Daniel de Paula graduated in 2012 from FAAP with a BFA in Visual Arts, São Paulo. In 2017 began a masters in Human Geography, USP, University of São Paulo, (interrupted), São Paulo, and in 2018 came to the Netherlands for a post-academic residency at the Jan van Eyck Academie in Maastricht. He currently lives and works between São Paulo and Amsterdam. Recent solo exhibitions include, Francesca_Minini, Milan (2019); Kunsthalle Gent, Gent (2019); Galeria Jaqueline Martins, São Paulo (2017); Galeria Leme, São Paulo (2015); White Cube Gallery, São Paulo (2014) and Centro Cultural São Paulo, São Paulo (2011). His works have also been included in relevant institutional group exhibitions such as: Il coltello nella carne, curated by Jacopo Crivelli Visconti, Padiglione d’Arte Contemporanea, Milan (2018); Avenida Paulista, curated by Adriano Pedrosa and Tomás Toledo, MASP, São Paulo (2017); Metrópole: Experiência Paulistana, curated by Tadeu Chiarelli, Estação Pinacoteca, São Paulo (2017); Nós entre os Extremos, curated by Paulo Miyada, Instituto Tomie Ohtake, São Paulo (2015), and Da próxima vez eu fazia tudo diferente, curated by Diego Matos, PIVÔ, São Paulo (2012).
Daniel de Paula was awarded the following scholarships: Independent Programme of the São Paulo School (2014), Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris (2013) and Casa Tomada, São Paulo (2012). He won the acquisition award at the Programa de Exposições do Centro Cultural São Paulo (2011), awarded at the exhibition EDP at the Artes at Institute Tomie Ohtake curated by Agnaldo Farias, São Paulo (2010).