Daniel Greenfield-Campoverde

Daniel Greenfield-Campoverde

Daniel Greenfield-Campoverde's moving image works reflect on the complexities and entanglements of queer and diasporic identities.

Daniel Greenfield-Campoverde {he/him} (b.1984, Caracas) is a Venezuelan-American artist and filmmaker living and working in London, UK.

Exploring themes of identity and place, he contests notions of cultural belonging through an expanded video and installation practice. His research has led him to create videos to destroy war bunkers, performative walks along contested borders, as well as diaristic pieces which speak to the queer experience.

His work has been exhibited and screened internationally in venues including: The Bronx Museum of the Arts (New York, NY), LUX (London, UK), Hua International Gallery (Berlin, DE), Iklectic (London, UK), PS120 (Berlin, DE), Momenta Art (Brooklyn, NY) and Art Exchange (Colchester, UK), amongst others.

He has participated in various residencies including the Watermill Center (Watermill, NY), The Wassaic Artists' Residency (Wassaic, NY), Hangar Centro de Investigação Artística (Lisbon, PT) and ZK/U - Zentrum für Kunst und Urbanistik (Berlin, DE). His work has been reviewed in Hyperallergic, Artnet, Art Observed, Architizer, El Nacional and ArteFuse.

Daniel holds an MFA in Fine Art from Goldsmiths, University of London and degrees in Architecture from Yale University and Pratt Institute.

The Ruins of eBay (Longues-sur-Mer)

HD Video / 02:16 min / 2019-2024

This performance took place amidst the ruins of a WWII Nazi artillery bunker in Longues-Sur-Mer, Normandy, France on July 10, 2019. By embodying a nonsensical choreography, I wanted to reify the absurdity of war by making vain attempts to leap over this colossal concrete structure. Blending forms specific to vogueing and improvisational dance, the video is spliced by photographic fragments from the Berlin Wall being sold on eBay at that time. By weaving the space of tourism with the space of the internet, I wanted to consider how we might revisit a past being commodified In the present. The audio track accompanying the video is the song “The Ruins of Berlin” by Marlene Dietrich (from the soundtrack of the 1948 film "A Foreign Affair").