Danielle Roney is an international artist focusing upon local and global migration through an integrated practice of sculpture and digital media. Danielle Roney’s artistic practice navigates virtual and physical migrations, displacing communicative and architectural infrastructures to expose the impact and potentialities of our technological society. Working with mediated sculpture, expanded cinema and immersive environments, the artist redefines the spatial relationship of encounters to transcend geographical, political and ideological barriers.
Her work has been exhibited in Beijing, Johannesburg, Venice, Sao Paulo, Zagreb, Istanbul and US venues and has permanent public art commissions across the US. Roney’s project, Global Portals, presented concepts in transnational, networked public spaces at TEDGlobal 2005 in Oxford, England; with subsequent live interactions from Johannesburg, South Africa to Atlanta 2007. The interactive façade project,Opposing Views was presented by the International Symposium on Electronic Arts (ISEA) Istanbul 2011 and the Museum of Contemporary Art Zagreb as part of the Official Parallel Program of the 12th Istanbul Biennial and published inDislocations (Volume 18, Issue 2) by curator Lanfranco Aceti for Leonardo Electronic Almanac and Goldsmiths College, London. In January 2016, Opposing Views was highlighted in the StatsPL educational program, a collaborative effort between cognitive and neuroscience experts, technologists, and top educators; made possible by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
Her work has been reviewed in Art in America and ArtPapersand featured in Noplaceness: Art in a Post-Urban Landscape. She has received numerous grants and awards including MOCA-Georgia, Loridans Foundation, Sony Electronics and the National Endowment of the Arts. Roney was the designer of the U.S. Pavilion, Venice Biennale of Architecture 2010 with the High Museum of Art. She presented a live, architectural projection upon the Wisconsin State Capitol with the Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra in 2014 and will premiereRefugee Conversations at the Zuckerman Museum of Art 2016. She studied sculpture and digital media at the University of Georgia and currently manages a full-time studio based in Brooklyn, NY.
Individual works in the MOCA GA Permanent Collection: