Hans Rosenström

Photo: Veikko Kähkönen

Hans Rosenström works with spatial installations that deal with the viewer’s psychological and physical relationship with a specific moment or space. He uses various materials, including sound, text, lights and constructed elements. The emphasis is on the presence of the viewer. The work is not complete until it is experienced. The execution and presentation of the work are always site-specific. Rosenström is particularly well-known for his sound works on headphones, designed to be experienced by one listener at a time.

Hans Rosenström (b. 1978, Lohja) lives and works in Stockholm, and was previously based in London for several years. He graduated from the Finnish Academy of Fine Arts in 2007, and also studied at Malmö Academy of Art. Rosenström made his breakthrough with the sound work Mikado (2009), in which lines from Ingmar Bergman’s Cries and Whispers interact with the viewer in an intimate, emotionally charged way. Rosenström has actively participated in group exhibitions both in Finland and abroad, for example, at Bonniers Konsthall, Stockholm, 2013, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, 2013, and Cranbrook Art Museum, USA. His solo exhibitions have been shown at various galleries, and at Moderna Museet and Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova. In 2014, Rosenström participated in the Untitled Art Fair in Miami. He was awarded the Finnish Art Association’s Ducat Prize in 2011, and is a candidate for Ars Fennica 2015.