BIOGRAPHY
Born 1974 in Guadalajara, Mexico
Lives and works in Mexico
EDUCATION
1993 – 1998
Study of Architecture, Architecture School ITESO, Guadalajara, Mexico
1993
Study of Sculpture, Fine Arts Academy, San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
AWARDS
2015
INH Contemporary Art Collection Award
EFG-ArtNexus Latin American Art Award
2011 – 2014
Sistema Nacional de Creadores de Arte, Mexico
2004
Residency at Ecole cantonal d'art du Valais, Switzerland
Residency at Camden Arts Centre, London, UK
2003 – 2004
Artist-in-Residence Programm, Kunst-Werke, Berlin, Germany
2001
Residency at Braziers International workshop, Oxfordshire, UK
2000 – 2001
Recipient of the Mexican Arts Council Grant for young artists FONCA, Mexico
COLLECTIONS
Allbright Knox Museum, New York, USA
ArtNexus, Miami, USA
AXA Art Collection, Mexico
Biedermann Museum, Donaueschingen, Germany
Boston Fidelity Investment Group, Boston, USA
Boston Museum of Fine Art, USA
Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France
Colección Coppel, Mexico
Colección Charpenel, Mexico
Colección DKV, Valencia, Spain
Colección FEMSA, Mexico
Colección Fundación Rozemblum, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Colección JUMEX, Ciudad de México, Mexico
Collection Tishman Speyer, New York, USA
Comunidad de Madrid, Madrid, Spain
Deutsche Bank Collection, Germany
DZ Bank Art Collection, Frankfurt, Germany
Estrellita B. Brodsky, New York, USA
Fundación La Caixa, Madrid, Spain
Fundación Televisa, Mexico
ICART Collection, Miami, USA
Inhotim Collection, Brumadinho, Brazil
Krauss Collection, New York, USA
LARA (Latin America Roaming Art), Asiaciti Trust Group, Singapore, SG BIBLIOGRAPHY
Levinas Collection, Washington, USA
Luiz Augusto Teixeira da Freitas Collection, Lisboa, Portugal
Marciano Art Collection, Los Angeles, USA
Michael Lynne Collection, New York, USA
MUAC, Museo Universitario de Arte Contemporáneo, Ciudad de México, Mexico
MUDAM, Museo de Arte Moderno de Luxembourg
Museo Amparo, Puebla, Mexico
Museo Nacional de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid, Spain
Museum Voorlinden, Wassenaar, Netherlands
Pereira Collection, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Pérez Art Museum Miami, USA
Petitgas Collection, London, UK
Renee and Mark Rockefeller Collection, New York, USA
Susana & Ricardo Steinbruch Art Collection, London, UK
The Franks-Suss Collection London, New York, Hong Kong
Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary, Vienna, Austria
UBS Art Collection, Zurich, Switzerland
Zabludowicz Collection, London, UK
UPCOMING
2019
Konkrete Gegenwart, Museum Haus Konstruktiv, Zurich, Switzerland (group)
SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2018
Travesia Cuatro, Madrid, Spain
Gallery Nicolai Wallner, Copenhagen, Denmark
Sammlung Philara, Düsseldorf, Germany
Travesia Cuatro, Madrid, Spain
OMR Gallery, Mexico City, Mexico
Newton´s Fault, KÖNIG GALERIE, Berlin, Germany
2017
Sense of Place, Los Angeles Nomadic Division (LAND) and Getty’s Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA initiative, Los Angeles, USA
Every blind Wondering ends in a circle, Blue Project Foundation, Barcelona, Spain
Philipp von Rosen Gallery, Cologne, Germany
Uncharted Territory, Kunsthalle Hamburg, Germany
The Stone that the Builder Refused, KÖNIG GALERIE | Dessauer Straße , Berlin, Germany
2016
Public Sculpture Project, Curated by Marc Olivier, Comporta, Portugal
Practical Structures, SCAD Museum of Art, Savannah, USA
Colección Jumex: In Focus Jose Dávila: The Object and the Environment, Jumex Museum, Mexico City, Mexico
The Elephant and the Feather, Marfa Contemporary, Marfa, USA
2015
The Contracted Position, Impronta, Guadalajara, Mexico
The Theory of the Additional Element, Intervention to Los Carpinteros’ Studio, 12th La Havana Biennial, Cuba
There’s a Line Written on Every Corner, Galleri Nicolai Wallner, Copenhagen, Denmark
Tectonic Acts of Desire and Doubt, Galería Travesía Cuatro, Madrid, Spain
2014
The Lightness of Weight, Sean Kelly Gallery, New York, USA
Daylight Found Me With No Answer, Max Wigram Gallery, London, UK
Recent Work, Espacio Monitor, Caracas, Venezuela
State of Rest, Galería OMR, Mexico City, Mexico
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 Travesia Cuatro, Madrid, Spain
Elogio de la sombra, AZ, Museo de Arte de Zapopan, Mexico
2011
Promise of a Better World, Galería Hotel Demetria, Guadalajara, Mexico
Only the Shadow Knows, Galleria Gentili, Prato, Italy
Nowhere Can Be Now Here, Figge Von Rosen Gallery, Berlin, Germany
2010
Continous Space, ARCO, Museo de Arte Contemporanea, Vigo, Spain
Ningún lugar puede ser aquí, Galería OMR, Mexico City, Mexico
2009
The Sierpinski Variable, loomberg Space, London, UK
2 + 2 = 5, Galería Travesia Cuatro, Madrid, Spain
2008
Studies for Future Buildings, Renwick Gallery, New York, USA
Art Positions, Art Basel, Miami Beach, USA
2007
Space after Space, orgovico 33, Como, Italy
Hechiso, Valenzuela & Klenner, Bogota, Columbia
x,y,z, MACO, Mexico City, Mexico
2006
El mundo de ayer, l Eco Museo, Mexico City, MX
The Illegal Architect, Galeria Studio Dabbeni, Lugano, Italy
2005
Nomad Platform, Casa de America, Madrid, Spain
Never on Sunday, Galería Travesía Cuatro, Madrid, Spain
2004
Untitled Elevation No. 2, Les Halles, ECAV, Valais, Switzerland
Still Standing, Galería Enrique Guerrero, Mexico City, Mexico
2002
Erasing Memory, Galería Enrique Guerrero, Mexico City, Mexico
2001
Temporality Is a Question of Survival, Camden Arts Centre, London, UK
GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2017
Perpetual Construction: A Dialogue with the House of Jean Prouvé III, CAB Art Center, Brussels, Belgium
Saber Acomodar, The Museum of Contemporary Art Denver, Denver Colorado, USA
Latin American Artists in the Marciano Collection, The Marciano Collection, Los Angeles, USA
The Art Show, Art of the New Millenium in Taguchi Art Collection, The Museum of Modern Art Gunma, Gunma, Japan
Monumentos, anti-monumentos y nueva escultura pública, Museo de Arte de Zapopan, Zapopan, Mexico
Sign o’ the Times – Jose Dávila, Nic Hess, Arcangelo Sassolino, Philipp von Rosen Galerie, Cologne, Germany
The Queen Falls, Galería OMR, Mexico City, Mexico
2016
Sol LeWitt: A Tribute, Gemeentemuseum, Den Haag, Netherlands
Frieze Sculpture Park, Regents Park, London, UK
Full Moon, Museum Voorlinden, AG Wassenaar, Netherlands
Latin America Calling, Häusler Contemporary, Zürich, Switzerland
Exhibitions are the best excuses, A show curated by Christian Jankowski at Michael Fuchs Galerie, Berlin, Germany
Inside Out, Galleri Nicolai Wallner, Copenhagen, Denmark
¿Cómo te voy a olvidar?, Galerie Perrotin, Paris, France
Cher(e)s 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, MX
et Consumimur Igni Selección = Relación, Espacio Monitor, Caracas, Venezuela
La Ciudad. Sus Afectos, MUCA Roma, Mexico City, Mexico
Konkret mehr Raum!, 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
Limited Visibility, Contemporary Art Museum, Raleigh, USA
La persistencia de la geometría, MARCO Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Monterrey, Mexico
Leviatán, Museo Raúl Anguiano, Guadalajara, Mexico
The Theater 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, 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, USA
2012
Art Public, Art Basel Miami, Collins Park, Bass Museum, Miami, USA
Footnotes on Candida Höfer, Galería OMR, 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, USA
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
Wir sind alle astronauten, MARTa Herford, Herford, Germany
Atardecer ranchero, Galería 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, USA
Transurbaniac, University Art Gallery, UC, San Diego, USA
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, USA
Zwischenzonen, MUMOK, Vienna, Austria
Prethunderdome, White Flags Project, St. Louis, USA
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, Lisboa, Portugal
2nd Poligraphic, Triennial of San Juan, Puerto Rico
2008
Possession, 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 Travesia 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, Prague, Czech Republic
Misunderstandings, GAM, Mexico City, Mexico
Farsites: Urban Symptoms, San Diego Museum of Art, San Diego, USA
Eco. Mexican Contemporary Art, Museo Reina Sofia, Madrid, Spain
2004
So Far so Close, America’s Society Art Gallery, New York, USA
Gridlock: Cities, Structures, Spaces, Govett-Brewster Art Gallery, New Zealand
Construction pour une deconstruction, Galerie Valerie Cueto, Paris, France
24/7 Projects Retrospective, The Bakery / Annet Gelink, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Light and Atmosphere, Miami Art Museum, USA
2003
Cambio de Valores, Espai de Art Contemporani, Valencia, Spain
Mexico’s Contemporary, Allbright College Art Gallery, Philadelphia, USA
In the Absence of Recombination, Bronx River Art Center, New York, USA
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, USA
Anonymous, Centro de Arte Santa Monica, Barcelona, Spain
Panorama emergente, III Bienal Iberoamericana de Arquitectura, Chile
Mexico City: An Exhibition About the Exchange Rates of Bodies and Values, MoMA PS1, New York, USA
Mexiko City, Kunstwerke, Berlin, Germany
Puerto Rico Biennale 02, San Juan, Puerto Rico
Sauvage, La Panadería, Mexico City, Mexico
Leisure Theory, Fundación JUMEX, Mexico 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
Demostration Room: Ideal House, Apex Art, New York, USA
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, 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