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BIO

Photo: Veikko Kähkönen

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 deal with the viewers psychological and physical relationship within a specific moment and place. The works are often carefully  produced in relation to the sites where they are experienced in. 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.

Rosenström has participated in multiple group exhibitions including: 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) and 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 Kiasma, Museum of Contemporary Art, Amos Rex, EMMA, Espoo Museum of Modern Art, and the Saastamoinen Foundation Collection.

In 2011 Rosenström was awarded the The Finnish Art Associasion Ducat Prize and in 2015 he was nominated for the Ars Fennica Prize.