Through his public projects and media installations, Daniel Peltz explores complex social systems, attempting to provoke ruptures in the socio/cultural fabric through which new ways of being may emerge and be considered. To accomplish these goals, he uses a range of intervention, ethnographic and performance strategies. His projects often take the form of existing social systems to directly engage non-art audiences in the language of critical art practice.
Peltz has been a resident artist at Yaddo in the USA; Helsinki International Artist Program in Finland; International Artists Studio Program in Sweden; Artspace in Australia; Cemeti Art House in Indonesia; and Spaced in Western Australia.
Recent exhibitions, public interventions and commissioned projects include:
- • When we dig, things come up, Tom Price, Western Australia [2013-15]
- • Faith, hope and deficit, Botkyrka Konsthall, Sweden 
- • The Museum of Forgetting: political is collective, Passagen, Linköping, Sweden 
- • Unrealized gain/loss, Cemeti Art House, Yogyakarta, Indonesia 
- • Crossing non-signalized locations, Cambridge, MA, USA 
Academic research/ areas of interest
Media Infrastructures / Social Systems
Public Art / Intervention practices
Ethnography / Anthropology
Performance / Speech Making
Meditation and non-mind-based process of making and learning