Emelie Carlén has her main focus on questioning the gendering of power-structures based on the relation to- and the reading of history. She has an interest in how we come to adapt and identify ourselves depending on - and in relation to our surrounding mileu. In the form of video and installations, largely consisting of sculptures and mixed media, the central core has been in examining desires and its relation to objects and experiences, cultural structures and behaviors. How to use performative methods in combination with an artistic practice has been an ongoing occupation.
She holds a MFA from The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts (2018) and a BFA from Umeå Academy of Fine Arts (2015) with a previous BA in Art History from Stockholm Univeristy.