The documentary-tinted video works by Swedish artist Jesper Nordahl have for some time been scrutinising the cause and effect of global developments, partly as expressed by the individual, and partly as a manifestation of the societal situation as a whole. Nordahl’s works suggest that the personally rendered narrative is inextricably interwoven with the complex web that constitutes our common history and our present political circumstances. The artist’s endeavour in time turns into series of interconnected works, not repetitive but deepening the field of investigation, thus becoming more of a train of thoughts elaborating on specific topics.
Jesper Nordahl was born in Sweden where he is also currently based. His work has been shown internationally, including exhibitions at Shedhalle Zurich, Index Stockholm, Artists Space New York, Grazer Kunstverein Graz, Kunstlerhaus Bethanien Berlin, Colombo Art Biennale Colombo and Dolores at EDB Projects Amsterdam. Nordahl graduated from the Royal Institute of Art in Stockholm 2000 and took part in The Whitney ISP in New York 2007.