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Lola Daels

The shrine, mud wall samsung ac

Lola Daels

The shrine, mud wall samsung ac

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2019. Earth bricks, air conditioning ventilator, at Deegar platform, Teheran.

After working in Morocco in 2018, we were able to dig deeper into the vernacular techniques of architecture and urbanism in the Islamic world during our stay at Kooshk residency in Tehran, Iran.

The installation brings together two local architectural elements deriving from a different era. A wall made of sun dried, mud bricks curves around a mechanical air conditioning ventilator, while the whole is enlightened with candles. The setup refers to a shrine, in which the vernacular wisdom submits itself to the advantage of contemporary techniques.

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. 

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