Julie Nymann

1987 // Copenhagen

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Julie Nymann is an interdisciplinary artist specializing in immersive video and sound installations. Born in 1987 in the suburbs of Copenhagen, Denmark, Nymann graduated from The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in Copenhagen (2024) and holds a Certificate in Photography from the International Center of Photography in New York (2012).

Based in Copenhagen, Nymann lived in New York from 2011 to 2017, where she developed her art practice. Her work has been exhibited both nationally and internationally, including at the M/S Maritime Museum, Helsingør (2021); Røm, Copenhagen (2018); the Museum of Science, Boston (2013) (solo exhibition); Tania & Thomas Asbæk, Grevinde Danner, Copenhagen (2021); Kallmann-Museum Ismaning, Munich (2018); Bröhan-Museum, Berlin (2017); Mixer Arts, Istanbul (2016); The Bronx Museum of the Arts, New York (2015); Fotografisk Center, Denmark (2015); Künstlerhaus, Vienna (2014); and Licht Feld Biennale, Basel (2013).

Nymann was awarded Maleren Helge Beck’s Memorial Scholarship (2020) and First Prize at the Bideodrom Experimental Film Festival, Bilbao (2012).

Other significant awards include residencies at the DEDI Art Symposium: The Tale of Two Cities, Egypt (2021-2022); Inter Art Center: Make Sound, Malmö (2020); BRIC: Media Arts Fellowship, New York (2016); and The Bronx Museum of the Arts: AIM, New York (2014).

Her work has been reviewed in publications such as Weekendavisen, Hyperallergic, and Dazed and Confused. Through a text-centric society. Nymann has developed a unique visual language utilises her dyslexia to decode surroundings, creating immersive sensory experiences.

Artist Statement

Julie Nymann’s work is characterized by its engagement with and close attention to the visual and aural environments she examines. Her installations are constructed as immersive sensory experiences where film and sound are dispersed in multichannel arrangements.

Through immersion into these environments, Nymann facilitates bodily connection to the places and histories she highlights in order to bring them into collective awareness. Emerging from the close examination of places and structures, her work acts to open them up, reveal their hidden stories and so allow them to be seen afresh.

Nymann often takes time to figure out how to tell a story, visually and sonically. Much of this time is spent conducting extensive background research, speaking to a variety of interested people and experts, and creating audiovisual studies through field recording and filming. By doing so she creates an informational and sensory backdrop that informs how each story is told.

Because of her dyslexia, Nymann has had to decode her surroundings in order to co-exist in a world of words. Through the sensory input of images, places, objects and sounds, she has developed a personal observative visual language, enhanced by the physical presence of place and that which cannot be written down.



2024 Master of Fine Arts

Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Copenhagen

2021 Bachelor of Fine Arts

Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Copenhagen

2012 One-Year Certificate in Photography

General Studies, International Center of Photography, New York


2022 Working grant, Dansk Komponistforening / KODA Kultur

DEDI Art Symposium, The Tale of Two Cities, Egypt to Denmark, 2021-2022

2020 Make Sound Residency, Inter Art Center, Malmø

Maleren Helge Beck’s Mindelegat

2016 BRIC Media Arts Fellowship, BRIC Contemporary Art, New York

Residency Program, The Ucross Foundation, Clearmont, WY

IAP, New York Foundation for the Arts, New York

2014 AIM, The Bronx Museum of the Arts, New York

Juried Fellowship, Saltonstall Foundation for the Arts, Ithaca

2013 Mixer International Artists in Residence, D’clinic Studios, Lendava

First prize, Walking in the mind, Bideodromo 12, Experimental Film Festival, Bilbao

Mildred Falk Loew Scholarship, International Center Of Photography, New York

Solo & Two Person Exhibitions

2021 The house that whispers, The Royal Casting Collection, SMK, Copenhagen

2019 Amniota, due exhibition Julie Nymann & Davide Hjort, Galleri Q, Copenhagen

2018 Restless Rider, Røm, Copenhagen

2014 A Song for Echo, Museum Of Science, Charles Hayden Planetarium, Boston

2013 People that is doing this, D’clinic Gallery, Lendava

Selected Group Exhibitions

2024 Fordelene ved at være ordblind, exit, Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Copenhagen

2021 M/S Museet for Søfarts, Lungs of salt, Oceanside, Helsingør

Grevinde Danner by Julie Silbermann part of Collaborations by Tania & Thomas Asbæk, Copenhagen

2019 5-50 Gallery, The spectral within, New York

Touched by the ghost hosted by The Department of Management, CBS, The Royal Cast Collection, Copenhagen

2018 Kallmann-Museum Ismaning, What is Love?, Ismaning, Munich

2017 Bröhan-Museum, KUSS, Berlin

Biennale of Contemporary Art, Modern and Contemporary Art Museum, Lebanon

2016 Den Frie Udstillingsbygning, Kunstnernes Efterårsudstilling, Copenhagen

Kanyon, Adimlar Sanata Çikiyor, Mixer Arts, Istanbul

2015 Ung Dansk 15´, curated Charlotte P. Schwartz, Fotografisk Center, Copenhagen

Art in the Metro, Copenhagen Art week, Nørreport Metro Station, Copenhagen

Bronx Calling: The Third AIM Biennia, The Bronx Museum of the Arts, New York

H20, curated by Friedrich Hadorn, filter4 culture voices affairs, Basel

Possibilities & Preferences, curated by Mehmet Kahraman, Mixer Arts, Istanbul

Take Ten, Rita K. Hillman Gallery, International Center of Photography, New York

Second Selves, curated by Alexis Avedisian, Distillery Gallery, Boston

2014 Paraflows - Intimacy, curated by Günther Friesinger, Künstlerhaus, Wien

2013 Licht Feld Biennale, curated by Friedrich Hadorn, Licht Feld Gallery, Basel

Selected Screenings

2019 New, Other, Odd filmfestival, Carlsberg City Gallery & Art Center, Copenhagen

2016 ArtBizTech - Technology & Art Symposium, Istanbul

BRIC Contemporary Art, Fellow screening, Brooklyn

2015 28th Festival Les Instants Vidéo, Marseille

Video Gecesi, Mixer Gallery, Istanbul

Videogramme No.6, The Low Museum, Atlanta

2014 Salonvideo, MAGMA Contemporary Medium, Romania

2013 Winter Series, Newfilmmakers, Anthology Film Archives, New York

Projections, Nitehawk Cinema, New York

2012 Anti Liburudenda, Bideodromo 2012, International Experimental Film, Bilbao


2024 Debate, Fordelene ved at være ordblind, part of exit, Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Copenhagen

2023 Sound and Learning, mini-conference, Sound Art Hub, Struer 

2021 Film lectures on Lungs of salt, M/S Maritime Museum, Helsingør

Debate on the possibilities of the living image, New Other Odd, Juxtapose, Aarhus

2018 KBH Film & Fotoskole, Copenhagen

2013 Pratt Institute, Photography MFA, New York

Selected Bibliography

2018 Weekendavisen, review, Kunsten blomster udsattesteder by Mette Sandbye

2015 Magasinet Kunst, review: Opløsning af idyllen by Maria Grzywacz

Politiken, review: Photograph in transition by Peter Michael Hornung

2013 Dazed & Confused, interview: Travelling inside the planets of the mind Hyperallergic, interview: A blasted-out planetarium nirvana

Népújság, review: People that is doing this by Bence Szeréna, Slovenia

Selected Publications & Catalogs

2021 M/S Maritime Museum, OCEANISTA, catalog, Helsingør

2018 Kallmann-Museum Ismaning, What is Love, catalog, Ismaning, Munich

2017 Bröhan-Museum, KUSS, catalog, Berlin

2015 Young Danish Photo ´15, catalog, Fotografisk Center, Copenhagen

Bronx Calling: Third AIM Biennia, catalog, Bronx Museum of the Arts, New York

Art in the Metro, program, Cph Art week, Nørreport Metro Station, Copenhagen

2013 Licht Feld Biennale 13, cataloged, Basel

©  2011- 2022  Julie Nymann