About

About

Education:
2003-2008: BA & MFA Malmö Art Academy, Sweden
2006: Glasgow School of Art MFA programme (Exchange Student)
2002: Sortedam School of Photography and Installation, Copenhagen
1999: Medieskolerne i Viborg (Media School, Commercial Photography), Denmark

 

Selected Exhibitions:
2018: Room for improved futures, Rum46 (DK)
2017: Fluid Journeys, Fondazione Pastificio Cerere, Rome (IT)
Whither the Winds, Lunds Konsthall (SE)
The Promise and Compromise of Translation, Four Boxes, Skive (DK)
2016: Bending the frame, Fotografisk Center (DK)
Currents: New Media New Mexico, New Mexico University Gallery (US)
Glasgow International 2016 (UK)
Making Visible US Tour; Newhouse Center, Boston; RISD, Providence; Sacramento (US)
Making Meaning Making, Valand Academy of Art, Gothenburg (SE)
2015: Art Relay, Gl. Strand Institute for Contemporary Art (DK)
Viborg Kunsthal (DK)
TRUST Copenhagen Art Festival 2015 (DK)
Invisible Visibilities, Akademie Schloss Solitude (DE) (solo)
We will meet in the blind spot, Galleri Image (DK) (solo)
Kim? Riga Contemporary Art Centre, (LT)
Fokus Video art festival, Nikolaj kunsthal, Copenhagen (DK)
DAM projects, A SPACE, London (UK)
Morphing – 700IS Hreindýraland 10 ára (IS)
Westwerk, Hamburg (DE)
2014: Reinberger Galleries – Cleveland Institute of Art (US)
Moderna udställingen, Moderna Museet, Malmö (SE)
A voice of one’s own, Malmö Art Museum (SE)
Neter-GIG exchange, Neter Gallery, Mexico City (MX)
Decembers, Gallery Nowy Fort, Warszawa (PL) (solo)
2013: Go Around The Board Once More, Talbot Rice Gallery, Edinburgh (UK)
Past upon Past, Red Barn Photo Gallery, Belfast (N.I) (solo)
A room of ones own, Halmlageret, Carlsberg, Copenhagen (DK)
Re-narrating history, GREEN IS GOLD, Copenhagen (DK) (solo)
Decembers revisited, Holodeck, Oslo (NO) (solo)
2012: Whose Salon, now we are talking Gallery Rotor, Gothenburg (SE) (screening)
Decembers, CCA Laznia, Gdansk (PL) (solo)
Territorium, Holstebro Museum (DK)
Unfinished Stories, Immigrant Museum, Farum (DK) (solo)
Unfinished Stories, Vollsmose kulturhuset, Odense (DK) (solo)
Things Remembered, Lost and Found, Kunstpakhuset, Ikast (DK)
2011: Fokus Video Art festival, Nikolaj Contemporary Art Centre, Copenhagen (DK)
Generous Gestures, Den Frie Udstillingsbygning, Copenhagen (DK)
2010: Palestinian Art Court – Al Hoash, Jerusalem (IL)
The International Centre, Bethlehem (PS)
Sakakini Cultural Centre, Ramallah (PS)
Townhouse Gallery, Cairo (EG) (screening)
Liverpool Biennial 2010 (UK)
Overgaden Institut for Contemporary Art, Copenhagen (DK)
2009: The Other Shadow of the City, Jerusalem (IL), (Curated by Samar Martha)
Limited Access, Parkingallery, Teheran (IR)
Alt_Cph, represented by Fast Video at Alt_Cph Art Fair (DK)
AktionAuktion, Høkerboderne 8, Copenhagen (Dk)
Landings, Vestfossen, (NO) (Solo)
Ryk ind, Overgaden, Copenhagen (DK)
Moving Space, various locations, Copenhagen (DK)
Habitation/Anticipation, Gallery Populus Tremula (IS) (Solo)
2008: A Public Affair, Gallery 21, Malmö (SE) (Curated by Lars-Andreas Tovey)
A trip to an uncertain state, KHM Gallery, Malmö (SE) (solo)
The 3rd Guangzhou triennial, Guangdong Museum of Art, (CH)
Flock, Gallery Bezalel, Tel Aviv, (IL)
LOOP Film Festival, Barcelona, (ES)
2007: Stateless? and other realities, Galleri Spegeln, Malmö (solo) (SE)
Buy – Buy, The Barras, Glasgow (in collaboration with Helen de Main) (UK)
The Weirding and Uncanny, Newbury Gallery, Glasgow, (UK)
E M E R G E D Space, Glasgow (Solo), (UK)
VídeóVaka, GalleriBOX, Akureyri, (IS)
Art is not mute, Ersta Konsthall, Stockholm, (SE)
BROADCASTING, Institute of Contemporary Art, Dunaújváros, (HU)
2006: Kargart Video-art exhibition, Istanbul, (TR)
Take#1, Centrifug @ Konsthall C, Hökarängen, (SE)
Statsløs?/Stateless?, Konstföreningen Aura, Lund (SE)
2005: Don’t climb the roof, Linköping Universitet, (SE)
Lithe KONSTig, Linköping (in collaboration with Anna Sandgren) (SE)
Fruits of a season Gallery Rostrum, Malmö (SE)
2004: Ungkonst 2004, Malmö and Frederiks Bastion, Copenhagen (DK)
Simrishamn film festival, Simrishamn, (SE)
This Is Not Film, Clarion hotel Stockholm, (SE)
Spring Exhibition, Charlottenborg, Copenhagen (DK)
2003: Spring Exhibition, Charlottenborg, Copenhagen (DK)

 

Selected Film festivals:
2015: Les Rencontres, Berlin (DE)
2014: Les Rencontres, Paris (FR)
Oslo Screen Festival (NO)
2013: Kino der Kunst, Munich (DE)
Sheffield Fringe, Sheffiled (UK)
DokumentART, Neubrandenburg & Stettin (DE & PL)

 

Residencies:
2018-19: 18th St Arts Center, LA (US)
2018: Danish Art Workshops, Copenhagen (DK)
2015-18: Sigrids Stue, Gellerupparken (DK)
2015: Fellowship Akademie Schloss Solitude, Stuttgart (DE)
Fresh Milk AIR, Barbados (BB)
2014: Fellowship Akademie Schloss Solitude, Stuttgart (DE)
Residency The Danish Institute in Rome (IT)
Residency qwatz in Rome (IT)
2013: Residency the Danish Institute in Rome (IT)
2012: Residency San Cataldo, Scala (IT)
2011: Laznia Centre for Contemporary Art, Gdańsk (PL)
2010: Danish Art Workshops, Copenhagen (DK)
2009: A.M Qattan Foundation, residency in Ramallah (PS)
AKUREYRI ARTISTS STUDIO, Gil Society Residency, Akureyri, (IS)
Art School Palestine, residency in Jerusalem (IL)
Danish Art Workshops, Copenhagen (DK)
Selected publications:
2017: Camera Austria International # 137 (AU)
2016: Subjektiv, published by Objektiv (NO)
Jungle Juice #5, published by Éditions Supernova (FR)
2015: MAKING VISIBLE, published by Woodpecker Projects
Work Book, published by Hours Edition
2014: Woodpecker Letters #1, published by Woodpecker projects
2013: TAKE on Art, May issue on residencies, published in India
FETT, feminist culture magazine, published in Norway
2014: Fellowship Akademie Schloss Solitude, Stuttgart (DE)
Residency The Danish Institute in Rome (IT)
Residency qwatz in Rome (IT)
2012: Decembers – a round table conversation by Maj Hasager
Blatt Blad 60, published by Reykjavik Art Museum
Coming Soon N°5, Guest Editor: Jacqueline Hoang Nguyen
2011: Introduction to My African Letters by Ditte Ejlerskov
2010: The Other Shadow of the City, edited by Nicola Grey and Samar Martha
2009: Y’ANI, magazine, published by Khaled Hourani in Ramallah
2009: A.M Qattan Foundation, residency in Ramallah (PS)
AKUREYRI ARTISTS STUDIO, Gil Society Residency, Akureyri, (IS)
Art School Palestine, residency in Jerusalem (IL)
Danish Art Workshops, Copenhagen (DK)
Selected grants and recognitions:
2017: Work grant, Danish Arts Foundation
Danish Arts Foundation, sound art grant
LMK Stiftelsen, award
2016: Gellerup Kulturmidler (Aarhus City Council)
Blix Foundation
Danish Arts Foundation, travel grant
Stiftelsen A och Charlotte Wollmars donation
Stiftelsen Landshövding Per Westlings minnesfond
2015: Edstrandska Award
Dagmar & Karl Thyrres travel grant
Work grant, Danish Arts Foundation
Danish Arts Foundation (in support of an exhibition at Viborg Kunsthal)
2014: Stiftelsen Lunds stad jubileumsfond (Lund city anniversary foundation)
Malmö stad jubileumsfond (Malmö city anniversary foundation)
Knut och Alice Wallenbergs stiftelse
Danish Arts Foundation (grant for a symposium)
Work grant, Danish Arts Foundation
Danish Arts Foundation (artist publication)
2013: Danish Arts Foundation – Film (research trip to Rome)
Danish Arts Council (residency support)
Danish Arts Council (Hymns to unknown heroines, Decembers – revisited, We will meet in the blind spot)
Mobility support, Nordic Culture Point
2012: Danish Arts Council, production grant
Danish Arts Foundation (travel grant)
2011: Danish Arts Council, production grant
2010: Danish Arts Council,travel grant
Danish Arts Council, production grant
Danish Arts Foundation
Arab Fund for Arts and Culture, production grant
Danish Arts Council,Travel grant
2009: CKU/DCCD and ArtSchool Palestine
Danish Arts Council, production grant
Danish Arts Council, travel grant
2008: Nordic Culture Fund, production grant
Danish Arts Council, travel grant
Danish Arts Council, research grant
Appointments and invitations:
Present Programme Director of Critical & Pedagogical Studies MFA programme,
Malmö Art Academy (SE) (Since 2011)
2018: Keynote speaker at the symposium The Front Line: How Might We Talk about the Future? China Art Academy, Beijing (CN)
2017: Speaker at the symposium Fluid Journeys, Rome (IT)
Instructor for a writing seminar at BKF (Danish Visual Artist) (DK)
2016: Speaker at the conference Psychic Trauma, Language, and Media, Humboldt University, Berlin (DE)
Co-organiser of the symposium Move this! at Moderna Museet, Malmö (SE)
Keynote speaker on artistic research at KUV conference, Havreholm castle (DK)
2015: Organiser of the symposium Blind Spots in collaboration with Woodpecker Projects, Malmö Art Museum, and IAC (SE)
Guest lecturer at Barbados Community College (BB)
Speaker at Critical Practices, Valand Academy, Gothenburg (SE)
2014-17: Board member, Den Frie Udstillingsbygning (http://en.denfrie.dk/) (DK)
2014: Keynote speaker at the conference Forthcoming materials of practice, Edinburgh College of Art (UK)
Research talk participant and in conversation with Luigi Prestinenza Puglisi and Lorenzo Romito at Interno 14, Rome (IT)
2013: Guest lecturer at Belfast Arts College, Ulster University (UK)
Keynote speaker at the conference Konstpedagogik i förändring – nya positioner och metoder, Skissernes Museum (SE)
External examiner for the BFA programme, Oslo Art Academy (KHIO) (NO)
2012-14: Vice Chair of UKK (Young Art Workers – Denmark) (DK)
2011-: Member of the Institutional Board, Malmö Art Academy (SE)
2011-: Programme Director of Critical & Pedagogical Studies MFA programme,
Malmö Art Academy (SE)
2011-13: Executive editor for the Malmö Art Academy Yearbook (SE)
2010: Curator of Invitation to the possible discursive events, Danish Arts Council (DK)
Consultant for Danish Centre for Culture and Development (PS)
Intercultural advisor, Danish Arts Council (DK)
Instructor of the courses “Introduction to 20th Century Art History,” “Performance Art, Text and Image,” and “Introduction to installation Art,” International Academy of Art Palestine, Ramallah (PS) and Dar Anadwa College of Art, Bethlehem (PS)
2009: External critic for MFA theses, Jutland Art Academy, Aarhus (DK)
Instructor of the courses “Critical Writing” and “When Artists Write,” International
Academy of Art Palestine, Ramallah (PS)
Guest teacher, International Academy of Art Palestine, Ramallah (PS)
Co-curator of I Still Haven’t Found What We’re Looking For, LOOP film festival, Barcelona (ES)
2008: Instructor for the seminar “When Artists Write,” International Academy of Art Palestine, Ramallah (PS)
Guest lecturer at Jutland Art Academy, Aarhus (DK)
External critic for MFA theses, Jutland Art Academy, Aarhus (DK)
2007: Co-curator of Cast some light, Glasgow International 2008 (UK)
Co-curator of The Perfect Real, video screening, Belfast (UK)
Curator of Unravelled, LOOP film festival, Barcelona (ES)
2006-07: Co-curator of two editions of Video Killed the Painting Star, CCA, Glasgow (UK)

Maj Hasager is a Danish artist based in Copenhagen, Denmark. She studied photography and fine art in Denmark, Sweden, and the UK, earning an MFA from Malmö Art Academy, Sweden.

Her work deals with power structures, identity, memory, architecture, and the construction of history, looking at how these interlinked phenomena are interpreted and represented culturally and spatially. Her artistic approach is research based and interdisciplinary, and she works predominantly with text, sound, video, and photography.

In recent years, Hasager has used oral history interview techniques as a method for accumulating information related to personal stories, physical sites, and historical and political matters. This approach allows the material to unfold itself through different voices and from different perspectives and functions as a way of mapping an area or a context. Often these interviews lay the groundwork for using narrative forms and fictional writing as a tool to address personal stories in a sociopolitical context.
For Hasager, the artistic process is a long-term commitment to people and places in order to be able to listen carefully to their personal narratives. This allows for an expanded understanding of a specific historical and cultural context before making a visual and textual interpretation.

Her work has been exhibited internationally in events and at institutions such as Lunds Konsthall; Fondazione Pastificio Cerere, Rome; Critical Distance, Toronto; GL STRAND, Copenhagen; Galleri Image, Aarhus; Fokus Video Art Festival, Nikolaj Kunsthal, Copenhagen; Moderna Museet, Malmö; Cleveland Institute of Art; Red Barn Gallery, Belfast; Laznia Centre for Contemporary Art, Gdańsk; Liverpool Biennial; Al-Hoash Gallery, Jerusalem; Al-Kahf Gallery, Bethlehem; Khalil Sakakini Cultural Center, Ramallah; Overgaden Institute of Contemporary Art, Copenhagen; Guangzhou Triennial; Galleri 21, Malmö; LOOP film festival, Barcelona; EMERGED Space, Glasgow; and kargART festival, Istanbul.

She is the recipient of several international residencies and has been awarded grants in support of her work from the Danish Arts Council, Danish Arts Foundation, Edstrandska, Arab Fund for Arts and Culture (Beirut, Lebanon), ArtSchool Palestine, Danish Centre for Culture and Development, and Danish Arts Agency. She is Programme Director of Critical & Pedagogical Studies at Malmö Art Academy and has been a guest lecturer at the International Academy of Art Palestine; Dar al-Kalima College, Bethlehem; Barbados Community College, Bridgetown; Sacramento State University, California; and University of Ulster, Belfast. She occasionally writes essays, catalogue texts, and articles.