Henrik Olesen was born in Esbjerg, Denmark in 1967. His body of work investigates structures of power and systems of knowledge to reveal inherent logics and rules of social and political normalization. He researches various topics for his projects, such as art history, legal codes, and the natural sciences. One of his most recent projects is the creation of a historical and imagined portrait of the British mathematician Alan Turing. Olesen currently lives and works in Berlin.
Henrik Olesen is featured in Edition: Guest Editor, Tom Burr