Ditte Knus Tønnesen (b. 1982) is a Danish artist and independent curator working with photography in a field between images and spatial constructions. She tests and investigates how different interpretations and world views becomes the accepted understanding of things – and how our understanding of 'reality' depends on our context, culture, religion and political standpoints. Working with photography in a much conceptual way, she questions and expands the medium with a great understanding of the qualities and histories of different materials.
Knus Tønnesen studied at the Fine Art Photography department at The Glasgow School of Art (2005-2008), with exchange to Kyoto Seika University, Japan. Between 2011-16 she founded GREEN IS GOLD an artist-run, non-profit exhibition space in Copenhagen, together with artist Amalie Bønnelycke Lunøe (DK). For more information on GREEN IS GOLD and the exhibition archive visit: www.gigstudio.dk
In 2018 she founded Void & Co. an artistic and curatorial fusion; an inclusive platform for visual art projects together with curator Silja Leifsdóttir (NO) and artist Ronja Svaneborg (DK). Today Svaneborg and Knus Tønnesen, continues their ventures placing thematic emphasis on visual perception and social structures. For mere information on current projects visit: www.voidandco.org
Ditte Knus Tønnesen has exhibited widely a crossed the globe: The Octopus Waffle Lab, solo show with the duo Void & Co., Open source Gallery, New York, USA (2020), Knowing Me Knowing You, Künstlerhaus Palais Thurn und Taxis, Austria (2018), What Remains, 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 and curatorial projects includes: Ny Nordisk Mæthed, group exhibition curated by Ditte Knus Tønnesen, Fotografisk Center and Nature Workshop Streyf, Copenhagen (2020). Interdimensionale II, curated by Søren Hüttel and Søren Brøgger, Gammelgaard, Herlev (2020). 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 (2020-2021).