Mr. Daniel R. Kelly   
Fulbright-Nehru Project Title: "Greater Than the Sum of Its Participants"
Field of Study: Media and Communications with focus on Public Service Broadcasting
Home Institution in US: University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI
Host Institution in India: St. Francis College for Women, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh  
Start date/Month in India: July 2013
Duration of grant: Six months

Brief Bio:
Mr. Daniel Kelly received his BFA and MFA in film, video and new genres from the University of Wisconsin (UW), Milwaukee. His background is broad, having worked as a nurse in the 1990s and as a small business owner, coffee roaster and live music producer in the early 2000s. Currently, Mr.Kelly's work as a new media artist explores the way in which production and presentation diverge further and further from reality even while maintaining authority as documentation and representation of reality.He seeks to question presentation, cross borders and internationalize relationships in all his work.

Currently, Mr. Kelly teaches at UWMilwaukee in the Film, Video, Animation and New Genres Program. He is the assistant faculty advisor for the 2013 Milwaukee Underground Film Festival, an internationally recognized, student-run film festival that in 2013 received submissions from five continents and over 200 artists.Mr. Kelly is also the coordinator for the AdoorGopalakrishnan Film Archive and Research Center at UWMilwaukee. The Center is currently in development, but includes a collection of Gopalakrishnan's 35mm films, as well as a fellowship in his name to support students who wish to study his work.

As a professional artist, Mr. Kelly has worked on independent feature films (The Jeffrey Dalhmer Files, Chris Thompson, 2012), acted in short works and installation (Retraction, Bruce Charlesworth, 2013), and continues to create works by commission and for exhibition at various community venues. During his graduate studies, he was assistant producer for Cream City Soundcheck, a web series of rock­and­roll documentaries and performances based in Milwaukee. He also creates music videos and short work for distribution through the Internet.His community involvement includes founding a local dinner to fund artists called MK--Eat. Part of a larger international network, MK-­Eat solicits projects from the community, holds a dinner event where patrons vote for community based art projects, and funds the winning project on the night of the dinner. Past grantees include work from MakealFlamini, Colin Mathes and James Murrell.

Mr. Kelly's Fulbright teaching appointment will result in student generated work which he intends to gather and present as a travelling show of work upon his return to the US.