About Me

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Daniel Tucker works as an artist, writer and organizer developing documentaries, publications, exhibitions and events 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.

In 2015 Tucker completed the feature-length video essay Future Perfect: Time Capsules in Reagan Country and has recently completed a followup video Local Control: Karl Hess in the World of Ideas (2018).  Both works represent a concern for understanding the right-wing imagination and are followed up by a new project, Little Wars, which is currently in development with collaborator Rosten Woo.

He has an active public-program and exhibition curating practice, and in 2016 he curated the exhibition and event series Organize Your Own: The Politics and Poetics of Self-Determination Movements which is presently on a national tour of 9 cities until fall of 2019. He is a graduate of the Rockwood Leadership Institute’s Art of Leadership program, earned his MFA from University of Illinois at Chicago and BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. He is currently an Assistant Professor and founding Graduate Program Director in Socially-Engaged Art at Moore College of Art & Design in Philadelphia where he lives with his wife Emily Bunker. See more at miscprojects.com.

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