Jeppe Hein is a Danish artist based in Berlin and Copenhagen. He studied at the Royal Danish Academy of Arts in Copenhagen and the Städel Hochschule für Bildende Künste in Frankfurt a. M.
Jeppe Hein is widely known for his production of experiential and interactive artworks that can be positioned at the junction where art, architecture, and technical inventions intersect. Unique in their formal simplicity and notable for their frequent use of humour, his works engage in a lively dialogue with the traditions of Minimalist sculpture and Conceptual art of the 1970s. Jeppe Hein’s works often feature surprising and captivating elements which place spectators at the centre of events and focus on the their experience and perception of the surrounding space.
Solo shows include LiFE-Lieu International des Formes Emergentes, St. Nazaire, France (2014); Bonniers Konsthall, Stockholm and Wanås Konst, Sweden (2013); 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa, Japan (2011); IMA – Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis (2010); ARoS Kunstmuseum, Århus (2009); Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver (2009); Carré d’Art, Musée d’art contemporain de Nîmes (2007); Sculpture Center, New York (2007); The Curve, Barbican Art Centre, London (2007); Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris (2005); MOCA, Los Angeles (2005); P.S.1. MOMA, New York (2004) among others.
Long Modified Bench San Francisco, 2013, Courtesy Johann König Berlin and 303 Gallery, New York, photo by Amy Snyder © Exploratorium.
Semicircular Mirror Labyrinth II, 2013, Courtesy: Johann König, Berlin, 303 Gallery, New York and Galleri Nicolai Wallner, Copenhagen, installed at Ordrupgaard, Charlottenlund, Denmark, photo by Anders Sune Berg.