David Medalla: A life of adventure

The Filipino artist describes himself as a citizen of the world

Born in the Philippines and based in Britain since the Sixties, with stints in New York and Paris, artist David Medalla describes himself as a citizen of the world.

His work does not come from one single cultural perspective but draws from his constant travelling, inspired by the places and the people he meets.

TateShots joined him on a boat trip down the river Thames to see his kinetic, bubble machine sculpture, on show in the 2012 exhibition Migrations at Tate Britain, and asked him about a life of adventuring.

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