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

At Any Given Hour
10.02. – 06.04.2024

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.

25.03.2023 – 07.01.2024
Renaissance 3.0
ZKM – Zentrum für komische Kunst und Medien
Lorenzstraße 19
76135 Karlsruhe


07.04.2023 – 08.10.2023
1,5 Grad
Verflechtungen von Leben, Kosmos und Technik
Kunsthalle Mannheim
Friedrichsplatz 4
68165 Mannheim, Germany


16.02. – 21.05.2023
The Ulsan Art Museum Collection: Future Collection
Gallery 1
Ulsan Art Museum
72 Misulgwan-gil, Jung-gu
KOR – Ulsan


Art Vault Santa Fe
Carl & Marilynn Thoma Foundation
540 S. Guadalupe St.
USA – Santa Fe, NM 87501

30.06.2022 – 16.10.2022
Homo Ludens
CaixaForum Sevilla
Centro Comercial Torre Sevilla
Calle López Pintado
ESP – 41092 Sevilla

15.09.2022 – 20.11.2022
Pan y circo
Arte y alimentación
Sala Amós Salvador
Arte Contemporáneo Logoño
Calle Once de Junio, 4
ESP – 26001 Logroño, La Rijoa

24.05.2022 – 15.04.2023
All Art is Virtual
Art Vault Santa Fe
Carl & Marilynn Thoma Foundation
540 S. Guadalupe St.
USA – Santa Fe, NM 87501

Permanent Generative Installation
Deka Kunstsammlung, DekaBank
Lyoner Str. 13
60528 Frankfurt am Main

Permanent Generative Installation
Novartis Pavillon
St. Johannes-Hafen-Weg 5
CHE – 4056 Basel

12.03.2022 – 10.07.2022
Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg
Hollerplatz 1
38440 Wolfsburg

27.11.2021 – 14.01.2022
Hidden Tides
Wilde Gallery
Angensteinerstraß3 37
CHE – 4052 Basel

04.12.2021 – 28.08.2022
Biomedia: The Age of Media with Life-like Behaviour
ZKM / Center for Art and Media
Lorenzstraße 19
76135 Karlsruhe

02.12.2021 – 17.01.2022
Hors Pistes  – La ecología de las imágenes
Centre Pompidou Málaga
Pasaje Doctor Carrillo Casaux, s/n
ESP – 29016, Muelle Uno, Puerto de Málaga

30.11.2021 – 30.12.2021
Echoes: A World between the Analogue and the Virtual
Qasr Kuhzam
Al Kandarah District
UAE – Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

23.10.2021 – 09.01.2022
Centro de Arte Dos de Mayo
Avda. Constitución 23
ESP – 28931 Móstoles, Madrid

30.04.2021 – April 2022
Rise/ Times Square
„Networked Nature“
Art Vault Santa Fe
Guadalupe St. 540
USA – 87501 Santa Fe, NM

01.10.2021 – 31.03.2022
Spanish Pavillion at Expo Dubai 2020
Expo Road, Dubai South
UAE – Jebel Ali, Dubai

14.09.2021 – 02.01.2021
Digital Intersections
Amalgama Phillips
The Phillips Collection
1600 121th St, NW
USA – 20009 Washington, DC

20.07.2021 – 31.10.2021
Game Over
Homo Ludens. Videogames to understand our present.
Caixa Forum Madrid
Paseo del Prado 36
ES – 28014 Madrid

11.09.2021 – 24.09.2021
Data Works
Samsung Lounge Berlin/ brands’n mind
Kurfürstendamm 65
10707 Berlin

Daniel Canogar in conversation with Dr. Sebastian Baden
Zoom artist talk

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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