The Artist

Photograph: Pep Àvila, 2016.



Davis Lisboa (São Paulo, Brazil, 1965) has worked as an advertising illustrator in several advertising agencies in São Paulo. In 1987 he moved to Barcelona where he worked as an illustrator in a graphic design studio. In 1989 he opened his own painting and illustration studio and in 2005 he began to hold exhibitions in art galleries, cultural centers and museums. Davis has studied Visual Communication at the ETE Carlos de Campos (São Paulo), Painting at the Center d'Art i Disseny Escola Massana (Barcelona) and has a degree in Fine Arts from the Universitat de Barcelona. In 2009, he created the Davis Museum | The Davis Lisboa Mini-Museum of Contemporary Art in Barcelona, ​​a work of art and cultural entity recognized by the Generalitat de Catalunya, now expanding its activity towards cultural management.

He has participated in several exhibitions, including Museum Show at Arnolfini (Bristol, England), Eleven: The John Erickson Museum of Art (JEMA) 10 Year Retrospective at The Harn Museum of Art (Gainesville, USA) and at the Bob Rauschenberg Gallery (Fort Myers, USA), Remix - 10 years in the mix at the Spor Klübü (Berlin, Germany), Small, Unusual and Specialist Museums Survey at the CRATE Studio and Project Space (Margate, England), Aquí y Ahora 6 - "Power, corruption & lies" at the Galería Blanca Soto (Madrid, Spain), VI Biennale Internazionale dell'Arte Contemporanea di Firenze (Italy), Holland Art Fair (The Hague), among others. His works are in the Artists Space (New York, USA), Biblioteca de la Facultad de Bellas Artes de la Universidad Complutense de Madrid (Spain), The Museum Of Modern Art (MOMA) Machynlleth (Wales), MuBE, Museu Brasileiro de Escultura e Ecologia (São Paulo, Brazil), Museo de Arte do Parlamento de São Paulo (Brazil), SAL Art Gallery, CW Post Campus of Long Island University (Brookville, USA), The Yellowstone Club (Big Sky, USA), among others.

Since finishing his studies he has focused on investigating the concept of museums created by artists, a narrative that has as precedents Marcel Duchamp (La Boîte-en-valise), Robert Filliou (Galerie Légitime) and Marcel Broodthaers (Musée d'Art Moderne, Département des Aigles).
Public and Private Collections
Artists Space, New York, USA.
Biblioteca de la Facultad de Bellas Artes de la Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain.
FluxMuseum, Texas, USA.
Fundação Cultural Badesc, Florianópolis, Brazil.
Galerii Epicentrum, Miejskiego Osrodka Kultury Sportu i Rekreacji w Chelmku, Chelmek, Poland.
Harddiskmuseum, Valencia, Spain.
John Erickson Museum of Art (JEMA), Gainesville, USA.
LACDA, Los Angeles Center for Digital Arts, USA.
MACC, Museo de Arte Contemporânea de Campinas, Brazil.
MOMA Wales, Museum of Modern Art, Machynlleth, Wales, United Kingdom.
MuBE, Museu Brasileiro da Escultura (São Paulo, Brazil), Museo Microcollection, Busto Arsizio, Italy.
Museu de Arte do Parlamento de São Paulo, Brazil.
Museum of the Sub-conscious, Okandukaseibe, Namibia; Tel Aviv, Israel; La Candelaria, Argentina, Houston, USA; Wiesbaden, Germany.
SAL Art Gallery, CW Post Campus of Long Island University, New York, USA.
The Yellowstone Club, Big Sky, Montana, USA.
Walpole Bay Hotel Museum and Napery, Margate, United Kingdom.
The Geert De Kegel Collection, Zele, Belgium.
The Francesc Torres Collection, Barcelona, Spain.
The Alejandro Vásquez Herrero Collection, Viladecans, Spain.