Jesper Just (born 1974 in Copenhagen, Denmark) is a Danish artist, who lives and works in New York, NY. From 1997 to 2003 he studied at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts.
Jesper Just uses film technology and installation strategies as vehicles to create work that addresses complex contemporary issues through open-ended visual narratives rich in detail and metaphorical import. Using a mixture of multiple video channels, sound installations, live performance and sculptural and architectural interventions. Just has works in over twenty-five museum collections internationally, such as Guggenheim Museum New York, Tate Modern London and MoMA Museum of Modern Art, New York.
Just works exclusively in film, shooting on a variety of film stock, including 8 mm, 16 mm and 35 mm. His works which date from 2003 and before were recorded in digital video. All of his later works were shot on film and then transferred to HD video. The resulting images are dense and atmospheric. Their prominent soundtracks are conceived specifically for each film in cooperation with different musicians.
His works have been throughout Europe and the United States, including: the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA (2005), the Miami Art Museum, Miami, FL (2007); and the Witte de With in Rotterdam, The Netherlands (2007). His most recent exhibitions include: Romantic Delusions at the Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY, U-Turn, the Copenhagen Quadrennial in Copenhagen, Denmark, and the Liverpool Biennial in Liverpool, UK. His latest exhibition titled Servitudes was on show at the Palais de Tokyo in Paris, France from June 24th until September 13, 2015.