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Jeannette Ehlers

Jeannette Ehlers (b. 1973 in Denmark; lives and works in Copenhagen, Denmark).

Jeannette Ehlers graduated from The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts (2006). Experimental nature generally characterizes her work. Image manipulation is often included in the artist’s photographic and video based works. On these changeable terms, meaning and identity are explored, in both a sophisticated and immediate way. For years Ehlers has created cinematic universes that delve into ethnicity and identity inspired by her own Danish / West Indian background. She challenges and explores the film medium’s ability to communicate in a visually fascinating and engaging language. Creating imaginative stories both with edge and sharpness, her work still retains a broad appeal. Her pieces revolve around significant questions and difficult issues, such as Denmark’s role as a slave nation – a part of the Danish cultural heritage that often gets overlooked in the general historiography.

SOLO EXHIBITIONS (selection)
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Whip It Good: Spinning from History’s Filthy Mind
Rivington Place, London, UK

Black Bullets
Architectural projection on the north façade of the Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse, USA

2014
Say it Loud
Nikolaj Copenhagen Contemporary Art Center, Copenhagen, Denmark

Black Bullets
Videokunst.ch, Bern, Switzerland

2013
Black Bullets
Parisian Laundry, Montréal, Canada

2010
The Invisible Empire
Rohde Contemporary, Copenhagen, Denmark

2009
Atlantic
Århus Art Building, Århus, Denmark

Interacting Minds
Møstings Hus, Copenhagen, Denmark

2007
Fuzzy Logic
Tom Christoffersen Gallery, Backroom, Copenhagen, Denmark

GROUP EXHIBITIONS (selection)
2015
Anyway, the wind blows
Brundyn+ Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa

2014
Black Diaspora Berlin- Decolonial narratives,
Grüner Salon in der Volksbühne, Berlin, Germany

New Media 2014,
screening, Trinidad & Tobago Film Festival, Trinidad

Rooted Movements
LMAK projects, NYC, USA

Possession,
New Shelter Plan, Copenhagen, Denmark

The People’s Game
QUAD, Derby , UK

DAK’ART 2014
Biennale of Contemporary African Art, Dakar, Senegal

CARIBBEAN: Crossroads of the World
Pérez Art Museum Miami, Miami, USA

2013
ZEIGEN,
Nikolaj Copenhagen Contemporary Art Center, Copenhagen, Denmark

Time To Pretend
1st Harare Performance Biennale, First Floor Gallery, Harare, Zimbabwe


Exhibitions


Exhibition: Embodied Spaces

An exhibition curated by Christine Eyene on the body, gender and identity.

Agenda


BE.BOP 2014 – Spiritual Revolutions & ‘The Scramble for Africa’
Curated by Alanna Lockward.