DANI MARCEL is an artist based in London (...)

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He creates objects, performances and situations with undetermined endings that often push everyday acts to their limits.

Often playfully simple and navigating between ephemerality and effort, his practice can also be read as an ongoing exploration of time and value.

He only speaks after his first alcoholic drink of the day, in the ongoing performance Oiled, (2024)

A series of deep-green text paintings commemorating when the threw a party for the 400th exhibition he visited in his life (400 old, 2024).

A hyperreal sculpture of the artist sleeping with a carrot dangling in front of him titled 'Foodie ', 2023.

In 'Eat-in a yoghurt every day (and that's enough), 2022' he ate a yoghurt every day for a hundred days.

In 2021, he paywalled his application to the Rijksakademie, asking for the same amount as the application fee ('The Chicken, the Egg and Stoelendans', 2021).

A series of 102x102 cm paintings, with single coloured images on each, showing a star and the words: even, the, to align, for, a, great, to, be, born.

For 'Gallery poll ', 2022 he carried around small voting cards and asks people which gallery they think he should be represented by.

The resulting cards were framed in different sizes corresponding to an arbitrary power-list of the galleries created by the artist.

In 2021, he paywalled his application to the Rijksakademie, asking for the same amount as the application fee ('The Chicken, the Egg and Stoelendans', 2021).

A pair of ready-made baby shoes placed by the door, titled Start here.

His work has been exhibited in galleries and shows in Grove Gallery, London, Kupfer Gallery, London, Sadie Coles HQ, London, South London Gallery, London, Serving the People, NYC, O'Flaherty's NYC, Fold Gallery, London amongst others spaces.

To arrange a studio visit contact
dani@danimarcel.com