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Jose Dávila

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Jose Dávila

Born in 1974 in Guadalajara, Mexico. Lives and works in Guadalajara.

Jose Dávila creates sculptural installations, photographic cut-outs, and paintings that play with the vocabulary of 20th-century avant-garde art. He employs industrial and everyday materials to make humorous and critical references to Modernist masterworks of art and design, and to strike a balance between high and low culture, permanence and collapse. Employing gravity and chance, Dávila’s carefully arranged and precariously balanced works expand the conventions of historical forms, and test the limits of the medium of sculpture.

Jose Dávila’s notable solo and group exhibitions include Museum Voorlinden, Wassenaar, the Netherlands, 2020; Dallas Contemporary, 2020; Yuz Museum, Shanghai, 2018; Hamburg Kunsthalle, 2017; Fundación/Colección JUMEX, Mexico City, 2016; MUAC, Mexico City, 2013; Caixa Forum, Madrid, 2011; Museu de Arte Moderna, Sao Paulo, 2009; San Diego Museum of Art, 2005; Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid, 2005; MoMA PS1, New York, 2002, among others.

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