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b. 1984 Centralia Illinois USA
Lives and works in Los Angeles, California

EDUCATION

2020
Stanford University, Machine Learning, Certificate
2010
San Francisco Art Institute, M.F.A., New Genres
2006
Rhode Island School of Design, B.F.A., Photography
2004
Brown University, Psychology and Philosophy

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

2021
Never Spoken Again, Telfair Museums, Jepson Center, Savannah GA
2020
Permanent Jet Lag (with York Chang), Orange County Museum of Art, Santa Ana CA
Pineal Eye Infection, Seasons Gallery, Los Angeles CA
Never Spoken Again, MSU Broad Museum, East Lansing MI
2019
The Conspiracy of Art: Part II, Chateau Shatto, Los Angeles CA
Deep Feeling, Petach Tikva Museum of Art, Petach Tikva ISR
Effects, Ben Hunter, London UK
To Be Wrong with Infinite Precision (with York Chang), Orange County Museum of Art, Santa Ana CA
2018
74 million million million tons, SculptureCenter, Long Island City NY
Seeing Eye Awareness, Match Gallery at Museum of Ljubljana, Ljubljana SI
In this place where the guest rests, Franklin Street Works, Stamford CT
Archaeology of the Mind: The Metadata of Villa Lontana, Villa Lontana, Rome IT
2017
Concrete Island, VENUS LA, Los Angeles CA
Plymouth Contemporary, KARST, Plymouth UK
The Hierophant, Galleria Nicodim, Bucharest ROU
The Basilisk, Nicodim Gallery, Los Angeles CA
2016
Made in L.A. Biennial: a, the, though, only, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles CA
Mad Horizon, Index - The Swedish Contemporary Art Foundation, Stockholm SE
Water Event (in collaboration with Yoko Ono), Musee d’Art Contemporain Lyon, Lyon FR
Roman a Clef And/Or the Appetitive of the Chef, Rainbow in Spanish, Los Angeles CA
2015
Rendez-vous 15, Lyon Biennale, Lyon FR
The Historical Society of Desert Archive, Center for Land Use Interpretation, Wendover UT
Manifest Destiny Billboard Project, Los Angeles Nomadic Division (LAND), interstate 10 from FL to CA
Bloody Red Sun of Fantastic L.A., PIASA, Paris FR
2014
Impure Lux Impramatur, 3 Days Awake, Los Angeles CA
The Museum of Love and Devotion, Fairview Museum, Fairview UT
Apollo TBD, Samuel Freeman Gallery, Los Angeles CA
Presents, Commonwealth and Council, Los Angeles CA
2013
Black Rabbit, White Hole, Samuel Freeman Gallery, Los Angeles CA
Present Perfect, Et Al., San Francisco CA
Expert Witness, Michael Strogoff Gallery, Marfa TX
Caveat Emptor (in collaboration with FBI), The Center Gallery at Fordham University, New York NY
2012
The Theatricality and Sets Series (The Props), Public Fiction, Los Angeles CA
Vast and Undetectable, San Francisco Arts Commission, San Francisco CA
American Meat Locker, Land of Tomorrow, Louisville KY
2011
The Circumference is Everywhere, 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa JP
Between Two Islands in Three Parts, Utah Museum of Fine Arts, Salt Lake City UT
Third Person Eclipse, Iraqi Embassy, COLLASUS, Berlin DE
2010
First Light, Culturia Residency, Berlin DE

PUBLICATIONS

2021
Burying the Third Act (co-authored with Norman M Klein)
2019
Archeologi: The Metadata of Villa Lontana, Fondazione Dino ed Ernesta Santarelli, Rome IT
Effects Journal (Issue 2), Los Angeles CA
2018
74 million million million tons, SculptureCenter, New York NY
Journal of Psychic Protection, Talis, Los Angeles CA
In this Place where the guest rests, Franklin Street Works, Stamford CT
2016
Excavation II, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles CA
Made in LA 2016: a, the, though, only, Delmonico Books, New York NY
2015
Rendez-vouz 15, Musee d’Art Contemporain, Lyon FR
2014
Present Perfect, Copa Press, San Francisco CA
Excavation II, Code 2.0, Paris FR
2013
Expert Witness, Colpa Press, San Francisco CA
2012
Lost in LA, Public Fiction/Palais de Tokyo, Los Angeles CA
The Circumference is Everywhere, Booklet Press, Tokyo JP

LECTURES

2021
ARC and Other Plastic Histories, California State University Long Beach, Long Beach CA
Future Continuous: Present Stream, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, Los Angeles CA
Entangled Becomings, California College of the Arts, Oakland CA
Entangled Becomings, University of California Irvine, Irvine CA
2020
The Conspiracy of Art, Chateau Shatto, Los Angeles CA
Entangled Becomings and Arc, Goldsmiths Centre for Research Architecture, London UK
2019
The Desert as Backdrop and Protagonist, Desert X Biennial, Palm Springs CA
Visiting Artist, University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA
Visiting Artist Colloquium, University of California Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara CA
2018
Evidence in 74 million million million tons, Sculpture Center, New York NY
Leonardo/ISAT, UCLA Art | Sci Center + Lab, Los Angeles CA
2016
Excavating the Ten Commandments, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles CA
Artists in their own words/Visiting Artist, California State University Long Beach, Long Beach CA
School of Architecture/Visiting Artist, University of Southern California, Los Angeles CA
2015
Excavation II, University of California Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara CA
Pending Cipher for the Open Present, University of Texas El Paso, El Paso TX
Excavation II, California Institute of the Arts, Valencia CA

RESIDENCIES

2021
Cultural Capital Introspection (CCI), Uzhhorod UA
BAS/Bent Artists Space, Istanbul TU
2018
DFlat Residency, Mexico City MX
2013
Colpa Artist in Residency, Colpa Press, San Francisco CA
2011
Terasem Movement Foundation, Melbourne Beach FL
2010
Artist in Residence, Exploratorium, San Francisco CA
Artist in Residence, Culturia, Berlin DE

RESEARCH AFFILIATIONS

2019
Sentient World Simulation, Purdue University, West Lafayette IN
Forensic Architecture, Center for Research Architecture at Goldsmiths, London UK
Automaton Rover for Extreme Environments, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena CA
2018
Optoelectronics Research Center, University of Southampton, Southampton UK
Terasem Movement Foundation, Melbourne Beach FL
2015
Epigraphic Society of Occasional Papers, Danvers MA
2013
Art and Crimes Division, United States Federal Bureau of Investigation, New York NY
2010
National Ignition Facility, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Livermore CA

AWARDS

2020
Center for Cultural Innovation, San Francisco CA
Foundation for Contemporary Art Emergency Grant, New York NY
Department of Cultural Affairs Commission Grant, Los Angeles CA
2019
Teaching Advancement Award, ArtCenter College of Design, Pasadena CA
2016
Rema Hort Mann Foundation, Emerging Artist Grant, Los Angeles CA
2015
Smithsonian American Ingenuity Award, The Manifest Destiny Billboard Project, Washington DC

SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY

2021
Milton Esterow, Joining Plastic, Glass and Metal on the Recycling List: Fake Art, New York Times, September 1
David Ayala-Alfonso, “Reproductions, Excavations, and Replicas: New Materialities in Response to Destruction,” Theorizing Heritage through Non-Violent Resistance, University of Gothenberg and The New School
DJ Hellerman, Jepson Center exhibition rethinks truth and narratives of artworks, Connect Savannah, August 11
Bill Dawers, ‘Never Spoken Again: Rogue Stories of Science and Collections’ pushes boundaries at Jepson Center, Savannah Morning News, July 6
Art Daily, Georgia museum welcomes Never Spoken Again exhibition, June 22
2020
Uzomah Ugwu, An Elegant Conversation with Daniel R. Small, Arte Realizzata, December 15
Lawrence Cosentino, Everything out of its place: Broad Museum exhibit is a closet full of chaos, Lansing
City Pulse, February 20
Shana Nys Dambrot, Art Pick: Radio Booth Session IV: Permanent Jet Lag, LA Weekly, July 1
Matt Cooper, Weekend Picks, Los Angeles Times, July 2
2019
Matt Stromberg, A Radio Play Performance Unpacks the Way We Anticipate Global Crisis, Hyperallergic,
June 12
2018
Daniel R. Small, Re: Research: Notes on Animus Mneme, X-tra online, June 11
Kaelen Wilson-Goldie, 74 million million million tons, ArtForum preview, May issue
Zachary Small, An Exhibition that Posits Art as Evidence of Envionmental Collapse, Hyperallergic, May 23
Larissa Pham, The A.I. Robot That (Who) Wants To Reach “Transcendental Superbeing Status,” May 3
Ania Szremski, 74 million million million tons, 4Columns, May 18
2017
Henri Neuendorf, 8 LA based Emerging Artists to Keep on Your Radar, artnet, January 26
Pablo Lopez, Concrete Island at Venus Over LA, Contemporary Art Review LA (CARLA), March 30
Hannah Bhuiya, LA is the Concrete Frontier, SSENSE, May 3
2016
Andrew Berardini, Daniel R. Small Uncovers Hollywood’s Buried Myths, Modern Painters, May 31
Ceci Moss, First Look: Daniel R. Small, Art in America, June issue
Anna Baques, Made in L.A. 2016, Metal magazine, June 8
Maxwell Williams, Inside the Hammer Museum Biennial Exhibition, Hollywood Reporter, June 9
William Poundstone, “Made in L.A. 2016” at the Hammer, Blouin Artinfo, June 13
Maxwell Williams, The Hammer Museum’s Biennial Survey Gives a Rich and Varied Snapshot of L.A., Artsy,
June 13
Hunter Drohojowska-Philip, Made in LA at the Hammer, KCRW, June 16
Jamie Costa, Field Notes: Made in L.A., The Culture List, June 17
Jori Finkel, ‘Made in L.A., at the Hammer, Excavates Hollywood’s Past, New York Times, June 19
Michael Slenske, ‘Made in LA’: Hammer Museum’s 2016 biennial explores history and myth, Wallpaper
magazine, June 27
Jonathan Griffin, Made in L.A. review, Frieze, June 30
Alicia Eler, This is Why People Keep talking About the L.A. Art Scene, Crave, July 19
Andrew Berardini, “a, the, though, only,” Made in L.A. 2016, Art Agenda, July 22
The People radio show, Daniel Small and Greg Curtis, August 22
Manfredi Gioacchini, Los Angeles Artists in Their Studio, Vogue Italia, September 13
Jenni Sorkin, Made in L.A., Art Forum, October issue
Polly Brock, Los Angeles Focus: Interview with Daniel R. Small, Artctualite, October 19
David Matorin, Daniel R. Small, BOMB Magazine, November 9
2015
Steve Ramirez, Strange Looking Billboards on I-10, US 70 part of nationwide art project, Las Cruces Sun-
News, February 11
Kemy Lin, Billboard Art Project Sets Off Terrorism Scare Near US/Mexico Border, Hyperallergic, February 20
Greg Allen, The Sign of Las Cruces, Or How Ya Like Me Now? LAND Edition, Greg.org, February 21
Christine Rees, Our Neighbors’ Art Billboards Make Residents Think “Terrorism!” Glasstire, February 23
Andy Cush, In America, Public Art is Satanist Muslim Terrorism, Gawker, February 25
Sam Matthew, Isis are coming! Residents in terrorism panic after mysterious billboards with ‘foreign country
writing’ appear in New Mexico, Daily Mail, February 27
Catherine Wagley, A 2,400-Mile Art Exhibit is About to Hit L.A., LA Weekly, March 5
Scarlet Cheng, Cross-continent highway billboard project is Manifest Destiny, Los Angeles Times, April 4
Mark Ellwood, America’s Best Public Art for Summer 2015, Bloomberg Business, April 6
Steffie Nelson, On a Dark Desert Highway: The Manifest Destiny Billboard Project, East of Borneo, May 27
Su Wu, A Two-Year, 100-Billboard Celebration of Going West, New York Times Magazine, June 23
Fan Zhong, Exit Art, W Magazine, July 30
Margot Dougherty, This Wildly Creative Art Project Transformed an Ugly Interstate Into a 2,400-Mile-Long
Visual Masterpiece, Smithsonian Magazine, November 12
2013
Mostafa Heddaya, FBI-Seized Forgeries Get a Gallery Retrospective, Hyperallergic, August 2
Priscilla Frank, ‘Caveat Emptor’: An Art Exhibit Made Entirely of Forgeries Confiscated by the FBI, Huffington
Post, August 5
Sarah Cascone, When is a Rembrandt Not a Rembrandt?: Forgeries at Fordham, Art in America, August 7
Shannon Connellan, First FBI-Curated Art Show Puts Forgeries on Display, Concrete Playground, August 11
Elizabeth Murphy, Shortlisted: Authorship, Three Ways, Walker Art Center Blog, September 3
Kenneth Baker, ‘Present Perfect: Luca Antonucci + Daniel Small,’ review, SF Gate, December 27
2012
Catherine Wagley, Why Artists are Blurring the Lines Between Real History and Pretend, LA Weekly,
December 20







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