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Art and reflection book.

I have interviewed and portrayed 20 different people, let them reflect on their identity as Greenlander today and what challenges they and society are facing from a Greenlandic context. The book is intended as a contribution to debate and contemplation, and the book portrayed affects various factors such as world uncertainty about the current Greenland, Greenlanders and prejudices about the tendency to see the Greenlandic people as victims. The book dishes mainly focus on the potentials and opportunities in the present and future of Greenland. The selected individuals representing the combined diversity and the very different attitudes that are in today's Greenland.

 Short info about the book: 

ISBN: 978-87-992835-4-5 
Title: Greenland - the world is, as we think it Preface: Julie Berthelsen 
Language: The book contains three languages - Greenlandic, Danish and English 
In a single release Number of pages: 184 + Cover Format: 29.5 x 27.5 cm. 
Thickness: 2.4 cm. 


 You can buy the book here:



Kunstavisen 28. july 2010.

Greenlandishness and Challenges
For the artist Linda Riber Greenland is both in her heart and in her blood. Though Linda now makes her home in Svendborg, she takes a living interest in her country's past and future. Through the course of three years, she has worked on a project designed to uncover "Greenlandishness and Challenges". She has interviewed nineteen different persons (and herself), most of who live in Greenland while a few live in Denmark. Each one of them has received their own little "bite" of the book's many large pages, which are replete with photos and painted photo collages, photos of great beauty and strength.

Naked hope

One of the touching things about the book is its gentleness coupled with the artist's almost suggestive ability to be convincing to her reader.

We meet so rarely a rock-solid belief that we can advance if we have the right attitude, a belief that if we have humility towards others and towards nature, a genuine humanism, a naked and strong hope, which soars over the firmament of the future - not as a beautiful dream - but as a genuine possibility. How has Linda Riber done this?

A totality of pure magic

She has chosen a score of representatives of the Greenlandic society (and regrets that none of the hunters have time for the project). She has talked with them (it must have been intense, genuine dialogues). She has taken pictures of their faces with her camera (but to a higher degree with her rare sensitivity for other's special characteristics). She has inspired them with enough confidence that they have confided in her their thoughts about their lives, about their (Green) land, about their joys, sorrows, difficulties, wishes and expectations. (She has picked the quotes and the fragments of conversations that could fit precisely into her vision - which are, mysteriously, also theirs). She has photographed the dearly beloved landscape (steeped in ancient history, an insistent present and worries for the future).

Finally, with the spirit and will of an artistically talented sorceress she has blown it all to atoms and re-assembled the individual parts to an entirety of pure magic. Conjured with brush and paint, metaphorically speaking cut and pasted until all of the words and pictures and visions appeared in pure clarity; played with three languages so the reader and observer no longer can harbor the slightest doubt as to how important this is, both for Linda Riber, for the other nineteen Greenlanders, for Greenland - and for the reader.

Much more than a book about Greenlandishness

If anyone should be in doubt, this book has captured my heart! Let me make this clear: this book is much more than a book about Greenlandishness and challenges. It makes you believe that the good in people is not just something we wish to achieve but something that actually exists.  Though its message makes its way- indirectly- in the frozen world of political themes it points no fingers let alone clenched fists.

The book is in no way artificial or pretentious. It does not argue. It just presents things, as they are experienced, with no frills but with an appreciable dose of the artist's stardust! A book for reflection, immersion and debate, as the artist herself writes.  Let me add to this - and for pleasure.

The book was released on July 8, the same day as the opening of Linda Riber's large travelling exhibition of art from the book in Katuaq, Nuuk.  The exhibition will move on, later, to Denmark, The Farrow Islands and Sweden.Linda Riber has exhibited her art in Denmark as well as in Europe, Greenland and the United States. In addition to being an artist, she is a professional occupational therapist.





I have invited a large group of local children, youngsters, adults and elderly people to take part in my art project "Open Heart". It is about the hearts capacity and qualities - and part of the project is also inspired from science of the heart.

Art installation: "Open Heart" has just recently been inaugurated at Centrumpladsen Svendborg City. Denmark.
If you are curious to know more about the art project you can find a (danish) interview here:
ou can see pictures from the inauguration here: 





Artist, writer and the owner of Atelier LINDA RIBER


  • Member of The Danish Artists Union (BKF)

Solo Exhibitions

  • Travelling exhibition:"Greenland - The world is, as we see it" visting 8 different Museums along the West Coast of Greenland, 2015 - 2018
  • Gallery GREEN, Denmark, 2014
  • Flensborg, Germany, 2012
  • Nordic House, Faroe Islands 2011
  • Nordic House, Iceland 2010
  • Taseralik, Culture house, Sisimiut Greenland 2010
  • Katuaq, Culture House, Nuuk Greenland 2010
  • Naturama, Svendborg Denmark 2008
  • The Greenlandic house, Odense, Denmark 2007
  • Sturehof, Stockholm, Sweden 2005                                                   
  • Katuaq, Greenlandic House of Culture; Greenland 2005
  • Gallery of Arts and Handicraft, Svendborg; Denmark 2003
  • Greenlands National Museum and Archieve, Nuuk 2002
  • Home Rule, Nuuk  Greenland 2002
  • Dahl Gallery, Randers, Denmark 2001
  • The Greenladers Hoouse in Copenhagen, Denmark 2001
  • The Greenlandic Houses in Aalborg og Aarhus, Denmark 2001
  • Hans Egedes Church, Copenhagen, Denmark 2001
  • Levins House, Faaborg, Denmark 2001
  • Various Art Associations: Faaborg Midtfune County 2010, Svendborg County 2008, 
  • The Ministry of Energy, Copenhagen 2007, Faaborg County 2006, Haderslev County 2006, Ringe County 2004, National Cancer Society 2004, National Tax Council Svendborg 2007 og 2003, Vejle Fiord Centre 2002, Mac Baren, Svendborg 2002/2009, Funens County Newspaper 2001/ 2010, Svendborg County 2000.

Group Exhibition

  • Travelling exhibition: "Greenland NOW" 2018- 2019
    Morsø County
    North Atlantic House
    Fredrikshavn Museum
    Kolding County
    Korsør County
    Albertslund County
    Hillerød County
    Vesthimmerlands Museum
    Vestjyllands Art Pavillon
    Gallery GREEN, "What you see, is what you get" 2015
  • Frederikssund Art Society, Nordic Artists 2015
  • Gallery GREEN, "WILD and strange" 2015
  • Gallery GREEN, Bruun, Dam and Riber, 2015
  • Gallery GREEN, Sanni Schmidt and Linda Riber, "Schmidt and Riber", 2014
  • Gallery GREEN, Lisbeth Berens Bang and Linda Riber, "Bang and Riber", 2014
  • Gallery GREEN, Hanne Olsen and Linda Riber, "Make Sense", 2013
  • Arke and Riber at SAK, Svendborg, Denmark 2011.
  • Gimsinghoved, Denmark 2011.
  • Gallery Weber, Svendborg, Denmark 2010.
  • Lions Club, Svendborg Denmark 2008.  
  • ART Copenhagen, The Nordic Art Fair Copenhagen, 2008
  • Galleri 2RN, Bornholm, Denmark 2008. 
  • Dronninglund Artcenter, Denmark 2008.
  • Museum in Tasiilaq, East Greenland, exhibition together with greenlandic children, 2007.
  • Katuaq, Greenlandic House of Culture"The Red Snow Scooter", Greenland 2006.
  • Nordatlantens Brygge,”The Red Snow Scooter”; Copenhagen, Denmark  2005.
  • Gudenåhouse Bjerringbro; Denmark  2005
  • SAK " Greenland Though Time" Svendborg, Denmark 2004
  • Guest at ”South Funens Art and handicraft” Fair Svendborg, 2003, 2004 og 2006, Denmark.
  • Guest at "South Funens Artists at SAK” Svendborg, Denmark 2003 og 2008
  • Contemporary Greenlandic Art, travelling Exhibiton in Denmark, arranged by The Union of Danish Art Associations 2001-2003.                                 
  • Special exhibition for Greenlandic art and handicraft, Musuem Færgegården, Jægerspris; Denmark 2001.
  • Travelling Exhibition "Nutaaliorneq" represented Greenland at HRM Queen Margrethes state visit to Belgium 2002, arranged by Greenlands Representation.
  • ”Nutaaliorneq/ New beginnings” has been showed at following places:
  • Natural History Museum, Smithsonian Institution – Washington DC. USA, 2005.
  • Gaaltije, Saami Culture Institute Ôstersund, Sweden 2004.
  • The Danish House, Paris; France 2004
  • GEOMAR, Kiel, Germany 2003
  • Historisk Museum, Tartu University, Estonia 2003
  • City Gallery, Kothla-Järve, Estonia 2003
  • The Gallery of the Artist`s Association, Riga, Lithuania 2002
  • Haus Gallery, Tallinn, Estonia2002
  • St. Gery, Brussels, Belgium 2002


  • Artproject "Greenlanders and identity" funded by:
  • NAPA (Nordic Institute in Greenland)
  • Cultural Fund Denmark Greenland
  • Juullip Nipitittagaa, Greenland 
  • The Royal Greenlandic Fund
  • Copydan
  • Grants from Greenlands Home Rule for the journey and stay in connection with artschool for children in Kulusuk, East Greenland 2007.                                                                                                                   
  • Grants from Greenlands Home Rule for the journey to stay in Katuaq in conncetion with the exhibition in 2005.
  • Funding from the Ministry of Culture for the journey and stay in Washington DC 2005 in connection with the exhibiton and event during the Greenlandic Culture Festival ”Cool Arctic Hot Greenland” Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution Washington DC, 2005
  • GLA Travel Scholarship, 2002


  • Christmas stamps, 2008.
  • Art stamp, Post Greenland, 2007
  • Two stamp issues in the series Norse Mythologi for the Postal Service of Greenland in 2006


  • "Greenland - the world is, as we see it" by Linda Riber, 2010.