Dan Paz is 2021/22 Artist-in-Residence in Critical Race Studies with Michigan State University. Paz’s work brings a critical and aesthetic lens to the architecture of space, developing projects that build a genealogy of how power articulates itself through image production and access to information. Their research engages the conditions of youth incarceration, image practices and architecture through grassroots activism. Most recently, Paz hosted a series of Live-Mapping Workshops as part of the exhibition “Deliberate Acts: Art and Incarceration,” at Vanderbilt University, University of Washington, and University of Colorado at Boulder. In 2021, Paz guest-edited a forthcoming printed volume of photographs from A New Nothing & Sleeper Studio.
Paz has solo exhibitions with ENTRE gallery in Vienna, Austria, www.twosixteen.net, and Michigan State University in 2022/23. With national and international exhibitions, Paz’s projects and collaborations have been featured in Hayward Gallery London, UK; the 12th Havana Biennial at Fábrica de Arte Cubano, Havana, CU; The Media lab, NYC; The Logan Center for the Arts in Chicago, IL; The Lee Center for the Arts and The Jacob Lawrence Gallery in Seattle, WA; Holding Contemporary in Portland, OR.
Paz received a B.F.A from the Atlanta College of Art (SCAD) and an M.F.A. from The University of Chicago. Paz was a lecturer in the Department of Comparative History of Ideas, Gender Women and Sexuality Studies, and the School of Art at the University of Washington. Previously, Paz was Assistant Professor leading the Photography and New Media Division at Harry S. Truman College in Chicago, IL. In Fall of 2022 Paz will be a PhD candidate in Cultural Studies with an emphasis in Science and Technology at the University of California at Davis.