David Douard

Born in 1983 in Perpignan, France.
Lives and works in Paris.


Language is the very basis of David Douard’s 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.

In 2017 he received the Fondazione Ettore Fico Prize on the occasion of the Artissima fair in Turin.

Graduated from the École nationale supérieure des Beaux-Arts de Paris in 2011, his 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).

David Douard participated in numerous biennials: Biennale de Lyon (2013); Taipei Biennial (2014); Gwangju Biennale (2018).

David Douard was a resident fellows at the French Academy in Rome, Villa Medici in 2017-2018.

His works have joined the collections of Musée d'Art Moderne, Paris, France; Fonds national d'art contemporain, France; FRAC Île-de-France, Paris, France; FRAC Limousin, Limoges, France.

Selected Works

Our exhibitions

Solo Group

Group exhibition

DEMAIN EST LA QUESTION

June 27th — July 25th, 2020


Group exhibition

Basel & Paris

June 13th — 26th, 2020


David Douard

O’DA’OLDBORIN’GOLD

January 12th — February 14th, 2019

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External exhibitions


David Douard

O'Ti'Lulaby

September 27th, 2020 — February 28th, 2021
FRAC Ile-de-France — Le Plateau - Paris — France


David Douard (group)

Desire: A Revision from the 20th Century to the Digital Age

September 21st, 2019 — March 22nd, 2020
IMMA - Irish Museum of Modern Art - Dublin — Irlande


David Douard

)juicy o'f the nest

March 2nd — May 12th, 2014
SculptureCenter - NY — Etats-Unis


David Douard

Mo'Swallow

February 13th — May 10th, 2014
Palais de Tokyo - Paris — France

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