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curated exhibition


Night Picture No. 035

Daniel Ballesteros

2017 - 2017 Photograph prints from negatives 10"x12" the artist



Daniel Ballesteros

b. 1980

Daniel Ballesteros is originally from St. Louis,MO,and has lived and worked as an artist in Santa Fe, NM; Chicago, IL; and New York, NY;before relocating to Oakland, CA,where he currently resides. Daniel is a third generation FilipinoAmerican from an assimilated Midwestern family. Art-making has been critical to the formation of his identity and perceptions. Shortly after histwenty-ninthbirthday he began to explore what it means for him to be a Filipino American through various photography projects. These projectsincluded exploring the Filipino community in New York and New Jersey and eventually flying to the Philippines to photograph the island of Corregidor in Manila Bay.He has been an artist-in-residence at the Woodstock Center for Photography, the Camera Club of New York, Bose Pacia, and theKala Institute in Emeryville, CA. His work has been acquired by private collectors and public institutionsand has been recognized by En Foco and the Magenta Foundation.


  • Born: Springfield, IL, USA
  • Based: Oakland, CA, USA