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Daniel Lara is a multi-disciplinary experience designer and interaction tinkerer.  His personal projects often investigate the implications, subversions and adaptations of emerging technologies through making objects, videos and interactions. His work has been exhibited in museums, galleries and alternative spaces in the USA, Canada and Mexico. He currently lives and works in Los Angeles and in 2011 received his MFA from the Media Design Program at Art Center College of Design.


• MFA in Media Design. Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, California. [09’ – 11’]
• Storyboarding and Drawing. Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, London, England. [01’]
• BFA in Visual Arts.  Universidad de las Americas, Puebla, Mexico. [98’]

honors & awards

• Post-Graduate Thesis Fellowship, Media Design Program, Art Center College of Design [11’]
• Art Center Scholarship and Graduate Grant, Art Center College of Design [09’ – 11’]
• Study Abroad Scholarship, Secretaria de Cultura, Puebla Mexico [01’]
• National Prize Finalist, “Pintura y Escultura Mexicana”, Red Cross Annual Exhibition [01’]
• Selected Work for National Contest, “Gran Premio Omnilife”, Mexico [99’]
• Selected work for Biennial “Puebla de los Angeles”, Universidad Iberoamericana, Puebla, Mexico. [99’]
• Grant “Jovenes Creadores”, Secretaria de Cultura, Puebla, Mexico [98’]

selected exhibitions

2013  Mexicali Biennial, Vince Price Museum, East Los Angeles, CA
2012  Random Acts of Time, Orange County Center for Contemporary Arts, CA
2012  To The lighthouse, JBJurve, Los Angeles CA
2011  video_dumbo, Dumbo Arts Festival, Brooklyn, NY
2007  OPEN SHOW, Los Angeles Art Association, Los Angeles CA
2007  JC MAS, The Conference Room Gallery, Beverly Hills, CA
2004  Paintings, solo show, On Gallery, South Pasadena CA
2003  Arte en la Moda, Auditorio Nacional de la Ciudad de México
2003  Adivinando una Identidad, solo show, Museo Quessada, Puebla, Mexico.
2002  PIXsELL, solo show, Secretaria de Cultura, Puebla, Mexico
2002  Supersonic, solo show, Javier Rojo Gallery, Puebla, Mexico
2002  Una Vision de Mexico, One-year exhibition touring the United States, SRE
2002  Un Marco por La Tierra, Consejo Civico Nacional, Mexico City
2001  Presente Continuo, solo show, Centro Cultral San Angel, Mexico City
2000  Busquedas y Encuentros, solo show, Menache Gallery, Mexico City
2000  Tres Artistas en New York, Casa Puebla Nueva York, NY
2000  Le Timbres du Millenaire, Musee Canadian des Civilisations, Quebec
2000  Seis Miradas, Galeria de Arte Contemporaneo, Puebla, Mexico
2000  Pintura y Escultura Mexicana, Red Cross National Auction, México D.F.
1999  Gran Premio Omnilife, National Contest, Jalisco, Mexico
1999  II Bienal Puebla de los Ángeles, Universidad  Iberoamericana, Puebla
1999  In Situ: 98-99, Secretaria de Cultura, Puebla, Mexico
1998  Congreso Nacional de Arte, Centro Nacional de las Artes, Mexico City
1998  Lo Cosmico de lo Cotidiano, solo show, Entre Estudio & Galeria Puebla, Mexico
1997  OME, solo show, Secretaria de Cultura, Puebla, Mexico

selected collaborations

2002  Scenic painting for the movie “Casa de los babies”, directed by John Sayles
1998  Scenery design for “Laberintos”, directed by Sunny Savoy and presented at the INBA-UAM Fifth Continental Contest of Contemporary Dance
1998 Scenery design for “La Cruzada”, directed by Sunny Savoy and presented at the XVIII International Festival of Contemporary Dance in San Luis Potosi, Mexico
1997 Scenery design for “Agua”, directed by Nancy Henderson and presented at the Teatro de la Ciudad, Puebla, Mexico