Lola Daels


Lola Daels




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 (chépas collective).


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



Lola Prima Donna Daels (°1990) is a Brussels based artist, who mostly creates site specific and installation art.  Her practice derives from long processes of research in which she investigates analytical and critical inquiries about ecological, environmental and socio-political issues. At every place she visits, Lola collects objects and materials that she reshapes  and integrates into new contexts. 

Daels obtained her master’s 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), Cité Internationale des Arts (FR). Her work was shown at Bozar (BE), Extracity Kunsthal (BE), Deegar Platform (IR), the African Art Fair in Marrakech (MA) and many more. She was selected to participate at the fifth edition of STRT Kit, a one-year development program for artists in Antwerp.  

Her interest in urban complexities led to the collaboration with architect Sebastiaan Willemen, with who she founded chépas collective. She’s is a member of Level Five, an artistic ecology in Brussels, Belgium. Curruntly she’s represented by Kusseneers Gallery, Brussels. 

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