Daan Russcher

          Exhibition views


Standing Stones

Material Evidence of
what does not Exist

A Threefold Experience
of Spaces




          © Daan Russcher

2019    Internship with Jan Kempenaers in Antwerp
2016 - 2020 Photography, Bachelor of Design, HKU University of the Arts
2012 - 2016 Bachelor of Built Environment, HU University of Applied Sciences

2024    (upcoming) The verge, a vessel, the veil (Part II), WILLIE - creative space, Zaandam, NL
2024    (upcoming) The verge, a vessel, the veil (Part I), Broedplaats Heining, Amsterdam, NL
2023    Destination Unknown, Roermond, NL
2023    Projectspace Lokaal, Utrecht, NL (solo)
2023    De Bouwput, Amsterdam, NL (solo)
2023    Things That Take Time, TORCH Gallery, Amsterdam, NL
2022    The National Photography Congress of Istanbul, Istanbul, TR
   Connection, Galerie Bart, Amsterdam, NL
2022    Kloof United, Kunsthal Kloof, Utrecht, NL
2022    Setting the Stage: Photography as Object and Prop, Lusuolo Castle, IT
2022    Filmtheater Kriterion, Amsterdam, NL (solo)
2022    next stop - chop shop, Kunsthal Kloof, Utrecht, NL
2021     De Belofte 16, Kunstliefde, Utrecht, NL
2021     Keep an Eye Award Show, FOTODOK, Utrecht, NL
2021     Material Evidence of what does not Exist, UNSEEN Book Market, Amsterdam, NL
2021     Seeing the Unseen, Galerie Pouloeuff, Naarden, NL 
2021     Becoming Moveable Statues, city centre of Utrecht, NL
2021     Remnants of a Moment, Kunstliefde, Utrecht, NL
2020    Parallax Views, AG, Utrecht, NL
2020    HKU Photography Graduation Show, FOTODOK, Utrecht, NL 
2019     Het kan niet altijd feest zijn, Café Boothill, Utrecht, NL
2019     The sponge, the clay, the brick, the bridge, UNSEEN, Amsterdam, NL

Residencies / Development
2025     (upcoming) Residency at PADA Studios
2024     Power Up programme by Mondriaan Fonds
2023     Residency at Destination Unknown 2023
2023     Residency at AGA LAB
2022     Selected participant workshop Setting the Stage: Photography as Object and Prop
2020    Selected participant FOTODOK Lighthouse: Talent Program

Artist Books
2021     Material Evidence of what does not Exist

Prizes / Grants
2024     Mondriaan Fonds:  Artist Start
2022     Pictoright Steunfonds
2021     Fonds Kwadraat
2020    Keep an Eye Photography Stipendium

Commissioned work
2023   Series of images for Stadscuratorium Amsterdam
2022   De Correspondent: Zo worden de huizen van de toekomst waterproof

Publications / Press
Interview with Katharina Siegel on Sprout Publish
Podcast “DU-Podcast” by Destination Unknown
Podcast “Rise above the Void” by Galerie Bart
Portretten van een nieuwe lichting fotografen, MAGjeZIENenHOREN #5!
De kunst van het kijken, Seeing the Unseen, Galerie Pouloeuff, Gooi- en Eemlander
2021     Lighthouse the podcast: Daan Russcher & David Hamers
    Interview with Steve Bisson on Urbanautica
2021    Self-image: Personal stories during Moveable Statues at Domplein
2020   Blurring the Lines catalog, published by Urbanautica Institute

Lectures / Seminars
2023   Guest lecture at Hogeschool voor de Kunsten Utrecht
2023   Mentor project ErfGoed in Beeld for Omgevingseducatie and Alberdingk
              Thijm Mavo Hilversum
2022   Guest lecture at Hogeschool voor de Kunsten Utrecht
2022   Mentor project ErfGoed in Beeld for Omgevingseducatie and Alberdingk
              Thijm Mavo Hilversum
2021    Workshop photography for Kunst & Economie at Hogeschool voor de
              Kunsten Utrecht
2021    Moderator at online conference Blurring the Lines 2021
2021    Artist talk at Photography Lunch Talks, Paris College of Art

Daan Russcher (1995)
Based in Amsterdam, The Netherlands


In his visual work, Daan Russcher searches for new ways to depict the urban environment. His attention is focused on the frayed edges of the city: indeterminate transitional areas that at first sight are difficult to 'read'. We mostly visit them as passers-by and have no eye for the often banal surroundings.

What fascinates Russcher is the raw and unpolished quality of areas that are characterised by functionality, infrastructure and industry. In an intuitive way, he tries to expose the individual character of these places. By means of his camera, he scans the material surface, looking for something to hold on to.

He uses his photography and the materials he finds on the spot – through deconstruction and reconstruction – to create new images that incite an active way of looking.