Dani Marti creates dynamic woven constructions, sculptural installations and video documentary that bring together conceptualism, formal minimalism and the Baroque sensuality of materials. His works are driven by both the symbolism and abstract patterns of everyday industrial materials, juxtaposing theoretical concerns and articulating the private and social perceptions that surround the body. Marti surrenders to the materials in a process that is both tender and arduous, allowing patterns to emerge and evolve.
Since 1998, Marti has held over 40 solo exhibitions and has been extensively exhibited nationally and internationally, including in Singapore, Chile, Spain and across Australia.
Exhibitions include Obey! curated by Paco Barragan, Centro Cultural Matucana 100, Chile; Immerse, Sandneskulturhus, Sandnes, Norway; La Vida es Esto, Domus Atrium, Salamanca; Dark Heart, the Adelaide Biennial, ECONOMY, CCA Glasgow; Videonale-14, Kunstmuseum Bonn; Let the Healing Begin, Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane; Cinema X: I like to Watch, Museum of Contemporary Art, Toronto, and major solo shows TOUCH: The portraiture of Dani Marti at Newcastle Regional Art Gallery and BLACK SUN at Fremantle Arts Centre for Perth International Art Festival.
Marti is also well-known for his large-scale public commissions and collaborations with architects; notably, a monumental concrete cast of his woven ropes for Westfield on Castlereagh Street Sydney, Midden with Cox Architects for Newcastle Court House, and Time is the fire in which we burn at the Hilton Hotel Melbourne with Woods Bagot.
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