Lola Daels


Lola Daels




2018. Plaster, acrylic, glass.

Through making copies, revaluating worthless objects, decontextualizing fragments or assembling different objects, I question the concept of authenticity in a globalizing society.

I want to reveal the story behind what I find in my environment, and create a new fiction around them. The objects with which I work with, talk about the role of an individual and his search towards identity and nostalgia. I am interested in the conflict between local and global, which is visible in different layers throughout society.

The Disneyfication of city centers to assure the protection of heritage on the larger scale or palm-tree-posters in night shops on a much smaller scale, are both examples of attempts to hold on to a reference. However, both are relics from a different era or place, shaping the globalization of the present context. While all these fragments are pieces of the puzzle shaping our cities, a sense of placelesness occurs, detaching our modern living environments from its context. What is supposed to be authentic has now become a forced attempt, and therefore a ‘fake’. In a way you could state we have lost authenticity in our struggle for identity. © Photo 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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