Daniel Bozhkov

February 14, 2024 7PM

The Auditorium at 66 West 12th Street, Alvin Johnson/J.M. Kaplan Hall 66 West 12th Street, New York NY 10011

Daniel Bozhkov is a Bulgarian-born artist based in New York City. He employs a variety of media, from fresco to performance and video, and works with professionals from different fields to activate the public space. He enters the worlds of genetic science, department mega-stores, world-famous tourist-sites, as an amateur intruder/visitor who also functions as a producer of new strains of meaning into seemingly closed systems.

He is a recipient of the Rome Prize from the American Academy, and grants from the Foundation for Contemporary Art, Andy Warhol Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Arts. His work has been presented at MoMA P.S.1, Queens Museum, New York; Santa Monica Museum of Art, Los Angeles; Arthouse, Austin, Texas; Neuberger Museum, White Plains, as well as in international exhibitions such as the 33rd São Paulo Biennial in Brazil, 6th Liverpool Biennial of Contemporary Art, United Kingdom; 6th Mercosul Biennial in Porto Alegre, Brazil; 9th Istanbul Biennial in Turkey, and 1st Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art, Russia. 

Bozhkov is an Associate Professor of Art at Hunter College, New York City, and has taught as a Lecturer at Columbia University, Yale University School of Art, as well as a Visiting Critic at the Rijksakademie in Amsterdam, Netherlands, and the Royal Institute of Art in Stockholm, Sweden.


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Cosmic Cucumber Carousel, 2022-2025

A five-day-long opera – a proposal to grow cucumbers on Mars. Musical composition and video performance with vocalist, and composer Erin Gee that enfolds a year’s worth of working on three cucumber gardens established and cultivated in Bulgaria and New York State; cucumbers successfully grown in Mars Regolith Simulant in Ithaca, New York, and pickled cucumbers in custom-made glass jars; frescoes on panels; custom made garments; embroidered curtain, 9 x 36 ft that records the process.