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Daniel Bejar

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Lives in
Brooklyn, NY

Works in
Brooklyn, NY

Website

Statement

Informed by questions of memory, identity, simulacrum, and the histories found in the present- day, my practice looks to create ruptures within established narratives. Utilizing intervention, performance, sculpture and photography my work employs appropriation towards historical and cultural residue as a strategy to provoke historical amnesia and subvert established narratives of power operating within the everyday.

I believe that the past can influence the future, and by employing modes of evocation to bring the past into the present, a rupture can be created, which provides an opportunity to explore unresolved histories while posing critical questions.

Connecting the past to the present within social and political contexts, projects like “Get Lost! (NYC)”  have restored the MTA’s subway map designed in 1979 to what it may have geographically looked like prior to colonial intervention in 1609; one hundred year old postcards were returned to their original place of postmark in “Déjà Visite” ; and the American Flag was deconstructed in the “Betsy Ross Trilogy”.

My practice aims to peel back the layers of history, where viewers are encouraged to question what is familiar, and envision alternative models and possibilities.

CV

Lives and works in Brooklyn, NY

EDUCATION:

2007 MFA State University of New York at New Paltz , New Paltz, NY (Sculpture)

1999 BFA Ringling College of Art & Design, Sarasota, FL

AWARDS & RECOGNITION:

2011

LMCC Visiting Scholar, NYU Steinhardt School, New York, NY 2011-2012

Artist-in-Residence, Workspace, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, 2011-2012

SOMA Summer Residency, Mexico City, D.F.

Hot Picks, Smack Mellon, Brooklyn, NY

2009

Swing Space Studio Residency, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, NY, NY

Vermont Studio Center, Residency, Johnson, VT

2008

AIM 28, Artist in the Marketplace, The Bronx Museum of the Arts, Bronx, NY

2006

Student Art Alliance Project Grant, State University of New York at New Paltz

Graduate Student Research and Creative Project Grant, Graduate School, State University of New York at New Paltz

SOLO EXHIBITIONS:

2010  Get Lost! (NYC), Culpeper Gallery, Abrons Art Center, New York, NY

2007  Collecting the Sun, The Icehouse, Phoenix, AZ

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS:

2012 March 2012, SITE Santa Fe, Santa, Fe, NM (forthcoming)

2012 Systemic Risk, NURTUREart, Brooklyn, NY (forthcoming)

2011 Parts And Labor, Abrons Art Center, New York, NY

2011 Art in Odd Places: Ritual, 14th Street, New York, NY

2011 30: A Brooklyn Salon, BRIC Rotunda Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

2011 The (S) Files Bienal 2011, El Museo Del Barrio, New York, NY

2011 Sorta-Rican, Taller Boricua, New York, NY

2011 Loss Generation, Seton Gallery at University of New Haven, New Haven, CT

2010 Harvest Moon, Peripher Gallery, Zürich, Switzerland

2010 Past Place, Anna Leonowens Gallery, NSCAD University, Halifax, NS

2010 I'm Caught Up..., Bronx Art Space, Bronx, NY

2010 Hope-A-Holic, Newhouse Center For Contemporary Art, Staten Island, NY

2010 Rompe Puesto, Bronx River Art Center, Bronx, NY

2009 Conflux City 2009, New York, NY

2009 The New Easy, Artnews Projects, Berlin, Germany

2009 (re)terrain, vertexList, Brooklyn, NY

2009 Poverty, Hans-Sachs-Haus, Stuttgart, Germany

2008 The New Easy, Agentur, Amsterdam, Netherlands

2008 A Wrinkle in Time, BRIC Rotunda Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

2008 How Soon is Now?, AIM 28, The Bronx Museum of the Arts, Bronx, NY

2008 The World is a Handkerchief, Dorsky Gallery Curatorial Programs, Long Island City, NY

2008 The Audacity of Desperation, PS122, New York, NY

2008 Urban Identity, Monkeytown, Brooklyn, NY

2007 Digital Media Festival Long Island, IMAC Theater, Huntington, NY

2007 Snap to Grid, LACDA, Los Angeles Center for Digital Art, Los Angeles , CA

2007 The Uncanny Valley, Chandler Gallery, Samule Dorsky Museum of Art, State University of New York at New Paltz,

2007 College Art Association New York Area MFA Exhibition, Hunter College / Times Square Gallery, New York, NY

2006 Process of Elimination, MFA Thesis Exhibition, Samule Dorsky Museum of Art,State University of New York at New Paltz

2006 Peekskill Project 2006, Peekskill, NY

2006 Temporary Cities - Russia, National Centre for Contemporary Arts NCCA, Moscow, Russia

2006 Outvideo 06, Outdoor Video Art Screening, Russia

2006 Temporary Cities - Klaipeda, Lithuania, Cultural Communication Centre of Klaipeda, Klaipeda, Lithuania

2006 Smoke and Mirrors: Photography and Performance, Siegfried Gallery, Ohio University, School of Art,  Athens, OH

2005   Artistic Fragments 2005, Katonah Museum of Art, Katonah, NY

Recent Exhibits

Daniel Bejar participated in these exhibits:

May, 2013 EMPIRE
FiveMyles
 
Dec, 2012 Not-So-Silent Benefit
FLUX FACTORY
 
Oct, 2012 Conflux Festival 2012
NYU Barney Building Gallery
 
Jul, 2012 ...Is This Free?
NURTUREart Gallery
 
Mar, 2012 March 2012
SITE Santa Fe
 
Feb, 2012 TIME-LAPSE
SITE Santa Fe
 
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