Born in 1974 in Copenhagen, Denmark
Lives and works in New York, New York, USA

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Jesper Just uses the language of cinema to confront and divert the stereotypical Hollywood constructs of masculinity and femininity, as well as the biased representation of minorities and people with disabilities in mainstream culture. His short films and multi-projection video installations question the mechanisms of cinematic identification and break viewers’ expectations of narrative closure by unfolding surrealist, emotionally ambiguous, open-ended, and often silent situations or encounters. His use of lush, elaborated film scores plays a crucial part in creating an overall deceitful sense of narrative progression, and music rather than speech often serves as the sole means of communication between the protagonists of his unfathomable plots. Interested in how public and private spaces define and shape human interactions, Just further plays with the notion of architecture as performer, to echo and expand his characters’ enigmatic journeys.

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- The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Copenhagen, Denmark.

solo shows

- Interfears, Galerie Perrotin, Los Angeles, USA

- Seminarium, Marino Marini Museum, Florence, Italy 

- Seminarium, Galerie Perrotin, Tokyo, Japan

- Corporéalités, Galerie Perrotin, New York, USA

- Servitudes, MAAT - Museum of Art Architecture & Technology, Lisbon, Portugal
- Servitudes, Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Copenhagen, Denmark 

- Circuits (Interpassivities), Galleri Nicolai Wallner, Copenhagen, Denmark
- Continuous Monuments, WENTRUP Gallery, Berlin, Germany
- Coordenadas, Anahuaccali Museo, Coyoacán, DF, Mexico

- Jesper Just, Eye Filmmuseum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
- Jesper Just: Continuous Monuments, Arcade #1, West Den Haag, The Netherlands
- Jesper Just: Continuous Monuments, Galerie Perrotin, Hong Kong
- Performance - Interpassivities, Corpus, Det Kgl. Teater, Copenhagen, Denmark

- Servitudes, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France
- Jesper Just, Various Small Fires, Los Angeles, CA
- In the shadow/ of a spectacle/ is the view of the crowd, (with FOS), PERFORMA 15, New York, NY

- Jesper Just: This Is a Landscape of Desire, De Moines Art Center, De Moines, Iowa, USA
- This Is a Landscape of Desire, MMCA, The National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, South Korea
- Jesper Just, ARoS, Aarhus, Denmark
- Jesper Just, Portland Museum, Portland, U.S.A
- Jesper Just, Galleri Nicolai Wallner, Copenhagen, Denmark

- The Danish Pavilion, The 55th Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy
- This Is A Landscape of Desire, Herning Museum of Contemporary Art, Herning, Denmark
- Jesper Just, Galerie Perrotin, Paris, France

- This Nameless Spectacle, Galleri Nicolai Wallner, Copenhagen, Denmark
- This Nameless Spectacle, University of Michigan Museum of Art, Ann Arbor, MI, USA
- This Nameless Spectacle, James Cohan Gallery, New York, NY

- This Nameless Spectacle, MAC/VAL, Vitry-sur-Seine, France
- A Vicious Undertow, Des Moines Art Center, Des Moines, USA
- John Curtin Gallery, Perth, Australia
- This Nameless Spectacle, BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art,
- Gateshead, United Kingdom
- Photo Spring, Beijing, China
- MAP, Mobile Art Production, Stockholm, Sweden
- Le Mois de la Photo à Montréal, Montréal, Canada

- ARTscape: Denmark - Jesper Just, Galerija VARTAI, Vilnius, Lithuania
- Jesper Just: Romantic Delusions, Tampa Museum of Art, Tampa, USA

- Invitation to Love, Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo, Norway
-Jesper Just, Centro de Arte Moderna José de Azeredo Perdigao - Fundacao Calouste Gulbenkian, Lisbon, Portugal

- Romantic Delusions Brooklyn Art Museum, New York
- Romantic Delusions, Galerie Emmanuel Perrotin, Paris
- Romantic Delusions, U-turn / Kunsthallen Nikolaj, Copenhagen
- A Voyage in Dwelling, Victoria Miro Gallery, London
- La Casa Encendida, Madrid

- A Vicious Undertow, Perry Rubenstein Gallery, New York
- La Casa Encendida, Madrid
- S.M.A.K, Ghent, Belgium
- Ursula Blickle videolounge, Kunsthalle Vienna, Vienna
- Witte de With, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
- Ursula Blickle Foundation, Kraichtal, Germany
- No Man is an Island II, Bliss and Heaven, Something to Love, Miami Art Museum, Miami

- Something to Love, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam
- It Will All End in Tears, Special viewing during Frieze Art Fair: ArtProjx presentation in Prince Charles Cinema, London
- It Will All End in Tears, Galleri Christina Wilson, Copenhagen
- Perry Rubenstein Gallery, New York
- Black Box Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
- Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, California
- The 1st at Moderna: Something to Love, Moderna Museet, Moderna Museet, Stockholm

- True love is yet to come, PERFORMA 05, New York
- Something to Love Herning Art Museum, Denmark

- No Man is an Island, YYZ Gallery, Toronto
- Bliss and Heaven, Gallery Maze, Torino, Italy
- Perry Rubenstein Gallery, New York
- A Fine Romance, Galleri Christina Wilson, Copenhagen
- A Fine Romance Midway Contemporary Art, St. Paul, USA

- The Man Who Strayed, / Den Anden Opera, Copenhagen, Denmark


group shows

- Blue Peal of Bells, Museum of Contemproary Art Busan, Korea

- Nordic Impressions. Contemporary Art From Åland, Denmark, Finland, Greenland, Iceland, Norway, And Sweden, Scandinavia House, New York, USA

- Contemporary Art from Denmark, Reykjavik Art Museum, Reykjavik, Iceland
- Music for the Eyes, Santa Maria della Scala, Siena, Italy 
- Hollywood and other Myths, Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Tel Aviv, Israel

- You Are In My Wave, Lothringer 13 Halle, München, Germany
- The Darkened Mirror: Global Perspectives on Water, San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, U.S.A.
- The Arcades: Contemporary Art and Walter Benjamin, Jewish Museum, New York, U.S.A.
- Cool, calm and collected, ARoS, Aarhus, Denmark
- Generations Loss, Julia Stoschek Collection, Berlin, Germany

- Habile beaute - L'Art comme processus, FRAC Languedoc-Roussilon, Montpellier, France
- Love, Devotion, and Surrender, 22 London, Asheville, NC
- The People’s Cinema, Salzburger Kunstverein, Salzburg

- In the shadow of a spectacle is the view of the crowd, Performa, New York, USA
- City Walks, Bonniers Konsthall, Stockholm, Sweden
- Chercher le Garçon. Curated by Frank Lamy, MAC/VAL - Musée d'art contemporain du Val-de-Marne, Vitry sur Seine, France
- Obey!-!Obedece!, M100 - Centro Cultural Matucana 100, Santiago, Chile
- Wilderness, New Shelter Plan, Copenhagen, Denmark
- Turn On - Time-Based Art from the Julia Stoschek Collection, Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Tel Aviv, Israel
- Creating Realities - Begegungen Zwischen Kunst Und Kino, Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich, Germany

- All About These... Ladies And Gentlemen, National Gallery of Arts - Tirana, Tirana, Albania
- 1 + 1 = 1 :  When Collections Collide, The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Montreal, Canada
- Drommeland, KUNSTEN Museum of Modern Art, Aalborg, Denmark
- Impact, Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth, Australia
- Hindsight, V1 Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark
- Imaginare Reisen - von hier ab ins Abenteuer!, Galerie im Marstall Ahrensburg, Ahrensburg, Germany
- Bikuben, UMOCA Utah Museum of Contemporary Art, Utah, USA
- Knowing Space, School of Visual Arts, New York, NY
- FRACTURES,The Jerusalem Show VII, Qalandiya International, Jerusalem, Israel
- INSIDE, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France
- #1: Cartagena, International Biennial of Contemporary Art, Cartagena de Indias, Colombia
- HPB14, Helsinki Photography Biennial, Helsinki, Finland
- Real Emotions: Thinking in Film, KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin, Germany
- High Performance, The Julia Stoschek Collection as guest at the ZMK. Time-based Media Art since 1996, ZMK, Karlsruhe, Germany
- Performance Now, Delaware Art Museum, Delaware, USA
- Love me Gender, ARKEN Museum for Moderne Kunst, Copenhagen, Denmark
- The Mystery of Tears, MAC Belfast, Belfast, UK
- A More Perfect Day: Collection of Mudam Luxembourg, Artsonje Center, Seoul, South Korea
- The weak sex, how are pictures the new male, Kunst Museum Bern, Bern, Switzerland
- Jesper Just, Sharjah Biennial 11, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
- A More Perfect Day: Collection of Mudam Luxembourg, Artsonje Center, Seoul, South Korea
- Nordic Outbreak, touring exhibition, New York City, REykjavik, Stavanger, Copenhagen, Nuuk
- XIII Cordoba Photography Biennale, Cordoba, Spain
- Double Feature, Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt, Germany
- Happy Birthday Galerie Perrotin / 25ans, TRIPOSTAL, Lille, France

- PINK CAVIAR, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebæk, Denmark

- TIME AND PLACE Inaugural Exhibition 01, Kunsthalle Detroit, Detroit, USA
- Intermission, James Cohan Gallery, Shanghai, China
- A Tell-Tale Heart Part 2, James Cohan Gallery, New York, USA
- El Grito, MUSAC, Museo de Arte Contemporaneo de Castilla y Léon, Spain
- Lust and Last, Swedish National Gallery, Stockholm, Sweden
- What's He Building in There?, Fuse Gallery, New York, USA

- Body/Space Mechanics, De Hallen, Haarlem, The Netherlands
- Emporte-moi / Sweep me off my feet, MAC/Val, Vitry-sur-Seine, France
- I love you, AROS, Aarhus, Denmark
- Detroit, Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna, Austria
- National Gallery of Art Lithuanian Art Museum, Vilnius, Lithuania
- Searching Songs, Yebisu International Festival, Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography, Tokyo,
- Fast Forward 2. The Power of Motion, group show, Media Art Sammlung Goetz, Karlsruhe, Germany
- ARTscape: Denmark - Jesper Just, Galerija VARTAI, Vilnius, Lithuania
- Jesper Just: Romantic Delusions, Tampa Museum of Art, USA

- Code share, Contemporary Art Center (CAC) Viltinius, Lithuania
- Angli-Heart, Herming Kunstmuseum, Herming, Danemark
- Mia Vida, From Heaven to Hell, Mucsarnok Kunsthalle, Budapest
- Damaged Romanticism: A Mirror of Modern Emotion, Parrish Art Museum, Southampton, NY
- Play-Film and Video, Moderna Museet, Stockholm
- It's Raining Men...!, Gallery Christina Wilson, Copenhagen
- Damaged Romanticism, Grey Art Gallery, New York City, NY
- Swing Time Free Style, Charlotte Fogh Contemporary, Aarhus

- Romantic Delusions, Liverpool Biennial
- Locked-in The Image of Humantiy in the Age of Intrusion, Casino Luxembourg
- Glasgow International - Festival of Contemporary Art, Glasgow
- UNCLASSIFIABLE, Overgaden. Institut for Samtids Kunst, Copenhagen
- Damaged Romanticism, Blaffer Gallery, Houston
- Ciclo Video, CGAC (Galician Centre of Contemporary Art), Santiago de Compostela, Spain
- Dansk Djävlar – en svensk kanon, Charlottenborg Udstillingsbygning, Copenhagen

- MoA (Museum of Art), Seoul National University, Seoul, South Korea
- Beijing Center for Creativity, Millennium Art Museum, Beijing, China
- MediaArsLab Museum, Moscow
- CRACK THE SKY, Biennale de Montréal, Montreal, Canada
-, Den Frie Udstillingsbygning, Copenhagen
- The Moore Space/moca, Miami
- Eternal Beautiful Now, Sherman Galleries, Sydney
- The Drake, Toronto, Canada
- Timer 01, intimità/intimacy, Triennale Bovisa, Milan, Italy
- Stejdelijk Museum voor Actuele Kunst, Amsterdam
- Argos, Brussels
- KölnShow 2, European Kunsthalle, Cologne, Germany
- 5 Years Anniversary Show, Galleri Christina Wilson, Copenhagen
- I'M ONLY HUMAN, Contemporary Video Art, The Contemporary Art Centre of Thessaloniki, Greece

- EXPORTABLE GOODS - Danish art now, Galerie Krinzinger, Vienna
- Empathetic, Temple Gallery, Old City, Pennsylvania
- Die grosse Geste/The Big Scene - Emotionality in Recent Video Art, Bregenzer Kunstverein
- COPENHAGEN - SAN FRANCISCO, Scandinavian Short Film Festival, ATA, San Francisco
- Busan Biennale, Busan, Korea
- Hot/Cold? Summerloving, Zacheta National Gallery of Art, Warsaw, Poland
- Die grosse Geste / The big scene - Emotionality in Recent Video Art, Toronto film festivaI, Canada
- LIAF 06, June 17th - July 13th, Lofoten International Art Festival, Lofoten, Norway
- Another Worlds, Arario Gallery, Seoul, Korea
- Bühne des Lebens - Rhetorik des Gefühls, Lenbachhaus, Munich, Germany
- Don Quijote, Witte de With, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
- Ars 06 Sense of the Real, Kiasma Museum, Helsinki, Finland
- Trial Balloons, MUSACMuseo de Arte Contemporáneo de Castilla y León, Spain
- Biennale du Havre, June, Le Havre, France
- BENT: Gender and Sexuality in Contemporary Scandinavian Art, Fine Arts Gallery, San Francisco
- Dreamlands Burn – Nordic Art Show 2006, Mücsarnok, Budapest, Hungary,
- Artprojx, Prince Charles Cinema, Frieze Art Fair Event, London

- Gender Bender, Galleria D´Arte Moderna Bologna, Bologna, Italy
- Matisse &, August - December, Royal Museum of Fine Art, Copenhagen
- Collection Lambert, Musée d'Art Contemporain, Avignon, France
- Do Not Interrupt Your Activities, Royal College of Art Galleries, London
- Grønningen, Charlottenborg Udstillingsbygning, Denmark
- Something to Love Herning Art Museum, Denmark
- The Final Floor Show, Objectif_exhibitions, Antwerpen

- No one else can make me feel the colours that you bring, Temple Bar Gallery, Dublin
- I feel mysterious today, Palm Beach Institute of Contemporary Art, Miami
- Video Killed the Radio Star, Migros Museum für Gegenwarts Kunst, Zürich, Switzerland
- Altered Spaces, Indianapolis Museum of Contemporary Art, Indianapolis
- Fabulation, VOX, Montreal, Canada
- MALM I, Malmö Konsthall, Sweden
- 3rd Momentum 2004, the nordic festival of contemporary art, Moss, Norway

- Survival Strategies for Untrained Ones, Kunst und Medienzentrum Adlershof, Berlin
- Something about Love, Casino Luxem bourg, Luxembourg
- The man who strayed, Den anden opera & Artnode, Copenhagen
- Exit, Kunstforeningen, Copenhagen
- Rosebud, Galleri Christina Wilson, Copenhagen

- The Island And The Aeroplane, SparwasserHQ, Berlin
- ALIBI, Den Frie, Copenhagen
- Brøl, Copenhagen Zoo, Copenhagen
- BIG Social Game, GAM - Gallery of Modern and Contemporary Art, Torino, Italy
- Bits and pieces,, Royal Museum of Fine Art, Copenhagen
- Kunstformkunst, Danmarks Tekniske Museum, Helsingør, Denmark
- copkop, Gallery Asbæk, Copenhagen
- The harder they come, SparwasserHQ, Berlin

- Henne hos slagteren nede i kælderen, Copenhagen
- Efterårsudstillingen, Charlottenborg, Copenhagen
- Love, OTTO, Århus, Denmark
- Multiple, Kopenhagen at Overgaden, Copenhagen
- Farmands trøst,
- Agitpop, Massproduced posters distributed in 7 Danish harbour and coastal towns.
- Ornament and Finery, Ruhwald Ruhwald, Copenhagen

- The Advent Calender, OTTO
- Open Picture Central, Charlottenborgs Efterårsudstilling, ved S. Thorsen og E. -Jørgensen, Denmark
- Upside Down, Main Library of Copenhagen, Copenhagen
- Out There, Kunstkredsen, Flensborg
- Nightclubbing, FRAME, Copenhagen

- The Advent Calendar, OTTO
- Openingshow, Nam Nam Beauty, Copenhagen
- Hard on Storm, exhibition at The Museum of Storm Petersen, Copenhagen


public collections

- The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, USA
- The National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Seoul, South Korea
- Arken Museum of Modern Art, Ishøj, Denmark
- AROS Aarhus Kunstmuseum, Denmark
- Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth, Australia
- Busan Museum of Art, Busan, South Korea
- Carnegie Museum, Pittsburg, USA
- Castello di Rivoli, Turin, Italy
- Detroit Institute of Arts Museum, Detroit, USA
- EMMA, Helsinki, Finland
- ESSL Museum - Kunst der Gregenwart, Klosterneuburg, Austria
- FRAC, Fonds Regional D Art Contemporain Champagne-Ardenne, France
- Guggenheim Museum, New York, USA
- Herbert F. Johnson Museum, New York, USA
- HEART Herning Museum of Contemporary Art, Herning, Denmark
- Honart Museum, Teheran, Iran
- Israel Museum, Israel
- Kiasma, Finnish National Gallery, Helsinki
- Louisiana Museum, Humlebaek, Denmark
- Malmö Konstmuseum, Malmö ,Sweden
- Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Sweden
- MoMA, Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA
- Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Canada
- MUSAC - Museo de Arte Contemporaneo de Castilla y Leon, Leon, Spain
- Musee d'Art Moderne, Luxembourg
- Statens Museum, Danish National Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark
- Statens Kunstfond, Copenhagen, Denmark
- Tate Modern, London, UK
- Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, USA

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