Berber Theunissen

Equipped with her Pentax camera (6x7 medium format negatives), Berber shoots portraits, still lives and landscapes. These images are powerful and simultaneously stilled by the simplicity of their composition, their spherical colors, cuts, depth, claire-obscure, close cased shadows and overexposed segments. Her photos are pure, intimate and emotional charged.

Berber therefore chooses to shoot those situations on which one she has little grip. Through photography, she creates her own foothold to view her own life more objectively. This highly personal approach is placed directly next to her research and curiosity into “the other”, leaving a wealthy space for the viewer’s own interpretation, remainly largely unaware of what exactly occurs.


FOAC, Photo Academy, Cum Laude, graduated 2013
Artemis Stylingacademie, graduated 2010


2018 - START art fair, Open Doors Gallery, London UK
2018 - Maison Bineau ‘Lifestyle market, with Arnaud Montagard, Paris FR
2018 - Open Doors exhibition #2, Open Doors Gallery, London UK
2017 - ONLY Photography, Josilda Da Conceico Gallery, Amsterdam NL
2016 - Out Of Reach, Enough Space Gallery, Melbourne AU
2016 - De debutanten, Galerie Halte De Engel, De Steeg NL
2015 - Blind Date - het vervolg, Dapiran Art Project Space, Utrecht NL
2015 - Affordable Art Fair Stockholm, art fair, represented Kamarade gallery, Stockholm SE
2015 - Yesterday We Wanted To Be The Sky, Kamarade Gallery, curator: C-print Journal, Stockholm SE
2015 - Pancake Customs X Berber Theunissen, Founded, Arnhem NL
2015 - Frisson; a shiver of pleasure, Gallery Lokaal WV15, Amsterdam NL
2014 - Art In Redlight, kunstbeurs, Beurs van Berlage, Amsterdam NL
2014 - The Ones We Love book release, Künstler, Brisbane AU
2014 - Frisson; a shiver of pleasure, solo exhibition, Dapiran Art Project Space, Utrecht NL
2014 - Phototown, Felix & Foam, Amsterdam NL
2014 - Mind Traveling, solo exhibition, dB'S, Utrecht NL
2013 - New Dutch Photography Talent, GUP Gallery, Amsterdam NL
2013 - MOAM, wool week campaign, Oude Kerk, Amsterdam NL
2013 - Vagabond, solo exhibition, Roest, Amsterdam NL
2013 - Jatwerk, collaboration Khadija El Kharraz Alami, Kröller-Müller Museum, Otterlo NL
2013 - Phi Foto, graduation exhibition, Fotogram, Amsterdam NL
2013 - Phi Foto, graduation exhibition, Dokzaal, Amsterdam NL
2012 - Ijburg Foto Film Festival, Amsterdam NL
2012 - Het Oog, Fotogram, Amsterdam NL


2018 - Life Framer, "The Human Body", winning photographer
2016 - IPA, honorable mention
2015 - Photoboite's 30 under 30 | women photographers
2013 - New Dutch Photography Talent