David Franklin CV

Visual artist working primarily with painting, drawing, and video.

  • Solo Exhibitions

2018    Curse, Youkobo Art Space, Tokyo, Japan.
2015    Reclamation, Espai M, La Escocesa, Barcelona, Spain.
2012    TIER, KKKB, Barcelona, Spain.
2010    New Work, Nroom artspace, Tokyo, Japan.
2009    Ruins, Youkobo Art Space, Tokyo, Japan.

  • Selected Group Exhibitions

2021    Our Garden Needs its Flowers, Tecla Sala, Hospitalet, Spain.
2019    Apariencia y experiencia, Art Contemporani Subsól, Hospitalet, Spain.
2016    Estructuras de Excepción, Homesession, Barcelona, Spain.
2016    Villa Casas Foundation Prize for Painting (shortlisted work), Can Framis Museum, Barcelona.
2015    Unsettlements, Stillpoint Spaces, Berlin, Germany.
    Netherfield Park, Espai M, Barcelona, Spain.

2014    Artificialia, Cyan Gallery, Barcelona, Spain.
2014    Festival Plaga, A*desk, Barcelona, Spain.
2014    Short Shorts Film Festival, Mexico City, Mexico.
2014    El Cabinet del Dr Frankenstein, La Escocesa, Barcelona, Spain.
2013    Síntesi, FAD, Barcelona, Spain.
2013    David Franklin / Alberto Peral / Germán Portal / Isabela Servera: A Game of the Everyday,  L.A.C. Narbonne, France.
2013    D’entre les runes, La Escocesa, Barcelona, Spain.
2012    Temps Circulars, Tecla Sala, Hospitalet, Spain.
2011    Solstici 011, Tecla Sala, Hospitalet, Spain.
2011    Contemporary Art of Japan, Birkenfelds Galerija, Riga, Latvia.
2010    Niche -家に返ろう- , Nroom artspace, Tokyo, Japan.
2009    ULTRA Emerging Directors’ Art Fair, Spiral, Tokyo, Japan.
2009    -Niche-  return home, Nroom artspace, Tokyo, Japan.

  • Artist In Residence

2017 – 2018    Youkobo Art Space, Suginami-ku, Tokyo, Japan.
2017 – 2018    Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain.
2016 – 2017    Hangar, Barcelona, Spain.

2012 – 2016    La Escocesa, Barcelona, Spain.
2010 – 2012    TPK, Tecla Sala, Hospitalet, Spain.
2008 – 2009    Youkobo Art Space, Suginami-ku, Tokyo, Japan.

  • Grants

2017    Grant for Promotion of Visual Art Abroad. Institut Ramon Llull, Barcelona, Spain.
2017    Resident Returnee Programme, Youkobo Art Space / Ministry of Cultural Affairs, Government of Japan.
2013    Grant for Production and Exhibition of New Work. La Escocesa, Barcelona, Spain.
2012    Grant for artistic creation for visual artists. The Department of Culture, Government of Catalonia, Spain.

  • Publications

2021    Untitled Drawings, by David Franklin. Self-published. ISBN: 978-84-09-29872-3
2018    Paratext Vol. 2, edited and published by Hangar, Barcelona, Spain.
2016    Empire of Rats, by David Franklin, published by Idensitat, Barcelona, Spain.

  • Curation / Presentations / Other Activities

2022     Member of the ongoing research group Laboratorio Historia(s) de la Experimantación en el Cine, led by director Andrés Duque, at Santa Mónica art centre, Barcelona.
2020     Musashino Art University, Tokyo, Japan. Artist presentation.
2019     Bucharest International Dance Film Festival. Out of Earth and Sky selected for the Expand Lab for innovative projects in development.
2018     Crystallizing Ideas – Youkobo Returnee Residence Program, artist talk by David Franklin, Youkobo Art Space, Tokyo, Japan.
2017     Laboratorio del No Hacer, presentation of “Welcome, Visitors”, Blueproject Foundation, Barcelona, Spain.
2017     Paratext no. 15, presentation of “Welcome, Visitors”, Hangar, Barcelona, Spain.
2015 – 2017     Curator / programmer for Projections from the Underground, film screenings of underground and experimental cinema at La Escocesa, Barcelona, Spain.
2015 – 2016     Participant in the workshop / research project Estructuras de Excepción, led by Ángela Bonadies and organised by Idensitat, Barcelona, Spain.

  • Education

English and Film Studies, double major BA (Hons). University College Dublin (NUI), Dublin, Ireland.