Danny Giles (b. 1988) is a Chicago based artist and educator. Giles makes work that often integrates live performance, video and sculpture to address the dilemmas of representing and performing identity and to interrogate histories of oppression and creative resistance. Giles’ work has been exhibited, performed and screened at the MCA Chicago, El Museo Tamayo, Mexico City, and the Museum of Contemporary Arts Houston. Giles is a 2019 BOLT artists-in-Residence at the Chicago Artists Coalition (CAC) and will be the 2019 Jacob Lawrence Legacy Resident and featured guest at the Black Embodiments Studio at the University of Washington, Seattle. Giles is part-time faculty at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and Academic Director at the Ox-Bow School of Art and Artists Residency.