David Castillo opened in 2005. In an ongoing manner from year to year, the gallery has been named hundreds of times in prominent publications. The gallery’s artists have helped shape the most current vision of contemporary art. David Castillo’s focus is on conceptual curatorial models as they relate to art historical, cultural, and personal investigations. The gallery works with artists committed to the integrity of their individual histories and studio practices as agents of contemporary climate. Gallery artists have exhibited in every major Biennial such as Venice (including this year’s 2022 Biennale), Sao Paulo, Kiev, Cuenca, Busan, and The Whitney Biennial, among numerous others.
“The gallery’s artists have helped shape the most current vision of contemporary art.”
Castillo has placed the work of gallery artists in museum collections, including major institutions such as the The Museum of Modern Art, NY; The Guggenheim, NY; Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA); The Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago; and many others. The gallery’s artists routinely exhibit in major international institutions 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; Reina Sofia Madrid; Tampa Museum of Art; Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art Kansas City, 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, Mexico City, Miami, Basel, and Paris including Art Basel Miami Beach and The Armory Show. Among the gallery’s corporate clients is UBS.
Gallery and artist reviews include publications such as The New York Times, Art in America, Los Angeles Times, The New Yorker, ARTnews, Sculpture Magazine, The Wall Street Journal, The Art Newspaper, Interview Magazine, Artforum, Financial Times, Time Magazine, The Washington Post, The Guardian, among numerous others.
The gallery has exhibited important art historical material in the context of its program. Among the artists exhibited have been Jean-Michel Basquiat, Jean Dubuffet, Wifredo Lam, Willem de Kooning, Morris Louis, Pablo Picasso, Jesus Rafael Soto, Rufino Tamayo, Andy Warhol, and many others.
David Castillo Gallery has produced more than 140 fine art exhibitions to date (January 2022). The gallery cultivates artists with a far-reaching national and international impact on cultural and critical spaces. These spaces include museums and other institutions, private collections, and, importantly, also discourses on art through art publications and media. The gallery’s artists are now defining the aesthetics and critical ideas of our time.
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. He has overseen major public art commissions, both as art consultant and as advisor to municipalities. 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 lectures widely on various topics in art.