Valentina Gal

mail@valentinagal.com

About

The softest fur, the most beautiful walk, the best presentation: this is what it takes to win the title ‘Best of Breed’. In search of getting to know different subcultures, Valentina Gal (1994, NL) stepped into the world of professional dog shows. Much to her surprise, she noticed that the show dog became a living sculpture formed to the ideal set standard. Valentina realised that humans themselves are living sculptures too, formed to an ideal set standard. By setting unrealistic and unachievable standards for ourselves - imposed upon us by social media - our grip is lost to what is realistic and what isn’t; reality becomes more and more a fluid understanding. In a world where online identities become increasingly important, the aim to fulfill these ideals are identical to those for dog shows.

In Valentina Gal’s work, dogs and humans merge.

 

Valentina Gal graduated in 2017 in the department Base for Experiment, Art & Research (Fine Art) at ArtEZ Institute of the Arts in Arnhem. Her interest of subjects - created by the media in hyperrealism - is the basis for her multimedial work.

Text by Sarah Klevan

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2018

PMB Gemeente Amsterdam x Patty Mogan, PMB Gemeente Amsterdam, Amsterdam (Solo exhibition)

Doetinchem Design Expositie, Stadsmuseum Doetinchem (Group exhibition)

Unleashed, Kunstruimte NUN, Arnhem (Solo exhibition)

DCA Design Tour, Stadsmuseum Doetinchem, Doetinchem (Lecture)

MESH pavilion, The Wrong - New Digital Art Biennale (Group exhibition)

You want it darker, Garage Rotterdam, Rotterdam (Group exhibition)

 

2017

This Art Fair 2017, Beurs van Berlage, Amsterdam (Art fair)

We Like Art!, Westergasfabriek, Amsterdam (Group exhibition)

LASER CLUB #2, The Grey Space in the Middle, The Hague (Group exhibition)

Observe! Observe! Observe!, WHITE SUIT PROJECTIONS,

Nijmegen (Group exhibition)

Apocalypse, a working title, Museum van Bommel van Dam,

Venlo (Curator) (Group exhibition)

Ernstig Geschikt!, Studio Omstand, Arnhem (Group exhibition)

Artspotting 2017, De Nederlandsche Bank, Amsterdam (Group exhibition)

Arnhemse Nieuwe 2017, Showroom Arnhem, Arnhem (Lecture)

Kunstavond: TAA, TENT Rotterdam, Rotterdam (Group exhibition)

Best of Graduates 2017, Gallery Ron Mandos, Amsterdam (Group exhibition)

TENT Academy Awards 2017, KINO, Rotterdam (Film festival)

ARTY PARTY, Melkweg, Amsterdam (Group exhibition)

ArtEZ Finals 2017 BEAR (Fine Art) - A love story, Arnhem (Group exhibition)

 

2016

3_4_All, ArtEZ, Arnhem (Group exhibition)

La Dolce Vita, Het Insituut, Amsterdam (Curator) (Group exhibition)

Innovate: BYOB, Industriepark Kleefsewaard, Arnhem (Group exhibition)

SUMMERSHOW 2016, ArtEZ, Arnhem (Group exhibition)

New Exhibition, ArtEZ, Arnhem (Group exhibition)

Amongst Others – BIG SHOW OFF, Het Insituut, Amsterdam (Group exhibition)

Chaos in Winterslaap, ArtEZ, Arnhem (Group exhibition)

 

2015

Loading..., ArtEZ, Arnhem (Group exhibition)

Kissing the Muse, ArtEZ, Arnhem (Group exhibition)

SUMMERSHOW 2015, ArtEZ, Arnhem (Group exhibition)

 

2014

SUMMERSHOW 2014, ArtEZ, Arnhem (Group exhibition)

ArtEZ giet voor Arnhemse Ondernemers, Arnhem (Group exhibition)

 

2012

3x1, Stadsmuseum Doetinchem, Doetinchem (Group exhibition)

 

2011

Los Zand, K13, Velp

 

 

 

 

 

 



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Awards

Arnhemse Nieuwe 2017, Arnhem

TENT Academy Awards 2017, Rotterdam - Nominated (shortlist)

Hendrik Valk NETWERKDAG 2017, Arnhem

 

Press

2018

Print used for publication + interview

WORK IT MAKE IT, ArtEZ

 

Print used for publication

ArtEZ Finals 2018

 

Ondernemer van de maand: Valentina Gal

author(s): Marjanne Kuipers

ArtEZ Art Business Centre

 

2017

This Art Fair 2017 - Flirten op de beursvloer

author(s):Lotte van Geijn

Metropolis M

 

This Art Fair 2017

author(s): Ellis Kat

Mister Motley

 

This Art Fair 2017

author(s): Niek Hendrix

Lost Painters

 

Catalogus You want it darker

author(s): Hanne Hagenaars

Garage Rotterdam

 

APOCALYPSE, a working title,

author(s): Mirthe de Leeuw

Mister Motley

 

Best of Breed - beeldend kunstenaar Valentina Gal,

author(s): Thijs Linssen

Beeldende Kunst Arnhem

 

Ron Mandos; Best of Graduates 2017,

author(s): Niek Hendrix

Lost Painters

 

'Ik beschouw de mens als een soort hond' - Interview,

author(s): Dirk Limburg

NRC handelsblad

 

Eindexpositie ArtEZ Arnhem 2017,

author(s): Ellis Kat, Mister Motley

 

Eindexamenexpositie Arnhem: Droom van de dansende  bontvrouw

author(s): Dirk Limburg

NRC handelsblad

 

A Love Story, ArtEZ Finals,

author(s): Inge Pollet

Trendbeheer

 

7x peuterfavorieten bij de eindexamenexpositie ArtEZ Arnhem,

author(s): Jeanine

KUNST fanaatjes

 

Graduation Shows 2017: ArtEZ Arnhem (review),

author(s): Loes van Beuningen

Metropolis M

 

Print used for publication

BK-informatie nr. 4, 2017

 

 

 

 

 

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