JOSE DÁVILA

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

Education

1993 – 1998 Architecture School ITESO University, Guadalajara, Mexico
1993 Sculpture Fine arts Academy of San Miguel de Allende, Mexico

 

Solo exhibitions (selected)

2019 Museo Amparo, Puebla, Mexico (upcoming)
König Galerie, Berlin, Germany (upcoming)
Sueño autosuficiente, Museo Universitario del Chompo, Mexico City, Mexico
2018 Sammlung Philara, Düsseldorf, Germany
Common Currents, Hemisfair Park, San Antonio, Texas, USA
A Simple Rule To Remember, Franz Josefs Kai 3, Vienna, Austria
Museo del Novecento, Florence, Italy
Travesia Cuatro, Madrid, Spain
Hotel Demetria, Guadalajara, Mexico
The Body is Lost Outside, Galleri Nicolai Wallner, Copenhagen Denmark
Mecánica de lo Inestable, OMR, Mexico City, Mexico
Newton’s Fault, König Galerie, Berlin, Germany
2017 Sense of Place, Los Angeles Nomadic Division (LAND) and Getty’s Pacific, Los Angeles, USA
Every Blind Wondering Ends in a Circle, Il Salotto, Blue Project Foundation, Barcelona, Spain
The stone that the builder refused, König Galerie, Berlin, Germany
Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead, UK
Neuland: Jose Dávila, Hamburger Kunsthalle, Hamburg, Germany
2016 Jose Dávila: El Objeto y El Entorno, Museo Jumex, Mexico City, Mexico
Practical Structures, SCAD Museum of Art, Savannah, USA
Stones Don’t Move, Sean Kelly Gallery, New York, USA
The Elephant and the Feather, Marfa Contemporary, Marfa, USA
2015 A line is written on every corner, Galleri Nicolai Wallner, Copenhagen, Denmark
Actos tectónicos de duda y deseo, Galería Travesía Cuatro, Madrid, Spain
Bienal do Mercosul, Porto Alegre, Brazil
Jose Dávila, SCAD Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, Georgia, USA
The contracted Position, Impronta, Guadalajara, Mexico
The Theory of the Addictional Element: Intervención al estudio de Los Carpinteros, Proyecto paralelo a la 12th Bienal de La Habana, La Habana, Cuba
2014 Daylight found me with no answer, Max Wigram Gallery, London, UK
Obra Reciente, Espacio Monitor, Caracas, Venezuela
State of Rest, OMR Gallery, Mexico City, Mexico
The Lightness of Weight, Sean Kelly Gallery, New York, USA
2013 Shadow as a rumor, Max Wigram Gallery, London, UK
This Must Be the Place, Figge von Rosen Gallery, Cologne, Germany
2012 Praise to the shadow, MAZ, Zapopan museum of art, Guadalajara, Mexico
The play game of possible, Travesía Cuatro Galería, Madrid, Spain
2011 Nowhere Can Be Now Here, Figge von Rosen Gallery, Berlin, Germany
Only the Shadow Knows, Galleria Gentili, Prato, Italy
Promise of a Better World, Galleria Hotel Demetria, Guadalajara, Mexico
2010 Continuous Space V. Jose Dávila, MARCO Museo de Arte Contemporánea de Vigo, Vigo, Spain
Ningun donde puede ser aqui, OMR Galería, Mexico city, Mexico
Your ligth will shine when all else fades,  Abarrotera Mexicana, Guadalajara, Mexico
2009 2 + 2 = 5, Travesía Cuatro Galería, Madrid, Spain
The Sierpinski Variable, Bloomberg Space, London, UK
2008 Art Positions, Art Basel, Miami Beach, Florida, USA
Studies for future buildings, Renwick Gallery, New York, USA
2007 Hechiso, Valenzuela & Klenner, Bogota, Colombia
Space after space, Borgovico 33, Lake Como, Italy
x,y,z, MACO, Mexico city, Mexico
2006 José Davila, Galerie Valérie Cueto, Paris, France
The Illegal architect, Galeria Studio Dabbeni, Lugano, Italy
The world of yesterday, El Eco Museum, Mexico City, Mexico
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, UK

 

Group exhibitions (selected)

2019 Summer Show, Galleri Nicolai Wallner, Copenhagen, Denmark
Walking Through Walls, Martin Gropius Bau, Berlin, Germany (upcoming)
The Sound of Silence (curated by René-Julien Praz), Praz-Delavallade, Los Angeles, USA
Escenario Liquido, 13 Bienal de la Habana, Havana, Cuba
Connections to the World, G2 Kunsthalle, Leipzig, Germany
Concrete Contemporary: Now is Also a Little of Yesterday and Tomorrow, Museum Haus Konstruktiv, Zurich, Switzerland
I Would Love Just One Flower, I Don’t Need the Whole Bouquet, Galleri Nicolai Wallner, Copenhagen, Denmark (upcoming)
Frieze Sculpture, Rockefeller Center, New York, USA
Artistes à la Une: Togeth’HER, Monnaie de Paris, Paris, France
Zero Point of Orientation. Photography as Orientation in the Room, DZ Bank Kunstsammlung, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
There Will Never Be a Door. You Are Inside, Sala de arte Santander, Madrid, Spain
Negative Space, ZMK Zentrum für Kunst und Medien, Karlsruhe, Germany
Latinoámerica en las colecciones CA2M y Fundación ARCO, Sala Alcalá 31, Madrid, Spain
2018 The Artist is Present, YUZ Museum, Shanghai, China
Cycles of Collapsing Progress, BEMA Beirut Museum of Art, Beirut, Lebanon
Almost Solid Light: New Work From Mexico, Paul Gasmin Gallery, New York, USA
There Is A Lot of Past To Go. Oroi, Artium Basque Museum-center of Contemporary Art, Araba, Spain
Latinoamérica: Volver al Futuro, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Buenos Aires, Fundarción Rubino, Buenos Aires, Argentina
A Balancing Art, Kunsthal KAde, Amersfoort, The Netherlands
Common Currents, Hemisfair Park, San Antonio, USA
Edifice, Complex, Visionary, Sculpture, Sean Kelly Gallery, New York, USA
Saber Acomodar, Instituto Cultural Cabaña, Guadalajara, Mexico
Acropolis, Hotel Demetria, Guadalajara, Mexico
Pensamiento Especulativo, Fundación Calosa, Ejido Irapuato, Mexico
Sheet Steel, KANAL Centre Pompidou, Brussels, belgium
Unstable Stillness, Galerie Perrotin, Hong Kong
2017 Latin American Artist in the Marciano Collection, The Marciano Art Foundation, Los Angeles, USA
Saber Acomodar. Art and Workshop of Jalisco 1915-Now, The Museum of Contemporary Art Denver, Denver, USA
THE ART SHOW – Art of the new Millennium in Taguchi Art Collection, The Museum of Modern Art Gunma, Gunma, Japan
PERPETUAL CONSTRUCTION: A Dialogue with the House of Jean Prouvé III, CAB Art Center, Brussels, Belgium
Lecturas de un Territorio Fracturado, Museo Amparo, Pue., Mexico
JUMP, Galleri Nicolai Wallner, Copenhagen, Denmark
Philipp von Rosen Galerie, Cologne, Germany
The Queen Falls, Galeria OMR, Mexico City, Mexico
Monumentos, anti-monumentos y nueva escultura pública, Museo de Arte de Zapopan, Zapopan, Mexico
2016 CHER(E)S AMI(E)S: New presentation of the contemporary collections. Tribute to donors, Centre Pompidou, Paris, France
¿CÓMO TE VOY A OLVIDAR? curated by Anissa Touati and Peggy Lebœuf, Galerie Perrotin, Paris, France
Full Moon, Voorlinden Museum, Wassenaar, Netherlands
INSIDE OUT, Galleri Nicolai Wallner, Copenhagen, Denmark
Tribute to Sol Lewitt, The Gemeentemuseum Den Haag, HV Den Haag, Netherlands
2015 Carambolages, Gallerie Vallois, Paris, France
Collección Jumex: Ingirum imus nocte et consumimur igni, Museo Jumex, Mexico City, Mexico
Diane Van Deren, Galería Gabriela Mistral, Santiago, Chile
Ejercicios De Traslado: Colecciones 9915, CAA – Centro de Arte Alcobendas, Madrid, Spain
En Tránsito, Travesía Cuatro, Guadalajara, Mexico
I was once lonelyness, Blain Southern, Berlin, Germany
Konkret mehr Rahm!, Kunsthalle Osnabrück, Felix-Nussbaum-Hauses, and the Kulturgeschichtlichen Museums, Osnabrück, Germany
La Ciudad. Sus Afectos, MUCA Roma, Mexico City, Mexico
Risk, Turner Contemporary, Kent, UK
Selección = Relación, Espacio Monitor, Caracas, Venezuela
2014 Art & Me, MUDAM – Musee D’art Moderne, Luxembourg
Do Objeto Para o Mundo. Coleção INHOTIM, Palácio das Artes, Belo Horizonte, Brazil
El Teatro del Mundo, Museo Tamayo, Mexico City, Mexico
Limited Visibility, Contemporary Art Museum, Raleigh, Raleigh, USA
Testigo del siglo, MAZ Museo de Arte de Zapopan, Guadalajara, Mexico
2013 Bucareli Act, Bucareli Street 154, Mexico City, Mexico
Exposición Inaugural, Travesia Cuatro, Guadalajara, Mexico
Infra-Mince, Figge von Rosen Galerie Berlin, Berlin, Germany
La persistencia de la geometría, Ciudad Universitaria, Mexico City, Mexico
Now Here is also Nowhere: Part II, Stroum Gallery, University of Washington, Seattle, USA
Opinione Latina |1, Francesca Minini, Milan, Italy
Salón Acme, Mexico City, Mexico
Summer Show, Travesia Cuatro, Madrid, Spain
The Parergon and The Gutter, David Risley Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark
Trip and Traveling – Introduction, KCCC – Klaipeda Culture Communication Center, Klaip?da, Lithuania
2012 Footnotes on Candida Höfer, OMR, Mexico City, Mexico
Houses, Rolla Foundation, Bruzella, Switzerland
Misrepresentation Mistake and Non-Disclosure, Rove Gallery, London, UK
New Meditations, Daniel Faria Gallery, Toronto, Canada
Rotary Connection, Casey Kaplan Gallery, New York City, USA
Ugly, Dirty and Bad, Espacio M, Mexico City, Mexico
Wir Sind Alle Astronauten – Universum Buckminster Fuller, Zeppelin Museum, Friedrichshafen, Germany
2011 Atardecer ranchero, Travesia Cuatro, Madrid, Spain
Customary Beuaty, Mor Charpentier, Paris, France
En Obras. Coleção Teixeira De Freitas., TEA Tenerife Espacio de las Artes, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain
Erschaute bauten, MAK – Museum für angewandte Kunst, Vienna, Austria
Everything Must Go, Casey Kaplan, New York, USA
Now: Obras de la Colección Jumex, Instituto Cultural Cabañas, Guadalajara, Mexico
The persistence of geometry, Caixa Forum, Madrid, Spain
The space between now and then, Espacio 52, Mexico City, Mexico
Transurbaniac, Ciudad Universitaria, Mexico City, Mexico
Wir sind alle astronauten, MARTa Herford, Herford, Germany
2010 30th Anniversary, Display 2, Studio Dabbeni, Lugano, Italy
Constante: La Nueva Babilonia, Museo de Arte de Zapopan, Guadalajara, Mexico
Conversations II, Travesia Cuatro, Madrid, Spain
Kirkergaard’s walk, Galeria Marilia Razuk, Sao Paulo, Brazil
The architecture of Tatiana Bilbao, Mexican cultural institute, San Antonio, Texas, USA
The white cabinet, Fundación colección JUMEX, Mexico City, Mexico
Transurbaniac, University Art Gallery, UC, San Diego, California, USA
2009 2nd Poligraphic, Triennial of San Juan, Puerto Rico
Desenhos (Drawings): A – Z, Museu da Cidade, Lisbon, Portugal
Getting nowhere, Galeria Gentili, Florence, Italy
Hecho en casa, Museo de Arte Moderno, Mexico City, Mexico
La nada y el ser, Fundación Jumex, Mexico City, Mexico
Panorama. Foreigners everywhere, Museu do Arte Moderna, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Prethunderdome, White flags project, St. Louis, USA
This is not an invitation, it’s a presentation, Abarrotera Mexicana, Guadalajara, Mexico
Where do we go from here?, Bass Museum of Art, Miami, USA
Zwischenzonen, MUMOK, Vienna, Austria
2008 An Unruly History of the Readymade, Fundación colección JUMEX, México City, Mexico
Building, dwelling, thinking. Survey of contemporary art & architectura, IVAM – Institut Valencià d’Art Modern, Valencia, Spain
Hasta el infinito y mas alla…, CAC, Sevilla, Spain
Megastructures Reloaded, Mint, Berlin, Germany
Per adesso noi siamo qua, Villa Romana, Florence, Italy
Posession, PETRa, Mexico City, Mexico
Whats my name?, HIST, Ghent, Belgium
2007 Conversations, Galería Travesía Cuatro, Madrid, Spain
The hyper-realism of simulation, Estudio J.C. Orozco, Guadalajara, Mexico
Yaq, La planta, Guadalajara, Mexico
2006 Deshecho, Casa del Lago, Mexico City, Mexico
El mundo de ayer, Museo Experimental El Eco, Mexico City, Mexico
Masters and Johnson, Charro Negro, Guadalajara, Mexico
Rio Balsas, Mario Pani building, Mexico City, Mexico
The People’s choice, Isola Art Center, Milan, Italy
2005 Acción Directa – Latin American Social Sphere, Prague Biennale 2, Czech Republic
Domicile, Muse d’art moderne, Saint Etienne, France
Eco. Mexican contemporary art, Reina Sofia Museum, Madrid, Spain
Farsites: urban symptoms, San Diego Museum of Art, San Diego, California, USA
Mexico Attacks!, Centro Nacional de la Cultura, San José, USA
Misunderstandings, GAM, Mexico City, Mexico
2004 24/7 Projects retrospective, The bakery / Annet Gelink, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Construction por une deconstruction, Galerie Valerie Cueto, Paris, France
Gridlock: cities, structures, spaces, Govett-Brewster Art Gallery, New Zealand
Light and atmosphere, Miami Art Museum, Miami, Florida
So far so close, America’s Society Art Gallery, New York, USA
2003 Cambio de Valores, Espai de Art contemporani, Castello, Valencia, Spain
In the absence of recombination, Bronx River Art Center, New York, USA
Jetset, Museum of installation, London, UK
Mex attacks, Fundazione Prometeo, Lucca, Italy
Mexico’s contemporary, Allbright College Art Gallery, Pennsylvania, USA
Piel fria, Museo de Arte Carrillo Gil, Mexico City, Mexico
Salón Bancomer, Museo de Arte Moderno, Mexico City, Mexico
The translator notes, Cafe Gallery Projects, London, UK
2002 Anonimous, Centro de arte Santa Monica, Barcelona, Spain
Fatamorgana, Zero, Milan, Italy
Home, Dress and Supplies, Plaza Carlos Pacheco, Mexico City, Mexico
Interplay, The Moore Space, Miami and MA Puerto Rico
Leisure Theory, Fundación colección JUMEX, Mexico City, Mexico
Mexico City: An Exhibition About the exchange rate of bodies and values, PS1, New York,USA and Kunstwerke, Berlin, Germany
Panorama Emergente, III Iberoamerican Architecture Biennale, Chile
Puerto Rico Biennale 02, San Juan, Puerto Rico
Sauvage, La Panadería, Mexico City, Mexico
2001 Asamblee, Centre Culturel du Mexique, Paris, France
Recreo, Galería Enrique Guerrero, Mexico City, Mexico
The Vanishing City, Programa Art Center, 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 2nd Intl. Sound Art Festival, House-studio Diego Rivera, Mexico City, Mexico
A piece of the action, Galería Emma Molina, Monterrey, Mexico
Demonstration Room, Apex Art, New York. NICC, Antwerp, Belgium
Jet Propelled, Museo de las artes, Guadalajara, Mexico
Open Studio, Braziers workshop, Oxfordshire, UK
The Ideal House, Museo Alejandro Otero, Caracas, Venezuela
1999 An object of Morphology, Cineteca del estado, Monterrey, Mexico
Incidental Television, Televicentro, Guadalajara, Mexico
Look Look…, Espacio 16/16, Guadalajara, Mexico
Searching for an unconquered place, Museo Ex-Teresa Arte Actual, Mexico City, Mexico
Un-natural science, Museo Ex-Teresa Arte Actual, Mexico City, Mexico
1998 Domestic, Mar Egeo #1237, Guadalajara, Mexico
Incidental Photography, Public Squash Courts, 7, 8 y 9, Guadalajara, Mexico
Incidental, Torre Guadalajara, Expoarte 98. Guadalajara, Mexico
1996 One hundred years of cinema, University of Guadalajara, Guadalajara, Mexico

 

Publications (selected)

2015 Daylight Found Me with No Answer, This Side Up, Madrid, Spain
2014 Contemporary Art Mexico, Hossein Amirsadeghi, TransGlobe Publishing, London, UK
Shooting Space. Architecture in Contemporary Photography, Elias Redstone, Phaidon, London, UK
The Theatre of the World, Museo Tamayo, Mexico City, Mexico
2013 There But Not, powerHouse Books, New York, USA
Cutouts, Jose Dávila, Max Wigram Gallery, London, UK
2011 Now, Fundación/Colección JUMEX, Guadalajara, Mexico
Wir sind alle Astronauten, Universum Richard Buckminster Fuller im Spiegel Zeitgenössischer Kunst, edited by Marta Herford, Kerber Verlag, Bielefeld, Germany
2010 Puntos de encontro,“The Museum as Ruin”, Montserrat Albores, Museo de Arte Contemporánea de Vigo, Spain
2009 MAMÕYGUARA OPÁ MAMÕ PUPÉ, 31º Panorama de Arte Brasileira, Museu de Arte Moderna de Sao Paulo, Brazil
2008 Direct Architecture, Marco Scotini and Cristián Silva, The End + BV33, Como, Italy
Megastructures-Reloaded, Markus Richter, Sabrina van der Lay, Hatje Cantz, Berlin, Germany
2007 100 Latin American Artists, EXIT, Madrid, Spain
2006 Artes plásticas en Casa de América, Ateneo romano, Madrid, Spain
2005 II Prague Biennale, Marco Scotini, Prague, Czech Republic
Domicile privé/public, Lóránd Heygi, Somogy éditions d’Art, Saint-Etienne, France
Eco, Kevin Power, Osvaldo Sánchez, CONACULTA, Museo Nacional Reina Sofia, Madrid, Spain
2004 Frieze Art Fair Yearbook 2004-5, Frieze publications, London, UK
Installation Art in the New Millennium, Nicolas de Oliveira, Nicola Oxley and Michael Petry, Thames & Hudson, London, UK
2003 Cambio de valores, ARCO Collection, EACC, Castello, Spain, Madrid
Piel fría, Museo de Arte Carrillo Gil, Mexico City, Mexico
Mexico Attacks!, Teresa Marcri, Associazione Prometeo per L’Arte Contemporanea, Lucca, Italy
Cream 3, Ruben Gallo, Phaidon, London, UK
2002 PR02 Bienal de Puerto Rico, San Juan, Puerto Rico
Interplay, Moore Space, Miami, USA
Mexico City: An Exhibition about the Exchange Rates of Bodies and Values, Klaus Biesenbach, Patricia Martín, MoMA PS1 – Kunstwerke, New York, USA
2001 Temporality Is a Question of Survival, Sacha Craddock, Ruben Gallo, Jose Dávila, Camden Arts Centre, London, UK

 

Articles

2018 “Perderse para encontrarse”, Ángela Molina, El País, September 18, 2018
2017 “Artist Jose Dávila Plans a Portrait of LA by Sending Out Blank Sculptures and Waiting for the Graffiti to Arrive”, Julia Halperin, Artnet, September 14, 2017
“See What the Top 200 Collectors Bought in the Past Year”, ARTnews, September 11, 2017
“Guadalajara Artist Jose Dávila moves around LA, Hollywood Squares”, Gerardo Lammers, Artillery, September 5, 2017
“HECHO EN MEXICO, MADE FOR LA”, Michael Slenske, LALA Magazine, Fall issue, 2017
2016 “The Delacroix Masterpiece That Unites Picasso, Lichtenstein and Jose Dávila”, Editorial, Artsy, October 17, 2016
“Danger and Elegance Converge in New Sculptures by Jose Dávila”, Editorial, Artsy, July 28, 2016
2015 “A line is written on every corner – Jose Dávila interview”, Kathrine Borlit, Kopenhagen Magasin, October 9, 2015
“50 Must-See Fall Exhibitions”, Editorial, Artsy, August 25, 2015
“Diane Van Deren: Artistas mexicanos y chilenos en la GGM”, Artishock, June 17, 2015
“Ocho artistas chilenos y mexicanos se congregan en Galería Garbriela Mistral”, Diario U Chile, May 25, 2015
“Mexicano presenta exposición ‘actos tectónicos de duda y deseo’ en España”, La Razón/Notimex, La Razón, May 27, 2015
“Jose Dávila (MEXICO) Dialogue Between Emptiness and Fullness”, Miguel Miguel, The Latin American Art Journal, April 15, 2015
“Jose Dávila’s ’Actos tectónicos de duda y deseo’”, Pablo Martinez, Art Agenda, April 13, 2015
“Jose Dávila primitivismo y modernidad”, Elena Vozmediano, El Cultural, March 2015
“Space Memory – Jose Dávila”, Francesco Spampinato, VOGUE, March 2015
“Obra del mexicano Jose Dávila, reconocida en Arco Madrid”, Uknown author, Pulso Diario de San Luis, February 28, 2015
“Jose Dávila. Dreaming of tension of matter”, José Juan Barba, Metalocus, February 27, 2015
“Mexicano crea dibujos en el aire con nueva exposición en España”, Unknown author, Notimex México, February 26, 2015
“Premian reto mexicano a la gravedad”, Luiz Méndez, Reforma, Madrid, February 26, 2015
“Travesia Cuatro to host Jose Dávila exhibition”, Unknown author, Art Media Agency, February 25, 2015
“Jose Dávila on the Poetry of Precarious Balances”, Andrew M. Goldstein, Artspace, February 5, 2015
“Jose Dávila, equilibrio de fuerzas”, Unknown author, hoyesarte.com, February 2015
“10 Mexican Artist to Watch in 2015”, Rodrigo Campuzano, ARTslant, January 12, 2015
“El mexicano Jose Dávila gana el Premio de Arte Latinoamericano EFG-ArtNexus”, Unknown author, Arteinformado, January 20, 2015
2014 Untitled, Mousse Publishing, London, October 2014
“Jose Dávila’s Glossy New Sculpture Play With Architectural Forms”, Michael Sienske, Architectural Digest, February 7, 2014
“Jose Dávila: The Stranger, The Stranger and The Stranger”, Unknown Author, NOWNESS, May 18, 2014
“Jose Dávila moldea y retrata formas del espacio urbano”, Jessica Morón, El Universal, May 17, 2014
“Un Diálogo Entre El Arte Y La Arquitectura – Jose Dávila”, Ricardo Porrero, Código, April-May, 2014
“State of Rest: Galeria OMR in Mexico City presents the work of artist Jose Dávila”, Geovana Ibarra, Artdaily, April 2014
“Muestran los vínculos de la arquitectura con la teatralidad”, 2014
2013 “Jose Dávila Cuts-out Landmark Architecture and Sculpture”, Nina Azzarello, designboom.com, December 6, 2013
“Jose Dávila”, Max Wigram, Flash Art 292, October 2013
There But Not Compiles Jose Dávila’s Architectual Photography”, Michael Slenske, Architectual Digest, October 28, 2013
“Three Things You Should Know About Jose Dávila”, Artsy Editorial, artsy.net, October 16, 2013
“Exhibe Colección Femsa acervo contemporáneo en el Tec”, Leonel Rocha, Monterrey, October 4, 2013
“50 Under 50: The Next Most Collectible Artists, Part 1”, Art+Auction, ART+AUCTION – 2013, June 12, 2013
“Jose Dávila and Valeska Soares at Max Wigram, London”, Mousse Publishing, May 19, 2013
“Entrevista a Jose Dàvila”, Luzma Moctezuma, VOGUE, May 2, 2013
“Jose Dávila”, Greg Linquist, Arte Al Dia – 2013, 2013
“{condición delartista}”, Alejandro Alvarado, mural CULTURA, 2013
“CONVERSATIONS Q&A JOSE DÁVILA”, Unknown Author, Ocula, 2013
2012 “Tres miradas que se aceran en el MAZ”, Miriam Pulido, Milenio, February 9, 2012
“Este artista sueña con materiales de construcción”, Elsa Fernández-Santos, El País, No. 12.949, Madrid, December 8, 2012, p. 40
“Art Public Curator Christine Y. Kim Discusses Taking Art Outdoors at Miami Beach”, Yasmine Mohseni, Blouin Artinfo, November 21, 2012
“Jose Dávila”, Adriana Herrera, Arte al Dia International, November 5, 2012
“Museo Reina Sofia adquiere pieza del tapatío José Dávila”, Informador, February 18, 2012
“Interview with Jose Dávila”, Paulina Ascencio and Mariana Aguirre, Taxi Art Magazine, February 13, 2012
“Sobre el ayer, el mañana y la luz flotante: El Parkour espiritual de Jose Dávila”, Cristián Silva, Taxi Art Magazine, Installation Issue
2011 “Un autodidacta que dedica parte de su tiempo a la lectura e investigación sobre prácticas artísticas”, cream.mx, June 10, 2011
2009 “COMMA 03/04: Kose Dávila and Jaime Gili”, e-flux, April 17, 2009
“Minimalisme, Donald Judd et un remixe à la mexicaine”, Neil Wood, Paris, 2009
2008 “9.11.08 – Jose Dávila”, Christopher Chambers, Flash Art Online, 2008
“Master Riff. Jose Dávila’s Architectural Winks”, Pierre Alexandre de Looz, Tokion, New York, Winter 2008, p. 31
2006 “L’architetto illegale”, Marco Scotini, Temporale, No. 62-63, Edizioni Studio Dabbeni, Lugano, 2006
2004 “ ‘So Far, So Close’ Review: Litterature and Arts of the Americas”, Baudelio Lara, The Americas Society, Vol. 37, No. 2, November 2004, pp. 290-295
“Jose Dávila”, Paola Santoscoy, Revista Código 06140, No. 22, Mexico City 2004, pp. 42-43
2003 “Mexico’s New Wave”, Malcom Beith, Newsweek International, New York, May 26, 2003, p. 84
“Assael, Caretto, Courbout, Dávila”, Paola Capata, Arte e Critica, No.33, Rome, January, 2003, p. 46
2002 “Jose Dávila”, Francesco Rivero Lake, Art Nexus Magazine, No. 46, October-December, 2002, p.140
2001 “Jose Dávila”, Rivista Celeste No. 3, Winter 2001-2002, Mexico City
“Jose Dávila”, Mark Currah, Time Out Magazine, No. 1626, London, October 17, 2001, p.62
“Jose Dávila”, Dan Smith, Art Monthly Magazine, No. 251, November, 2001, p.33

 

Awards, Grants and Residencies

2017 Baltic Artists’ Award
2015 Residency at Fundación Casa Wabi, Puerto Escondido, Mexio
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 Residency at Kunstwerke, Berlin
2001 Residency at Camden Arts Centre, supported by the Andy Warhol Foundation
2000 Residency at Braziers International workshop, Oxfordshire, UK
Recipient of the Mexican Arts Council Grant for young artists FONCA

 

Public collections

Allbright Knox Museum, Buffalo, USA
Biedermann Museum, Donaueschingen, Germany
Centre Pompidou, Paris, France
Collection Deutsche Bank, Germany
Stiftung für die Hamburger Kunstsammlung, Hamburg, Germany
Museum Voorlinden, Wassenaar, The Netherlands
Collection FEMSA, Monterrey, Mexico
Marciano Art Foundation, Los Angeles, USA
Collection Inhotim, Brumadinho, Brazil
Comunidad de Madrid, Collection of art, Madrid, Spain
Fundación colección JUMEX, Mexico City, Mexico
La Caixa Foundation, Madrid, Spain
MALBA, Buenos Aires Museum of Latin American Art, Argentina
MUAC, Museum of Contemporary Art Mexico City, Mexico
MUDAM, Museum of modern art, Luxembourg, Luxembourg
Museo Amparo, Puebla, Mexico
Thyssen-Borneszima Art Contemporary, Vienna, Austria
Reina Sofía, National Museum of Art, Madrid, Spain
Tate, London, UK
Boston Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, USA
The Frank-Suss Collection, UK, US, Hong Kong
Pérez Art Museum, Miami, USA
Zabludowicz Collection, London, UK
Museum Frieder Burda, Baden-Baden, Germany