Contact
Sissel Thastum b. 1987, Denmark
+49 (0) 157 3278 0083/+45 61339902
sisselthastum@gmail.com

Curriculum Vitae
2013/current Initiator and founder of the art organization The Independent AIR, which arranges exhibitions, artist talks, artist residencies, workshops and cultural events in Silkeborg, Denmark and internationally. The Independent AIR is a project collaborating with “Aarhus 2017, European Capital of Culture”. Guest artist at The Independent AIR includes: Antoine d´Agata, Ada Bligaard Søby, Ulrik Heltoft, Trine Søndergårs, Adam Jeppesen, Jens Olof Lasthein, Jacob Aue Sobol and David Barnes.

2014 /2016 employed at Niels Borch Jensen Edition and Gallery, Berlin

Education
Bachelor of Arts, First Class Honours, Documentary Photography, University of Wales, Newport 2012/2014
FAMU, Film and TV school of Academy of Performing Arts in Prague, Department of photography, Czech Replublic 2011/2012
Fatamorgana, The Danish School of Art and Documentary Photography, Copenhagen, Denmark 2010/2011
Krabbesholm, Art and Design School, Skive, Denmark 2009
Assistant for Tura-Ya-Moya, Berlin, Germany 2008
The Photographic School Byhøjskolen, Aarhus, Denmark 2006/2007

Exhibitions2017
We can stay here while we wait – Voices in the Anthropocene. Group exhibition with Bärbel Praun, Olafur Eliasson, Adam Jeppesen, Michele Palazzi and Clément Verger, CAMPUS, Silkeborg, Denmark, November 2017
We can stay here while we wait – Voices in the Anthropocene. Group exhibition with Bärbel Praun, Olafur Eliasson, Adam Jeppesen, Michele Palazzi and Clément Verger. Aarhus European Capital of Culture, Denmark, August/September 2017

2015
Aarhus Photo Book Week, Aarhus, Denmark
The Independent AIR 15, Artists in Residence Exhibition 2015/ Herning Library, Denmark
The Independent AIR 15, Artists in Residence Exhibition 2015/ Silkeborg Library, Denmark

2014
PHOTOVISA, Krasnardor, Russia,
Pingyao International Photography Festival, China,
Aarhus Independent Pixels, Aarhus, Denmark
Ffotogallery, Wish You Were Here - At Home he is a Turist, Cardiff, Wales
Money and Communities, Butetown, Cardiff, Wales
University of Wales, Newport Graduation Exhibition, Cardiff, Wales
The Independent AIR 14, Artists in Residence, Silkeborg, Denmark

2013
FotoFilmic13, Vancouver, Canada
The Independent AIR 13, Artists in Residence, Silkeborg, Denmark

2012
The spirit of Prague, Gallery Kavarna Lucerna, Praha, Czech Republic
Barouque fortress Terezín, Beroun, Czech Replublic
Gallery Vlese, Praha, Czech Republic

2011
Fatamorgana Graduation Exhibition, Copenhagen, Denmark
Copenhagen Photo Festival, Copenhagen, Denmark
The Silkeborg Exhibition, Kulturspinderiet, Silkeborg, Denmark
Copenhagen Art Fair, Copenhagen, Denmark

Features & interviews
IDOART.DK
001 Magazine
European Prospects
Landscape stories
Der Greif
Phases Magazine
Die Nacht
F-stop Magazine
Source Magazine

Lectures, Talks & Workshops
Portfolio reviewer, Encontros da Imagen, Braga 2016
Guest Lecture, Danish Photographic Society, Copenhagen 2016
Portfolio reviewer, Voies Off, Arles 2015

Grants, Awards & Nominations
2016 Magnum Graduate Photographers Award, short-listed
2015 Artist in Residency, TÆKKER AIR Berlin
2014 Source Magazine graduate selection by David Drake
2014 Reginald Salisbury Travel Award
2012/13 Marie Langhoff's Artist grant
2012 Danish Photographic Society grant
2012 Anna & Jens Grum’s grant