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Daniel Bozhkov

Lives in New York, NY

Born 1959, Aytos, Bulgaria


My work involves acts of resistance to institutionalized homogenization, aiming to be more infectious than disruptive. Imagine a 911-emergency operator covering for a "rainmaker" between shifts.

I use a variety of media, from fresco to performance and video, and I often work with professionals from different fields to activate public space. My projects are embedded in the worlds of genetic science, department mega-stores and world-famous tourist sites, where I enter as an intruder/visitor who produces new strains of meaning into seemingly closed systems. As a collaborator with reality, I try to set in motion a process of accelerated archeology that is faster than the institutions' built-in obsolescence.

1996 M.F.A., Hunter College of CUNY

1986 Academy of Fine Arts, Sofia, Bulgaria

Associate Professor of Art, Hunter College of CUNY


2010 Republik of Perpetual Reconstitution and Rebuild, Queens Museum, New York, NY

2008 Sigmund Jahn Doner Kebab Stand, Skupturenpark Berlin_Zentrum, Berlin, Germany

2007 Daniel Bozhkov: Recent Works, Contemporary Art Center, Atlanta, GA

2006 Daniel Bozhkov: Underground Waterworks, Arthouse, Austin, TX

2005 Advanced Swedish for Beginners, Andrew Kreps Gallery, New York, NY

2003 Learn How to Fly Over a Very Large Larry, Andrew Kreps Galley, New York, NY


2010 Liverpool Biennial: Touched, The Blue Coat, Liverpool, UK

2009 A Series of Coincidences, Cabinet, Brooklyn, NY

2007 Transactions, Blanton Museum of Art, Austin, TX

2007 6th Mercosul Biennial, Porto Alegre, Brazil

2006 Annotations, Expodium, Utrecht, Netherlands

2005 Day Labor, P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, New York, NY

2005 Star Star, Contemporary Art Center, Cincinnati, OH

2005 9th International Istanbul Biennial, Istanbul, Turkey

2005 1st International Moscow Biennial, Moscow, Russia


2010 Residency Prize, Alpert Award in the Arts

2007 Chuck Close Rome Prize, American Academy in Rome

2007 Art Matters Grant

2006 National Endowment for the Arts Grant

2005 Andy Warhol Foundation Grant

2001 National and International Studio Program, P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center

Year Awarded 2012
Category Visual Arts
Bozhkov2.jpg Daniel Bozhkov, photo courtesy of the artist
Bozhkov3.jpg Daniel Bozhkov, photo courtesy of the artist