Daniel R. Small

filmmaker, artist, educator, technologist

Glendale, US


Daniel R. Small is a film Director and Producer, artist, educator, and technologist. His work engages with speculative pasts and futures through interventions in sites, narratives, and technologies. His most recent documentary film Techne: Evidence in the Anthropocene was produced in association with the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) and premiered at California Institute of Technology (Caltech) and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). His artistic work, screenings, and interventions have been featured internationally at museums and galleries such as the Hammer Museum (Los Angeles, California), Institut d'Art Contemporain Villeurbanne/Rhone-Alps (Lyon, France), The Swedish Contemporary Art Foundation (Stockholm, Sweden), Match Gallery at Museum of Ljubljana (Ljubljana, Slovenia), SculptureCenter (Long Island City, New York), 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art (Kanazawa, Japan), Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum (East Lansing, Michigan). He has received numerous awards, including the Smithsonian Ingenuity Award (2015), Rema Hort Mann Foundation Award (2016), Teaching Advancement Award at ArtCenter College of Design (2019), Department of Cultural Affairs Los Angeles Award (2020), Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Foundation Award (2021), LACMA Art+Technology Lab Fellowship (2022), and a Young Arts Award (2024). His work has been written about extensively in the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Hollywood Reporter, KCRW, Wallpaper, Vogue, ArtForum, Art in America, Modern Painters, Frieze, ARTnews, artnet, Brooklyn Rail, VICE, LA Weekly, BOMB, Supercluster, Hyperallergic, and many others. He is currently working on a documentary film that follows efforts to revise the Voyager Golden Record to be launched as an archive of humans and life on Earth.


Techne: Evidence in the Anthropocene