Daniel Arsham, born in 1980, is an American multidisciplinary artist experimenting between visual art, architecture, and performance. He attended the Cooper Union in New York City, where he received the Gelman Trust Fellowship Award in 2003. Architecture is a huge focus point of his oeuvre, and concepts of sculpture and design are visible through all aspects of his practice. He explores concepts of fictional archaeology, creating sculptures, ruins, or scenes of decay and destruction with unexpected materials and techniques. He is also interested in liminal spaces, essentially the ambiguity that presents itself in in-between spaces. This is personified by works such as his crystallized sculptures, stark-white moulds of neo-classical statues that crumble in sections to reveal colourful internal geodes. He creates what has been referred to as future relics of the present, manipulating modern materials to appear eroded or unearthed.