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
Self published by Danai Simou
Collaboration with Coherent States and publication of photo zine “WORMS” by Danai Simo
Exhibition of photography series ” WORMS” as part of the satellite program of Athens Photo Festival 2017.
2013 – 2019
Interviews and presentations
- Journal du cosmos artistique
- Romance published on Kiosk of Democracy
- Preto Magazine
- Interview for LIFO magazine
- WORMS published on Kiosk of Democracy
- Escapism published on Kiosk of Democracy
- Interview for www.ifocus.gr
- WORMS on KALTBLUT Magazine
- Vogue Magazine
2011 – 2014
Working as a Fashion Stylist, she has gone through several collaborations with fashion magazines.
- “Pershephone” Editorial for Fashion Gone Rogue
- “Puppe” Editorial for Tape 01
- “La Reina Mora” Editorial for Noctis Issue 7
- “Summer Daze” Editorial for TURN Magazine
Participation in a seven-day learning mobility project in Gaillac, France by Via Brachy themed DARE : Demystifying fears and failures to take action.
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.
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.
Participation in a seven-day workshop with Akina books, located in Athens by Void Photo, and production of a book dummy.
Long distance seminar on Editing and Narrative Photography by Achilles Nasios.
Six-day workshop with known Magnum photographer Antoine D’Agata, located in Athens by Void Photo.
Fifteen days with Erasmus+ at Rimini, Italy.
2014 – 2016
Main photography studies at Iek Chaidariou.
Long term seminars on Photography at Pragma.gr.
2012 – 2013
Simou attended Long term seminars of History of Theater by Athina Stourna and History of Arts by the Hellenic Open University.
Photography workshop by Greek photographer Lukas Vasilikos.
2010 – 2012
Danai studied Fashion Styling at Veloudakis fashion school, and graduated with honors.
Internship at Attica Publications Group, working for Mirror magazine.