Born in 1980 in Cleveland Ohio, OH, USA
Lives and works in New York, NY, USA

New York based artist Daniel Arsham work explores the fields of fine art, architecture, performance, design and film. Raised in Miami, Arsham attended the Cooper Union in New York City where he received the Gelman Trust Fellowship Award in 2003.

Soon thereafter Arsham toured worldwide with the Merce Cunningham Dance Company as the company’s stage designer. The experience lead to an ongoing collaborative practice which continues as Arsham works with world renowned artists, musicians, designers, and brands.

Arsham’s uchronic aesthetics revolves around his concept of fictional archaeology. Working in sculpture, architecture, drawing and film, he creates and crystallizes ambiguous in-between spaces or situations, and further stages what he refers to as future relics of the present. Always iconic, most of the objects that he turns into stone refer to the late 20th century or millennial era, when technological obsolescence unprecedentedly accelerated along with the digital dematerialization of our world. While the present, the future and the past poetically collide in his haunted yet playful visions between romanticism and pop art, Daniel Arsham also experiments with the timelessness of certain symbols and gestures across cultures.

In 2008, Arsham co-founded Snarkitecture with architect Alex Mustonen. Snarkitecture is a collaborative design practice established to investigate the boundaries between the disciplines of art and architecture. Snarkitecture focuses on the reinterpretation of everyday materials, structures and programs to new and imaginative effect. The studio’s work includes installations, architectural environments and objects for a diverse range of clients such as Beats by Dre, Calvin Klein, COS, Design Miami, Gufram, Kith, New Museum, and Valextra.


Solo Exhibitions

  • 2023 Wandering, Galerie Ron Mandos, Amsterdam, Netherlands
    Wherever You Go, There You Are, OCMA, Orange County Museum of Art, Santa Ana, USA
    Arsham Automotive, Peterson Automotive Museum, Los Angeles, USA
    Editions and works on paper, Baldwin Contemporary, London, United Kingdom
  • 2022 Pokemon of Future Past, Roppongi Hills, Tokyo, Japan
    A Ripple in Time,  Nanzuka Underground, Tokyo, Japan
    Hidden Within the Tall Grass, Sogetsu Plaza Garden, Tokyo, Japan
    Ancient Power: Hidden in the Ruins, Nanzuka 2G, Tokyo
    Field Research, 3110NZ by LDH Kitchen, Tokyo
    Relics in the Landscape, Yorkshire Sculpture Park, West Bretton, United Kingdom
  • 2021 Bronze Garden, 180 The Strand, London, United Kingdom
    Unearthed, König Galerie, Berlin, Germany
    Objects for Living: Collection II , Friedman Benda, New York, NY, USA
    Turning Wrenches, Library Street Collective, Detroit, Michigan, USA
    Sands of Time, UCCA Center for Contemporary Art, Dune, Aranya Gold Coast, Beidaihe, China
    Time Dilation, Perrotin, New York, NY, USA

  • 2020 Paris 3020, Galerie Perrotin, Paris, FranceMoonraker, Carte Blanche à Daniel Arsham, Musée Guimet, Paris, France
    Relics of Kanto Through Time, Nanzuka Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
    Relics of Kanto Through Time, Parco Museum Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan
    Life on Europe, Eden Rock, Saint Barth, French West Indies
  • 2019 HOW Museum, Shanghai, China
    “The Source: A Catalog of Late-20th-Century American Relics,” Cranbrook Art Museum, Detroit, MI
    Static Mythologies, Ron Mandos Gallery, Amsterdam Netherlands
    Connecting Time, MOCO Museum, Amsterdam Netherlands
  • 2018 3018, Galerie Perrotin, New York,
Color Shadow, Galerie Perrotin, Tokyo, Japan
    Architectural Anamolies, Nanzuka Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
    Character Study, Moran Moran, Los Angeles,
Moon Stone, Wall House Museum, St. Barth
    ZAZEN, Baró Galeria, São Paolo, Brazil 
  • 2017 The Angle of Repose, Galerie Perrotin Paris, France
    It Speaks, Oi Futuro Museum, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
    Moving Architecture, VNDKh, Moscow, Russia
    Lunar Garden, Cadillac House Gallery, New York
Crystal Toys, Galerie Perrotin, Seoul, South Korea
    Time in Silence, Hyundai Motor Studio Gallery, Seoul, South Korea
    Hourglass, High Museum, Atlanta, GA
  • 2016 Circa 2345, Galerie Perrotin, New York, NY
    My First Show in Japan, Year 2044, Nanzuka Gallery, Tokyo Japan
    The Future Was Then, SCAD Museum of Art, Savannah, GA
    Moons and Music, Eden Rock Gallery, St. Barths, French West Indies
  • 2015 Parades Móveis, Baro Galería, Sao Paulo, Brazil
    The Future Was Written, Young Arts, Miami, FL
    Fictional Archeology, Galerie Perrotin Hong Kong
    Formless Figure Watermill Center, Watermill, NY
    Remember the Future, Contemporary Art Center, Cincinnati, OH
    A Special Project for Leica, Leica Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
  • 2014 Special Project, Pippy Houldsworth Gallery, London, UK
    Welcome to the Future, Locust Projects, Miami, FL
    Kick the Tires and Light the Fires, OHWOW Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
    Volcanic Ash, Rusted Steel, Baro Galeria, Sao Paulo, Brazil
  • 2013 RECOLLECTIONS, Pippy Houldsworth Gallery, London, UK
    TOMORROWPAST, Ron Mandos Gallery, Amsterdam
    FUTUREARCHIVE, Galerie Perrotin, Hong-Kong
    YESTERDAYSFUTURES (Part I), Espace Louis Vuitton Singapore, Louis Vuitton Island Maison, Marina Bay Sands
    YESTERDAYSFUTURES (Part II), SOTA ,Singapore Biennale
  • 2012 Reach Ruin, The Fabric Workshop Museum, Philadelphia, PA
    Storm, Galerie Perrotin, Paris, France
    Drift, Design Miami Commission, Miami, FL. In collaboration with Snarkitecture.
    Set design for Curtain, a dance collaboration between Jonah Bokaer and David Hallberg, Festival d’Avignon, Sujets a Vif, Avignon, France
    The fall, the ball, and the wall, OHWOW Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
  • 2011 DIG, in collaboration with OhWow and Galerie Perrotin, Storefront for Art and Architecture, New York, NY
  • 2010 Alter, Galerie Emmanuel Perrotin, Miami, FL
    Animal Architecture, Galerie Emmanuel Perrotin, Paris, France
  • 2008 Beacon/Miami at Bank of America tower, Miami Art Museum, Miami, FL
    The Undoing, Galerie Emmanuel Perrotin, Miami, FL
    Playground, Galerie Emmanuel Perrotin, Paris, France
    Something Light, Ron Mandos Gallery, Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • 2007 Playground, Gertrude Street, Melbourne, Australia
  • 2006 Building Schmuilding, Galerie Emmanuel Perrotin, Miami, FL
    Galerie Emmanuel Perrotin’s booth, Frieze Art Fair, London, UK
  • 2005 Homesick, Galerie Emmanuel Perrotin, Paris, France

Group Exhibitions

  • 2020 To the Hoop: Basketball and Contemporary Art, curated by Emily Stamey, Ph.D., Weatherspoon Art Museum, UNC Greensboro, Greensboro, NC (forthcoming)
  • 2019 Crystal: Visible and Invisible, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, AR
    Chairs Beyond Right and Wrong, Curated by Raquel Cayre, R & Company, New York, NY
  • 2018 Mickey: The True Original Exhibition, New York New York
    Eco-Visionaires, Museu de Arte, Arquitetura e Tecnologia, Lisbon, Portugal

  • 2017 Art Festival Watou, Schore, Belgium
    Jump Ball, Did Horio Contemporary Art Platform, Mykonos, Greece
  • 2016 For an Image, Faster than Light, Yichuan Biennial of Contemporary Art, Ningxia, China
    The Human Condition, Los Angeles, CA
    Shrines to Speed, Leila Heller Gallery, New York, NY
  • 2015Artistes et Architecture Dimensions Variables, Pavilion de l’Arsenal, Paris, France
    Invento, OCA Museum, Sao Paulo, Brazil
  • 2014 Art in Embassies, US Embassy in London, England, UK
    Post-Pop: East Meets West, Saatchi Gallery, London UK Resonance(s), Maison Particuliere, Brussels
    Shattered: Contemporary Sculpture in Glass, Frederik Meijer, Gardens and Sculpture Park, MI
    Creation contemporaine a New York, Musee d’Art Moderne, Saint Etienne, France
  • 2013 Homebodies, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago
  • 2012 Next Wave Art, curated by David Harper, Brooklyn Academy of Music, NY
    Célébrations, Rêve de nature, Musée de Valence hors les murs, Valence, France
    I’m Over Here Now, Richmond Center for the Visual Arts, Kalamazoo, MI
  • 2011 It Ain’t Fair: Materialism, OhWow, Miami, FL
    Flash: Light, Festival of Ideas for the New City, New Museum, New York, NY
    Ron Mandos Gallery, Armory Show, New York, NY
    The Past is a Grotesque Animal, In Extenso, Clermont-Ferrand, France
  • 2010 Look Again, Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art (SECCA), Winston Salem, NC
    The Maginot Line, David Castillo Gallery, Miami, FL
    It Ain’t Fair 2010, OHWOW Gallery, Miami, FL
    Memories of the Future, Sean Kelly Gallery, New York, NY
  • 2009 Projections, Carré d’art de Nîmes, Nîmes, France
    Heaven, 2nd Athens Biennale, Athens, Greece
    Painting the Glass House: Artists Revisit Modern Architecture, curated by Jessica Hough & Monica R. Montagut, Mills College Art Museum, Oakland, CA
    On From Here, Guild and Greyshkul, New York, NY Luna Park, Alejandra von Hartz Gallery, Miami, FL
    Quand je serais grand, Galerie Jeanroch Dard, Paris, France
    Wall Erosion Arch, Galerie Emmanuel Perrotin’s booth, FIAC, Paris, France
  • 2008 The Fireplace project, East Hampton, NY 
Thoughts on Democracy: Reintereriting Norman Rockwell’s ‘Four Freedoms’ Posters, The Wolfsonian-FIU, Miami Beach, FL
    Reunion, The Fireplace Project, East Hampton, NY Painting the Glass House: Artists Revisit Modern Architecture, curated by Jessica Hough & Monica R. Montagut, Yale School for Architecture Gallery, New Haven, CT
    Painting the Glass House: Artists Revisit Modern Architecture, curated by Jessica Hough & Monica R. Montagut, The Aldrich Museum, Ridgefield, CT
  • 2007 Guild, curated by Daniel Arsham, Galerie Emmanuel Perrotin, Miami, FL
  • 2006 The Museum Of Glass, Seattle, WA
Miami in Transition, Miami Art Museum, FL
  • 2005 Greater New York, P.S.1 Museum of Contemporary Art, Long Island, NY Wanderlust, Julia Friedman Gallery, New York, NY
  • 2004 Miami Nice, Galerie Emmanuel Perrotin, Paris, France
    In Advance of a Broken Heart, The Wolfsonian Museum, Miami, FL
    Obituary, Placemaker, Miami, FL
In Situ, The Museum of Contemporary Art, Miami, FL
    Miami Visions of Now, J. Johnson Gallery, Jacksonville FL
    Ten Times the Space Between Night and Day, Guild and Greyshkul, New York, NY
    I am the Resurrection, Locust Projects, Miami, FL
Remote Control, M&M Proyectos, San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • 2003 Ever, Placemaker, Miami, FL Customized, Rocket Projects, Miami, FL
    Untitled, (A Sentimental Education), Fredric Snitzer Gallery, Miami, FL
    Kiss Me Quick Before I Change my Mind, The House, Miami, FL
  • 2002 Meta, The House, Miami, FL
    NO SHOW, Fredric Snitzer Gallery, Coral Gables, FL
    15/Caliber, Barbara Gillman Gallery, Miami, FL
    Miami in Manhattan, Wooster Projects, New York, NY
  • 2001 The House at MoCA, curated by Bonnie Clearwater, MoCA, Miami FL
    The Sears Building, curated by Robert Chambers, The House, Miami, FL
    Special Projects, Art in General, New York, NY
    Time in Space, The House, Miami, FL

Public Collections

Blanton Museum of Art at the University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX
Centre Pompidou, Paris, France
DIOR Collection, Paris, France


Fondation Louis Vuitton, France
The Four Seasons Miami Collection, FL
Museum of Contemporary Art, Miami, FL
Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM)
Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN
MOCAK Museum of Contemporary Art, Krakow

Set Design

  • 2017 Orpheo, in collaboration with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, Atlanta GA
    Creation/Creator in collaboration with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, Atlanta GA and Kennedy Center, Washington DC
    Rules of the Game, Royce Hall, Los Angeles CA
Sugar Mountain, Sensory, Melbourne AU 
  • 2016 Rules of the Game, RECESS, Why Patterns, BAM Next Wave Festival, Brooklyn, NY
    Rules of the Game, RECESS, Why Patterns, Biennale de la Danse, Lyon France,
    Rules of the Game, RECESS, Why Patterns, Brisbane Festival, Brisbane Australia
    Rules of the Game (World Premiere), RECESS, Why Patterns, Soluna International Music and Arts Festival, Dallas, TX
    Why Patterns, RECESS, Replica in collaboration with Snarkitecture and Jonah Bokaer, Overland Park, Kansas
    Why Patterns, RECESS in collaboration with Snarkitecture and Jonah Bokaer, American Dance Institute, Rockville MD

  • 2015 H250 Celebration, Lincoln Center, New York, NY
    Why Patterns / RECESS, Tech Arts Festival, Georgia Tech, Atlanta, GA
    Curtain, Perez Art Museum, Miami, FL
  • 2014 Study for Occupant, Spoleto Festival Exhibition, Spoleto, Italy
    Study for Occupant, Future Tense, The Explorer, Lightbox, New York, NY 
  • 2013 Recess, Il Faut Bruler pour Briller, Beirut, Lebanon
    Study for Occupant, Ron Mandos Gallery, Amsterdam Netherlands, Pippy Houldswoth Gallery, London, UK
    Occupant, Atlas Performing Arts Center, Washington DC, Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, Miami FL,
  • 2012 Study for Occupant, Fabric Workshop and Museum, Philadephia, PA, Curtain, Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival, New Settings Festival, Paris, France
  • 2011 Merce Cunningham Dance Company’s last performances, Park Avenue Armory, New York, NY
    Why Patterns and RECESS, in collaboration with Snarkitecture and Jonah Bokaer, Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival, Becket, MA
  • 2010 Avalanche, Merce Cunningham Dance Company’s performances, Adrienne Arsht Center, Miami, FL
REPLICA, set design and performance in collaboration with Jonah Bokaer, Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, Miami, FL, Miami Museum of Contemporary Art, Miami FL, Musee d’Art
    Contemporain, Marseilles, France, Hellenic Festival, Athens, Greece
    Why Patterns, in collaboration with Snarkitecture and Jonah Bokaer, Rotterdamse Shouwberg, Rotterdam, Netherlands
  • 2009 Merce Cunningham Dance Company’s Performances, Paris, France
    REPLICA, in collaboration with Jonah Bokaer, at IVAM in Frontiers of Time, curated by Bob Wilson, Valencia, Spain REPLICA, in collaboration with Jonah Bokaer, New Museum, New York, NY
  • 2007 Merce Cunningham: Dancing on the Cutting Edge Part II, MOCA at Goldman Warehouse, Miami, FL eyeSpace, in collaboration with Merce Cunningham, The Miami Performing Arts Center, FL


  • 2018 Hourglass: FUTURE, 15:07 min. Created for Adidas Originals
    Future Relic, 2:41 min. Trailer for full length film, to be released 2089.
  • 2017 Hourglass: PRESENT, 16:48 min. Created for Adidas Originals
    Hourglass: PAST, 12:21 min. Created for Adidas Originals
  • 2016 Chains, Music video for Usher Raymond, 3:49 min.

  • 2015 Future Relic 04, 9:54 min.
Degree, 3:00 min. Created for the Hennessy H250 Celebration.
    Future Relic 03, 16:00 min. Included in the 2015 Tribeca Film Festival shorts category MOVEment, 3:16 min. In collaboration with Jonah Bokaer, Julie Kent, and NOWNESS
  • 2014 Future Relic 02, 9:02 min.
  • 2013 Future Relic 01, 6:56 min.


  • 2018 Ringling College of Art and Design, Sarasota FL
KIAF Art Fair, Seoul South Korea
    Mandatory Induction Guidelines, The Great Hall, Cooper Union, New York, NY
  • 2017 Summit LA, Los Angeles, CA
    Conversation with Paul Ardenne, Galerie Perrotin, Paris, France
  • 2016 Whitewall Panel, L’Eden at Faena, Miami Beach, FL

  • 2015 ArtNet and Whitewaller Panel, L’Eden at Faena, Miami Beach, FL
    Young Arts, Miami FL Galerie Perrotin, Hong Kong
    Cannes Lions 2015, Cannes France
    IST. Fest, Istanbul ’74, Istanbul, Turkey
    Summit Powder Mountain, Eden, UT Contemporary Art Center, Cincinnati, OH
  • 2014 Breakfast in the Park, Frost Art Museum, Miami, FL


  • 2018 Excellence in the Visual Arts Awarded by the American Friends of Museums in Israel
  • 2015 Chez Bushwick Gala Honoree
  • 2003 Recipient of the Gelman Trust Fellowship


  • 2023 Star Wars (Disney), Hublot USA, Porsche USA, Nendo
  • 2022 Tiffany&Co, Kohler, Xiaomi, Pokemon
  • 2021 Billionaire Boys Club
  • 2020 Cleveland Cavaliers, Pokemon
  • 2019 Heinz, Hajime Sorayama, Disney, Rimowa, Porsche
  • 2018 Dior, Adidas