David Benforado’s (Athens, 1977) painting process is a tension between slow and rapid movements; slow in the making of colours, grounds and mediums and rapid during the application of paint in which he works decisively. He first perceives the colour and then develops his way through multiple layers on the pictorial space to hide and reveal the composition via marks, impastos and transparencies. 

David Benforado studied painting and sculpture/installation at Brandeis University (USA) under Graham Campbell, Susan Lichman, Tom Bills and Enrico Gatson. He continued his studies at the Hungarian University of Fine Arts (Budapest) under Akos Birkas. He has participated in numerous exhibitions, projects and performances in Europe. His artworks can be found in important private and public collections in Europe and in U.S.A. He lives and works in Athens.



Selected Recent Exhibitions

2021 De Terra e de Bentu, Sa Domu de Tzia Giuannicca, Tratalias, Sardinia (opens on June 26th, click here for more info)
2018 Goats and the Abstract Truth, Kourd Gallery, Athens
Between Sound and Silence
2015 Part 3: Kourd Gallery, Athens
Part 2: Jewish Museum of Greece, Athens
2014 Part 1: Hellenic Foundation for Culture, Berlin

2018 The Poetry of Memory, Contemporary Art Museum of Crete
Salon@Kourd, Kourd Gallery, Athens
2017 No Net Working, Galeria Huuto, Helsinki
2016 Fragments of a Broken Season, Hilbert Raum, Berlin
2015 Light and Heavy, Hilbert Raum, Berlin
Kenophobia, CAN Gallery, Athens
Lange Nacht der Kultur, Internationales Sommeratelier Aschersleben, Germany
2014 Second Time Around: The Hubcap as Art, Museum of the Shenandoah Valley, Virginia, USA
Testrakete 1.0, Fresh Eggs Gallery, Berlin


2015 Internationales Sommeratelier, Aschersleben

2015 – 16 KunstAutomat Projekt, Jewish Museum, Berlin

2014 Fukushima, The Aftermath Performance with Antonis Anissegos, The Story of Berlin