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Hans Rosenström (1978) was born in Lohja, Finland, he studied in both the Malmö Art Academy (Sweden) and the Finnish Academy of Fine Arts, Helsinki, from where he received his MFA in 2007. Currently he lives and works in Stockholm.

Rosenström’s practice centers around installations that play with the relation of psychological to the physical within the viewer in a specific moment and place. The works are often carefully produced in relation to the sites where they are experienced. When creating these situations he uses a wide variety of media and material; from the ephemeral yet tactile qualities of sound to architectural interventions. The presence of the viewer is integral in the work which often remains incomplete until it has been activated / enacted.

Rosenström has participated in multiple group exhibitions including: A I S T I T / coming to our senses, Taidehalli, Helsinki, Finland (2021), Anatomy of Political Melancholy, Schwarz Foundation, Athens Conservatory, Greece (2019), Everything Was Forever, Until It Was No More, 1st Riga International Biennial of Contemporary Art, Riga (2018), The Garden – End of Times, Beginning of Time, Aros Triennial, Århus, Denmark (2017), The Vanishing Point of History, L’Été Photographique de Lectoure, France (2015), Theater of The Mind, Cranbrook Art Museum, Bloomfield Hills, USA (2014) and Nouvelles Vagues: The Black Moon, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France (2014).

His solo exhibitions include No Land is an Island, Kuntsi, Museum of Modern Art in Vaasa, Finland (2019), a u g u s t, Helsinki Contemporary, Finland (2017), Off Seasons, in collaboration with Stormglas at EMMA, Espoo Museum of Modern Art, Finland (2017) and Du utan jag, The Studio, Moderna Museet, Stockholm Sweden (2011).

Rosenström’s works can be seen in multiple collections, including Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, New York, Kiasma, Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki, EMMA, Espoo Museum of Modern Art, Amos Rex and the Saastamoinen Foundation Collection.

In 2020 Rosenström was awarded the Finnish State Prize for Media Art. In 2015 he was a nominee for the Ars Fennica Prize and in 2011 he received the The Finnish Art Association Ducat Prize.