David Macho

David is a conceptual artist and contemporary anarchist. Graduated in Art from the University of the Basque Country and mastered in research in art and design by the Autonomous University of Barcelona, ​​he performs his practice around "bureaucratic plasticity", understanding its relationship with the system as an aesthetic problem.

He has worked mostly in transdisciplinary experiences, actively exhibiting in the last two years. Some of his most outstanding projects have been Shanzhai o como comprar un chakra en Aliexpress (2018) where he participated in the group Art, research and feminism (UPV / EHU), a project of academic format from which a publication and collective exhibition was born; Kit de artista (2018) exhibited in HybridFair Displaced or Sobremesa (2018) that took place together with Cecilia Cameo and it was produced thanks to the Injuve scholarship and curated by Weirdspace.

He is currently working in the field of painting, using this medium as a mean to generate apocalyptic narratives, where his protagonists are mainly consecrated artists trapped in the most mediatic moments left behind by history of art.


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David Macho

May 2019
May 2019

OPENING: Wednesday May 1st at 8:00 p.m.
Performance and live concert

In a world where everyone is an artist and an image producer, "Todos los artistas molan más que yo" emerges as a manifesto in a reality full of young creatives who struggle with each other to gain some space in the market, yet being precarized by structures which raises the current system. An untenable situation with apocalyptic nuances, of which the artist is a part.

In front of the possibility of sinking, or changing course, David Macho considers it more ingenious to expose this problem, to show a common malaise to a large part of the young people of his sector. Transform this concern into work. Accept this annoyance and say: "Yes, All artists are more cool than me, so what?"

To paint this delirium that no one knows how to face and from which nobody takes responsibility. Produce art that speaks of the art itself, create fictions where the protagonists are consecrated artists, trapped in a loop of decadence and excess, weakened by a society that mediates discomfort, their own that is also common to all.

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