Davina Semo

Overview

Davina Semo (b. 1981, Washington DC) has a BA in Visual Arts from Brown University and an MFA from University of California, San Diego.

Davina Semo is represented by Jessica Silverman Gallery, San Francisco, USA. The artist’s work is currently exhibited at Brooklyn Bridge Park’s Pier 1 in the solo installation Reverberation commissioned by Public Art Fund. Semo recently enjoyed solo shows at Ribordy Thetaz (Geneva, Switzerland), Parts & Labor Beacon (Beacon, NY), Marlborough Contemporary (New York, NY), Jessica Silverman (San Francisco, CA), and the di Rosa Center for Contemporary Art (Napa, CA) wherein the Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Forrest Gander composed poetry and critical reflections to accompany the artists’ new sculpture. Semo has exhibited in prominent group exhibitions at: San Francisco Arts Commission; Contemporary Jewish Museum, San Francisco; SOMArts, San Francisco; Hannah Hoffman Gallery, Los Angeles; Greene Naftali, New York; Shoot The Lobster, Marseille; and PPOW, New York. Semo lives and works in San Francisco.

Works
Biography

Solo and Two-Person Exhibitions
2020 

ReverberationBrooklyn Bridge Park, Pier 1, Brooklyn, NY [organized by Public Art Fund]

Core Reflections, di Rosa Center for Contemporary Art, Napa, CA

 

2019

Agora, Ribordy Thetaz, Geneva, Switzerland
Davina Semo and Deborah RemingtonParts & Labor Beacon, Beacon, NY Precarious Hardware, Jessica Silverman, San Francisco, CA
ALL THE WORLD, Marlborough Contemporary, New York, NY

 

2017 

PHANTOM RINGER, Jessica Silverman, San Francisco, CA

 

2016 

FUBAR, Marlborough Chelsea, New York, NY

SILK FLOSS, ribordy contemporary, Geneva, Switzerland

 

2015 

WHERE LIFE IS HAPPENING, Lyles & King, New York, NY

APPROACH OR ENTERCAPITAL, San Francisco, CA

HOLDING THE BAG, Rawson Projects, New York, NY

 

2014

STAY UP, ribordy contemporary, Geneva, Switzerland
RUDER FORMS SURVIVE, Marlborough Chelsea, New York, NY

 

2013

White Flag Library, St. Louis, MO

 

2012 

Miami - 70 NW 20th Street, Shoot the Lobster, Miami, FL

PACING LIKE A TIGER, Galerie Gabriel Rolt, Amsterdam, Netherlands

 

2011

WE BEGIN WITH THE NOISE, Martos Gallery, New York, NY

BEFORE SHIFTING TO THE BLACKNESS, Rawson Projects, New York, NY

 

Group Exhibitions

2021

New Time: Art and Feminisms in the 21st Century, UC Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, Berkeley, CA

 

2020 

Accrochage, Ribordy Thetaz, Geneva, Switzerland
Homage to a CircleJessica Silverman and Anthony Meier Fine Arts, San Francisco, CA

Conversational Spirits, Jessica Silverman, San Francisco, CA

 

2019 

A Doorknob or a DuckRatio 3, San Francisco, CA
APPENDIXcurated by Todd von Ammon, Marlborough Contemporary, New York, NY RISE, Ribordy Thetaz, Geneva, Switzerland
Primary Directives, Marlborough Contemporary, London, England
Show Me as I Want to Be Seen, Contemporary Jewish Museum, San Francisco, CA

 

2018 

100 SculpturesAnonymous Gallery, Mexico City, Mexico
Horizon Lines, Jessica Silverman at 288 Pacific, San Francisco, CA
An Art Exhibition, The Midwestern Society for Arts & Crafts, Detroit, MI

Kinship, Jessica Silverman, San Francisco, CA

Something (you can't see, on the other side, of the wall from this side) casts a shadow, SOMArts, San Francisco, CA

 

2017 

B(L)ACK, ribordy contemporary, Geneva, Switzerland
Strange Attractors, Redling Fine Art, Los Angeles, CA
An idea of a boundary, San Francisco Arts Commission, San Francisco, CA TOUCHPIECE, Hannah Hoffman Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
The Split, Grin Gallery, Providence, RI
No Boundaries, Marlborough Gallery, New York, NY
Thanks, It’s A Wig, In Limbo, New York, NY
ONLY Small Paintings, Fortnight Institute, New York, NY

 

2016 

SMS SOS, Marlborough Chelsea, New York, NY
BLACK STANDARDCAPITAL at Minnesota Street Projects, San Francisco, CA Vitreous Humor, Kansas Gallery, New York, NY

 

2015 

Brunch Over Troubled Water, Marlborough Chelsea at Plutschow Gallery, Zurich, Switzerland

The Inaugural, Lyles & King, New York, NY
Spiegel im Spiegel (Mirror in Mirror), Mitterand+Cramer, Geneva, Switzerland

Mixed Doubles, organized by Ryan Steadman, New York, NY
David Flaugher and Davina Semo, U.S. Blues, Brooklyn, NY

 

2014

CEMETERIUM, Regina Rex at Emerson Dorsch Gallery, Miami, FL
Broadway Morey Boogie, Marlborough Chelsea, New York, NY
Invitation, ribordy contemporary, Geneva, Switzerland
Stars and Stripes: American Art of the 21st Century from the Goldberg Collection, Bathurst Regional Art Gallery, Bathurst, Australia

About Sculpture #1, Galerie Rolando Anselmi, Berlin, Germany
Aaron Bobrow, Daniel Lefcourt, Davina Semo, Andrea Rosen Gallery 2, New York, NY

 

2013 

XOXO, Night Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

LAT. 41° 7' N., LONG. 72° 19' W, organized by Bob Nickas, Martos Gallery summer location, East Marion, NY
Rock Art & the X-ray Style, organized by Ryan Foerster, 425 Oceanview Ave Brooklyn, New York, NY

Hair and Skin, organized by Isaac Lyles, Derek Eller Gallery, New York, NY XSTRACTION, The Hole, 312 Bowery, New York, NY
The Wall, Marlborough Chelsea, New York, N
Diamonds, Diamonds, Curated by Daniel Feinberg, Gallery Diet, Miami, FL Montsalvat, Bureau, New York, NY

Beyond the Object, Brand New Gallery, Milan, Italy 

But the Clouds, Room East, New York, NY
Twenty Days Later, Nicole Klagsburn, New York, NY

 

2012 

Group Show, ribordy contemporary, Geneva, Switzerland
Weights & Measures, Eleven Rivington, New York, NY
Time, after Time, Ronchini Gallery, London, UK
Marseilles-10 bis rue des Quatre Vents, Shoot the Lobster, Marseille, France 

Creature From the Blue Lagoon, Organized by Bob Nickas, Martos Gallery Summer Location, Bridgehampton, NY

Sweet Distemper, Organized by Isaac Lyles, Derek Eller Gallery, New York, NY Everything's Alright Forever, Curated by Gabriel Rolt in collaboration with Paradise Row, Paradise Row, London, UK
B-OUT, Curated by Scott Hug, Andrew Edlin Gallery, New York, NY
Side Show, Greene Naftali Gallery, New York, NY
Home Again, Again, The Journal Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

 

2011 

SUMMERSHOW, Galerie Gabriel Rolt, Amsterdam, Netherlands
The 2011 Bridgehampton Biennial, Organized by Bob Nickas, Bridgehampton, NY
We Regret To Inform You There Is Currently No Space Or Place For Abstract Painting, Martos Gallery, New York, NY
Borderline, Pablo’s Birthday Gallery, New York, NY

 

2010

HELL, NO!curated by David Louis Fierman and RJ Supa at The Covenant of Saint Cecilia, New York, NY

2up poster project, collaboration with Colleen Asper, PPOW, New York, NY 

Everything in Moderationselected by Melissa Hopson, 106 Green, New York, NY