(b. 1981, Cordoba, Spain). Lives and works between Cordoba and Berlin.
Started his studies at Sevilla University and graduated at Faculty of Fine Arts at Valencia University. Later earned Masters degrees in ‘Art and Technology’ and ‘Art in the Public Sphere’ and ‘Visual Arts and Multimedia’ at different Universities. Holds a MAS diploma and actually is developing the PhD research.
Daniel Palacios creates machines that can scan and visualise the flow of visitors, objects that communicate with their viewers by means of artificial intelligence, or images that represent what happened in an specific moment and space.
Viewed in terms of form alone, they are interactive artworks consisting of complexly functioning machinery with scarcely comprehensible software components. Beyond such technical aspects, however, the artist’s works are stirring inasmuch as they are concerned with extremely human, philosophical questions, about perception, memory, time and space.
The fascination of Palacios’s works derives from such intuitively comprehensible spatial images and experiences, as well as the discrepancy between technical precision and a subjective reproduction and perception of reality.
His projects has been presented at many museums, festivals and art fairs of Europe, Asia and America including CAAC, MEIAC, ZKM and Ars Electronica; and are part of public and private collections worldwide. His work has received several awards, most notably twice the VIDA Art and Artificial Life, as well as edited in several specialized books and publications as Leonardo by MIT Press. Besides his artistic practice, he has given numerous workshops and master classes on the combined use of technology and plastic arts, and has been part of residency programs such as Künsterlerhaus Bethanien.