Jose Dávila was born in Guadalajara, Mexico in 1974. For over a decade, Dávila's practice has explored spatial occupation and the transitory nature of physical structures. Drawing on his formal training as an architect, Dávila creates sculptural installations and photographic works that simultaneously emulate, critique, and pay homage to 20th century avant-garde art and architecture. Referencing artists and architects from Luis Barragán and Mathias Goeritz to Donald Judd, Dávila's work investigates how the modernist movement has been translated, appropriated, and reinvented.Read More
Dávila's work is in the permanent collection of numerous institutions including, the Museo Universitario Arte Contemporáneo (MUAC), Mexico City, Mexico; Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid, Spain; Inhotim, Brumadinho, Brazil; Albright-Knox Museum, Buffalo, New York; the Zabludowicz Collection, London, Great Britain; and the Museum of Modern Art, Luxembourg. Dávila was the winner of the 2014 EFG ArtNexus Latin America Art Award, has been the recipient of support from the Andy Warhol Foundation, a Kunstwerke residency in Berlin, and the National Grant for young artists by the Mexican Arts Council (FONCA) in 2000. The Getty Foundation has recently awarded the Los Angeles Nomadic Division a grant to develop a mid-career survey of Dávila's work.
Jose Dávila lives and works in Guadalajara, Mexico.
Text courtesy Sean Kelly.
José Dávila elabora el discurso de Mecánica de lo inestable, su exposición en la galería OMR, a partir de las características de los materiales que conforman sus esculturas. 'Me interesa exprimir mo
Recientemente fue inaugurada en la Galería OMR la muestra Mecánica de lo inestable del mexicano José Dávila. Formado en la arquitectura, la práctica escultórica del artista se encuentra permeada por
The four recipients of this year's BALTIC Artists' Award are Jose Dávila, Eric N. Mack, Toni Schmale and Shen Xin. The winners of the 2017 prize were announced this month at BALTIC Centre for Contempo
If you visit Regent’s Park over the next few days, the usual squawks and whinnying emanating from London Zoo will be accompanied by animated chirruping and the squeak of air kisses at Frieze Art Fair nearby. As usual, gaggles of well-dressed art aficionados and admirers, collectors, journalists and even the odd celeb or two descend onto...
Mecánica de lo inestable (6 February–9 May 2018) presents two recent groups of sculptural works by Jose Dávila. The title of the exhibition works as a haiku, demonstrating the conflictive relationsh