Jeannette Ehlers

Based in Copenhagen, Denmark. Jeannette Ehlers graduated from The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts 2006. For years she 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. Her pieces revolve around big questions and difficult issues, such as Denmark's role as a slave nation - part of the Danish cultural heritage, which often gets overlooked in the general historiography. She has had a major solo presentation of her works at Nikolaj Copenhagen Contemporary Art Center, and her works were also part of the group show CARIBBEAN: Crossroads of the World, Pérez Art Museum Miami as well as DAK’ART 2014, Biennale of Dakar, Senegal among more.