Enrico David

born 1966

Enrico David, ‘Untitled’ 2002
Untitled 2002
© Enrico David
License this image
In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Rooms

View by Appointment

Biography

Enrico David (born 1966, Ancona, Italy) is an artist based in London. He works in painting, drawing, sculpture and installation, at times employing traditional craft techniques. In the 1990s he garnered acclaim for creating monumental embroidered portraits using sewn canvases, which often began as drawings and collages from fashion magazines. During the past several years David focused on sculpture in a variety of media and returned to more traditional methods of painting. His recent works include large-scale portraits of deeply psychological meaning. Drawing continues to be an important element of his practice.

David studied at Central St. Martins in London and has since exhibited his work in galleries and museums worldwide. David was shortlisted for the Turner Prize in 2009. In 2012 he mounted his first solo exhibition in New York City, Head Gas, organized by the New Museum. In 2013 David presented a major installation of paintings, tapestries and sculptures as part of The Encyclopedic Palace, curated by Massimiliano Gioni for the Venice Biennale.

His exhibitions include the Institute of Contemporary Arts, London (2007); Seattle Art Museum (2008); Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Basel (2009); Fondazione Beviliacqua La Masa, Venice (2011); the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles (2013); Hepworth Wakefield, West Yorkshire (2015); the Collezione Maramotti, Reggio Emilia (2015); and the Sharjah Art Foundation, United Arab Emirates (2016). An installation, Spring Session Men, was included in the group exhibition Secret Societies, organized in 2011 by Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt and CAPC Bordeaux.

This biography is from Wikipedia under an Attribution-ShareAlike Creative Commons License. Spotted a problem? Let us know.

Read full Wikipedia entry

Artworks

Film and audio

Watch

Enrico David - Turner Prize 2009

David is a contemporary surrealist who creates rich and profoundly original painting, drawing and sculpture which are disconcerting, confrontational and ...

Features

Tate Etc

Artists, art, the media and the public: Turner Prize

Each year the Turner Prize generates media coverage which gives only a fleeting idea of the practice of the artists ...

Press Release

Turner Prize 2009 shortlist announced

28 Apr 2009
Turner Prize 2009 shortlist announced: Press related to past Turner Prize exhibition.
Tate Papers

Awkward Relations

This paper focuses on practices that captured critical and curatorial attention in Scotland and England at the turn of this ...

You might like