Jane Jin Kaisen (born 1980 in Jeju Island, lives in Copenhagen) is a visual artist, filmmaker, and Professor at the School of Media Arts, The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts.
Spanning the mediums of video installation, narrative experimental film, photographic installation, performance, and text, Kaisen’s artistic practice is informed by extensive interdisciplinary research and engagement with diverse communities. She is known for her visually striking, multilayered, performative, poetic, and multi-voiced feminist works through which past and present are brought into relation.
Kaisen is the recipient of a 3-year work grant from the Danish Arts Foundation (2022) and represented Korea at the 58th Venice Biennale with the film installation Community of Parting (2019). She was awarded “Exhibition of the Year 2020” by AICA – International Association of Art Critics, Denmark for the exhibition Community of Parting at Kunsthal Charlottenborg. Recent solo exhibitions include Currents at Fotografisk Center (2023) Parallax Conjunctures at Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit (2021), Community of Parting at Art Sonje Center (2021) and Kunsthal Charlottenborg (2020).
2021 PhD Københavns Universitet
2010 MFA University of California Los Angeles
2010 MA Det Kongelige Danske Kunstakademi
2007-08 The Whitney Museum of American Art Independent Study Program
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