Born Madrid, Spain

David began his experimental sound and visual work in Richmond, Virginia while studying at Virginia Commonwealth University. He has exhibited and performed his work widely at museums, art centers, cultural spaces, and many non-traditional venues and locations nationally and internationally. David interweaves pedagogy, curatorial projects, and his own work to examine the social, economic, and cultural implications of technology in the 21st century. He has received grants and awards from The Nevada Arts Council, The Media Arts Project, ISEA, the Art Production Fund and the National Endowment for the Arts. David Sanchez Burr has taught at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, University of Maryland, University College, and New Mexico Highlands University. He is an Assistant Professor of Sculpture and Expanded Media at Lake Forest College in Illinois.

Artist Statement

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 the1980s. To research the depths by which art can demonstrate the spectacle of our time has been a long term pursuit. Through site specific installations, time-based media and performance, I intentionally seek to create a complex blend of cacophony and harmonics to illustrate the times in which we live.


The Information…

This festival will be held from February 29 to March 1 at […]
Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art University of Nevada Las Vegas 4505 S. Maryland […]
States of Democracy  and Borderstasis by Guillermo Gómez-Peña  Exhibit Dates January 23 […]

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

Commiserate, University of Chicago John Crerar Library, Chicago Illinois (multimedia electronic installation)

The Other Side of Paradise, Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art University of Nevada, Las Vegas (video installation)

Big Bad Anthropocene Machine, Davidson College, North Carolina (video installation)


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

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


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

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


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)


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)


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)


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)


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 Sentinel 10/9/2018

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

Sounding to Power: Resistance and Identity in Contemporary Sound Art, College Art Association Conference, Chicago(discussant) 2020

“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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