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Hans Rosenström (1978, Lohja, Finland) 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.

Rosenströms’ practice centers around installations that are carefully produced in relationship to the sites where they are experienced in. Utilising a variety of different mediums; from the ephemeral yet tactile qualities of sound, the intricacies of language, to architectural constructions and light, he aims to build sensitive and nuanced milieus that enable confrontations. By blending the fictive with the real, he wishes to acknowledge that we share our lives with a multitude of other sensuous beings, human and other, therefore he also often invites the viewers to become part of the work, to feel their presence, to pay attention and reflect upon their interconnectedness with the world around them.

Rosenström has participated in multiple group exhibitions including: Landscapes of Belonging, Kindl Contemporary Art Center, Berlin, Germany (2022), North Atlantic Triennial: Down North, PMA Portland Museum of Art, USA (2022), Subterranean, Amos Rex, Helsinki, Finland (2022), 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 Evanesce, Kohta, Helsinki, Finland (2022), Varjot veden pinnalla (Shadows on the Water), light and sound installation, Espoonlahti, Finland (2022), Weaving, yearning, public sound installation, Kings Cross, London, UK (2021), Weaving, yearning, public sound installation, Puolalanpuisto, Turku, Finland (2021), 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.