Daniel Joseph Martinez was born in Los Angeles in 1957. His work has recently been included in exhibitions at the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit and Jewish Museum in New York (both 2016), and the Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA exhibition, Home—So Different, So Appealing, at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (2017). His work has also been included in several international biennials, including the International Cairo Biennial (2016), SITE Santa Fe Biennial (2014), Istanbul Biennial (2011), Berlin Biennial (2010), Whitney Biennial in New York (2008), and Moscow Biennial of Contemporary Art (2007). Committed to alternative arts spaces, Martinez cofounded Deep River (1997–2002) and LA x Art (2005– ) in Los Angeles. He lives and works in Los Angeles.