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30 Jun, 7.00pm, MCA

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Discover Primavera 2016 : Danae Valenza

Danae Valenza

Sensory System

Our sensory system is essential to being. The sensory system is a transducer that filters and relays information from the world outside to the mind inside. It is a distributed notion of the brain, with nerves and receptors constantly receiving information, passing energetically along our neural pathways and into our sensory cortex, without our conscious awareness.


Artist bio

Born 1985, Adelaide. Lives and works Melbourne

Danae Valenza is a Melbourne-based artist for whom music and collaboration is a major part of her art making. Valenza holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts (First Class Honours) from Monash University. Valenza has exhibited extensively within Australia and overseas, with exhibitions at galleries including ACCA, Melbourne, 2014; Gertrude Contemporary, Melbourne, 2014; Prawneg & Wolf, South Tyrol, Italy, 2013; Objectifs Centre for Photography & Film Making, Singapore, 2014; Bus Projects, Melbourne, 2013 and Next Wave Festival, Melbourne, 2012. Valenza has been awarded The Ian Potter Travelling Scholarship, 2013; a JUMP Mentorship Grant, 2013; an ArtStart Grant, Australia Council of the Arts, 2012 and a City of Melbourne Docklands Grant, 2012. She has recently participated in the residency program at Helsinki International Arts Program in Finland, which follows her studio residency at Gertrude Contemporary, Melbourne, from 2014.

a room with neon lights in abstract shapes on a white wall with two women in bottom right corner

Danae Valenza Your Motion Says 2016, installation view, Primavera 2016: Young Australian Artists, Museum of Contemporary Art Australia, Sydney, 2016, neon, sound, image courtesy and © the artist, photograph: Jacquie Manning