Emil Westman Hertz was born in 1978 and lives and works in Gudhjem and Copenhagen. He studied Eskimology at the University of Copenhagen (1999-2000) and has an MA from the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts (2008). Among other things, he has had a large solo exhibition at Horsens Art Museum in 2014. In 2012 he received the 3-year work grant from the Danish Arts Foundation.