Daniel Arsham

American, b. 1980

Miami-bred artist Daniel Arsham employs elements of architecture, performance, and sculpture to manipulate and distort understandings of time and space. Structural experiment, historical inquiry, and satirical wit all combine in Arsham’s ongoing interrogation of the real and the fictitious. As a sculptor, Arsham imagines himself as an archaeologist of the future, casting fossilized facsimiles of everyday objects by using unconventional materials such as volcanic ash, steel and quartz. His work has been shown at MoMA PS1, New York; The Museum of Contemporary Art, Miami; Carré d’Art de Nîmes, France; the Athens Biennale, Greece; and the New Museum, New York, among others. He is also active as one half of the art and architecture collaborative Snarkitecture, along with Alex Mustonen.