Daniel Canogar

Daniel Canogar (b. 1964, Madrid, Spain)
Lives and works in Madrid, Spain

Daniel Canogar uses discarded electronic materials in his photography, video, sculpture and installations, which construct portraits of a society and an age. Finding inspiration in the archeology of new media, Canogar brings the dead back to life, revealing their contained secrets. 

Constelaciones, the artist’s first major permanent installation, is the largest photo-mosaic ever realized in Europe and was inaugurated in September 2010. This piece is situated in Madrid along two new pedestrian bridges crossing the Manzanares River. Neighbors from the two communities that the bridges have brought together appear floating above the pedestrians crossing the bridge. 

Canogar's public commissions also include Asalto, a site-specific video projection on a warehouse façade in Brooklyn, as part of Bring to Light | Nuit Blanche, New York; Scanner, a large-scale installation at the Fourth Moscow Biennale; 250 K Brain, a large installation for the American Museum of Natural History in New York City, completed November 2010; Travesías, a large-scale art installation for the European Parliament’s atrium in Brussels; a permanent photographic mural in the Arensa Train Station in Naples, Italy; a public projection on Rio de Janeiro’s landmark, Arcos da Lapa; as well as video projections on Madrid’s Puerta de Alcalá monument and Rome's church of San Pietro in Montorio for the Nuit Blanche festival of these cities.

Solo exhibitions of Canogar's work in 2012 include Borusan Contemporary in Istanbul, Second Street Gallery  in Charlottesville, VA, and  Fundación Telefónica  in Buenos Aires. 

Canogar's work has also been exhibited at the Museo de Arte Contemporáneo Reina Sofia, Madrid; Kunstverein Ludwigsberg, Germany; Borusan Contemporary, Perili Kosk, Istanbul; Fourth Moscow Biennial, Russia; Palacio de Velázquez, Madrid; Galería Max Estrella, Madrid; Galería Filomena Soares, Lisbon; Galerie Guy Bärtschi, Geneva; Caprice Horn Gallery, Berlin; Mimmo Scognamiglio Arte Contemporanea, Milan; Centro de Arte Santa Mónica, Barcelona; Museo Alejandro Otero, Caracas; American Museum of Natural History, New York; Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus, Ohio; Offenes Kulturhaus Center for Contemporary Art, Upper Austria, Linz; the Kunstsammlung Nordrhein Westfallen Museum, Dusseldorf; the Hamburger Banhof Musuem, Berlin; The Mattress Factory, Pittsburgh; and the Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh