Free Artist Talk! fORUM: Danielle Dean

Danielle Dean, fORUM
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Danielle Dean leads an artist talk about her ongoing research and practice, including an introduction to Hemel (2024), the ambitious new film and subject of her first exhibition in Canada, Out of this World. A semi-fictional portrait of the small English town where she was raised, Hemel is a short film that emerges from a series of projects examining historical representations and contemporary conditions of labour, racialized identity, and popular culture. Dean will discuss her longstanding interest in working closely with community to develop projects in collaboration with her subjects, and focus on related recent works that draw from archival materials, including film and advertising in order to unpack the ideological frameworks and imaginaries they sustain.

Danielle Dean

Danielle Dean is an interdisciplinary artist whose work explores the geopolitical and material processes that colonize the mind and body. Dean has developed commissioned projects with the Wellcome Collection, London (2023) and Performa 21, New York (2021). She has held recent exhibitions with ICA San Diego (2023), The Contemporary Austin, Texas (2023), Midnight moment, Times Square Arts, New York (2023), Tate Britain, London (2022), and The Whitney Biennale, New York (2022). She holds an MFA from CalArts, and is an alumna of the Whitney Independent Study Program.


fORUM is Mercer Union's ongoing series of talks, lectures, interviews, screenings and performances.

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