Lola Daels

Le Vrai Fake II

Lola Daels

Le Vrai Fake II



2020. Seedsculptures (earth, clay, seeds), ceramics, stainless steel. 1 x 160 cm, 1 x 120 cm.

This work is a persecution of Le Vrai Fake. I started feeling guilty by taking away a stone from its origins. While I was searching for explanations for this bizarre sentiment towards a stone, I got intrigued through its genesis. I decided to turn my guilt into motivation and dig deeper into the history of it.

I started reproducing the dried stone I found in the Atlas with earth, clay and seeds. They will bloom once they come in contact with water. The installation shows an irrigation system which can be set alive through pouring water.

With this work I want to highlight the problem of desertification. Desertification is the expansion or creation of deserts resulting from climate change and erosion through poor landscape management. Every year water stress threatens villages throughout Morocco by slowly creating inhabitable areas. One of the strategies to protect the land from drying out, or even to restore a desert landscape, is to grow forests.

Exhibition view ‘Le Vrai Fake II’ at Gluon, Brussels, © Photo's by Silvia Cappellari 

Exhibition view ‘ARE(N)A’ at Kusseneers Gallery, Brussels, © Photo's by Britt Guns


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. 


2023 January - February 11th, 2023 Duo-show ‘Light of the past’, Loup Lejeune and Lola Daels @Plagiarama Gallery

2023 Februari 2th - May, 2023 - Art au Centre Liège, Exhibition & parcours in the center of Liège.

2023 October 14, 2022 - 19.03.2023 - Minimalism-Maximalism-Mechanismmm, Exhibition at Kunsthal Aarhus, Denmark.

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

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