The jury of The Censored Exhibition 2016


Photographers from all over the world are invited to apply to The Censored Exhibition. Being the landmark of Copenhagen Photo Festival, The Censored Exhibition consists of 75-80 works of international contemporary photography, mainly fine art photography.

Application period: January 15th 2016 – February 1st 2016

More info about the application procedure on:

We are pleased to announce the jury of The Censored Exhibition 2016


Matthias Hvass Borello
Independent Curator and Art Critic based in Copenhagen. Editor at KUNSTEN.NU since 2008, and Art Editor and Critic at the daily newspaper Information (2006-2008). Borello has curated exhibitions and projects in Denmark and abroad. In 2015, he was co-curator of Copenhagen Art Week and in 2014 he had a curatorial residency at Flux Factory in New York and stood behind FLUX HOSPITAL – an exhibition on art as social practice, among others. His latest publications Art as Social Practice – a critical investigation of works by Kenneth A. Balfelt was released earlier this year.

Matthias Hvass Borello on the question about why he agreed to jury and co-curate the exhibition, and what he expects to experience:

“The art of photography is still one of the younger rapidly developing media of art, and of where the boundaries are constantly negotiable. This makes the medium and the field extremely interesting to dive into. I hope to have my view on photography affected, and I hope to gain insights into where the field is currently moving towards.” 

More info about Matthias Hvass Borello here.

Trine Søndergaard

Trine Søndergaard
Danish photography-based visual artist, situated in Copenhagen. Trine Søndergaard’s work has been shown in solo and group exhibitions around the world and is represented in major public and museum collections, most recently with her latest exhibition A Room Inside at Martin Asbæk Gallery. In 2000 she was awarded the Albert Renger-Patzsch Prize and has since received numerous grants and fellowships, including a three-year working grant from the Danish Arts Foundation 2009-2011. Graduated from Fatamorgana, the Danish School of Art Photography in 1996. Trine Søndergaard is currently represented by Bruce Silverstein Gallery, New York, and Martin Asbæk Gallery, Copenhagen.

Trine Søndergaard on the question about why she agreed to jury and co-curate the exhibition, and what she expects to experience:

“I hope to see a lot of pictures to gain insight into the great development and talent in current Danish and international photography  – and then I look forward to the collaboration in regards to curating the exhibition.”

More info about Trine Søndergaard here.

Banja Rathnov

Banja Rathnov
Gallery owner and founder of Banja Rathnov Galleri & Kunsthandel in Museumsbygningen, Copenhagen. Art Historian from Ecole du Louvre in Paris, where she lived from 1988-2011. She has been a part of great international galleries and auction houses such as Etude de Commissaires Priseures Nerèt-Minet & Coutau-Bégarie, Vandermeersch, Philippe Couque-Céramiques anciennes. In many years (1997-2011) she was a representant of Bruun Rasmussen Auctioneers in France but she also established herself in Paris with Galerie Banja Rathnov from 2009-2011.

Banja Rathnov on the question about why she agreed to jury and co-curate the exhibition, and what she expects to experience:

“To quote Edward Steichen, I would like to say that “Photography is a medium of formidable contradictions. It is both ridiculously easy and almost impossibly difficult”. Therefore I look forward to work with two talented art connoisseurs on this exhibition.”

More info about Banja Rathnov here.


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