(this page was last updated in July 2016)
Niterói, Brazil, 1981.
Lives and works in São Paulo, Brazil.
Represented by Portas Vilaseca Gallery.
PIPA 2011 nominee.
Daniel Murgel earned a Bachelor in Fine Arts from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro in 2005. The artist began his artistic production in 2004, working in collectives such as Grupo Pi and Opavivará. In 2007, Murgel began working individually, participating in solo and group exhibitions, art salons and artistic residency programmes within Brazil. His practice involves drawing and installations. Notable solo exhibitions include: Cultural Centre Bank of the Northeast, Cariri (2010), Foundation Joaquim Nabuco, Recife (2009), Gallery Laura Marsiaj Arte Contemporânea, Rio de Janeiro (2010), and Gallery Mercedes Viegas, Rio de Janeiro (2010). Group exhibitions include: “Abotoados pela Manga”, São Paulo (2010), “Novas Aquisições” Gilberto Chateaubriand, Museum of Modern Art of Rio de Janeiro (2010), “Arte in Loco”, Funceb, Buenos Aires (2009), “Desenho em todos os sentidos”, Sesc Rio de Janeiro (2008), and “Museu Vazio”, Museum of Contemporary Art of Niteroi (2007). In 2010, the artist was awarded the Bolsa Pampulha scholarship at the 30th National Art Salon in Belo Horizonte and was a nominee for the Marcantônio Vilaça Award. Murgel has participated in artistic residencies in Buenos Aires (El Aleph Arte, 2009) and in Belo Horizonte (Bolsa Pampulha, 2010/2011). Murgel was amongst the winning artists of the award Honra ao Merito de Arte e Patrimonio, of the Institute for the Historic and National Artistic Patrimony.
Video produced by Matrioska Filmes exclusively for PIPA 2011: