DANIEL PRAVIT FETHKE
ARTIST + EDUCATOR

I am an interdisciplinary artist and educator based in Brooklyn. I have worked in the New York film industry for over a decade, having screened films and documentaries at festivals, including the Bushwick Film Festival, Atlanta Docufest, and at the CUNY Graduate Center. I regularly facilitate workshops, cooking classes, and creative gatherings that center food and recipes as ways to explore identity and culture. 

Projects

Tree of Heaven
Untitled Graduate Thesis
Pratt Public Sphere
Cannon Café (Café Bustelo)
Free Soup from Art School
Ox-Bow Pad Thai
LaTerre Realty Trust
On the Line

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2024 | Artist in Residence | Wassaic Project

2024 | Saturday Studio Workshop | Dia:Beacon

2024 | Year of the Dragon Print Daily Calendar | FAR–NEAR

2023 | Artist in Residence | Creature Conserve Residency, Governors Island, NY

2023 | Art on the Meadow Workshop | Ox-Bow School of Art & Residency Program

2023 | MFA Fine Arts Graduation | Pratt Institute

2023 | Pratt Public Sphere in the Press | Pratt.edu

2022 | Food as Resistance at La Morada | Commercial Type’s “The Food Issue”







Photo Credit: Olivia Booker
Artist Statement

I am an interdisciplinary conceptual artist interested in gathering, performing, cooking, eating, conversing, spectating, recording, and viewing. I draw inspiration from a wide variety of lived experiences: from the food we eat, to the recipes we pass down, to the places that remind us of home. I began my practice as a filmmaker, weaving narratives around ghosts, spirits, and the supernatural aspects of the mundane everyday. Over the past few years of pandemic precarity, my work has taken on new forms that place myself at the center: as a facilitator of dialogue, as a provocateur asking critical questions, as a host creating space for people to come together. I use food—in particular the act of cooking, gathering, and sharing meals—as an entry point into new discursive and public spheres. It is my goal to sustain an artistic practice that centers humor, respect, and joy as a web of positive methodologies in order to make work outside the white walls of the gallery—from ephemeral happenings to site-specific interventions on the street level.
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