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ABOUT THE ARTIST

DANI MARTI was born 1963 Barcelona, Spain. Lives and works Sydney, Australia and Glasgow, Scotland. Marti works across video, installation and public art. His unorthodox woven and filmic works turns to wider notions of portraiture and sexuality in Modernism, Minimalism, and geometric abstraction.

Oscillating between hopefulness and failure, Dani Marti’s work is hinged to a representational paradox. For on the one hand it presupposes belief in the act of portrayal, and on the other hand it tacitly admits portraiture’s inevitable failure to accurately capture. His relation to his subject is consistently fixed: an obsessive, laborious, and often desire-driven attempt to represent something of his subject that is beyond appearances. Something of a deep-rooted lust between him and his subject, something of an essence, something, in other words, beyond surface. But it is surface—quite literally—that we as viewers are left with in Marti’s work, nothing objectively closer to ‘the real’ other than what one chooses to see and read into it. Marti’s work is thus an explicit reminder that viewer subjectivity is the only place where the portrait can truly be generated. His gestures toward it are merely our starting points.

August 26 –  November 16, 2014 : ONE FROM ONE. The minimal aesthetic in art.

Newcastle Art Gallery,  Australia

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July 13 –  August 16, 2014 : Run Run Run

Arc One Gallery, Melbourne

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February 25 –  May 10, 2014 : dLux Media Arts presents “Scanlines remix”D

Brenda May Gallery, Sydney

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March 1 –  May 11, 2014 : 2014  Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art: DARK HEART

ART GALLERY OF SOUTH AUSTRALIA, Adelaide

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October 15 – December 15, 2013: Weight and Measure

SIEGFRIED COMTEMPORARY,  London

curated by Lee Cavaliere and Andreas Siegfried
with PEDRO CABRITA REIS, MARTIN CREED, JOSE DAVILA, RICHARD LONG, DANI MARTI, JEFF WALL and FREDRIK VAERSLEV

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November 14-17, 2013: Pinta Video

PINTA NY,  New York City

curated by Octavio Zaya

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October 17 – November 16,  2013: The Blake Prize exhibition

GALLERY OF UNSW, College of Fine Arts, Sydney

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July 2013: THE OPEN 100

ARTANGEL, UK

n parallel with the two awards, Artangel is pleased to share the online Open 100, the panel’s selection of around 100 proposals from the 1500 submissions received in 2013.

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March 1 – May 5, 2013: From Madonna to madonna

DOMUS ATRIUM , DAE 2,  Salamanca

curated by Paco Barragan

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From madonna to Madonna Press Release

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January  26 – April 23, 2013: ECONOMY

CCA,  Glasgow and Stills, Edinburgh

curated by kirsten Lloyd and Angela Dimitrataki
featuring over 40 artist  including Tracy Emin, Adreas Gursky, Owen Logan, Anu Penannen, and WochenKlausur

ECONOMY is an exhibition project that aims to generate constructive public discussion on how the economy impacts upon life. It addresses issues that range from migration, labour, sexuality and the crisis of democracy to the quest for alternative futures

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February 15 – April 7, 2013: VIDEONALE 14

Kunstmuseum Bonn,  Germany

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Spring 2012:  DANI MARTI Monograph

by Hatje Cantz, Berlin

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