Daniel Tucker (He/Him/His) helps artists, activists and organizations to create impactful work. He has done this through creating independent publications, academic programs, dynamic gatherings and critical exhibitions. He develops projects inspired by his interest in social movements and the people and places from which they emerge. His writings and lectures on the intersections of art and politics and his collaborative art projects have been published and presented widely and are documented on the archive miscprojects.com.

Between 2005-2010 he founded and edited the publication AREA Chicago and from 2010-2015 he collaborated with Rebecca Zorach on the archiving and curatorial project Never The Same. In 2016 he curated the exhibition and event series Organize Your Own: The Politics and Poetics of Self-Determination Movements which toured to 9 venues between 2016-2019. From 2019-2020 he was a Curator in Residence with Mural Arts Philadelphia where he developed Power Map: Historic Mural Activations. And in 2022 he released a co-edited book and accompanying exhibition Lastgaspism: Art and Survival in the Age of Pandemic with Anthony Romero and Dan S. Wang which was selected by Hyperallergic as one of the best art books of the year. His current project is the Eco-Social Salon, Site-Seeing, and Screening Series (2023) which builds on his longstanding interest in food and ecology.

Daniel Tucker by Left Eyed Studios

He has had a deep engagement with the museum field as a curator and convenor, hosting such programs as Inclusive Museums and the Grassroots Archiving Symposium to name a few. Tucker has organized exhibitions, publications and events for national organizations such as Creative Time, Alliance of Media Arts and Culture, Common Field, University of California Institute for Research in the Arts, A Blade of Grass, Artist Communities Alliance, Leeway Foundation and numerous community and university art centers, galleries and museums.

He is a graduate of the Rockwood Leadership Institute’s Art of Leadership program (2018), and received his MFA from University of Illinois at Chicago (2013) as a University Fellow and Dean’s Fellow and BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (2005). Tucker has taught previously at University of Chicago (2013), School of the Art Institute of Chicago (2014), Ox-Bow School of Art (2018), and Moore College of Art & Design (2014-2023). Beginning in the Summer of 2023 he will serve as the Director of the Museum Studies MA program and be an Associate Professor at University of the Arts in Philadelphia where he lives with his wife Emily Bunker. Also in the summer of 2023 Tucker will take on a new role as Research Network Chair for Arts In Society.

Contact dt@miscprojects.com and see more at miscprojects.com or read more here in his Long CV or Longer Detailed Bio

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