Daniel Bejar is a New York-based artist born in Bronx, NY. His practice explores the politics of place and identity, and how these relationships have been manifested throughout history and continue in today’s information age. Through forms of performance and intervention, new layers of information are introduced into familiar public spaces and social systems, revealing institutions of power while challenging viewers to question the familiar and envision alternative models and realities. Bejar’s solo performances include Bushwick Basel, NURTUREart, NY (2012). His group exhibitions include Crossing Brooklyn, Brooklyn Museum, NY (2014); 5×5 Castelló 13 International Contemporary Art Prize, ESPAI D’art Contemporani de Castelló, Spain (2013); Shadow Puppets: Traces of New Documentary Practices, Welch School Gallery, GA (2013); March 2012, SITE Santa Fe, NM (2012); and The (S) Files Bienal 2011, El Museo Del Barrio, NY (2011). Bejar’s awards and residencies include Embargo Franklin Furnace Grant, Brooklyn, NY (2014-15); Process Space, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, NY (2014); Woodstock A-I-R, The Center for Photography at Woodstock, NY (2014); Rema Hort Mann Visual Arts Grant, NY (2013); Atlantic Center for the Arts, FL (2013); The Art Law Program, NY (2013); Blade of Grass Fellow, NY (2012–2013); and Workspace, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, NY (2011–2012). He received his B.F.A. from Ringling College of Art & Design and M.F.A. from State University of New York at New Paltz.
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