Available Works

Biography

Birk Thomassen (b. 1989, Denmark) is a Danish visual artist working primarily with the concepts of freedom and identity, whether in a broad, abstract sense, in relation to sexuality and religion, or in a more concrete and physical manner, looking at bodies, borders and carnality. In his personal work Birk views the camera as a tool in a post-photographic contemporary context, in which the camera, prevalent everywhere and accessible to everyone in the digital age, can no longer be accepted as an objective interpreter of truth. This creates a field of tension between fiction and reality, which is the most appealing and relevant aspect of photography for Birk, affording him to reflect an edited version of reality back to the viewer by obstructing the myth of the camera as a mediator between reality and image. Birk lives and works in Copenhagen.

Education

BA, Glasgow School of Art, 2012-2016

Press

2017, Photographer Birk Thomassen, Atlas

2017, Cover Image, Facts Zine

2017, Capturing The Youthful Fleetingness, Kink

2017, Reception, Journal For Nordic Literature #76

2016, Breaking Free From Small Town Sensibilities With Photography, Dazed & Confused

2016, Birk Thomassen's Intimate Pictures of Youth Escapism, Vice

2016, Birk Thomassen, TOH!

2016, Talent Show: Birk Thomassen, Bird In Flight

Exhibitions

2019, Showcase, Arkiv 2300, Copenhagen, Denmark (Solo)
2018 , Breathe With AdeY, NW Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark (Group)
2017, Container Love 5, Reeperbahn Festival, Hamburg, Germany (Group)
2017, Heart, NW Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark (Group)
2017, Kin, Warehouse9, Denmark (Solo)
2017, CORE, Embassy of Denmark, London, UK (Solo)
2016, Container Love 4, The River Issue, Hamburg, Germany (Group)
2016, Pingyao International Photography Festival, Pingyao, China (Group)
2016, AON Community Art Award, The Leadenhall Building, London, UK (Group)
2016, Container Love, MS Dockville Festival Für Musik und Kunst, Hamburg, Germany (Group)
2016, Degree Show, Glasgow School of Art, Glasgow, UK (Group)
2016, Fine Art Appreciation Event, The Glasgow School of Art, Glasgow, UK (Group)
2016, Salon, Glasgow Aye Open House Festival, Glasgow, UK (Group)
2015, Not From Concentrate, The Fleming House, Glasgow, UK (Group)
2015, Kassel Dummy Award, Photobook Melbourne, Australia (Group)
2014, EKSIL, I Do Art Lab, Århus, Denmark (Group)
2014, Kassel Dummy Award, Athens Photo Festival, Greece (Group)
2014, Kassel Dummy Award, Fotoleggendo, Rome, Italy (Group)
2014, Kassel Dummy Award, Le Bal, Paris (France)
2014, Kassel Dummy Award, Foto Istanbul, Turkey (Group)
2014, Kassel Dummy Award, Fotogalleriet, Oslo, Norway (Group)
2014, Fine Art Photography, Clark & Fyfe Gallery, Glasgow, UK (Group)
2011, Everyday Rituals, Copenhagen Photo Festival, Denmark (Group)
2010, Fatamorgana Photo Competition Winner, Copenhagen Photo Festival, Denmark (Group)