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b. 1980, USA

Daniel Arsham Biography

Graduated from The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art, Daniel Arsham received the Gelman Trust Fellowship in 2003. Architecture is a prevalent subject throughout his work; environments with eroded walls and stairs going nowhere, landscapes where nature overrides structures, and a general sense of playfulness within existing architecture. Straddling the line between art, architecture and performance, Arsham makes architecture do things it is not supposed to do, mining everyday experience for opportunities to confuse and confound our expectations of space and form.

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Arsham was commissioned to create the set design for Merce Cunningham Dance Company for performances in Australia, France, and multiple locations in the United States. Arshamʼs first stage design for Cunningham was acquired by The Walker Museum for its permanent collection. His work has been shown at PS1 in New York, The Museum of Contemporary Art in Miami, The Athens Biennial in Athens, Greece, The New Museum In New York, Mills College Art Museum in Oakland, California and Carré dʼArt de Nîmes, France among others.

He now lives and works in New York, New York.

Source: McLemoi Gallery

Daniel Arsham Featured Artworks

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Eroded Turbo 911 by Daniel Arsham contemporary artwork
Daniel ArshamEroded Turbo 911, 2020Resin Sculpture
Dellasposa Gallery Contact Gallery
Future Relic no.3 (Clock) by Daniel Arsham contemporary artwork
Daniel ArshamFuture Relic no.3 (Clock), 2015Plaster and broken glass
14 x 12.7 x 6.4 cm
Dellasposa Gallery Contact Gallery
Grey Selenite Newspaper Machine by Daniel Arsham contemporary artwork
Daniel ArshamGrey Selenite Newspaper Machine, 2019Grey selenite, quartz, hydrostone
52.5 x 16.5 x 21 inches
Perrotin Contact Gallery
Rose Quartz Eroded Desktop Computer by Daniel Arsham contemporary artwork
Daniel ArshamRose Quartz Eroded Desktop Computer, 2019Rose quartz, selenite, hydrostone, monitor
13.5 x 9.75 x 10.75 inches
Perrotin Contact Gallery
Glacial Rock Eroded Flag by Daniel Arsham contemporary artwork
Daniel ArshamGlacial Rock Eroded Flag, 2014Glacial rock dust, marble, hydrostone
35 x 60 x 2.5 inches
Perrotin Contact Gallery
Eroded Ferrari by Daniel Arsham contemporary artwork
Daniel ArshamEroded Ferrari, 2018Steel, fibreglass, pyrite, quartz
Perrotin Contact Gallery
FUTURE by Daniel Arsham contemporary artwork
Daniel ArshamFUTURE, 2017Plaster, foam, paint
270 x 500 x 30 cm
Perrotin Contact Gallery
Amethyst Frog by Daniel Arsham contemporary artwork
Daniel ArshamAmethyst Frog, 2017Amethyst crystal, hydrostone
30.5 x 27.9 x 25.4 cm
Perrotin Contact Gallery

Daniel Arsham Current & Recent Exhibitions

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Contemporary art exhibition, Daniel Arsham, Daniel Arsham at Perrotin, New York
Upcoming
17 January–20 February 2021 Daniel Arsham PerrotinNew York
Contemporary art exhibition, Group Exhibition, WANTED! Art is yours at Grand Palais at Grand Palais, Paris
Closed
24–25 October 2020 Group Exhibition WANTED! Art is yours at Grand Palais Grand PalaisParis
Contemporary art exhibition, Group Exhibition, The Secret History of Everything at Perrotin, New York
Closed
9 July–14 August 2020 Group Exhibition The Secret History of Everything PerrotinNew York

Daniel Arsham Represented By

Perrotin contemporary art gallery in Paris, France Perrotin Hong Kong, New York, Paris, Seoul, Shanghai, Tokyo

Daniel Arsham In Ocula Magazine

Daniel Arsham Ocula Conversation Daniel Arsham By Diana d'Arenberg, Hong Kong

Daniel Arsham arrives in Hong Kong from New York in time to enjoy the last four hours of his birthday, although with his new show, Fictional Archeology, about to open at Galerie Perrotin in Hong Kong, there is little time for celebration. In fact, with exhibitions on three different continents in the next month, he may have to put the...

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Daniel Arsham In Related Press

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Snark Park Is the Latest Selfie-Taking Destination in Hudson Yards Related Press Snark Park Is the Latest Selfie-Taking Destination in Hudson Yards 24 April 2019, Hyperallergic

On a lazy Sunday earlier this month, I visited a selfie space. Snark Park, a project of Daniel Arsham, Alex Mustonen, and Ben Porto's design group, Snarkitecture, opened last month inside the new mall at Hudson Yards. Featuring a temporary installation of Instagram-friendly backdrops, New York City's latest tourist destination designed for taking...

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Daniel Arsham - The Time Traveler Related Press Daniel Arsham - The Time Traveler 21 January 2017, MAEKAN

Daniel Arsham is an artist unencumbered by the conventions of a particular place or period. Indeed, the very nature of his work and his audience's connection to it suggest that the lines of what constitute 'proper' art and even time itself seem to bend around him. From the comfort of his New York-based studio, he shares about his extensive use of...

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'Lexus Art Series' kicks off in Miami with Daniel Arsham on VR Related Press 'Lexus Art Series' kicks off in Miami with Daniel Arsham on VR 2 December 2016, Whitewall Magazine

This first discussion, Virtual Reality: How Will It Influence Art & Design?  revolved around the content, narratives, and technology that makes up virtual and augmented reality, and offered insight into our technologically-manipulated surroundings through Arsham’s creative lens. 'My interest has been in where this...

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Jenny Holzer & Mapplethorpe works go on show in a hospital Related Press Jenny Holzer & Mapplethorpe works go on show in a hospital 17 October 2016, Dazed Digital

An immersive, site-specific exhibition titled Human Condition is currently taking up residency at a former hospital in West Adams, Los Angeles – once known as Los Angeles Metropolitan Medical Center. Opening in 1971, it was the first Black-owned hospital in the California city, running until the neighbourhood’s decline and revelations...

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Daniel Arsham In Video & Audio

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Daniel Arsham '3018', Perrotin New York Related Video & Audio Daniel Arsham '3018', Perrotin New York 7 December 2018, Perrotin

Video of the exhibition 3018 by Daniel Arsham at Perrotin New York September 8–October 21, 2018. Video: Guillaume Ziccarelli © 2018

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Daniel Arsham 'The Angle of Repose', Perrotin Paris Related Video & Audio Daniel Arsham 'The Angle of Repose', Perrotin Paris 12 January 2018, Perrotin

Interview of Daniel Arsham on the occasion of his exhibition The Angle of Repose at Perrotin Paris, October–December 2017

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Talk Daniel Arsham & Paul Ardenne Related Video & Audio Talk Daniel Arsham & Paul Ardenne 14 October 2017, Perrotin

Conversation between Daniel Arsham & Paul Ardenne. On the occasion of the exhibition The angle of Repose Saturday October 14, 2017

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Lexus Art & Innovation Series Video: Daniel Arsham on Virtual Reality Related Video & Audio Lexus Art & Innovation Series Video: Daniel Arsham on Virtual Reality 4 January 2017, Whitewall

During the week of Art Basel in Miami Beach earlier this month, Whitewall partnered with Lexus to host two days of talks at the Faena Hotel. The conversations, titled Lexus Art Series: Art & Innovation Talks by Whitewall, focused on a range of topics concerning the art world, from virtual reality to online auctions, and from new kinds of art...

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