Jesper Christiansen is from 2003 Professor at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts.
He was chairman of the State Art Fund's Board of Directors, the Committee on Art in the Public Space and the Visual Arts Procurement and Grants Committee in 2005-2007. In 2010, he created a large mural in the Crown Prince couple's mansion at Amalienborg Castle with motifs in the form of a world map with thought-provoking notes. He is therefore awarded the KulturBornholm Art Prize 2010.
Jesper Christiansen received the Statens Kunstfonds livsvarige kunstnerydelse Prize in 2009.