Daniel Malva is a Brazilian visual artist was born in 1977 in Ribeirão Preto. He has lived and worked in São Paulo since 2001.
MA in Arts (UNESP present)
BA in Photography (SENAC-2006)
BA in Mechatronics (SENAI-2015).
At the age of 13, Malva began working in an advertising studio, where he spent the next eight years drawing and experimenting with various media. Before earning a degree in Photography (Senac-SP, 2006) and in Mechatronics (Senai-SP, 2015), Malva studied Biology and Chemical Engineering, and although he did not completed these courses, his interest in both subjects led him to work in the Genome Project between 1998 and 2001.
Since 2004, Malva has been in constant search of new approaches to his photography, by making his own lenses, creating new film developing processes, reprogramming the software of digital cameras – all of which are based on his curiosity and sense of exploration into the inner workings of objects and processes. In 2009, Malva presented the photographic essay entitled Museu de História Natural (Natural History Museum) at Galeria Mezanino. This series was also part of the exhibition and book Generation 00 – The New Brazilian Photography curated by Eder Chiodetto. In October 2013, the artist starts being represented by the art gallery Kristin Hjellegjerde in London, and in 2014, he holds two solo exhibitions, in London and Oslo respectively.