Henrik Håkansson

Born 1968, Helsingborg; Lives in Berlin and Falkenberg.


1993 Konstfack, Stockholm

Current & Forthcoming

2024 ‘The Paradoxes of Internationalism (As Narrated by the Museo Tamayo Collection)’, Museo Tamayo, Mexico City
  ‘The Bird Show’, ERES Foundation, Munich

Solo Exhibitions

2022 ‘The Circle of a Square and The Effect of a Butterfly’, The Modern Institute, 3 Aird's Lane, Glasgow
2021 ‘Paintings of Trees for Birds’, Galleria Franco Noero, Turin
  ‘A Painting of A Tree’, Meyer Riegger, Berlin
2019 ‘One Hundred and One Pieces of a Tree (Norwegian Wood)’, KODE 15, Bergen
  ‘Blinded by the Light’, Galleria Franco Noero, Turin
  Fondazione Morra Greco, Napoli
2017 ‘Henrik Håkansson (with Mario Merz)’, Fondazione Merz Torino, Italy
2016 ‘A Tree (Suspended)’, Kunstverein Freiburg
2014 ‘Indefinite Swarms- A Presentation of Selected Works 2009-2012’, Meyer Riegger, Berlin
2012 ‘AUG. 11, 2012 THE SYMPTOMS OF THE UNIVERSE STUDIES.’, Meyer Riegger, Berlin
  ‘A Forest Divided’, Lunds Konsthall, Lund
2011 ‘The End’, The Modern Institute, 14–20 Osborne Street, Glasgow
2010 ‘A Tree with Roots’, Franco Noero, Turin
2009 ‘Mima Sound Space’, Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art, Middlesbrough
2008 ‘Novelas de la selva’, Museo Tamayo, Mexico City
2007 ‘AUG. 26, 2003 - AUG. 27, 2003 (Vespa vulgaris)’, Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver
  ‘Three Days of the Condor’, Kettles Yard, Cambridge
2006 ‘AUG. 6, 2004 (Bembix rostrata)’, The Modern Institute/Toby Webster Ltd, Glasgow
  ‘CYANOPSITTA SPIXII CASE STUDY #001’, Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston
2005 ‘The Birdconcert part 1( Carduelis carduelis)’, Frieze Art Fair, London
  ‘July 20, 2004 (Pieris napi)’, Galleria Franco Noero, Turin
2004 ‘An Introduction to the Birds’, Villa Merkel, Esslingen
  ‘Henrik Håkansson’, The Dunker Culture Centre, Helsinborg; The Breeder, Athens
2003 ‘Tales From A Forest Without A Name’, The Modern Institute/Toby Webster Ltd, Glasgow (Pitta gurneyi)
  ‘Art Unlimited’, Art|34|Basel, Basel (with Galleria Franco Noero)
  ‘An Introduction to the Birds’, Bonner Kunstverein, Bonn
  ‘An Introduction to the Birds’, De Appel, Amsterdam
  ‘Henrik Håkansson’, Index Gallery, Stockholm
  ‘Henrik Håkansson’, Moderna Museet c/o Riddarhuset/House of Nobility, Stockholm
2002 ‘Orchid (Instrumental)’, Galleria Franco Noero, Turin
  ‘Skylark — The Optimal Flight to Nowhere and Somewhere’, Secession, Vienna
2001 ‘The Tunnel’, Galerie Yvon Lambert, Paris
  ‘The Black Bird: Song for a New Breed’, Kunstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin
  ‘Nightingale Love Two Times’, PinkSummer, Genova
2000 ‘Sweet Leaf’, Galerie fur Zeitgenössische Kunst, Leipzig
  ‘LightBlueLight’, Galleria Franco Noero, Turin
  ‘Sleep’, IASPIS, Syndrome, Stockholm
1999 ‘Evol Gardens’, 1%, Copenhagen
  ‘Tomorrow and Tonight’, Kunsthalle Basel, Basel
  ‘Birdland’, Canberra School of Art Gallery (Mètis), Canberra
1998 ‘After Forever (ever all)’, Galleri Andreas Brändström, Stockholm
1996 ‘The Monsters of Rock’, Thomas Nordanstad Gallery, New York
1995 ‘Frogfor.e.s.t.’, TRE, Stockholm
1994 ‘Growing up in Public’, Olle Olsson Museum, Stockholm
1993 ‘the good, the bad, the ugly ones (UfO's welcome)’, Galleri Rotor, Gothenburg
  ‘The Explanation (Stairway to heaven)’, TRE, Stockholm

Group Exhibitions

2023 ‘Beyond the Darkness’, Ala Scaligera at the Rocca di Angera, Varese
  ‘Trabajos de campo - Field Works’, Centro Cultural La Moneda, Santiago, Chile.
2022 ‘Broken Music Vol. 2, 70 Years of Records and Sound Works by Artists’, Hamburger Bahnhof – Nationalgalerie der Gegenwart, , Berlin
  ‘Floating Cinema — Unknown Waters’, Giudecca, Venice
  ‘Trabajos de campo - Field works’, Centro Cultural La Moneda, Santiago, Chile.
2021 ‘Here Come The Suns’, Bark Berlin Gallery, Berlin
  ‘In the Pupil of the Panther’, Lunds Konsthall, Lund
  ‘Sound & Vision’, Église St-Philibert, Dijon
  ‘Tree Story’, Monash University Museum of Art – MUMA, Caulfield East
  ‘God save the Records!’, Immanence Espace d’Art Contemporain, Paris
2020 ‘Biennale Gherdëina 7 — a breath? a name? — the ways of worldmaking’, Ortisei, Val Gardena
2019 ‘Fragmented Realities’, Konsthallen Göteborg, Sweden
2018 ‘Taipei Biennial 2018 Post-Nature A Museum as an Ecosystem’, Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taipei
  ‘NATURvitenskap’, Trondheim kunstmuseum, Trondheim
  ‘DREAM L’ARTE INCONTRA I SOGNI (ART MEETS DREAMS)’, Chiostro del Bramante, Rome, Italy
  ‘Journeys with ‘The Waste Land’’, Turner Contemporary, Margate
  ‘The Art of the Treasure Hunt , Contemporary Artists in Chianti Classico’, Borgo San Felice, Castelnuovo Berardenga
2017 ‘And Then There Were None’, Meyer Riegger Galerie, Karlsruhe
  ‘Disruption — Remapping Nature’, Lustwarande, park De Oude Warande, Tilburg, Netherlands
  ‘NATURA DENTATA’, Kulturhuset Stockholm
2016 ‘Emscherkunst 2016’, Holzwickede, Dortmund, Castrop-Rauxel, Recklinghausen and Herne
2015 ‘SupraEnvironmental’, Kantonah Museum of Art, Kantonah
  OK-Centrum für Gegenwartskunst, Linz
  ‘TERRAPOLIS’, École Française d’Athènes, Athens (curated by Iwona Blazwick)
  ‘D’après nature’, Swedish Institute, Paris
  ‘#catcontent’, Kunstpalais, Erlangen
2014 ‘Festival of Future Nows’, Neue Nationalgalerie, Berlin
  ‘Singing Sculptures’, Kulturreferat der Landeshauptstadt Munchen, Munich
  ‘De Pictura’, Franco Noero, Turin
  artgenève Art Fair, Geneva
  ‘Listen-Up!’, Various locations, New Delhi
2013 ‘Internaturalism’, PAV- Parco Arte Vivente, Turin
2012 ‘A man is walking down the street. At a certain moment, he tries to recall something, but the recollection escapes him. Automatically, he slows down.’, Cristina Guerra Contemporary Arts, Lisbon (curated by Luiza Teixeira de Freitas and Thom O'Nions)
  ‘The Worldly House’, dOCUMENTA (13), Kassel
2011 ‘Process, Time’, Meyer Riegger, Berlin
  Yokohama Triennale, Yokohama
  ‘La carte d'après Nature’, Matthew Marks Gallery, New York (curated by Thomas Demand)
  ‘Raumsichten/spacespectives’, Staedtische Galerie, Nordhorn (sculpture project)
  Missionen, Gagnef
2010 ‘Nature’, Gerhardsen Gerner, Berlin
  ‘La carte d'après Nature’, Nouveau Musee National de Monaco, Monaco (curated by Thomas Demand)
  ‘'Rethink'’, Rogaland Art Museum, Stavanger
  ‘'Languages and Experimentations’, MART - Museo di Arte Moderna e Contemporanea di Trento e Rovereto, Trento
  ‘Raumsichten’, Staedtische Galerie, Nordhorn
  ‘Che cosa sono le nuvole?’, Museion, Bolzano
  ‘Re Think’, Cinema Planeta film festival, Cuernavaca, Mexico
  ‘Doppler Effect. The nature of images in art and science’, Kunsthalle, Kiel
  ‘Zur Nachahmung empfolen!’, Uferhalle, Berlin (Curated by Adrienne Goehler)
2009 ‘Life Forms’, Bonniers Konsthall, Stockholm
  ‘ABC/def’, Akademi der Kunste, Berlin
  ‘Paesaggi e natura dell'arte’, ARCOS Museo d'Arte Contemporanea del Sannio, Benevento, Italy
  ‘No Sound’, Aspen Art Museum, Aspen
  ‘Radical Nature’, Barbican Art Gallery, London
  ‘Green Platform: Art, Ecology and Sustainibility’, Centro di Cultura Contemporanea Strozzina, Palazzo Strozzi, Firenze, Italy
  ‘To the Milky Way by Bicycle’, Contemporary Art from the Hoffmann Collection, Berlin
  ‘Rethink - The Implicit’, Den Frie Centre of Contemporary Art, Copenhagen
  ‘The Eventual’, Futura projects, Prague
  ‘Skankaloss’, Gagnef 2009, Sweden
  ‘Werke zeitgenössischer Kunst aus der Sammlung Hoffmann’, Galerie Neu, Berlin
  ‘Botanic Sounds’, Gothenburg Botanical Garden, Gothenberg
  ‘Nature Strikes Back’, Statens Museum for Kunst, Copenhagen
  ‘Universal Code’, The Power Plant, Toronto (Knislinge, SwedenUniversal Code)
  ‘Footprints’, Wanas Foundation, Knislinge, Sweden
2008 ‘Fare una Scenata’, Morra Greco Foundation, Naples
2007 ‘Silence. Listen to the show’, Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo per l'Arte, Torino
  ‘Pensée Sauvage-On freedom’, Frankfurter Kunstverein, Frankfurt
  ‘Timeout. Art and Sustainability’, KunstMuseum Liechtenstein, Vaduz
  ‘Solo24Ore24Stunden’, Museion, Bolzano
  ‘Say It Isn't So’, Neues Museum Weserburg Bremen, Bremen
  ‘Been Up So Long It Looks Like Down To Me’, Presentation House Gallery, Vancouver
  ‘Still Life: Art, Ecology and the Politics of Change’, Sharjah Biennale 8, Sharjah
  ‘Romantic Conceptualism’, Kunsthalle Nürnberg, Nürnberg
2006 ‘Where The Wild Things Are’, DCA, Dundee
  ‘Echigo - Tsumari Art Triennial’, Echigo - Tsumari, Japan
  ‘Henrik Håkansson and Eadweard J. Muybridge’, VOX, Centre de l'Image Contemporaine
  ‘Through the Woods to Find the Forest, in Tropico-Vegétal (LOST IN PARADISE)’, Palais de Tokyo, Paris
2005 ‘Camera Fissa’, Galleria Franco Noero, Turin
  ‘The Order of Nature’, OK-Centrum für Gegenwartskunst, Linz
  ‘Feldversuche’, Westwendischer Kunstverein, Gartow
  ‘The Transgressed Landscape/El Paisatge Trasgredit’, La Plataforma, Fundació Espais d'Art Contemporani
  ‘Remagine: oeuvres du Fonds’, National d'Art Contemporain, Musée d'Art Contemporain
  ‘Experiencing Duration’, Biennale d'Art Contemporain de Lyon, Lyon
2004 ‘Berlin North’, Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin
  Sao Paolo Biennale, Sao Paolo
2003 ‘Utopia Station’, Arsenale, Venice Biennalle
  ‘Sound Systems’, Salzburger Kunstverein, Salzburg
2002 ‘Netzwerke’, 40 Jahre Fluxus, Stadt Wiesbaden
  ‘Mystic Mountains’, Assessorato dell'Istruzione e della Cultura Regione Autonoma Valle d'Aosta, Aosta
  ‘Full contact’, galleria civica d'a contemporanea di Siracusa, Syrakus
  ‘The power of Art’, Hygo prefectural museum of Modern Art, Kobe
  ‘Beyond Paradise’, National Gallery Bangkok, National Gallery Kuala Lumpur (touring to Shanghai Museum of Modern Art)
  Radar, Copenhagen
  ‘Frequencies Radar’, Tycho Brahe Planetarium, Copenhagen
  ‘Beyond Peace and War’, Umong Sippadhamma Gallery, Chiang Mai
  ‘Ars viva’, Agusburg, Neue Galerie im Höhmann
  ‘Ecovention’, The Contemporary Arts Center Cincinatti
2001 ‘Wild gliders’, Amsterdam, Dresden
  Berlin Biennale, Berlin
  ‘Absolut LA’, Burnett Miller, Los Angeles
  ‘Making Nature’, Edsvik Konsthall, Edsvik
  ‘Effeto Natura’, Fondazione Trussardi, Milano
  ‘Ars 01’, Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki
  ‘Paesi Nordici: Interferenze’, Palazzo Palpesse, Siena
  ‘Gravita Zero’, Sala Essposissioni, Rome
  Tirana Biennale, Tirana
  ‘Artificialnatural networks’, Zeewolde
2000 ‘Pyramids of Mars’, Modern Institute/Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh
  ‘Organising Freedom’, Moderna Museet, Stockholm
  ‘Momentum’, Nordic Festival of contemporary Art II, Moss
  ‘Greenhouse Effect’, Serpentine Gallery, Natural history Museum
  ‘Circus Circus’, Norrtälje Konsthall
  ‘Under the Same Sky’, Helsinki City Art Museum, Helsinki
1999 ‘Air’, Arcitecture International Rotterdam 98-99, Rotterdam
  ‘Exit’, Chisenhale gallery, London
  ‘Hiroshima Art Document’, Hiroshima Army clothes Factory, Hiroshima
  ‘A Window, Inside and Outside’, Kwangju City Art Museum, Kwangju
  ‘Live in Tokyo at the Deluxe’, New Life Projects, Tokyo
  Skulptur-Biennale, Münster
  ‘Mirror’s Edge’, Bildmuseet Ume (curated by Okwui Enwezor, BildMuseet, Sweden; Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver; Museo d'Arte Contemporanea Cast)
  ‘Natural Reality’, Ludwigforum Aachen
  ‘Free Coke - Contemporary Drawing’, Greene Naftali, New York
1998 ‘Pets’, Bronwyn Keenan Gallery, New York
  ‘Crossings’, Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna
  ‘After Eden’, Middelbury College Museum of Art, Vermont
  ‘Nuit Blanche’, Musee d'Art Moderne, Paris
  ‘Last House on the left/Arkipelag’, New Rooms, Stockholm
  ‘Art Grandeur Nature’, St Seine Denis, Paris
  ‘The Edge of Awareness’, WHO 50. Geneva, New York
  ‘Beelden Builden’, Tielt
  ‘Come Closer’, Liechtensteinische Staatliche Kunstsammlung
  ‘Out Of The North - Wurttembergischer’, Kunstverein Stuttgart
  ‘Roundabout’, Ujazdowski Castle Centre of Contemporary Art, Warszaw
1997 ‘Letter and event’, Apexart, New York
  ‘Art in crushing force of Nature’, Double Pleasure, New York
  ‘The Summer of Love’, Foutohai Cramer gallery, New York
  ‘Preservations’, Museum Hasselt, Old Bonnefanten
  ‘Heaven’, PS 1 Contemporary Arts Center, New York
  ‘Naturally Artificial’, The Nordic Pavillion, XLVII Biennale di Venezia
  ‘You can't get there from here’, Thomas Nordanstad Gallery, New York
  ‘Work in progress and or finished’, Ãœbermain, Los Angeles (by Toby Webster & Jonathan Monk)
  ‘Waves In, Particles Out’, CCA, Glasgow
1996 ‘Borealis; The Scream’, Arken, Copenhagen
  ‘Inner and Outer Space’, Ars Futura, Zurich
  ‘I'm Curious’, Hales Gallery, London
  ‘Open House’, Headlands Center for the Arts, San Francisco
  ‘Alone Together’, Liljevalchs Konsthall, Stockholm
  ‘NowHere’, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Copenhagen
  ‘9 Dimensional Theory’, Nikolaj, Center for Contemporary Art
  ‘Shot’, Roger Smith Gallery, New York
  ‘I'm Curious: Stay on your own slightly longer’, Transmission, Glasgow
  ‘Re-view II’, TRE, Stockholm
  ‘See what it feels like’, Rooseum, Malmö
  ‘Videoportraits VIII: Henrik Håkansson’, Cafè Rooseum Espresso, Malmö
1995 ‘Art Attack’, Gallery Struts/Tre, Oslo
  ‘A night at the show’, Fields, Zürich
  ‘I rörelse’, Uddevalla konsthall
  ‘Oslo One night stand’, Oslo
  ‘RAM’, Portalen, Hundinge Köpenhamn
1994 ‘Index Christmas edition’, Galleri Index, Stockholm
  Saga Basement, Copenhagen
  ‘Multiple show’, TRE, Stockholm
  ‘Re-view’, TRE, Stockholm
  ‘Apartment/Lägenhet’, Malmö
  ‘Hemma hos’, Linderoth & Fornander, Göteborg
  ‘Opening’, Rum för aktuell konst, Göteborg
  ‘Pluralis’, Galleri 1
1993 ‘Overground’, Konsthallen Göteborg, Sweden
  ‘Prospekt’, Moderna Museet, Stockholm
  ‘Nordfotoart’, Ujazdowski Castle Centre of Contemporary Art, Warszaw
1992 ‘Group Show’, Galleri Index, Stockholm
  ‘Natursyn’, Konstfack, Stockholm
  ‘Bastard’, Nordic house, Reykjavik
  ‘SEX’, TRE, Stockholm
  ‘4’, Forumgalleriet, Malmö
  ‘Salongen III’, Lido

Solo Screenings

2018 ‘THE BEETLE’, Korjaamo, Helsinki (As part of IHME Contemporary Art Festival)
2016 ‘Nuit Blanche’, Salle Yakov Kreizberg, Monte Carlo
2014 ‘You Imagine What You Desire’, Sydney Biennale, Sydney (Screening of THE END with live performance from Sydney Symphony Orchestra and the Female Voices of VOX)
2012 ‘Art Parcours’, Art Basel, Basel (Monarch - The Eternal)

Group Screenings

2012 ‘Magic Moments: The Screen and the Eye - Nine Artists' Projections’, Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston (Screening of The 12th of Never (Extract from the Void), 2000)
1994 ‘Video nights’, Galleri Nicolai Wallner, Copenhagen (Video screening)
  ‘New reality mix’, Högbergsgatan 18, Stockholm (Performance and Video weekend)
  ‘Monitor 94’, Frölunda Kulturhus, Göteborg
1993 ‘Monitor-93’, Frölunda Kulturhus, Göteborg (Video screening)
1992 ‘Visual Movements’, Fylkingen, Stockholm


2023 ‘A Rock Divided’, Alberni, Vancouver (Commissioned for Alberni by Kengo Kuma)


1994 ‘Das Boot M/S Stubnitz’, Malmö hamn (performance)



2023 Gail Johnson: ‘New Vancouver public artwork by Swedish artist Henrik Håkansson unveiled’, create a stir, 11/05/2023
2019 King, Natalie: ‘11th Taipei Biennial: ‘creativity and crises’’, Ocula, 21/12/2019
  Li, Alvin: ‘How the 11th Taipei Biennial Questions the Role of the Museum in Raising Ecological Consciousness’, Frieze, 20/02/2019

Exhibition Reviews

2021 Demircan, Saim: ‘Henrik Håkansson Knocks Painting Off its Perch’, Frieze, 22/09/2021
2020 Agnieszka Gratza: ‘Biennale Gherdëina 7 / Val Gardena, Dolomites’, Flash Art, 09/09/2020
2018 Epps, Philomena: ‘On Margate Sands’, Map, 04/02/2018
2016 Prince, Mark: ‘Henrik Håkansson Kunstverein / Freiburg’, Flash Art, 15/03/2016
2012 Prince, Mark: ‘Henrik Håkansson’, Frieze, 11/2012
2011 Kitze, Talitha: ‘Exhibitions’, The List, 12/2011
  Rimanelli, David: La Carte D‘Apres Nature, Artforum, 11/2011
  Sutton, Kate: Critics’ Picks: “La Carte d’Après Nature”, Artforum, 09/2011
2009 Campbell-Johnston, Rachel: ‘Radical Nature at the Barbican’, The Times, 16/06/2009
  Townshend, Emma: ‘Barbican shows how to save the planet with Radical Nature exhibition’, Times Online, 13/06/2009
2007 Apperly, Eliza, Whelan, Lucy: ‘Birds on film’, Varsity, 665 09/11/2007
2006 Miller, Francine Koslow: ‘Henrik Håkansson’, Artforum, 10/2006
  Kuo, Michelle: ‘Critics’ Picks’, Artforum, 07/2006
  McDermott, Leon: ‘Henrik Håkansson’, Metro, 07/04/2006
2005 Drake, Cathryn: ‘Critics’ Picks: Turin’, Artforum, 11/2005
2003 Psibilskis, Liutauras: ‘HENRIK HÅKANSSON’, Artforum, 12/2003
  Thompson, Susannah: ‘HENRIK HÅKANSSON: TALES FROM A FOREST WITHOUT A NAME’, The List, 20/01/2003
1999 Corbetta, Caroline,: ‘If the museum should be...’, Nordic Art Review, 1999
1997 Dector, Joshua: ‘The return of Dr. Doolittle’, Nordic Art Review, 05/1997


2022 The Butterfly Effect, The Modern Institute/Toby Webster Ltd, Glasgow
2020 One Hundred and One Pieces of a Tree, Hatje Cantz, Frankfurt am Main
2007 Henrik Håkansson In Dialogue With Will Bradley, IASPIS Propexus
2005 El paisatge transgredit, Fundació Espis d'Art Contemporani, Barcelona
2004 Midnight at Noon, The Breeder, Athens

Exhibition Publications

2012 A Forest Divided, Lundskonsthall, Lund
2009 Footprints, The WANÅS Foundation, Sweden
  Radical Nature, Barbican Art Gallery, London
2007 Romantic Conceptualism, Nürnberg; BAWAG Foundation, Vienna
  Say it isn't so, Weserburg Museum für moderne Kunst, Bremen
2006 Through the Woods to Find the Forest, Palais de Tokyo, Paris
2004 Berlin North, Nationalgalerie, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Berlin (Tiergarten, Berlin, May 12, 2002)
  Henrik Håkansson, Dunkers Kulturhus, Helsingborg
  Henrik Håkansson, The Breeder, Athens
2003 Henrik Håkansson: An Introduction To The Birds, De Appel Foundation Amsterdam and Galerien der Stadt Esslingen am Neckar, Amsterdam
2002 Ars Viva 02/03: Landschaft, Kulturkreis der deutschen Wirtshaft im Bundesverband der deutschen Industrie, Berlin (Henrik HÃ¥kansson - The Flight of the bumblebee)
2001 Henrik Håkansson, Secession, Vienna
2000 Sweet Leaf, Galerie Für Zeitgenüssische Kunst, Leipzig
1999 Henrik Håkansson, Kunsthalle Basel, Basel