Meet The Team
Executive Director & Owner
Hanne Thorup holds a MA degree in Cultural Sociology from University of Copenhagen and a MA degree in Management from Århus University. She has lived and worked in East and West Africa for more than twenty years, working maily in the health sector. Whilst working in East and West Africa she had the oportunity to meet artists and bought her first Mpata paintngs in Kenya in '78.
Creative Director & Curator
Tine Thorup holds a BA and MA degree in Fine Art from Central Saint Martins College of Art & Design and Slade School of Art in London respectively, as well as an MA in Anthropology of Art and Visual Culture from UCL, London. She is currently undertaking an MSc in Organisational Innovation & Entrepreneurship at Copenhagen Business School. Se works on tinethorup.com
Web Developer, Designer, Curator & so on....
Cuong Sam holds a BA degree in Fine Art from Wimbledon School of Arts in London. He also has over 13 years experience in the IT industry within private & non-profit campanies. He is interested in creative communications & internet development, especially within the social enterprise sector.
We draw on the skills of a group of professionals
Dorthe Friis Pedersen is an anthropologist and documentary photographer. Having lived many years in Tanzania she is the on-the-ground facilitator in Tanzania for the Tingatinga exhibitions, and is the documentary and portrait photographer of the Tingatinga: Kitsch or Quality book.
Svend Erik Sokkelund is a photographer and curator. He is custodian of The Sokkelund African Collection - a large collection of portrait photographs from the 70s and 80s by renouned studio photographers in Mali. He is our go-to person for studio photography.
Chitra Sundaram is an Indian born sociologist holding a PhD in Sociology from University of Hawaii. She has lived and worked in numerous Asian and African countries and now lives in Denmark. She assists thorupART with sense-making, text writing, editing and proof reading.
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