Sharon Daniel

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Most Recent Affiliation(s):

  • Ulster University

Other / Past Affiliation(s):

  • MIT Media Lab


  • Northern Ireland, Ireland


  • Sharon Daniel is a digital media artist who creates interactive and participatory documentary artworks addressing issues of social, racial, and environmental injustice, with a focus on mass incarceration and the criminal justice system. Her work has been exhibited in museums and festivals internationally – most recently: in The Museum of Capitalism (Oakland 2017, Boston 2018 and NYC 2019); in “Take Action: For Freedoms” at California College of the Arts (US, CA 2018); in a solo exhibition “Secret Injustices”, at the Schmidt Center Gallery (US, FL, 2017); as an official selection in the Alternate Realities exhibition at Sheffield Doc|Fest (UK, 2016); and in a solo exhibition titled “Convictions” at STUK Kunstencentrum, (Belgium, 2013). Daniel’s works have also been shown in museums and festivals such as WRO media art biennial 2011 (Poland), Artefact 2010 (Belgium), Transmediale 08 (Germany), the Dutch Electronic Arts Festival DEAF03 (Netherlands), Ars Electronica (Austria), the Lincoln Center Festival (NY/USA), the Corcoran Biennial (Washington DC) and the University of Paris I (France). Her essays have been published in books, including ‘Female Authorship and the Documentary Image’ (Oxford University Press, 2018), and professional journals such as ASAP Journal, Cinema Journal, and Leonardo. Daniel was honored by the Webby Awards in 2008 and the Rockefeller New Media Fellowship in 2009. In 2015-16 She was named in the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts “YBCA 100” – a list of “the creative minds, makers, and pioneers that will shape the future of American culture”. She was a 2017 Fulbright Scholar at Ulster University.




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