BIOGRAPHY

Ann Burke Daly is an interdisciplinary artist whose work has been published in Artforum, The Los Angeles Times, Artpress International, Cabinet, Performing Arts Journal/PAJ, The New York Times, and The Art Journal: "Francesca Woodman Reconsidered: A Conversation."  Daly earned an MFA from Yale, and was a post-graduate fellow of the Whitney Museum of American Art Independent Study Program. Internationally exhibited, her work has shown at Uppsala KonstMuseum, Lombard-Freid Fine Arts, White Columns, Exit Art, Trial Balloon, George Eastman Museum, and in the collective project “The Anthology of Art” at Centre Pompidou Paris, Museum fur Neue Kunst-ZKM & Akademie der Kunste, Berlin. 


Ann Daly will be at Yaddo in Spring 2018, for a Residency in Photography, for work on the project Ghost Transmissions. In October 2017, she returned to the Studios of MASS MoCA for a Residency for project De\Tour\1\2\Antimonuments. For the 2017 Frances Lehman Loeb Museum exhibition "Other People's Pictures,” Daly, along with a dozen plus artists and writers, were asked to contribute a written response to a picture in this exhibition of vernacular photographs. Her writing Dirty Knees, appeared as wall text and was published in the exhibition catalogue. Two recent artist's photobook volumes Drafts: Letters Unsent and Box of Fiction were published by ROMAN NVMERALS Books in 2016 & launched at The ICP Museum, Spaces Corners NYC, and at MoMA PS1, NYABF, Printed Matter. The RN series was acquired by the Museum of Modern Art Library, NY.


Daly’s grants include Art Matters, and the John Anson Kittredge Fund. In Spring 2017, through an Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Interdisciplinary Arts Grant, Daly was an Artist in Residence in collaboration with Spanish DIY-Scene musician and writer Álvaro Marcos, as SPECERE LAB, at Vassar College—to create a new immersive multi-channel sound and video work Script: Franco is Still Dead. SPECERE LAB appeared in public Skype dialogue to discuss the onset of their unlikely cross-cultural, inter-generational collaboration in Connecting Voices, and worked with a Political Science seminar “The Politics of Memory.” In 2016, for the project Conversations and Specters: Troubled Translation. Daly created an immersive seven hour, multi-channel sound and video performance/installation at the Susan Stein Shiva Theater, through sponsorship of the Shiva and UnFramed. It was a first public showing of a seven part work in progress. For early development on this project, Daly was a Visiting Artist at The American Academy in Rome in 2015. This project has also been supported by a 2016 Residency at the Studios of MASS MoCA, with a grant from the Puffin Foundation, and with in-kind support from Creative Capital and LMCC NYC (Artist's Summer Institute week-long Workshop 2015), and Creative Capital’s On Our Radar 2015 (Film/Video) and 2016 (Emerging Fields).

Her diverse Installation and Performance based projects, comprised of video, sound, photographs, objects, drawing, spoken word, and writing work with disrupted narrative towards a psychological engagement with the viewer, drawing a relationship to the spacio-temporal concerns of Performance and Conceptual artists of the 60s and 70s. Daly uses documentary practices to "stage the struggle to make sense" of narratives, history, and biography—both personal and collective. The loss that is inherent in the processes of memory, perception, and translation is approached as radically generative towards re-interpretation, and the exploration of counter-narratives, traces of past experiences and events, silenced, yet viscerally felt in the present.


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