Emil Westman Hertz

Bornholm, Denmark
1978 – 2016

After studying briefly at the Institute of Eskimology at the University of Copenhagen, Danish-born sculptor Emil Westman Hertz devoted himself to art, achieving his MA from The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in 2008. He is a recipient of The Danish Art Foundation’s 3 Year Work Grant (2012) and Niels Wessel Bagge’s Art Grant (2013). In 2014 he was awarded Horsens Kunstmuseums Venners Kunstnerpris (Horsens’s Art museum’s Friends’ Art Prize) as well as ARKENs Rejselegat (ARKEN’s travel grant). He currently lives and works in Gudhjem and Copenhagen.

Major solo exhibitions include Holstebro Kunstmuseum, Holstebro (2013) and Horsens Kunstmuseum, Horsens (2014). Selected group exhibitions include The Armory Show, New York (2012); Eskilstuna Konstmuseum, Eskilstuna, Sweden (2010); and Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Copenhagen (2009).