Candice Breitz: The Audition, 2012; Courtesy: White Cube (London), Kaufmann Repetto (Milan) + Goodman Gallery (Johannesburg)
Candice Breitz: The Audition, 2012; Courtesy: White Cube (London), Kaufmann Repetto (Milan) + Goodman Gallery (Johannesburg)

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Artist #2 – Danae Valenza Questionnaire:

1. What is your first name?


2. Are you Male/Female/Other?


3. What is your age?


4. How would you describe your complexion? 

Mostly clear. Pale due to not being outdoors enough (had olive skin in summer as a kid).

 5. How would you describe your facial features… Eyes?

I’m Australian-born with Scottish/English/Irish background, which people don’t generally expect. Those who ask often say they thought I’d have some sort of exciting European background (such as Spanish/Polish/whatevs) or that I’m Eurasian.

This is probably because I have fairly narrow dark brown almond-shaped eyes.

6. Eyebrows?

Normal? Not hugely thick.

7. Ears?

Average size. I don’t wear earrings.

8. Nose?

Pretty standard button nose.

9. Jawline?

Not super prominent, but still defined.

10. Mouth/lips?

Both on the bigger side of average, but not noticeably large.

11. Hairline?

Got a short-ish choppy fringe that goes down a bit to the right side.

12. Hair colour?


13. Hair style?

Cropped short/pixie cut.

14. Face shape?


15. Any other notes on your appearance:

I’ve got a small brown mole just under my left eye (next to my nose).

16. Describe at least three activities you most enjoy doing:

Watching movies and talking about them, catching up with close friends especially when good food is involved, reading/writing.

17. Describe your favourite outfit:

Comfy black skinny jeans, leather strap sandals, a loose plain top and my mustard cardigan. Nothing too girly.

18. Describe your facial expression when you are concentrating:

It changes, but I think recently it’s been a vacant, far-away look with a slight frown. Sometimes I bite my lip.