Danny Wild is a visual artist living and working in Canberra, Australia.

"Danny Wild is an artist that works between kinetic sculpture, sound, performance, two and three-dimensional video, graphics, and combinations of all of the above. With such a dramatically diverse practice it's no surprise that Wild draws a great deal of his inspiration from the oversaturation of information in the Internet age. According to Andrew Keen, author and web 2.0 authority, users uploaded 72 hours of YouTube video and 216,000 new photos on Instagram per minute, in 2014 alone. It is this sheer excess that Wild marvels at, but also seeks to address though his own visual framework."
Alexander Boynes - Canberra Contemporary Artspace. Blaze 9 catalogue

Danny is a founding member of audio visual collective Zonk Vision, with whom he has undertaken a residency at Federation Square (Aphids - Somewhere Over The Rainbow), toured the east coast of Australia (Submerging Artists Tour), taken part in arts festival Underbelly Arts on Cockatoo Islands as well as many self organised exhibitions and events since 2010.

Recently, Danny has undertaken the 2014 Canberra Contemporary Art Space Studio Residency Program and is a current recipient of the Australia Council ArtStart Grant, with which he toured an audio visual performance work to New York and Canberra.



Education

2011 - 2013 - Bachelor of Digital Art - Photography and Media Arts - Australian National University School of Art

2007-08 - Diploma in Film and Television - Footscray City Films



Solo Exhibitions

2015 - 'Quick Fix' - Canberra Contemporary Artspace, Manuka. 19th March

2014 - 'Thought Cues' - Firstdraft Gallery, Sydney. 23rd July

2014 - 'Thought Cues' - PhotoAccess Gallery, Canberra. 5th June

2013 - 'Domestic Meditation' - ANU SOA Photospace, Canberra. 4th June



Performances

2015 - 'Weeds' - The Garage Gallery, Canberra. 4th September

2015 - 'Playful Sound' (monthly series) - Gorman Arts Centre, Canberra. Ongoing (August, September)

2015 - 'Dishes' - You Are Here art festival, Canberra. 22nd March

2015 - 'Techno Dreaming' - Art, Not Apart Festival, Canberra. 15th March

2014 - 'Filling In The Gaps' - Friend Gallery, Canberra. 16th December

2014 - 'Pocket Holiday' - Canberra Contemporary Artspace. 3rd October

2014 - 'Pocket Holiday' - Spectacle Theatre, Brooklyn, New York. 19th September

2014 - 'Pocket Holiday' - Baby Castles Gallery, Manhattan, New York. 13th September

2014 - 'The Night Fort - Canberra, A Utopian Ideal - The Film Remains The Same - ZVOGx3' - You Are Here Art Festival - 15th-21st March

2014 - '3 Attempts at Recalling a Moment' - Super8/16mm performance w/ Reuben Ingall and Paul Heslin - Art, Not Apart festival - 15th March

2013 - 'Experimental Congress' - Gertrude Contemporary - 1st November

2013 - 'Revenant Media' - ANU School of Art Gallery - 25th October

2013 - 'Photochemical Games' - Belconnen Arts Centre - 5th October

2013 - 'ZV Live' - Underbelly Arts, Cockatoo Island, Sydney. 3/4th August

2013 - 'Guilt Retreat' - The Tribal Theatre, Brisbane. 26th March

2013 - 'Hyper Bowl' - The Bowl ARI, Canberra. 23rd March

2013 - 'The Art School Anecdote' - Zoe Walker & Neil Bromwich. ANU School Of Art, Canberra. 22nd March (AV/Tech)

2013 - 'Zonk Vision Submerging Artists Tour' - Director, Curator, Artist
- New Low, Goodtime Studio. Friday 8th February
- Canberra Contemporary Art Space, Gorman House. Saturday 2nd February
- The Pjornhaus, Alexandria. Friday 1st February

2012 - 'Easy Waves' - w/ Peter Burr, Special Effect & Horse Macgyver. Peter Karmel Building. Canberra - 4th December

2012 - 'The Longest Night at the NFSA w/ Werner Dafeldecker, Larence English and Scott Morrison'
Sound performance - National Film and Sound Archive, Canberra - 22nd June

2011 - 'False Idols Performance' - Canberra Contemporary Art Space - 18th July



Group Exhibitions / Screenings

2015 - '48 Hours In A New Place' Video Contemporary, Sydney Contemporary - Carriageworks, Sydney. September 10-13th

2014 - 'Blaze 9' - Canberra Contemporary Artspace, February 20th

2014 - 'All Falls Into Place' with Grace Blake - The Corner Co-Operative, Sydney, November 27th

2014 - 'The Items Of Comfort In My House' - Video Snack 3 - The Print Shop, MoMA PS1, Queens, New York. November 2nd

2014 - 'Projections with Peter Burr and ESP TV' - The Last Weekend Festival - Catskill Mountains, New York. 20-21st September

2014 - 'I <3 Video Art' - Sawtooth ARI, Tasmania - 8th August

2014 - 'Spare Time' - Photospace SOA ANU, Canberra - 6th August

2014 - 'I <3 Video Art' - ANCA Gallery, Canberra - 25th June

2014 - 'Electrolapse BYOB' - Vivid Ideas, Sydney - 31st May, 1st June

2014 - 'Reality Codes' - Next Wave Festival, Shebeen - 1st May

2014 - 'One Night Stand' - The Money Bin, You Are Here Festival - 21st March

2013 - 'Liquid Crystal Dreams' - Bega Regional Gallery - 27th September - 9th November

2013 - 'The Allure of the Useless' w/ Grace Blake Gumbo Soup - ANU Foyer Gallery, Canberra. 25th July

2012 - 'Zonk Vision 3.0' - The Standard, Darlinghurst - Sydney - 18th October (Curator/Artist)

2012 - 'Everything is in Motion' - Collaboration with Luke Penders - The Tate, Glebe - Sydney - 20th June

2012 - 'White Elephant' - ANU SOA Photospace, Canberra - 4th May

2012 - 'Well Wisher' - House of Bricks, Collingwood - Melbourne (Curator/Artist) - 30th March

2011 - 'Stand by Me' - ANU School of Art, Canberra - 18th March

2011 - 'Brain Ztains' - Catfood Press, Brunswick - Melbourne (Curator/Artist) - 5th March



Awards / Grants

2014 - 'ArtStart Grant' - Australia Council 2014

2013 - 'Emerging Artist Support Scheme' - Solo exhibition PhotoAccess Manuka 2014

2013 - 'Highly Commended' - Qantas Spirit of Youth Awards - Visual Arts Category - www.soya.com.au

Commissions

2014 - 'Video Shorts' - Zonk Vision - Aphids / The Drive-In Project - 2nd February

2012 - 'Fixed Wash' - Siege Mentality, OtherFilm Festival 2012. Brisbane - 29th November



Residencies / Workshops

2014 - 'Somewhere Over The Rainbow Aphids Screen Residency' - Federation Square, Melbourne. November 10-14th

2014 - 'Zonk Vision Fesival Residency' - You Are Here Art Festival, Canberra - March 17th-21st

2014 - 'Studio Residency Program' - Canberra Contemporary Artspace

2013 - 'Artist in Schools, Residency Program' - Monaro High School, Cooma. August

2013 - 'ZV Live'- Development residency - Underbelly Arts, Cockatoo Island, Sydney. 19th July - 2nd August

2013 - 'Exploring Modular Synthesis' - Workshop w/ Russell Haswell and David Burraston - Wired Lab, Cootamundra. 18-19th May

2012 - 'Scores for Listening' - Workshop w/ Jez Riley French and David Burraston - Wired Lab, Cootamundra. 15-16th September



Press

2013 - 'Interview' - A Guilt - 4ZZZfm Brisbane, March

2012 - 'Gung Ho' - I Want You Magazine - Issue 7, May

2012 - 'Zonk Vision - A beautiful mess' - Interview - Acclaim Magazine - Issue 26, April