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David Diao

24 October 4 December 2010

Installation view, David Diao
Office Baroque, Antwerp, 2010

Installation view David Diao
Office Baroque, Antwerp, 2010

Installation view David Diao
Office Baroque, Antwerp, 2010

Installation view David Diao
Office Baroque, Antwerp, 2010

Installation view David Diao
Office Baroque, Antwerp, 2010

David Diao
Little Suprematist Prison #14, 1986
acrylic on canvas
30,5 × 81 cm

David Diao
The Board of Trustees, 1994
acrylic and vinyl on canvas
102 × 152 cm

David Diao
For Scale Sake, 2010
acrylic and silkscreen on canvas
213 × 274,5 cm

David Diao
Five Year Plan, 1991
acrylic on canvas
91,4 × 71,1 cm

David Diao
Imperiled, 2000
acrylic and silkscreen on canvas
76 × 114 cm

David Diao
Salon 1, 2010
acrylic and silkscreen on canvas
101,6 × 294,6 cm

David Diao
Geo and Non-geo (M&M), 2010
acrylic on canvas
173 × 223,5 cm

David Diao
Little Suprematist Prison #28, 1986
acrylic on canvas
71 × 41 cm

David Diao
Open/Surrender, 2009
acrylic on canvas
91,5 × 198 cm

David Diao
Dreaming, 2009
acrylic and silkscreen on canvas
100 × 150 cm

David Diao was born in 1943 in Chengdu, Sichuan, China. He moved to Hong Kong with his grandparents when he was six and joined his father in New York six years later. Diao first attracted attention with his show at Paula Cooper Gallery in New York in 1969. Two-person shows followed the same year at Leo Castelli Gallery in New York (with Peter Young) and at Carmen Lamanna Gallery, Toronto (with Brice Marden), and three years later with Cy Twombly, at Hampshire College, Massachusetts.

His work was included in Konrad Fischer’s show Prospect ’73 at Städtische Kunsthalle, Düsseldorf. He presented work in High Times Hard Times, New York Painting 1967-1975 at ZKM, Karlsruhe, earlier this year. Major shows have been mounted in Paris, Dijon, Rennes, Toronto, Vancouver, Warsaw, Rotterdam, Taipei, Hongkong, and Beijing.

His work is featured in the collections of MoMA, NY, Whitney Museum of American Art, NY, Brooklyn Museum, NY, High Museum, Atlanta, GA, Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY, Akron Museum, Akron, OH, SFMOMA, San Francisco, Blanton Museum, University of Texas, Austin, MOMA, St. Etienne, France, FRAC Brittany and Burgundy, Ontario Art Gallery, Toronto, and Vancouver Art Gallery, Canada, among others. Diao has shown regularly with Postmasters since the opening of the gallery in 1985. He lives in New York.