Exhibit - Mono No Aware + Yakuza (CCHA, Hasselt, BE)

My largest exhibit to date, 118 works on display from both the Mono No Aware and Yakuza projects, for a period of no less than 5 months. There will also be quite a few previously unexhibited works of Mono No Aware that get shown.

This exhibit was made possible by ACT&ART in cooperation with CCHA.


More info here: https://www.ccha.be/programma/beeldende_kunsten/Anton_Kusters/
Dates: April 23 - September 24, 2017
Vernissage: April 23, 3pm

Cultuurcentrum Hasselt
Kunstlaan 5,
B-3500 Hasselt
Tel +32 11 22 99 31

Talk at the PXL in Hasselt

© image by Joke Timmermans

© image by Joke Timmermans

A talk for the bachelor students of Professional Communication Management at the PXL in Hasselt, Belgium. It's a breakfast lecture, and I'll be using my Yakuza work as a case, not only how to work with your photographic subject in a long term project, but also on how to talk directly to your audience along the way, and how I got lucky launching my book.

You can see some images in a facebook album here...

Talk in "Berg en Dal" show on national radio Klara - vrt

Kyushu, 2015

Kyushu, 2015

I had the pleasure of speaking for an hour with Pat Donnez in his excellent show "Berg en Dal" about my projects, my hopes and my fears. A surprisingly deep conversation. On Belgian national radio (vrt - Klara).

Teaching photography at the LUCA School of Arts

From the 21st of March to the 25th I'll be teaching the photography students of LUCA School of Arts in Genk (BE) during a special project week.

We'll be dealing with many behind-the-scenes things like self publishing, how to deal with a long term project, how to connect to and grow your audience, how to run it like a business,... and of course how to work your @ss off and get lucky.

The Bachelor and Master candidates will also be shooting an assignment during the same week, and we'll be mounting a pop-up exhibit on Friday with the results.


Exhibit - Mono No Aware (Ingrid Deuss Gallery, Antwerp, BE)

Mono No Aware will be featured in premiere at Ingrid Deuss Gallery in Antwerp. And for the first time ever, the images will be accompanied by words, lifting the veil just a little on the stories behind them.

I'm absolutely thrilled to be working together with Ingrid. Since the day we first met, she immediately took my work to heart... and never stopped. Absolutely beautiful.

Come and grab a beer at the opening... I'll be there personally, it'll be great to meet!

More info here: www.ingriddeussgallery.com
Dates: January 23 - March 12, 2016
Vernissage: January 22
Ingrid Deuss Gallery, Provinciestraat 11, 2018 Antwerp, Belgium (Tel. +32 475 56 22 83) ingrid@ingriddeuss.be

Exhibit - Yakuza in Leica Gallery Hamburg (DE)

In celebration of the publication of the first issue of Leica M Magazine, there is a group exhibit of work by Alex Webb, Bruce Gilden, Trent Parke, Jan Grarup, Ciril Jazbec, and yours truly with YAKUZA. Come and visit, and buy an issue of the magazine! See the issue online here.

Exhibit - YAKUZA (CC DeWerf, Aalst, Belgium)

Exhibit of the Yakuza project in Cultural Centre "DeWerf" in Aalst, Belgium. This is one of the largest and most elaborate YAKUZA exhibition to date, with 24ft rice papers and 64 of 66 images on display in this stunning location. I'll also be giving lectures on 13, 14, and 15 October.

Also, as a premiere, there is a preview of select images from Mono No Aware, my new project, to be seen.

More info here: www.ccdewerf.be
Dates: September 27 - December 15, 2014
CC DeWerf, Molenstraat 51, Aalst, Belgium (+32.53.723811)

Exhibit - YAKUZA (DOCfield14, Barcelona, Spain)


Exhibit of the Yakuza project in TAGOMAGO Gallery in Barcelona, Spain and proud to be part of the DOCfield14 festival. 39 images on display in this beautiful location.
More info here: www.docfieldbarcelona.org
Dates: June 17 - July 25, 2014
TAGOMAGO Gallery, Santa Teresa 6, 08012 Barcelona (+34 932 922 422)

Exhibit - YAKUZA (Boutographies, Montpellier, France)

Exhibit of the Yakuza project as a part of the Boutographies photo festival in Montpellier, France... and proud to be part of it of course. 36 images on display in the "Pavillon Populaire".
More info here: www.boutographies.com
Dates: May 16 - June 1, 2014
Pavillon Populaire, Rue Charles Amans, 34000 Montpellier, France

Exhibit - YAKUZA (Asia One, Hong Kong)


Exhibit of the Yakuza project in the Vertical Art Space in Asia One in Hong Kong. A unique location that spans 10 floors. Images will be printed locally, and 62 images of the project will be on display. The gallery will also represent me and my work for China, Hong Kong and Singapore.

More info here: www.asiaone.com.hk and here www.aovertical.com

Dates: December 6, 2013 - January 25, 2014

AO Vertical Art Space, 3-13/F Asia One Tower, 8 Fung Yip Street, Chai Wan, HK


Exhibit - YAKUZA (Liège, Belgium)


Exhibit of the Yakuza project in not one, but three locations in Liège, Belgium. Not only will 45 of the main images be on display, but also 7 designed spreads from 893 Magazine, which I printed at a nice 70*44".

Copies of the sold out ODO YAKUZA TOKYO book (2nd edition) are also available on site.

The three locations are: 

  • Academy of Fine Arts, 21 Rue des Anglais, 4000 Liège
  • le Cadran, 23 Rue de Bruxelles, 4000 Liège
  • Monos Art Gallery, 39 Rue Henri Blès, 4000 Liège (a preview of Heavens will also be held here simultaneously)

More info on these sites:


  • November 14 - November 21, 2013 (Academy & le Cadran)
  • November 24 - January 30 (Monos Art Gallery)


Exhibit - YAKUZA (Fotoleggendo, Rome, Italy)


Exhibit of the Yakuza project in Officine Fotografiche in Rome, Italy and proud to be part of the Fotoleggendo festival. 47 images on display, in an installation of japanese rice paper and Goza mats, tailored specifically to this beautiful location.

More info here: www.fotoleggendo.it

Dates: October 10 - November 9, 2013

Officine Fotografiche, Via Giuseppe Libetta 1, 00154 Roma