Daniela Libertad works with three major lines of exploration within her practice.
Her first and pivotal line of exploration is the study of the body and its relation with objects. At the center of this exploration are the sculptural dynamics within the objects, that is the presence and dynamics of light, weight, tension and balance, as well as the exploration of movement and physical limits of the human body, such as the strength, endurance and reach. Based on observations derived from the aforementioned qualities of objects and bodies, Libertad stages actions for the camera.
The second and most recent line deals with the morphological study of both geometric (triangle, square and circle) and organic forms in their relation with the concepts of line, tension, movement and transformation. This investigation finds in drawing a space to occur; graphite and color pencil on paper are the most frequently used tools in this process.
The third line of exploration involves the relationship between ancestral and everyday life. Libertad approaches concepts of offering and giving and their intention of attracting or pleasing others from within a deep unconscious. Part of this exploration has been connected to the syncretism of two religions in Mexico:
Catholicism and Cuban Santería. As opposed to customary offerings such as live animals, food or fruits, for Libertad her videos and the actions they document are the offerings as such.
Her recent solo exhibitions include venues such as Museum of Human Achievement, Austin, US 2016; MARSO, City of Mexico, Mexico, 2015 and Produzentegalerie, Karlsruhe, Germany, among others