Lars Jan (b. 1978 Cambridge, MA) is a multidisciplinary artist based in Los Angeles. He received his MFA from CalArts in 2008. Jan is the winner of the 2017 Audemars Piguet Art Commission and his work has been exhibited by The Whitney Museum, Hammer Museum, Guggenheim Museum, ICA Boston, Ringling Museum of Art, Pasadena Museum of California Art, Toronto Nuit Blanche Festival, BAM Next Wave Festival, Sundance Film Festival (New Frontier), Portland Institute of Contemporary Art, and Istanbul Modern. He has held residencies at the MacDowell Colony, Headlands Center for the Arts, and the Princeton Atelier, and has lectured at both Performa and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Jan’s work has been covered extensively, appearing in publications including The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, LA Magazine, Modern Painters, ArtPulse, Bomb Magazine, Interview, The Guardian, The Globe and Mail, Evening Standard, and dozens of others. He is the artistic director of Early Morning Opera, a genre-bending performance + art lab whose works explore emerging technologies, live audiences, and unclassifiable experience. He is the son of émigrés from Afghanistan and Poland, a 2016 YBCA:100 artist, and a TED Senior Fellow

Lars Jan, Photo by Kawai Matthews
Lars Jan
Cambridge, MA, 1978

Past Exhibitions

Lars Jan: Slow-Moving Luminaries

Oceanfront, between 21st and 22nd Streets 07/12/2017 — 10/12/2017

Till It’s Gone

Istanbul Modern 13/01/2016 — 05/06/2016

Solo Shows

2018 (upcoming), solo, Charlie James Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

SLOW-MOVING LUMINARIES, solo outdoor pavilion, Art Basel Miami Beach, FL

HOLOSCENES / Anthropocene Suite videos, solo, Fowler Museum @UCLA, Los Angeles, CA
HOLOSCENES / Quaternary Suite videos, ’Til it’s Gone, group, Istanbul Museum of Modern Art, Turkey
HOLOSCENES / Quaternary Suite videos, ikonoTV, Berlin, Germany
HOLOSCENES / Quaternary Suite, TED Conference, group, Vancouver, Canada

HOLOSCENES / Quaternary Suite, solo, Pasadena Museum of California Art, Pasadena, CA
HOLOSCENES / Quaternary Suite videos, solo, Artisphere, Arlington, VA

ABACUS multi-channel videos, group, Utah Museum of Modern Art, Salt Lake City, UT

Group Shows

(upcoming), concept, direction, visual design, THE WHITE ALBUM (text by Joan Didion), BAM Next Wave Festival, New York, NY
(upcoming, THE WHITE ALBUM, Center for the Art of Performance at UCLA, Los Angeles, CA
(upcoming), concept, direction, text, visual design, THE INSTITUTE OF MEMORY (TIMe), Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, CA
(upcoming), THE INSTITUTE OF MEMORY (TIMe), Mostra Internacional de Teatro de Sao Paolo, Brazil

THE INSTITUTE OF MEMORY (TIMe), Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, MA
HOLOSCENES, Times Square Art & World Science Festival, New York, NY
THE INSTITUTE OF MEMORY (TIMe), On the Boards, Seattle, WA

THE INSTITUTE OF MEMORY (TIMe), Boska Komedia Festival, Krakow, Poland
HOLOSCENES, NYU Arts Center, Abu Dhabi, UAE
HOLOSCENES, London’s Burning Festival, England
THE INSTITUTE OF MEMORY (TIMe), Under the Radar Festival, New York, NY

HOLOSCENES, MDC LiveArts in association with Art Basel, Miami, FL
THE INSTITUTE OF MEMORY (TIMe), Portland Institute of Contemporary Art TBA Festival
concept, direction, text, ABACUS, Summerhall, Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Edinburgh, Scotland
HOLOSCENES, John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art, Sarasota, FL

HOLOSCENES, Nuit Blanche Festival, Toronto, Canada
ABACUS, BAM Next Wave Festival, Brooklyn, NY
direction, MAKANDAL, Guggenheim Museum, Works & Process Series, New York, NY
concept, direction, text, ODYSSEY OF THE ODYSSEY, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA

2013, ABACUS, Live Arts Exchange Festival, Los Angeles, CA

Contacts & Details

City of birth: Cambridge, MA Country of birth: USA Date of birth: 1978 Lives in: Los Angeles