Daniel Rozin Artist Talk

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Daniel Rozin Penguins Mirror, 2015 450 plush penguin stuffed animals, motors, control electronics, tin bases, video camera, custom software, microcontroller dimensions variable

E Village / LES

bitforms gallery | 131 Allen Street

New York-based artist Daniel Rozin (b. 1961, Jerusalem) creates interactive installations and sculptures that have the unique ability to change and respond to the presence of a viewer. His best known works respond in real time, and create live visual representations of the viewer’s likeness, staging the audience as an active and creative part of his art projects. Since the late 1990s, his constructions have also investigated the psychological and optical cues inherent to image building, such as pattern and the materiality of the picture plane. Haystacks, woven fabric, stone mosaics, pixel grids, and particulate accumulations are among the diverse structures evoked by his installation work - which often features synchronous visual movement that is controlled through a combination of computer-vision and custom software.

Rozin’s art is part of numerous public and private collections including Microsoft, the Chrysler Museum, Borusan Contemporary, AT&T, Fidelity Investments, the Fundación Privada Sorigué, the Thoma Art Foundation, the Taiwan Taoyuan international airport, the Perot Museum of Nature and Science, and MUSAC Fundación, among others. Past exhibitions of his work include the Reina Sofia National Museum, Madrid; Victoria and Albert Museum, London; The Garage CCC, Moscow; ICC, Tokyo; The Israel Museum, Jerusalem; Milwaukee Art Museum; Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester; Taiwan National Museum of Fine Art, Taipei; Barbican Centre, London; CAM Raleigh, North Carolina; Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, Halifax; Bunkamura Museum of Art, Tokyo; Katonah Museum of Art, New York; ICA Portland, Maine; the Central Academy of Fine Arts Museums, Beijing; Ringling Museum of Art, Sarasota; the Peabody Essex Museum, Salem; and the Sundance Film Festival.

The recipient of many awards, including the Prix Ars Electronica, I.D. Design Review, Chrysler Design Award, and the Rothschild Prize, Rozin is an associate arts professor at ITP in the Tisch School Of The Arts at New York University. He earned a BD at the Jerusalem Bezalel Academy of Art and Design and an MPS from NYU.