jeppe hein


Born 1974 in Copenhagen
Lives and works in Copenhagen / Berlin


Städelschule, Hochschule für Bildende Künste, Frankfurt am Main, Germany

Royal Danish Academy of Arts, Copenhagen, Denmark


Distance, LIFE et le Grand Café, Saint-Nazaire, France (solo)
A Galinha da Vizinha.../Graesset er altid grønere.../Die Kirschen in Nachbars Garten, CAM, Foundation Calouste Gulbenkian, Lisbon, Portugal (group)
JORN LAB - Laboratorium for nutidig reception af Asger Jorn, KunstCentret Silkeborg Bad, Silkeborg, Denmark (group)
Man in the Mirror, Vanhaerents Art Collection, (group)
Moving Parts: Time and Motion in Contemporary Art, Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum at University in St. Louis, USA (group)


A Smile For You, Bonniers Konsthall, Stockholm, Sweden
A Smile For You, Wanås Konst, Knislinge, Sweden
Distance, ARoS Kunstmuseum, Åarhus, Denmark
Jeppe Hein, Ordrupgaard, Charlottenlund, Denmark
YOU, Johann König at St. Agnes, Berlin, Germany
There are no ordinary moments, Amos Anderson Art Museum, Helsinki, Finland

Hexagonal Water Pavillion, Neues Museum Nürnberg, Germany
Sacra Conversazione (with Alexander Tovborg), Galleri Nicolai Wallner, Copenhagen
Robert-Jacobsen-Preisträger, Museum Würth, Bad Mergentheim, Germany

I am right here, right now, Johann König, Berlin
303 Gallery, New York, USA
360°, 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa, Japan

1 x Museum, 10 x Rooms, 11 x Works, Museum Nürnberg, Germany
Modified Social Benches, Johann König, Berlin, Germany
Distance, IMA-Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis, USA
Appearing Rooms, Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts, Australia
Mobile Mobile, Nicolai Wallner, Copenhagen, Denmark
Big Mirror Ball, La Box, Bourges, France

Artist in Residence, Atelier Calder, Saché, France
Jeppe Hein, Henry Art Gallery, Seattle, USA
Hello? Shall I call you back?, Jan Mot, Brussels, Belgium
Sense City, ARoS Kunstmuseum, Århus, Denmark
Jeppe Hein, Kunstverein Springhornhof, Neuenkirchen, Germany
Invisible Labyrinth, Théâtre National de Chaillot, Paris, France
Please, Please Please…, Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver, Canada
Kuru Kuru, SCAI –The Bathhouse, Tokyo, Japan

Dan Graham / Jeppe Hein. From Seriousness to Silliness, Johnen & Schöttle, Cologne, Germany
Dan Graham / Jeppe Hein. From Seriousness to Silliness, Rüdiger Schöttle, Munich; Germany
PLEASE…, 303 Gallery, New York, USA
Modified Social Benches, Bonner Kunstverein, Bonn, Germany
Illusion, Frieze Art Projects, London, Great Britain

Objects in the mirror are closer than they appear, Carré d’Art – Musée d’art contemporain, Nimes, France
Illusion, Sculpture Center, New York, USA
Jeppe Hein, Johann König, Berlin, Germany
Inbetween, SCAI - The Bathhouse, Tokyo, Japan
Distance, The Curve, Barbican Art Centre, London, UK

Fontane, ZERO Gallery, Milan, Italy
Diagonal Space, Base Room, Florence, Italy
Reflection, Nicolai Wallner, Copenhagen, Denmark
Hayward Gallery, London, UK
Delme Synagogue, Delme, France
Usynlig Labyrint, X-Rummet, Statens Museum for Kunst, Copenhagen, Denmark
Præstø Kunstforening, Præstø, Denmark
Jeppe Hein, Sies + Höke Galerie, Düsseldorf, Germany

Simplified, Yvon Lambert, Paris, France
Distance, The Moore Space, Miami, USA
Private Rain, Sculptureparc, Bodø, Norway
Neonwall, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
Invisible Labyrinth, Espace 315, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France
Roller Coaster, Dunkers Kulturhus, Helsingborg, Sweden
Minimal Overload, Johann König, Berlin, Germany
New Minimal, La Salle de bain, Lyon, France

Anziehung/Abstoßung, Galerie für Zeitgenössische Kunst, Leipzig, Germany
Appearing Rooms, Villa Manin, Passariano, Italy
Intervention Impact, Sprengel Museum, Hannover, Germany
Distance, Ludwig Forum für Internationale Kunst, Aachen, Germany
Flying Cube, P.S.1. / MOMA, New York, USA

Bear the Consequences, Gallery Brändström & Stene, Stockholm, Sweden
Continuity Reflecting Space, Foundation La Caixa, Barcelona, Spain
Presenting/Representing, Gallery Nicolai Wallner, Copenhagen, Denmark

Take a Walk in the Forest at Moonlight, CAPC, Bordeaux, France
360° Presence, Johann König, Berlin, Germany
Space in Action / Action in Space, Lenbachhaus & Kunstbau München, Germany
Art Statements, Art Basel, Galerie Michael Neff, Switzerland

Sving, Galerie Michael Neff, Frankfurt , Germany

onepercent artspace, Video Lounge design, Stockholm Art Fair, Stockholm, Sweden

Summer, OTTO, Copenhagen, Denmark


Spielobjekt, Museum Tinguely, Basel, Switzerland
Slapstick! Die Kunst der Komik, LENTOS, Kunstmuseum Linz

DYNAMO. A century of light and movement in the art. 1913- 2013, RMN, Grand Palais, Paris, France
YOU, MOSTYN, Llandudno, Great Britain
I knOw yoU, IMMA - Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, Ireland
Visionen, MARTa Herford, Herford, Germany
Either / Or -Søren Kierkegaard 200 years reflected in contemporary art, Nikolaj Kunsthal, Copenhagen, Denmark
Either / Or -Søren Kierkegaard 200 years reflected in contemporary art, Haus am Waldsee, Berlin, Germany
Auf Zeit. Was hinter dem Putz steckt, Kunsthalle Baden-Baden, Germany
Slapstick! Alÿs, Bock, Chaplin, Hein, Laurel & Hardy, Keaton, Matta-Clark, Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, Germany
The Great Magic – Selected Artworks form the UniCredit Art Collection, MAMbo, Bologna, Italy
The World Turned Upside Down - Buster Keaton, Sculpture and the Absurd, Mead Gallery, Coventry, UK
The Phylogenesis of Generosity, Prinzessinnengarten, Berlin, Germany

Enlightened: Electric light as the fairy of art, Konsthallen Artipelag, Stockholm
Gesamtkunstwerk: New Art From Germany, Saatchi Gallery, London
Wie kommt das Neue in die Welt?, Haus am Waldsee, Berlin
Invisible, Hayward Gallery, London
Stadt. Land. Fluss. Regionale 12. Festival für zeitgenössische Kunst und Kultur, Murau, Austria
House of Cards, Waddesson Manor in collaboration with Christie’s
Parallelwelt Zirkus, Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna
The Mytery Spot, Fondation d'Entreprise Ricard, Paris
We will disappear you, Galleria Frutta, Rome
When Attitudes Became Form Become Attitudes, CCA Wattis Institute, San Fransisco
30 Künstler / 30 Räume, Kunsthalle Nürnberg, Germany
Dreidimensional! Zeitgenössische Bildhauerei, Sammlung Würth, Mergentheim, Germany
Treffpunkt: Berlin, Arken Museum of Modern Art, Ishøj, Denmark

Totem and Taboo, Museumsquartier, Vienna
Zwei Sammler. Thomas Olbricht und Harald Falckenberg, Deichtorhallen, Hamburg
4th Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art “Rewriting Worlds”, Moscow
Fun House, Western Bridge, Seattle
Space Oddity, CCA Andratx, Mallorca
partoftheprocess4, Zero…, Milano
Light in Darkness, Western Bridge, Seattle
No, No, I hardly ever miss a show, Zacheta National Gallery of Art, Warsaw
The Space Between Now and Then, OMR, Mexico City
The Art of Deceleration, Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, Germany
Small, Medium, Large, Donjon de Vez, France
Yokohama Triennale, Japan
Commercial Break, Garage Projects, 54th Venice Biennale, Italy
Höhenrausch.2, OK offense Kulturhaus Oberöstereich, Linz, Austria
Bild für Bild – Film und zeitgenössische Kunst, Museum Ostwall, Dortmund, Germany

Lichtparcours Braunschweig, Germany
Connecting Views, Emscher 2010, Oberhausen, Germany
Monochrome Reflections, Sammlung Haubrok, Berlin, Germany
100 Acres: The Virginia B. Fairbanks Art & Nature Park, IMA, Indianapolis, USA
SNAPSHOTS OF TOURISM, Gallery Augusta - HIAP Suomenlinna, Helsinki, Finland
EMSCHERKUNST.2010 - European Capital of Culture RUHR.2010, Essen, Germany
Circus Hein at Open Space, Art Cologne, Germany
The Berlin Box, Kunsthalle Andratx / CCA, Mallorca, Spain
Gallery, Galerie, Galleria, Norma Mangione, Turin, Italy
2009 Circus Hein, FRAC Orléans, Orléans, France
Silent, Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art, Hiroshima, Japan
KURS: SØEN, Vestsjællands Kunstmuseum Sorø, Denmark
Appearing Rooms, Cordoba, Spain
DLA Piper Series: This is Sculpture, Tate Liverpool, UK
The Kaleidoscopic Eye: Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary Collection, Mori Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan

Take Me There – Show Me the Way, Haunch of Venison Gallery, New York, USA
Museum as a Medium, Koldo Mitxelena, San Sebastian, Spain
The World as a Stage, ICA Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Platform Seoul 2008, Art Sonje Center, Seoul, Korea
Illusion, Frieze Art Fair project, Frieze, London, UK
Wonder, Singapore Biennale, Thailand
Reality Check, SMK, Copenhagen, Denmark
Museum as a Medium, MARCO, Vigo, Spain
Fluid Street: Alone, Together, KIASMA, Helsinki, Finland
Leftovers, Mariano Pichler Collection, Berlin, Germany
Reconstruction #3, Sudeley Castle, Gloucestershire, UK
Lustwarande, Tilburg, The Netherlands

Estuaire 2007, Nantes, France
The World as a Stage, Tate Modern, London, UK
Internationale Lichttage Winterthur, Winterthur, Switzerland
Phantasmagoria: Specters of Absence, The Contemporary Museum, Honolulu, USA
Made in Germany, Sprengel Museum, Hanover, Germany
Just use it!, Nordjyllands Kunstmuseum, Aalborg, Denmark
The World as a Stage, Tate Modern, London, UK
The Freak Show, Musée d’art contemporain, Lyon, France
Absent without Leave, Victoria Miro Gallery, London, UK
Half Square, Half Crazy, Villa Arson, Nice, France

Try Again. Fail Again. Fail Better. Momentum 2006, Moss, Norway
Liverpool Biennale, Liverpool, UK
Nichts, Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt, Germany
art06, Preston, UK
Kit-o-Parts, CAN, Neuchâtel, Switzerland
Le mouvement des images, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France
play station, Sprengel Museum, Hannover, Germany
Backdrop, Bloomberg Space, London, UK
Inaugural Exhibition, Johann König, Berlin, Germany

Visionäre Sammlung Vol.1, Haus Konstruktiv, Zürich, Switzerland
The Pantagruel Syndrome, T1 Torino Triennial of Contemporary Art, Turin, Italy
Black Market Worlds, 9th Baltic Triennial of International Art, CAC & ICA, Vilnius, Georgia
Ecstasy. In and about altered states, MOCA. Los Angeles, USA
Flux, Illuminate Productions, London, UK
Kunst findet Stadt, Gesellschaft für aktuelle Kunst, Bremen, Germany
Wall to be destroyed, FRAC Lorraine, Metz, France
Extra Ordinary, Kulturhuset, Stockholm, Norway
Tanz im August, Siemens Arts Program, Berlin, Germany
Esprits du Lieu, Château de Tarascon, Tarascon, France
Sous les ponts, le long de la vallée, Casino, Luxembourg
Light Lab. In the name of the light, Museion, Bolzano, Italy
L’œil moteur, Les musées de Strasbourg, France
A Whiter Shade Of Pale – Kunst aus den nordischen Ländern, Kunstverein, Kehdingen, Germany
Moving parts, Museum Tinguely, Basel, Switzerland
Universal experience. Art, life, the tourist eye, MCA, Chicago, USA
Parklandschaften, Lüdenscheid, Germany

Moving Parts, Kunsthalle, Graz, Austria
Connected Presence, Union Gallery, London (with Johannes Wohnseifer), UK
Intervention Impact, Galerie für zeitgenössische Kunst, Leipzig, Germany
Tra Monti 04, Rome, Italy
Reflecting the Mirror, Marian Goodman Gallery, New York, USA
Gegen den Strich, Kunsthalle, Baden-Baden, Germany
Rum I Rum, Vendsyssel Kunstmuseum, Hjørring, Denmark
A Secret History of Clay: From Gauguin to Gormley, Tate, Liverpool, UK
Quicksand, De Appel, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Gallery Jan Mot, Brussels, Belgium

Jeppe Hein, ROR ProjectRoom. Helsinki, Finland
Western, Charlottenborg, Denmark
2nd Biennial of Ceramic in Contemporary Art, Albisola, Italy
Ten years Gallery Nicolai Wallner, Gallery Nicolai Wallner, Copenhagen, Denmark
Skulpturenpark, Graz 2003 Kulturhauptstadt Europas, Graz, Austria
Auf eigene Gefahr, Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt, Germany
Interludes, 49. Biennale di Venezia, Venice, Italy
Das lebendige Museum, MMK, Museum für Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt , Germany
aufgeschraubt & abgestaubt, Ludwig Forum für Internationale Kunst, Aachen, Germany
The Straight or Crooked Way, RCA - Royal College of Art, London, UK
Schnittprojekte, Schnittraum, Köln, Germany

Ingrepp, Uppsala Kunstmuseum, Uppsala, Sweden
I promise it is political, Museum Ludwig, Köln, Germany
Fuzzy, Galerie Minini, Brescia, Italy
Inside/ Outside, Galerie für zeitgenössische Kunst, Leipzig, Germany
Gangurinn, The Corridor Gallery, Reikjavik, Iceland
Hell, Galerie neugerriemschneider, Berlin, Germany
No Return. Positions from the Collection Haubrok, Museum Abteiberg, Mönchengladbach, Germany

Meglepetes 2 / Surprise 2, Budapest, Hungary
F20 P01. Frankfurter Positionen 2001, Städelschule, Frankfurt, Germany
Changes possible, Kunsthalle, Kiel, Germany
Stage. Design of meeting point for interviews and discussions, IASPIS, Venice, Italy
Neue Welt, Kunstverein, Frankfurt, Germany
Arbeit, Essen, Angst, Kokerei Zollverein, Essen, Germany
Strategies against Architecture II, Pisa, Italy
Take off 20:01, Kunstmuseum, Aarhus, Denmark

Festival Junger Talente, Frankfurt, Germany
Dynamo Eintracht, Hauptzollamt, Städelschule Frankfurt, Germany
Hochschule für Bildende Künste, Dresden, Germany
Autumn Show, Charlottenborg, Denmark
Mandelbaums Wunderöl, Köln – Berlin, Germany

On Paper, Stalke Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark
Anarchitecture, De Appel, Amsterdam (in collaboration with Frans Jacobi and Lars Bent Petersen), The Netherlands

Cellar, OTTO, Copenhagen, Denmark
Ikea, Spring Exhibition, Charlottenborg (with Kenneth Balfelt), Denmark


Hide and see(k), Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Encircle, Place Lapérouse, Albi, France
Spaces between Trees and People, Munich, Pasing, Germany

Water Pavilion Assens, Assens, Denmark
Appearing Rooms Forrest Place Perth, Perth, Western Australia

Water Pavilion, KUNSTEN Museum for Modern Art Aalborg, Denmark
Long Modified Bench, Auckland Art Gallery, Auckland
Double Exposure Blue, KPMG, Copenhagen, Denmark

Water Island Morsbroich, Museum Morsbroich, Leverkusen, Germany
EnBW Stuttgart, Germany
EMSCHERKUNST.2010, European Capital of Culture RUHR.2010, Essen, Germany
Danish Pavilion, Expo 2010, Shanghai, China (with BIG- Bjarke Ingels Group)
4-Dimensional Circle, Hotel Miramar, Cannes, France

Follow Me, Bristol University, Great Britain
Neuland 07, Camp Reinsehlen, Schneverdingen, Germany

Kraus Residence, New York, USA
Lightline, Sydbank, Aabenraa, Denmark
Oppenheim Bank, Cologne, Germany
Water Flame, Houghton Hall, Norfolk, Great Britain
Appearing Rooms, Expo 2008, Zaragoza, Spain
Monsieur Canal, Thoraise, Canal du Rhône au Rhin, France

Water Flame, Geo Center, Møns Klint, Denmark
Chiswick Park, London, Great Britain

Place de la Fleur, Lorient, France
Water Island, Leeuwenborgh College Maastricht

3-Dimensional Mirror Labyrinth, Anyang Public Art Project, Corea
Private Rain, Sculptureparc Bodø, Norway
Illuminated Benches, Torino

Blomsten, EPO Den Haag
Changing Invisibility, DomAquarée Berlin
Changing Invisibility, Hiroshima Park Kiel


Ars Fennica award of the Henna and Pertti Niemistö Ars Fennica Art Foundation, Finnland

Robert-Jacobsen-Preis der Stiftung Würth, Germany

Kulturpris i Vordingborg Kommune, Denmark

3-year grant of Statens Kunstfond, Denmark

Honorary Chair Henry Art Gallery, Seattle, USA
Emily Carr University Vancouver, Canada
Tokyo Art University, Japan

Visiting professor for Art and Technology at Aalborg Universitet; Aalborg, Denmark
Artist Talk with Dan Graham, 303 Gallery, New York, USA
Konference – Køge, Søndre Havn i Køge, Denmark
Artist Talk with Dan Graham, Kunstverein Köln, Germany

Barbican Art Gallery, London, UK
Fundación Bilbao, Spain
Metropolzonen, Denmark


Founder of Karriere, a café/ bar with site-specific artworks by international artists, situated in Copenhagen (DK), since 1997. See:
Co-founder of OTTO, a non-commercial exhibition forum in Denmark. See: