Ditte Knus Tønnesen (b. 1982) is a Danish artist and independent curator based in Copenhagen. Working with photography in a much conceptual way, she tests, questions and expands the medium through a variety of different techniques and traditions. In her work she often creates a conversation between the handmade and the digital embodied though antiquated and contemporary techniques.
Knus Tønnesen studied at the Fine Art Photography department at The Glasgow School of Art (2005-2008), with exchange to Kyoto Seika University, Japan. Currently she is a part time student at Bergen Art Academy, finishing a MA in Curatorial Practice this summer (2021).
Knus Tønnesen was co-director of the artist-run non-profit exhibition space GREEN IS GOLD (2011-2017), together with artist Amalie Bønnelycke Lunøe (DK). She is co-founder of Void & Co. an inclusive platform for visual art projects, and co-curator of the art program at Heartland a festival focusing on live talks, music, food and contemporary art.
In 2020 she curated Ny Nordisk Mæthed, a ground exhibition in four acts showing work by Søren Aagaard, Augusta Sørensen, Jesper Aabille at Fotografisk Center and Nature Workshop Streyf in Copenhagen (DK). #nynordiskmaethed
Ditte Knus Tønnesen has exhibited widely across the globe: Sculptural Landscapes, curated by Trine Stephensen, Galleri Format, Malmö (2021), Interdimensionale II, curated by Søren Hüttel and Søren Brøgger, Gammelgaard, Herlev (2020), The Octopus Waffle Lab, solo show with the duo Void & Co., Open source Gallery, New York, USA (2020), Knowing Me Knowing You, Künstlerhaus Bregenz, Austria (2018), What Remains, curated by Silja Leifsdottir, Fotogalleriet, Oslo (2017), Nature Encounters, J.F. Willumsens Museum, DK (2015/16), Dissolving Boundaries, solo show, Gether Contemporary, DK (2015), Jeune Création Européenne Biennale, Biennale (on tour 2015-17), If it's fixed, break it, Galleri Christoffer Egelund, DK (2015), Everything Is Connected, Neter Proyectos, Mexico City (2014), Inner and Outer Landscapes, Fotografisk Center, DK (on tour 2014-15), Warm Moving Bodies, Kunstvlaai, Amstel Park, Amsterdam (2014), The Naked, Marrakech Biënnale, Morocco (2014), Twin City, Seydisfjordur/Iceland & Melbu/Norway (2014), Young Danish Photography '13, Fotografisk Center, DK (2013).
Upcoming exhibitions: Soil Studies - New Danish Photography of Nature, curated by Gallery Image/Beate Cegielska and Kirstine Autzen, touring China: Pingyao International Photography Festival, Chengdu Contemporary Image Museum, The Danish Cultural Center in Beijing (2021-2022).