Ellen Dahl is a visual artist and researcher originally from the arctic north of Norway. She now lives and works on Gadigal land (Sydney) Australia. Working across photography, video, sound and installation, her practice explores the expanded field of the photographic medium and its potential to engage new critical, poetic and aesthetic conditions for assembling ecological meaning and geological imagination. Ellen received a Masters of Fine Arts from Sydney College of the Arts, University of Sydney and is a PhD candidate at School of Creative Arts, University of Tasmania.
The artist has exhibited extensively throughout Australia, including Australian Centre for Photography, Sydney; National Portrait Gallery, Canberra; Centre for Contemporary Photography, Melbourne; ANU Gallery, Canberra; Hazelhurst Regional Gallery, and Verge Gallery, Sydney. Most recently she has been finalist in The Fauvette Loureiro Memorial Scholarship (2021), HIDDEN sculpture Award (2022), The Josephine Ulrick & Winn Schubert Photographic Award (2022), Hazelhurst Works on Paper (2021), and won the judges Commendation prize in the Contemporary Landscapes in Photography award (CLIP) in 2017. In August 2019 she co-coordinated/curated the Light Matter project – a symposium on the expanded field of photography held at University of Technology Sydney in conjunction with an exhibition at the Australian Centre for Photography in Sydney. Between 2017 – 2019, she organized three iterations across three (Australian) states of the artist-led project Vanishing Point, presenting five very diverse female lens-based artistic practices linked through the concept of the island.
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