David Horvitz is an American artist who uses art books, photography, performance art, and mail art as mediums for his work. He is known for his work in the virtual sphere. He is currently in residence at Pioneer Works in Red Hook, New York City.

David Horvitz was born in California in 1982 and lives in Brooklyn. Recent solo exhibitions include: concurrent shows at Jan Mot, Brussels, and Dawid Radziszewski Gallery, Warsaw; Peter Amby, Copenhagen; Statements, Art Basel; Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Copenhagen; and Chert, Berlin. His work has been shown at EVA International 2014, Glasgow International 2014, LIAF 2013, MoMA, The Kitchen, and the New Museum. In New York, he has realized projects with Recess, Clocktower Gallery, post at MoMA, Printed Matter, Rhizome, and Triple Canopy. Recent artist books include The Distance of a Day (2013; Motto Books & Chert) andSad, Depressed, People, (2012; New Documents). He has received the Rema Hort Mann Grant in 2011 and was nominated for the Discovery Award at Les Rencontres d’Arles in 2011. In 2013, he founded Porcino gallery in Berlin. This summer, he will have his first solo exhibition at Blum & Poe, Los Angeles.

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David Horvitz
Los Angeles, 1961

Current Exhibitions

07 May — 25 Nov
The project involves the public spaces of the city of Venice during the 58th International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia. The intervention by David Horvitz is the second chapter of  “3 Easy Pieces”,...

Past Exhibitions


Serra dei Giardini 08/05/2019 — 19/07/2019

Metaphoria III

Le Centquatre-Paris 06/10/2018 — 11/11/2018

Fantasy is a Place where it Rains

31/03/2018 — 27/05/2018

Nobody Owns the Beach

Sunset Islands, Miami Beach 05/12/2017 — 10/12/2017

A Moment In Time

04/11/2016 — 17/12/2016

Solo Shows

David Horvitz: Gnomons curated by Helga Christoffersen, New Museum, New York
David Horvitz, Blum and Poe, Los Angeles
Concurrent solo exhibitions at Jan Mot, Brussels and Dawid Radziszewski Gallery, Warsaw

Hot, muggy, then cold and windy. We swam in the sea, it got misty and we couldn’t tell what time it was anymore, Peter Amby Gallery, Copenhagen
Session, Recess, New York Statements, with Chert, Berlin, Art Basel, Basel POST, curated by Jacob Fabricius, Antechamber, North galleries, Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Copenhagen
At Night They Leave Their Century, Chert, Berlin Drugstore Beetle II, Special Collections Library, California State Universty, Long Beach, California

Adobe, San Francisco, California
The Discovery Award, Arles Photography Festival, Arles Room 129, Fair, Vancouver, British Columbia, (commissioned by Fillip Magazine)

Group Shows

Ocean of Images: New Photography 2015, MOMA, New York

Requiem for the Bibliophile, Museum of Contemporary Art, Santa Barbara
Scars of Our Revolution, Yvon Lambert, Paris
Crossing Brooklyn, Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn
Ways of Working, According to an Office Desk, Upominki, Rotterdam
AGITATIONISM, EVA International 2014, curated by Bassam El Baroni, Ireland’s Biennial, Limerick City
Unseen Presence, IMMA, Dublin
#nostalgia, Glasgow International 2014, CCA, Glasgow
To Meggy Weiss Lo Surdo, Happy Hours, CO2 gallery, Turin
Canceled: Alternative Manifestations & Productive Failures, The Orseman Gallery, Smith College, Northampton, Massachusetts
Simultáneo, La Tallera, Cuernavaca, México
And I laid Traps for the Troubadours who get killed before they reached Bombay, Clark House Initiative, Bombay
Flag Stavanger, curated by Randi Grov Berger and co-presented by Entrée, Kunsthall Stavanger, Norway
video screening 25, ZERO, Milan

Contacts & Details

City of birth: Los Angeles Country of birth: USA Date of birth: 1961 Lives in: New York