Daniel Cabral has a contextual practice that responds to his surroundings through a wide range of mediums, varying from drawing, collage, photography and video to installations, interventions in the public space and performances. His practice is based on three main pillars: an investigation of the male body and the representation of masculinities (in particular concerning gay culture and cult of the body); secondly, a concern with speech, inspired by a background as public speaker in International Relations; and lastly, a broad contextual conversation with the city and the sense of displacement initiated since he immigrated from Brazil to Belgium in 2015. Conceptually his works explore notions of authorship, appropriation and context. Interested in found images, he transforms and repurposes imagery that may come from social media, online archives, the streets and even from his own personal archive built over years working as audio-visual producer.
Before earning a Master Degree in Visual Arts by Sint Lucas School of Arts Antwerp, Daniel Cabral completed a B.A. in International Relations in 2012. Since then he studied Critical Theory at Chelsea College of Arts, London - UK (2015) and worked as a painting instructor at the Museum of Modern Art at Recife, Brazil (2013-2014). He participated in exhibitions such as OVERPRINT (Centre de la Gravure et de l’Image imprimée, La Louvière, 2018) and the Lebanese Biennale of Art (MACAM, Alita, 2017). In 2015, he was selected for the WARP Artist Village, promoted by the Bruges Triennial. And in 2018, his publication "Tour Leopold II - A Guide to the Colonial Heritage of Europe" was nominated for the Prix Révélation Livre d'Artiste by the Multiple Art Days and ADAGP in Paris, France.
Born in Recife, Brazil (1989).
Lives and works in Brussels, Belgium.
Final Start, Sint Lucas School of Arts, Antwerp Belgium
Antwerp Billboard Project, Antwerp, Belgium
Integrated Biennial International Art & Design Conference, De Singel, Antwerp, Belgium
Kortfilm Programma, Het Bos, Antwerp, Belgium
Le Salon MAD | Multiple Art Days, La Monnaie de Paris, France
VERKNIPT | WARP Contemporary Art Platform, Sint-Niklaas, Belgium
CONGOVERPR!NT | Centre de la Gravure et de l’Image imprimée, La Louvière, Belgium
VETORES - Mostra Coletiva de Artes Visuais | Museu Murillo La Greca, Recife, Brazil
Patria Memor| Présence et Action Culturelles, Brussels, Belgium
OVERPR!NT - Ag!tate Act!vate | Centre de la Gravure et de l’Image imprimée, La Louvière, Belgium
Itinerárt | Maison des artistes d'Anderlecht, Brussels, Belgium
ONDERWEG | CC Zwaneberg, Heist-op-den-Berg, Belgium
Portes Ouvertes | Academie de Beaux-Arts Jean-Jacques Gaillard, Brussels, Belgium.
Lebanese International Biennale for Cinema and the Arts | MACAM – Modern And Contemporary Art Museum, Alita, Lebanon
Repetição é | Caramiolas Lab, Recife, Brazil.
Xmas on the Tropics | Espaço Fonte, Recife, Brazil.
Give&Take – Copy | These Things Take Time, Gent, Belgium.
Corpo Território | Memorial de Medicina de Pernambuco, Recife, Brazil.
RISCO! | Museu de Arte Moderna Aloisio Magalhães - MAMAM, Recife, Brazil.
SobeAí | Edifício Pernambuco, Recife, Brazil.
AAIR Wild Card, AAIR, Antwerp, Belgium *upcoming
WARP Contemporary Art Platform, Sint-Niklaas, Belgium / November.
IPHR, Brussels, Belgium / Period: October to December.
Bains Connective, Brussels, Belgium / Period: August to November.
WARP Artist Village 2015, Bruges – Belgium / Period: 1 week in August.
Espaço Fonte, Recife, Brazil / Period: December.
PRIZES / GRANTS
Prix Révélation Livre d'Artiste (nominated)*
Multiple Art Days e ADAGP, Paris, France, 2018.
Edital de Artes Visuais do Recife 2015
Fundação de Cultura da Cidade do Recife, Recife, Brazil, 2015.
Edital de Artes Visuais do Recife 2014
Museu Murillo La Greca, Recife, Brazil, 2014.