Performance artist, artistic director, curator, teacher & researcher

(*1966, Hjørring, Denmark)
I hold a Ph.D. in Information & Media Studies from Aarhus University and I have worked with digital media and performance art for more than 20 years. As a practicing artist I have created performances, lectures and installations which often include digital, interactive and generative media. My work frequently has a queer perspective which question norms and aesthetics regarding gender and identity and the representation of the body. The pieces have been presented in different formats and venues ranging from art academies, galleries, theater festivals, TV interviews and site specific events all over Europe.

In both solo works and collaborative productions I strive to be an imaginative physical artist developing engaging characters. I have studied puppetry at The Ernst Busch Academy of Dramatic Art, Berlin, Germany and image work with Kitt Johnson, X-act, Copenhagen, DK. I live in Copenhagen where I work as the artistic director of the live art venue Warehouse9 established in 2007.

Academic Education
M.A./Ph.d. i Information & Media Studies, Aarhus University 1995/2005

Dance, Animation and Puppet Theater Education
1997-2007 Open Training – Image Work & Release
2001 Image Work (Workshop) by Kitt Johnson, Dansens Hus, Copenhagen (2001)
1999 Marionette and Physical movement (Workshop) Michael Meschke, National Danish School of Theater, Copenhagen
1998 Butoh – Workshop: Drawing the Moment – Yoko Kaseki & Marc Ates, LopLop, Berlin
1998 Biomekanik – Meyerholds acting technique (Workshop) by Bogdanov (Moscow), Theater School Ernst Busch, Berlin
1998 1999 Puppet theater, acting & physical theater
Theater School “Ernst Bush”, Berlin course by Prof. Hartmut Lorenz Dept. Of puppet theater

Professional Background
2009-present Artistic Director of the live art venue Warehouse 9, Copenhagen, DK
2013 Producer & Co-director, Neo Reality shows, Warehouse9, Copenhagen, DK
2011 Producer, Feminists In Space Festival 2011, Warehouse9, KCopenhagen, DK
2010-2011 Producer NEW BURLESQUE FESTIVAL 2010-11, Warehouse9, Copenhagen, DK
2008 Artistic director for the visual concept and performer in the Musical ”Bang Bang” by Kenneth Bager, directed by Signe Fabricius (Premiere 2. October)
2008 Project manager and designer of the media art & performance database ”PRAMbase” supported by the Nordic Cultural Fund
2007-2006 Guest Lecturer at the Royal Danish Art Academy in Performance Art, Copenhagen, DK
2007-2005 Workshop leader “Digital Media for the stage arts”, Odsherred Theater School, Odsherred, Denmark
2006 Project leader and planner for Copenhagen Queer Festival 2006
2006 Project leader for the Nordic art Network (Practice driven Research in Art & Media)
2006-2001 Associate researcher at the Smart Lab Centre, St. Martins College of Art, London, UK

Curatorial Work
April 2016 International Performance Art Festival
Curated with Gritt Uldall-Jessen og Emma Møller

April 2015 International Performance Art Festival
Curated with Gritt Uldall-Jessen og Michiel Tange Van Leeuwen

November 2012 International Performance art Festival 2012 at, Copenhagen curated with Gritt-Uldall Jessen and Sarah Armstrong


April – Juni 2010 – Forced Movements af Niko Raes
Performaces, exhibition & Artist Talk (DIVA Residency) Warehouse 9, Copenhagen co. curated with Gritt Uldall-Jessen

August – December 2009 The Portrait Project af J. Jackie Baier Artistic development, photo exhibition & Artist talk (DIVA Residency), Warehouse 9, Denmark

Oktober 2009 International Performance art Festival 2009 curated with Gritt-Uldall Jessen

Juli 2009 Urban Meltdown, Queer Group Exhibition part of World Outgames Art Cruising, Råhuset København, DK

August 2008 Body Images – Gender Realities International Performance Art Festival & Photo Exhibition,
Warehouse 9, Denmark del af PSi # 14 conference INTERREGNUM: In Between States, August 20 – 24, 2008

August 2007 Berliner Fleisch by J. Jackie Baier – Photo exhibition, Warehouse 9, Denmark

Juli 2006 Copenhagen Queer Festival, International Festival for Music, Art, Performance & Activism.
Curator for music & performance program.