Anton Kusters is a multidisciplinary visual artist who uses a documentary approach to explore the limits of understanding, the difficulties of representing trauma, loss of the experience of place, and the act of commemoration.
Using primarily abstracted and deconstructed photographic and visual representation, his focus lies on investigating other ways of seeing, the mechanisms of memory and remembrance, and the significance of viewer placement and subject-position.
Anton was born in Belgium (1974), and obtained a master's degree in Political Science at K.U.Leuven (Belgium). He studied photography at STUK Leuven (Belgium) and Academy of Fine Arts, Hasselt (Belgium). Currently he lives & works in Belgium and Tokyo.
Anton was the co-founder of BURN Magazine, an award-winning online platform dedicated to emerging photographers.
His work has been featured in The Sunday Times Magazine, New York Times, l'Espresso, GEO magazine, TEDx, El Pais, BBC, The Economist, BBC Radio 4, Leica M Magazine, dS Weekblad (De Standaard), Dagens Næringsliv and The Japan Times, amongst others.
His work has been exhibited in Maastricht (NL), Genk (BE), Rome (IT), Barcelona (ES), Sydney (AUS), Hong Kong (HK), Liège (BE), Montpellier (FR), Genève (CH), Antwerp (BE), Aalst (BE) and Hasselt (BE).
He has taught workshops in Berlin, Venice and New York.
Anton has photographed, published and exhibited the Yakuza and Mono No Aware works. He is currently working on several projects and collaborations: The Blue Skies Project, Caduta Massi, Weight/Carry, and On Your Shoulders We Stand. The online epistolary #image_by_image with fellow photographer Ivan Sigal is an experimental public dialogue based on associations of image and word, fragment and concept, re-contextualisation and reflection.
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Victoria & Albert Museum, London
Fundació Banco Sabadell, Barcelona
International Center for Photography, New York