David Castillo Gallery opened a decade ago under sole ownership after transforming a dilapidated warehouse in Miami, Florida into a 5,000 square foot gallery. In September 2014, the gallery relocated to the historic Albert Anis 420 Lincoln Road building in Miami Beach. David Castillo Gallery’s focus is on conceptual curatorial models as they relate to art historical, cultural, and personal investigations of identity. The gallery works with artists committed to the integrity of their individual histories and studio practices as agents of contemporary climate.
The gallery’s represented artists have exhibited in prestigious venues such as the Metropolitan Museum of Art; Whitney Museum of American Art NY; MoMA NY; MoMA/P.S. 1; Tate Modern, London; Hirschhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden D.C.; Kunstmuseum Lucerne, Switzerland; Philadelphia Museum of Art; Denver Art Museum; Indianapolis Museum of Art; Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago; Mass MoCA; MoCA Cleveland; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; High Museum of Art Atlanta; Los Angeles County Museum of Art; Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam; Kunsthalle Bern, Switzerland; ICA Boston; Albright-Knox Gallery, Buffalo; El Museo del Barrio NY; The Jewish Museum NY; Socrates Sculpture Park; Sculpture Center NY; ICA Philadelphia; New Museum NY; Bronx Museum; Brooklyn Museum; Creative Time NY; Pinchuk Art Centre Kiev; American Academy in Rome; Guggenheim NY, Venice, Bilbao & Berlin; White Columns; Art in General; Studio Museum in Harlem; Zacheta National Gallery of Art Poland; Artists Space NY; The Menil Collection Houston; J Paul Getty Museum LA and many other museums nationally and internationally; as well as every major cultural institution in South Florida.
David Castillo Gallery has participated in art fairs in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Berlin, Miami, and Basel, including Art Basel Miami Beach and The Armory Show. Gallery and artist reviews include publications such as The New York Times, Art in America, Los Angeles Times, Modern Painters, The New Yorker, ARTnews, Sculpture Magazine, Art + Auction, The Wall Street Journal, The Art Newspaper, Interview Magazine, Artforum, Financial Times, Time Magazine, The Washington Post, The Guardian, Village Voice, Newsweek, Flash Art, The Boston Globe, and San Francisco Chronicle among numerous others.
The gallery exhibits important art historical material in the context of its program. Among the artists exhibited are Jean-Michel Basquiat, Louise Bourgeois, John Chamberlain, Jean Dubuffet, Marcel Duchamp, Wifredo Lam, Willem de Kooning, Morris Louis, Claes Oldenburg, Pablo Picasso, Sigmar Polke, Jesus Rafael Soto, Frank Stella, Rufino Tamayo, Cy Twombly, Andy Warhol, and many others.
David Castillo holds degrees in History and Art History from Yale University and the Angelicum in Rome. Since 2000, he has dealt in important Latin American, European, and American secondary market works. Mr. Castillo has held positions at museums, including the Yale University Art Gallery. He continues to assist private clients in building their collections in addition to managing David Castillo Gallery and has lectured on various topics in art.