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Danica O. Kus Photography, email: danicakus@gmail.com,  All content Copyright © 2004 - 2020 Danica O. Kus,  All Rights Reserved

"Total design is nothing more or less than a process of relating everything to everything".
                                                                      George Nelson


As a fine art and architectural photographer I am interested in exploring unique identity of the space in order to reveal its character.




Born in Slovenia, studied photography in Belgium at RhoK Academy and Ecole des Arts d’Ixelles, holds also a degree in marketing from the University of Maribor – Faculty of Economy, Slovenia.
Passion for photography led her to specialize in architectural photography. Her work has been exhibited in several solo and group exhibitions. Some images are part of the permanent collection of Museum of Fine Arts Houston, Rodin Museum Paris, Bibliothèque Nationale de France and private collections.  
She was honored with first prize of Vitra Belgium, photo competition 2008 “How to see” George Nelson.
She also received the “Award for Excellence” for the competition “Small Matters of Great Importance 2013” for series Stairs at Edward Hopper House, Nyack, NY, Juror: Susan Cross, MASS MoCA Museum.
Her photography work has been published in various books, magazines and web publications.


2019 Blueprint Architecture Photography Awards, group exhibition, overall professional winner, image from the series ‘’Spatial Boundaries and Connections" November, Atrium, London, UK

2019 International Industrial Photography Festival Liaoning (Beizhen), group exhibition, September 10 – October 9, China

2019 Photon Galerija, group exhibition “Concrete Dreams” September 12 - October 25, 2019, Ljubljana, Slovenia

2019 Solo Exhibition "Spatial boundaries and connections " in the frame of the London Festival of Architecture 2019, 11 - 28 June, Le Méridien Piccadilly, London, UK

2019 Solo exhibition "Poetics of Oscar Niemeyer's architecture" House of Arts and Letters, April 16 – 30, Limassol, Cyprus, and Social & Cultural Centre, March 18 – 22, Nicosia, Cyprus

2018 Casa do Brasil Athens, Solo exhibition ‘’Poetics of Oscar Niemeyer’s architecture’’, 14 November 2018 – 25 January 2019, Athens, Greece

2018 Blueprint Architecture Photography Awards, group exhibition, Highly Commended ‘’Light and Architecture’’ image from the series ‘’Poetics of Niemeyer’s architecture’’, London Design Festival, Designjunction, September, London, UK

2018 London Festival of Architecture, solo exhibition Serpentine Pavilions 2009 – 2017 at Slovenian Embassy, June, London, UK

2018 Rfotofolio, Depth of Field, group exhibition, Center for Photographic Art, California, USA, April 14 to May 20

2018 DAM - German Architecture Museum, Frankfurt, group exhibition ALL THE WORLD'S A STAGE? Comparing European Theaters, Operas and Concert Halls, March 24 – May 13, image Philharmonie de Paris

2015 LightBox Photographic Gallery, group exhibition, Beauty Where You Find It, December 2015, Astoria, USA
2015 Rfotofolio and Art Intersection, group exhibition Depth of Field, September 2015, Gilbert, USA

2015 Candela Books+Gallery group exhibition UnBound4, July 2015, Richmond, USA

2014 Brits Who Built the Modern World” RIBA (Royal Institute of British Architects) group exhibition, February – May, London

2014 Photofusion Salon, group exhibition Photofusion Gallery, December, London, UK

2014 ARTONIVO Gallery, 4 person exhibition ET FIAT LUX, Brugge, Belgium, November 2013 – January 2014

2013 Edward Hopper House, Small Matters of Great Importance, juror Susan Cross, curator at Mass MoCA Museum, group exhibition, Nyack, New York

2013 The Royal Photographic Society 156th International Print Exhibition, group tour exhibition, UK, 2013/2014, 20 July – 8 Sept. Shire Hall Gallery, Stafford

2013 Festival PhotoMed organized by Jean-Luc Monterosso (director of the MEP in Paris), group exhibition, May-June, Sanary- sur-Mer, France

2013 ARTONIVO gallery, 4 person exhibition ET FIAT LUX, Brugge, Belgium, April-June

2013 wall space gallery, a group exhibition curated by Ann Jastrab, Santa Barbara and Seattle, USA, January – March

2012 Photofusion Salon, group exhibition Photofusion Gallery, December, London, UK

2012 Amsterdam Showcase, group exhibition, 1st December, Amsterdam, Netherlands

2012 juried group exhibition, "Structure", A Smith Gallery, Johnson City, USA

2010 solo exhibition"Architectural Atmospheres", Gorenje, Velenje, Slovenia

2009 solo exhibition "Architectural Atmospheres", International Architectural Conference, Slovenia

2009 solo exhibition "Fragile", Sečovlje Salina Natural Park, Slovenia

2008 solo exhibition at Rubens House, Antwerp - cooperation with Derapage Gallery and Air Liquide company, Belgium

2007 group exhibition "Generations Project, Galeria PF 01, Bratislava - a collaboration with Ernestine Ruben and Katka Prackova, Slovakia

2007 group exhibition "50 ème Anniversaire des Traités de Rome", Sénat de Belgique, Brussels, Belgium

2007 group exhibition "Paysages et population rurale dans l’atlas marocain", Contraste, Brussels, Belgium

2006 group exhibition La Rue Oubliée", Beeldenstorm, Brussels, Prix 8 Beaufort, Belgium

2005 solo exhibition "Autour des étangs d’Ixelles", Chapitre XII, Brussels, Belgium

2005 solo exhibition "Reflection in color", Derapages Gallery, Brussels, Belgium

2005 group exhibition "Mode(s) à Ixelles – Attitudes et scènes de vie", Concours Photo,  Brussels

2005 group exhibition "Images about Brussels", Derapages Gallery, Brussels, Belgium

2005 group exhibition "Image 3", Brugge, Belgium

2002 group exhibition "Brugge Inside Out", Brugge - European Cultural city 2002, Belgium


2019 Blueprint Architecture Photography Awards, overall professional winner, image from the series ‘’Spatial Boundaries and Connections" November, Atrium, London, UK

2018 Blueprint Architecture Photography Awards, Highly Commended ‘’Light and Architecture’’ image from the series ‘’Poetics of Niemeyer’s architecture’’

The Winding Stairs 5, Your DailyPhotograph.com, one of the winners of "Works made in 2017, Duncan Miller Gallery, June 2017

A long journey, YourDailyPhotograph.com, one of the winners of “Transportation” contest, Duncan Miller Gallery, October 2016 

Award for Excellence, Edward Hopper House, NY, Small Matters of great importance 2013, Juror: Susan Cross, MASS  MoCA Museum

Honorable Mention, Professional, Untitled 1 from the series Poetics of Niemeyer's architecture, “Prix de la Photographie Paris” (PX3) White Competition, May 2015

Black & White Spider Awards 2019, 1 nominations

Black & White Spider Awards 2018, 1 nominations

Black & White Spider Awards 2017, 1 nominations

Black & White Spider Awards 2016, 2 nominations

Black & White Spider Awards 2015, 1 nominations

Black & White Spider Awards 2014, 1 nominations
Black & White Spider Awards 2013, 2 nominations
Black & White Spider Awards 2012, 1 nomination
First Prize at VITRA Photo Competition "How to see",  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", 2007
Third prize at Dorint Photoplate Award 2005, Brussels




Architectural Visualization Days 2018, lecture about Architectural Photography, September 20-21, Gothenburg, Sweden


Museum of Fine Arts Houston, USA, image “Untitled 9” from the series Marble Room (purchased 2012), image “Architectural Atmospheres” and image from the series Railway Station Liege, “Untitled 15”, (purchased 2010) 

Bibliothèque Nationale de France, series “La légende du Pélican”, 2008

Rodin Museum, series “La Lumière”, 2008, Paris

Private collection: image A Long Journey, 2016, images from series “La légende du Pélican”, 2012 etc.

Print Publication

2018 - AMC 271, French Architecture Magazine, September, images of City Gate Valletta by Renzo Piano, Malta

2018 - Interview for RIBA Journal (Royal Institut of the British Architects), the image from the series Stairs, July

2018 - Architectural Record Magazine, New York, images of Fondazione Prada Torre by OMA, June

2018 - Arquitectura Viva Magazine, Madrid, the image of Louvre Abu Dhabi by Jean Nouvel, April

2018 - Hauser Magazine for Architecture & Design, February/March issue, a photograph of Valletta City Gate by Renzo Piano

2018 - FRAME Magazine Amsterdam, Jan/Feb issue, photographs of Louvre Abu Dhabi by Jean Nouvel

2017 - Architectural Record Magazine New York, December issue, photographs of Louvre Abu Dhabi by Jean Nouvel

2017 - Book "Revisiting Postmodernism", Terry Farrell and Adam Nathaniel Furman, published by RIBA, photograph The- Guggenheim in New-York by Frank Lloyd Wright   

2017 - Architectural Record Magazine, August issue, New York, photographs of Serpentine Pavilion 2017 by Francis Kéré

2017 - The Ritz-Carlton Magazine, Summer 2017, the image of Casa Mila La Pedrera by Antoni Gaudi, Barcelona 

2017 - Catalogue Mies van der Rohe Award 2017, photographs Philharmonie de Paris, architect Jean Nouvel

2017 - Book Chaos and Culture, Renzo Piano Building Workshop and the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center in Athens,       images of Philharmonie de Paris, architect Jean Nouvel, written by Victoria Newhouse, published by The Monacelli Press, New York

2017 - Renzo Piano Monograph, Arquitectura Viva, photographs of City Gate Valletta by Renzo Piano, Malta

2017 - E-book City of Lights - Paris, images of Philharmonie de Paris published in e-book by Dona Arquiteta, February, Brazil

2017 - Year Book, Arquitectura Viva, images of Port House Antwerp by Zaha Hadid Architects, Madrid, Spain, 

2017 - Arquitectura Viva Magazine, March issue, images of Philharmonie de Paris by Jean Nouvel, Madrid,  Spain

2017 - CLADmag Magazine, UK, the image of Getty Center by Richard Meier, LA  

2016 - Book ‘’Belgian New Architecture 06’’, photographs of the Hardenvoort Campus Antwerp by B2Ai architects, Belgium
2016 - Architectural Record Magazine, New York, photographs of Serpentine Pavilion  and Summer Houses in London

2016 - T The New York Style Magazine, a photograph of Fondazione Prada by OMA
2016 - MARK Magazine, Amsterdam, photograph, Olafur Eliasson at Moderna Museet in Stockholm
2016 - FRAME Magazine, Amsterdam, photograph, Olafur Eliasson at Moderna Museet in Stockholm
2015 - Companion Book to Depth of Field Exhibition, Gilbert, USA, photograph from the series Poetics of Niemeyer’s architecture
2015 - FRAME Magazine Amsterdam, photograph, Armani/Silos, Milan
2015 - ICON Magazine London, photographs Serpentine Gallery Pavilion 2015, London
2015 - AV (Arquitectura Viva) Magazine Madrid, photograph Serpentine Gallery Pavilion 2015

2015 - Juliette et Victor Magazine Brussels, photographs Foundation Louis Vuitton, Paris
2015 - Grand Tour Magazine London, The Gehry Effect, photographs of Frank Gehry buildings
2014 - Architectural Digest Magazine New York, photograph "Marseille Vieux Port Pavilion" by Foster + Partners, USA
2014 - Decors Magazine Gent, reportage "Une ferme pas comme les autres" BURO II & ARCHI+I , Belgium
2013 - Photofusion Salon, Exhibition Catalogue, London
2013 - The Royal Photographic Society, International Print Exhibition 156, Catalogue, England
2013 - Drome Magazine, Photomed 2013, Mediterranean Photography, Belgium
2012 - Cahiers D’Art No1, Photographs of Oscar Niemeyer’s architecture, Paris, France
2011 - (re)visiting – (re)inventing BURO II, contribution to the book of BURO II & ARCHI+I - architectural company,  Belgium
2011 -  The Architectural Review, reportage ‘’Zumthor unplugged at the launch of Serpentine Gallery Pavilion ’’, August 2011, London 

2011 - DAMn 28 Magazine, reportage Floored, Installation view at M uhka, April 2011, Belgium
2010 - ‘’Archetypes’’, contribution to the book and exhibition of architect Giorgos Triantafyllou, presented in Byzantine & Christian Museum Athens, April to June
2010 - A+223, architectural magazine ‘’Historisme du paysage’’ April, Belgium
2010 - LOG 18, Journal for Architecture, New York, photo essay "The High Line" March
2010 - Hise magazine, reportage Udine, March
2009 - Samaritan magazine, reportages, Ljubljana, July, September, November
2009 - Plaisirs de Vivre Magazine, reportage Barn House, Montreal, June
2009 - Diners Magazine, Ljubljana, reportages, June, November, December
2009 - Delo-D magazine, Ljubljana, reportage, October
2009 - Hise magazine, reportage, June
2009 - Weekend Knack Magazine, reportage, Brussels, May
2009 - ELLE Wonen Magazine, reportage, Amsterdam, March
2008 - Arquitectura y diseno, architectural magazine, reportage Barn House, September, Barcelona
2008 - Hise magazine, cover page, March, Ljubljana
2007 - Images Magazine, photos of Brussels, June
2007 - Fototip Magazine, Exhibition "Generations" in PF 01 Gallery Bratislava, June, Slovakia
2007 - Hise magazine, cover page, September, December, Slovenia
2006 - The Bulletin magazine, cover page, March, Brussels
2006 - Hise architectural magazine, reportages February, June, December, Ljubljana
2005 - "Flashé et approuvé" Livre de photographies sur le Sénat et le 175éme Anniversaire de la Belgique, Brussels
2004 - The Bulletin magazine, Brussels
2003 - Catalogue Axion Art 2003, Brussels
2002 - Book "Brugge Inside Out", an intimate portrait, Brugge, Belgium

Web Publication

2018 Elle Decor Italia Online Magazine, about my work 

2017 A Good Year for Architecture, Architectural Record Magazine, photograph of Louvre Abu Dhabi 

2017 Architectural Record Magazine, my images of Louvre Abu Dhabi by Ateliers Jean Nouvel are featured in the December issue along with photos of architectural photographer Roland Halbe

2017 ArchDaily SeaGlass Carousel NYC

2017 ArchDaily Hardenvoort Campus Antwerp

 2016 Divisare Hardenvoort Campus Antwerp

2016 Divisare Residence Zuidzicht Hasselt

2016 Architectural Record Serpentine Pavilion 2016

2015 Philharmonie de Paris, designboom

2015 Philharmonie de Paris, ArchDaily

2015 Philharmonie de Paris, Dezeen

2015 Serpentine Pavilion 2015, Archello
2015 Fondazione Prada, Grand Tour Magazine

2014 Serpentine Pavilion 2014, ArchDaily

2014 Fondation Louis Vuitton, Frank Gehry, Paris, ArchDaily

2014  Art Photo Index

2014  Interior Design BURO II & ARCHI+I, Brussels, Belgium
2014  Architectural Digest Magazine, photograph "Marseille Vieux Port Pavilion" by Foster + Partners
2014  LensCulture
2014  Decors Magazine, reportage "Une ferme pas comme les autres", BURO II & ARCHI+I , Belgium
2013  RFOTOFOLIO, interview
2013  ARTEFUSE, featured artist
2013  TONELIT magazine Issue 3, Poetics of Niemeyer's architecture
2013  591 Photography Blog, Photographer of the week
2013  Quesabesde, interview
2013  Drome Magazine, Photomed 2013
2013  Buro II & Archi + I, Newsletter 05 I September 2013
2013  Community Institution De Zande Beernem, BURO II & ARCHI+I, Brussels
2013  Casa-Galeria, gallery representation
2013  Photofusion, member
2013  The Royal Photographic Society, International Print Exhibition 156
2013  Festival PhotoMed 2013, Sanary-sur-mer, France
2013  Belgian B&B, Surrealism included, Remodelista
2013  A West Flanders Barn tells a tale of two seasons, Remodelista
2013  Poetics of Niemeyer's architecture, L'oeil de la Photographie
2013  wall space gallery, presentation
2013 Serpentine gallery Pavilion 2013, ArchDaily
2012  Serpentine Gallery Pavilion 2012, ArchDaily
2012  Copenhagen Inspires, ArchDaily
2012  Niemeyer Center, ArchDaily
2012  Boutique Apartment in Berlin
2011  Serpentine Gallery Pavilion 2011, Inhabitat
2011  Marble Room, Le Journal de la Photographie
2011  The Cube Restaurant in Brussels, ArchDaily
2011  Inside the Cube, Business Insider Europe
2011  New York High Line Park/Section II
2011  One New Change by Jean Nouvel, London
2011  ARPER Catalogue, selected References
2011  (re)visiting – (re)inventing BURO II book, cover page
2011  Barn House, Oliver Yaphe blog
2010  Serpentine Gallery Pavilion 2010
2010 Successes of the Meeting Place, Houston
2010  Moss Your City London, installation by PUSHAK architects
2009  Serpentine Gallery Pavilion 2009
2009  The Stable House in Belgium, loftlife
2009 - 2017  Saatchi Online, showcase for my artworks
2008  The Barn House by BURO, Wallpaper magazine
2006 - 2017  Thomas Kellner, Photography in Art