Danielle Dean

Visual Arts, 2015

Danielle Dean is an Alabama-born, London-raised visual artist. Her work explores the colonialism of mind and body—the interpellation of thoughts, feelings and social relations by power structures working through news, advertising, political speech, and digital media. Dean focuses on processes of constructing and commodifying raced, gendered, aged and classed subjectivities through target-marketing practices. She is specifically interested in subverting such processes to both understand and shift them toward a non-essentialized space of being, blurring fiction, reality, subject and object.  Her exhibitions include, Focus at, The Studio Museum in Harlem, NY and Made in L.A. 2014 at L.A.’s, The Hammer Museum. Recent screenings include, Moma PS1, NY, and Vox Populi in Philadelphia. Dean’s resideincies include include the Houston’s Core Program, Msuem Fine Arts, Houston, TX (2016). The Whitney’s Independent Study Program. N.Y (2014). Dean received a a B.F.A from Central St Martins School of Art and M.F.A from California Institutre of the Arts, Los Angeles.

Awards and Accomplishments

2017: "In Practice" at SculptureCentre

2016: Open Source Festival in London