History of Light, 2014

Miami Beach 2014
Work on Paper
Archival Pigment Print
186.0 x 270.0 (cm)
73.2 x 106.3 (inch)
Dávila’s work has been fueled by the interest in the relation between place and fiction, space and temporality under architecture as a concurrent theme. His ouvre is presented in a range of supports such as sculpture, photography and installation. Dávila first exhibition was in 1996 and has exhibited since in institutions and places like PS1, New York; Kunstwerke, Berlin; San Diego Museum of Art; Reina Sofia, Madrid; Prague Biennale, Camden Arts Centre, London; Museé de Art Moderne, Saint-Etienne; Fundazione Brogovico 33, Lake Como; IVAM, Valencia; among others. Dávila studied sculpture at the Fine Arts Academy of San Miguel de Allende, Mexico and Architecture at ITESO in Guadalajara, Mexico. His work has been solo-exhibited in museums and galleries the world over, including: Fondation d’Entreprise Hermès, Mexico City; Zapopan Museum of Art, Mexico; Figge Von Rosen, Berlin, Germany; LACMA, Los Angeles, California, USA; Les Halles, Valais, Switzerland; Camden Arts Centre, London, UK; among many others and has been featured in international publications such as Cream 3 by ed. Phaidon, 100 Latin-American artists by ed. Exit and Megastructures-Reloaded by ed. Hatje Cantz. His work is included in the permanent public collections of: Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY, USA; Biedermann Museum, Donaueschingen, Germany; Fundacion/Colección JUMEX, Mexico City, Mexico; MALBA, Buenos Aires Museum of Latin American Art, Argentina; MUAC, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo, Mexico City, Mexico; MUDAM, Musée d’Art Moderne, Luxembourg; Museo Amparo, Puebla, Mexico; and Reina Sofia Museo Nacional de Arte, Madrid, Spain. Dávila has been recipient of support from the Andy Warhol Foundation, Kunstwerke residency in Berlin and the National Grant for young artists by the Mexican Arts Council (FONCA) in 2000. He is also the director and co-founder of an artist run space (OPA) in Guadalajara.