Jonas Lund

Away on Vacation

May 24 – June 7

Away on Vacation is an installation that consists of the artist’s Macbook Pro, an HD Camera, custom software and an Internet connection. The installation will be live-streamed to YouTube where one can see the Macbook Pro on an office table inside Lund’s Berlin studio with an ever-changing background of landscapes. The computer will run a custom software that enables it to create paintings entirely on its own by scripting the movement of the mouse cursor and the keyboard. A viewer can see the cursor moving, buttons being clicked and brush strokes being made, all with no one in contact with the computer.

The computer will open Photoshop and start creating a painting. It will use an array of symbols, brushes, and shapes all, relating to the idea of vacation and its opposite–work. Once the painting has been completed, the software will upload it to the website and post it to the aritst’s Twitter and Facebook accounts. The Away on Vacation live-stream will continue around the clock for two weeks beginning on the 24th of May, and by the time it stops, it will have created approximately one painting an hour for an estimated total of 340 paintings.

Away on Vacation will be offered for sale as an installation. In addition, according to the sales contract devised by Lund, the collector will also receive the right to have produced five paintings of his/her choice, one per year for five years. Interested parties are invited to contact Steve Turner, Los Angeles or the artist for more details.

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Jonas Lund (born 1984, Linköping, Sweden) creates paintings, sculpture, installations and new media works that incorporate data from his studies of art world trends and behavior. He earned an MA at Piet Zwart Institute, Rotterdam (2013) and a BFA at Gerrit Rietveld Academy, Amsterdam (2009). He had solo exhibitions at Showroom MAMA, Rotterdam (2013) and Steve Turner, Los Angeles (2014 & 2015). Lund’s work was included in group exhibitions at Eyebeam, New York; New Museum, New York; The Moving Museum, Istanbul; Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven; De Hallen, Haarlem; and Whitechapel Gallery, London.


2013    MA, Piet Zwart Institute, Rotterdam

2009   BFA, Gerrit Rietveld Academie,  Amsterdam

Solo Exhibitions

Away on Vacation, Steve Turner (online), Los Angeles

Your Logo Here, Steve Turner, Los Angeles
Versus, Växjö Konsthall – Norra rummet, Växjö, Sweden
Fair Warning, Whitechapel Art Gallery, London
MiArt (with Steve Turner), Milan

Legacy of the Void, Boetzelaer|Nispen, Amsterdam
Contemporary Gallery, New Shelter Plan, Copenhagen
Strings Attached, Steve Turner, Los Angeles

VIENNAFAIR (with Rafaël Rozendaal & Steve Turner Contemporary)
Studio Practice, Boetzelaer|Nispen, Amsterdam
Flip City, Steve Turner Contemporary, Los Angeles

The Fear Of Missing Out, Showroom Mama, Rotterdam
Curate This,  Van Gelder AP,  Amsterdam

Public Access Me, First Look, New Museum, New York
1,164,041 Or How I Failed In Getting The Guinness World Book Of Record Of Most Comments On A Facebook Post,  W139,  Amsterdam

Selected Group Exhibitions

Extracting/Abstracting, Steve Turner, Los Angeles
Art Brussels (with Steve Turner)

UNTITLED (with Steve Turner) Miami Beach
END-USER: Jason File, JonesSmithJohnson, Jonas Lund and Carey Young, The Ryder, London
CODE Art Fair (with Steve Turner), Copenhagen
UNRESOLVED, de Appel arts centre, Amsterdam
Temporary Highs, Bitforms, New York
Electronic Superhighway (2016-1966), Whitechapel Gallery, London

10 jaar jong, VBCN, Amsterdam
Space Program, Steve Turner, Los Angeles

UNTITLED. Fair (with Steve Turner Contemporary), Miami Beach
artBO (with Steve Turner Contemporary), Bogotá
Unoriginal Genius, Carroll/Fletcher, London
The Moving Museum, Istanbul

Paddles On, Phillips, London
Suchroutinen: Erzählungen von Datenbanken, d21, Leipzig
Il Delitto Quasi Perfetto, Padiglione d’Arte Contemporanea, Milan
The Value of Nothing, Tent, Rotterdam
Do It With Others, Click Festival, Helsingör, Denmark
Art Brussels, Brussels (with Boetzelaer|Nispen)
Return Of Investment, Link Cabinet, Link Art Center (online)
Out Of Office,  Arcade Cardiff, Cardiff, United Kingdom
All at once all of the time, VAMFF, Melbourne
Art Rotterdam, Rotterdam (with Cokkie Snoei)
The Crime Was Almost Perfect, Witte De With, Rotterdam

Momentum, Rewire Festival, Gemak, Den Haag, Netherlands
Dread, De Hallen, Harleem, Netherlands
They Live, Shanaynay, Paris (online)
Lack of Spacial Chance, Width: 700px; Gallery (online)
„local.#non.access, KM Temporaer, Berlin
Unseen Photo Fair, Cokkie Snoei Gallery, Amsterdam
Und alle so yeah, Haus für elektronische Künste, Basel
Public Relations, Moscow
News From Nowhere, Tent, Rotterdam
We See In Every Direction, The Rhizome Download (online)
Run Computer Run, GLITCH at RUA RED, Dublin
Fast Connection Search, IWNY, New York
Festival international de l’affiche et du graphisme, Chaumont, France
Eye, Ear, Hand & Heart, Click Festival, Helsingör, Denmark, BiennaleOnline, ICW Harm van den Dorpel, Curated by Ben Vickers
#FutureMyth, 319 Scholes, New York
OFFLINE ART: new2, Xpo Gallery, Paris
SPAM Cupcake, New York, US
DVD deaddrop 5, Museum of the Moving Image, New York
Paint Your Pizza, Eyebeam, New York

The Paintshow,  Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, Netherlands
Prosume This: High Definition, Nimk, BCC, Amsterdam
Projet Octopus #1, (online)
HOT, DVD Dead Drop, Museum of the Moving Image, New York
Temporary Stedelijk (7), (online)
Creative Now!, Worm, Rotterdam
AUSJUNK: JUNK JET NET.HEART SHOW, Ausschank Ost, Stuttgart
Sebastian Schmieg, Anika Schwarzlose & Jonas Lund, W139, Amsterdam
SPAMM.FR #4, (online)
This Click In Time, BYOB, Copenhagen
Transceiver, Bemis Center for Contemporary Art, Omaha, Nebraska
What You See Is What You Get, BYOB, STPLN, Malmö, Sweden

This Place In Time, Eddie the Eagle Museum, Amsterdam
This Too Shall Pass,  The Second Act, De Brakke Grond, Amsterdam
Blue Crush, BYOB Amsterdam at W139
Somewhere Else Before, Water Tower Art Fest, Sofia, Bulgaria
Collection Enlargement, Drift Station Gallery, Lincoln, Nebraska


2012 – 2013 Eyebeam/Baltan Labs Residency, New York / Eindhoven

Performances and Presentations

The Creative Imperative, The 12 Networking Truths, Stedelijk, Amsterdam
Internetional, V2, Rotterdam
Performing Encounters, District Berlin, Berlin
Appropriate and Accelerate – Art Under Algorithmic Pressure, Transmediale, Berlin

SUPERPOSITION Performance & Debate: Art And The Market, Stigter van Doesburg, Amsterdam
Exhibiting The Studio, Fons Welters, Amsterdam
24-Hour Telethon, Rhizome, New York
Scratch The Surface’ icw Gabriel Lester, Superficial Hygiene, De Hallen, Harleem, Netherlands

Seven On Seven, Rhizome, Barbican Center, London
Radio Calling, Tent, Rotterdam
Impakt Festival, Panorama, Utrecht
Test Lab V2, NAI, Rotterdam
Studium Generale, WDKA, Rotterdam
Monetization and Value, Eyebeam, New York

Born Digital, Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, Netherlands
Unlike Art, Unlike Us, Amsterdam


Prosume This, organized and curated by Kim Asendorf, Anika Schwarzlose & Jonas Lund



Langley, Patrick. “Review: Democracy or Data Entry? Jonas Lund’s Fair Warning“, Rhizome, May 25
Brownlee, John. ” Can A Neural Network Paint Perfect Works Of Art”, John. Fast Co. Design, April 22

Springerin, Der schwedische Künstler Jonas Lund betreibt Institutionskritik mithilfe von Big Data, Tilman Baumgärtel, April
Allen, Greg. “Pushing Strings: Jonas Lund Paintings At Steve Turner”,, April
Woeller, Marcus. “Wenn Gemaelde zu Trojanern werden”, Die Welt, January
Miranda, Carolina A. “Datebook: Abstraction and architecture, African American Photographers,”, March 20

Galperina, Marina. “Artist’s Notebook: Jonas Lund,” Animal New York, February 17
Baranuik, Chris. “Seven on Seven: Jonas Lund and Michelle You,” DazedDigital, March
Gorton, Thomas . “How to make money off art, one as at a time,” DazedDigital, April
Wagley, Catherine. “An Artist Uses Data to Create Paintings That the Art Market Will Love,” LA Weekly, June 19
Knight, Christopher. “‘Flip City’ Takes a Spin on Market,” Los Angeles Times, June 25
Jones, Rhett “Jonas Lund’s Assistant Are Making His Art While Being Live-Streamed, He’ll ‘Yo’ You When They’re Done,” Animal New York, September 4
“Het nieuwe seizoenL Amsterdamse galeries,”, September 6
Van der Werf, Huib Haye. “Jonas Lund,” Artforum, September 6, 2014
Gordon, Thomas. “You can watch Jonas Lund’d assistants make his art for him,” Dazed and Confused Magazine, September 11
Lasane, Andrew. “Artist Jonas Lund Has Set Up a Live Stream So That You Can Watch His Assistants Make His Art for Him,” Complex, September 11
Sutton, Benjamin. “Untitled Makes the Gradient in Miami,” Hyperallergic, December 3

Galperina, Marina. “Welcome to Text Free Browsing, You Are Now Free!,” Animal New York, January 11
Kimball, Whitney . “Here’s A Preview of a Year at Eyebeam,” The L Magazine, January 17
Reznik, Eugene. “Painting Pizza: From Digital Art To IRL YUM With Artist Jonas Lund,” Animal New York, January 30
“Paint A Pizza Online, Have It Delivered To Your Door,” Geekologie, February 19
Sutton, Benjamin. “Turn Your New Media Art Into Pizza With Jonas Lund’s Paint Your Pizza App,”, February 21
Amusement, “Pizza & Paint is the Best Combo Ever,”, March 7
Salditch, Zoë. “The Download: Jonas Lund,” Rhizome, May 15
Salditch, Zoë. “We See In Every Direction Official Surf Party Video,” Rhizome, June 4
Amusement, “New Jonas Lund’s Piece Makes Collective Browsing a Reality,”, June 10
Stinson, Liz. “This Wacky Web Browser works like a Ouija Board” Wired, June 14
Limer, Eric. “Sharing Your Web Browser with Random Strangers Is Horrible and Awesome.” Gizmodo, June 15
“Jonas Lund’s New Media STUFF,”, June 27
Byrne, Michael. “Jonas Lund Has Created A Factory And Marketplace For Online Collaborative Art,” The Creators Project, September 13
Amusement, “Spam 1.2, Digital Art Becomes an IRL Experience Tonight in Paris,”, October 22
Valentine, Ben. “Five Art Projects That Change the Way We Browse the Web,” Hyperallergic, October 3
Rao, Mallika. “Controversial New Project Uses Algorithm To Predict Art,” Huffington Post, November 8

Herman, John. “Let This Guy Take Over Your Browser,” Buzzfeed, March 21
“Jonas Lund Clones His Browser So You Can Watch Him Surf,” Rhizome, March 20
“The Paint Shop. Biz By Jonas Lund,” Triangulation Blog, June 30
Byrne, Michael. “Jonas Lund Created a Factory and Marketplace for Online Collaborative Art,” Motherboard Vice, September 12
Valentine, Ben. “This Click in Time,” Hyperallergic, September 17
“International Shared Residency Between Baltan Laboratories and Eyebeam,” Baltan Laboratores, October 21
Byrne, Michael. “With ‘Public Access Me,’Jonas Lund Wants to Show You Everything He Does Ever Online,” Motherboard Vice, October 23
Bosco, Roberta & Caldana, Stefano. “Un Stedelijk Virtual, Anárquico y Revolucionario,” El Pais, December 24
Dekker, Annet. “The More Random the Better,” Tube Light, December 31