BIOGRAPHY

Daniel Kersh is an artist, director, and performer unlocking human potential through transformative experiences. His mystical creations, shared with audiences worldwide, have carved radiant paths in the international art scene.

Kersh believes in the transcendental power of art to reach deep into the core of human experience, offering a spiritual journey that transcends the limitations of the physical world. Each of his productions expresses a sublime spiritual sensitivity, captivating audiences and transporting them into states of heightened awareness. Through choreography imbued with cycles, rituals, and repeating patterns, Kersh weaves a narrative that resonates with timeless truths, evoking a sense of continuity and universality. His installations and performances portray images akin to portraits and sculptures, capturing moments that deeply resonate with the audience, inviting reflection on the enduring essence of human experience.

Kersh's artistic pursuits have taken him around the world, collaborating with multi-disciplinary creatives, leaders, and experts. These collaborations result in productions of unparalleled artistic intricacy, merging energy-shifting sound, mesmerizing light displays, and transformative movement. The result is an immersive experience that transcends the senses, transporting audiences to a place beyond the ordinary.

In 2023, Daniel Kersh was awarded artist-in-residence at Baryshnikov Arts Center, where he further pushed the boundaries of his artistic expression. In 2021, his site-specific performance, a collaboration with Superblue, Studio Drift, and The Shed, captivated audiences with its innovative approach and was celebrated for its unique synthesis of visual and performance art. In 2024, His video installation, Into the Vortex, was screened in the iconic Times Square, marking a momentous achievement in his career. In 2020, Kersh showcased two solo exhibitions at Lume Studios in Tribeca, Manhattan, offering audiences an intimate look into his evolving artistic journey. With an unwavering commitment to elevating human consciousness, Kersh continues to carve a unique path, leaving an indelible mark on the international arts scene.

ARTIST STATEMENT

I believe in the transcendental power of art to offer a spiritual journey that transcends the physical world. My work expresses a sublime spiritual sensitivity that captivates audiences and transports them into states of heightened awareness through a harmonious interplay of light, sound, color, movement, and vibration. Ultimately, my work celebrates the enigmatic beauty beyond the ordinary and invites viewers to explore the fluidity of space and the transient nature of perception, ultimately discovering new facets of their own inner landscapes.

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SOLO EXHIBITIONS
Vidinės Vizijos, Kaunas Europos Kultūros Sostinė, Kaunas, Lithuania, 2022
Internal Visions, 393NYC Studios, New York, NY, 2020
Liminal Space, 393NYC Studios, New York, NY, 2020

GROUP EXHIBITIONS
ANIMA MUNDI, Venice Biennale, Palazzo Albrizzi-Capello, Venice, Italy, 2024
Wind, Sand, & Stars, PAI32, London, United Kingdom, 2024
Galleri SoHo, Västerås International Art Fair, Västerås, Sweden, 2021
Endless Wonders, Center for Performance Research, 2021
Bodies & Surfaces, Curina.co, New York, NY, 2020

PERFORMANCES
Infinite, Venice Biennale, Palazzo Albrizzi-Capello, Venice, Italy, 2024
Infinite, New Wave Dance Festival, Ailey Citigroup Theater, New York, NY, 2024
Infinite, Baryhsnikov Arts Center, New York, NY, 2023
A Study of Vastness, Pestana Cidadela Art District, Cascais, Portugal, 2022
EGO, The Shed, Superblue, Studio Drift, New York, NY, 2021
The Weight of My Face in My Two Hands, 393NYC Studios, New York, NY, 2020
An Unconscious Anticipation of an Impending Loss, 393NYC Studios, New York, NY, 2020
The Fall of Forgetfulness, 393NYC Studios, New York, NY, 2020

SCREENINGS & FESTIVALS
Into the Vortex, Times Square LED Screen, Public, ArtSpace Innovations Gallery, 2024
Thinking and Feeling, Center for Performance Research, New York, NY, 2021
Macro/Micro, Center for Performance Research, New York, NY, 2021
Wald Tellurian, Breaking Ground Contemporary Dance Festival, Phoenix, AZ, 2020
Pink Sheets, BRIC Arts & Media, Brooklyn, NY, 2019
The Crystal Cave, Breaking Ground Contemporary Dance Festival, Phoenix, AZ, 2019
Dust to Dust, Breaking Ground Contemporary Dance Festival, Phoenix, AZ, 2018
Light Study No. 1 2017, Stevie Eller Dance Theater, Tucson, AZ, 2017
Knock Knock, Scottish Rite Cathedral, Tucson, AZ, 2017
Animal Farm, Museum of Contemporary Art, Tucson, AZ, 2016

RESIDENCIES
Baryshnikov Arts Center, New York, NY, 2023
Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity, Banff, Canada, 2022
Center for Performance Research, Brooklyn, NY, 2021
BRIC Arts & Media, Brooklyn, NY, 2019

GRANTS
Creatives Rebuild New York, 2022
Mertz Gilmore Performance Grant, 2020
Wingspace Theatrical Design Grant, 2020
Irene Bychinsky Bendler Creative Grant, 2018

PUBLICATIONS
Baryshnikov Arts Center, "BAC Story - Daniel Evan Kersh", Elena Hecht, 2023
New York Times, "Kinetic Synergies - 5 Things To Do This Weekend", Melissa Smith, 2021
Hotel Designs, "Digital Interactive Art – Technology for Tomorrow’s Hotel", Hamish Kilburn, 2021

EDUCATION
The University of Arizona, 2015-2019
Santa Reparata International School of Art, 2016-2017

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