Daniel Peltz

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 [2013]
  • The Museum of Forgetting: political is collective, Passagen, Linköping, Sweden [2012]
  • Unrealized gain/loss, Cemeti Art House, Yogyakarta, Indonesia [2011]
  • Crossing non-signalized locations, Cambridge, MA, USA [2010]

Academic research/areas of interest


  • Media Infrastructures / Social Systems
  • Public Art / Intervention practices
  • Sited Installation
  • Live-feed Video
  • Ethnography / Anthropology
  • Performance / Speech Making
  • Land art
  • Revolutionary Pedagogy
  • Meditation and non-mind-based process of making and learning


  • BA, Colby College
  • MFA, Northwestern University

Departments

Apparel Design Architecture Ceramics Digital + Media Experimental and Foundation Studies Film / Animation / Video Furniture Design Glass Graduate Studies Graphic Design History of Art + Visual Culture History, Philosophy + the Social Sciences Illustration Industrial Design Interior Architecture Jewelry + Metalsmithing Landscape Architecture Literary Arts + Studies Painting Photography Printmaking Sculpture Teaching + Learning in Art + Design Textiles