CAMS welcomes its 2022 Artist in Residence – Jane Jin Kaisen! During her stay, Kaisen will engage with the centering academic and public programming, including an installation at the Parkway Theater in Baltimore.
Jane Jin Kaisen (born 1980 in Jeju Island, lives in Copenhagen) is a visual artist, filmmaker, and Professor at the School of Media Arts, 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. Her works negotiate and mediate the means of representation, resistance, and reconciliation, thus forming alternative genealogies and sites of collective emergence. Engaging topics such as memory, migration, borders, and translation, she activates the field where lived experience and embodied knowledge intersect with larger transnational political histories, among others the Korean War and division, the Jeju April Third Massacre, gender marginalization, and transnational adoption.
Kaisen has exhibited and screened her works in a range of contexts internationally. She represented Korea at the 58th Venice Biennale with the film installation Community of Parting which traces a different approach to borders and aesthetic mediation through the Korean shamanic myth of the Abandoned Princess Bari and has participated in the biennials of Liverpool, Gwangju, Anren, Jeju, among others. 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 and awarded the Montana ENTERPRIZE at Kunsthallen Brandts in Denmark in 2011. Recent solo exhibitions include Parallax Conjunctures at Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit (2021), Community of Parting at Art Sonje Center (2021) and Kunsthal Charlottenborg (2020), and Of Specters or Returns, Gallery damdam (2020).