Daniel Malva (b. 1977) is an artist from Ribeirão Preto, Brazil, who now lives and works in São Paulo. 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 degrees in Photography from Senac-SP in 2006 and Mechatronics from Senai-SP in 2015, Malva studied Biology and Chemical Engineering, which, although he did not complete them, led him to work on the Genome Project from 1998-2001. Since then, he has been in constant search of new photographic approaches - making his own lenses, creating new ways of developing film and reprograming 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.
Recent exhibitions include Imaginal, Emilio Ribas Public Health Museum, Sao Paulo (2017), VOLTA 13, Basel (2017), OJardim, Mezanino Gallery, São Paulo, Brazil (2017), A medida do tempo das coisas, Solar da Marquesa de Santos, São Paulo, Brazil (2016), Gabinete de curiosidades, Kristin Hjellegjerde Gallery, London, UK (2014), Gabinete de curiosidades, Shoot Gallery, Oslo (2014), Organometrismo, Rio de Janeiro Botanical Gardens, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (2013). In 2009, Malva exhibited the photographic essay Museu de História Natural (Natural History Museum) at São Paulo's Mezanino Gallery. This series was also part of the exhibition and book 'Generation 00 – The New Brazilian Photography' edited by Eder Chiodetto. His works is an acquisition for the collection of the Museum of the City of São Paulo for Casa da Imagem where he made a solo exhibition at the end of 2015.