David Bestué (Barcelona, 1980) is a key example for understanding the critical revisiting of the 20th-century avant-garde and formalist movements in recent years, highlighting above all everything related to the decline of postmodern discourses. His exhaustive dedication has led him to extend his explorations into the realm of architecture and – in this case – into the sphere of engineering by using a concept of ‘space’ that ought to be regarded as a ‘prosthesis of the body’.
Bestué graduated in Fine Arts from the University of Barcelona. He has had a number of solo exhibitions: Aproximación parcial al trabajo de un arquitecto (Sala Montcada, owned by the ‘la Caixa’ Foundation, Barcelona, 2005, and Arkitekturmuseet, Stockholm, 2008), Formalismo puro (Sis Galeria, Sabadell, 2010) and Piedras y poetas (Estrany de la Mota, Barcelona, 2013). He has been an artist in residence at Gasworks (London, 2010) and de_sitio (Mexico City, 2013). He has recently published La línea sin fin, a series of fanzines written together with Andrea Valdés.