David Castillo is a preeminent gallery in the United States in the identification, development and presentation of ground-breaking artists of color and queer artists. The gallery was established in 2005 under sole ownership. The gallery’s 2017 booth was named by The New York Times, The Guardian, The Artnewspaper, Artnews, Artnet News, and others as one of the best booths at Art Basel in Miami Beach. The 2016 booth presentation at Art Basel in Miami Beach was featured on National Public Radio (NPR), The New York Times, Time Out Magazine, Art & Auction, The Miami Herald, Artnet News and many others.
David Castillo represents internationally acclaimed artists including Sanford Biggers, Kate Gilmore, Lyle Ashton Harris, Kalup Linzy, Xaviera Simmons, and Shinique Smith, among others. From January 2016 to January 2018, the gallery was named hundreds of times in prominent publications and it effectively advocated for the inclusion of its artists in dozens of museum solo and hundreds of museum group exhibitions. The gallery has placed the work of gallery artists in major institutions including dozens in the last two years, such as The Guggenheim, New York; The Studio Museum in Harlem; The MCA Chicago; The Museum of Modern Art, New York and many others. Among the gallery’s corporate clients are Deutsche Bank and UBS.
The gallery’s artists have helped shape the most current vision of contemporary art. Gallery artists have exhibited in nearly twenty recent major Biennials such as Sao Paulo, Kiev, Habana, Prospect, Montreal, Cuenca, Busan, and The Whitney Biennial. In 2014, Castillo relocated to the historic Albert Anis Building in Miami Beach. The gallery has mounted well over 100 exhibitions and has published and financed important monographs on the majority of its artists. Hundreds of published books provide in-depth analysis of the gallery’s artists.