Ditte Knus Tønnesen (b. 1982) is a Danish artist and independent curator based in Copenhagen. Working with photography in a conceptual way, she tests, questions and expands the medium through a variety of different techniques, traditions and materials. In her work, she often creates a conversation between the handmade and the digital embodied through 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, DK (2020), The Octopus Waffle Lab, solo show with the duo Void & Co., Open source Gallery, New York, USA (2020),