Jonas Lund is a Swedish artist currently based in Berlin (DE) and Amsterdam (NL). He makes use of a wide variety of media, combining software-based works with performance, installation, video and photography. His practice explores the mechanisms that constitute our shared online experiences: by combining software-based works with media and exhibition strategies not associated with online environments, Lund’s work reveals that the changes determined by the dominant medium of our age affect more than what solely takes place within the medium itself.
Lund’s work often materializes as a web performance that opens up otherwise walled off and private spaces of the Internet for shared use (We See In Every Direction, 2013; Public Access Me, 2012; Selfsurfing, 2012). Behind the obvious playfulness of the collaborative online experiences, these works generate the daunting suggestion that we operate in a post-privacy digital environment, opening up space to question the role of the Web in a world where the death of privacy is a done deal.
Recent installation works such as The Top 100 Highest Ranked Curators In The World (2013) and The Paintshow (2012) make use of recondite and sophisticated Internet-based processes to deconstruct and re-channel the mechanisms that constitute contemporary art production, its market and the creation of an establishment. Here, by imagining an unhallowed ground on which to play with new art production and distribution models, as open and collaborative as his browsing experiences, Lund’s work challenges traditional notions of authorship, originality and value.
Jonas Lund obtained a BFA in Photography at the Gerrit Rietveld Academie in Amsterdam in 2009, and recently finished his MA at the Piet Zwart Institute in Rotterdam. His work has been widely exhibited at art institutes, museums and on digital exhibition platforms, including Tent (Rotterdam, NL), New Museum (New York, US), Van Abbemuseum (Eindhoven, NL), Eyebeam (New York, US), W139 (Amsterdam, NL), the Rhizome Download (online) and Temporary Stedelijk 7 (online) amongst others.