Ivalo Frank

Athi-Patra Ruga

Ivalo Frank, born in Greenland to Danish parents, has lived in several countries and now resides in Berlin and Copenhagen. Holding a MA in Philosophy and Social Science from Lund University, she works as an artist and visual anthropologist.

Frank has made films in various countries such as Bosnia, China and Greenland and the content range from post-war portraits and post-colonial perspectives to in-depth interviews with citizens from the former DDR. Her films are shown in academic, art and film contexts world-wide, e.g. at the Humboldt University of Berlin, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art and IMC gallery, New York. Selected for numerous international film festivals, Frank’s work has been included in CPH:DOX and the International Film Festival of Cinematic Art a.o. She has won a number of awards a.o. the Honorable Mention Award, Los Angeles International Film Festival and Best Documentary Award, London Underground Film Festival. Having contributed to numerous publications, including Kritik (Gyldendal) and Asian Art Newspaper, Frank is the director of Greenland Eyes International Film Festival, the largest festival on contemporary Greenland, celebrated last at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington D.C.