Diane Dal-Pra

Born in France in 1991
Lives and works in Paris

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She graduated with a BA in Design from the University Michel de Montaigne, Bordeaux (2013) and received special mention from the jury for a postgraduate in Art from Les arènes, Toulouse (2015).

In 2019, Diane Dal-Pra was awarded the Laureate prize in a completion led by curator Edoardo Monti and completed an artist's residency at Palazzo Monti (Brescia, Italy). She was also part of a residency project at Villa Noailles (Hyères, France).

Diane Dal-Pra’s psychological assemblages reveal multiple layers of our intimacy. Focusing on our daily life rituals, she examines our relationship with objects and how they become poetic supports of introspection. The composition of her psychological assemblages accentuate a sense of dissolution and the physical sensations of the material. We move through silent wastelands, remnants of a vanished moment. Her muffled atmospheres capture the ambivalence of simple but very introspective solitary moments, almost dizzying and engulfing. Diane Dal-Pra carries us through an endless insomniac time in which a fake quietness gives way to ominous sensation. Silence plays a key role in the composition of the paintings, first soothing breathing and then putting in tension.

Her recent exhibitions include: ‘‘Inside the Folds’’ (solo), Yuz Museum, Shanghai (2024); ‘‘Paul Rousteau, «Paul, les peintres et la plage»’’, Villa Noailles, Hyères (2024); ‘‘Dissolutions’’, Duo show with Pamela Phatsimo Sunstrum, Mostyn, Wales (2023); ''Rear View'', L.G.D.R, New York (2023); ''Immortelle'', MO.CO La Panacée, Montpellier (2023); ''Remaining Parts'' (solo), Galerie Derouillon, Paris (2022); ''Private Ceremonies'' (solo), Massimo de Carlo, London (2022); ''The Modern Dog Painter II'', curated by Martin Bethenod, New Galerie, Paris (2021); ''Portrait One Century Apart'', Massimo de Carlo, London (2021); ''Go Figure!?'', Sprüth Magers (2021); ''Acqua in Bocca'' (solo), Galerie Derouillon, Paris (2020); ''Of Course You Are'' (solo), Cob Gallery, London (2020); ''ACS (Artists’ Collecting Society) x Palazzo Monti'', Brescia, Italy (2019).

Public collections: Fondation Lafayette Anticipations, Paris (FR); HEM Museum, Guangdong (CN); Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington (US); Louis Vuitton Foundation, Paris (FR); ICA Miami, Miami (US); Yuz Museum, Shanghai (CN).

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