Daniel Holfeld

Born in Dublin (1984), Daniel Holfeld grew up in Ireland and graduated with a BA [Hons] degree in photography from Dublin’s Institute of Technology in 2008. 


Holfeld has always gravitated towards large open spaces, developing a passion and admiration of the complex language of architecture. His earliest success came after graduation when he was invited to participate in the New York photo festival with his work on the abandoned factory space of Barbour Campbell Threads Ltd in Lisburn. This series went on to nominate Holfeld within the best emerging photographer category.


From 2016 onwards Holfeld spent two years documenting Arabic architecture across Morocco, which he debuted in 2018, when luxury department store Brown Thomas, owned by businessman & philanthropist Galen Weston of the Selfridges group, invited him to exhibit his work in their Dublin flagship store. 


For his work, Holfeld received an honourable mention from the International Photography Awards in 2019 and was hand selected by Saatchi curators to exhibit in London’s The Other Art Fair in 2018. 

Most recently Holfeld debuted his new series The Space Between in the Royal Institute of Architecture of Ireland and later returned to London to show the series in the Royal Institute of British Architects. This new work marks a development of his practice to incorporate colour and modernist architecture. The exhibition of photographs taken across Spain and Portugal draw their inspiration from the work of Mexican architect Luis Barragán.

Currently Holfeld is the artist in residence in University College Dublin, where Holfeld has been invited to respond to and interpret the architecture found on campus. His work will be exhibited on site in September 2020. 

2020 University College Dublin, Dublin

Current Exhibition

2020, The Royal Institute of British Architects, The Space Between, London

Solo Exhibition

2020, The Royal Institute of Architects of Ireland, The Space Between, Dublin

Recent Group Shows
2019, The Royal Art Prize, Royal Opera Arcade Gallery, London, United Kingdom. 

2018, The Other Art Fair hosted by Saatchi Art, London, United Kingdom.

2018, Art & Style, Selfridges Brown Thomas, Dublin, Ireland.


Royal Institute of British Architects Permanent Collection
Arab Irish Chamber of Commerce Permanent Collection



2019, International Photography Awards, Honourable Mention.


Gallery Representation

Stone Step Gallery – Dublin

Noon Powell - London


To contact Daniel Holfeld's studio directly, please email holfeld.daniel@gmail.com