|Nacimiento:||1978 en Cota, Viseu, Portugal|
|Residencia:||Reside en Paris, Ile-de-France, Francia|
|Galerías y otras organizaciones que le representan:||Gagosian Gallery, Galerie Frank Elbaz|
Born in 1978 in Vila dum Santo, Cota, Portugal, Davide Balula lives and works in Paris. Balula is an artist and a musician. His debut album “Pellicule” combines folk ballads, indie rock and manipulated sounds. Informed by his electro-acoustic training, Balula's visual practice investigates chance encounters, random patterns and the passage of time. Working with various media including sound, installation and drawing, he explores the nature of events and correlations. Balula's installations often take the form of recording devices, unusual measuring tools and scientific experimentations. His piece “Heartbeat Exciter” (2006) tests the influence of a heartbeat pulse on the growth of nettle plants, known for their beneficial cardiac properties, while his installation “Concrete Step, Memory Recorder” (2005-2007) documents the sonic landscape of various exhibitions within a suitcase, doubling as a portable black box. He received his DNAP in 2002 from the École Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs de Strasbourg, France, and his DNSEP in 2004 from the École Nationale Supérieure d’Arts de Paris–Cergy, France. Recent solo exhibitions include “Low Fidelity,” Le Confort Moderne, France (2005); “L’Appareil : Un inventaire de la Collection, Nuit des Musées,” Musée d’Art Contemporain duVal de Marne, France (2006); “White Hey Mister Wave!,” SMP, Marseille (2007); “Sirène du Mississipi,” Musée de l'Objet, Blois & Ecole des Beaux Arts de Châteauroux & Bourges, France (2007); “Endless Pace,” Museums Quartier Wien, Vienna (2007); “Painting the Roof of your Mouth (Ice Cream),” Art Basel, Switzerland (2015); “La main dans le texte,” Prix Marcel Duchamp, FIAC, Paris (2015); and “Mimed Sculptures,” Art Basel Unlimited, Switzerland (2016). Balula’s work is held within notable public institutions such as, Centre Geroges Pompidou, Musée National d’Art Moderne, Paris; Fonds National d’Art Contemporain, Paris; Musée d'Art Contemporain du Val–de–Marne, Vitry–sur–Seine, France; Fonds Régional d’Art Contemporain Poitou–Charentes, France; and Fonds Régional d’Art Contemporain Provence–Alpes Côte d’Azur, France.