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Daniel Everett

Salt Lake City and Chicago, United States


Daniel Everett is an artist and professor working across a range of media including photography, video, sculpture, and installation. He received his MFA from The School of The Art Institute of Chicago in 2009. Daniel currently teaches at Brigham Young University as an assistant professor of New Genres. His work has been exhibited widely in group exhibitions throughout Europe and North America including recent group exhibitions at L’Atelier Néerlandais in Paris, East Wing Gallery in Dubai, and Luis Adelantado in Mexico City. He has had solo exhibitions at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago (2010) and at the Utah Museum of Fine Arts in Salt Lake City (2012). Recent publications include two monographs published by Études—Throughout the Universe in Perpetuity (2015) and Standard Edition (2012)—as well as features in Blind Spot (2013), Foam Talent (2014), Granta (2014), and Mousse (2015).

CAB 2 Contribution

Project Overview


Daniel Everett’s digital-images of Chicago study urban space by focusing on the changes in the literal surfaces of the city. His systematic recording of the ground plane as the site of the programming and reprogramming of collective behavior and public life is a testament to the way that architecture and urbanism become a pervasive and almost subconscious presence in our daily routines. For Everett, modernism and its legacy exist simultaneously—although not without conflict—as a utopia as well as the actual normative space of mass- produced architectures that form the backdrop of life in the developed world. Enabled by the ambiguity and nuance of his visual technique, he walks us seamlessly through a series of scales in the city, focusing on the pervasive tension between order and imperfection that defines the substrate of collective space in our contemporary condition.

The City is the Site