Jonas Lund is a Swedish artist based in Amsterdam. His work revolves around the mechanisms that constitute contemporary art production, its market and the established ‘art world’. Lund employs a wide variety of media, combining software-based works with performance, installation, video, photography and sculptures –works that have an underlying foundation in writing code. By approaching the art world system from a programmatic point of view, the work engages through a criticality largely informed by algorithms and ‘Big Data’. Lund’s work is an attempt to question the way we operate within systems and what effects and affects this has on art, and perhaps even propose a better system. Some of his latest projects includes Paint Your Pizza, Public Access Me and an attempt to break the Guiness World Book Of Records of most comments on a Facebook post.
Jonas Lund, born 1984 is a Swedish artist based in Amsterdam and a graduate of the Piet Zwart Institute and the Gerrit Rietveld Academie. Selected solo shows include Flip City at Steve Turner Contemporary in Los Angeles (2014), The Fear Of Missing Out at Mama Showroom in Rotterdam (2013) and Curate This at Van Gelder AP in Amsterdam (2013). Selected group shows includeIl Delitto Quasi Perfett at Padiglione d’Arte Contemporanea in Milan (2014), The Crime Was Almost Perfect at Witte De With in Rotterdam (2014), Public Relations at the Public Library of the 1st of May in Moscow, (2013) Fast Connection Search at Internet Week New York (2013), the Festival international de l’affiche et du graphisme in Chaumont (2013) #FutureMyth at 319 Scholes in New York (2013), Transceiver at the Bemis Center for Contemporary Art in Omaha (2012) and Public Access Me, First Look at The New Museum in New York (2012). He has spoken at events including Rhizome’s projects in New York (24-Hour Telethon, 2014) and London (Seven On Seven at the Barbican Center, 2013) and at Eyebeam’s Monetization and Value in New York (2013).