hakan (at) jonson.net

Curriculum Vitae; artist, programmer and publisher. Born 1978, lives and works in Stockholm. Work includes digital art, software development, print making, book crafting and paintings. One half of Irrlicht; a publishing house and record company which primary focus is the contemporary art scene.

"Scanning — Printing" (2018)

w/ Jonas (J) Magnusson & Cecilia Grönberg


Autonomous publishing installation for the 79th edition of OEI.

"The 79th edition of OEI magazine stands out from previous editions. It is published as a spatial presentation and is an experimental montage of different editorial practices in an expanded field between art, poetry, film, documents, theory and historiography."


OEI #79 — EDIT/PUBLISH/DISTRIBUTE!, Moderna Museet, Stockholm, February - March 2018.

"Transformer " (2017/18)



"Transformer" is a collection of algorithmically modified mammals, which of some lives in a simulation - others are represented as woodcuts, paintings, prints, etc.

"Encyclopedia" (2015)

w/ Johannes Heldén

Photo: Aage A. Mikalsen/ Kunsthall Trondheim

"Encyclopedia" is a text generator that creates encyclopedic entries for extinct fictive animal species. It aims to put a gentle focus on the state of the planet, meanwhile exploring the possibilities of digital literature and art.


Impakt Festival, Utrecht, Netherlands, 2019.
Cecilia Hillström Gallery, Stockholm, Sweden, 2019.
Desert X, Coachella Valley, USA, 2019.
Riga International Biennial of Contemporary Art (RIBOCA), Riga, Latvia, 2018.
Et Nytt Vi, Kunsthall Trondheim, Norway, 2017.
21st International Symposium on Electronic Art, Vancouver, Canada, August 2015.
Electronic Literature Organization Conference, Bergen, Norway, August 2015.

"Nollpunkten" (2014/15)



"Nollpunkten" (point zero) is a series of oil painting which aims towards nothingness; eight anonymous figurative paintings with the ambition to completly reduce narrative or subject. Even though figurative, the lack of all specific associative elements makes the paintings themselves utterly materalistic and abstract. What is left is the viewers own associative point zero.

"Evolution" (2013/14)

w/ Johannes Heldén


"Evolution" is an artwork designed to emulate the texts and music of poet and artist Johannes Heldén. With Evolution we aim to examine and dissect the role of the author; when new poetry that resembles the work of the original author is created or presented through an algorithm, is it possible to make the distinction between "author" and "programmer"?


"Evolution" code, content and other material is available in the book (ISBN 97-89-18590566-9) published by OEI Editör (2014).


Radikal Salong, Stadsteatern, Stockholm, 2019.
Language and the Interface, International Conference on Digital Literary Studies, Coimbra, Portugal, May 2015.
Chercher Le Texte, Centre Pompidou, Paris, France, September 2014.
The 6th International Conference on Interactive Digital Storytelling (ICIDS), Istanbul, Turkey, November 2014.
Lumen Prize Exhibition, Cardiff (UK), Athens (Greece), New York (USA), Amsterdam (Netherlands, Jan. 2015), London (UK, May 2015).
OEI Colour Project, Stockholm, Sweden, May 2014. Hastac, (an early draft) Toronto, Canada, May 2013.


The N. Katherine Hayles Award for Electronic Litterature
The Lumen Prize Shortlist

History Revisited

Things from the past, some worth mention, others kept here for sentimental reasons.

"Slutförvar" (2013)

Hand made book (written by Kristofer Flensmarck); cyanotype prints, photography, etc. 100 copies, published by Irrlicht.

"Aeronautics" (2013)

Series of 6 oil paintings looking at the planet from above; the atmosphere, air pollution, weather phenomenas, etc.

"System" (2012/13)

Hand made book (written by Johannes Heldén); van Dyke prints, embossing, etc. 100 copies, published by Irrlicht.

"Det ska se ut som slutet" (2012)

Cover art and conceptual work for the album by Swedish post-punk band "Diskoteket". Released by Irrlicht.

"Nedjal Echtal" (2012)

Cover art for the audio piece by Pär Thörn; released by Zeon Light Kassett.

"A Collection of Blind Birds" (2011)

Pen sketches. Fragments published in the Liverpool based publication Drawing Paper.

"F P S" (2011)

Hand made book (written by Kristofer Flensmarck). 300 copies, published by Irrlicht.

"Katalys" (2010/11)

Series of 8 oil paintings loosely based upon Arthur C. Clarkes Space Odyssey. Executed during 2010-2011 and partly published in the swedish art and litterature magazine "Rymden" in December 2011 (unfortunately no longer available).

"Den vita staden" (2011)

Hand made book (written by Jessica Andersson). 300 copies, published by Irrlicht.

"Misantropi för nybörjare" (2010)

Cover art and conceptual work for the album by "Chicagojazzen". Released by Irrlicht.

"Skinnskatteberg" (2008)

Musician in the film by Jesper Ganslandt featuring music by Erik Enocksson. Filmed in the summer of 2008 and released on DVD in 2011 by Gothenborg based label Kning Disk.