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Daniel G. Baird (b. 1984, New Jersey)
Lives and works in Chicago, IL.


MFA - The University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL
BFA - The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
Otis College of Art and Design

Solo Exhibitions

of the water, GRIMM, NY, NY

Field Station: Daniel G. Baird, Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum, Michigan State University, MI
Gallery Weekend Chicago: EXPANDED, Mana Contemporary, Chicago, IL
Thereof, Granite City Arts and Design District, St Louis, MO

When, PATRON, Chicago, IL

HWBMx7, Harlan Levey Projects, Brussels, Belgium
Lynchpinned and Bitten, In the Pines, Jackson, WY

There is a Screen (w/ Ryan Lauderdale), LVL3 Gallery, Chicago, IL
Strata, Andrew Rafacz Gallery, Chicago, IL

Has the World Already Been Made? X4, Hedah Gallery, Maastricht, Netherlands (w/ Haseeb Ahmed)
Has the World Already Been Made? x4, Roots and Culture, Chicago, IL (w/ Haseeb Ahmed)
Vestige, The Institute of Jamais-vu, London, England

Meridian, Robert Bills Contemporary, Chicago, IL
This New Ocean, Appendix Project Space, Portland, OR
Daniel G. Baird and Susan Gilles, Expo Chicago, Chicago, IL

Has the World Already Been Made? Jan Van Eyck Academie, Maastricht, Netherlands (w/ Haseeb Ahmed)
Russell Leng and Daniel G. Baird, Hungryman Gallery, Chicago, IL
Abandon In Place, Janus Project, Brooklyn, NY (w/ Robert Andrade)

Hamartia, The Green Bicycle Organization, Chicago, IL

Techne, LG Space, Chicago, IL (w/ Robert Andrade)

Group Exhibitions

Unthought Environments, the Renaissance Society, Chicago, IL
Dymaxion Trajectories, Soccer Club Club, Chicago, IL

Singing Stones, curated by Palais de Tokyo, Roundhouse at the DuSable Museum, Chicago, IL
Bearable Lightness of Being, GRIMM, Amsterdam Netherlands
WheredoIendandyoubegin - On Secularity, Göteborg International Biennial for Contemporary Art, Göteborg Sweden. Curated by Nav Haq
Summer, Patron Gallery, Chicago, IL
City Beautiful, Dorothy and Donnelly Foundation, Chicago, IL

Habeas Corpus, Indianapolis Museum of Contemporary Art, Indianapolis, IN
HWBMx8, Paper-Thin Online Platform, Virtual Sculpture
HWBMx8.2, Dock6 Collective, Chicago, IL

Gyre, Land and Sea, Oakland, CA
The Weight of Water Depends on its Temperature, ParisTexas, Antwerp, BE
Cosmosis, Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago, IL
Finocchio, The Franklin, Chicago, IL
Theory of Forms, Patron Gallery, Chicago, IL
Parametrics, Avenue de l'Hippodrome 24, Brussels, Belgium (curated by Park Meyers)
A Posture of Latency, Leeds College of Art, Leeds, UK
Condensed Matter, Synchrotron Radiation Center, Stoughton, WI.
Real Things About Real Things, American Medium, NY, NY.

Ultra Deep-Field, Rockford Art Museum, Rockford, IL
Distant Images, Local Positions, The Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts, New York, NY

As Close as Near is Far, Adds Donna, Chicago, IL
Contemporary Figuration, UDSTILLINGSSTEDET Q, Copenhagen, Denmark.

We Ghosts, Koh-iNoor, Copenhagen, Denmark
Sea Change, Andrew Rafacz Gallery, Chicago, IL
Bowling Alone, Andrew Rafacz Gallery, Chicago, IL
Merge Visible, Prairie Productions, Chicago, IL
Graveyard, Terraformer, Chicago, IL
Downcast Eyes, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL
Speak Forward, President's Gallery of Harold Washington College, Chicago, IL

The Sky is Too High, Pentagon Gallery, Chicago, IL
NEXT 2011, Next Invitational Exhibition of Emerging Art, Merchandise Mart, Chicago, IL
Barely Legal, MDW Art Fair, Geolofts, Chicago, IL
MFA Thesis Exhibition, Gallery 400, Chicago, IL
Group Hug, Co-Prosperity Sphere, Chicago, IL
Somewhere in Time, Tent Gallery, Edinburgh, UK
BYOB (Bring Your Own Beamer), KunsthalleNew, Chicago, IL
BYOB (Bring Your Own Beamer), Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL

A Diamond is Forever, extra extra, Philadelphia, PA
Technically it's Art 2, Pop-up Loop Gallery, Chicago, IL
TUMULT, Vordingborg, Denmark (collaboration with Mark Dion)
Exhibition 8.07102010, MVSEVM, Chicago, IL
Saves the World, Pentagon Gallery, Chicago, IL

Robert Andrade, Chris Mansour, Daniel G. Baird, The Brown Triangle, Chicago IL
Wordplay, South Side Community Arts Center, Chicago, IL


A-Dash, Athens, Greece 2017
Fountainhead, Miami, FL, 2015
Penthouse Art Space, Hotel BLOOM!, Brussels, BE, 2015
Pinkmountain Residency Space, Pioneertown, CA, 2015
Summer Forum for Inquiry and Exchange, Joshua Tree, CA. 2014
Appendix Project Space, Portland, OR. 2012
ACRE, Steuben, WI 2011
ACRE, Steuben, WI, 2010

Artist Talks

Dymaxion Trajectories Panel, Soccer Club Club, Chicago, IL 2018
Renaissance Society Artist/Curator Tour, Chicago, IL  2018
Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum, MSU, MI September 2017
Storytelling Series: Daniel G. Baird, moderated by Stephanie Cristello, Chicago Athletic Association. November 2017
B.R.A. 10, Gothenburg Sweden September 2017
The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, September, 2016
Museum Reitberg, Zurich, Switzerland, September 2015
L'Sceptre, Brussels, Belgium, August 2015
The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, November, 2014
The New School, NY, NY, November 2014
ACRE, Steuben, WI, July 2012
The Jan van Eyck Academie, Maastricht, NL. November 2011
Mildred's Lane Historical Society, Beach Lake, Pa. May 2011
University of Illinois, Chicago, April 2011


'On Lascaux.' Wowhuh Journal. October, 2013.
'Notes On a Drive.' Pool Journal. September, 2011.
‘Out of the Mouths of Artists.’ Bad at Sports. April, 2014
‘Monumental Moments: Tony Tasset.’ Bad at Sports. April, 2014


'Imagine Architecture.' Edited by Lukas Feireiss, Robert Klanten. Gestalten Press. 2014. ISBN : 978-3-89955-544-8
Anywhere v.1. Lowry, S and Douglas, S (Eds.), New York: Parsons Fine Arts, School of Art, Media and Technology, Parsons The New School for Design; Project Anywhere; and School of Creative Industries, University of Newcastle. Print and design by Conveyer Arts, ISBN 978-0-692-32297-0, 2016.

Waxman, Lori. ‘The Roundhouse is a stunner, and the art show is good, too’ Chicago Tribune. October 25, 2017.
Murakami, Kenta. ‘Digital World’s Stretch the Limits of What’s Possible.’ Hyperallergic. January 15th, 2016.
Rolfes, Andy. ‘Know Thyself: a Review of two shows.’ Architecture of Tomorrow Blog. February 17th, 2016.
Anderson, Richard. ‘In the Pines fiddles with boundaries of art’. Jackson Hole News. September, 2015.
Winkelman, Timothy. ‘Review: Theory of Forms at Patron Gallery.’ , Hairy Rainbow. December 17th, 2015
Cooper, Ashton. ‘Art Incubator’ CULTURED Magazine. September, 2015.
Toale, Erin. ‘Recommended: Cosmosis’, Newcity, July, 2015.
Cristello, Stephanie. ‘Chicago's Concept-Based Group Exhibitions Show Strength in Numbers’ Artslant. October, 2015.
Jacobson, Bob. ‘Where art and science collide.’, Isthmus Magazine, Madison, WI. December, 2015.
DeTurk, Sabrina. "Distant Images, Local Positions." AfterImage Journal. Vol 41. No 5.
Foumberg, Jason. “Eye Exam: New Moves in Chicago Sculpture.” Newcity, April, 2013.
Glendening, Daniel J. “Daniel Baird, This New Ocean.” Justice League PDX. November, 2012
Foumberg, Jason. “Breakout Artists 2012: Chicago's next generation of Image Makers.” Newcity, May, 2012
Uribe, Vincent. “Artist of the Week: Daniel G. Baird.” LVL3MEDIA. May, 2013
Judd, Jason. “Daniel Baird : Interview,” Bite Magazine Issue 3, February, 2012
Spurgeon, Marta. “Daniel Baird at Hungryman Gallery,” DailyServing, September 2011
Rossi, Benjamin.“Beam Me Up: Chicago Internet Artists do the BYOB Thing,” Newcity, March 2011
Schneider, Bret. “The Malaise of the Critical Artist”, Chicago Art Criticism, April 2010
Hildwind, Jeriah. “After Before at Swimming Pool”, Chicago Art Magazine, March 2010
Archey, Karen. “In Our Masthead: Daniel G. Baird,” Art Fag City, October 2009
Keesling, Jamie. “Recommended: Hamartia,” Newcity, May 2009

Curatorial Projects

ADDS DONNA. Co- Director of artist run experimental space, Chicago, IL September 2016 - June 2017.
MVSEVM. Co- Director of artist run experimental space, Chicago, IL. 2009 - 2010