Biography

David Lamelas was born in Buenos Aires in 1946. He lives and works in Los Angeles, Paris and Buenos Aires. He studied at the National Academy of Fine Arts in Buenos Aires and was one of the leaders of the avant-garde movement which was formed at the Torcuato di Tella Institute in Buenos Aires. In 1967 his Dos Espacios Modifcados earned him the prize for sculpture at the 9th Sao Paulo Biennale. In 1968 he represented Argentina at the 34th Venice Biennale with !Offce of Information about the Vietnam War at Three Levels: The Visual Image, Text and Audio”. He won a scholarship from the British Council in 1968 and moved to London where he received his Master of Arts at Saint Martin’s School of Arts. In 1969, he premiered his flm Time as Experimental Activity in Prospect ’69 at the Kunsthalle Düsseldorf. In 1972 he participated in documenta 5 in Kassel, directed by Harald Szeemann. His numerous solo exhibitions include, most recently, those at the Kunsthalle, Basel (2014); Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo (2013); Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Basel (2008); Wien Secession, Vienna (2006); Museo Tamayo, Mexico City (2005); The Invention of Dr. Morel and Berlin – Time as Activity, Neue Nationalgalerie, Berlin (2000) and upcoming Frac Lorraine, Metz and Museo d’arte contemporanea Donna Regina and Museo Diego Aragona Pignatelli Cortes, Naples.