Jonas Jørgensen is Associate Professor at the Center for Soft Robotics at the Biorobotics section of the University of Southern Denmark. Jonas was originally trained as a physicist (BSc) and an art historian (BA, MA) at Copenhagen University and Columbia University (New York). He received the PhD degree at the IT University of Copenhagen as a member of the Robotics Evolution and Art Lab (REAL).
Jonas’ writings have appeared in peer-reviewed and popular outlets including artist monographs, exhibition catalogues, academic journals, anthologies, and conference proceedings. He has given lectures, presented papers, and organized workshops related to his research on soft robotics and robotic art at a number of international conferences and festivals including MediaArtHistories, ICRA (International Conference on Robotics and Automation), HRI (ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human Robot Interaction), ISEA, Pixelache, MOCO (Movement Computing), Aesthetics of the Posthuman, and POM (Politics of the Machines).
Jonas’ collaborative art projects have been exhibited internationally at institutions including Ars Electronica Festival (Linz, Austria), Chronus Art Center (Shanghai, China), Science Gallery Dublin, BOZAR Centre for Fine Arts (Brussels, Belgium), LAZNIA Center for Contemporary Art (Gdansk, Poland), Cluj Cultural Centre (Cluj, Romania), Forum Box (Helsinki, Finland), Kunsthal Grenland (Porsgrunn, Norway), and Nikolaj Kunsthal (Copenhagen, Denmark).
Jonas currently serves as management committee member representing Denmark in the EU COST action CA18136 “European Forum for Advanced Practices” (2019-2023). Together with Maja Smrekar he is a partner in EU’s STUDIOTOPIA program (2020-2022).