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Breathe with Me

Jeppe Hein & ART 2030

2019 - ongoing

Jeppe Hein

Image: 'Breathe with Me' in Central Park, New York. Breathe with Me is an Art Project for the World by Jeppe Hein and ART 2030. Photo by Jan Strempel © Jeppe Hein

Life begins with an inhale and ends with an exhale. In-between we all breathe and live different lives. And yet, each breath keeps us together, connected, sharing the same air. - Jeppe Hein

Breathe with Me is an ongoing, multifaceted global art project by the Danish artist Jeppe Hein, and has since 2019 invited people from all over the world to participate in various forms of the project in Denmark, the USA, Switzerland, China and many other countries.

In collaboration with ART 2030, Jeppe Hein wants to bring people together across countries, cultures and identities through Breathe with Me. The artwork invites people to paint their own breath through long, vertical, blue brushstrokes on large surfaces in various designs. The brushstrokes make the invisible breathing quite visible and creates unity and understanding of the cohesion of man and the planet.

Jeppe Hein and ART 2030 invite and encourage the whole world to breathe together through a Breathe with Me toolkit that is free and accessible to everyone worldwide. The toolkit contains a manual that provides guidance to those individuals, families, communities, schools or museums who want to explore and reflect on art and the Global Goals.

See the upcoming Breathe with Me events below, or make your own Breathe with Me artwork by downloading the toolkit for free from the project website here.


Selection of Breathe with Me projects (including films, self organised workshops by schools, organizations, museums) across the world since 2019. Photos copyright of organizers.


'Breathe with Me' at the United Nations Headquarters & in Central Park, an Art Project for the World by Jeppe Hein and ART 2030. All photos by Jan Strempel © Jeppe Hein

© 2019 Jeppe Hein & ART 2030

Education and Community

Breathing exercise: Breathing Watercolours on Flags from manual. Courtesy of Studio Jeppe Hein.

As an invitation to the entire world to breathe together, Breathe with Me also includes an Educational and Community Workshop tool-kit that is available for download and use by anyone, anywhere.

Find out more about the tool-kit here, and share your community's version of Breathe with Me by tagging your social posts with #BreatheWithMe!

First Breathers

Photographs and still photos from videos by Jeppe Hein & ART 2030. Courtesy of the artist, 2019.

We rely on our First Breathers – people of action and inspiration. Acting as ambassadors for Breathe with Me we asked them to help spread the word and bring awareness to the project.

From left upper corner: Johan Köenig (Gallerist), Pipilotti Rist (Artist), Lukas Graham (Musician), Alison Smale (USG for Global Communications - UN DCG), Cyrill Gutsch (Founder of Parley for the Oceans), Bjarke Ingels and Ruth Otero (Architects), Julia Stoschek (Art Collector), Ralph Rugoff (Curator and Artistic Director), Shirin Neshat (Artist), Daniel Hum (Chef), Martin Bille Hermann (UN Ambassador of Denmark) and Pilou Asbæk (Actor)

Every time I see the blue wall it reminds me about unity, it reminds me about solidarity, it reminds me about how connected we are. - Amina J. Mohammed, Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations

One year after participating at the first installation of Breathe with Me in the UN Headquarters, the Deputy Secretary-General Amina J. Mohammed reunites with artist Jeppe Hein for a virtual Breathe with Me experience and conversation about breathing past, present and future.

Breathe with Me at C40

'Breathe with Me' at United Nations Headquarters with Luise Faurschou, Jeppe Hein and Michael Bloomberg, an art project by Jeppe Hein and ART 2030, Copyright Jeppe Hein, Photo by Jan Strempel

On the occasion of the C40 World Mayors Summit 2019 in Copenhagen, October 11, Breathe with Me, in partnership with the Danish Architecture Center, invited Mayors, decision-makers and participants at the event Why Urban Development Prevents Us from Living Sustainably (as part of C40 public program 'Live Like Tomorrow') to participate in creating an artwork for the world.

As part of Breathe with Me in Copenhagen, schools were also invited to take part in the art project. Based on Breathe with Me’s global learning activities and workshop manual school children painted their ‘breath’ together, in connection to the nation wide annual sports day.

Artist Bio

Portrait Jeppe Hein, 2018. Courtesy of Studio Jeppe Hein, 2018. 

Jeppe Hein (b. 1974, Denmark) is widely known for his experimental, interactive and participatory artworks positioned in the junction between art, architecture and technical inventions.

As an internationally acclaimed artist, Jeppe Hein has exhibited worldwide, including: the 50th and the 58th Venice Biennale (IT), Brooklyn Bridge Park NYC (USA), 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art (JP), SMK - National Gallery of Denmark, Centre Pompidou (FR), MoMA PS1 (USA), MoCA LA (USA) and Tate Modern (UK).

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