Julie Edel Hardenberg (GL)
Guilt and Debts (Speaker)
Julie Edel Hardenberg was born and raised in Nuuk, Kalaallit Nunaat / Greenland (GL). She studied art in Finland, Norway, and England before gaining her MA in Art Theory and Communication from the The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts. She lives and works in Copenhagen, where she works on her PhD: “Between power and powerlessness – the de/colonized mind” funded by Novo Nordisk Foundation, Mads Øvlisen PhD scholarship.
For the past 25 years, she has worked with identity and (post)colonial perspectives as an overall theme. With roots in Nordic and Inuit cultures, she has an insight into different Inuit-Kalaallit / Greenlander’s identities and self-understanding. At the same time her work explores the economic and social interdependencies between Denmark and Greenland and their impact on the Greenlanders; caught in a shared identity between power and powerlessness.