Danny Báez immigrated at 20 from the Dominican Republic to the US and worked for one week in a factory before realizing he had to find another route. Odd jobs paid the bills the next 5 years, until serendipity changed the entire trajectory of his life. A friend who worked for renowned Thai artist, Rirkrit Tiravanija, needed help for a 3-day gig. Danny showed up and worked hard, doing whatever was asked with a smile. On the second day, Rirkrit approached Danny and asked him what his dreams were. The rest is history. That gig lasted 3 years, followed by 7 years assisting legendary gallerist, Gavin Brown. Danny then launched out on his own. Co-Founder of the iconic collective, ARTNOIR. Co-Founder of MECA International Art Fair in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Founder, REGULAR NORMAL Gallery, Danny Baez is a regular and normal guy based in New York City. He firmly believes in the power of building upon community and has organized various exhibitions in New York since 2010, proving that love, hard work, passion ... and a little bit of "fake it till you make it" go a long way!
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