Born in 1974 in Guadalajara, Mexico

Jose DAVILA

education

1993 – 1998
- Architecture School ITESO University, Guadalajara, Mexico

1993
- Sculpture Fine arts Academy of San Miguel de Allende, Mexico

solo shows

2016
- Jose Dávila: The Elephant and the Feather, Marfa Contemporary, Marfa, Texas

2015
- A Line Is Written On Every Corner, Galleri Nicolai Wallner, Copenhagen, Denmark
- Jose Dávila, Galería Travesía Cuatro, Madrid, Spain
- Jose Dávila, SCAD Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, Georgia, US
- Jose Dávila, Galleri Nicolai Wallner, Copenhagen, Denmark
- Intervención al estudio de Los Carpinteros, Proyecto paralelo a la 12th Bienal de La Habana, La Habana, Cuba

2014
- The Lightness of Weight, Sean Kelly, New York, New York
- Daylight found me with no answer, Max Wigram Gallery, London, United Kingdom

2013
- Shadow as a rumor, Max Wigram Gallery, London, United Kingdom

2012
- The play game of possible, Travesía Cuatro Galería, Madrid, Spain
- Praise to the shadow, MAZ, Zapopan museum of art, Mexico

2011
- Only the shadow knows, Galleria Gentili, Prato, Italy
- Nowhere can be now, Figge Von Rosen Gallery, Berlin, Germany

2010
- Continuum Space, MARCO, Vigo, Spain
- Ningun donde puede ser aqui, OMR Galería, Mexico city, Mexico

2009
- 2 + 2 = 5, Travesía Cuatro Galería, Madrid, Spain
- The Sierpinski Variable, Bloomberg Space, London, United Kingdom

2008
- Art Positions, Art Basel, Miami Beach, Florida
- Studies for future buildings, Renwick Gallery, New York, New York

2007
- Space after space, Borgovico 33, Lake Como, Italy
- Hechiso, Valenzuela & Klenner, Bogota, Colombia
- x,y,z, MACO, Mexico city, Mexico

2006
- The world of yesterday, El Eco Museum, Mexico City, Mexico
- The Illegal architect, Galeria Studio Dabbeni, Lugano, Italy

2005
- Never on Sunday, Travesía Cuatro Galería, Madrid, Spain
- Nomad platform, Casa de América, Madrid, Spain

2004
- Still standing, Enrique Guerrero Gallery, Mexico City, Mexico
- Untitled elevation No. 2, Les Halles, ECAV, Valais, Switzerland

2002
- Erasing Memory, Enrique Guerrero Gallery, Mexico City, Mexico

2001
- Temporality is a question of survival, Camden Arts Centre, London, United Kingdom

group shows

2015
- Diane Van Deren, Galería Gabriela Mistral, Santiago, Chile
- konkret mehr Rahm!, Kunsthalle Osnabrück, Felix-Nussbaum-Hauses, and the Kulturgeschichtlichen Museums, Osnabrück, Germany
- Risk, Turner Contemporary, Kent, United Kingdom
- Colección Jumex, In Girum Imus Nocte et Consumimur Igni, Fundación Arte Contemporáneo, Mexico
- La Ciudad. Sus Afectos, MUCA Roma, Mexico D.F., Mexico
- Selección = Relación, Espacio Monitor, Caracas, Venezuela
- Bienal do Mercosul, Porto Alegre, Brazil
- I Was Once Lonelyness, Blain Southern, Berlin, Germany

2014
- El Teatro del Mundo, Museo Tamayo, Mexico City, Mexico
- ART & ME, Mudam Luxembourg, Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
- Testigo del siglo, MAZ Museo de Arte de Zapopan, Guadalajara, Mexico
- Do Objeto Para o Mundo. Coleção INHOTIM, Palácio das Artes, Belo Horizonte, Brazil

2013
- Bucareli Act, Bucareli Street 154, Mexico City, Mexico Salón Acme, Mexico City, Mexico
- Now Here is also Nowhere: Part II, Stroum Gallery, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington

2012
- Footnotes on Candida Höfer, OMR, Mexico City, Mexico
- New Meditations, Daniel Faria Gallery, Toronto, Canada
- Misrepresentation Mistake and Non-Disclosure, Rove Gallery, United Kingdom Rotary connection, Casey Kaplan, New York, New York
- Ugly, Dirty and Bad, Espacio M, Mexico City, Mexico

2011
- En obras: Teixeira Collection, TEA, Tenerife, Spain
- The space between now and then, Espacio 52, Mexico City, Mexico
- The persistence of geometry, Caixa Forum, Madrid, Spain
- Erschaute bauten, MAK, Vienne, Austria
- Everything Must Go, Casey Kaplan, New York, New York
- Wir sind alle astronauten, MARTa Herford, Herford, Germany
- Atardecer ranchero, Travesia Cuatro, Madrid, Spain
- Customary Beauty, Mor Charpentier, Paris, France
- Now, Museo Cabañas, Guadalajara, Mexico

2010
- Kirkergaard’s walk, Galeria Marilia Razuk, Sao Paulo, Brazil
- The architecture of Tatiana Bilbao, Mexican cultural institute, San Antonio, Texas, US
- Transurbaniac, University Art Gallery, UC, San Diego, California
- The white cabinet, Fundación colección JUMEX, Mexico City, Mexico
- 30th Anniversary, Display 2, Studio Dabbeni, Lugano, Italy

2009
- Where do we go from here?, Bass Museum of Art, Miami, Florida, US
- Zwischenzonen, MUMOK, Vienne, Austria
- Prethunderdome, White flags project, St. Louis, Missouri, US
- Getting nowhere, Galeria Gentili, Florence, Italy
- Hecho en casa, Museo de Arte Moderno, Mexico City, Mexico
- Panorama. Foreigners everywhere, Museu do Arte Moderna, Sao Paulo, Brazil
- Desenhos (Drawings): A – Z, Museu da Cidade, Lisbon, Portugal
- 2nd Poligraphic, Triennial of San Juan, Puerto Rico

2008
- Posession, PETRa, Mexico City, Mexico
- Whats my name?, HIST, Ghent, Belgium
- An Unruly History of the Readymade, Fundación colección JUMEX, México City, Mexico
- Megastructures Reloaded, Mint, Berlin, Germany
- Per adesso noi siamo qua, Villa Romana, Florence, Italy
- To build, to dwell, to think, IVAM, Valencia, Spain
- Hasta el infinito y mas alla..., CAC, Seville, Spain

2007
- Yaq, La planta, Guadalajara, Mexico
- The hyper-realism of simulation, Estudio J.C. Orozco, Guadalajara, Mexico
- Conversations, Galería Travesía Cuatro, Madrid, Spain

2006
- Masters and Johnson, Charro Negro, Guadalajara, Mexico
- Rio Balsas, Mario Pani building, Mexico City, Mexico
- The People’s choice, Isola Art Center, Milan, Italy
- Deshecho, Casa del Lago, Mexico City, Mexico

2005
- Domicile, Muse d’art moderne, Saint Etienne, France
- Acción Directa - Latin American Social Sphere, Prague Biennale 2, Czech Republic
- Misunderstandings, GAM, Mexico City, Mexico
- Farsites: urban symptoms, San Diego Museum of Art, San Diego, California
- Eco. Mexican contemporary art, Reina Sofia Museum, Madrid, Spain

2004
- So far so close, America’s Society Art Gallery, New York, US
- Gridlock: cities, structures, spaces, Govett-Brewster Art Gallery, New Zeland
- Construction por une deconstruction, Galerie Valerie Cueto, Paris, France
- Light and atmosphere, Miami Art Museum, Miami, Florida, US
- 24/7 Projects retrospective, The bakery / Annet Gelink, Amsterdam, Netherlands

2003
- Cambio de Valores, Espai de Art contemporani, Castello, Valencia, Spain
- Mexico’s contemporary, Allbright College Art Gallery, Pennsylvania, US
- In the absence of recombination, Bronx River Art Center, New York, US
- Salón Bancomer, Museo de Arte Moderno, Mexico City, Mexico
- Piel fria, Museo de Arte Carrillo Gil, Mexico City, Mexico
- Mex attacks, Fundazione Prometeo, Lucca, Italy
- Jetset Museum of installation, London, United Kingdom
- The translator notes, Cafe Gallery Projects, London, United Kingdom

2002
- Fatamorgana, Zero, Milan, Italy
- Interplay, The Moore Space, Miami and MA Puerto Rico
- Anonimous, Centro de arte Santa Monica, Barcelona, Spain
- Panorama Emergente, III Iberoamerican Architecture Biennale, Chile
- Mexico City: An Exhibition About the exchange rate of bodies and values, PS1, New York, and Kunstwerke, Berlin, Germany
- Puerto Rico Biennale 02, San Juan, Puerto Rico
- Home, Dress and Supplies, Plaza Carlos Pacheco, Mexico City, Mexico
- Sauvage, La Panadería, Mexico City, Mexico
- Leisure Theory, Fundación colección JUMEX, México City, Mexico

2001
- Asamblee, Centre Culturel du Mexique, Paris, France
- The Vanishing City, Programa Art Center, Mexico City, Mexico
- Recreo, Galería Enrique Guerrero, Mexico City, Mexico
- Why Cars Don’t Fly Yet?, Centro de las artes, Monterrey, Mexico
- Windows, Project for Centro de Arte.com, Madrid, Spain

2000
- Demonstration Room, Apex Art, New York. NICC, Antwerp, Belgium
- The Ideal House, Museo Alejandro Otero, Caracas, Venezuela
- Open Studio, Braziers workshop, Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
- A piece of the action, Galería Emma Molina, Monterrey, Mexico
- 2nd Intl. Sound Art Festival, House-studio Diego Rivera, Mexico City, Mexico
- Jet Propelled, Museo de las artes, Guadalajara, Mexico

1999
- Un-natural science, Museo Ex-Teresa Arte Actual, Mexico City, Mexico
- Look Look..., Espacio 16/16, Guadalajara, Mexico
- An object of Morphology, Cineteca del estado, Monterrey, Mexico
- Incidental Television, Televicentro, Guadalajara, Mexico
- Searching for an unconquered place, Museo Ex-Teresa Arte Actual, Mexico City, Mexico

1998
- Incidental Photography, Public Squash Courts, 7, 8 y 9, Guadalajara, Mexico
- Incidental, Torre Guadalajara, Expoarte 98. Guadalajara, Mexico
- Domestic, Mar Egeo #1237, Guadalajara, Mexico

1996
- One hundred years of cinema, University of Guadalajara, Guadalajara, Mexico

public collection

- MALBA, Buenos Aires Museum of Latin American Art, Argentina
- MUAC, Museum of Contemporary Art Mexico City, Mexico
- Museo Amparo, Puebla, Mexico
- Fundación colección JUMEX, Mexico City, Mexico
- MUDAM, Museum of modern art, Luxembourg, Luxembourg
- Reina Sofía, National Museum of Art, Madrid, Spain
- Comunidad de Madrid, Collection of art, Madrid, Spain
- Allbright Knox Museum, Buffalo, NY, USA
- Biedermann Museum, Donaueschingen, Germany
- La Caixa Foundation, Madrid, Spain
- Coppel Collection, Mexico city, Mexico
- Rozemblum Collection Foundation, Buenos Aires, Argentina
- ICART Collection, Miami, USA
- Cisneros Foundation, New York/Venezuela
- Collection Charpenel, Guadalajara, Mexico
- Collection Luiz Augusto Teixeira da Freitas, Lisbon, Portugal
- Collection DKV, Valencia, Spain
- Collection Michael Lynne, New York, USA
- Boston Fidelity Investment Group, Boston, USA
- Collection Krauss, New York, USA
- Collection Levinas, Washington DC, USA
- Collection Pereira, Sao Paulo, Brazil
- Collection Inhotim, Brumadinho, Brazil
- Collection Deutsche Bank, Germany
- Colección FEMSA, Monterrey, Mex

awards

2015
- Residency at Fundación Casa Wabi, Puerto Escondido, Mexico

2014
- EFG Bank/Art Nexus Latin America Award

2013
- Hotel El Ganzo, San Jose del Cabo, Baja California Sur, Mexico

2004
- Residency at Ecole cantonal d’art du Valais, Switzerland

2003 - 2004
- Residency at Kunstwerke, Berlin

2001
- Residency at Camden Arts Centre, supported by the Andy Warhol Foundation

2000 - 2001
- Recipient of the Mexican Arts Council Grant for young artists FONCA

2000
- Residency at Braziers International workshop, Oxfordshire, England