Henrik Jakobsen was born in 1967 in Copenhagen, Denmark, where he lives and works. Jakobsen studied at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts,Copenhagen; Institut des Hautes Etudes en Art Plastique, Paris; and the L’Ecole Nationale Superieur des Beaux Arts, Paris. Since the early 1990s, Jakobsen has exhibited work throughout Europe, including solo shows at the Centre National de la Photographie, Paris; and the Nordic Art Center, Helsinki. He has participated in a number of group exhibitions and festivals, including Traffic, CAPC, Bordeaux, France; Shopping, New York; Nuit Blanche, Musee d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, France; Now Here, Lousiana Musuem, Denmark; Manifesta I, Rotterdam, Holland, and the recent Ontom at Gallerie fur Zeitgenoshisce Kunst, Leipzig, Germany. Jakobsen also collaborates with Jes Brinch, under the pseudonym
Burn Out. Jakobsen’s residency at Artpace was his first solo exhibition in the United States.