A pioneering figure in the areas of kinetic, participatory and live art, David Medalla's practice is diverse, and he has made sculpture, installations, paintings, drawings, impromptu events and performances. Born in Manila in 1942, Medalla has been based in Britain on and off since the 1960s, when he co-founded the influential Signals gallery in London and edited the Signals newsbulletin.
Medalla's work has been exhibited in galleries and museums worldwide, including Tate Modern, the Whitechapel, the ICA and the Hayward galleries in London, as well as in Japan, Germany, Spain, Portugal, Mexico and the Philippines. He has also lectured widely at universities, art schools and institutions, including a series of lectures on global culture at MOMA, New York.
David Medalla was one of the artists featured in the England & Co exhibitions Constellation (2009); Beneath the Radar in 1970s London at England & Co (2010); The Exploding Galaxy/99 Balls Pond Road (2014) and Signals 1964-1966 (2014). Medalla has exhibited recently at Another Vacant Space in Berlin and at Baro Galeria, Sao Paulo, Brazil. His recent exhibitions at public galleries have included Migrations at Tate Britain (2012) and Other Primary Structures at the Jewish Museum , New York (2014).
Mixed media on paper
20 x 14 inches