Daniel Canogar

Born in Madrid (1964) to a Spanish father and an American mother, Daniel Canogar´s life and career have bridged between Spain and the U.S. Photography was his earliest medium of choice, receiving an M.A. from NYU at the International Center for photography in 1990, but he soon became interested in the possibilities of the projected
image and installation art.

He has created permanent public art installations with flexible and rigid LED screens including Aqueous at The Sobrato Organization (Mountain View, 2019); Pulse, at Zachry Engineering Education Complex in Texas A&M University (College Station, 2018), Tendril for Tampa International Airport (Tampa, 2017); Cannula, Xylem and Gust II at BBVA Bank headquarters (Madrid, 2018);Waves, for the JP Morgan atrium of 2 Houston Center, (Houston, 2012) and Travesias for the atrium of the European Union Council during the Spanish Presidency of the European Union (Brussels, 2010). He has also created public monumental artworks in different mediums such as Constellations, the largest photo-mosaic in Europe created for two pedestrian bridges over the Manzanares River, in MRío Park (Madrid, 2010) in collaboration with Burgos & Garrido architectural studio and Asalto, a series of video-projections presented on various emblematic monuments including the Arcos de Lapa (Rio de Janeiro, 2009), the Puerta de Alcalá (Madrid, 2009) and the church of San Pietro in Montorio (Rome, 2009). Also part of the serie is Storming Times Square, screened on 47 of the LED billboards in Times Square (New York, 2014).

His solo shows include “Echo” at Paul and Lulu Hilliard University Art Museum (Lafayette, 2019), “Melting the Solids” at Art Bärtschi & Cie Gallery (Geneva, 2018); “Fluctuaciones” at Sala Alcalá 31 (Madrid, 2017); “Echo” at bitforms gallery and Max Estrella Gallery (New York, Madrid, 2017); “Quadratura” at Espacio Fundación Telefónica (Lima, 2014); “Vórtices”, an exhibition exploring issues of wáter and sustainability at the Fundación Canal Isabel II (Madrid, 2011); Synaptic Passage, an installation commissioned for the exhibition “Brain: The Inside Story” at the American Museum of Natural History (New York, 2010) and two installations at the Sundance Film Festival in Park City (Utah, 2011).

He has exhibited in the Reina Sofia Contemporary Art Museum, Madrid; the Wexner Center for the Arts, Ohio; the Offenes Kulturhaus Center for Contemporary Art, Linz; the Kunstsammlung Nordrhein Westfallen, Düsseldorf; Hamburger Bahnhof Museum, Berlin; Borusan Contemporary Museum, Istanbul; the American Museum of Natural History, New York; the Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh; Mattress Factory Museum, Pittsburgh; the Palacio Velázquez, Madrid; Max Estrella Gallery, Madrid; bitforms gallery, New York; Art Bärtschi & Cie Gallery, Geneva; Eduardo Secci Contemporary, Florence; the Alejandro Otero Museum, Caracas and the Santa Mónica Art Center, Barcelona.

Daniel Canogar has published “Ciudades Efímeras: Exposiciones Universales, Espectáculo y Tecnología”, Julio Ollero Editor, Madrid, 1992; “Ingrávidos”, Fundación Telefónica, Madrid, 2003; and several architecture and image, contemporary photography, and new media art essays.

Exhibition Walkthrough

31.03. – 22.05.2021


A generative sculptural screen featuring real-time financial data

The sculptural artwork is composed of four metal ribbons lined with LED screens that cascade down the wall. The sinuous shape of Waterfall is reinforced by the constant flow of abstract images that slide down the screen surface. The video is generated in real-time by global trading data. Waterfall attempts to capture the ceaseless ebb and flow of financial data that touches us in more ways that we can imagine.

14.05.2021, 6 pm CET
Daniel Canogar in conversation with Dr. Sebastian Baden
Zoom artist talk
ID meeting: 868 5497 7049
Access Code: 653462

18.03.2021 – 03.04.2021
Noor Riyadh Light Festival










12.12.2019 – 15.12.2019
Amalgama el Prado – public projection
Museo del Prado
Calle de Ruiz de Alarcón, 23
ES – 28014 Madrid

2019 United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change
1,5°C changes everything – public projection
Congress of Deputies of Spain
Carrera de S. Jerónimo
ES – 28071 Madrid

21.09.2019 – 23.02.2020
Game on
Fundación Canal Isabel II
Mateo Inurria 2
ES – 28036 Madrid

21.09.2019 – 23.02.2020
14° Contemporary Art Biennale of Curitiba
Museu Oscar Niemeyer
R. Mal. Hermes, 999 – Centro Cívico
BR- 80530-230, Curitiba – PR

11.09.2019 – 05.01.2020
Memorias Liquidas
Sala Kubo-kutxa
Zurriola Hiribidea, 1
ES-20002 Donostia/San Sebastian

22.05.2019 – 11.10.2019
30 years of Game Boy
ETOPIA Centro de Arte y Tecnología
Avenida Ciudad de Soria, 8. Access by Avenida Autonomía 7
ES-50003 Zaragoza

10.04.2019 – 06.10.2019
Museo UNAV
Calle Universidad, 2-058
ES-31009 Pamplona, Navarra

08.02.2019 – 27.04.2019
Paul and Lulu Hilliard University Art Museum
710 East St. Mary Boulevard
US-Lafayette, LA 70503

permanent installations:
Aqueous / The Sobrato Organization
Pulse / Zachary Engineering Complex Texas A&M University
Tendril / Tampa International Airport

Daniel Canogar – Contemporary Photography from Spain
Published in Germen
88 pages
ISBN 3924079285
Published by Galerie Gmyrek De Alvear Madrid




Daniel Canogar – Fluctuations
Published in english and spanish
143 pages




Daniel Canogar – Incontable
Published in English and Spanish
104 pages




Daniel Canogar – Bringing down the House
Published in Germen
67 pages
ISBN 3853070213
Published by O.K. Centrum für Gegenwartskunst Linz

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