Julie Laenkholm (b. 1985)
Julie Laenkholm is a New York based emerging artist born in Copenhagen, Denmark. Julie works in various mediums and defines her self as a sculptor. Her practice unfolds itself in an almost ritualistic manner with a particular sensitivity for materials. Through the haptic, she investigates the awakening of materials and curates her work in an seemingly arbitrary however precise manner in what she calls 'situations'. Expectations is a key word in her practice. Lately she has been working with a provesional approach to site specific performances using singing as a medium. In the Icelandic fesitival Listi Ljosi she showed a singing piece where the local fishermen of Seydisfjordur sang a poem outside of the local gas station where they meet every morning for morning coffee.
Julie Laenkholm received her Masters degree in Fine Arts from Parsons The New for Design in 2015. During her graduate years, she was a scholar at The Bikuben Foundation of New York, among various grants, like The New School Student Senate Grant, she received 'The Klint award' in 2015 for her work with light. Julie will in September 2015 be the first artist in residence at LungA, Iceland.