b. 1961, Jerusalem, Israel
Lives and works in New York City
New York-based artist Daniel Rozin creates interactive installations and sculptures that have the unique ability to change and respond to the presence of a viewer. His best known works respond in real time and recreate a live visual representation of the viewer’s likeness, staging the audience as an active and creative part of his art projects.
Merging the geometric with the participatory, Rozin’s installations have long been celebrated for their kinetic and interactive properties. Grounded in gestures of the body, the mirror is a central theme of Rozin’s practice. In his art, surface transformation becomes a means to explore animated behavior, representation, and illusion.
Since the late 1990s, his constructions have also investigated the psychological and optical cues inherent to image building, such as pattern and the materiality of the picture plane. Often the grid is carefully controlled with a computer and custom software. Visual structures such as that of haystacks, woven fabric, stone mosaics, the pixel, and particulate accumulations are among the many influences and diverse textures evoked by his installations.
In Fall 2014, Rozin will open a new installation commissioned for the Taiwan Taoyuan international airport. “Angles”, his fifth solo exhibition at bitforms gallery, opened Spring 2013 in New York.
Rozin’s art is part of numerous public and private collections including Microsoft, the Chrysler Museum, Borusan Contemporary, AT&T, Fidelity Investments, the Fundación Privada Sorigué, the Perot Museum of Nature and Science, and MUSAC Fundación, among others. Past exhibitions of his work include the Reina Sofia National Museum, Madrid; Victoria and Albert Museum, London; The Garage CCC, Moscow; The Israel Museum, Jerusalem; Milwaukee Art
Museum; Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester; Taiwan National Museum of Fine Art, Taipei; ICA Portland, Maine; the Central Academy of Fine Arts Museums, Beijing; the Peabody Essex Museum, Salem; and the Sundance Film Festival.
The recipient of many awards, including the Prix Ars Electronica, I.D. Design Review, Chrysler Design Award, and the Rothschild Prize, Rozin is an associate arts professor at ITP in the Tisch School Of The Arts at New York University. He earned a BD at the Jerusalem Bezalel Academy of Art and Design and an MPS from NYU.
For more information on Daniel Rozin: bitforms.com/artists/rozin