Daniel McKewen is a Brisbane-based artist whose practice investigates the intersections of contemporary art, popular culture and the entertainment and financial industries.
Working across a broad range of media, his appropriative practice examines and critiques how these institutional structures operate culturally, socially and politically. The resulting works explore and express how our subjective and inter-subjective interactions with these structures can allow us to ‘make sense’ of our own social experiences.
In 2013, Daniel was awarded his Doctorate of Philosophy from Queensland University of Technology for his thesis ‘The Art of Being a Fan: Complicity and Criticality in Contemporary Art and Fandom’.
His artwork is held in private collections and has been exhibited nationally and internationally since 2006, including in ‘NEW14’ at the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, and ‘You Imagine What You Desire’ at the 19th Biennale of Sydney.
Daniel is a founding member and serves on the board of Boxcopy, an artist-run initiative which provides exhibition opportunities and support for emerging artists, writers and curators.
Daniel is represented by Milani Gallery, Brisbane.