On Henrik Håkansson

Henrik Håkansson (b.1968) is one of the most internationally successful and well-known Swedish artists of his generation. In a career spanning over 20 years, he has consistently worked with the relationship between nature and culture, varying his expressions by using film, photography, sound and, not least, plants and live animals.

Born in 1968 in Helsingborg, Henrik Håkansson lives and works in Sweden and Germany. Håkansson graduated from the Department of Photography at the Valand Academy, the University of Gothenburg in 1991 and in 1993 from the Department of Sculpture at Konstfack, University of Arts, Craft and Design, Stockholm. He has participated in numerous international group exhibitions, including the Venice Biennial (1997, 2003), the Berlin Biennial (2001), the São Paulo Biennial (2004) and the Yokohama Triennial (2011). He has held solo exhibitions at, among others, Kunsthalle Basel (1999), Wiener Secession (2002), De Appel, Amsterdam (2003), c/o Moderna Museet at Riddarhuset, Stockholm (2003), Dunkers kulturhus, Helsingborg (2004), Palais de Tokyo, Paris (2006) and Museo Tamayo, Mexico City (2008).