Sharon Daniel

Sharon Daniel is an artist who creates interactive and participatory documentary artworks focused on issues of social, racial and environmental injustice, with a particular focus on mass incarceration and the criminal justice system. Her work has been exhibited in museums and festivals internationally – most recently; in a solo exhibition Secret Injustices, at the Schmidt Center Gallery (US, FL, 2017), as an official selection in the Alternate Realities exhibition at Sheffield Doc|Fest (UK, 2016), and in a solo exhibition titled Convictions at STUK Kunstencentrum, (Belgium, 2013). Daniel’s works have also been shown in museums and festivals such as WRO media art biennial 2011 (Poland), Artefact 2010 (Belgium), Transmediale 08 (Germany), the Dutch Electronic Arts Festival DEAF03 (Netherlands), Ars Electronica (Austria), the Lincoln Center Festival (NY/USA), the Corcoran Biennial (Washington DC) and the University of Paris I (France). Daniel was honored by the Webby Awards in 2008 and awarded the prestigious Rockefeller/Tribeca Film Festival New Media Fellowship in 2009. In 2015-16 She was named in the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts “YBCA 100” – a list of “the creative minds, makers, and pioneers that are asking the questions and making the provocations that will shape the future of American culture”. She was a 2017 Fulbright Scholar at Ulster University in Art, Design and the Built Environment. Daniel’s essays have been published in books as well as academic and online journals. She is a Professor at the University of California, Santa Cruz.