Featured Artist: Danica O. Kus

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Artist Statement 

My photographic work is about architecture as space, as poetry,….

I am interested in investigating the unique identity of space in order to reveal its character, the depth of insight.

My inspiration derives from contradictions, rhythm, darkness, light, structures, material, … I try to explore the symbolic meaning of constructed forms and create a spatial ambiguity, an imaginary space.


Danica O. Kus



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Danica O. Kus was born in Slovenia, studied photography in Belgium at RhoK Academy and Ecole des Arts d’Ixelles, and also holds a degree in marketing from the University of Maribor – Faculty of Economy, Slovenia.

Her passion for photography led her to specialize in architectural and fine art photography.


  • 2013 The Royal Photographic Society 156th International Print Exhibition, group tour exhibition, England, 2013/2014, 20 July – 8 Sept. Shire Hall Gallery, Stafford
  • 2013 Festival PhotoMed, group exhibition, Sanary-sur-mer, France, May-June
  • 2013 ARTONIVO Gallery, 4 persons exhibition ET FIAT LUX, Brugge, Belgium, April-June
  • 2013 wall space gallery, group exhibition curated by Ann Jastrab, Santa Barbara and Seattle, USA, January – April
  • 2012 Photofusion Salon, group exhibition Photofusion Gallery, December,  London, UK
  • 2012 Amsterdam Showcase, group exhibition, 1st December, Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • 2012 ‘’Structure’’ juried group exhibition, A Smith Gallery, Johnson City, USA
  • 2010 “Architectural Atmospheres” solo exhibition, Gorenje, Velenje, Slovenia
  • 2009 International Architectural Conference, Piran, Slovenia, solo exhibition
  • 2009 Secovlje Salina Natural Park, Slovenia, solo exhibition
  • 2008 Rubens House, Antwerp, solo exhibition, cooperation with Derapages Gallery and Air Liquide company
  • 2007 Galeria PF 01 Bratislava, ‘’Generations Project’’, collaboration with Ernestine Ruben and Katka Prackova, group exhibition
  • 2007 Sénat de Belgique, “50 ème anniversaire des Traités de Rome“, group exhibition, Brussels
  • 2007 Contraste, Brussels, ‘Paysages et population rurale dans l’atlas marocain’, group exhibition, Brussels
  • 2006 Beeldenstorm, Prix8Beaufort, “La Rue Oubliée,’’ group exhibition, Brussels
  • 2005 Chapitre XII Libraire, Brussels, “ Autour des étangs d’Ixelles“, solo exhibition, Brussels
  • 2005 Derapages Gallery, “Reflection in colour“, solo exhibition, Brussels
  • 2005 Concours Photo “Mode(s) à Ixelles – Attidudes et scènes de vie’’,  group exhibition, Brussels
  • 2005 Derapages Gallery, “To celebrate…“, group exhibition, Brussels
  • 2005 Derapages Gallery Brussels , “Images about Brussels”, Brussels
  • 2005 Brugge “Image 3” group exhibition about fashion, Belgium
  • 2002 Brugge “Brugge Inside Out” group exhibition in the frame of Brugge – European Cultural city 2002, Belgium 


  • First prize at VITRA Photo Competition ‘’How to see’’, George Nelson, June 2008, Brussels
  • First prize at “Concours de Photographies du Senat – vu de l’intérieur et de l’extérieur“  2005 Brussels
  • First prize at the “Concours Photo 2004 – Ixelles se (re)construit”, 2004 Brussels
  • Second prize at the Concours Photo Prix8Beaufort, “La Rue Oubliée “, 2006 Brussels
  • Third prize at Sénat de Belgique-Concours de photographie, “50 ème anniversaire des Traités de Rome“, Brussels 2007
  • Third prize at Dorint Photoplate Award, 2005 Brussels
  • International photo competition WO(MAN) 2004 – Selected for the calendar 2005 


  • Museum of Fine Arts Houston, USA, image “Untitled 9” from the series Marble Room, 2012 and image “Architectural Atmospheres”, 2010
  • Bibliothèque Nationale de France, series “La légende du Pélican”, 2008
  • Rodin Museum, series “La Lumière”, 2008, Paris
  • Private collection: images from series “La légende du Pélican”, 2012 

Publications (contribution):

  • 2012 Cahiers D’Art No1, Photographs of Oscar Niemeyer’s architecture, Paris
  • 2011 (re)visiting – (re)inventing BURO II, contribution to the book of BURO II – architectural company, November 2011, Belgium
  • 2011 The Architectural Review, reportage ‘’Zumthor unplugged at launch of Serpentine Gallery Pavilion, ’’ August 2011, England
  • 2011 DAMn 28 Magazine, reportage Floored, Instalation view at M uhka, April 2011, Belgium
  • 2010 ‘’ Archetypes’’, contribution to the book and exhibition of architect Giorgos Triantafyllou, from Greek huts and sheep folds to contemporary art and architecure, presented in Byzantine&Christian Museum Athens,  2010
  • 2010 A+223, Belgium architectural magazine ‘’Historisme du paysage’’April,
  • 2010 LOG 18, Journal for Architecture, NY, photo essay ‘’ The High Line’’
  • 2010 Hise, Slovenian architectural magazine, reportage, House in Italy
  • 2009 Samaritan magazine, Ljubljana, July, September, November, reportages
  • 2009 Diners magazine, Ljubljana, June, November, December, reportages
  • 2009 Delo-D magazine, Ljubljana, October, reportage
  • 2009 Plaisirs de Vivre magazine, Montreal, June, reportage Barn House
  • 2009 Weekend Knack, Brussels, April, reportage Barn House
  • 2009 ELLE Wonen magazine, Amsterdam, March, reportage
  • 2008 Arquitectura y Diseno, architectural magazine, Barcelona, Barn House
  • 2008 Hise Magazine, cover page, Ljubljana, March
  • 2007 Hise Magazine, cover pages, Ljubljana, September, December
  • 2007 Images Magazine, photos of Brussels, June
  • 2007 Fototip Magazine, Exhibition ‘’Generations’’ in PF 01 Gallery Bratislava,
  • 2006 The Bulletin magazine, Brussels, cover page, March
  • 2006 Hise, architectural magazine, Ljubljana, February, June, December,
  • 2005 “Flashé et approuvé” Livre de photographies sur le Sénat et le 175éme anniversaire de la Belgique, Brussels
  • 2004, The Bulletin magazine, Brussels, reportage
  • 2003 Catalogue Axion Art 2003, Brussels
  • 2002 Book Brugge Inside Out, an intimate portrait, Brugge, Belgium

    Artist Danica O. Kus
    Artist Danica O. Kus


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