Born in Helsingborg in 1968
Lives in Stockholm
"Out of the Black into the Blue" (1997)
He raised the issue of a new sense of space and expansion of time created by video and technoraves in the "Get Lost" exhibition, Part I of "NOWHERE" at the Louisiana Museum in 1996. The core of the exhibition was "Z.O.N.E.(Zoo logical Optimized Nocturnal Ecstasy) for Frogs" where Håkansson created a mini-jungle to meet biological conditions for frogs and let frogs dance to techno-music played by a DJ. This made Håkansson the star of the Scandinavian art scene.
His art always use live creatures as media. Other projects include: "The Monster of Rock Tour (1995)," where crickets played music in a gallery using PA system microphones as if it was a rock concert, and "Out of the Black in the Blue (1997)," in which he exhibited the incubation of butterflies and bred them in the gallery. Håkansson even tries to have dialogues with insects and frogs---he sees the future of humankind in these creatures.