berber theunissen
Berber Theunissen (Otterlo, 1989) graduated cum laude from the Fotoacademie in Amsterdam in 2013; the place she now lives, works and calls home. For her graduation series “Vagabond” she explored how one lives without a permanent home, and how it feels to wander between friends and family with few possessions. Next, she shot “Dozen of Bulls” during a trip/tour with her grandfather in Iceland. "Fall 2013 my granddad and I went to Iceland. Me 24, him 75, differentiated by 51 years of life-experience. While I was figuring out how to live my life and what choices to make. Opi was looking back on the choices he made in life and the 'growth' between then and now. We had never been this close..."

In September she had her first solo exhibition. During this exhibition at Dapiran Art Project Space Berber’s most recent project “Frisson; a shiver of pleasure” is on display. In the creation of these series, she has focused her camera on all things touching her emotionally during the past year; all the things she loves, but also what makes her vulnerable. She documented moments, emotions and memories in which these intense emotional situations were present and/or revolving around her.

This is also the way Berber always works. She chooses to capture those situations that she had little grasp of. Through photography, she creates her own holdfast to view her own life more objectively. This personal approach is placed directly next to her research and curiosity into the other.

Subsequently, Berber’s work was selected by Foam as a part of the exhibition ‘Photo Town’ in Felix&Foam, as well as being selected for the New Dutch Photography Talent in GUP Gallery Amsterdam. In December you can view her work at Art in Redlight an Artfair in Amsterdam.
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