Jan Peter Hammer was born in 1970 in Kirchheim unter Teck, Germany. Often working with video installation and slide projections in which real events are etched onto fictional stories, Hammer’s artistic practice revolves around narrative and the articulation of text and image. He has had solo exhibitions at Austrian Cultural Forum New York (2012); Kadist Art Foundation, San Francisco (2011); Supportico Lopez, Berlin (2010, 2012); Galerie Meerrettich, Berlin (2006); Elizabeth Dee Gallery, New York (2004); and New White Biennial, Los Angeles (2001). Hammer’s group shows include Differenza e Ripetizione, Galleria Lia Rumma, Naples (2012); Novel II, Gallery Limoncello, London (2010); and Image-Mouvement, CAC—Centre d’Art Contemporain, Geneva (2010). His films have been shown at Cultures of Economics, in cooperation with the University Munich, and several film festivals such as 25FPS -International Festival of Experimental Film and Video, Zagreb; Indie Lisboa – International Independent Film Festival, Lisbon; DOK Leipzig – International Leipzig Festival for Documentary and Animated Film; and IFFR – International Film Festival Rotterdam.