David Medalla

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David Cortez Medalla (23 March 1942, Manila, Philippines – 28 December 2020, Manila, Philippines) was a Filipino international artist and political activist. His work ranged from sculpture and kinetic art to painting, installation, and performance art.

He co-founded Signals London in 1964 and edited the Signals Newsbulletin until 1966. Medalla founded the Exploding Galaxy, an artists collective, in 1967 and from 1974-77 was chairman of Artists for Democracy, dedicated to supporting liberation movements worldwide. He lived and worked between London, New York and Paris.

  • editor, Signals: Newsbulletin of the Centre for Advanced Creative Study, 10 issues, London: Signals Gallery, Aug 1964-Mar 1966; facsimile repr., index by Julian Zinovieff, London: Institute of International Visual Arts, 1995. [1] [2] [3] [4] Review: Overy (1997).
  • Adam Nankervis, "A Stitch in Time: David Medalla", Mousse 29, Milan, 2011. (English)/(Italian)
  • N P James, David Medalla: Works in the World - Exploding Galaxy, The Bubble Machine, Cv Publications, 2012, 64 pp. Excerpt. Interview with Medalla explores his art, performance and poetry from 1960 in London and Paris to the present day. [5]