Born 1971 in Nuuk, Greenland. Lives and works in Nuuk and Copenhagen, Denmark
© Julie Edel Hardenberg
Julie Edel Hardenberg, “Mangfoldighed – søskende” (Diversity – siblings) (detail), 2003. © Julie Edel Hardenberg
Julie Edel Hardenberg is currently studying Theory and Communication at The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in Copenhagen. In 2003, she published the children's picture book Haluu, hej, hello and is presently working on an art picture book with the working title Den Stille Mangfoldighed. The book contains photographs and images centering on the overriding topic of “diversity,” which are taken from travels in Greenland during the period of June 2003 – July 2004. Julie is currently working with the theme of cultural diversity, difference, and solidarity as a contrast to mass media's conventional typecasting and the political currents. She is herself a product of two cultures, with a Danish father and a mother from Greenland. Julie's studies has brought her to many different parts of the North, starting with Grafisk Skole in Nuuk; The Nordic Art School in Kokkola, Finland; Trondheim Academy of Fine Arts in Norway; as well as the The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in Copenhagen. This has provided her with a solid foundation to both be able to put her current area of investigation into perspective and at the same time distance herself from it. Parallel to her artistic work, Julie has worked with scenography and installations for feature films, theater, as well as dance performances, together with larger national events such as the Nordic Council of Ministers' meeting and the Arctic Winter Games.
Contribution: Participates in Station 2: Aarhus Art Building, Aarhus, with “Mangfoldighed – søskende” (Diversity – siblings”) and “Mangfoldighed – forældre og barn” (Diversity – parents and child), 2003. Photo series of 19 x images in two parts, A2 format. Courtesy of the artist.