Jacqueline Hassink was born in 1966 in Enschede, the Netherlands. Following studies at the Royal Art Academy of the Hague, she graduated from the Art Academy of Trondheim, Norway, in 1992, majoring in sculpture. Now based in New York since 1996, she is best known for her global photo art projects that deal with the world of economic power. The work represents visual, graphic, and sociological maps of the axes of global economic structures. She also has a related interest in the identity of a space and what defines the private and public realms. Since 2004 Hassink has spend a lot of time in Japan where she developed several bodies of work.
Her first art project, The Table of Power (1993–95), was soon followed by other projects such as Female Power Stations: Queen Bees (1996–2000), Mindscapes (1998-2003), Car Girls (2002-08), Arab Domains (2005–06), The Table of Power 2 (2009–11), View, Kyoto (2004–14) and Unwired (2010-17). Her work has been widely collected and exhibited, including shows at Huis Marseille in Amsterdam; Fotomuseum Winterthur and Museum für Gestaltung in Zurich; International Center of Photography in New York and the Museum of Photographic Arts in San Diego; Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art, Toronto; The Tokyo Metropolitan Museum for Photography; the Saatchi Gallery and the Victoria and Albert Museum in London; Fondation Cartier pour l'art contemporain, Paris; Bologna Museum of Modern Art; the Guangzhou Museum of Modern Art; Istanbul Modern, Museum Folkwang, Essen and the National Gallery of Modern Art in New Delhi..