School of Art, Design and Fashion
Daen is a curator and writer. He has worked in the fields of art, fashion and international cultural relations across institutions, including the National Portrait Gallery, the Wallace Collection, Leighton House Museum and Leica Gallery Los Angeles.
Daen is the Editor and Co-Founder of The Protagonist Magazine, a high quality bi-annual publication about art and culture. For the publication, Daen also acts as the Creative Director, overseeing the publication process from conceptualisation to final product. The Protagonist Magazine is distributed internationally and stocked at Somerset House, Tate Modern, Waterstones London, WHSmith Paris, Palais de Tokyo, and many more in New York, Amsterdam, Stockholm, Krakow and Berlin.
Having completed an MA in Art & Politics at Goldsmiths, University of London, Daen’s research interests include Latin American Postcolonial Theory, Exoticism, Edward Linley Sambourne and his contemporaries, as well as 19th century portrait photography in Brazil. During his work at the Mexican Embassy in London, Daen assisted the Head of Cultural Affairs and facilitated several exhibitions, publications and events as part of the Mexico UK cultural programme.
AMY BY RAM, DPH Publications, London, 2018, ISBN 978-1-5272-34455-0
THE PROTAGONIST MAGAZINE (Editions 1 - 4), London, 2016 - present (ongoing), ISSN 2397-5512
INDIA FANTASTIQUE, Thames & Hudson, London, 2016, ISBN 978050051841-0