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2016. Lamp, black & white photo on glass.

More and more European cities are characterized by the look of small commercial properties such as night shops, snack bars or Internet cafes. With their typical look of exotic nostalgia, references to exotic destinations are determining a trend of spontaneous non-architecture as one of the main typologies occupying the 21st century streetscape.

Beautiful commercial places are often occupied by cheap eateries (snacks) and nightshops. The architecture that comes with these stores has a striking but uniform character. Repeating elements such as fluorescent lamps or photographs of exotic destinations generate a unique and strange atmosphere, which can be observed both in the streets and in the stores themselves.

We aim to capture this atmosphere by placing a picture of a snackbar as a subject into one of these kitsch lamps. By hanging the kebab-lamp in the exhibition space we ask the visitors for their attention. Our urban landscape is anything but utopian.

Biography

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. 

Upcoming

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

March - April 2022 Residency at Fondation CAB
Please join me April 7th at my Open Studio https://fondationcab.com/nl/open-studio-lola-daels

March 15 to April 24 2022 - Minimalism-Maximalism-Mechanismmm, Exhibition at Seoul Art Sonje Center with work from Tove Storch (DK), Studio ThinkingHand (DK / AU), Lola Daels (BE), Seulgi Lee (KR), Ali Kazim (PA) and Elsa Salonen (FI).

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

Texts and publications

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HART Magazine, Interview Lola Daels

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