"It’s very difficult, probably impossible, to quantify value in any meaningful way beyond market value, which is also what makes art truly magical." – Jonas Lund
The Swedish artist Jonas Lund creates paintings, sculpture, photography, websites, and performances that reflect critically on contemporary networked systems and power structures. He earned an MA at Piet Zwart Institute, Rotterdam and a BFA at Gerrit Rietveld Academie, Amsterdam.
Lund has been concerned with the emergence of values and the distribution of power in the art market since 2012. He creates his works with the help of algorithms and the viewers, who, for example as owners of the Jonas Lund Token (2018), have voting rights like shareholders in decisions affecting his art and career.
Lund has exhibited globally, with solo exhibitions at The Photographers’ Gallery and Whitechapel Art Gallery, London; KÖNIG GALERIE, Berlin; Steve Turner Gallery, Los Angeles; Växjö Konsthall, Sweden; Showroom MAMA, Rotterdam; Francisco Carolinum, Linz; and at the New Museum, New York. He has also participated in numerous group exhibitions including at Centre Pompidou, Paris; Schinkel Pavillon and KINDL Center for Contemporary Art, Berlin; ZKM, Karlsruhe; Vienna Biennale 2019, Witte De With, Rotterdam; and the Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam.