David Douard

 
Born 1983 in Perpignan, David Douard lives and works in Aubervilliers (France). Language is the very basis of his work. The texts and poems he collects on the Internet are manipulated, transformed in order to become a vital flow, feeding into his sculptures. Through language as an ingredient, David Douard redefines space as hybrid and collective by injecting anonymous, chaotic, deviant, ill and frustrating poems in it. As he recreates an infected environment where the real world used to be, the fantasy brought by new digital technologies expands.
David Douard's work has been shown in solo and collective exhibitions by international institutions such as: FRAC Île-de-France, Paris (2020); Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin (2019); KURA. c/o Fonderia Artistica Battaglia, Milan (2018); Palais de Tokyo, Paris (2014 and 2018); Musée d'Art Moderne, Paris (2015 and 2017); Kunstverein Braunschweig (2016); Fridericianum, Kassel (2015); Sculpture Center, New York (2014); Astrup Fearnley Museet, Oslo (2014); Fondation Pernod Ricard, Paris (2012). He participated in numerous biennials: Biennale de Lyon (2013); Taipei Biennial (2014); Gwangju Biennale (2018). In 2017 David Douard received the Fondazione Ettore Fico Prize on the occasion of the Artissima fair in Turin.
 
David Douard -
2023
bilingual edition (English / Portuguese)
Serralves
sold out
Monograph.
David Douard - U Killed me First (Melody)
2022
English edition
various
Publication constituting a continuation of Melody, the installation created by David Douard for Sculpture Garden, acquired by the city of Geneva, and which was subsequently vandalized.
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