Jakob Oredsson is an artist, architect and scenographer working within the intersection of these fields. He strives to generate situations which encourage curious, open-ended encounters between the work and its context, the perceiver and the perceived, while renegotiating these definitions. The work engages a dialogue regarding the notions of time, memory and representation.

Oredssons work is diverse and presented through a variety of mediums. It includes light and sound installations, drawings and sculptural objects, as well as public interventions. His primary practice is the creation of architectural installations both within institutions and in public spaces. These works are often urban interventions of a temporary character, inclusive and accessible works which simultaneously exposes existing qualities and generates new conditions.

His work has been presented at CPH Stage, Glyptoteket, New Shelter Plan, Moscow Museum of Modern Art, Atelier Hotel Pro Forma, 49B Studios, Factory Studios, The Cooper Union, The Watermill Center, The Prague Quadriennale, Momentum Kunsthall, besides public spaces in Copenhagen, Helsingborg, Fredrikstad, Moss, Budapest, Oslo and New York.

Selected works and projects

  • 2017 Gradual Exposure. Reflektor Light Festival. Copenhagen. DK
  • 2017 Present Greens (Landscapes Are Images). (X)sites - Kattegattleden. Helsingborg. SE
  • 2017 Potential Park (For Csepel). Csepel. Budapest. HU
  • 2017 Future Path (For Moss River). Moss. NO
  • 2017 Puls (For Christianshavns Kanal). Copenhagen. DK
  • 2016 Temporary Beacons (For Fredrikstad). Fredrikstad. NO
  • 2016 Spontaneous Walks (Copenhagen). Copenhagen. DK
  • 2016 Lucid Projections (For Enghaveparken). DFFF16. CPH Stage. Copenhagen. DK
  • 2016 Thermometer (For Glyptoteket). Glyptoteket. Frost16. Copenhagen. DK
  • 2015 Continued Entrance. Group show. Moscow Museum of Modern Art. Moscow. RU
  • 2015 New Shelter Plan Exhibition Space. Solo show. New Shelter Plan. Copenhagen. DK
  • 2014 Lyt Til Kbh. Collaboration w. Kristian Hverring. Copenhagen. DK
  • 2014 Focus Series. KADK. Hotel Pro Forma. Copenhagen. DK
  • 2013 Black Line. The Royal Libray. Copenhagen. DK
  • 2013 New York City Site Maps. Factory Studios. New York. US
  • 2012 Sky Line. The Royal Libray. Copenhagen. DK
  • 2012 Here We Are. 49B Studios. New York. US
  • 2011 Cooper Horizon. The Cooper Union. New York. US
  • 2011 You Are (Mirror steps). The Watermill Center. Long Island. US
  • 2011 Here (Wind). The Watermill Center. Long Island. US
  • 2010 In and Out. Group show. Moscow Museum of Modern Art. Moscow. RU
  • 2010 Solid Void. Ny Tap – Carlsberg. Copenhagen. DK
  • 2010 Erase The Play. Momentum kunsthall. Moss. NO


Residencies and research fellowships

Competition shortlistings

  • 2017 De Tre Broer. Permanent public light work. Århus. DK (selected proposal TBA June 2017)
  • Support and prizes

    • 2016 Københavns Kommune. Lys Forestillinger (For Enghaveparken). DK
    • 2016 Københavns Kommune. Glyptoteket. DK
    • 2015 The Danish Arts Foundation. New Shelter Plan. DK
    • 2015 Toyota-Fonden. New Shelter Plan. DK
    • 2011 The Pratt Institute. Tuition Scholarship. US
    • 2011 Prague Quadrennial. Gold Medal. Erase The Play. CZ

    Teaching and workshops