Jose Dávila

(Mexico 1974 – )

The act of perseverance

Not on display
Further information

Jose Dávila’s practice explores spatial occupation and the transitory nature of physical structures. Drawing on his formal training as an architect, Dávila’s sculptural installations emulate, critique, and pay homage to 20th century avant-garde art and architecture. Often referencing artists including Josef Albers, Sol LeWitt and Donald Judd, Dávila’s work investigates how the modernist movement continues to be appropriated, translated and reinvented.

Permanent collections featuring Dávila’s work include 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.

Sculpture, Installation
site specific mixed media installation with found materials from Cockatoo Island, Sydney
installation dimensions variable
Signature & date

Not signed. Not dated.

Gift of the artist with additional support from the Sydney Harbour Federation Trust and the Biennale of Sydney 2020
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© Jose Dávila