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

Jose DÁVILA

education

19931998
- Studied Architecture at ITESO, Guadalajara, Mexico

1993
- Studied Sculpture at Academia de Bellas Artes, San Miguel de Allende, Mexico

solo shows

2019
- (Upcoming), Museo Amparo, Puebla, Mexico

2018
- (Upcoming), Franz Josef Kai, Vienna, Austria
- Not all those who wander are lost, Travesía Cuatro, Madrid, Spain
- Non tutti quelli che vagano sono persi, Museo del Novecento, Florence, Italy
- Somewhere Behind the Eyes, Saamlung Philara, Düsseldorf, Germany
- The Body Is Lost Outside, Nicolai Wallner, Copenhagen, Denmark
- Newton's Fault, Galerie König, Berlin, Germany
- Mecánica de lo Inestable, OMR, Mexico City, Mexico

2017
- Sense of Place, Los Angeles Nomadic Division (LAND) and Getty's Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA initaitve, Los Angeles, US
- Baltic Artists' Award 2017, Baltic Centre for Contmeporary Art, Gateshead, UK
- Conjunto escultórico Parque San Jacinto, Permanent public sculpture, Guadalajara, Mexico
- Every Blind Wondering Ends in a Circle, Blueproject Foundation, Barcelona, Spain
- Die Feder and der Elefant, Kunstalle Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany
- The Stone that the Builder Refused, König Galerie, Berlin, Germany

2016
- Transformer, curated by Marc Olivier, Comporta, Portugal
- Practical Structures, SCAD Museum of Art, Savannah, Savannah, US
- Stones don't move, Sean Kelly, New York, New York, US
- Jose Dávila: The Object and the Environment, Jumex Museum, Mexico City, Mexico
- The Elephant and the Feather, Marfa Contemporary, Marfa, US

2015
- The Contracted Position, Impronta, Guadalajara, Mexico
- A Line Written on Every Corner, Galleri Nicolai Wallner, Copenhagen, Denmark
- The Theory of the Additional Element, Intervention to Los Carpinteros' Studio, 12th La Havana Biennial, Cuba
- Tectonic Acts of Doubt and Desire, Galería Travesía Cuatro, Madrid, Spain

2014
- The Lightness of Weight, Sean Kelly, New York, New York, US
- Daylight Found Me With No Answer, Max Wigram Gallery, London, UK
- Recent Work, Espacio Monitor, Caracas, Venezuela
- State of Rest, OMR Gallery, Mexico City, Mexico

2013
- Das muss der Ort sein, Figge von Rosen Gallery, Germany
- Shadow as a Rumor, Max Wigram Gallery, London, UK

2012
- El juego de lo posible, Galería Travesía Cuatro, Madrid, Spain
- Elogio de la sombra, MAZ, Museo de Arte de Zapopan, Mexico

2011
-Promise of a Better World, Galeria Hotel Demetria, Guadalajara, Mexico
- Only the Shadow Knows, Galleria Gentili, Prato, Italy
- Nowhere Can Be Now Here, Figge von Rosen Gallery, Berlin, Germany

2010
- Continuos Space, MARCO, Museo de Arte Contemporanea, Vigo, Spain
- Ningún lugar puede ser aquí, Galería OMR, Mexico City, Mexico

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

2008
- Art Positions, Art Basel, Miami Beach, Florida, US
- Studies for Future Buildings, Renwick Gallery, New York, New York, US

2007
- Space after Space, Borgovico 33, Lake Como, Italy
- Hechizo, TBogota, Colombia
- x,y,z, MACO, Mexico City, Mexico

2006
- El mundo de ayer, El Eco Museo, Mexico City, Mexico
- The Illegal Architect, Galeria Studio Dabbeni, Lugano, Italy

2005
- Never on Sunday, Galería Travesía Cuatro, Madrid, Spain
- Nomad Platform, Casa de America, Madrid, Spain

2004
- Still Standing, Galería Enrique Guerrero, Mexico City, Mexico
- Untitled Elevation No. 2, Les Halles, ECAV, Valais, Switzerland

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

2001
- Temporality Is a Question of Survival, Camden Arts Centre, London, UK

group shows

2018
- Unstable Stillness, Perrotin, Hong Kong, China
- ACCROCHAGE, Michael Fuchs Galerie, Berlin, Germany
- Almost Solid Light: New Work from Mexico, Paul Kasmin Gallery, New York, US
- A Time between Ashes and Roses, International Fair, Tripoli, Lebanon
- Pensamiento Especulativo, Fundación Calosa, Irapuato, Mexico
- Common Currents, Hemisfair Park, San Antonio, Texas, US
- Acrópolis, Hotel Demetria, Guadalajara, Mexico
- Latinoamérica: Volver al Futuro, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Bueno Aires, Fundación Rubino, Bueno Aires, Argentina
- Edifice, complex, visionary, structure, Sean Kelly Gallery, New York, US 

2017
- Sin Título. Contemporary Mexican Art, Jonathan Ferrara Gallery, New Orleans, US
- Saber Acomodar (Know How), Museum of Contemporary Art, Denver, US
- Art of the New Millennium in Taguchi Collection, The Museum of Modern Art Gunma, Japan
- Perpetual Construction: A Dialogue with the House of Jean Prouvé III, CAB, Brussels, Belgium
- Lecturas de un Territorio Fracturado, Museo Amparo, Puebla, Mexico
- Selected, Sean Kelly Gallery, New York, US
- Taguchi Art Collection, The Museum of Modern Art Gunma, Japan
- Perspectives 2: Artists in the Berla Collection, MACT/CACT TIcino, Switzerland
- Sign o' the Times, Philipp von Rosen Gallery, Cologne, Germany
- The Queen Falls , OMR Gallery, Mexico City, Mexico
- Monumentos, anti-monumentos y nueva escultura pública, Museo de Arte de Zapopan, Mexico

2016
- Sol LeWitt: A Tribute, Museo de Arte de Zapopan, Mexico
- Frieze Sculpture Park, Regents Park, London, UK
- Full Moon, Museum Voorlinden, AG Wassenaar, the Netherlands
- Exhibitions are the best excuses, curated by Christian Jankowski, Michael Fuchs Galerie, Berlin, Germany
- Inside Out, Galleri Nicolai Wallner, Copenhagen, Denmark
- ¿Cómo te voy a Olvidar?, Perrotin, Paris, France
- Cher(es) ami (e)s, Centre Pompidou, Paris, France

2015
- I Was Once Lonelyness, Blain Southern Gallery, Berlin, Germany
- Bienal do Mercosul, Porto Alegre, Brazil
- Risk, Turner Contemporary, Kent, UK
- Colección Jumex, In Girum Imus Nocte et Consumimur Igni, Museo Jumex, Mexico
- Selección = Relación, Espacio Monitor, Caracas, Venezuela
- La Ciudad. Sus Afectos, MUCA Roma, Mexico City, Mexico
- Konkret mehr Rahm!, Kunsthalle Osnabrück, Germany
- Diane Van Deren, Galería Gabriela Mistral, Santiago, Chile
- Carambolages, Gallerie Vallois, Paris, France

2014
- Do Objeto Para o Mundo. Coleção INHOTIM, Palazo das Artes, Belo Horizonte, Brazil
- Testigo del siglo, MAZ Museo de Arte de Zapopan, Mexico
- Art & Me. Collection Mudam, Mudam Luxembourg, Luxembourg
- Limited Visibility, Contemporary Art Museum, Raleigh, US
- La persistencia de la geometría, MARCO Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Monterrey, Mexico
- Leviatán, Museo Raúl Anguiano, Guadalajara, Mexico
- The Theatre of the World, Museo Tamayo, Mexico City, Mexico

2013
- The Parergon and The Gutter, David Risley Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark
- Infra-Mince, Figge von Rosen Gallery, Berlin, Germany
- Weight and Measure, Sigfried Contemporary, London, UK
- Regrese mañana, MAZ, Museo de Arte de Zapopan, Mexico
- Trip and Traveling, Klaipeda Culture Communication Center, Klaipeda, Lithuania
- La persistencia de la geometría, MUAC Museo Universitario de Arte Contemporáneo, Mexico City, Mexico
- Bucareli Act, Bucareli 154, Mexico City, Mexico
- Salón Acme 1, Archipielago, Mexico City, Mexico
- Now Here is also Nowhere: Part II, Stroum Gallery, University of Washington, Seattle, US

2012
- Art Public, Art Basel Miami, Collins Park, Bass Museum, Miami, Florida, US
- Footnotes on Candida Höfer, OMR Gallery, Mexico City, Mexico
- New Meditations, Daniel Faria Gallery, Toronto, Canada
- Misrepresentation Mistake and Non-Disclosure, Rove Gallery, London, UK
- Rotary Connection, Casey Kaplan, New York, US
- 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, Vienna, Austria
- Everything Must Go, Casey Kaplan, New York, US
- Wir sind alle astronauten, MARTa Herford, Herford, Germany
- Atardecer ranchero, Travesía 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, US
- The White Cabinet, Fundación 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, Vienna, 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
- What's My Name?, HIST, Ghent, Belgium
- An Unruly History of the Readymade, Fundación JUMEX, Mexico 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 allá..., Centro de Arte Contemporáneo, Sevilla, 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, Edificio Mario Pani, 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, US
- Eco. Mexican Contemporary Art, Museo Reina Sofia, 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, the Netherlands

2003
- Cambio de Valores, Espai de Art Contemporani, Valencia, Spain
- Mexico’s Contemporary, Allbright College Art Gallery, Philadelphia, US
- In the Absence of Recombination, Bronx River Art Center, New York, US
- Salón Bancomer, Museo de Arte Moderno, Mexico City, Mexico
- Piel fría, Museo de Arte Carrillo Gil, Mexico City, Mexico
- Mex Attacks, Fundazione Prometeo, Lucca, Italy
- Jetset, Museum of Installation, London, UK
- The Translator Notes, Cafe Gallery Projects, London, UK

2002
- Fatamorgana, Zero, Milan, Italy
- Interplay, The Moore Space, Miami, US
- Anonymous, Centro de Arte Santa Monica, Barcelona, Spain
- Panorama emergente, III Bienal Iberoamericana de Arquitectura, Chile
- Mexico City: An Exhibition About the Exchange Rate of Bodies and Values, MoMA PS1, New York, US 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 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, Centro de Arte.com, Madrid, Spain

2000
- Demonstration Room: Ideal House, Apex Art, New York, US
- Open Studio, Braziers Workshop, Oxfordshire, UK
- A Piece of the Action, Galeria Emma Molina, Monterrey, Mexico
- 2nd Intl. Sound Art Festival, Casa-Estudio Diego Rivera, Mexico City, Mexico
- Jet Propelled, Museo de las Artes, Guadalajara, Mexico

1999
- Un-natural Science, 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, Guadalajara, Mexico
- Incidental, Torre Guadalajara, Expoarte98, Guadalajara, Mexico
- Domestic, Mar Egeo #1237, Guadalajara, Mexico

1996
- One Hundred Years of Cinema, Universidad de Guadalajara, Guadalajara, Mexico

public collections

- Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France
- Museo Nacional De Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid, Spain
- Inhotim Collection, Brumadinho, Brazil
- Stifung für die Hamburger Kunstsammlungen, Hamburg, Germany
- Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary, Vienna, Austria
- Allbright Knox Museum, Buffalo, New York, US
- Marciano Art Foundation, Los Angeles, US
- MUDAM, Museum of Modern Art, Luxembourg
- Museum Voorlinden, Wassenaar, the Netherlands
- Museum Frieder Burda, Baden-Baden, Germany
- Boston Museum of Fine Art, US
- Colección JUMEX, Mexico City, Mexico
- Biedermann Museum, Donaueschingen, Germany
- Museo Amparo, Puebla, Mexico
- MUAC, Museo Universitario De Arte Contemporáneo, Mexico City, Mexico
- Comunidad De Madrid, Madrid, Spain
- Fundación La Caixa, Madrid, Spain
- The Frank-Suss Collection, UK, US, Hong Kong
- Zabludowicz Collection, London, UK
- Pérez Art Museum Miami, US
- AXA Art Collection, Mexico
- UBS Art Collection, Zurich, Switzerland
- MALBA, Buenos Aires Museum of Latin American Art, Argentina
- Coppel Collection, Mexico City, Mexico
- Rozemblum Collection Foundation, Buenos Aires, Argentina
- ICART Collection, Miami, US
- Cisneros Foundation, New York, US and Venezuela
- Collection Charpenel, Guadalajara, Mexico
- Collection Luiz Augusto Teixeira da Freitas, Lisbon, Portugal
- Collection DKV, Valencia, Spain
- Collection Michael Lynne, New York, US
- Boston Fidelity Investment Group, Boston, US
- Collection Krauss, New York, US
- Collection Levinas, Washington DC, US
- Collection Pereira, Sao Paulo, Brazil
- Collection Deutsche Bank, Germany
- Colección FEMSA, Monterrey, Mexico

awards

2017
- BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art's new annual
Artists’ Award

2015
- Residency at Fundación Casa Wabi, Puerto Escondido, Mexico
- INH Contemporary Art Collection Award

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