Enrico David (b. 1966, Ancona, Italy) currently lives and works in London. He is known for working across a wide range of media, from drawing and painting to textiles and environmental installations.
In recent years his focus returned to sculpture, in particular an attempt to negotiate the physical and psychological aspects of representing the human figure. Enrico David’s artistic influences are as extensive as his creative output; he usually begins each piece by making a drawing and finding images or texts that arouse his imagination
For nearly two decades he has exhibited his work throughout Europe and the United States. David presented a major installation as part of the 2013 Venice Biennale and he recently presented solo exhibitions at UCLA Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, the New Museum, New York, and the Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Basel. David was nominated for the Turner Prize in 2009.
‘Sometimes my inspiration for a piece can evolve from a conversation or a film, it is really very wide-ranging.’
‘When possible it is very important to be able to control how my work is displayed.’
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13 Nov 2015 - 24 Jan 2016