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David Medalla | the artist



The artist David Medalla
Born 1942, Manilla, Phillipines.
Lives and works in London, NYC and Paris, .

Style and technique of the artist: Installation art, Sculpture Objects, Land and Environmental, Sydney Biennale,

From sculpture and kinetic art to painting, installation and performance with all the spaces and overlaps between these forms.


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David Medalla is a pioneer of land art, kinetic art, participatory art and live art…

David Medalla is a pioneer of land art, kinetic art, participatory art and live art. He was born in 1942 in Manila, Philippines. At the age of 12 Medalla was admitted as a special student at Colombia University in New York upon the recommendation of american poet Mark van Doren. Medalla’s tutor at Colombia was Professor Moses Hadas under whom he studied ancient greek drama. Medalla also attended the lectures on modern drama by Eric Bentley, modern literature by Lionel Trilling, modern philosophy by John Randall and the poetry workshop by Leonie Adams. In New York City David met the american actor James Dean and the filipino poet José Garcia Villa who encouraged Medalla’s early interest in painting…

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At the age of 12 Medalla was admitted as a special student at Colombia University in New York upon the recommendation of american poet Mark van Doren. Medalla’s tutor at Colombia was Professor Moses Hadas under whom he studied ancient greek drama. Medalla also attended the lectures on modern drama by Eric Bentley, modern literature by Lionel Trilling, modern philosophy by John Randall and the poetry workshop by Leonie Adams…