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 ~ Solo Exhibition 7 November – 5 December 2018 Luni Gallery, Cape Town.