Yael Davids

Yael Davids (1968)

Woont in Amsterdam. Werkt in Amsterdam.

Yael Davids examines the capacities in which the body operates as a documentary vessel: as much a registry of the present, intrinsically connected to collective heritage and political narratives, as it is a receptacle in which a private biography is compacted and a finite, unique voice is contoured. By orchestrating an associative constellation of performative, sculptural, and archival elements, framed in the form of choreographic assemblages.

Galerie Stigter van Doesburg
Amsterdam - Nederland
Yael Davids, Documenta 14 performance
Documenta 14 performance
Yael Davids, Yael Davids considers the intersection of personal and political narratives, the collection, and collective heritage, and examines the body as a site of convergences and conflicts. In her assemblage for documenta 14, she brings together different characters, such as painter Cornelia Gurlitt, poet and playwright Else Lasker-Schüler, Roman empress Iulia Aquilia Severa, and Rahel Varnhagen who was known for her significant salons, with a new sculptural work made by the armor-glass factory in Kibbutz Tzuba where she grew up.
Yael Davids considers the intersection of personal and political narratives, the collection, and collective heritage, and examines the body as a site of convergences and conflicts. In her assemblage for documenta 14, she brings together different characters, such as painter Cornelia Gurlitt, poet and playwright Else Lasker-Schüler, Roman empress Iulia Aquilia Severa, and Rahel Varnhagen who was known for her significant salons, with a new sculptural work made by the armor-glass factory in Kibbutz Tzuba where she grew up.
Yael Davids, Documenta 14: Yael Davids’ assembly of materials that is activated during this daily performance, departs from her interest in the Expressionist painter Cornelia Gurlitt, among other marginalized female figures.
Documenta 14: Yael Davids’ assembly of materials that is activated during this daily performance, departs from her interest in the Expressionist painter Cornelia Gurlitt, among other marginalized female figures.
Yael Davids, Documenta 14 performance
Documenta 14 performance

CV Yael Davids

Solo 2015 Les Laboratoires d'Aubervilliers, Paris, FR 2015 Galerie für Zeitgenössische Kunst, Leipzig 2014 Les Laboratoires d'Aubervilliers, Paris, FR 2013 Redcat, CALARTS’ Downtown Center for Contemporary Arts, Los Angeles, US 2013 MAR, Museu de Arte do Rio, Rio De Jeneiro, BR (performance) 2013 Kunstverein Harburger Bahnhof, Hamburg, DE 2013 Obliterating an Image, Diana Stigter, Amsterdam, NL 2012 Museum M, Leuven, BE 2012 Circus, Berlin, DE 2011 Ending with Glass, Kunsthalle Basel, CH 2011 Learning to Imitate in Absentia, Picture This, Bristol, GB 2010 Learning to Imitate, Picture This, Bristol, GB 2009 If I Can’t Dance Tonight, Frascati Theatre, Amsterdam, NL 2008 Project Mechelen, organized by MuHKA, as part of All that is Solid, Mechelen, BE 2008 Learning to Imitate, Objectif Exhibitions, Antwerp, BE 2008 Laura Bartlett Gallery, London, GB 2007 End on Mouth in Absentia, Galerie Akinci, Amsterdam, NL 2005 Performance section Venice Biennial, Venice, IT 2005 If I Can’t Dance…, Utrecht, Den Bosch and Leiden, NL 2005 La Fabrica Galeria, Madrid, ES 2004 Platform Garanti, Istanbul, TU 2003 Museum De Paviljoens, Almere, NL 2003 Mala Galarija, Moderna Galerija Ljubliana, Sl 2002 Galerie Akinci, Amsterdam, NL 2001 Städt. Museum Abteiberg, Mönchengladbach, DE 2001 Buro Leeuwarden, Fries Museum Leeuwarden, NL Group 2014 Yvonne Rainer Project, Centre d’art contemporain de la Ferme du Buisson, Marne la Vallée cedex – Paris Threads 2014 Textiel in kunst & vormgeving, Museum Arnhem, Arnhem 2013 Ficisismos, Universidad di Tella, Buenos Aires, AR 2013 TEXTILES:Open Letters, Abteiger Museum, Monchengladbch, DE 2013 Test Run – Probelauf, Kunsthaus Museum Lodz, PL 2012 Test Run, Kunsthaus Dresden, DE. 2012 Playground Festival, Stuk, Leuven(performance)BE 2012 Various Stages – Bedingte Bühnen, Kunsthaus Dresden, DE 2011 Oral tradition, narrative and contemporary art, A project of Uqbar, Casa Vecina, Fundación Centro Histórico, Mexico City, MX 2011 Research Programme - Sarah Pierce, Kunsthal Charlottenborg,(DK), (Film screening/talk) 2011 One Night Show, Kunsthalle Basel, (performance) 2010 Sheffield Biennial 2010, Sheffield, (curated by If I Can’t Dance,UK 2010 If I Can’t Dance… Edition – Masquerade, Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, NL 2010 Make the Most of Now, Kunsthalle Exnergasse, Vienna, AUT 2009 Democratic Acts, Bolzano,IT 2009 The 2nd Herzliya Biennial, Herzliya, Tel Aviv, IS 2009 Place Beyond Borders, Cittadellarte Fondazione Pistoletto, Biella, IT 2009 All that is solid melts into air - MuHKA Museum voor Hedendaagse Kunst Antwerpen, Antwerp, BE 2009 Trust Me - GMVZ - Galerie Martin van Zomeren, Amsterdam, NL 2008 Here We Dance, Tate Modern, London, UK 2008 Mutti ist Böse, Galerie Barbara Thumm, Berlin, DE 2007 Hapzura, The Israeli Center of Digital Art, Holon,IS 2007 Playground Festival, Stuk Artcentre, Leuven, BE 2007 Artempo: Where Time Becomes Art, Palazzo Fortuny, The 52nd Venice Biennale, Venice, IT 2007 Memorial to the Iraq War, ICA, London, UK 2006 Sinopale - 1st Biennial of contemporary art of Sinop,TR 2006 Confini - Boundaries, MAN_Museo d’Arte Provincia di Nuoro, IT 2005 Fear No Film Festival, Utah Arts Festival, Salt Lake City, USA 2005 Slow life, Museum Kunst palast, Düsseldorf, DE 2005 Adam, Smart project space, Amsterdam, NL 2005 If I Can’t Dance…, Utrecht, NL 2005 Resonance, Montevideo, Amsterdam, NL 2005 Project Room. A show without works. Spazio Lima, Milan, IT 2004 Effort, Koldo Mitxelena Kulturunea, San Sebastian, ES 2004 Llames Nolo Performance’, El Museu Del Barrıo,New York, USA 2004 Now What? Dreaming a Better World in Six Parts, Bak Basic voor actuele kunst, Utrecht, NL 2004 Movement, UNESCO Headquarters, Paris, FR 2003 Don’t call it performance, Museo Nac. Centro de Arte, Reina Sofia, Madrid, ES 2003 Centro Parraga of Murcia, Murcia, ES 2003 In or Out, Dutch Cont. Art, National Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul, SKR 2002 Performance Event: Künstlerinnenhof Die Höge, Bremen, DL. 2002 Caviadisco, Gem, The Hague, NL 2002 A short History of Dutch Video Art, Gate Foundation Amsterdam, NL 2002 Slow Motion, Ludwig Forum für Int. Kunst, Aachen, DL 2002 Commitment, Fonds voor Beeldende Kunst, Rotterdam, NL 2002 Identity in Motion, Pand Paulus, Schiedam,NL 2001 Galerie Gebauer, Berlin, DE 2001 Dutch Artist, Castello di Rivoli, Turin, IT 2000 Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Buenos Aires, AR 2000 Minding, Le Garage, Geneva, CH 2000 Mime Festival, De Beweging, Antwerp, BE 2000 Houdbaar, de Paviljoens, Almere, NL