Born in Madrid (1964) to a Spanish father and an American mother, Daniel Canogar´s life and career have bridged between Spain and the U.S. Photography was his earliest medium of choice, receiving an M.A. from NYU at the International Center for photography in 1990, but he soon became interested in the possibilities of the projected image and installation art.
He has created numerous permanent public art installations with flexible LED screens including Pulse, at Zachry Engineering Education Complex Texas A&M University, Tendril, a permanent sculptural LED screen for Tampa International Airport; Waves, a permanent LEDs screen installed in 2 Houston Center atrium in Houston; Travesias, a sculptural LED screen commissioned for the atrium of the European Union Council in Brussels; Constelaciones, the largest photo-mosaic in Europe created for two pedestrian bridges over the Manzanares River, Madrid; and Asalto, a video-projection presented on various emblematic monuments including the Arcos de Lapa in Rio de Janeiro, Union Station in Toronto, Puerta de Alcalá in Madrid and the church of San Pietro in Montorio in Rome.
His recent work includes "Fluctuations" at Sala Alcalá 31, Madrid; Storming Times Square, screened on 47 of the LED billboards in Times Square, New York; "Echo", a solo exhibition at bitforms, New York, and Max Estrella Gallery in Madrid; Sikka Ingentium, at Museo de la Universidad de Navarra, Pamplona; “Quadratura” at Espacio Fundación Telefónica de Lima; "Vórtices", an exhibition exploring issues of water and sustainability at the Fundación Canal Isabel II in Madrid and Synaptic Passage, an installation commissioned for the exhibition "Brain: The Inside Story" at the American Museum of Natural History in New York.
He has exhibited in the Reina Sofia Contemporary Art Museum, Madrid; the Wexner Center for the Arts, Ohio; the Offenes Kulturhaus Center for Contemporary Art, Linz; the Kunstsammlung Nordrhein Westfallen, Düsseldorf; Hamburger Banhof Museum, Berlin; Borusan Contemporary Museum, Istanbul; the American Museum of Natural History, New York; the Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh; Mattress Factory Museum, Pittsburgh; the Palacio Velázquez, Madrid; Max Estrella Gallery, Madrid; bitforms gallery, New York; Art Bärtschi & Cie Gallery , Geneva; Eduardo Secci Contemporary, Florence; Helga de Alvear Gallery, Madrid; the Alejandro Otero Museum, Caracas and the Santa Mónica Art Center, Barcelona.
He has published “Ciudades Efímeras: Exposiciones Universales, Espectáculo y Tecnología”, Julio Ollero Editor, Madrid, 1992; “Ingrávidos”, Fundación Telefónica, Madrid, 2003; and several architecture and image, contemporary photography, and new media art essays.