Roles in Archive: Artist
Daniel Arsham’s practice spans the fields of art, architecture, and stage design. Originally from Cleveland, Ohio and raised in Miami, Florida, Arsham was one of the founders of the seminal Miami artist-run spaces The House and Placemaker. Arsham attended the Cooper Union for the advancement of Science and Art and received the Gelman Trust Fellowship. His work has been shown at P.S.1 in New York (Greater New York 2005), the Museum of Contemporary Art in Miami, the Athens Biennial, Mills College Art Museum in Oakland California, and Carre d’art in Nîmes France. In 2006 legendary modern dance choreographer Merce Cunningham commissioned Arsham to design the set, lighting, and costumes for eyeSpace. The performance premiered in 2007 at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts in Miami, and now tours extensively as part of the Cunningham Dance Company’s repertoire. This began Arsham’s five-year collaboration with the late choreographer and established the basis of his collaborative work for the stage. Arsham interpreted Robert Rauschenberg’s 1960s in-situ set designs for the Cunningham Dance Company for their 2009 Paris tour. Informed by his initial collaboration with Cunningham, Arsham’s expanded practice has included collaborations with Hedi Slimane, Bob Wilson, Jonah Bokaer, Friends With You, and Snarkitecture. He is represented by Galerie Emmanuel Perrotin Paris/Miami, and Ron Mandos Gallery Amsterdam/Rotterdam. A monograph of Arsham’s work was published in 2008 by the French Centre National des arts plastiques and is available in the New Museum Store.