Juan Dávila, Schreber’s Semblance, 1993, Oil on canvas and collage, 300 x 350 cm, Courtesy the artist and Kalli Rolfe Contemporary Art
Juan Dávila (b. Chile, 1946) moved to Melbourne in 1974. Since then his paintings have interrogated cultural, sexual and social identities, resulting in a provocative body of work. Significant exhibitions include: a survey exhibition at the Drill Hall Gallery (2002); a major retrospective exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art Sydney (2006); the National Gallery of Victoria (2007); and Centro Cultural Matucana 100, Chile (2016). Davila’s work has featured in a wide range of significant group exhibitions nationally and internationally, including Documenta 12 in Kassel, Germany (2007). He is represented by Kali Rolfe Contemporary.