“Berber Theunissen (b. 1989) graduated cum laude from Fotoacademie, Amsterdam, in 2013. Working exclusively in medium format, Berber’s work revolves around issues of femininity and early motherhood. Whether that has been documenting the incredibly strong bonds between her and her partner as they look to navigate the intense heartbreak of a miscarriage, or capturing beautifully intimate investigations into the imperfections of the human form. All this combined with her powerful landscapes that are a reflection and/ or memory of her emotional being. Berbers work offers an incredibly honest account of what it means to be a young mother, to be a woman.”


  • 2010-2013       Photo Academy, Amsterdam, with honors
  • 2007-2010       Artemis Styling Academy


  • 2018                  Winning photo, Life Framer – The Human Body
  • 2016                  Honorable Mention, International Photography Award
  • 2015                  Photoboite ‘s ’30 under 30 woman photographers’
  • 2013                  New Dutch Photography Talent

interested in a print?

go to Open Doors Gallery or email tom@opendoors.gallery

all other questions

email contact@berbertheunissen.nl

selected exhibitions

  • 2020                Photo London Online, London UK
  • 2019                Open Doors christmas exhibition, London UK
  • 2019                BIRTH, TJ Boulting, curated by Charlotte Jansen, London UK
  • 2018                START art fair, Saatchi Gallery, London UK
  • 2018                Maison Bineau ‘Lifestyle market, Paris FR
  • 2018                Open Doors #2, London UK
  • 2017               Seeking Beauty, Josilda Da Conceicoa 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, Kamarade gallery, Stockholm SE
  • 2015               Yesterday We Wanted To Be The Sky, Kamarade Gallery, Stockholm SE
  • 2015               Frisson; a shiver of pleasure, Gallery Lokaal WV15, Amsterdam NL
  • 2014               Frisson; a shiver of pleasure, Dapiran Art Project Space, Utrecht NL
  • 2014               Art In Redlight, artfair, Beurs van Berlage, Amsterdam NL
  • 2014               The Ones We Love book release, Künstler, Brisbane AU
  • 2014               Phototown, Felix & Foam, Amsterdam NL
  • 2013               New Dutch Photography Talent, GUP Gallery, Amsterdam NL
  • 2013               MOAM, wool week campaign, Oude Kerk, Amsterdam NL
  • 2013               Jatwerk, with Khadija El Kharraz Alami, Kröller-Müller museum, Otterlo NL