kiaer, Elena Narbutaite, Marcel Duchamp, Theo van Doesburg, Ma Qiusha, Lawrence Weiner, Louwrien Wijers, Magali Reus, Harm van den Dorpel, stanley brouwn amongst others.
Jason lives and works in Rotterdam, The Netherlands.
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