Daniel Tucker

Daniel Tucker works as an artist, writer and organizer developing documentaries, publications, exhibitions and events inspired by his interest in social movements and the people and places from which they emerge. His writings and lectures on the intersections of art and politics and his collaborative art projects have been published and presented widely and are documented on the archive miscprojects.com. Selected exhibitions of his work have included Commonwealth & Council gallery (Los Angeles, CA), Mass MoCA (North Adams, MA), Gene Siskel Film Center and Hyde Park Art Center (Chicago, IL), Art In General and the Park Avenue Armory (New York City, NY), Slought (Philadelphia), Werkleitz Biennial 6 (Germany), Centro José Guerrero (Spain), the 4th Athens Biennale (Greece) as well as streets, protests, front yards, bus tours and rooftops.

He has an active public-program and exhibition curating practice, and has organized exhibitions, publications and conferences for national organizations such as Creative Time, Alliance of Media Arts and Culture, University of California Institute for Research in the Arts, A Blade of Grass, Common Field and numerous community and university art centers, galleries and museums. In 2016 he was given a grant from Pew Center for Arts & Heritage to curate the exhibition and event series “Organize Your Own: The Politics and Poetics of Self-Determination Movements” which continued on a national tour of 9 cities until fall of 2019. In 2020 he is served Curator in Residence with Mural Arts Philadelphia and a Fellow with the Institute for Curatorial Research & Practice at SAIC (Chicago). He is a graduate of the Rockwood Leadership Institute’s Art of Leadership program, earned his MFA from University of Illinois at Chicago and BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Since 2014 he has been an Assistant Professor and founding Graduate Program Director in Socially-Engaged Art at Moore College of Art & Design in Philadelphia.