About

Born: Madrid, Spain

Influenced greatly by the seismic shift of migrating to the United States at an early age, my work is guided by the social, political, cultural, and economic dynamics that have evolved since 1980s. The consummation of power through global neo-liberalism coupled with the explosion of mass-media, popular culture, and an inexhaustible deference to capitalism has us crossing a threshold predicted by Marshal Mcluhan and Guy Debord decades ago. My story of the United States is narrated throughout the body of my work. Being attached in some way to the pursuit of meaning as a compass, I envision my work as a manifestation of technological anti-media, an investment in forward looking possibilities, and a study of the important experiences (social interaction, community building, craft) seemingly lost in this post-human era. The opportunity to counteract the chasms of our debilitated democratic system is always within reach.




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education

2009 Masters of Fine Arts University of Nevada, Las Vegas Nevada

Studio Art Concentration in New Media

1993 Bachelor of Fine Arts Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond Virginia

Concentration in Painting and Printmaking

Recent Exhibitions
2019

Ignition Projects Group Exhibit, Ignition Projects, Chicago Illinois (video installation)

Big Bad Anthropocene Machine, Ignition Projects, Chicago Illinois (multimedia electronic installation)(solo)

2018

Techne Expanding MACAA Conference Exhibition, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, (performance installation)’

Fermentation Fest Farm/Art Dtour Sauk County, Wisconsin (large scale outdoor installation)

2017

Basin and Range, Nevada State College, Henderson, Nevada (video art)

Currents International New Media Festival, Santa Fe, New Mexico (interactive installation)

Tilting the Basin, organized by the Nevada Art Museum Las Vegas, Nevada (interactive installation)

2016

Hot August Nights BLAM! Gallery, Los Angeles, California (video screening)

Tilting the Basin Nevada Museum of Art, Reno Nevada (interactive installation)

Fortress UAMO Media Art Festival , Munich Germany (live video broadcast)

Interlude the Wildlife Divide in Asheville, Black Mountain College and Art Center, Asheville North Carolina (performance and sculpture)

Shimmer a Festival of Light, Light Art and Design Gallery Chapel Hill North Carolina (interactive installation)

2015

ISEA2015 Disrupt, Emily Carr University of Art and Design, Vancouver, Canada (video)

New Acquisitions , The Barrick Museum, Nevada, Las Vegas (video)

Basin And Range Exhibition, Donna Beam Gallery, Las Vegas, Nevada (video)

thaumatology Robert C Turner Gallery, Alfred University, New York (sound)

(re)Happening Black Mountain College, Black Mountain, North Carolina (interactive installation)

citizen speak The Neon Museum, Las Vegas Nevada (interactive installation) (solo)

citizen speak The Barrick Museum, University of Las Vegas, Nevada (interactive installation)(solo)

2014

Life is Beautiful, Downtown Las Vegas, Nevada (video installation)

Democracy of Averages at (e)Merge Art Fair, Washington DC.(performance/sculpture)

MAS @TAM,Torrance Art Museum, Torrance, California (electronic sculpture)

MAS Vegas, Vast Spaces, Henderson Nevada (electronic sculpture)

2013

New Citadel, P3 Studio Art Production Fund Cosmopolitan Hotel and Resort Las Vegas, Nevada(installation)(solo)

Performance Studies International #19, Stanford University, Stanford California. (performance)

Winchester Neighborhood Rehabilitation Project, Las Vegas Nevada.(Public Art)

Beautiful Fields: Memphis Social, an Apex Art Franchise Exhibition Memphis Tennessee Curated by Tom McGlynn(Installation)

Beyond Sunrise Mountain, Clark County Government Center Las Vegas Nevada (sculpture installation)(solo)


Recent Bibliography

Jeffrey Brown PBS News Hour This festival aims to bridge the urban-rural political divide ‘in a time of rot’ 11/2/2018

Mary Louise Schumaker Thousands journey to Driftless Area for culture, agriculture and political subtext Journal Sentinel10/9/2018

Las Vegas Weekly ‘Tilting the Basin’ unites the state’s art scenes in a glorious show of strength 3/22/2017

Vancouver Sun Wild Electronics, The Art of Trespassing and Revisiting the 70’s 8/11/2015

Dawn-Michelle Baude “Artists take on the Expanse of Basin and Range” Las Vegas Weekly 6/24/2015

Carol Cling “Neon Museum invites families to join ‘citizen speak’” Las Vegas Review Journal, 4-17-2015

Kristen Peterson “Broadcasting from the Neon Boneyard: Artist David Sanchez Burr Community Radio” Las Vegas Weekly 4-22-2015

Nevada Public Radio DC Blog MAS, Covered 5/20/2015

Recent Conferences/Panel Discussions/Lectures/Interviews

“The Cacophony of Choice” Arts in Society Conference, Instituto Politecnico de Lisboa, Lisbon Portugal (presenter) 2019

“The Cacophony of Choice” Faculty Discussions, Lake Forest College, Lake Forest Illinois (presenter) 2019

“Techne Expanding” MACAA Conference, Lincoln Nebraska (presenter) 2018

“Maintenance and Decay” Nevada Art Museum, Reno, (presenter) Nevada 2016

“The Wildlife Divide” SECAC Annual Conference,(presenter) Roanoke Virginia 2016

“Metasonic” Alfred University Alfred, New York (presenter) 2016

“Disruption” ISEA 2015 Emily Carr University, Vancouver Canada (presenter) 2015

“NOWHERADIO” NMHU Research Conference, Las Vegas New Mexico (presenter) 2015

“Conversations: Alternative Spaces” Panelist, Contemporary Art Center, Las Vegas Nevada (panelist) 2013

“P3 Studio” KNPR 88.9 Las Vegas, Nevada (interview) 2013


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