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 (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. 



  • Mine Away - Solo Exhibition at M Leuven 
    March 14th till Sept 5th 2024
  • Artist talk
    + screening of the movie ‘Apple Cider Vinegar’ by Sofie Bennoot
    Thursday sept 5th 2024
    19:00 – 21:50 at M Leuven

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