Ann Burke Daly is an American artist, whose recent project Half-Life (A Forensics of Plain Sight) was featured 09/2019 in El Pais culture section (national news in Spain). Daly was at Yaddo in Saratoga Springs, NY, in 2018, for an Artist Residency where she began the same 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 Los Angeles 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 2017 and 2016 Artist Residency at the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art (MASS MoCA), and was a Visiting Artist at The American Academy in Rome (AAR) in 2015. From 2013–2015 she was a visiting faculty member at CUNY, the City University of New York. Her recent artist photobooks Drafts: Letters Unsent, and Box of Fiction, were published by ROMAN NVMERALS Books of Brooklyn, NY, and were acquired by the Watson Collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY and the Museum of Modern Art Library, NY.

Ann Burke Daly’s installations consist of sculpture, video, sound, photographs, objects, drawing, performance, spoken narration, and writing. She was born in the US in the 1960s, and has lived in Madrid Spain, and for over twenty-five years in New York City. Photo: Ann Burke Daly, 2019, Madrid Spain.


Ann Burke Daly Studio thanks these Institutions for recent project support, financial or in-kind:
UCLM | Universidad De Castilla–LaMancha, Spain; Facultad de Bellas Artes de Cuenca Spain; Visiting Artist Conference, 2019, Half-Life|Vida-Media (A Forensics of Plain Sight): Ann Burke Daly Obra Reciente • Brumario; Daly's 2019-2020 Half-Life is created in association with this Madrid cultural organization • Yaddo Corporation; 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 Exhibition, 2017 Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art | MASS MoCA Studios; Artist Residency 2017 + 2016 Creative Capital; published in "On Our Radar", 2016 + 2017Puffin Foundation; Grant 2016 American Academy in Rome; Visiting Artist 2015 • Fall Line Press; Collaborative Residency, Photography, 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, Politics of Memory Seminar, 2017 + Media Studies Program, 2015 + 2016 CUNY, City University of New York, Visiting Faculty, 2015–2013.

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


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Homepage Photo: Artist Ann Burke Daly performing photography for project HALF-LIFE (A Forensics of Plain Sight); SITE3P, Madrid Spain. Photo by EQUIPO MAAD, Madrid, July 2019.

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


Spread detail from ROMAN NUMERALS artist photobook Box of Fiction, by Ann Burke Daly

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

Ann Burke Daly, New York Studio: editing for ROMAN NVMERALS volume Drafts, Letters Unsent.

Ann Burke Daly performatively photographing SITE1C in Madrid for HALF-LIFE. Photo by EQUIPO MAAD, Madrid, 12/2018.

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Daly's Conversations and Specters

Half-Life (A Forensics of Plain Sight) by Ann Burke Daly

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