David Douard


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

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.

Graduated from the École nationale supérieure des Beaux-Arts de Paris in 2011 and now teaching at the École nationale supérieure d'arts de Paris Cergy, his work has been shown in solo and collective exhibitions by international institutions such as UCCA Dune, Qinhuagdao, China (2023); Serralves Museum, Porto (2022); 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.

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

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

Je suis la chaise

December 10th, 2022 — February 4th, 2023

David Douard


June 19th — July 24th, 2021

Group exhibition


June 27th — July 25th, 2020

Group exhibition

Basel & Paris

June 13th — 26th, 2020

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External exhibitions

David Douard

Optimized Heart - David Douard

March 26th — June 25th, 2023
UCCA Dune - Center for Contemporary Art - Aranya Gold Coast, Beidaihe — China

David Douard

Serralves, Porto

May 12th — November 6th, 2022
Fondation Serralves - Porto — Portugal

David Douard


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

David Douard

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

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

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