The Way of the Gaze by Damià Díaz

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Curators
Rosina Gómez-Baeza and Lucía Ybarra (YGBART)
Dates
From 17 October to 17 December 2019
Venue
Ajuda National Palace (Lisbon)

Damià Díaz

Damià Díaz holds a degree in Fine Arts from the Polytechnic University of Valencia and from the Ecole nationale supérieure des arts visuels of La Cambre in Brussels, where he developed his first steps in his professional career.

Initially his approach to visual arts was through drawing. At the same time, his interest in chalcographic engraving led him to collaborate with Joan Romà's workshop in Barcelona. Already at the Ecole de La Cambre in Brussels he researched transdisciplinary practice, video, installation and intervention, an introduction to his relationship with architecture and site specific projects. Between 1991 and 1998 he carried out exhibitions in Europe: Mont de Marsans, Hamburg, Larh, Valencia and Maastricht. From 1995 to 2001 he was art and scenography director of the Festival "Nits de la Mediterrània".

In 2002 "Temps i Pensament", a large site-specific intervention in the Chapel of the Hospital de la Pitié-Salpêtrière in Paris, marked the beginning of a balanced dialogue between light and space through sculpture. This project was subsequently exhibited at the Museum of the University of Alicante (MUA). From that moment on Damià investigates new materials, aluminium, plastics, welded metals and synthetic resins, which contrast with subtle drawings on paper that he has never abandoned.

Damià Díaz's work forms part of outstanding national and international private collections.

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