Statement

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.

 

Biography

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 has photographed, published and exhibited the Yakuza (2011) and Mono No Aware (2014) works. In 2017 he completed the online epistolary #image_by_image, an experimental public dialogue based on associations of image and word, fragment and concept, re-contextualisation and reflection. His work has been published and exhibited worldwide.

He is currently working on several installations and collaborations: The Blue Skies ProjectCaduta MassiWeight/Carry, and On Your Shoulders We Stand.

The installation of The Blue Skies Project will be exhibited throughout 2019 and 2020 at the US Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington DC, and in 2020 a monograph on the work will be published.

In 2019, he was nominated for the Prix Pictet.

Anton was the co-founder of BURN Magazine, an award-winning online platform dedicated to emerging photographers.

The Blue Skies Project is produced and curated by longstanding collaborator Monica Allende (UK).

For Mono No Aware, Anton is represented by Ingrid Deuss Gallery in Antwerp, Belgium

 

Curriculum

 

Collections

Victoria & Albert Museum, London

Fundació Banco Sabadell, Barcelona

International Center for Photography, New York

 

Books

 

Exhibitions

 

Publications