Hans Hamid Rasmussen


Born 1963 in Algeria. Lives and works in Oslo, Norway.
Educated at Academy of Fine Arts in Oslo 1989-93.

Norwegian-Algerian Hans Hamid Rasmussen refers to his artistic project as an “homage to the hybrid”, and in his embroideries he tries to give form to the experience of ruptures in language.

Rasmussen was born in Alger 1963, and French was his mother tongue. At the age of 7 he moved with his family to Norway, and he soon lost his first language. His work explores intercultural dilemmas and the possibility to express both the introvert and silent language he knew from Alger as well as the extravert language he knows from his upbringing in Norway.

Hans Hamid Rasmussen presents his first solo show at Martin Asbæk Projects, Shadows within the wall, in 2008 and participates in the 3rd Guangzhou Triennial in China. In 2004, he represented Norway at the Sao Paulo Biennial.

Selected Works

Biography / CV

Hans Hamid Rasmussen

Born 1963 Algeria
Lives and works in Oslo, Norway

2008 – 13 Associate Professor by the Oslo National Academy of Fine Arts, Oslo
2004 – 07 Program for Research Fellowships in the Arts at Kunstakademiet, Trondheim
2003 – 04 Associate Professor by the Academy of Fine Arts, Trondheim
1989 – 93 Academy of fine art in Oslo
1987 Photo Academy, Bauhaus school, Stockholm

Kasbah Walk, Martin Asbæk Gallery, Copenhagen, DK

Avtalt utstiling ved Galleri Amstedt, Skåne, Galleri F15 i Moss

Kunstnerforbunndet vindussalen Kasbah, vandre og tenke, brodere og tegne

Porsgrunn Kunstforening Invertert rom I og II Porsgrunn
Komparative rum, Martin Asbæk Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark

Vrang – Rett, Gallery SOFT, Oslo

Shadows within the wall, Martin Asbæk Projects, Copenhagen

Trondheim Kunstmuseum/Art Museum, Trondheim, Norway

Levanger Art Foundation, Østfold Art center, Fredrikstad

Installation with embroidery at Vestfold Art centre, Haugar in Tønsberg, Norway

Contemporain Centre Régional D´Art Sete, France

Artists House Oslo, Norway
Algeria Mon Amour, Stenersen Museum Oslo, Norway

Krognoshuset Lund, Sweden

Gallery Mors Mössa Gothenburg, Sweden

Bergen art – society, Norway

Forum Gallery in Malmø, Sweden

Algeria (Extract of Perfumes), Khartoum Contemporary Art Centre, Oslo, Norway
Skiptvet, Punkt Ø, Galleri F15, Jeløy, Moss, Norway

Weaving & We, 2nd Hangzhou Triennial of Fiber Art

Summer in the City no.10, Martin Asbæk Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark

Summer in the City, Martin Asbæk Gallery, Copenhagen
Lapparaile/Rotterdam Port, Patras Hellas

Kasbah Vandring I & II, Punkt Q Galleri F 15, Norway
Summer in the City, Martin Asbæk Gallery, Copenhagen
Tusan Tråder, Lillehammer Art Museum, Norway

Summer in the City, Martin Asbæk Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark
Prism: Drawing from 1990 to 2012 – The Museum of Contemporary Art / Museet for samtidskunst,

Göteborgs internationale kunstbianale
Summer in the City, Martin Asbæk Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark
Rackstad Museum, Sweden

Trondheim Kunstmuseer
Summer in the City, Martin Asbæk Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark

Summer in the City, Martin Asbæk Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark
Aspekte des Sammelns, Museum Essl, Vienna
Looking Inside Out, Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo

The 3rd Guangzhou Triennial, China
Present Perfect Portraits, Martin Asbæk Projects, Copenhagen, Denmark
Dialogos, Bergen National Academy of the Arts-Textile, Bergen, Norway

Summer in the City II – MAP Group Show, Martin Asbæk Projects, Copenhagen
MAD LOVE – ung kunst i danske privatsamlinger, ARKEN – Museum for Moderne Kunst, Ishøj

Summer in the City – MAP Group Show, Martin Asbæk Projects, Copenhagen
Liaf 06 – Lofoten International Art Festival, Lofoten, Norway
Østfold Fylke County Art Space, Frederiksstad, Norway
Norwegian Images, Galleri Brandstrup, Oslo, Norway

Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes in Buenos Aires, Argentina
Kristiansand Art Museum Norway
Momentum in Moss, Norway
North South Passage, Stenersen Museum, Oslo, Norway
Lev Art in Levanger, Norway

Momentum in Moss, Norway
26 Bienal de São Paulo, Brazil
Daa Att, permantent instalation in Fredrikstad in collaboration with Thomas Saenger and
Theo Barth.

Sites of Recurrence, Dakshina Chitra Madras,
Borås Art Museum
Group exhibition in Venice, Italy
Group exhibition at Lund Konsthall, Sweden

DA AT, Permanent installation in Fredrikstad, Norway
Refugee, Henie Onstad Art Centre, Norway
Material Matters (/Viewpoints), Norrköping Art Museum and Brandes Klædesfabrik,
Odense, Denmark
Bavf-NAF#1 the Bandung video, film and new media art forum

Permanent installation in Østfold Mental Hospital, Norway
Nordic Fundamentalism a round table discussion on the initiative of NIFCA and
Charlottenburg art centres Copenhagen, Denmark
Sculpture biennial Stenersen Museum and Lillehammer art Museum 2002, Norway
Transit Euro Cash Svinesund, Norway
Art in school Østfold County, Norway

Delicate Balance Six routes to the Himalayas, KIASMA
Every Day Images Every Days, Rogaland Art Centre Stavanger, Norway
Collection of Drawings, KIASMA

Edstranska Foundation Art Prize Rooseum Malmö, Sweden
Trekking in Nepal Himmalayas, KIASMA
Collection exhibition in Contemporary Museum in Oslo, Norway
Permanent installation in Halmstad University Library, Sweden

Contemporary Art Centre of Vilnius, Lithuania
Momentum Moss, Norway
The Word, Storkyrkan Old town Stockholm, Sweden
Come closer, Liechtensteinische Staatliche Kunstsammlung, Germany
Places, Stockholm, Sweden

Malmö Art museum, Sweden
The Scream, Museum of Modern Art Arken Copenhagen, Denmark

Nordic art – centre, Sveaborg Helsinki, Finland
Kulturen in Lund, Sweden

Wanås Castle in Sweden
Gallery Wayspa Gdansk, Poland

Gallery F 15 Jeløya Moss, Norway
Gallery C/O Oslo, Norway
Multiple shows Gallery Struts Oslo, Norway

Claudia C. Sandor, FJORD magazine, September, 2005
Samir M´kadmi curator Catalogue “Meeting Point” page 28.
Hans Hamid catalogue “Meeting Point” page 82-84

Halvor Haugen, Hans Hamid Rasmussen, Catalogue, Momentum, page 134.
Halvor Haugen, Hans Hamid Rasmussen, Catalogue, 26 Bienale de São Paulo
[invited artists], page 198-199.

The Hindu Feb 03.2003 «A sang am of arts» writes Sebita Radhakrishna.
Indian Express 29.02.2003 «Sites at Dakshina Chitra» writes PMM.
“The needle through the haystack” by Hans Hamid Rasmussen,
page 24-25 in catalogue “Sites of Recurrence II”
Texte Von Paolo Bianchi und Hajo Schiff, Kunstforum Bd. 173 November Dezember International,
page 236-238

Three days of lectures and discussions at the ARS 01 Exhibition KIASMA

Mats Stjernset, Hans Hamid, Catalogue, ARS 01, KIASMA
Hans Hamid Rasmussen, page 134, Unfolding perspective

Hans Hamid Rasmussen, «Delicate Balance», catalogue, Delicate Balance
Six routes to the Himalayas, KIASMA, and psages number 22
Gertrud Sandqvist and Jörgen Lorentzen, Hans Hamid,
«The Sexuality of Men», catalogue, page 70
Foundation, ROOSEUM, Art Prize
Critics, New York Times summer 2000, Herald Tribune, summer 2000

Juliana Engeberg, Hans Hamid Rasmussen, catalogue, Signs of Life
Melbourne International Biennial, page number 27 and 35

The Swedish Church in Stockholm, page number 33
Hans Hamid Rasmussen, «A smell of honey in your room, the smell
of honey surrounding me», catalogue, installations, Contemporary Art Centre, Vilnius,page number 7
Gertrud Sandqvist, Hans Hamid Rasmussen, catalogue, Come Closer
Liechtensteinische Staatliche Kunstsammlung, page numbers 60.
Gertrud Sandqvist, “Nedbruten”, catalouge, The Wond
Hans Hamid Rasmussen, Why I make embroidery, periodical no.3
Contemporary Art Museum, Roskilde, page number 18, 1998

Kim Levin, catalogue, the Scream, Borealis 8, Arken Museum of Modern Art Ishøj, Copenhagen

Gertrud Sandqvist, Stranger – Artist book, Nordic Art Centre, Helsinki

Collections/ Prize / Grants
1993 og i 2005 Malmö Stads Museum
1994 Museet For Nutidskonst i Helsingfors
1995 Göteborg Stads Museum Norsk Kulturråde Statens Konstråd i Sverige Oslo Bys Kunstsamling
1996 Østfold Fylkeskommune
1998 Museet for Samtidskunst i Oslo
1996-2009 Statens treårig arbeidsstipend
2000 Edstrandska prisen Kunstindustrimuseet i Oslo og Rogaland Fylkesmuseum
2006 Ditlefsens samling i København
2006 Ole Faarups samling i København
2008 Fidelity Investements art collection
2008 The Essl collection of Contemporary Art
2008 Trondheim Kunstmuseum
2009 Kultur Skåne
2010 Arkens reiselegat
2010 Vederlagsfondet
2011 Nasjonal Museet i Oslo
2012 Konstservice i Region Skåne
2013 Vederlagsfondet

2000 Universitetsbiblioteket i Halmstad
2001 Sentralsykehuset i Østfold For Psykiatriske Lidelser
2003 DA AT i Fredrikstad i samarbeid med Thomas Saenger og Theodor Barth
2004 Verket barne- og ungdomsskole i Moss i samarbeid med Theo Barth og Thomas Saenger
2011 Lørenskog Hus Invertert sol

1995 Gertrud Sandqvist,
Artist book : Fremmen, med tekst av Gertrud Sandqvist Nordisk Kunstsenter Sveaborg Helsinki,1996
Katalog: The Scream Borealis 8, Arken Museum for Samtidskunst, Ishøj København,1998
Katalog: Come Closer, med tekst av Gertrud Sandqvist Liechtensteinische Staatliche Kunstammlung
Side 60,1998
Katalog: Nedbruten, med tekst av Gertrud Sandqvist Ordet Storkyrkan i Stockholm Side 33,1998 Tidskrift: Hvorfor Broderer Jeg? Hans hamid Rasmussen Museet for samtidskunst Roskilde Side 18 1999
Katalog: Honningregn, Hans Hamid Rasmussen Senter for Samtidskunst i Vilnius Side 7, 1999
Katalog: Sign Of Life, Juliana Engeberg Melbourne Internationale Biennale , Side 27 og 35