Damià Díaz is a Spanish artist with an international track record that evidences his quest to bring together modernity, humanism, and classicism. Addressing concepts that are not just modern society’s but also eternal concerns, such as rootlessness, mockery, balance, or silence. Works that are reflections and sometimes premonitions of our time.
His exhibitions are also part of his creative process, a dialogue between the work, the spectator and the space from which his complex dialogue with architecture emerges. His first major international intervention was Time and Thought at Saint Louis de l’Hôpital Salpêtrière – Paris, MUA – Alicante, in 2002. An exhibition made for a space, in which Anish Kapoor had exhibited four years earlier in 1998 and Jenny Holzer exhibited LEDS the year before, 2001. After Paris and Alicante came Enclosure of Ideas, at Valencia University, (at the Sapiencia Chapel) – Valencia, 2004 and Talking Head – Valencia and New York in 2005. In 2010, A-Factorij Art Project, Amsterdam and in 2012, The Space Between Words, at the Erasmus House Museum in Rotterdam, and in Brussels.
In 2019, with his great exhibition in Lisbon, Path of the Gaze, at the National Museum of the Ajuda Palace, Damià was the first contemporary Spanish artist to exhibit in the museum, and the second to dialogue with the incredible artistic and historical heritage of the Palace after the exhibition by Joana Vasconcelos in 2013. Ceramic Place is one of his works included in this exhibition, which was part of the Mostra Espanha 2019 biennial show programme in Portugal.