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Jan Christensen (born in Copenhagen, 1977) is a Norwegian artist who lives and works in Oslo, continuously exploring ideas of art and the means of artistic expression.

His works are found in private collections internationally, from Seoul to New York, San Francisco and Berlin, and in the collections of the National Museum of Design, Architecture and Art in Oslo and the Astrup Fearnley Museum, Oslo. He has held a number of advisory positions including Billedkunst, Prosjektrom Normanns, Tromsø Kunstforening, KORO’s public art acquisitions committee and Sparebankstiftelsen DNB Art Award, the Equinor Art Programme (EAP) as well as a being a member of the board of institutions in Oslo, Norway, such as (2023-); Trafo Kunsthall, Asker (2021-); Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo (deputy member of the board, 2011-2017); Fellesverkstedet, Oslo (2014-2019) and the Endowment of Ingerid, Synnøve and Elias Fegersten since 2017.

He has exhibited internationally since 2001 and also curated several exhibitions throughout this time. Institutional solo-exhibitions and projects include Kunsthaus Baselland, Basel; Artsonje Art Center, Seoul; Stenersenmuseet (later included in the MUNCH museum), Oslo; Galleri F15, Jeløya; Sørlandets Kunstmuseum, Kristiansand; Stedelijk Museum voor Actuele Kunst (S.M.A.K.), Ghent; Viborg Kunsthalle, Viborg; Kubus Lenbachhaus, Städtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus und Kunstbau München, Munich. He has executed a number of large-scale public artworks with the artist Marius Dahl.

International residencies include institutions such as IASPIS, Stockholm (2003); Villa Arson, Nice (2004); The International Studio Program of Changdong/The National Art Studio, Seoul (2004), The Irish Museum of Modern Art (IMMA), Dublin (2005); FRAC des Pays de la Loire, Carquefou/Nantes (2005); The Yeonhee-Dong 195 Residency Project, The Art Council of Korea, Seoul (2007); Montana State University, Bozeman, Montana, US (2010); SIM, Reykjavik, Iceland (2011); Seoul Art Space Geumcheon (SASG), Seoul (2012) and Viborg Kunsthal, Viborg, Denmark (2014).