Sissel Thastum, b.1987, Denmark. Educated at Fatamorgana, The Danish School of Art and Documentary Photography. She resumed her education at FAMU, Film and TV school of Performing Arts in Prague in 2011 and graduated in 2014 from the department of Documentary Photography at The University of Wales, Newport.
She has taken part in various exhibitions such as ‘Wish You Were Here’ group exhibition at Ffotogallery in Cardiff, Wales, ‘Pingyao International Photography Festival 2014’ in China, ‘PHOTOVISA’, Krasnardor, Russia, FotoFilmic13, Vancouver, Independent Pixels, Aarhus, Denmark as well as Copenhagen Photo Festival
In 2013 she received the Reginald Salisbury Travel Award towards the making of the work I am here when you are here. In 2012/13 she was received Marie Langhoff's Artist grant, Danish Photographic Society grant as well as Anna & Jens Grum’s grant, all towards her artistic studies.
In spring 2013 she founded the non-profit organisation and artist residency The Independent AIR. Thastum is currently living and working in Berlin.