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Daniel Schwarz’ (*Germany, 1987) works examine current crises in politics and social life through the lens of digital media. They engage critically with aspects of control and power structures, state authority and cartography under the connective tissue of surveillance and loss of privacy.

He exhibited and performed at the 9th Berlin Biennale, the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art (MassMoCA); the Baryshnikov Arts Center, New York; the Goethe Institute, Washington DC; Sónar Festival, Barcelona; the 70th Venice Film Festival; Moscow’s Museum Night; Node – Forum for Digital Arts, Frankfurt; the Mapping Festival, Geneva; the WRO Biennale, Wroclaw; FILE – Electronic Language International Festival, Sao Paolo; roBOt Festival; Fach & Asendorf Gallery and km temporaer among many others.
Schwarz’ work has been featured in The New York Times, the Washington Post, ARTNET, The Boston Globe, Hyperallergic, VICE, The Creators Project, MPR, FastCo and Rolling Stone Magazine Italy.

Currently he lives and works in Los Angeles. He graduated with a MFA from UCLA in 2015. In 2011-12 he held an artist residency at Fabrica in Italy. Prior he studied computer science and media (BSc) at the HdM Stuttgart, Germany, and the Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina, Brazil.


2013-15 MFA Design Media Arts, UCLA, Los Angeles, USA
2011-12 Residency at Fabrica, Treviso, Italy
2009-10 Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina, Florianópolis, Brazil
2007-11 BSc Computer Science and Media, HdM Stuttgart, Germany


160/90 Award, October 2014
Veneto Award, Lago Film Fest, July 2013 – ‘VANISH’
Winner of Shift’s DOTMOV Festival 2012, November 2012 – ‘VANISH’, selected by Kenta Torimoto
Winner of Shift’s DOTMOV Festival 2012, November 2012 – ‘Piece of Paper’, selected by David Linderman
3rd place at the Visual Music Award, Frankfurt, Germany, November 2012 – ‘VANISH’
Audience Award at the 13th Circuito Off, Venice, Italy, September 2012 – ‘Piece of Paper’
Shortlisted for the Screengrab New Media Award, Townsville, Australia, August 2012 – ‘Piece of Paper’
Winner of Amon Tobin’s Video Contest, November 2011 – ‘Piece of Paper’
ARTE Creative Student Award, March 2011 – ‘AXIOM.3’


Lecturer, Programming / Creative Applications, Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, USA, Fall 2015
Lecturer, Interactivity, UCLA, Los Angeles, USA, Summer 2015
Instructor, Web Design, UCLA, Los Angeles, USA, Summer Institute 2014


Selected Exhibitions / Screenings / Performances
Holographic with Daniel Wohl, Rewire Festival, The Hague, NL, March 31 – April 2, 2017
Holographic with Daniel Wohl, Alberta Rose Theatre, Portland, USA, January 20, 2017
Além Terreno, Átomos, Rio de Janeiro, BR, December 17 – 18, 2016
S/Election – Democracy, Citizenship, Freedom, Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, Los Angeles, USA, October 2016 – January 2017
Goethe-Institut with the Mexican Cultural Institute of Washington DC , Washington DC, USA, September – November 2016
DISCREET, 9th Berlin Biennale, Akademie der Künste, Berlin, Germany, June – September 2016
Holographic with Daniel Wohl, Ordway Theater, St Paul, USA, February 11, 2016
Holographic with Daniel Wohl, Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis, USA, February 6, 2016
Holographic with Daniel Wohl, Philadelphia Fringe Arts, Philadelphia, USA, February 5, 2016
Holographic with Daniel Wohl, Baryshnikov Arts Center, New York City, USA, January 21 & 22, 2016
Holographic with Daniel Wohl, Residency at Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art (MASSMoCA), January 10 – 17, 2016
it’s doing it, online exhibition, December, 2015
You! What Planet Is This?*, ROOMSERVICE Gallery, New York City, USA, October 9 – November 4, 2015
UCLA Media Arts MFA Exhibition, New Wight Gallery, Los Angeles, USA, May 14-28, 2015
.CALM, MFA Exhibition, UCLA, New Wight Gallery, Los Angeles, USA, October 23-31, 2014
Lecture/Performance Daedelus x UCLA Arts Software Studio, SONOS Studio, Los Angeles, USA, August 7, 2014
Sonar Festival +D 2014, Barcelona, Spain, June 12-14, 2014
Tribute to Zbigniew Karkowski, Almost Holden, Los Angeles, USA, May 4 2014
Solo Show spatial trans positions at EDA Gallery, Broad Art Center, Los Angeles, USA, April 7-10, 2014
Moscow International Festival “Circle of Lights”, Moscow, Russia, October 5-6, 2013
WRO on Tour, Program by Piotr Krajewski – touring exhibition
local.#non.access, km temporaer, Berlin, Germany, 20 – 27 September 2013
70th Venice Film Festival, Venice, Italy, September 5 2013 – ‘VANISH’
FILE – Electronic Language International Festival, Sao Paulo, Brazil, July – August 2013 – ‘VANISH’
Lago Film Fest, Revine Lago, Italy, 19 – 27 July 2013 – ‘VANISH’
km temporaer, Berlin, Germany, May – June 2013 – ‘juxtapose’
SCREEN Festival / LOOP, Barcelona, Spain, May 2013 – ‘Piece of Paper’, ‘VANISH’
Plums Fest, Moscow, Russia, 18th May 2013 – ‘Imposition’ [A/V live]
Oodaaq Festival, Rennes, France, 18th May 2013 – ‘Piece of Paper’
Mapping Festival, Geneva, Switzerland, 11th May 2013 – ‘Imposition’ [A/V live]
WRO Biennale 2013, Wroclaw, Poland, 8 – 11 May 2013 – ‘Piece of Paper’
Toolkit Festival, Venice, Italy, May 2013 – ‘VANISH’
Enter 6: Biopolis, NTK Gallery, Prague, Czech Republic, 4 – 12 April 2013 – ‘juxtapose’
A A / B B, Panorama Festival, Buenos Aires, Argentina, 23 March 2013 – ‘Piece of Paper’
VGA Fest (DOTMOV Festival), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, March 2013 – ‘Piece of Paper’, ‘VANISH’
Spektrum Ausstellung, Stadtgalerie Mannheim, Germany, February – March 2013 – ‘VANISH’
DOS Disegnare Oggetti Sonori, Auditorium Parco della Musica, Rome, Italy, February 2013 – ‘Piece of Paper’, ‘VANISH’
NODE13 Forum for Digital Arts, Frankfurt am Main, Germany, 11th – 17th February 2013 – ‘juxtapose’, ‘imposition’ [A/V live]
TechArtLab (DOTMOV Festival), Rio De Janeiro, Brazil, February 2013 – ‘Piece of Paper’, ‘VANISH’
Grauzone Festival, Amsterdam, Netherlands, February 2013 – ‘Piece of Paper’, ‘VANISH’
Fach & Asendorf Gallery, January 2013 – ‘juxtapose’
Federation Square (DOTMOV Festival), Melbourne, Australia, January 2013 – ‘Piece of Paper’, ‘VANISH’
konya-gallery (DOTMOV Festival), Fukuoka, Japan, January 2013 – ‘Piece of Paper’, ‘VANISH’
VAFA Video Art Festival, Macau, December 2012 – January 2013 – ‘Piece of Paper’, ‘VANISH’
Norbertellen Gallery (DOTMOV Festival), Los Angeles, USA, December 2012 – January 2013 – ‘Piece of Paper’, ‘VANISH’
CCC (DOTMOV Festival), Shizuoka, Japan, December 2012 – ‘Piece of Paper’, ‘VANISH’
Revenue S:t Eriksgatan 79 (DOTMOV Festival), Stockholm, Sweden, December 2012 – ‘Piece of Paper’, ‘VANISH
Zakka (DOTMOV Festival), New York, USA, November – December 2012 – ‘Piece of Paper’, ‘VANISH’
CAI02 (DOTMOV Festival), Sapporo, Japan, November – December 2012 – ‘Piece of Paper’, ‘VANISH’
Celebrating Openness (DOTMOV Festival), Wisnu Open Space, Bali, Indonesia, November – December 2012 – ‘Piece of Paper’, ‘VANISH’
Off the Screen [Media Circus] CultureHub, New York, USA, November 2012 – ‘Piece of Paper’, ‘VANISH’
Visual Music Award, Frankfurt, Germany, November 2012 – ‘VANISH’
L’Aquila Film Festival, L’Aquila, Italy, November 2012 – ‘Piece of Paper’
ICN Gallery Cafe (DOTMOV Festival), London, UK, November 2012 – ‘Piece of Paper’, ‘VANISH’
TOKYO CULTUART by BEAMS (DOTMOV Festival), Tokyo, Japan, November 2012 – ‘Piece of Paper’, ‘VANISH’
ATTIC (DOTMOV Festival), Sapporo, Japan, November 2012 – ‘Piece of Paper’, ‘VANISH’
Design Weekend 2012 (DOTMOV Festival), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, November 2012 – ‘Piece of Paper’, ‘VANISH’
Zeit, Pop Corn Club, Venice, Italy, November 2012 – ‘imposition’ [live A/V]
FIVA Festival Internacional de Videoarte, Buenos Aires, Argentina, November 2012 – ‘Piece of Paper’
Aesthetica Short Film Festival, York, UK, November 2012 – ‘VANISH’
Pluto Festival, Opwijk, Belgium, October 2012 – ‘Piece of Paper’, ‘VANISH’
roBOt Festival, Bologna, Italy, October 2012 – ‘VANISH’
SIMULTAN Festival, Timisoara, Romania, October 2012 – ‘VANISH’
Festival International du Court Métrage- L’Hybride, Lille, France, October 2012 – ‘Piece of Paper’, ‘VANISH’
13th Circuito Off, Venice, Italy, September 2012 – ‘Piece of Paper’
Screengrab New Media Exhibition, Townsville, Australia, August 2012 – ‘Piece of Paper’
FILE – Electronic Language International Festival, Sao Paulo, Brazil, July – August 2012 – ‘Piece of Paper’
Media Night, Hochschule der Medien, Stuttgart, Germany, July 2009 – ‘fooBar’


Selected Talks and Workshops
Artist Talk, TOA Berlin – LA, Palihouse, Los Angeles, USA, November 4, 2016
International Forum Weekend Migration/Immigration Panel with Vesela Sretenović, Allan deSouza, Sara Raza, Stefan Falke, and Pedro Lasch, Phillips Collection, Washington DC, USA, October 22, 2016
Artist talk, Goethe-Institut, Washington DC, USA, September 14, 2016
Panel discussion, 35th Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival, April 10, 2016
Visiting Artist, McNally Smith College of Music, Saint Paul, February 12, 2016
Visiting Artist, Minneapolis College of Art and Design, Minneapolis, February 10, 2016
Visiting Artist, Carleton College, North eld, February 10, 2016
Commencement Speech, Graduate Speaker UCLA School of the Arts and Architecture, Los Angeles, June 13, 2015
Visiting Artist, WL ARTS 100B – Peter Sellars, University of California, Los Angeles, April 20, 2015
Hackathon on Police Brutality Data, UCLA, Los Angeles, February 14, 2015
Artist talk at Laser, Art|Sci Center Retrospective: 10 Years of Intersections, Los Angeles, January 15, 2015


Looking For Something: The Best Images of 2016, Washington City Paper
In the galleries: Delineating a cultural frontier, The Washington Post
At the Goethe-Institut, Reflections on the U.S.-Mexico Border, Washington City Paper
The Most Subversive Work at the 9th Berlin Biennale Is a Secret Intelligence Agency, ARTNET
Intelligence e democrazia, Artribune
Virtual reality meets ‘Holographic’ imagery, The Boston Globe
Best of 2015: Our Top 10 Works of Internet Art, Hyperallergic
Returning to Collaboration: MSP Film interview Daniel Schwarz, Liquid Music
Code-Based Artworks that Reinvent Themselves Every Day, Hyperallergic.com
It’s doing it – Online exhibition of computer generated images that autonomously update, CreativeApplications.net
Daniel Schwarz: The Mexico – United States Border, CreativeApplications.net
i like this art
GeoFragments, The New Aesthetic
Juxtapose, Triangulation Blog
Daniel Schwarz highlights the staggering, seasonal faults in Google Maps’ landscapes, It’s Nice That
Art That Exposes Weird Glitches In Google Maps, Fastcodesign
km temporaer zeigt (n)on site, Perisphere
Review // Simulated Places: (n)on site at km temporaer, Berlin Art Link
Stunning Aerial Landscapes Made From Glitchy Google Maps, Designtaxi
Artist Uses Google Street View To Create A Mesmerizing Daily Photo Diary, Yahoo
Imposition – Live performance by Edisonnoside and Daniel Schwarz, CreativeApplications.net
Juxtapose, Art Fucks Me
Berlin Art Link
A Field Of Rods And Thumping Electronic Music Make For Mesmerizing Audiovisual Performance, The Creators Project
Vanish, VICE
Rolling Stone Magazine
Household Materials Become Sinister Audio And Video In VANISH, The Creators Project
Amon Tobin Blog
Pixels Mixed with Paper Sculpture: Amon Tobin-Inspired Audiovisual Projection, CreateDigitalMotion
Amon Tobin Inspires A Deceitful Landscape, The Creators Project
Augmented Dancing: AXIOM.3 Dances (vvvv + Kinect), CreateDigitalMotion