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Artist Profile

DANIEL
HOLFELD

Born 1984, Dublin.
daniel holfeld Irish artist at sholeh abghari art gallery marbella CONTEMPORARY art gallery marbella

Artist Profile

DANIEL
HOLFELD

Born 1984, Dublin.

Born in Dublin (1984), Daniel Holfeld grew up in Ireland and graduated with a BA [Hons] degree in photography from Dublin’s Institute of Technology in 2008.
Holfeld has always gravitated towards large open spaces, developing a passion and admiration of the complex language of architecture. His earliest success came after graduation when he was invited to participate in the New York photo festival with his work on the abandoned factory space of Barbour Campbell Threads Ltd in Lisburn. This series went on to nominate Holfeld within the best emerging photographer category.

From 2016 onwards Holfeld spent two years documenting Arabic architecture across Morocco, which he debuted in 2018, when luxury department store Brown Thomas, owned by the Selfridges group, invited him to exhibit his work in their Dublin flagship store.

For his work, Holfeld received an honourable mention from the International Photography Awards in 2019 and was hand selected by Saatchi curators to exhibit in London’s The Other Art Fair in 2018.

Earlier in 2020 Holfeld debuted his new series The Space Between in the Royal Institute of Architecture of Ireland and later returned to London to show the series in the Royal Institute of British Architects. For this series Holfeld has focused on the Calpe housing estate La Muralla Roja by iconic Spanish architect Ricardo Bofill and is ranked as one of Ricardo’s ten most iconic works.

The series has received international recognition winning many awards around the world and was exhibited in London’s RIBA where first editions of Blue and Pink Ascension were acquired by the Institute in to their permanent and prestigious Robert Elwall Photography Archive.
ELLE Decor Italia included these works in their top 20 most beautiful architecture photographs; while the series went on to receive Gold wins from the International Photography Awards in the USA and Budapest.

Most recently Holfeld has launched his exhibition Conveying Space at University College Dublin. For this work Holfeld was commissioned by UCD to respond and interpret the iconic architecture found on campus to commemorate Belfield 50. The series has received awards around the world

Artwork

Solo Exhibition
2021, Conveying Space, University College Dublin
2020, The Royal Institute of British Architects, The Space Between, London
2020, The Royal Institute of Architects of Ireland, The Space Between, Dublin
2018, Art & Style, Selfridges Brown Thomas, Dublin, Ireland

Recent Group Shows
2022, BIFA Winners Exhibition, House of Lucie, Budapest, Hungary.
2021, BBA Gallery Photographic Prize during Berlin Photo Week, Berlin
2021, Art Without Walls, Campari X Affordable Art Fair, London, United Kingdom
2020, The Performer, Millepiani, Rome, Italy.
2019, The Royal Art Prize, Royal Opera Arcade Gallery, London, United Kingdom
2018, The Other Art Fair hosted by Saatchi Art, London, United Kingdom.

Collections
Royal Institute of British Architects Permanent Collection
Arab Irish Chamber of Commerce Permanent Collection

Awards
2021, Budapest International Photography Awards, Fine Art-Abstract, Gold
2021, Budapest International Photography Awards, Fine Art, Second Place Win
2021, Agility Award, The Arts Council of Ireland
2021, International Photography Awards, Abstract Architecture, Honourable Mention
2021, PX3 Prix de la Photographie de Paris, Architecture/Buildings – Silver
2021, PX3 Prix de la Photographie de Paris, Fine Art/Architecture – Silver
2020, ITSLIQUID, Artist of the Month, July 2021 Winner
2021, MONOVISIONS Photography Awards, Honourable Mention – Series, Architecture
2020, International Photography Awards, Abstract Architecture, Second Place Win
2020, ELLE Decor Italia Top 24 Most Beautiful Architecture Photographs of 2020
2019, International Photography Awards, Honourable Mention

Residencies
2020, University College Dublin, Dublin

Daniel Holfeld

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