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Tanja Nis-Hansen

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2021

1988

Denmark

Sans titre (2016)

« (...) I recently began to leave the figures out of some paintings to instead see how the topics that I work with can be treated through text on the canvas or depicting an almost psychedelic architecture like that of the spiral staircase. These new works are an attempt to abstract my visual language from the flesh while still talking about the weird sensation of existing within a human body. »

PW magazine TNH

Tanja Nis-Hansen: In the Waiting Room


Interview by Christina Gigliotti for PW-Magazine


Read the full interview here

« The characters are not created with the intention to let them have their own personality or storyline, they are put into the composition as bystanders, conditions, actors or proxies for emotions, psychological spaces and social dynamics which are hard for me to depict otherwise. They don’t belong to a gender binary and their phenotype is mostly a bald, morphed, radiating and jaundice haunted one. I see them as newborns just as much as mutants or aliens. (...) »

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exhibition views, 'The Benign Tumour', 2019, Sans titre (2016), Paris & 'De Himlende Øjne (The Rolling Eyes)', Udstillingsstedet Sydhavn Station, Copenhagen

Tanja Nis-Hansen (b. 1988, DK) lives and works in Berlin.

She studied in Copenhagen and Vienna before achieving both her BFA (2016) and MFA (2018) at the Academy of Fine Arts, Hamburg under the supervision of professor Jutta Koether. She has had solo exhibitions at Sans titre (2016), Paris and at Udstillingsstedet Sydhavn Station, Copenhagen (both in 2019); at Come Over Chez Malik’s, Hamburg (2017). Recent group exhibitions include L'INCONNUE, New York (2021); SORT, Vienna (2019); Crum Heaven, Stockholm (2019); Rumpelstiltskin, New York (2018); Kunsthaus Hamburg (2018); Galleria Federico Vavas ...

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2020

1988

Denmark

Sans titre (2016)

  • Exhibition view at Sans titre (2016), Paris, 2019
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Tanja Nis-Hansen depicts hypnagogic states on the threshold that precedes the liquid, amniotic dissolution into dreams. Her world is a tumultuous one, full of arabesques, curls and upstrokes: the fire crackling in the hearth, the droplets falling from the sky, the magic trick of illusionist all appear to have been halted, numbed or frozen.

The perspective itself is swaying, the realm of the real dissolving, colors screaming without a sound. We are in limbo, in transit, and even the humanoid clocks and their smirking faces, a recurrent fixture in the artist’s latest body of works, obstinately p ...

A video documentation of parts of the performance ,Changing Batteries´ performed in 2018 at the Münchener Kammerspiele by CONNY (Tanja Nis-Hansen & Niclas Riepshoff)