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Daniel Tucker


Sarah Peter Hall


  • 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



  • Curated an exhibition at Rowan University Art Gallery. "How Food Moves: Edible Logistics" On view from March 27 - May 27, 2017 Featuring the work of Amber Art and Design Collective (Philadelphia), Freedom Arts / Candice Smith (Camden, NJ), Ryan Griffis and Sarah Ross (Chicago), Brian Holmes (Chicago), Cynthia Main (Rutledge, Missouri), Otabenga Jones & Associates (Houston, TX), Claire Pentecost (Chicago), Philly Stake (Philadelphia), Stephanie Rothenberg (Buffalo, NY), and Kristen Neville Taylor (Philadelphia).

  • Screening of video "Future Perfect: Time Capsules in Reagan Country" at Interference Archive [Brooklyn, NY] 4/1/16

  • Contributor to “Imaginary Archive” installation at Institute for Contemporary Art’s for Traces in the Dark exhibition [Philadelphia, PA] 2015.

  • Screening of new feature length video "Future Perfect: Time Capsules in Reagan Country" at Hyde Park Art Center as part of "Ground Floor: Biennial of New Chicago Art". [ Chicago, IL] 

  • 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


  • Interviewed on WURD and and IHeartRadio to promote his new exhibition and event series, Organize Your Own: Contemporary Responses to the Politics and Poetry of Self-Determination Movements

  • Participates on several panels about his work at Allentown Art Museum, the Creative Time Summit in Brooklyn on 11/14, and screening his recently completed video Future Perfect: Time Capsules in Reagan Country at Slought in Philadelphia on 11/3.

  • Recently published a dialogue about placemaking in the Avery Review.

  • Curator of "Moving Units" a new project about food and finance at Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft [Louisville, KY] 2015.
  • Presenter in lunchtime lecture series at Philadelphia's City Hall for Monument Lab [Philadelphia, PA] 2015. 

  • Workshop leader at Open Engagement conference [Pittsburgh, PA] 2015.

  • Panelist on “Ethics of Social Practice” at the College Art Association [New York City, NY] 2015. 
  • Panelist on “Community-Based Practice” and a mentor to young authors through the Oklahoma Art Writing & Curatorial Fellowship at Oklahoma City Museum of Art [Oklahoma City, OK] 2015.
  • Lecture at the Healthy Food Local Farms Conference [Louisville, KY] 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.
  • 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-Present.



  • Guest lecture at School of the Art Institute of Chicago course entitled Immersive Life Practices that was inspired by a book I edited by the same title in 2014. (2/29/16)

  • Awarded a grant from the Pew Center for Arts & Heritage to curate an upcoming exhibition and event series:

  • 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.



  • Essay entitled "Communiversity: Inside and Outside Art Education" for the recently published (Spring 2017) catalog accompanying the traveling exhibition "Antoni Muntadas: Activating Artifacts Interpretation, Translation, Education" Published by Center for Art, Design and Visual Culture/UMBC. The book focuses on recent developments within higher education, exploring the work of Muntadas as a learning tool.

  • “Artists Imagining The City: Activist Art About Housing-Issues in Chicago at the Start of the 21st Century” for Art and the Public Sphere: Ethics and Social Practice (Jonathan Wallis editor, Intellect Publishers)

  • “Introspective Retrospectives” essay (revised) for Faith Wilding retrospective catalog (Intellect Publishers)

  • “Introspective Retrospective” reflection on Faith Wilding’s first retrospective for
  • Public Art Review (Spring/Summer 2015 Issue): Published interview with Janet Echelman from Moore Studio Conversation event [Print/Online]
  • Contributed an essay to " Art as Social Practice – A critical investigation of works by Kenneth A. Balfelt" Edited by Matthias Hvass Borello (Revolver Publishing 2015)
  • Immersive Life Practices, edited by Daniel Tucker; Series edited by Mary Jane Jacob and Kate Zeller. 2014.

Other Professional Activities or Accomplishments

  • Presenting about his exhibition Organize Your Own at the Washington Project for the Arts in Washington DC in May 2017.

  • Curating a traveling exhibition: “Organize Your Own: The Politics and Poetics of Self-Determination Movements” in Philadelphia at Kelly Writers House (January 14 – February 17, 2016) with off-site events at Slought and Asian Arts Iniative. The exhibit will travel to Chicago at The Averill and Bernard Leviton Gallery (March 3 – April 9, 2016) with off-site events at Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago.