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Lola Daels

Citroënboom

Lola Daels

Citroënboom

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2016. Sand, Lemon Tree.

The lemon tree seeks for stability in loose ground representing a fictive reality. Surrounded by white cubes we do not want to deny the facts, but confront the visitor in this white room; this isn’t real.

Through planting the lemon tree in loose ground we want to point out the fragility and personal reality in our society. We are pointing at gallery spaces that group together and isolate themselves in a fictional world of art and decadence. To politicians and landowners whose decisions have an impact on the future of our society, to those who live in a world where a shopping mall is of more value than a wetland, in a world in which the soul of the city is sold to a megalomaniac from another city.

Ehibition view from 'Finnsage' at Rod Barton Gallery, Brussels.

This work was made in collaboration with Sebastiaan Willemen. © Photo Rachelle Dufour

Biography

Lola Prima Donna Daels °1990, Brussel (BE) represented by Kusseneers Gallery, Brussels. Currently in residency @level five Brussels.

 

 

Lola Prima Donna Daels (b. 1990 in Jette, BE) is a Brussels based artist. Leaving from found objects, she poses critical inquiries about the ecological and socio-political situation. By reshaping and integrating her relics into new contexts she questions the concept of authenticity in our globalizing society. She has exponentially gravitated towards researching the human impact from an ecological preoccupation. She works site-specifically, both in research scope as well as in execution. 

Daels obtained her master degree in visual arts in 2014 at Luca School of Arts, Brussels. She has been part of several residency programs such as EKWC (NL), Kooshk recidency (IR) and Cité Internationale des Arts (FR). Her work was shown at Bozar (BE), Extracity Kunsthal (BE), Deegar Platform (IR), Art Sonje Center Seoul (KR) and many more.

Her interest in urban complexities led to the collaboration with architect and urbanist Sebastiaan Willemen. She's is a member of Level Five artistic ecology in Brussels. Currently she's represented by Kusseneers Gallery, Brussels. 

Upcoming

2022 Januari - December Veldwerk, research project in collaboration with Sebastiaan Willemen for Plan B. Find more information about this project here. .

2022 17 September – 29 October 2022, Terre en force at Kusseneers Gallery with Lola Daels, Lara Ögel and Carlos Irijalba. Curated by Evelyn Simons.

2022 October 14, 2022 to January 8, 2023 - Minimalism-Maximalism-Mechanismmm, Exhibition at Kunsthal Aarhus, Denmark.

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