Gielis Daan

1988 - Beringen

Daan Gielis ° 1988, Beringen, lives in Antwerp and works in Hasselt and Genk  Daan Gielis' installations have an autonomous aesthetic language that arises from the composition of self-designed constructions and found objects such as plants.


His installations incorporate an expectation of narrative elements. They seem to refer to something that happened or an enigmatic event that caused it to emerge.  


Daan Gielis graduated with a master's from St-Joost, 's-Hertogenbosch in 2013 and visual art from the Provincial Hogeschool Hasselt in 2010.


His work has been shown in the following exhibitions (a selection): Auction MDD, Museum Dhondt-Dhaenens , Deurle, 2014; Interpunction # 7, Tatjana Pieters Galerie, Ghent, 2014; Wild Horses & Trojan Dreams, Marres, Maastricht, 2013; Friends & Neighbors, studio Koen van den Broek (curated by Wouter Davidts), Merksem, 2013; Young Guns, Hajke Müsstege Gallery, 's-Hertogenbosch, 2012; Leaving for a living, Manifesta Parallel, Genk, 2012.


Gielis Daan - Cocos Nucifera #1

2014 - Plexi, print, sticker, cardboard, nail, steel - 2 x (28,5 x 41 cm)


Gielis Daan - Miami Black

2014 - Cardboard 


Gielies Daan - If it is dead, fvck it and let it rest, Part II

2014 - TL lighting, steel, steel wire, electronics - variable