GAGPROJECTS announces representation of Joseph Häxan

Photographic artist finds local representation as he continues to make waves in the international art scene.

Words: Charlotte Middleton

Greenaway Art Gallery | GAGProjects, Adelaide, has announced that Joseph Häxan is joining its stable, as the young artist continues to make waves in the international art scene.

As a digital composite photographer, retoucher and filmmaker, Häxan has in recent years made a name for himself through his exploration of the relationship between human beings, nature and the occult. The Adelaide-based artist uses his own body as model, and is currently a finalist in the 2021 William and Winifred Bowness Photography Prize.

In 2018, Häxan graduated with a Bachelor of Visual Arts from the University of South Australia, going on to complete an Honours study in Photography the following year. The artist’s research into the psychoanalytic readings of the relationship between human sexuality and outside nature culminated in a body of work titled The Black Mass, acquired by 20th Century Fox to promote its television series American Horror Story.

The same year, Häxan was commissioned by Lithuanian arts and culture festival Yaga Gathering to design the poster for the event and produce a promotional film, which gained viral success on the internet.

Häxan has since exhibited solo and in group exhibitions internationally, most notably with Life Framer in their AFTER DARK traveling exhibition in New York, Tokyo and Milan. His work has featured in many photo-media publications, including Vice FranceDark Beauty Mag, Lens Culture and Collide Magazine. 

In 2021, legendary fashion photographer Nick Knight selected Häxan as a contributor to his media studio SHOWstudio. The artist was one of a curated group brought together by Knight to launch arts funding platform Contribute.To.

After first presenting a solo exhibition of his work in 2019, GAGPROJECTS looks forward to welcoming Häxan to its stable.

This article was originally published 24 August 2021.

Image: Joseph Häxan, Apocalypso, 2018. Framed archival inkjet print, 80 x 80cm. Courtesy: the artist and GAGPROJECTS, Adelaide & Berlin.

READ MORE

Gow Langsford thinks big

The Auckland gallery has opened a brand-new space, promising to be one of the largest commercial art spaces in Australasia.

Pia Murphy joins Melbourne gallery

Nicholas Thompson Gallery follows up on a standout show with an invite to its stable.

Maree Clarke flourishes in Florence

The artist’s international residency culminates in an exhibition with Murate Art District.

A new gallery you should have on your radar

PALAS has now opened its doors in Sydney.