Daniel Canogar

  • Marea, (ed.5), 2011, lightbox with photography, 100 x 170 cm.

    Marea, (ed.5), 2011, lightbox with photography, 100 x 170 cm.

  • Enredos 1 (ed.7), 2009, c-print, 100 X 150 cm.

    Enredos 1 (ed.7), 2009, c-print, 100 X 150 cm.

  • Vortice, (ed.5), 2011, c-print, 110 x 200 cm.

    Vortice, (ed.5), 2011, c-print, 110 x 200 cm.

  • Scanner Small, (ed.7), 2010, mixed media, 74 x 56 x 40 cm.

    Scanner Small, (ed.7), 2010, mixed media, 74 x 56 x 40 cm.

  • Exhibition view in the Galería Maior of Palma, 2011

    Exhibition view in the Galería Maior of Palma, 2011

Daniel Canogar (Madrid, 1964) presents the following pieces:

Vórtice (2011) a large photographic mural that shows a group of people floating in water amid a large amount of plastic waste. The complexity of detail stands out in the expressivity of each of the figures that seem overwhelmed by the accumulation of rubbish and waste that surrounds them, and against which they all, on their own, without the help of the others, seem to be fighting for survival. Marea (2011) a large photograph in a light box fully submerges the viewer as one of the human figures they are observing. From this close distance, these figures can only be partly seen, their bodies become fragments of the composition, mere details that mix, like an abstract painting, in the whirlwind of bright colours of the plastic packaging.
Scanner (2010) a knot of electrical and computer cables make up a sculptured spider’s web. Upon the cables, white lines are projected, achieving an effect of light sparks that seem to cover the length of the cable. The piece reminds one of the human circulatory system, as well as the pulse that activates the computer networks of our electronic reality.
Pneuma (2009) a series of sculptural installations built with recycled electronic materials. The pieces aim to reanimate the inanimate and the projections made on them seem to liberate the energy preserved within the electronic waste.
“My most recent installations have been built with electronic material found in bins, tips and recycling centres: telephone, computer and electric cables of different colours, thousands of blown bulbs, metres of video tape, old slot machines, DVDs, etc. These installations explore the short life of the tech we throw away and it’s relation with mortality.
These installations also aim to reanimate the inanimate. Light animations projected upon the installations appear to free the energy stored within the electronic material, awakening memories from their past.
Through my work I try to bring to life materials that have died, showing their secrets, reviving the collective memory they contain, so as to build a portrait of a society and a period.”

Daniel Canogar, 2010.

Individual exhibitions

“Small Data”, bitforms Gallery, New York.
“Quadratura”, Espacio Fundación Telefónica de Lima, Peru.

“Quadratura”, EAC Espacio de Arte Contemporáneo, Montevideo.
”Vórtex”, ArtON Gallery, Istambul.
“Quadratura”, Bildmuseet – Art and Visual Culture, Umeå, Sweden.

“Quadratura”, MAC – Museum of Contemporary Art Gas Natural Fenosa, A
Coruña, Spain.
Waves, permanent sculptural LED video installation for the atrium of 2 Houston
Center, Houston, TX.
“Latidos”, Espacio Fundación Telefónica Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires.
“Reboot”, Second Street Gallery, Charlottesville, VA.
“River of History”, Museum Borusan Contemporary, Perili Kösk, Istanbul. (Curator:
Kathleen Forde).
“Drift”, Juan Silió Gallery, Santander, Spain.
“Film Trilogy”, Montalvo Art Center, Saratoga, CA.
Gravedad Cero, Jump, Enredos, permanent large-format lightboxes for Jaleo DC,
José Andrés’ signature restaurant in Washington D.C.
Crossroad, permanent sculptural LED video installation for the lobby of Borusan
Contemporary Museum, Istanbul.

“Vortices”, Fundación Canal de Isabel II, Madrid. (Curator: George
Travesías, Canal de Isabel II, Madrid.
“Spin”, Max Estrella Gallery, Madrid.
“Spin”, Mimmo Scognamiglio Artecontemporanea, Milan.
“Daniel Canogar”, Maior Gallery, Mallorca, Spain.
Scanner, comission for Festival Cultural Digital, CICUS – University of Seville,
Seville, Spain.
“Daniel Canogar”, Amós Salvador, Cultural Rioja, Logroño, Spain.
Asalto Greenwich, permanent art installation for J House, Greenwich, CN.

Travesías, sculptural LED video installation for the atrium of the European Union
Council celebrating Spain’s Presidency of the European Union, Brussels.
Constelaciones, permanent public art mosaic on pedestrian bridges over
Manzanares River, MRio Park, Madrid.
“Daniel Canogar and Stephen Dean: Process in Dialogue”, Koldo Mitxelena, San
Sebastian, Spain. (Curator: Cecilia Andersson).
Pneuma, installation for window display at El Corte Inglés Department Store,
Scanner, El Tanque, Tenerife, Spain.
“Untitled”, Oonagh Young Gallery, Dublin. (Curator: Carolina Hoffmann).
“La Teoría del Descarte”, Spanish Cultural Center, Córdoba, Argentina.
“Trace”, bitforms Gallery, New York, NY.
Synaptic Passage, large installation for “Brain: The Inside Story”, American
Museum of Natural History, New York, NY.

“Pneuma”, Galerie Guy Bärtschi, Geneva.
“Jerusalem Lights Festival”, Jerusalem, Israel.
Asalto, projection on the façade of Alcazar de Segovia monument, Segovia,
Clandestinos, projection on the Arcos de Lapa, Rio de Janeiro. (Curator: Paulo
“Fuochi Fatui”, Mimmo Scognamiglio Artecontemporanea, Napoli, Italy.
“Daniel Canogar”, Juan Silió Gallery, Santander, Spain.
“Fuegos Fatuos”, Abierto x Obras, Matadero, Madrid.

“Tangle”, Mimmo Scognamiglio Artecontemporanea, Milan.
“Enredos”, Max Estrella Gallery, Madrid.
“Daniel Canogar”, Galerie Guy Bärtschi, Geneva.
Nodi, permanent photographic mural comissioned for the Arensa Train Station,
Naples, Italy.

“Other Biologies”, Sala Parpalló, Valencia, Spain.
“Daniel Canogar”, Maior Gallery, Pollença, Mallorca, Spain.
“Daniel Canogar”, CAC – Contemporary Art Center, Málaga, Spain.
Clandestinos, projection on the façade of San Pietro in Montorio Church, Notte en
Bianco, Rome.

Clandestinos, projection on the Puerta de Alcalá monument, Noche en Blanco,
“Daniel Canogar”, Fundación Sa Nostra, traveling show to Ibiza, Palma de
Mallorca and Formentera, Spain.
Photosynthetic Rememberance, Black Box, Filomena Soares Gallery, ARCO,
“Cycles of Collective Forgetting”, Filomena Soares Gallery, Lisbon.

“Other Geologies”, BBK Foundation, Bilbao, Spain.
“Other Geologies”, La Panera, Lérida, Spain.

“Memory Theater”, Art + Public, Geneva.
“Icaros”, Sala Luzán, Zaragoza, Spain.

“Ingrávidos”, Fundación Telefónica, Madrid.
“Zero Gravity”, Museum of the University of Alicante, Alicante, Spain.
Pulse of Darkness, Cairo Biennial, Aquenaton Gallery, Cairo.
“Osarios”, Spectrum Gallery, Zaragoza, Spain.

“Zero Gravity”, Santa Monica Art Center, Barcelona.
“Dermal Thresholds”, Filomena Soares Gallery, Lisbon.
“Time Release”, Helga de Alvear Gallery, Madrid.

“Osarios”, Juana de Aizpuru Gallery, Seville, Spain.
Teratologías, site specific project for Palacio de Moctezuma, Cáceres, Spain.

“Obscenity of the Surface”, Oboro, Montreal.
“Bringing Down the House”, Estrany de la Mota Gallery, Barcelona.
Sentience, Centro de Arte, Lima Biennial, Lima.
“Sentience”, Sala el Roser, Lérida, Spain.

“Bringing Down the House”, Offenes Kulturhaus Center for Contemporary Art,
Upper Austria, Linz.
Sentience, Project Room, ARCO International Art Fair, Helga de Alvear Gallery,
Centro Cultural de la Merce, Gerona, Spain.
University of Salamanca, Patio de Escuelas Exhibition Hall, Salamanca, Spain.

Helga de Alvear Gallery, Madrid.

“Nostalgia for the Body”, Visor Gallery, Valencia, Spain.

Espace d’Art Yvonamor Palix, Paris.
“Sous la Surface”, Espace F, Matane, Quebec.
“Sous la Surface”, Galerie Sequence, Chicoutimi, Quebec.
“Sous la Surface”, Axe Neo-7, Hull, Quebec.

“Incorporeo”, Art and Technology Foundation, Madrid.
“Incorporeo”, Metronom, Rafael Tous Foundation for Contemporary Art,
Espacio Mínimo Gallery, Murcia, Spain.

Angels de la Mota Gallery, Barcelona.
C.O.A.M. Gallery, Málaga, Spain.
Exhibition gallery of the City of Mataró, Mataró, Spain.

Visor Gallery, Valencia, Spain.
Monastery of Veruela, Tarazona, Spain.

Def Con Dos Gallery, Madrid.

Angels de la Mota Gallery, Barcelona.
Bereshith Gallery, Toledo, Spain.

Washington Square East Galleries, New York.

Centre for Photographic Creation, Vigo, Spain.

Fotocentre Gallery, Lérida, Spain.

Galerie Studio Ethel, Paris.
Aele Gallery, Madrid.

Major collections

Musée du Art Contemporain, Lyon.
Fundación Unión Fenosa, A Coruña.
Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía.
IMAC, Reus, Tarragona.
Colección Universidad de Salamanca, Salamanca.
Colección Helga de Alvear, Madrid.
Ayuntamiento de Lleida. 
FRAC Midi-Pyrenées, Toulousse.
FNAC, Fonds National d’Art Contemporain, París.
Fundación Arte y Tecnología, Madrid.
Instituto de la Juventud, Ministerio de Asuntos Sociales, Madrid.
Fundación Rafael Tous de Arte Contemporáneo, Barcelona. 
Fons d‘Art Contemporani, Universidad Politécnica de Valencia.
Museo de Bellas Artes de Álava, Vitoria. 
Colección Pública de Fotografía de Alcobendas, Madrid. 
Museo Alejandro Otero, Caracas.
C.O.S.I., Columbus, Ohio, E.E.U.U.
Museo de Santander, Santander.