portraits by Jörg Koopmann©           

Lene Harbo Pedersen (*1968)
is a curator, photographer, cultural manager, a MMTCP meditation teacher - and a bar owner. After her studies in Art history, media science & management in digital medias she opened a bar in Copenhagen with her twinsister. Since 2011 she has been shaping photographic exhibitions, organising a yearly music festival and hosting cultural events at her bar.

The partnership into shared work, forming the everyday life at the bar was paused in 2016. She continues persistingly curating and sharing photographs at the Nørrebro joint partnering up with Copenhagen Photo Festival since 2013.

Since 2015 her main focus has been curating, photographing and editing. A fine debut filming along side Jörg Koopmann and editing 12 architectual films for Pinakothek Moderne / A.M. and the exhibition “Keine Angst vor Partizipation - Wohnen heute”.
Between 2015 -2022 she was curating and assisting Jörg Koopmann, shaping conceptual ideas for the big group shows, being two hardworking hands and an extra head into the exhibition space Lothringer13 Halle, Munich.

For the Photo Festival Fotodoks, München 2017 she created a varied program of lectures, panel discussions and film screenings. She also helped setting up the collectively driven festival - and since 2012 she followed and interacted into the proces until the festival was handed over to a new team in 2019. Trademark of that festival was the inclusion, networking, debating and an anually changing partner country that brought an interesting selection of the photographing world to Munich.

In her work with Jörg Koopmann she has found a common interest to facilitate a myriad of multidiciplinary projects, but it is in the curating process they work most intense and strong into the field of the interdisciplinary, having a big heart for photographs and videos, they are embracing a holistic mindset.

Nothing goes away until it has taught us what we need to know
_ Pema Chödrön

If the world is to be healed through human efforts, I am convinced it will be by ordinary people, people whose love for this life is even greater than their fear. People who can open to the web of life that called us into being.
_ Joanna Macy

It’s not what you look at that matters
It’s what you see

_Henry D. Thoreau