Kyne's love of Africa, its vibrant people and the deep, contrasting colours of the bush are what inspire her art.


A contemporary figurative artist and writer, Kyne Nislev Bernstorff was born to Danish parents in Zimbabwe and grew up on a farm between the hills of the Mazowe Valley.

Kyne is married to a Dane, who now also holds dear the red soils of Africa; they have two children and not enough animals. Kyne lives and works between Cape Town, South Africa and their farm in East Jutland, Denmark.

BA (Hons.) in Comparative Literature and European Studies from AUP in Paris.
MA in Creative Writing from the University of Cape Town.
Her poetry and short-stories have been published in various anthologies and have been short-listed in several PEN awards.

She has had several group and solo exhibitions in Cape Town and Copenhagen.

UPCOMING ~ 8 – 12 June 2021, Randers Kunsthus, Randers, Denmark
16 June – 29 June 2021 – Galleri Bredgade 22, Copenhagen, Denmark

June 2020 – Galleri Bredgade 22, Copenhagen, Denmark
June 2019 – Youngblood, Cape Town, South Africa
March 2019 – Axis Art Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa
February 2019 – Luni Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa
March 2018 – Spilhaus, Cape Town, South Africa
September 2016 – Skabelonloftet, Copenhagen, Denmark
February 2006 – Lindbergh Art Foundation, Cape Town, South Africa