Jessie Kleemann (GL/DK)

Jessie Kleemann (b.1959, Greenland) is an artist, writer and poet. She is known for her provocative performance art, in which she has developed a form of ‘body art’ based on ancient masque performances. Like the words and enactments in different performance videos, she uses the artist’s body as a living canvas, often incorporating it into her exhibitions. Her first independent poetry collection was Taallat. Digte. Poems, published in 1997. Kleemann has presented her work in several Nordic and international exhibitions, like at the Anchorage Museum, USA, KATUAQ, Greenland, KNIPSU Gallery, Norway, and at the Liverpool Biennal of Contemporary Art, England.

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