The son of Armenian immigrants, Daniel Agdag studied Fine Art before his interest in moving image drew him to filmmaking. He received a Masters in Film and Television from the Victorian College of the Arts in 2007.
He has exhibited solo shows in Melbourne and New York and been presented at several international art fairs: Melbourne Art Fair; Sydney Contemporary; Art Central Hong Kong; VOLTA Basel; Art Fair Tokyo. His work is held in private collections in the United States, Japan, Hong Kong, Australia and Europe. He has completed several private commissions, notably for Hermès Paris, and in 2014 completed a large-scale public commission ‘The Inspector’ in Abbotsford, Melbourne.
His film Lost Property Office (2017) was shortlisted for the 2018 Academy Award for Best Short Animation, won Jury Prize for Best Animated Short at Newport Beach Film Festival in 2019 and has screened globally.
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