Berber Theunissen

Equipped with her Pentax 6x7, Berber Theunissen (Netherlands, 1989) shoots portraits, still lives and landscapes. She uses photography to create some kind of safeguard. Berber documents the situations she has little grasp of. She captures the moments, emotions and memories in which these intense emotional situations were present or revolving around her. She reflect upon her own struggles by looking how her friends and people who surround her cope with the same situations and emotions. For Berber photography is a tool to look at her own life in an objective way.

Berber was born in a small village in The Netherlands. When she was 18, she packed her bags and moved to Amsterdam. Where she graduated Cum Laude from the Photo Academy. After eight years surrounded by the chaotic city life, she really started missing the woods, the quiet and the smells of nature. January 1st of 2015 she moved back to the dutch countryside, the surrounding that inspires her most.


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


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