Daniel Tucker



  • MFA in Studio Arts, University of Illinois Chicago School of Art and Design
  • BFA in Exhibition Studies and Video, School of the Art Institute of Chicago


  • contributing artist for Greg Sholette’s “Imaginary Archive” installation at UPenn’s Institute for Contemporary Art’s Traces in the Dark exhibition in Philadelphia from February 4 - March 22 with an opening reception on February 4. 2015 

  • Commonwealth & Council, group exhibition [Los Angeles, CA] , 2014
  • Contributor to Land and Sea: Overview poster portfolio [Oakland, CA], 2014
  • Compound/Alternative Press Center, Crisis Image Archives [Baltimore, MD], 2014
  • Feldman Gallery Project Space at Pacific Northwest College of Art, Crisis Image Archives [Portland, OR], 2013
  • Charlotte Street Foundation, Crisis Image Archives [Kansas City, MO], 2013
  • Athens Biennale 4, with Never The Same [Athens, Greece], 2013
  • Threewalls Schizo Culture: A Collaborative Reading with Laurie Palmer curated by Mary Patten [Chicago, IL], 2013
  • Gallery 400, “A Spectre Is Haunting”, group exhibition [Chicago, IL], 2013
  • Center for Book Arts, “Required Reading” (with Note’s for a People’s Atlas), group exhibition [New York, NY], 2012
  • Southside Hub of Production (SHOP), “On Making Things Matter” , group exhibition [Chicago, IL], 2012


  • Panelist on “Ethics of Social Practice” at the College Art Association (CAA) in New York on February 12. 
  • Daniel will be a panelist on “Community-Based Practice” and a mentor to young authors through the Oklahoma Art Writing & Curatorial Fellowship at Oklahoma City Museum of Art in Oklahoma City. 
  • Workshop leader at Open Engagement conference in Pittsburgh, PA in April .2015
  • Spoke at the Healthy Food Local Farms Conference, Louisville, KY, October 2014
  • Immersive Life Practices, edited by Daniel Tucker; Series edited by Mary Jane Jacob and Kate Zeller. 2014.
  • Plains Art Museum, Panelist at Central Time Centric conference [Fargo, ND] 2014.
  • Cal State Fullerton’s Grand Central Art Center, Artist in Residence [Santa Ana, CA] 2014.
  • Editor (with Rebecca Zorach) of “Never The Same: Conversations About Art Transforming Politics & Community in Chicago & Beyond” 2011-2014.
  • Co-curator, An Artists’ Congress, with Michael Rakowitz and the Block Museum at Northwestern University [Evanston, IL] 2014.
  • Panelist: 10th Annual Conference of the International Association for the Study of Environment, Space, and Place at CalArts [Valencia, CA] 2014.
  • Keynote: Connecting Chicago Community Gardens [Chicago, IL] 2014.
  • Panelist: Connecting the Dots: Post 1960’s Activist Networks and Creative Practice, at College of Art Association. 2014
  • Chicago Cultural Center, “Spontaneous Interventions” lecture [Chicago, IL]. 2013.
  • Keynote Lecture, with Rebecca Zorach for Art and Design faculty retreat by Columbia College [Chicago, IL]. 2013.
  • Curator “Unfurling: Five Explorations in Art, Activism, and Archiving” at Gray Center for Arts and Inquiry in The University of Chicago. [Chicago, IL] 2013.
  • Lecture, “Artist Talk: Talking In Circles, Recent Art and Archiving” University of Chicago, Art History [Chicago, IL] 2013.
  • ACRE Residency selection committee [Stuben, WI] 2013.
  • Panelist “Archiving the Alternative” at The Association of American Cultures “Open Dialogue 13” [Providence, RI]. 2013.
  • PAGE (Publicly Active Graduate Education) Fellow at Imagining America national consortium. 2012-2013.
  • Co-Curator “Cycles of Struggle” video program with Brian Holmes at UIC Social Justice Initiative’s Pop Up Gallery [Chicago, IL]. 2012.
  • Presenter, And And And space at Documenta13 – “Learn In” about Chicago art and politics [Kassel, Germany] 2012.
  • Headlands Center for the Arts “Creative Ecologies” Invitational Residency [Sausalito, CA]. 2011.
  • Founder, Art In These Times gallery [Chicago, IL] 2010-2014.
  • University of California Institute for Research in the Arts, Artist in Residence [Santa Barbara, CA] 2010-2011.
  • Art & the Public Sphere Journal (Intellect & IXIA, UK) advisory board, 2010-2012.


  • Mellon Residential Fellowship at Gray Center for Arts and Inquiry at the University of Chicago [Chicago, IL]. 2013.
  • Illinois Arts Council, travel grant [Chicago, IL] 2013.
  • Dean’s Scholar Award (2012-2013) and University Fellowship (2011-2012) at University of Illinois Chicago [Chicago, IL].
  • Best Art of The Year selection in Chicago Tribune by Lori Waxman for Visions for Chicago [Chicago, IL]. 2011.
  • Andy Warhol Foundation’s Propeller Fund administered by Threewalls and Gallery 400 [Chicago, IL]. 2011.
  • Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts, Grant for individuals [Chicago, IL]. 2011.
  • MCA Artist Book Collection purchases Visions for Chicago and AREA for collection [Chicago, IL]. 2011.