February 1 – April 29, 2019
Jeannette Ehlers is a video, photo and performance artist based in Copenhagen, Denmark. Experimental imagery characterizes her multidisciplinary work, and for years she has created artworks that engage with resistance towards coloniality. On these changeable terms, meaning and identity are explored, in both a sophisticated and immediate way. Ehlers’s performative and cinematic universes delve into ethnicity and identity inspired by her own Danish and Caribbean background. Her pieces revolve around big questions and difficult issues, such as Denmark’s role as a slave nation—a part of the Danish cultural heritage–which often gets overlooked in the general historiography.
On March 31, 2018, she unveiled I Am Queen Mary, a public sculpture project in collaboration with La Vaughn Belle.
Ehlers has exhibited internationally including Frost Art Museum, Miami, US; CAMP, Copenhagen, DK; Wallach Art Gallery, NYC,USA; AROS, Aarhus, DK; MOLAA, Los Angeles, USA; The Black Diamond, Copenhagen, Denmark; International Slavery Museum, Liverpool, UK; 21c Museum Hotels, Louisville, Kentucky, US; Reykjavik Art Museum, IS; The McKenna Museum of African American Art, New Orleans, USA; Autograph ABP, Rivington Place, London,UK; UVP on Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse, USA; Brundyn+ gallery, Cape Town SA; Nikolaj Copenhagen Contemporary Art Center, Copenhagen,Denmark; LMAKprojects, NYC,USA; Dak’Art, Dakar, Senegal; Pérez Art Museum Miami, USA; Parisian Laundry, Montreal, Canada; Ballhaus Naunynstrasse, Berlin, Germany; and Museo Del Barrio, New York, USA.
Ehlers’ residency is generously supported by the Danish Arts Council.