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. 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
Guadalajara, 1974

Upcoming Exhibitions

José Dávila

06/02/2018 — 24/03/2018

Past Exhibitions

Exhibitions Are The Best Excuses

Michael Fuchs Galerie
16/09/2016 — 28/02/2017

The QUEEN Falls

07/02/2017 — 25/03/2017

Jose Dávila: Stones Don’t Move

Sean Kelly
28/10/2016 — 03/12/2016

Jose Dávila: The Object And The Environment

Museo Jumex Arte Contemporáneo
15/09/2016 — 16/10/2016

Latin America Calling

Häusler Contemporary Zurich
25/08/2016 — 05/11/2016

Contacts & Details

City of birth: Guadalajara Country of birth: Mexico Date of birth: 1974 Lives in: Guadalajara, Mexico