Jeppe Hein bases much of his practice on the relationships that exist between our internal consciousness and more physical elements. Using minimal yet elegant materials that often reflect our own image, as well as forms that playfully encourage us to move our bodies and to change positions, Jeppe Hein creates an interactive and constantly changing dialogue between the spectator, the work, and the exhibition space that surrounds it.

His sculptures, site-specific installations, watercolours and public works create environments in which we are encouraged to imagine new possibilities. In so doing, he challenges us to re-think the ways in which our mind and our bodies are connected, and to reflect on how we navigate through the metaphysical and physical worlds.

Jeppe Hein (b. 1974, Denmark) has had solo exhibitions at several prestigious institutions including Centre Pompidou (Paris), Tate Liverpool (Liverpool), Sprengel Museum (Hannover), Schirn Kunsthalle (Frankfurt), ARoS (Aarhus), IMA Indianapolis Museum of Art (Indianapolis), Barbican Art Centre (London), Hayward Gallery (London), the National Gallery of Denmark (Copenhagen), Bass Museum of Art (Miami), Mito Tower Art Museum (Tokyo), 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art (Kanazawa), and Bonniers Konsthall (Stockholm) among many others. In 2015, Hein had a major solo public exhibition as part of the Public Art Fund (New York) in Brooklyn Bridge Park, as well as a solo exhibition at Kusntmuseum Wolfsburg (Wolfsburg), Nouveau Musee National de Monaco (Monaco) and Kunsthalle Kiel (Kiel). He has had recent public installation placed at Kistefos Museum (Jevnaker), Fondation Carmignac (Porquerolles), and in the cities of Lemvig, Stockholm, Amsterdam, Berlin, Aarhus, and Copenhagen. Hein’s work can be found in the public collections of FRAC Lorraine (Metz), MMK Museum fur Moderne Kunst (Frankfurt am Main), Centre Pompidou (Paris), MOCA (Los Angeles), Tate Gallery (London) and the National Gallery of Denmark (Copenhagen) among many others.

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