Ann Burke Daly is an American Installation Artist, featured in December 2020 in the Yale Alumni Magazine special issue "Celebrating 150 years of Yale Women." Daly's recent Half-Life (A Forensics of Plain Sight) was featured in El Pais, Spain, in 2019. Daly was at Yaddo in 2018 for an Artist Residency where she began the Half-Life project. Daly's work has been written about and published in Artforum, Artpress International, The Los Angeles Times, Cabinet Magazine, World Art Magazine, and PAJ/Performing Arts Journal. Daly earned an M.F.A. from the Yale School of Art and is an alum of the Whitney Museum of American Art Independent Study Program (ISP), NYC. Daly has exhibited internationally including Uppsala KonstMuseum Sweden, Centre Pompidou Paris, Akademie der Kunste Berlin, Museum fur Neue Kunst-ZKM Berlin, and Kunst und Austellungshalle der BRD Museum Bonn. In North America (NY), her work has been shown at George Eastman Museum, The Alternative Museum, Lombard-Freid Fine Arts, White Columns, Exit Art, The Drawing Center, Loeb Museum, Susan Stein Shiva Theater, LMCC; in LA, California, at LAMAG; in Canada at LaCentrale Galerie Powerhouse, Montreal.

     In 2019, Daly was invited by UCLM | Universidad De Castilla–LaMancha, Cuenca Spain, Facultad de Bellas Artes to give a Conference Half-Life | Vida-Media: Obra Reciente Ann Burke Daly, including a screening of Script: Franco is Still Dead (14:15), created by Daly in collaboration with Álvaro Marcos, a musician-writer from Madrid Spain's diy music scene. Script: Franco is Still Dead —an immersive multi-channel sound and video installation converted to single channel video for screening—was funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation in 2017 through an interdisciplinary arts initiative. Daly was awarded a 2016 Artist Residency at MASS MoCA, and was a Visiting Artist at The American Academy in Rome in 2015. From 2013–2015 she was a Visiting Assistant Professor at CUNY, the City University of New York and from 1990–1995 was on faculty appointment at Vassar College. Her artist photobooks Drafts: Letters Unsent, and Box of Fiction, were published by ROMAN NVMERALS Books of Brooklyn, NY and launched at the ICP|NYC in 2016. Daly's work is in the collection of MoCP, the Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago, IL; the Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, CT; and MASSArt Rare Book Library, Boston, MA.

     Ann Burke Daly’s spatio-temporal installations consist of sculpture; video; sound; performance; drawing; writing; photographs, film, & objects (found, made, and altered). Her work mines the paradoxes of language and the unconscious.


Ann Burke Daly Studio thanks these Institutions for recent project support, financial or in-kind:

UCLM | Universidad De Castilla–LaMancha (ES); Facultad de Bellas Artes de Cuenca; Visiting Artist Conference, 2019, Half-Life: Ann Burke Daly Obra Reciente • Brumario (ES); Daly's 2019-2020 Half-Life is created in association with this Madrid cultural organization • Yaddo; Artist Residency, March–April 2018 Andrew W. Mellon Foundation; Interdisciplinary Arts Grant and Residency 2017, Vassar College Frances Lehman Loeb Museum: Other People's Pictures, 2017 MASS MoCA ; Artist Residency 2016 Creative Capital; On Our Radar, 2016 + 2017Puffin Foundation; Grant 2016 American Academy in Rome; Visiting Artist 2015 • Fall Line Press; Collaborative Residency, 2018 • LMCC (Lower Manhattan Cultural Council) + Creative Capital; Artists Summer Institute, 2015 • unFramed + Susan Stein Shiva Theater; Performance-Event Sponsors: Conversations & Specters, 2016 Women Make Movies; Fiscal Sponsor, NYSCA film and video competition 2019 • Roman Nvmerals Books; Published Volumes XVII + LVII, 2016, and Limited Edition Print 2017 Vassar College; Visiting Artist, Interdisciplinary Arts, 2017 + Art Faculty 1990–1995 CUNY, City University of New York; Visiting Faculty, 2015–2013 • Yale School of Art; M.F.A. 1990 • The Whitney Museum ISP; post-grad Studio Art Fellow 1993–1994.

The Studio is grateful to many individuals for participation and dialogue. Photo—Script: Franco is Still Dead (multi-channel sound and video installation, 2017)—by Ann Burke Daly (NY) + Álvaro Marcos, (musician-writer, Madrid). Installation Photo by Karl Rabe, AULA Performance Space, New York.


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Homepage Photo: Fragment for Installation—Artist Ann Burke Daly performing photography and installation project HALF-LIFE (A Forensics of Plain Sight); Site P

Photo at Left: Studio installation maquette for HALF-LIFE (A Forensics of Plain Sight); SITE1C, Photo by EQUIPO MAAD, Madrid, June 2019


Installation sketch for Half-Life, 2020, Ann Burke Daly

The Automaton Olympia Reflects, Video and Sound Installation, 1998,  Ann Burke Daly. Exhibition, Brooklyn, New York.

Ann Burke Daly, New York Studio: editing for Roman Nvmerals, volume Drafts, Letters Unsent.

Half-Life, Site P, Performance and Installation work, Ann Burke Daly (Photo by Equipo Maad, Madrid, 07/2019)

PROOF\testing, Building Drawings for Unbuilt Projects, Ann Burke Daly

De\tour\1\2 (Anti-Monuments), Installation Fragment, Ann Burke Daly, 2011/2019

Daly's Conversations and Specters

Gallery Talk, Ann Burke Daly, 2017, Video and Soundscape Installation Script: Franco is Still Dead

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