Daniella Valz Gen
Daniella Valz Gen is an artist who lives and works in London. Valz Gen’s work explores the interstices between languages, cultures and value systems with an emphasis on embodiment. Alterity, liminality and ritual come into play through a practice that prioritises process. Whether through an engagement with materials, writing or performance, their work is preoccupied with complexity and non-linear narratives. Valz Gen is author of the poetry collection Subversive Economies (PSS 2018). Their prose has been published in Lish Journal, E.R.O.S Journal, SALT. Magazine, Montez Press Calendar Series, Paperwork Magazine, Dream Babes 2.0 and The Happy Hypocrite Silver Bandages.
Recent projects include: How to Hold, Behold, and Be Held tarot readings written in dialogue with Wellcome Collection objects with Rhiannon Armstrong (2021); Warping Symbols Finding Meanings, Artquest >WFH Residency (2020); (Be)longing, supported by ]performance s p a c e [ and Arts Council England (2019).
Group exhibitions include: There’s something in the conversation that is more interesting than the finality of (a title), The Showroom, London (2018); Eye Ball Pleasers, Lewisham Arthouse, London (2018); Fugitive Desires, 198 Contemporary Arts, London (2017); Reinterpretando a Cristina Galvez, Lima, (2016-2017); Malfunction, Dzialdov, Berlin (2015).