Buenos Aires, 1946
David Lamelas studied at the Academia Nacional de Bellas Artes (National Fine Arts Academy) in Buenos Aires. In 1965 he collaborated alongside Pablo Suárez, Leopoldo Maler, Rodolfo Prayón and Floreal Amor in La menesunda, happening-tour by Marta Minujín and Rubén Santantonín. That same year, he participated in the Braque Award, the Honor Ver y Estimar Award (Honor See and Appreciate), and in an exhibition curated by Jorge Romero Brest at Guernica Gallery. In 1966, he received a mention in the Nacional Award from the Torcuato Di Tella Institute and participated one more time in the Honor Ver y Estimar Award. In 1967, he participated in Más allá de la geometría, Experiencias visuales 67 y Estructuras primarias II (Beyond Geometry, Visual Experiences 67 and Primary Structures II). That same, year he was distinguished in the IX International San Pablo Biennale alongside Jasper Johns (USA), Carlos Cruz-Diez (Venezuela) and Michelangelo Pistoletto (Italia). In 1968, he obtained a scholarship by the British Council and traveled to London to study at St. Martin´s School of Arts, where he started making video works and films. He participated, also, in Materiales, nuevas técnicas, nuevas expresiones (Materials, New Techniques, New Expressions) and in the Experiences 68 of the Torcuato Di Tella Institute. He represented Argentina at the XXXIV Venice Biennale and participated in Beyond Geometry: An Extension of Visual-Artistic Language in Our Time at the Center for Inter-American Relations of New York. In 1972 he exhibited at documenta 5, in Kassel. From 1976 onwards he altered his residence between Los Angeles, New York, Berlin, Paris and Buenos Aires.