julia mejnertsen

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julia mejnertsen (b. 1983)

i work a lot with loneliness and identity. these are narratives often repeated in one way or another. living abroad has made me rootless, often traveling and exploring alone, searching for my true self has made me melancholic in my photographic expression.

i am interested in camouflage of all kinds, be it literal or metaphorical. i am interested in man's (attempt at) domination over nature, be it serious or humorous. 

all photos on these pages are for viewing only. the copyrights belong to julia mejnertsen and cannot be printed elsewhere without consent.


//exhibitions//

2016

<steel, steam and wool>

december 2016. aarhus, denmark. part of the group exhibition '...for Christmas' at gallery grundstof


<heartbeat>
november 2016. montreuil, france. part of the group exhibition 'addiction à l'ouvre' at les roches


<how to flatten a mountain>

july 2016. dublin, ireland. photoireland / how to flatten a mountain group exhibition at rathfarnham castle - handmade photobook

 

<search for me in plain sight>

june 2016. copenhagen, denmark. part of the juried exhibition 'copenhagen photo festival juried exhibition 2016' at museumsbygningen

march - april 2016. copenhagen, denmark. part of the juried exhibition 'charlottenborg spring exhibition 2016' at kunsthal charlottenborg

 

2015

<highway 202 to karatsu>

september 2015. itoshima, japan. solo exhibition at studio kura

 

<search for me in plain sight>

nov. - dec. 2015. copenhagen, denmark. part of the juried exhibition 'the artists' autumn exhibition 2015' at den frie

july 2015. tokyo, japan. solo exhibition at 3331 nishikicho studio

 

<dark ops>

nov. - dec. 2015. swansea, england. part of shortlisted participants for espy photography award 2015 showing at elysium gallery

july 2015. copenhagen, denmark. collaborative exhibition 'the remnants' with photographer trine lee at the bunker

january 2015. copenhagen, denmark. exhibition at gallery krebsen as part of fatamorgana's winter exhibition 2015

 

<tell me, how do you pronounce a hyphen?>

november 2015. guatemala city, guatemala. part of guatephoto 2015 photobook open call exhibiting the handmade photobook dummy

september 2015. tokyo, japan. part of group exhibition at reminders photography stronghold

 

<club med>

june 2015. copenhagen, denmark. part of the juried exhibition 'copenhagen photo festival juried exhibition' in carlsberg byen 

 

<laundromat>

easter 2015. aarhus, denmark. part of the juried exhibition 'the artists' easter exhibition' at kunsthal aarhus


//residencies and workshops//

october 2016. paris, france. participant in atelier smedsby bookmaking workshop with christian caujolle

may 2016. enniscorthy, ireland. cow house studios/how to flatten a mountain artist in residence

january 2016. bologna, italy. participant in intensive book-making workshop with teun van der heijden and sandra van der doelen at toscana photographic workshop

aug. - sep. 2015. fukuoka, japan. studio kura artist in residence

june 2015. tokyo, japan. 3331 arts chiyoda artist in residence

may 2015. tokyo, japan. participant in 'staples and stitches' handmade photobook workshop with jan rosseel and yumi goto at reminders photography stronghold


//honors and publications//

august 2016. editors' pick on LensCulture (How to Flatten a Mountain)

june 2016. danish arts foundation grant recipient

september 2015. shortlisted for espy photography award 2015 

september 2015. shortlisted for guatephoto 2015 photobook award

fall issue 2015. note fashion magazine - personal essay 'en ode til tokyo' / 'search for me in plain sight'.

april 2015. shortlisted for gomma mono vol. 2

june 2014. featured in bitchslap magazine 


//education and experience//

may 2017 - copenhagen, denmark. guest teacher at fatamorgana, the danish school of art photography, masterclass

2016-2017 - paris, france. atelier smedsby (jh engstrom and margot wallard)

october 2016 - february 2017. paris, france. assistant to artist/curator veronique bourgoin

august 2016 - sep 2016. copenhagen, denmark. assistant to photographer marie hald

october 2014 - april 2015. copenhagen, denmark. assistant to photographer mette frandsen

2014-2015 copenhagen, denmark. fatamorgana, the danish school of art photography

2011-2013 stockholm, sweden. marketing executive, philip morris international

2010-2011 monterrey, mexico. tec de monterrey EGADE, graduated with a master in international business

2009-2011 copenhagen, denmark. copenhagen business school, graduated with a master in international business

2004-2008 copenhagen, denmark. copenhagen business school, graduated with a bachelor in japanese and asian business studies