LIVES AND WORKS
LIVES AND WORKS
Rio de Janeiro
DATE OF BIRTH
Daniela Antonelli / 1981 / Rio de Janeiro /Brazil.
I am a female Brazilian artist, mother of two girls, living in the region of Versilia, Italia.
I am interested in art as an instrument of connection between the tangible and intangible worlds. My work manifests itself in the form of drawings, videos, objects made out of natural materials such as stones, bones, leather, feathers, hair, among other things.
The transition of a natural object to a cultural object is one of the things I am interested in as an artist. How that transition is made, what is necessary for it to occur and the role of the artist in this process.
In Brazil I had the opportunity to show my work in a few solo and collective shows in galleries, institutions, alternative art spaces, art fairs and so on. I also attended residency programs in The United States - Residency Unlimited and England - West Dean Foundation.
In the past two years I have been using videos and drawings in an intimate scale to talk about the complex reality of an immigrant mother during the pandemic.
During this time I have also been able to develop a series of laboratories with kids working with painting , and object making. It has been a valuable addition to my practice as an artist since, working with kids and art, is something refreshing and powerful.
Now I continue to develop my research focusing in unveiling the peculiarities of daily life through drawings and videos.
WHO I AM
Daniela Antonelli. Female Brazilian artist, mother of two girls, living in Italia.
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