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ABOUT


Try to imagine a piece of work that finds its place within a specific situation, or that emerges from it. It can be seen as a negotiation perhaps, or a spark that interferes with the situation and that in turn allows others to interact with its complexities and its contradictions: an interplay of action, reaction and reflection. The search for new encounters, complicities and alliances describes an attitude which foregrounds a practice that is not defined or limited by a specific medium. Formally it can deal with the elements of a video or an installation, but also with the mechanics of a car or the code behind a website. To understand the material we work with gives us an immediate increase in power: the world becomes a place that we can shape.

Daniel Dressel (b. 1985) grew up on the German country side next to the Czech border. Hof, the biggest town in the area, used to be the last train stop before the Iron Curtain. After graduating from high school, Daniel went to India to do a Voluntary Social Year, during which he worked with mentally disabled people, followed by one and a half years of Philosophy at the ‘Freie Universität’ in Berlin and an internship with ‘Restaurierung am Oberbaum’, where he was involved in the restoration of David Chipperfields ‘Neues Museum’ in Berlin. In 2013, he completed his BA in Fine Art at Gerrit Rietveld Academie in Amsterdam. In September 2016 he will finish his MFA at Goldsmiths University in London, for which he was awarded a scholarship by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD).



group exhibitions


24. June - 15. September 2016 // 'Damage & Loss' (Alternativa, Gdansk, Poland)
14. - 18. July 2016 // 'MFA Goldsmiths Show' (Goldsmiths University, London, UK)
14. May 2016 // 'Die Yuppie Hipster Artist Scum' (No.w.here, London, UK)
25. January - 08. February 2016 // 'Between the Lines' (GRAD, London, UK)
23. April - 19. June 2015 // 'Collaborate!' (Oriel Sycharth Gallery, Wrexham, UK)
12. - 26. October 2013 // 'Anthropozänta' (Helmbrechts, Germany)
03. - 09. July 2013 // GRA Graduation Show (Gerrit Rietveld Academie, Frederik Roeskestraat 96, Amsterdam)
16. - 24. November 2012 // 'Ultimate Harmony': HARD.CORE (Upominki, Kapelstraat 32, Rotterdam)
01. - 15. September 2012 // 'Žinkovy Arts Festival': HARD.CORE (Žinkovy, West Bohemia, Czech Republic)
12. - 13. June 2012 // 'Unfamiliar Parcours' (Holland Festival / Frascati Theatre, Amsterdam)
08. - 16. June 2012 // 'Hardcore / Ding-mon-seek': HARD.CORE (Amstel 41, Amsterdam)
31. March 2012 // 'Creating a Context' (Front of House, Bologna, Italy)
16. October 2011 // 'Learning to Sea': HARD.CORE (Retort Art Space, Amsterdam)
15. - 17. April 2011 // 'Open Ateliers Zeeburg' (Amsterdam)
09. April 2011 // 'About Blank Spaces': Daniel Dressel & Anne de Boer ('Slow Lloyd' / Lloyd Hotel, Amsterdam)
17. February 2011 // 'Chief Noise' (Oude Diamantslijperij / Tolstraat 129, Amsterdam)
22. April 2010 // 'Call & Response' (Gallery Schijnheilig, Amsterdam)


residencies


April 2015 // 'Arte + Ecología' (Cortijada Los Gázquez / Andalucía, Spain)
March 2012 // 'Creating a Context' (in collaboration with Nosadella.Due and Neon Gallery / Bologna / Italy)
February 2012 // 'Swedish Connection' (Aspnäs, Härnösand / Sweden)
September - October 2011 // 'About the Relationship between Chaos and Silence' (Kolkata / West Bengal, India)
November 2010 - January 2011 // 'Slow Lloyd' (organised by slowLab / Lloyd Hotel, Amsterdam)


commissions / grants / awards


2015 // 'ICA Moscow / MFA Goldsmiths Exchange Programme' (supported by Moscow Biennale Foundation and the Tsukanov Family Foundation)
2014 - 2015 // 'DAAD Scholarship' (Fine Arts, Design & Film / Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst)
2013 // 'For Sylvanus': A memorial for Sylvanus Tutu Donkor (commissioned by Gerrit Rietveld Academie)






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x DAMAGE & LOSS | ALTERNATIVA GDANSK
24.06. - 15.09.2016


opening: 24.06.2016 | 6 p.m.
exhibition: 24.06. - 15.09.2016
organizers: Alternativa Foundation & National Museum Gdansk

Former premise of Gdansk Shipyard | Hall 90B
www.alternativa-gdansk.pl

Alternativa 2016

MFA GOLDSMITHS SHOW
14.07. - 18.07.2016


opening: 14.07.2016 | 6 p.m.
exhibition: 15.07. - 18.07.2016

Ben Pimlott Building, Laurie Grove Baths & Richard Hoggart Building
New Cross, Goldsmiths University of London
London SE14 6NW

www.goldsmithsmfa2016.com

MFA Goldsmiths Graduation Show 2016

DIE YUPPIE HIPSTER ARTIST SCUM
14 MAY 2016


No.w.here
316 - 318 Bethnal Green Road
London E2 0AG
www.no-w-here.org.uk