Daniel Rautenbach is an independent curator, self-taught graphic designer, and artist. He was born in Johannesburg, South Africa and is based in Cape Town where he received his BA Hons (Curatorship).
His work and research concern cultural power dynamics, artist-curator collaboration, branding, technology, and the internet. With a broad background beyond art he seeks to articulate ways in which culture operates across all facets of society. He has participated in residencies and workshops both nationally and internationally, presented lectures at the University of Cape Town and has worked for multiple institutions throughout the art world. Through these experiences he is slowly deciphering the matrix of our cultural economy.
He currently works at Norval Foundation doing graphic design, exhibition production & other curatorial work.
He also likes dogs and questioning what it means to be Afrikaans. Daniel is known on the internet as darnyill because it is how you pronounce his name.
This website is a portfolio of things he does and can do.