Jette Hye Jin Mortensen is a visual artist.
Born 1980 in South Korea and grew up in Denmark. MFA graduate from the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in 2010 and receiver of the 3-year work stipend from the Danish Arts Foundation in 2015.
She works with social-identity-spiritual-scientific-existentialism (really the best way to say it) in installation, performance and architecture. The artworks often come to life in dynamic synergies between participants, audience and site specific, non-human patterns in the space.
Her project has been described as retro-futuristic, performative scenographies, introvert collective storytelling and a healing and calming way to do political and environmental activist thinking.
Exhibited internationally in museums, biennials, festivals and galleries like the 6th Gwangju Biennale, Kyunghee Museum of Art, 5th Socle du Monde Biennale at HEART Museum of Art, 1st Focus Video Art Festival at Kunsthal Nikolaj, 1st Nordic Art Triennial at Eskilstuna Art Museum, GI ´08 Glasgow International, ARoS Museum of Contemporary Art, The VM Mountain by Bjarke Ingels, U-Turn Quadrennial for Contemporary Art , Overgaden Institute for Contemporary Art, Holstebro Art Museum, Kunsthal Aarhus, Kunsthal Charlottenborg and public commissions like Holmens Kanal 20 for the Danish Building Agency.
Photo: Jette Hye Jin Mortensen