Ditte Knus Tønnesen (b. 1982) is a Danish artist working with photography, video, objects and installations. Working 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. With a great understanding of the qualities and histories of different materials she mixes materials with a strong aesthetic outcome. She works with photography in a much conceptual way – and tests, questions and expands the medium.
Knus Tønnesen graduated from The Glasgow School of Art (UK) and Kyoto Seika University (Japan) in 2008. In 2011 she founded GREEN IS GOLD an artist-run, non-profit exhibition room & publisher house in the old part of Copenhagen together with artist Amalie Bønnelycke Lunøe.