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