In occasion of his first solo presentation in the Netherlands, entitled, and materiality becomes nothing but a mere representation of a structure of dominance, Brazilian artist and researcher Daniel de Paula, who currently lives and works between Amsterdam and São Paulo, presents a series of objects and works that give continuation to his ongoing investigations towards infrastructure and the production of geographical space understood as the reproduction of violent practices that are fundamental to capitalist production.
Through a variety of sculptural and conceptual strategies the artist proposes, not only a critical reflection of the physical structures that surround us, but also of the agency and invisible phenomena they conceal.
Daniel de Paula (Boston,1987) graduated in 2012 from FAAP with a BFA in Visual Arts, São Paulo. In 2017 began a Masters in Human Geography, USP, University of São Paulo, (interrupted), São Paulo, and in 2018 came to the Netherlands for a post-academic...residency at the Jan van Eyck Academie in Maastricht. He currently lives and works between São Paulo and Amsterdam.
Recent solo exhibitions include, Francesca Minini, Milan (2019); Kunsthalle Gent, Gent (2019); Galeria Jaqueline Martins, São Paulo (2017); Galeria Leme, São Paulo (2015); White Cube Gallery, São Paulo (2014) and Centro Cultural São Paulo, São Paulo (2011).
His works have also been included in relevant institutional group exhibitions such as: Il coltello nella carne, curated by Jacopo Crivelli Visconti, Padiglione d’Arte Contemporanea, Milan (2018); Matriz do Tempo Real curated by Jacopo Crivelli Visconti, MAC, São Paulo (2018); Avenida Paulista, curated by Adriano Pedrosa and Tomás Toledo, MASP, São Paulo (2017); Metrópole: Experiência Paulistana, curated by Tadeu Chiarelli, Estação Pinacoteca, São Paulo (2017); ARTE PARA TODOS! Liberação e Consumo, curated by Mirtes Marins, Instituto Figueiredo Ferraz, Ribeirão Preto (2016), Nós entre os Extremos, curated by Paulo Miyada, Instituto Tomie Ohtake, São Paulo (2015), and Da próxima vez eu fazia tudo diferente, curated by Diego Matos PIVÔ, São Paulo (2012).
Daniel de Paula, Sjoerd Kloosterhuis, and Lumen Travo would like to thank Het Natuurhistorisch Museum Maastricht, Galeria Jaqueline Martins, Francesca Minini Gallery, the Jan van Eyck Academie and Renata de Bonis for their generous support.