Daniel Canogar uses discarded electronic materials in his photography, video, sculpture and installations, which construct portraits of a society and an age. Finding inspiration in the archeology of new media, Canogar brings the dead back to life, revealing their contained secrets.
He is the creator of numerous public art installations, including "Waves", a permanent sculptural installation made with LED tiles, for the atrium of 2 Houston Center in Texas; "Travesías", a flexible LED screen commissioned for the atrium of the European Union Council in Brussels during the Spanish Presidency of the European Union in 2010; "Constelaciones", the largest photo-mosaic in Europe created for two pedestrian bridges over the Manzanares River, in MRío Park, Madrid; "Nodi", two photo-murals in the Arensa Train Station in Naples; "Clandestinos", a video-projection presented on various emblematic monuments including the Arcos de Lapa in Rio de Janeiro, the Puerta de Alcalá in Madrid and the church of San Pietro in Montorio in Rome.
Canogar’s recent work includes "Asalto" New York, a video-projection on the façade of an abandoned factory in Brooklyn, NY; “Latidos”, "Scanner", a large-scale installation at the Fourth Moscow Biennale; “Vórtices”, an exhibition exploring issues of water and sustainability at the Fundación Canal Isabel II in Madrid; Synaptic Passage, an installation commissioned for the exhibition "Brain: The Inside Story" at the American Museum of Natural History in New York; and two installations for the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah.
Solo exhibitions of Canogar's work in 2013 include the Bildmuseet Museum of Contemporary Art and Visual Culture in Umeå, Sweden; the El Espacio de Arte Contemporáneo (EAC), Montevideo, Uruguay; art ON, Istanbul, Turkey; and the Museo de Arte Contemporáneo Gas Natural Fenosa in A Coruña, Spain. His touring solo exhibition “Quadratura” will run through May 11, 2014, at the Fundación Telefónica in Lima, Peru.
He has exhibited in the Reina Sofia Contemporary Art Museum, Madrid; the Palacio Velázquez, Madrid; Max Estrella Gallery, Madrid; bitforms gallery, New York; Filomena Soares Gallery, Lisbon; Guy Bärtschi Gallery, Geneve; Mimmo Scognamiglio Artecontemporanea, Milano; the Santa Mónica Art Center, Barcelona; the Alejandro Otero Museum, Caracas; the Wexner Center for the Arts, Ohio; the Offenes Kulturhaus Center for Contemporary Art, Linz; the Kunstsammlung Nordrhein Westfallen, Dusseldorf; Hamburger Banhof Museum, Berlin; Borusan Contemporary Museum, Istanbul; the American Museum of Natural History, New York; Second Street Gallery, Charlottesville, Virginia; the Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh and the Mattress Factory Museum, Pittsburgh.
Daniel Canogar holds a MA specializing in photography from New York University and the International Center for Photography, and a BA from Complutense University of Madrid. Publications by Canogar include “Ciudades Efímeras: Exposiciones Universales, Espectáculo y Tecnología”, Julio Ollero Editor, Madrid, 1992; “Ingrávidos”, Fundación Telefónica, Madrid, 2003; as well as numerous essays on architecture of the image, contemporary photography and new media art.
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