Jeppe Hein (Danish, b.1974) is a Danish installation artist who is well-known for producing experimental and interactive works that combine different elements of architecture, art, and even technical inventions. Hein was born in Copenhagen, Denmark, and he enrolled at the Royal Danish Academy of Art from 1997 to 2003. The artist also joined the Städelschule, in Frankfurt, from 1999 to 2000. He was registered as an associate student of the Danish Academy during his time in Frankfurt. While he was still a student, Hein cofounded a non-commercial organization involved in the organization of art exhibitions in Denmark.

Most of Hein's early works involved the construction of mazes using different media and nonstatic sculptures. Examples of these his early works include Smoking Bench (2003) and Independent Pedestal (2002). Hein tends to produce works with different forms of motion, including fountains and light sculptures, in addition to other forms of motion. Hein's series of Modified Social Benches are interactive benches with different configurations. Some of these benches have been permanently installed in places such as the Montenmedio Sculpture Park, in Cadiz, Spain, and in Helsinki, Finland. Hein collaborated with Dan Graham (American, b.1942) in 2008 to install a temporary pavilion in Cologne, Germany. The Alexander Calder's studio in Saché, France, has an artist in residence program, and Hein stayed there between 2009 and 2010. Together with his sister Lærke Hein, Hein cofounded a bar and restaurant in Copenhagen, Denmark, known as Karriere Bar. This bar holds site-specific artworks by international artists.

Hein has held numerous solo exhibitions in different places, including Stockholm Art Fair, Stockholm, Sweden (2001), CAPC Musee d`art Contemporain, Bordeaux, France (2002), and Bass Museum of Art, Miami, FL (2011). He has also taken part in many group exhibitions such as those held at Summer, OTTO, Copenhagen, Denmark (1998), Gesellschaft für aktuelle Kunst, Bremen, Germany (2005), and Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts, Perth, Australia (2010). Like other prominent artists, Hein's works are found in different public collections such as Arken Kustmuseum, in Arken, Denmark, Museum für Moderne Kunst, in Frankfurt, Germany, and Museum of Contemporary Art, in Los Angeles, CA. Hein is represented by Johann König, in Berlin, Germany, SCAI The Bathhouse in Tokyo, Japan, 303 Gallery in New York, NY, and Galleri Nicolai Wallner in Copenhagen, Denmark. Hein now lives and works in Copenhagen.


Born in Copenhagen, Denmark
Co-founded of OTTO, a non-commercial exhibition forum in Denmark
Attended the Städel Hochschule für Bildende Künste, Frankfurt, Germany
Attended the Royal Danish Academy of Arts, Copenhagen, Denmark
Lives and works in Berlin, Germany


Bass Museum of Art, Miami, FL (solo)
Johann König, Berlin, Germany (solo)
Mito Tower Art Gallery, Tokyo, Japan (solo)
21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa, Japan (solo)
303 Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
Museum Nürnberg, Nürnberg, Germany (solo)
backyardoutdoorsculptureseries#5: Modified Social Benches, Johann König, Berlin, Germany
Distance, Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis, IN
Perth International Arts Festival, Perth, Australia
Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts, Perth, Australia
Mobile Mobile, Nicolai Wallner, Copenhagen, Denmark
Lichtparcours, Braunschweig, Germany
100 Acres: The Virginia B. Fairbanks Art & Nature Park, IMA, Indianapolis, IN
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, Cologne, Germany
Artist in Residence Atelier Calder, Saché, France
Henry Art Gallery, Seattle, WA
Hello? Shall I call you back?, Jan Mot, Brussels, Belgium
Sense City, ARoS Kunstmuseum, Arhus, Denmark
Kunstverein Springhornhof, Neuenkirchen, Germany
Invisible Labyrinth + Frac Île-de-France, Théâtre National de Chaillot, Paris, France
The Kaleidoscopic Eye: Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary Collection, Mori Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan
DLA Piper Series: This is Sculpture, Tate Liverpool, Liverpool, UK
Appearing Rooms, Cordoba, Spain
KURS: SØEN, Vestsjællands Kunstmuseum Sorø, Sorø, Denmark
Silent, Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art, Hiroshima, Japan
Circus Hein, FRAC Orléans, Orléans, France
Kuru Kuru, SCAI -The Bathhouse, Tokyo, Japan
Please, Please Please … Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver, Canada
Illusion, Frieze Art Project, London, England
From Seriousness to Silliness, Dan Graham + Jeppe Hein, Johnen & Schöttle, Cologne, Germany and Gallery Rüdiger Schöttle, Munich, Germany
Bonner Kunstverein, Bonn, Germany
PLEASE…,303 Gallery, New York, NY
Take Me There – Show Me The Way, Haunch of Venison Gallery, New York, NY
Platform Seoul 2008, Art Sonje Center, Seoul, Korea
Fabricateurs d’espaces, Institut d’art contemporain Villeurbanne, Lyon, France
Wonder, Singapore Biennial, Singapore
Reality Check, Statens Museum for Konst, Copenhagen, Denmark
LUSTWARANDE, Tilburg, Netherlands
Museum as Medium, MARCO Museo de Arte Contemporánea, Vigo, Spain
Reconstruction #3, Sudeley Castle, Gloucestershire, England
FLUID STREET: Alone, Together, KIASMA, Helsinki, Finland, The World as a Stage, Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, MA
Objects in the mirror are closer than they appear, Carré d’Art, Musée d’art contemporain de Nîmes, Nîmes, France
Illusion, Sculpture Center, New York Johann König, Berlin, Germany
Distance, The Curve, Barbican Art Centre, London, England
Inbetween, SCAI - The Bathhouse, Tokyo, Japan
Tate Modern, London, England
The Curve, Barbican Art Centre, London, England
Masami Shiraishi, Tokyo, Japan
Base Room, Florence, Italy
ZERO Gallery, Milan, Italy
Nicolai Wallner, Copenhagen, Denmark
Sid Ned, Copenhagen, Denmark
Delme Synagogue, Delme, France
Præstø Kunstforening, Præstø, Denmark
Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt, Germany
Momentum 2006, Moss, Norway
Liverpool biennial, Liverpool, UK
This exhibition is in some way a contribution to the beauty, the ugliness, the stupidity and the cheerfulness in life, Sies + Höke Galerie, Düsseldorf, Germany (solo)
X-Rummet, Statens Museum for Kunst, Copenhagen, Denmark (solo)
Kit-o-Parts, CAN Neuchâtel, Neuchâtel, Switzerland (solo)
Play station, Sprengel Museum, Hannover, Germany
Backdrop, Bloomberg Space, London, England
Le movemont des images, Centre Pompidou, Paris, France
Simplified, Yvon Lambert, Paris, France (solo)
Distance, The Moore Space, Miami (solo)
Private Rain, Sculptureparc Bodø, Bodø, Norway (solo)
Neonwall, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia (solo)
Invisible Labyrinth, Espace 315, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France (solo)
Roller Coaster, Dunkers Kulturhus, Helsingborg, Sweden (solo)
Minimal Overload, Galerie Johann König, Berlin, Germany (solo)
New Minimal, La Salle de bains, Lyon, France (solo)
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 Vilnius & ICA Vilnius, Vilnius, Lithuania
Ecstasy. In and about altered states, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA, Flux, Illuminate Productions, London, England
Kunst findet Stadt, Gesellschaft für aktuelle Kunst, Bremen, Germany
Wall to be destroyed, FRAC Lorraine, Metz, France
Extra Ordinary, Kulturhuset Stockholm, Stockholm, Sweden
Tanz im August, Siemens Arts Program, Berlin, Germany
Esprits du Lieu, Château du roi René, FRAC, Tarascon, France
Sous les ponts, le long de la vallée, Casino Luxembourg, Luxembourg
Light Lab. In the name of the light, Museion, Bolzano, Italy
L’œil moteur, Les musées de Strasbourg, Strasbourg, France
A Whiter Shade Of Pale – Kunst aus den nordischen Ländern, Kunstverein Kehdingen, Freiburg, Germany
Moving parts, Museum Tinguely, Basel, Switzerland
Universal experience. art, life, the tourist eye, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL
Parklandschaften, Lüdenscheid, Germany
Anziehung/Abstoßung, Galerie für Zeitgenössische Kunst, Leipzig, Germany (solo)
Appearing Rooms, Villa Manin, Passariano, Italy (solo)
Intervention Impact, Sprengel Museum, Hannover, Germany (solo)
Distance, Ludwig Forum für Internationale Kunst, Aachen, Germany (solo)
Flying Cube, P.S.1 / MOMA, New York, NY (solo)
Moving Parts, Kunsthalle Graz, Graz, Austria
Connected Presence, Union Gallery, with Johannes Wohnseifer, London, England
Intervention Impact, Galerie für zeitgenössische Kunst, Leipzig, Germany
Tra Monti 04, Rome, Italy
Reflecting the Mirror, Marian Goodman Gallery New York, NY
Gegen den Strich, Kunsthalle Baden-Baden, Baden-Baden, Germany
Rum I Rum, Vendsyssel Kunstmuseum, Hjørring, Denmark
A Secret History of Clay: From Gauguin to Gormley, Tate Liverpool, Liverpool, UK
Quicksand, De Appel, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Gallery Jan Mot, Brussels, Belgium
Bear the Consequences, Gallery Brandström & Stene, Stockholm, Sweden (solo)
Continuity Reflecting Space, Foundation La Caixa, Barcelona, Spain (solo)
Presenting/Representing, Gallery Nicolai Wallner, Copenhagen, Denmark (solo)
Take a Walk in the Forest at Sunlight, Kunstverein Heilbronn, Heilbronn, Germany (solo)
Jeppe Hein, ROR ProjectRoom, Helsinki, Finland
Western, Charlottenborg, Autumn Show, 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, Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy
Das lebendige Museum, Museum für Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt, Germany
Ludwig Forum für Internationale Kunst, Aachen, Germany
The Straight or Crooked Way, Royal College of Art, London, England
Schnittprojekte, Schnittraum, Cologne, Germany
Ingrepp, Uppsala Kunstmuseum, Uppsala, Sweden
I promise it is political, Museum Ludwig, Cologne, Germany
Fuzzy, Galerie Minini, Brescia, Italy
Take a Walk in the Forest at Moonlight, CAPC Musee d`art Contemporain, Bordeaux, France (solo)
360° Presence, Galerie Johann König, Berlin, Germany (solo)
Space in Action / Action in Space, Lenbachhaus & Kunstbau, Münich, Germany (solo)
Sving, Galerie Michael Neff, Frankfurt, Germany (solo)
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
Onepercent artspace, Video Lounge design, Stockholm Art Fair, Stockholm, Sweden (solo)
Meglepetes 2 / Surprise 2, Budapest, Hungary
F20 P01. Frankfurter Positionen 2001, Städelschule Frankfurt, Frankfurt, Germany
Changes possible, Kunsthalle zu Kiel, Kiel, Germany
Stage. Design of meeting point for interviews and discussions, In connection with the IASPIS, Venice, Italy
Neue Welt, Frankfurter Kunstverein, Frankfurt, Germany
Arbeit, Essen, Angst, Kokerei Zollverein, Essen, Germany
Strategies against Architecture II, Pisa, Italy
Take off 20:01, Aarhus Kunstmuseum, Aarhus, Denmark
Festival Junger Talente, Frankfurt, Germany
Dynamo Eintracht, Hauptzollamt, Städelschule, Frankfurt am Main / Hochschule für Bildende Künste, Dresden, Germany
Mandelbaums Wunderöl, Cologne / Berlin, Germany
On Paper, Stalke Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark
Anarchitecture, De Appel, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Summer, OTTO, Copenhagen, Denmark

Public Collections

Centre Pompidou, Paris, France
Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA
Museum für Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt, Germany
Lenbachhaus, Munich, Germany
Arken Kustmuseum, Arken, Denmark