Residency Unlimited

Dorte Jelstrup

Dorte Jelstrup lives and works in Copenhagen, Denmark. She holds an MA in Philosophy from The University of Copenhagen. Dorte Jelstrup has exhibited widely inside and outside Denmark. Upcoming shows include “The Beginning Is Always Today. Contemporary Feminist Art In Scandinavia”, Sørlandets Kunstmuseum, Kristiansand, Norway, September, 2013. Previous shows include Kino.Lab, Center for Contemporary Art, Warsaw, Poland, 2013, Galleri Lars Olsen, Copenhagen, Denmark, 2012, MUSECPMI, Center of Photography and the Moving Image, New York, USA, 2011, Galerie Mikael Andersen, Copenhagen, Denmark, 2011, Kunsthallen Brandts, Odense, Denmark, 2010 and Loop Video Art Festival, Barcelona, Spain, 2010. Dorte Jelstrup´s works are featured in the collections of prominent institutions, including the National Gallery of Denmark and the Danish Arts Foundation. Her works have been awarded by the Danish Arts Foundation, 2006, 2003 and 2008, and in 2008 she recieved the Grant of Honor of the Anne Marie Telmanyi born Carl-Nielsens Foundation, Denmark, for her outstanding oeuvre.

Dorte Jelstrup works in a variety of different media, including painting, performative photography, drawing, installation and film. Her works thematize subjective mental states of longing, desire, dream and remembrance. Moreover, the works of Dorte Jelstrup establish a link to the art historical modernism, primarily early avant-garde movements of the twentieth century such as Constructivism and Surrealism in a critical reflection upon the marginalization of modernism of a personal based world of experience and a feminine artist subject.

Dorte Jelstrup´s one month residency (July) is supported by the Danish Arts Council


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