Born in Kirchheim unter Teck, Germany; lives and work in Berlin, Germany.
When Jan Peter Hammer started his artistic career he had a strong interest in film theory and literature. After the financial crisis in 2008, however, he felt a greater urgency to engage with political discourse. He found it essential to focus on the experience of an individual as a means to make sense of the vast social puzzle around him.
Recent exhibitions include:Klassenverhältnisse - Phantoms of Perception, Kunstverein in Hamburg, (2018); 69. Berlinale - Forum Expanded (2018); Tito´s Bunker,Württembergischer Kunstverein (2017); The Beast and the Sovereign,MACBA – Barcelona (2015); Saltwater -14. Istanbul Biennale (2015); Toys Redux—On Play and Critique,Migros Museum, Zürich (2015).
Forthcoming exhibitions: Circular Flow. Conditions of Growth, Kunstmuseum Basel, (2019); final exhibition of the PhD project The Art of Warat KHiO – Oslo National Academy of the Arts, Norway, 2019.
In 2018, he participated in the Davidoff Art Foundation residency at Altos de Chavon, Dominican Republic.
In 2016, he was selected as artistic research fellow and in 2018, as PhD fellow at KHiO – Oslo National Academy of the Arts, Norway.
The Jungle Book, 2013-15 (still, detail)
Single-channel video installation, colour, stereo 12’
Courtesy of the artist and Labor gallery, Mexico City