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Lola Daels

Stuwland

Lola Daels

Stuwland

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2022. Landscape research in collaboration with Sebastiaan Willemen.

Damming infrastructures emphasise the human desire to manage and control nature. Their constructions however, provoke ecological catastrophies, mutating the geological and hydrological systems of its environment. Worldwide, dams are used as a currency in geo-political conflicts, while their impact on the macro scale can cause the loss of ones house, village or even city. All while at the same time these imposant infrastructures have become cultural heritage in the Belgian landscape, inspiring post cards, photographers and rural explorers. 

This project exist in the framework of Veldwerk II, a research program on art outside of the city, organised by Kunstenplatform Plan B. During this research we dug into the belgian damscape and examined the fragmented impact of the infrastructure on the soil and explored the matutations and histories it provoked, both in the landscape and in the society. 

Read more about this project here: https://www.kunstenplatformplanb.be/

Biography

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. 

Upcoming

2024 

  • 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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