No Longer Empty honors gallerist David Castillo during its Connectivity Ball!
No Longer Empty is delighted to honor Miami Beach Gallerist, David Castillo. Since 2005, David Castillo Gallery has broken ground through a conceptual curatorial model that has championed international artists deeply embedded in struggles for racial and gender equity and a focus on the political and social issues of our time. Artist’s themes have ranged from systemic prejudices and speculative realism to spirituality and the legacies of colonialism. Castillo has created a gallery framework that is undergirded by personal, testimonial and political narratives through multi-disciplinary lenses that both reflect on and challenge existing social structures and values. Davis Castillo Gallery represents Sanford Biggers, Maria de los Angeles, Kate Gilmore, Adler Guerrier, Lyle Ashton Harris, Quisqueya Henriquez, Kalup Linzy, Belkis Ayón Manso, Pepe Mar, Jullian Mayer, Robert Melee, Glexis Novoa, Xaviera Simmons, Shinique Smith, and Wendy White.
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David Castillo holds degrees in History and Art History from Yale University. Since 2000, he has dealt in important Latin American, European, and American secondary market works. Castillo has held positions at museums, including the Yale University Art Gallery’s American Decorative Arts curatorial department. He has lectured at art schools, museums, auction houses, banks, including Cranbrook Academy, Michigan, Christie’s Auction House; Bass Museum, Miami Beach; US Trust; Goldman Sachs and many others.
Castillo founded David Castillo Gallery in 2005 exhibiting the work of internationally known mid-career and emerging artists. The gallery’s focus is on conceptual curatorial models as they relate to art historical, cultural, and personal investigations of identity. The gallery works with artists committed to the integrity of their individual histories and studio practices as agents of contemporary climate.
Castillo has placed the work of gallery artists in many museum collections, including major institutions such as the The Museum of Modern Art, NY; The Studio Museum in Harlem; The Guggenheim; The Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, and others.
After a decade in the Wynwood Arts district of Miami, David Castillo relocated for its second decade to Miami Beach’s Lincoln Road and has produced more than 116 fine art exhibitions to date. The gallery and its artists are regularly reviewed in important international publications such as The New York Times including a recent profile (December 4, 2018). Among the boards and panels on which Castillo sits is Art in Public Places, Miami Beach.
David Castillo in conversation with Xaviera Simmons.
Background artwork: Xaviera Simmons, Overlay (Image Four), 2017.
Photography Mateo Serna.