David Taylor


DeLIMITations at MCA San Diego

Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego
July 21, 2016 - November 27, 2015
Opening Reception  July 21

DeLIMITations: A Survey of the 1821 United States-Mexico Border

Marcos Ram
írez ERRE and David Taylor will exhibit work documenting their 2400 mile-long site specific intervention along the 1821 boundary between Mexico and the United States. The collaborative project is narrated by a thirty-minute documentary film made by José Inerzia.

A chronicle of the trip is available on the project Tumblr page.

Here and Abroad at the Phoenix Art Museum

PAM Norton Family Photography Gallery
May 28, 2016 - October 16, 2015
Gallery Talk  August 10

Here and Abroad includes Taylor's  full portfolio of monument photographs, installed in numerical order, to form a grid.  It  also features thirty recent  photographs that complement and expand upon the artist’s documentation of the border.  Many of the pictures—some of them quite large—were made in the last few of years and enrich the story of Taylor’s experience photographing along the border. 

Monuments and DeLIMITations
                                  Projects by Marcos Ramíre ERRE and David Taylor

Nevada Museum of Art, Center for Art+Environment
February 6, 2015 - April, 17, 2016

Monuments and DeLIMITations presents the selections from Taylor's  portfolio, Monuments : 276 Veiws of the United States-Mexico Border, one of the markers designed for the mapping project done by ERRE and Taylor, and extensive historical and contemporary materials drawn from the project archives of the Center for Art + Environment Archive Collections.

SITElines: Unsettled Landscapes

SITE Santa Fe
July 20, 2014 - January 2015
Opening Festivities July 17-19

SITE Santa Fe announces artists participating in its now biennial exhibition series that explores contemporary art from Nunavut to Tierra del Fuego.

Marcos Ram
írez ERRE and David Taylor will present new work  in the exhibition as a collaborative team.

Border Dynamics Panel Discussion

Thursday, February 27, 2014, 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Tsai Auditorium, David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies, Harvard University

Photographer David Taylor, along with practitioners and scholars who work in visual arts, culture, and geography, will participate in a discussion about artistic and cultural exchanges across the United States–Mexico border. With: Daniel Arreola, Professor, School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning, Arizona State University Tempe; Rubèn Ortiz-Torres, artist, Professor, Department of Visual Arts, University of California, San Diego; and Sergio Delgado, Assistant Professor of Romance Languages and Literatures, Harvard University. Presented in conjunction with the exhibition David Taylor: Working the Line, on view February 26–May 18, 2014 at the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies. Organized by Michelle Lamunière, curator of the exhibition and former John R. and Barbara Robinson Family Assistant Curator of Photography, Harvard Art Museums.

Medium Festival of Photography
San Diego, CA
Sept. 6-8, 2012

Present Tense Lecture Series

2012 marks the inaugural year of the Medium Festival of Photography, a 3-day photography event with a fresh line up of lectures, workshops, and portfolio reviews. Located in the heart of downtown San Diego, the Medium Festival of Photography celebrates all forms of photography and the creative energy of the photographic community during the only event of its kind in Southern California.

Medium offers engaging lectures by a diverse range of working photographers. Admission to each lecture is included with VIP, Festival Pass, and One Day passes.

George Eastman House
International Museum of Photography and Film

"Wish You Were Here" Lecture Series
Frontier/Frontera: Border as Place

6pm, Thursday, June 7, 2012

David Taylor’s work reveals the Mexico/U.S. border as a complex, and often contradictory, social, political, and physical topography. His photographic examination is anchored by an ongoing effort to document each of the 276 obelisks that dot the boundary from Juarez/El Paso to Tijuana/San Diego. 

All “Wish You Were Here” lectures are in the Dryden Theater at George Eastman House. Admission to each lecture is $6 (free to Eastman House members).

Past, Present, Future
: Michael Berman, David Taylor, and Connie Samaras

New Mexico Museum of Art
Oct 28, 2011 - Apr 22, 2012

Curated by Merry Scully

Michael P. Berman, David Taylor and Connie Samaras have all lived and worked in New Mexico and their photographs in this exhibit concentrate on the landscape in and surrounding Southern New Mexico. Their diversity of approach results in three unique and layered sets of images of our desert terrain. This arid land captures time in a fashion that is at once biological, political and hypothetical. A condensation of time is so broad that its only rival for breadth is the sprawl of the site itself. Each of these photographers presents us with a desert landscape that is simultaneously of the present, reflecting the past and hinting at the future.

Silent Sentinels Along a Vast Frontier

From the NY Times Lens Blog:
By Jennifer Hamblet

June 15, 2011

The frontier is subject and studio for Mr. Taylor, who lives in Las Cruces, N.M., not far from the sister cities of El Paso, Tex., and Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua, Mexico. In the course of his broad exploration of border issues, he set out to photograph 276 obelisk monuments, most erected in the 1890s, that demarcate the international
boundary west of El Paso (
more at NYTimes.com).

From the NY Times Lens Facebook Page:

The best photojournalists invite us — or compel us — to look in new ways at subjects we thought we’d already seen every which way.

Marfa Dialogs - Ballroom Marfa

Exhibition, talk and book signing:
David Taylor - Workng the Line

17-19, 2010 in Marfa, Texas.
Ballroom Marfa and The Washington Spectator, in collaboration with The Big Bend Sentinel, Marfa Public Radio and Marfa Book Company, will present Marfa Dialogues: Politics and Culture of the Border, three days of art, film, music, and literature. Be part of dynamic conversations with leading journalists, including Charles Bowden and Mark Danner, listen to the poetry of writer Benjamin Alire Sáenz, see the border through the eyes of photographer David Taylor, and dance to the genre-bending sounds of L.A. band La Santa Cecilia.

Center for Land Use Interpretation

Independent interpreter presentation:
David Taylor - Working the Line
Wednesday August 4, 2010 at 7:00 pm at the CLUI Los Angeles location. (Please arrive early, seating is limited.)
This talk is the third in a series of CLUI Independent Interpreter presentations which are part of an ongoing investigation of the nation's political and physical boundaries. The Independent Interpreter program is made possible by the support of the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts.

Working the Line

New acquisitions show and book launch.
Images from Working the Line will be on view at the
New Mexico History Museum/Palace of the Governors  in Santa Fe from July 15 through September.
Panel discussion, book signing and opening reception
July, 15 from 5:30pm to 7:30pm in the NMHM auditorium and the Triangle Gallery.
Work is also currently on view at
James Kelly Contemporary in Santa Fe.
Copies of Working the Line are available for sale through
Radius Books.


Images from Working the Line are featured in the current issue of PREFIX PHOTO.
Essay by Lee Rodney - Border Rituals
Prefix Photo is a publication of the
Prefix Institute for Contemporary Art in Toronto, Canada.

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