David Sanchez Burr
David began his experimental sound and visual work in Richmond, Virginia while studying at Virginia Commonwealth University. He has exhibited and performed his work widely at museums, art centers, cultural spaces, and many non-traditional venues and locations nationally and internationally. David interweaves pedagogy, curatorial projects, and his own work to examine the social, economic, and cultural implications of technology in the 21st century. He has received grants and awards from The Nevada Arts Council, The Media Arts Project, ISEA, the Art Production Fund and the National Endowment for the Arts. David Sanchez Burr has taught at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, University of Maryland, University College, and New Mexico Highlands University. He is an Associate Professor of Sculpture and Expanded Media at Lake Forest College in Illinois.
David Sanchez Burr makes work that is introspective of the play between a collective and the individual. Deeply inspired by democratic action, collaboration, inclusion and participation his work helps imagine our futures and serves as a starting point for ways of engaging the spectacle of our times. Through site specific installations, sound art, and performance, the artist creates a complex cacophony and set of harmonics that are stirred by the emergence of the audience: an itinerant community encouraged to navigate, modify, and help author the experience of the work.
Lake Forest, IL USA