Born in 1946 in Argentina, David Lamelas left for abroad in 1976 and has consistently migrated throughout several countries since then – the Unites States, England, Germany and France among them. Lamelas has served as an essential figure in conceptual art; his works examining the limits of space, temporality, and the possibilities of creating alternative processes of communication. His 1968 transformation of the Argentinian Pavilion at the Venice Biennale spurred his fascination with travel, disassociation and its relationship to time.
This January at Maccarone, Lamelas will exhibit a site-specific installation based on his drawings made during the 1960’s. In conjunction with musicians John King and Jorge Chikiar, Lamelas will transform the gallery through sound flowing around constructed architectural interventions.
Recent solo exhibitions include Maccarone Gallery, New York; Museo de la Universidad Nacional de Tres de Febrero, Buenos AiresSpruth Magers, Berlin; Kunsthalle St. Gallen, St. Gallen; Wien Secession, Vienna; and Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid. Group exhibitions include Pacific Standard Time: Art in L.A 1945-1980 with work at the Museum of Contemporary Art and the Pacific Standard Time – Performance Art and Public Art Festival, Los Angeles, the 7th Gwangju Biennale, South Korea; Centre Pompidou, Paris; Museum fur Gegenwartskunst, Basel, the Walker Arts Center, Minneapolis and the Tate Modern, London.