Jesper Nordahl was born in Sweden where he is also currently based.

The documentary-tinted video works by Jesper Nordahl have for some time been scrutinising the cause and effect of global developments, partly as expressed by the individual, and partly as a manifestation of the societal situation as a whole. Nordahl’s works suggest that the personally rendered narrative is inextricably interwoven with the complex web that constitutes our common history and our present political circumstances. The artist’s endeavour in time turns into series of interconnected works, not repetitive but deepening the field of investigation, thus becoming more of a train of thoughts elaborating on specific topics.

Nordahls’ work has been

shown internationally, including exhibitions at Shedhalle Zurich, Modern Museum Stockholm, Index Stockholm, Artists Space New York, Grazer Kunstverein Graz, Kunstlerhaus Bethanien Berlin, Colombo Art Biennale 2012 and Dolores at EDB Projects Amsterdam.
Nordahl graduated from the

Royal Institute of Art in Stockholm 2000 and he took part in The Whitney ISP in New York


He has lived in Sri Lanka in 1982-84 when his father was working with SIDA and Skanska to build the Kotmale Dam. He has since returned several times to Sri Lanka, twice for residencies at the Theertha International Artists Collective. He also had residencies at Iaspis studio in Stockholm and Kunstlerhaus Bethanien in Berlin.