David Horvitz

David Horvitz was born in Los Angeles, where he currently lives and works. He studied at the University of California and at the Waseda University in Tokyo. He obtained a MFA from Milton Avery Graduate School of the Arts, Bard College, in 2010. Witty and poetic, his work meddles with systems of language, time and networks. Eschewing categorization, his expansive, nomadic body of work traverses photographs, artist books, performances, the Internet, mail art, sound, rubber stamps, gastronomy, and natural environments. His work examines questions of distance between places, people and time in order to test the possibilities of appropriating, undermining or even erasing these distances. Using image, text and objects, his works circulate and operate independently, penetrating ever more effectively the intimate sphere. When encountering his works—in the postal system, libraries, or airport lost-and-found services—our attention to the infinitesimal, inherent loopholes and alternative logics, and the imaginary comes to the fore. [...]. Horvitz makes fictions that insert themselves surreptitiously into the real. His work has been exhibited in venues such as the High Line, MoMA, and the New Museum, in New York; SF MOMA, San Francisco; and Palais de Tokyo, Paris.