Void & Co. is an inclusive platform for visual art projects run by Ditte Knus Tønnesen and Ronja Svaneborg. Void & Co. operates in the borderland between artistic and curatorial practice; orchestrating collaborations with other artists, partners and art institutions. 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.
Void & Co. was founded in Copenhagen 2018 by Silja Leifsdóttir, Ditte Knus Tønnesen and Ronja Svaneborg, who curated the group exhibition KNOWING ME KNOWING YOU in 2019.
Ditte Knus Tønnesen (DK) is a visual artist based in Copenhagen. She was co-founder of the artist-run non-profit exhibition space and organisation GREEN IS GOLD (2011-16), in Copenhagen. 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.
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).
2019: Current members Ditte Knus Tønnesen and Ronja Svaneborg.
2018: Founded in Copenhagen by Silja Leifsdóttir (NO), Ditte Knus Tønnesen (DK) and Ronja Svaneborg (DK).
2020 The Octopus Waffle Lab, Void & Co., Open Source Gallery, New York (USA)
Group Exhibitions curated by Void & Co.:
2019 KNOWING ME KNOWING YOU
w/ Hesselholdt & Mejlvang (DK), Tiril Hasselknippe (NO), Maria Meinild (SE/DK), Ditte Knus Tønnesen (DK), Ahmed Umar (NO), Jeff Olsson (SE),
Ronja Svaneborg (DK), Künstlerhaus Palais Thurn und Taxis, Bregenz (AT)
2019 Danish Art Workshops, Copenhagen, Denmark.
2019 SíM Residency, Reykjavik, Iceland.