In partnership with Fonderie Darling
Curator : Caroline Andrieux
Alexandre David lives and works in Montreal. His work has been shown in various museums and galleries in Canada, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Austria and France. He has exhibited his work in solo exhibitions at Optica and Dare-Dare in Montreal and La Chambre Blanche in Quebec City in 2007 and, in 2009, at Ace Art Inc. in Winnipeg and Grunt in Vancouver. In 2011, he presented Plate-Forme, an outdoors site-specific installation on the Darling Foundry’s Place Publique. He participated in a residency at Studio Let 777 (Dubrovnik, Croatia) in 2015 and completed a site-specific project at HUB (Nantes, Frances).
Alexandre David creates works that are not meant to be solely looked at but rather inhabited or corporally experienced. His practice can be understood as a hybrid between architecture and sculpture, creating installations that capture precise instances in time and space. The viewer, in turn, is able to navigate freely within these new contexts. Immersive and encouraging exploration, the constructions prompt visitors to consider the possibilities of architecture within architecture, thus deconstructing the agency of space itself.
For the exhibition Drinkers of quintessences, the artist has conceived a new site-specific work in response to the space of the Darling Foundry’s main gallery.