Born in 1978, lives and works in New York and Paris.
It is as if there are several Davide Balulas: the musician; the scientist testing the elasticity of reality; the painter trying to catch imprints of the world in the threads of his canvases; the choreographer getting demonstrators to brandish monochromes and reproducing time’s course with sixty dancers walking about in circles like so many minutes ticking by on a clock dial; and lots of others, to boot. But there is one constant in his productions: time is always at work. If Davide Balula defines painting above all as the trace of an action, his own painting literally contains the traces of elements: water, earth and fire leave their mark on the unprimed canvas. We might almost say of his pictures that they are living, to such a degree do they seem to grasp the essential transition of this round machine in which we reside.
2002 : DNAP, Arts décoratifs, Strasbourg
2004 : DNSEP, ENSAPC, Cergy
2014 : Exposition personnelle, galerie Rodolphe Janssen, Bruxelles, du 16 janvier au 16 mars
2013 : 1. Turn West / 2. Form a Circle with your Mouth / 3. Let the Sun Set In, galerieFrançois Ghebaly, Los Angeles
2012 : The Buried Works, galerie Frank Elbaz, Paris
Endless Pace (Mechanical Clock for Dancers), performance, Garage CCC, Moscou
Manifestation de couleurs, performance, Street Painting, Biennale de Belleville, Paris
2011 : Mechanical Clock for 60 Dancers, performance,Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris