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Danielle Dean,

Danielle Dean is an interdisciplinary artist whose work explores the geopolitical and material processes that colonize the mind and body. Drawing from the aesthetics and history of advertising, and from her multinational background—born to a Nigerian father and an English mother in Alabama, and brought up in a suburb of London—her work explores the ideological function of technology, architecture, marketing, and media as tools of subjection, oppression, and resistance. Dean received her MFA from California Institute of the Arts and is an alumna of the Whitney Independent Study Program and the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture.  

She worked on a commission for, a solo show at The Tate Britain, London (2022); Amazon and Performa 21, New York, (2021); Amazon Proxy and Other solo shows include Bazar, ICA San Diego (2023), Long Low Line, Midnight moment, Times Square Arts, New York, NY (2023), Trigger Torque at The Ludwig, Germany (2019), True Red Ruin at the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit (2018), Bazar at 47 Canal in New York (2018), Landed at Cubitt gallery in London (2018) and Focus: Danielle Dean at the Studio Museum in Harlem, New York (2016).  

She was included in The Whitney Biennale in New York (2022) Her work has also been included in group exhibitions This Land, The Contemporary Austin (2023), Milk, Welcome Collection, London, UK (2023), Freedom of Movement, Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam, Netherlands, Anti, Athens Biennale in Athens Greece, The Centre Cannot Hold, Lafayette Anticipation, Paris, Artist’s film international, The Whitechapel Gallery, (London), From Concrete to liquid to spoken worlds to the word, Centre D’Art Contemporain Geneve (Geneva, Switzerland), In Practice: Material Deviance at Sculpture Center (New York), Experimental People at High Line Art (New York), Lagos Live at the Goethe Institut Nigeria (Lagos), and Made in L.A. 2014 at The Hammer Museum (Los Angeles) among many others.  

Dean's work is in the permanent collections of The Whitney Museum of Art, New York, Arts Council collection, London, UK, Stedelijk museum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, Kadist Art Foundation, San Francisco and Paris, US/FR, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA among others.,