Jeppe Hein trained as a carpenter in the Danish town Silkeborg and he has previously worked as assistant to the Danish/Icelandic artist Olafur Eliasson. He was subsequently accepted at The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts and graduated in 1997. Hein supplemented his degree with two years at Städel Hochschule für Bildende Kunste in Frankfurt. Today he lives and works in Berlin.
In recent years Jeppe Hein has participated in a large number of solo and group exhibitions in Denmark and abroad. Venues including IMA- Indianapolis Museum of Art, Contemporary Art Gallery in Vancouver (2008), Sculpture Centre in New York, Carré d'art - Musée d'Art contemporain de Nîmes, Nordjyllands Kunstmuseum, Museum of Modern Art in Honolulu, Barbican Art Centre in London, Skulptur Projekte Münster, Tate Modern in London (2007), Centre Pompidou – Musée National d’Art Moderne in Paris (2006, 2005), Statens Museum for Kunst in Copenhagen (2006, 2008), Sprengel Museum in Hannover (2007, 2006, 2004), Galerie Johann König in Berlin (2005, 2007), Dunkers Kulturhus in Helsingborg, Tate Liverpool (2005), Marian Goodmann Gallery in New York, P.S. 1 Contemporary Art Center in New York (2004), the Venice Biennal and Fondation La Caixa in Barcelona (2003). Hein also exhibited at the Madison Square Garden in New York and at ArOS Aarhus Kunstmuseum (2009).
Hein and his sister Lærke Hein opened in 2007 Karriere Bar in Copenhagen.