Void & Co. is a curatorial and artistic collaboration between curator Silja Leifsdóttir (IS/NO) and visual artists Ditte Knus Tønnesen (DK) and Ronja Svaneborg (DK), founded in Copenhagen 2018, ten years after the trio graduated from The Glasgow School of Art, Scotland. In their collaboration they place thematic emphasis on visual perception and social structures.
The word void contains several connotations. It is a space that is empty, a place not yet filled, a gap or a vacuum.It can also mean a feeling of emptiness and loneliness; a feeling that something is missing. In its original form, the "void" may not be something to covet, but in this gap, there is enormous potential. A potential to fill out the yet unfilled with content and make sense. With their projects, Void & Co. tries to fill the void with stories that are missing in one way or another.
Silja Leifsdóttir (IS/NO) is currently curator for the Norwegian Sculptors Society in Oslo and is on the board of The Norwegian Association of Curators. She was a co-curator at the artist-run gallery Holodeck, Oslo (2012-2013) and is the co-founder and director of U.F.O. – Exhibition Guide For Oslo. In addition to her own practice, she has worked as a coordinator at Fotogalleriet, a non-profit institution for contemporary camera-based art in Oslo. Silja studied at the Fine Art Photography department at The Glasgow School of Art (2005-2008) and Curatorial Practice at Bergen Academy of Art and Design (2015-2017).
Ditte Knus Tønnesen (DK) is a visual artist based in Copenhagen. She is co-curator and co-founder of the artist-run non-profit exhibition space and organisation GREEN IS GOLD, Copenhagen, since 2011, and member of The artist association Dansk Folkekunst. Latest exhibitions include: Naturemøder, J.F. Willumsens Museum, DK (2015/16), What Remains, Fotogalleriet, NO (2017), Dissolving Boundaries, solo, Gether Contemporary, DK (2015), Jeune Création Européenne Biennale, EU (2015/17), Everything Is Connected, Neter Proyectos, MX (2014). Ditte studied at the Fine Art Photography department at The Glasgow School of Art (2005-2008), with exchange to Kyoto Seika University, Japan.
Ronja Svaneborg (DK) is a visual artist based in Sibratsgfäll, Austria. She is co-curator on the project Find Your Eyes, an ongoing international art-in-nature project on the island Sølyst in Norway and is on the board of BV:BKV - The association for visual artists in Vorarlberg. Latest exhibitions include: Permanent Revisitation, solo, Bildungshaus Batschuns, Zwischenwasser, AT (2018), Embedment depth, solo, At Home Gallery, Šamorín, SK (2017), All and Nothing, solo, 139 Artspace, Greenwich, UK (2017), Artur 017, Widnau, CH/Lustenau, AT (2017), Hul i Jorden, solo, Albrectsens Galleri BUNKEREN, DK (2015). Ronja studied at the Fine Art Photography department at The Glasgow School of Art (2005-2008).