Born in 1987 in Boston, USA. Lives and works between São Paolo, Brazil and Maastricht, The Netherlands.
Conceptual artist Daniel de Paula creates sculptures and installations from objects and images he appropriates, borrows, and acquires from the public sector and corporate entities. An important aspect of de Paula’s practice is the thematization of his negotiations with institutions and the bureaucratic processes and legal procedures that enable his access to the objects and media he uses as raw material in his works. These frameworks broaden de Paula’s focus and dredge up intertwined histories of geological, social, political, and global economic developments. Imbued with these narratives, de Paula’s works materialize the undercurrents of power, capital, and, sometimes, corruption that influence the function and dysfunction of local and global systems.