| Leonardo/ISASTwith Arizona State University

Dan Paz

Graduate student, educator in photographyat University of California
White presenting, mixed race person with their head turned to their right. They have glasses and a turtle black turtleneck.
United States
Focus area: Disability Studies

Dan Paz (they/them) is an interdisciplinary artist working in lens-based practices across still-to-moving images. Their research is deeply concerned with the labor and lifecycle of photographs, spanning distribution and circulation, intellectual property, and the historical frames that encode information as metadata. Through material and archival research, as well as transnational projects, Paz examines the connections between Latin(x)é diasporic relationships to the US, alongside the converging realms of capture, architecture, and abolition. Paz’s work has been featured in internationally and nationally with recent solo exhibitions at Michigan State University and Entre Gallery in Vienna, Austria; and group exhibitions at Hayward Gallery London, UK; the 12th Havana Biennial, Havana, CU; The New Media lab and The Latinx Project at NYU, NYC; The Jacob Lawrence Gallery, Seattle, WA; Holding Contemporary, Portland, OR; and Stoveworks, Chattanooga, TN to name a few. With twenty-years of experience in the arts, education, and public engagement, Dan brings their extensive knowledge in production, installation, and exhibition, as well as skills in documentary photography, video, and filmmaking. Dan was a 2023 Public Scholars for the Future Fellow and is currently a is a Ph.D candidate in Cultural Studies and Science and Technology Studies at University of California Davis.