February - March 2017
Daniel Djamo (b.1987, Bucharest) is a Romanian artist, interested in personal and group histories and stories and in themes such as the national identity. He combines film with performance and video art, while also installation with photography in order to evoke the past and to underline “the now.”
Winner of the 2013 ESSL award CEE (offered by the ESSL museum), the 2013 Henkel Art.Award. Young artist prize CEE (given by mumok - Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig Wien - and KulturKontakt Austria), the 2011 Startpoint Prize Romania (awarded by Arbor vitae Foundation and the Czech Ministry of Culture) and the 2011 Grand Prize of the National University of Fine Arts from Bucharest.
In 2015 he won Premio Combat’s Video art award at Museo Giovanni Fattori, in Livorno, Italy. Also, in 2015, Djamo won the Special Award for Documentary Film given by the Romanian Filmmakers Union, while also being nomineed for the 2015 Best Debut for a feature film (Opera Prima award) by the Romanian Filmmakers Union. He was also nomineed for the 2015 Arte Laguna Prize, in Video Art section.
Daniel had solo exhibitions in Glasgow (Briggait, 2014), Leipzig (KunstKraftWerk, 2015), Kassel (tokonoma, 2012), Torino (Artissima Art Fair, solo show with Anca Poterasu Gallery, 2014), Vienna (Schleifmuhlgasse 12-14 Gallery, 2014), Bucharest (Anca Poterasu Gallery – 2014 and 2015, Victoria Art Gallery – 2013 and 2015), Timisoara (Calina Gallery, 2012) and Kuala Lumpur (WOLO and Wei-Ling Gallery, 2015).
The artist presented his works in group exhibitions at the Moscow Museum of Modern Art (MMOMA), Bucharest National Museum of Contemporary Art, l’Arsenale di Venezia, the Museum of Moscow, took part in the 2014 Les Rencontres Internationales (Paris, La Gaite Lirique), Kunsthaus Dresden, the ESSL museum from Vienna, OSTRALE Centre for Contemporary Art Dresden, Jinling Art Museum (Nanjing, China), Museum of Aveiro, Constanta Museum of Art, Museo Civico Giovanni Fattori, etc.
His videos have been screened in numerous video art and film festivals, while also winning several awards for his artworks in the competitions.
Currently, Daniel Djamo is a PhD candidate in the third year of research at Bucharest National University of Arts (Romania).
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