Danai Simou

Born in 1992. Based in Athens,Greece.

Danai Simou works variously between photography, video, sound, poetry and fashion. Her layered, meticulously constructed works trace and perform the undercurrents of personal relationships, power and image-making.

Work / Publications


“Romance” photo zine and “Romance” artist book

Self published by Danai Simou


“Almost True” book

Collaboration with Void and Temps Zero and publication of photo book “Almost True”


“Worms” photo zine

Collaboration with Coherent States and publication of photo zine “WORMS” by Danai Simo

Athens Photo Festival 2017

Exhibition of photography series ” WORMS” as part of the satellite program of Athens Photo Festival 2017.

Lens Culture Portfolio

2013 – 2019

Interviews and presentations


Music Videos for Spineless, Chronoboros, Road Miles and Friend of Gods bands.

2011 – 2014

Working as a Fashion Stylist, she has gone through several collaborations with fashion magazines.




Erasmus+ / Youthpass

Participation in a seven-day learning mobility project in Gaillac, France by Via Brachy themed DARE : Demystifying fears and failures to take action.


Ubique Workshop

Full scholarship in a one year weekly workshop on digital audio synthesis, computer programming and microcontrollers, on aesthetics and philosophy of contemporary art, phenomenological and ecological approaches to sound, sensor interaction, multimedia, online music facilities, and other related matters.


Workshop with Michael Akerman, Stéphane Charpentier and Alyssa Moxley

Participation in a seven-day Image and Sound workshop with Michael Akerman, Stéphane Charpentier and Alyssa Moxley located in Athens, organized by Temps Zero and  Void, and production of a short film and a book.


Workshop with Akina Books

Participation in a seven-day workshop with Akina books, located in Athens by Void Photo, and production of a book dummy.

Seminar by Achilles Nasios

Long distance seminar on Editing and Narrative Photography by Achilles Nasios.

Workshop with Antoine D’Agata

Six-day workshop with known Magnum photographer Antoine D’Agata, located in Athens by Void Photo.


Three Workshops with Achilles Nasios



Fifteen days with Erasmus+ at Rimini, Italy.

2014 – 2016

Iek Chaidariou

Main photography studies at Iek Chaidariou.


Long term seminars on Photography at Pragma.gr.

2012 – 2013

Hellenic Open University

Simou attended Long term seminars of History of Theater by Athina Stourna and History of Arts by the Hellenic Open University.

Workshop with Lukas Vasilikos

Photography workshop by Greek photographer Lukas Vasilikos.

2010 – 2012

Veloudakis Fashion School

Danai studied Fashion Styling at Veloudakis fashion school, and graduated with honors.

Attica Publications

Internship at Attica Publications Group, working for Mirror magazine.



2019 – Romance, Solo Photography Exhibition, South Space for photography, Chania, Crete

2019 – Ubique Showcase, Origin, Sound and Video performance, Romantso, Greece

2019 – Romance, Solo Photography Exhibition, Booze Cooperativa, Athens, Greece

2018 – Image and Sound performance, Institut Français d’Athènes, (Part of the Creative workshop with Michael Akerman, Stéphane Charpentier and Alyssa Moxley), Greece (Group exhibition)

2017 – The Last Game, Curated by Achilles Nasios, Trii Art Hub, Athens, Greece (Group exhibition)

2017 – Surgical Mind, Tilt Platform 2017, Loutraki, Greece (Installation with Alex Papaioannou)

2017 – WORMS, Athens Photo Festival 2017 – Satellite Program, at TAF The Art Foundation, Greece (Part of New Found Self, group exhibition)

2017 – Into the Void with Danai Simou, Void, (Part of ‘Into the Void with Antoine d’Agata’ workshop), Greece (Group exhibition)

2016  –  The Secret , Technopolis City Of Athens, Greece (Group exhibition)

2015  –  4th Le Festival Chimeres / Projections, Booze Cooperativa, Greece (Group exhibition)

2015  –  6th Annual Photography Exhibition of Pragma Seminars, Greece (Group exhibition)