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Daniel Schwartz

Country(activity based):
Switzerland
Genre:
Visual Art

Profile

Born in 1987. Graduated from University of Pennsylvania (Urban Studies and Photography) in 2010.
Recent 5 main activities (personal exhibitions, group exhibitions, concerts) are
- Francis Kéré Film Series, 2017, London Architecture Film Festival
- Films on Francis Kéré, 2017, Harvard University GSD
- "Radically Simple" 2016, The Architekturmuseum der TUM, Pinakothetk der Moderne München
- "The City of Homeless" 2016, Arko Art Center Gallery Seoul
- "Sarajevo Now" 2016, Venice Biennale of Architecture

Daniel's photography and writing have appeared in The New York Times, The Guardian, Domus, The Süddeutsche Zeitung, Dissent Magazine, The Architectural Review, Designboom, ArchDaily, Art in America, and numerous books. His films have been featured by festivals, museums, and broadcasters such as the International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam (IDFA), MoMA NYC, The Venice Biennale of Architecture, The Pinakothek der Moderne München, The Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Arko Art Center Seoul, Schweizer Fernsehen (SRF), The Winterthur Kurzfilmtage, Al Jazeera, and Arte.
He has designed numerous group exhibitions as a member of Urban-Think Tank, displaying work in prominent museums, galleries, and biennales around the world. He was a member of the team that won the Golden Lion at the 2012 Venice Biennale of Architecture.

About works / performance

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Gando Village, 2016, Photograph

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Gando Women's Center, 2016, Photograph

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Cat Bonds Concept, 2016, Digital Drawing

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Gran Horiozonte: Around the Day in 80 Worlds, 2013, Three-channel video installatio, directed by Daniel Schwartz, produced by Urban-Think Tank

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The Caracas Metrocable, 2011, Photograph

Comment

I am a filmmaker, photographer, and multimedia artist based in Zürich. I have an educational background in urban studies and photography. My work as a journalist for news outlets shifted toward longer-term documentary and artistic projects. Between 2010 and 2016, I was a member of the interdisciplinary design collective Urban-Think Tank, creating media and research projects focused primarily on urban transformation from a social, spatial, and political perspective. I am currently interested in large-scale systems that seek to change the built environment and multi-species anthropologies.
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