Daniel Small

Fine Art


Daniel R. Small (b.1984 in Centralia, Illinois, USA; lives and works in Los Angeles) received an MFA from San Francisco Art Institute and a BFA from Rhode Island School of Design and Brown University. His project-based work engages with disparate sites, government agencies, political regimes, and institutions in an attempt to contemplate their speculative futures through cinematic, technological, and archaeological artifacts so that other narratives can be told or imagined. Recent exhibitions include "74 million million million tons," SculptureCenter, Long Island City, New York (2018); "Seeing Eye Awareness," Museum of Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia (2018); "Mad Horizon," Index–The Swedish Contemporary Art Foundation, Stockholm, Sweden (2017); "Concrete Island," VENUS LA, Los Angeles (2017); "The Hierophant," Galeria Nicodim, Bucharest, Romania (2017); "Made in L.A. 2016: a, the, though, only," Hammer Museum, Los Angeles (2016); "13th Biennale de Lyon," Musee d’Art Contemporain Lyon, France (2015); "The Historical Society of Desert Archives," The Center for Land Use Interpretation, Wendover, Utah (2015); "Bloody Red Sun of Fantastic L.A.," PIASA, Paris, France (2015); "The Manifest Destiny Billboard Project," Los Angeles Nomadic Division (LAND) (2015). He received the Smithsonian Ingenuity Award in 2015 and the Rema Hort Mann Foundation Award in 2016.