Lola Daels

The Great Salt Lake

Lola Daels

The Great Salt Lake



2019. Installation with Cremation juwelery (hour- glasses), salt from Namak Lake (Iran), video and photo's.

Iran’s rivers and lakes are drying up and soon Iran will have to start importing water which will inevitably lead to major problems.

This installation, a souvenir shop emphasizes the absurdity of this gigantic problem and how people deal with it trough commercial exploitation. False, cheap jewellery illuminates a drama. A campain image & promo video supports the installation.

Exhibition view ‘Objects vs. Things’ Kunsthal Extra City, Antwerp, photo by Tomas Uyttendaele.

Video by Musko Musko Photo by Antoine Grenez Dorien Bruyeer - Model Minnie Daels - Make Up The Great Salt Lake.


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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