Daniel García Andújar
Daniel G. Andújar is a visual artist, theoretician and activist who works and lives in Barcelona. Through interventions in public space and a critical use of digital media and the communication strategies of the corporations connected to it, the theoretical and artistic work developed by Daniel G. Andújar (Almoradí, Alicante, Spain, 1966) oscillates between territories that are real (the city) and virtual (the Net). Since the late 80s he has been starting up internet projects, he is a founding member of the ‘irational.org’ web collective, and developed ‘Technologies To The People® (TTTP)’, a non-profit organization that provides access to new technologies to those people that lack the means to use them. These collectives hack and appropriate material from contemporary culture with the aim of revealing the often problematic politics or absurd logic of the internet. With open source and collective methods of production, they undermine the notion of material or intellectual property, or the newly acquired power of digital technology.
He sets out from the premise that when displaying/dissecting the connections found between the inequalities that generate both social and power relations, they are envisaged in a context like the current one. Most of his art projects are based on collaborative research that explores different political, historical, social and cultural phenomena and their media representations in a critical way: body politics, corruption, censorship, xenophobia, urban developments, the cultural industries, the inclusion and exclusion of technologies, the use of public space, etcetera.
He has taught and directed workshops and seminars for artists and social collectives in numerous countries. His works have been shown in numerous exhibitions worldwide including Manifesta 4 and 53rd Venice Biennale. The Spanish National Museum Reina Sofia in Madrid hosted a comprehensive one-man show from January to April 2015, curated by Manuel Borja-Villel. In 2017 participate in documenta14 in Athens and Kassel.