Ann Daly is an interdisciplinary artist whose work has been exhibited nationally and internationally. Her work has been published in Artforum, The Los Angeles Times, Artpress International, Cabinet, PAJ/Performing Arts Journal, The New York Times, and in The Art Journal: "Francesca Woodman Reconsidered: A Conversation." She was a post-graduate fellow at the Whitney Museum of American Art Independent Study Program, and received an MFA from Yale University School of Art. Daly has received a grant from Art Matters, was selected for a Kohler Arts/Industry Residency, and received a grant from the John Anson Kittredge Fund. Her work has shown at Uppsala KonstMuseum, Lombard-Freid Fine Arts, White Columns, The Drawing Center, George Eastman House, Exit Art, Trial Balloon, Linda Kirkland Gallery and in the collective "Anthology of Art" at Centre Pompidou Paris, Museum fur Neue Kunst-ZKM, and Akademie der Kunste, Berlin.
In July 2016, Daly published two artist's books with ROMAN NVMERALS which launched at the ICP MUSEUM in August. In April, Daly was at the Studios at MASS MoCA for an Artist's Residency. Her diverse installations of video, sound, photographs, objects, drawing, spoken narration, and writing, merge an interest in conceptual and critical art practices. Daly works 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. The discontinuities of perception and memory, both cultural and personal, are foregrounded in works which stage the conflicts and struggle to make sense of narratives, history, and biography. Daly's projects approach forms or genres of documentation to look at their fictive core. Loss, the failure of a singular cohesive viewpoint, and the uncertainties and vagaries of translation, memory and perception, are approached here as active, poetic, politically potent and as radically generative.
Ann Daly's project "Conversations and Specters: Troubled Translation," currently in pre-production, follows up on previous installations, exhibits, and related works in which she explored the contradictions of narrative, self-definition, and their uneasy relationship to collective institutions such as the family and the state. In 2015 and again in 2016, "Conversations and Specters" was selected by Creative Capital for "On Our Radar." In 2015, Daly was a Visiting Artist at the American Academy in Rome. Currently drawings from "PROOF/testing" are included in "The Agency of Unrealized Projects", a project of eflux and the Serpentine Gallery. She was a Visiting Faculty member in Media Culture at CUNY from 2013-2015, and in 2013, 2015, 2016 was invited as a Visiting Artist in Media Studies at Vassar College where she created collaborative video production projects.
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