David Douard

Born in 1983 in Perpignan.
Lives and works in Paris, 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, his work has been shown in many international institutions such as: FRAC Ile-de-France — Le Plateau, Paris, France (2020); Irish Museum of Modern Art (IMMA), Dublin, Ireland (2019); KURA. c/o Fonderia Artistica Battaglia, Milan, Italy (2018); Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France (2014 and 2018); Musée d’Art moderne de la Ville de Paris, France (2015 and 2017); Kunstverein Braunschweig, Germany (2016); Fridericianum, Kassel, Germany (2015); Sculpture Center, New York, United States (2014); Astrup Fearnley Museet, Oslo, Norway (2014); Fondation d’entreprise Ricard, Paris, France (2012).
David Douard participated in a number of biennials: 12th Biennale de Lyon, France (2013); Taipei Biennial, Taiwan (2014); Asia Culture Center - Gwangju Biennale, South Korea (2018).

David Douard was in residency at The Academy of France in Rome - Villa Medici (2017-2018).

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June 27th — July 25th, 2020

Group exhibition

Basel & Paris

June 13th — 26th, 2020

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January 12th — February 14th, 2019

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