Daniel González

(b. 1963, Argentina)


González work results from researches into celebration rites and it takes the form of public projects, sequined banner-painting, and wearable one-off pieces which are shown in high-impact performances. González creates irrational, sexy, and energetic worlds, areas of freedom in which existing conventions collapse. 

His work has been shown in Viafarini, Milan, the Neuer Kunstverein, Aachen and the second Prague Biennale. In 2008 Daniel González realized a workshop performance for Manifesta 7 for which he created portrait-clothess by transforming the clothes of the visitors after interviewing them for a minute. 

In 2010 he took part in the Witte de With festival, Rotterdam, where he presented his first Pop-up Building: he covered a historical church in cut-out cardboard like a gigantic pop- up book.


In 2011 he participated to the biennale of the Museo del Barrio in New York for which he created Pop-up Museo Disco Club, a sculpture-installation that transformed the museum's 5th Avenue facade and its lobby into a block party lasting six months. 

Since 2007 Daniel González has collaborated with Anna Galtarossa on large-scale public projects. The first, Chili Moon Town Tour, a floating utopian city, inaugurated the Bosque de Chapultepec in Mexico City in 2007. The second, Homeless Rocket with Chandeliers, created in Lambrate, Milan, was an installation centred on a crane in use on a building site and contaminated by objects and materials referring to street culture and to the freedom it transmits. The artist exhibited at Zabludowicz Collection, London, the Musée d'Art Contemporain, Bordeaux, Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich. 

In 2013 the artist presents the public installation Romeo’s Balcony in collaboration with ArtVerona art fair, Musei Civici and Teatro Stabile di Verona and the wall installation Happiness Before Civilization at the Pinakothek der Moderne in Munich in occasion of the PIN. Auction Party. 

In 2014 the artist has been invited to the design fair Ventura Lambrate during the Milan Design Week with the projects Criminal Aesthetic Fashion Soundsystem and Daniel González D.G. Clothes Project. In the same year, Noah Khoshbin, curator of Robert Wilson Watermill Center (Long Island, NY, USA) invites Daniel González to the Luminaria Festival in San Antonio, TX, USA, with the performance Bohemian Texas Street Home Fashion Show. 

In 2015 the D.G. Clothes Project presents the performance Aaaaaaahhh Anthology of a Liar, designed for Marsèll showroom in the exhibition space Marsèlleria, Milan, followed by Cheaper Fast Love, performance for the design fair Ventura Lambrate in Milian. In Rome the artist realized the performance of D.G. Clothes Project, Portrait Fashion Factory, hosted in the Monumental Space Santo Spirito in Sassia, for the art programme Spirito Due, curated by Valentina Ciarallo on May 14th, immediately followed by the solo show Super Reality at Valentina Bonomo Gallery from May 19th to September 18th, 2015

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2018   Rarity Summer Contemporary Exhibition, Rarity Gallery Mykonos

2015   Super Reality, Galleria Valentina Bonomo, Rome, Italy
2013   Criminal Aesthetic Fashion at the Skyscraper Club, Diana Lowenstein Gallery (Anna 
Galtarossa & Daniel González), Miami, USA

Juliet & the Forbidden Games Shoes, D.G. Clothes Project, Studio La Citta’, Verona, Italy 

Criminal Aesthetic Fashion Soundsystem, Patrizia Pepe Factory, curated by Ronaldo Fiesoli, text by Marco Tagliafierro, Prato, Italy 

2012   Cloud Factory, (Anna Galtarossa & Daniel González), critical text by Giacinto Di Pietrantonio, Studio La Città, Verona, Italy 

2011 Pop Up Museo Disco Club, El Museo’s Bienal / The [S] Files 2011: The Street Files, curated by Elvis Fuentes, Rocío Aranda-Alvarado and Trinidad Fombella, El Museo del Barrio, New York City, USA 

2010 Officina Italiana di Realtà Anticonformista, Alessandro Marena Project, Turin, Italy 

Social & Political Structure of Fantasy, Vernon Projekt, Prague, Czech Republic 

Pop Up Building, curated by Ruud Reutelingsberger, De Wereld van Witte de With Festival, Arminius church, Rotterdam, Holland 

Pimp Art History, Diana Lowenstein Fine Arts, Miami, USA 

Disco Le Corbusier, Spazio Rizoma, OFF Arte Fiera, Bologna, Italy
2009 A la Mierda lo que Piensen de Nosotros - UFO In My Bed, Vernon International & IN STAGE, Padova, Italy 

City of Dreams, artist parade, Chili Moon Town Tour Productions (Anna Galtarossa & Daniel González), curated by Blanca de La Torre, New York City, USA 

2008 In You I Taste God (performance), Pulse Miami Contemporary Art Fair, Miami, USA
My Clothes (performance/workshop), curated by Silvia Conta, Manifesta 7, Trentino-South 
Tyrol, Italy 

No Money No Honey, Chili Moon Town Tour Productions (Anna Galtarossa & Daniel González) Spencer Brownstone Gallery, New York City, USA 

2007   Homeless Rocket with Chandeliers, Chili Moon Town Tour Productions (Anna Galtarossa & Daniel González), Lambrate, Milan, Italy 

Chili Moon Town Tour, Chili Moon Town Tour Productions (Anna Galtarossa & Daniel González), curated by Andrea Lissoni, Chapultepec Park, Mexico City, special project for México Arte Contemporáneo, in collaboration with Spencer Brownstone Gallery, New York City, USA 

2006   Sono Incazzato Nero e Tutto Questo Non Lo Voglio Piú, curated by Andrea Lissoni, Viafarini, Milan, Italy 

Strip Tradition Aguante Gringo Carajo (performance), México Arte Contemporáneo, Mexico City, México 

2005   Falling in Love Makes Me Stupid / Ponchos Collection (performance), curated by Stefanie Kreuzer, N.A.K., Neuer Aachener Kunstverein, Aachen, Germany 

Freak Out and Get It (performance), curated by Gea Politi, Prague Biennale 2, Prague, Czech Republic 

Doll’s Room (performance), Flash Art Fair, Bologna, Italy
2004   Buy or Die (performance), curated by Gea Politi, Play Gallery for still and motion pictures, Berlin, Germany
2003   Baby I’m a Star, Neuekunst, Manheim, Germany 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITION

 

2015   Urban Hives, curated by Green Island, Fuorisalone 2015, Milan, Italy 2014   25 Yrs Anniversary Show, Diana Lowenstein Gallery, Miami, USA 

DAMN Magazine Anniversary Show, Internationa Biennale Inerieur, Kortrijk, Belgium

Artecho, A Remix of Abundance, curated by Alajandra Esayag and Tam Gryn, Sun West Studios, New York City, USA 

Visione Territoriale, curated by Giacinto Di Pietrantonio, Fortezza di Civitella, TE, Italy

2013   I have a dream too, Marena Gallery,Turin, Italy 

Babylon Disco Lemon Tree, installation, Tina B Festival, Anacapri, Napoli, Italy

2012   Metamorphosis. Moroso Collections, from Design to Visual Arts, curated by Andrea 

Bruciati, Museo di Arte Moderna e Contemporanea, Udine, Italy 

Premio Michetti 2012: Popism, L’Arte in Italia dalla Teoria dei Mass Media ai Social Network, curated by Luca Beatrice, Francavilla al Mare, Italy 

Rewind. 50 anni di FENDER in Italia, curated by Luca Beatrice, Museo della Musica, Bologna, Italy 

2011   Scratch'n'Cut. All Remix Everything, Curated by Lukas Feireiss MADE, Berlin, Germany 

El Museo’s Bienal / The [S] Files 2011: The Street Files, curated by Elvis Fuentes, Rocío Aranda-Alvarado and Trinidad Fombella, El Museo del Barrio, New York City, USA 2015 

A Painting Show, curated by Aaron Moulton, Autocenter, Berlin, Germany

2010   Kings Zine #1 Life, Curated by KINGS e Guia Cortassa, Assab One, Milan, Italy

Re-Imagining Architecture Between Fact and Fiction, curated by Lukas Feireiss AedesLand, Berlin, Germany

The Library of Babel / In and Out of Place, curated by Anna-Catarina Gebbers, 176 Zabludowicz Collection, London, UK

A Basic Human Impulse, art & design, curated by Andrea Bruciati,
GC.AC Galleria Comunale d’Arte Contemporanea Monfalcone, Monfalcone, Italy

2009   Insiders: Practices, Uses, Know-how, curated by Francine Fort, Michel Jacques, Claire Petetin, Eric Troussicot, CAPC Musée d’Art Contemporain de Bordeaux, Bordeaux, France

2008   City of Dreams, Chili Moon Town Tour Productions, (Anna Galtarossa & Daniel González) Deitch Projects Art Parade 2008, New York City, USA

Leftovers, Mariano Pichler Collection, curated by Luca Cerizza and Jennifer Chert, Micamoca, Berlin, Germany

Stultifera Navis, curated by Andrea Bruciati and Marco Tagliafierro, Porta Sant’Agostino, Bergamo, Italy

2007   Kinky Readymade Live (performance), curated by Micaela Giovannotti, Tina B. The Prague Contemporary Art Festival, Prague, Czech Republic

2006   Blow My Car Babe (performance), curated by Stefano Pesce, Kunsthalle? L’associazione Interazioni Locarno, Locarno, Switzerland

Pay is Not Enough to Come Into the National Gallery Prague (performance), Tina B. the Prague Contemporary Art Festival, National Gallery, Prague Czech Republic

SPECIAL PROJECTS 

2015   Portrait Fashion Factory, Daniel González D.G. Clothes Project performance, art programme Spirito Due, curated by Valentina Ciarallo, Complesso Monumentale Santo Spirito in Sassia, Rome, Italy

Aaaaaaahhh Antologia di un Bugiardo, Daniel González D.G. Clothes Project performance, Marsèlleria, Milan, Italy

Cheaper Fast Love, Daniel González D.G. Clothes Project performance, Ventura Lambrate 2015, Milan Design Week, Italy

2014   Bohemian Texas Street Home Fashion Show, Luminaria Festival, curated by Noah Khoshbin, San Antonio, Texas, USA

Criminal Aesthetic Fashion Soundsystem, Ventura Lambrate, Fuorisalone, Milan, Italy

Bastardisation Sculpture Shoes Collection, D.G. Clothes Project, Ventura Lambrate, Fuorisalone, Milan, Milan, Italy

The Origin of the Floor, Palazzo Clerici, Gorgonzola, MB, Italy

2013   Romeo’s Balcony, installation work, Juliet’s House Courtyard, curated by Marco Meneguzzo, Art Verona project, Verona, Italy

Happiness Before Civilization, PIN. Auction Party, PInakothek der Moderne, München, Germany

Door to the Origin of the World with Grandmother Bag Collection, D.G. Clothes Project, Masseria Torre Coccaro Art Project, Brindisi, Italy

Babylond Disco Lemon Tree, installation, Tina B Festival, Anacapri, Naple, Italy

2011   Transportable Square Zordan, workshop with the employees of furniture company Zordan in Valdagno per A Beautiful Day – Art&Co. a cura di Chiara De Cristan e Silvia Ferri de Lazara, Fondazione March

2009   Handmade Ride, pimped Mini Cooper for Tina B. the Prague Contemporary Art Festival, Prague, Italy

2008   Honeymoon, lamp, edition of 20 + ap for Plusdesign, Lambrate, Milan, Italy

LECTURES

2014   The Upcoming Art, conference with students of Accademia Albertina, Associazione Alessandro Marena e Accademia Albertina, Turin, Italy

2013   L’arte come sogno, rivoluzione, cambiamento, debate with Luca Beatrice, Rä di Martino, Anna Galtarossa, Massimo Grimaldi, lecture at Circolo dei Lettori, Biennale of Democracy, Turin

2012   Porsche Live, Pensieri e Altri Suoni, Le Metropoli, organized by Fondazione March and Porsche Italia, lecture at historical literary venue Sala Rossini, Caffè Pedrocchi, Padua, Italy

2009   Spacecraft 2: More Fleeting Architecture and Hideouts, lecture and panel discussion at German leading bookshop Walther König, Museuminsel, Berlin. Other panelists were Markus Bader (architect, raumlabor, Berlin), Dr. Niklas Maak (art critic, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung), Martin Rein-Cano (landscape architect, TOPOTEK 1) and Lukas Feireiss (curator and editor of book publisher Gestalten).

 

''Letter to God''
2011-2015
paillettes cucite a mano su tela
170 x 210 cm

 

''Love song''
2011-2015
paillettes cucite a mano su tela
150 x 200 cm

 

''Organic Midnight Splash Monument''
2011-2015
paillettes cucite a mano su tela
140 x 200 cm