Daniel Steegmann Mangrané

Barcelona, Spain, 1977.
Lives and works in Rio de Janeiro and in São Paulo, Brazil.

PIPA 2012, 2013 and 2014 nominee.

Video made by Matrioska Filmes exclusively for PIPA 2012.

About the artist

In his work Steegmann makes use of common objects and natural materials and their associated narratives to explore the relationships between nature and culture, twist reality conventions and engage the imagination of the spectator.

His practice covers various media and oscillates between subtle, poetic but however crude experimentations that question the relationship between habitat and language and the phenomenological effects of this relation over us.

Its installations look for the spectators’ interaction, trying to provoque an active role and becomes aware of that the perception of what surrounds us depends on multiple factors and that varies as a function of the space -physical and symbolic- we place ourselves.

Although mainly conceptually informed, Steegmann work displays a strong concern with the existence and features of concrete objects: Steegmann activates the abstract language as a thought-generating principle and employs the idea of unstable meaning and dematerialized constructions as a way to address issues concerning “objectness”.

The works articulate the sense of space and time, building up a structure as the constellation of elements enter into play.

In addition to his artistic practice Steegmann is organizes the experimental art school Universidade de Verão www.universidadedeverao.org


1996 – 1999 Studies Fine Arts at EINA Escola de disseny i art, Barcelona, Spain.
1999 – 2000 Studies Photography at GrisART School of Photography, Barcelona, Spain.

Recent solo exhibitions

- “Cipó, Taioba, Yví”, Casa França Brasil, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil
- Mendes Wood, São Paulo, SP, Brazil
- Galeria Nuno Centeno, Porto, Portugal
- “A Certain Lack of Coherence”, Porto, Portugal
- “Present Future”, solo projects, Mendes Wood, Artíssima, Torino, Italy
- “Dunas de la economía / maqueta sin calidad”, Halfhouse, Barcelona, Spain
- “Dunas de la economía / maqueta sin calidad”, U-Turn Solo Projects, ArteBa, Buenos Aires, Argentina
- “FOUR WALLS”, Mendes Wood, São Paulo, SP, Brazil
- Espaço Cultural Municipal Sergio Porto, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil
- “Equal”, Ateliê 397, São Paulo, SP, Brazil
- Fundació La Caixa (with Renata Lucas), Lleida, Spain
- “Apresentação”, Centro Cultural São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil
- “Resum/Trabalho”, Galería Ego, Barcelona, Spain
- “S/t” (“pain grillé / revês brulès”), Chapelle des Penitents da Ville d’Aniane, Montpellier, France
- “Naranjas naranjas”, Galería Ego, Barcelona, Spain
- “Luz de tarde”, Fundació la Caixa, Ciclo direcciones, curated by Antoni Llena, Lérida, Spain
- “Mientras una flor se marchita”, galería Alejandro Sales, Barcelona, Spain
“=” , Galeria Alter Ego, Barcelona, Spain

Recent group exhibitions

- “Blind Field”, Krannert Art Museum, Illinois University, Champaing, USA
- “Correspondências”, Instituto Tomie Othake, São Paulo, SP, Brazil
- “Kultur:Stadt”, Akademie der Kunste, Berlin, Germany
- “Ambiguações”, Sala A, Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil
- “Seance of Geometry”, Maddox Arts, London, UK
- “Concrete Remains”, Cristin Tierney, New York, USA
- “Sin motivo aparente”, Centro de Arte 2 de Mayo, Madrid, Spain
- Museo Experimental el Eco, Mexico DF, Mexico
- 9ª Bienal do Mercosul, Porto Alegre, RS, Brazil
- Galeria Pilar, São Paulo, SP, Brazil
- “Esquema para una Oda Tropical”, Galeria Silvia Cintra + Box4, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil
- “Gymnasia Herzlia”, Tel-Aviv, Israel
- “Pindorama Suit”, Rongwrong, Amsterdam, Netherlands
- “Curatorial lab”, Sp-Arte, São Paulo, SP , Brazil
- “Aparelho óptico, o Filme”, Paço das Artes, São Paulo, SP
- “Esta puerta pide clavo”, Galerie Tatjana Pieters, Gent, Belgium
- Bienal Naifs do Brasil, Sesc Piracicaba, São Paulo, SP, Brazil
- “Alphabet of the Magi”, Mendes Wood /Pivó, São Paulo, SP
- “A Iminência das Poéticas, 30º Bienal de São Paulo, São Paulo, SP , Brazil
- Assoziacione Marco Magnani, Sassari, Sardinia, Italy
- “Yemanjá Claus”, Mendes Wood, São Paulo, SP e Diana Stigter, Amsterdam, Netherlands
- Museo ABC, Madrid, Spain
- Belvedere, Estrany de la Mota, Barcelona, Spain
- Premi Miquel Casablancas, Fabra i Coats, Sant Andreu Contemporani, Barcelona, Spain
- 5×5 International Art Prize, Espai d’Art Contemporani de Castelló, EACC, Castellón, Spain
- “Apartamento Modelo”, Art-Rio solo projects, Rio de Janeiro, RJ , Brazil
- Amarello, São Paulo, SP, Brazil
- Galerie mi Riegerungsviertel / Forgotten Bar Project, Berlin, Germany
- “Off-Loop”, Halfhouse, Barcelona, Spain
- “Sobre estructuras”, Colección OTR, Madrid, Spain
- Fundación José García Jiménez, Murcia, Spain
- “angelsbarcelona”, Barcelona, Spain
- “Miragem (Sempre à vista)”, Mendes Wood, São Paulo, SP, Brazil
- “Exposição de Verão”, Galerias Box4 e Silvia Cintra, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil
- “Entes (at)”, Carrer Luís Vives, 4, Barcelona, Spain
- “HÜTTENDONG”, After-the-Butcher, Berlin, Germany
- “Short Time”, Halfhouse, Barcelona, Spain
- “Urban Jealousy”, Tehran Biennial, Tehran, Iran
- “Arte Joven”, Seacex, Museo de Arte Contemporaneo de Santiago de Chile, Chile
- Centro de Arte de Rosario, Rosario, Argentina
- Centro Cultural de España, Buenos Aires, Argentina
- Centro Cultural de España, Montevideo, Uruguay
- “Abre alas”, galeria A Gentil Carioca, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil
- Centro Cultural São Paulo, São Paulo, SP, Brazil
- “Muestra Injuve de Arte Joven”, Círculo de Bellas Artes, Madrid, Spain (itinerant)
- Fotosantander, Santander, Spain
- Loop Festival, Barcelona, Spain
- “En Venta”, galería Ego, Barcelona, Spain
- “Off Loop”, Loop videoart fair, Barcelona, Spain
- “¡Agua!”, galería Ego, Barcelona, Spain
- Tachikawa arts festival, Tachikawa, Tokyo, Japan
- “b/n”, galería ego, Barcelona, Spain
- “Generación 2001″, Casa de América, Madrid, Spain (itinerant – held at Santiago de Compostela, Donostia, Barcelona, Valencia and Sevilla)
- “New attitudes”, ArtFrankfurt, Galería Claramunt, Frankfurt, Germany
- “Interzona”, Palau de la Virreina, Barcelona, Spain (curated by Manel Clot)
- ARCO, Galería Alejandro Sales, Madrid, Spain
- “New Art”, Galería Alejandro Sales, Barcelona, Spain
- “Luz y Textura”, Colegio de Arquitectos, Barcelona, Spain
- “Artíssima”, galería Alter Ego, Turim, Italy
- “New Art”, galería Alter Ego, Barcelona, Spain
- “Menjar i veure”, Galeria Alter Ego, Barcelona, Spain

Awards and grants

- Beca de residencia Junge Akademie, Akademie der Kunste, Berlin, Germany
- Beca de Recerca i Creació, CoNCA, Generalitat de Cataluña, Spain
- Premi Miquel Casablancas, Barcelona, Spain
- Premio ABC de Arte, Madrid, Spain
- Beca Ciutat d’Olot d’Arts Visuals, Olot, Spain
- Beca Musac, León, France
- Ministerio de Cultura, Madrid, Spain
- Premio Fundación José García Jiménez, Murcia, Spain
- Sic-Aecid, Madrid, Spain
- Beca CoNCA de la Generalitat de Cataluña, Spain
- Muestra Injuve de Arte Joven, Madrid, Spain
- Premio Programa Exposições Centro Cultural São Paulo, SP, Brazil
- Selección generación 2001. Obra Social Caja Madrid, Spain

Curatorship and projects

- “Universidade de Verão”, Capacete, Rio de Janeiro, RJ , Brazil
- “Trilhas na mata digital, Video contemporâneo espanhol”, Museu de Arte Contemporânea de Niterói, RJ, Brazil


- “Presentação de investigações recentes”, COMO Clube, São Paulo, SP, Brazil
- Projeto Portfolio, Ateliê Joaquim Silva, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil
- Escola Eina d’Art i disseny, Barcelona, Spain

Artist represented by the galleries:Mendes Wood, Nuno Centeno and Esther Schipper.

Site: www.danielsteegmann.info

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