Primarily concerned with perception and power in our internet and social media age, Ditte Ejlerskov’s pieces reflect the consumerism of mainstream culture. Influenced by fandom and her interest in the mainstream music and cult of personalities like Rihanna, Beyoncé, and Nicki Minaj, Ejlerskov’s artworks are driven by media literacy or critical media knowledge. Inspired by the goal to artistically display and utilise the aspects of the media world to act as a mirror to the political, private, and social situations of our time, her installation works, text, graphics, video, and paintings elevate pop culture to something worth examining and understanding.
Born in 1982 in Frederikshavn, Denmark, Ditte Ejlerskov attended the Funen Art Academy and participated in an international exchange to New York City’s Cooper Union School of Art. In 2009 she received her Master of Fine Arts from Malmö Art Academy in Sweden.
Her work has been the focus of solo and group exhibitions worldwide, in noted institutions such as the Museu de Arte de São Paulo, Frederikshavn Art Museum, Glasgow Women’s Library, and The Black Diamond. She currently lives and works in Skælskør, Denmark.