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Jeanette Ehlers

Jeannette Ehlers  is a Caribbean diaspora visual artist born and based in Denmark. Ehlers studied at The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in Denmark in 2006. Through digitally manipulated photographs and videos, she engages with coloniality, decoloniality, blackness and black identity, among them Denmark’s role as a slave nation - part of Danish cultural heritage, which often gets overlooked in the general historiography.  For years, she has created cinematic universes that delve into ethnicity and identity inspired by her own Danish / West Indian background and challenges the film medium's ability to communicate in a visually fascinating and engaging language. She has exhibited her work internationally, for instance in Denmark, Germany, Korea, The Netherlands, The United Kingdom and The United States.