Digital work printed on dibond
Oeuvre numérique imprimée sur dibond
David Gumbs is an award winning interdisciplinary artist from the Caribbean island of Saint-Martin,
based in Martinique.
Recent works include his first solo Museum exhibition in the U.S. From Dust to gold at the Telfair
Museums in Savanah, Illuminate Coral Gables in Miami, Tod Town Expo in Shanghai, the Currents
New Media digital festival in Santa Fe, and the touring exhibition Relational Undercurrents which
is a major survey of Latin American and Caribbean Art in the United States. The show opened at
MOLAA Los Angeles and has travelled to the Portland Museum of Art, the Patricia & Phillip Frost
Art Museum, and the Wallach Gallery New York. Select works also shown at the TVE Caribbean
visual Exchange in Melbourne, Australia. In 2017, Gumbs was part of the Prizm Art Fair during
Miami Art week, the Jamaica Biennal, and won the National Street Art contest for the islands of
Martinique and Saint-Martin.
In 2016, he is awarded the Davidoff Art Initiative Residency in Beijing China, where he exhibited at
the World Art Museum / China Millenium Monument. He also exhibited in Digital at the National
Gallery of Jamaica. Other exhibitions include Video Islands, New York and the opening ceremony
of the Memorial Acte Museum, Guadeloupe; the Trinidad+Tobego Film Festival, the Transforming
Spaces, Bahamas; Beep Bop Boop New Media Festival, Florida, the BIAC Biennal - Martinique;
Art Bémao New Media, Guadeloupe; Happy Island Project Biennal, Aruba; and at the prestigious
Latitudes, Paris City Hall.
He continues to participate in numerous new media festivals in Europe and in France. David Gumbs
is a faculty member at the CCA visual arts school where he teaches Interactive Media, Motion
Design, and Mix-media Design since 2009.
Frist Art Museum, Nashville TN 2022
Waves, MACMA, Martinique 2021
From Dust to Gold, Telfair Museums, Savanah 2021
Unconscious Geographies, Scène Nationale Tropiques Atrium, Martinique 2016
Hors-champ, 14N63W Gallery, Martinique 2014
Selected Group Shows
De Feu et de Pluie, Martinique, 2021
Illuminate Coral Gables, Miami, 2021
Tod Town Expo, Shanghai, 2020
Prizm Art Fair - Miami Art Week, 2020
Currents New Media, Santa Fe, 2019
Deesse verte, Lille 2019
Relationnel Undercurrents - Portland Museum of art, Maine 2019
David Gumbs has just completed his second Solo exhibition in the United States at the Art Kiosk in Redwood City, California. Invited by curator Lance Fung.
His Ethno Spirits project was selected among the 264 winners of the National New Worlds call from the Paris Ministry of Culture.
The Brooklyn Art Council commissioned five videos from him for the project: Sonic Clinic. Invited by the curator and De Daniela Fifi.
L.A. Times - 2018
Relational Undercurrents - Arte Aldia - 2018
Digital Street Art - Daily Herald - 2018
Jamaica Biennal - Huffingtonpost - 2017
Relational undercurrents - Huffingtonpost - 2017
Relational Undercurrents - Artishock - 2017
Freshmilk Art Board - 2017
Buzz Mag - 2017
Frieze Magazine, Island Life - Contemporary art in the Caribbean - Dan Fox, n°192
Aica South Caribbean - 2016
Caribbean Beat - 2016
Boko Magazine - 2016
France Guyane -2015
Arc Magazine - 2014
Le Monde Hors-série «Où en est la France d’outremer», 2009