JAIME DAVIDOVICH

Jaime Davidovich was born in Argentina where he studied painting in the Ecole de Paris style. He began to explore video art in the late 1960s. His first video works were extensions of paintings. His first video installation took place at the Akron Art Institute, Akron, Ohio in 1972. From 1971 to 1975 he created video interventions and started the adhesive tape Interventions, both in the urban landscape. In the 1970s Davidovich showed at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Whitney Museum of American Art, and other notable institutions around the world. From 1976 to 1984 he became involved with Public Access Cable Television, using his alter ego (Dr. Videovich) to run a weekly program entitled “The Live! Show.” From 1985 to 1993, Davidovich worked on installations of video and painting reflecting the changes on the globalization of the cultural discourse. In 1993 he began producing his Paintings on Real Time, which were installed in 1999 at the Lehman College Art Gallery in New York City. In 2000 under the auspices of the LMCC, Davidovich was an artist in residence on the 91st Floor of the WTC where he completed his View from Above series of video paintings. In 2010 he had a retrospective of his early video, adhesive tapes interventions and television work from 1968-1984 at ARTIUM in Vitoria Gasteiz, Spain.