David Bestué (Barcelona 1980) is an artist and writer. Individual exhibitions of his work include "ROSI AMOR" (Museo Reina Sofia, Madrid, 2017) and "Realisme" (La Capella, Barcelona, 2015). He has participated in group shows in New York (New York Public Library), Buenos Aires (Universidad Di Tella), Barcelona (MACBA), among many others. Between 2003 and 2009 he developed Enric Miralles "a izquierda y derecha" and later "Formalismo Puro" about Spanish architecture of the 20th century, both published by Tenov. He has done residencies at Gasworks (London, 2010), de_sitio (Mexico City, 2013) and Kunsthalle Sao Paulo (Sao Paulo, 2016).

portrait photo by Pep Herrero

Selected works

David Bestué is an artist interested in the relationship between text, sculpture and architecture. His practice experiments with ideas taken from poetry, art history and architecture, testing out how far they can be pushed both literally and conceptually. By making small changes to public and domestic scenarios, his works create absurd situations that question our conventions of behavior, and seek to establish temporary, fragile links between permanent forms and the presence of transient elements, both human and inanimate in the space.