*1985 - Würzburg, Germany
In 2016 my name was for the first time mentioned on e-flux. I was one of the participating artists at Alternativa 2016, curated by Anna Nawrot, Lívia Páldi and Aneta Szyłak. In 2022 my name was mentioned again on e-flux, this time not as a participating artist, but as a technical project coordinator.
It is true for most artists that they cannot pay their rent, buy food and the material for their work only with the income they generate through their practice: It is a constant struggle to find the right balance between life as an artist and the necessity to earn money. This is why those of us who don't earn enough money as artists and who did not inherit a fortune from their families often have to work in other jobs as well - for example on construction sites, as care workers, in the service industry, as teachers, etc.
Also I cannot afford to work as a full-time artist - even though I would like to. I need a part-time job to pay my bills. Nevertheless I am in a quite fortunate position: because I am self-employed as a technician I can choose to work the necessary minimum in order to maximise the time I have as an artist. However, this work identity easily gets blurred and confused with my artist identity, because both identities are rooted in the field of art and culture.
This is the reason why I chose to split them up. From now on I use my mother's maiden name for my artist identity: Daniel Vollmond, formerly known as Daniel Dressel.
2014 – 2016
Goldsmiths - University of London, MFA Fine Art -> with distinction (London, UK)
2009 – 2013
Gerrit Rietveld Academie, BA Fine Art (Amsterdam, NL)
EXHIBITIONS & AWARDS
Stiftung Kunstfonds, Neustart Kultur -> award
Spoiler Zone, IL CIRCOLO DEL FRATTEMPO -> exhibition (Berlin, DE)
Atelier Mondial, 6 months in Berlin -> artist residency (Berlin, DE)
E.KA.TE, Polyphonize -> research residency (Limassol, CY)
South Kiosk, South Kiosk Summer Screen -> exhibition (London, GB)
E-Werk Freiburg, KA BUFF ! -> artist residency (Freiburg, DE)
FORMER Project Space, Ohmmmmmm -> exhibition (Brussels, BE)
E-Werk Freiburg, Songs from the End of the World -> exhibition (Freiburg, DE)
Dover Arts Development, JETWASH - 5min - 360° -> solo exhibition (Dover, GB)
National Gallery Skopje, 20 years Art Colony Galichnik -> exhibition (Skopje, MK)
Art Colony Galičnik, Art Colony Galičnik -> micro residency (Galičnik, MK)
Kunsthaus Langenthal, Unbehaust -> exhibition (Langenthal, CH)
Museum Romeinse Katakomben, Secret Gardens -> exhibition (Valkenburg, NL)
Imago Mundi, Join The Dots / Unire le distanze -> exhibition / catalogue (Trieste, IT)
Repeater Books, Regeneration Songs: Sounds Of Investment And Loss From East London -> Music for Masterplanning -> exhibition / publication (London, GB)
Stiftung Brasilea, Habitare -> exhibition (Basel, CH)
WAL-NUT, WAL-NUT / ISSU 1 + ISSU 2 -> publication (London, UK)
Peer Sessions: ASC Gallery, Future Refrains -> exhibition (London, GB)
Peer Sessions: ASC Gallery, Collaboration in Question -> event (London, GB)
Cody Dock, POLYGON -> solo exhibition (London, GB)
Peer Sessions: Deptford X, Peer Session #76 -> event (London, GB)
Alternativa 2016, Damage & Loss -> exhibition / catalogue (Gdansk, PL)
Goldsmits - University of London, MFA Degree Show-> exhibition (London, GB)
No.w.here, Die Yuppie Hipster Artist Scum -> event (London, GB)
GRAD, Between the Lines -> exhibition (London, GB)
Moscow Biennale Foundation, Exchange -> artist residency (Vishniy Volochek, RU)
Oriel Sycharth Gallery, Collaborate! -> exhibition (Wrexham, GB)
Joya: AiR, Joya: AiR -> artist residency (Cortijada Los Gázquez, ES)
DAAD, German Academic Exchange Service -> award
Anthropozänta, Anthropozänta -> exhibition (Helmbrechts, DE)
Gerrit Rietveld Academie, GRA Graduation Show -> exhibition (Amsterdam, NL)
Upominki, Ultimate Harmony -> exhibition (Rotterdam, NL)
Žinkovy Arts Festival, Žinkovy Arts Festival -> exhibition (Žinkovy, CZ)
Holland Festival: Frascati Theatre, Unfamiliar Parcours -> event (Amsterdam, NL)
Amstel 41, Hardcore / Ding-mon-seek -> exhibition (Amsterdam, NL)
Nosadella.Due, Creating a Context -> residency / exhibition (Bologna, IT)
Retort Art Space, Learning to Sea -> exhibition (Amsterdam, NL)
About the Relationship between Chaos and Silence -> residency (Kolkata, IN)
slowLab, SlowLloyd: About Blank Spaces -> residency / exhibition (Amsterdam, NL)
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