Daniela at ”BOY WITH FIGS”, theater workshop, School No 23, Bucharest, 2014
Daniela Palimariu is a visual artist from Iasi, currently living in Bucharest. She received a BA in Photography and Video from George Enescu University in Iasi in 2009, MA Fine Arts : Contemporary Practice from University College Falmouth, UK in 2011. She enjoys working with children and has started working with ArtCrowd in 2014.
Practical Hiding Solutions, various installations from wood and other materials, in progress, 2013
In 2013 she was an artist in residence at Nida Art Colony in Lithuania and at EstNordEst in Sain-Jean-Port-Joli in Quebec, Canada through a grant from Pepinieres Européenes pour Jeunes Artistes. During the latter one, she mainly worked with wood and developed a series of interactive installations and sculptures - like the Practical Hiding Solutions, two of which can be seen here.
During her MA, Daniela discovered that social events organized around various types of eating scenarios can be a rich form of art. She organized Superstition Lunch Party (Falmouth, UK), Dinner in the Love Boat (Revine Lago, Italy), 105 Variétés (SJPJ, Canada) and, pictured here, Gifted Brunch in Madrid, Spain as part of the 2013 Curators' Network Meeting. During the event, 10 guests were surprised to discover that the different ingredients were wrapped as gifts, in order for them to re-gift to each other.
TranzitCAFÉ, installation and series of events, tranzit.ro/ Bucharest, Romania, 2014
In 2012, Daniela opened CAFE35 at a local art gallery - Atelier35, where she invited people to share short moments together, around food, coffee or books. She was invited to re-think the project in 2014, and so she opened TranzitCAFE at tranzit.ro/ Bucharest, with the intention of offering a space inspired by social permaculture. Some events were also organized, in which people were again, invited to share ideas, gifts and food.
The Platform, installation and series of events, Falmouth, UK, 2011
The Platform (seen in the image) was her MA graduation project and it consisted of a large construction on which the public was invited to relax, socialize, eat, read or play. Children made the most of it! A few events were also organized, like Nap Stations, Open Reading or one-day exhibitions from fellow artists.