Edition 2005


Born in 1949 in Los Angeles, lives and works in Riverside, California.
John Divola BA, 1971 California State University, Northridge; MA 1973: MFA 1974, University of California, Los Angeles. Since 1975 he has taught photography and art at numerous institutions including California Institute of the Arts (1978-1988), and since 1988 he has been a Professor of Art at the University of California, Riverside. Since 1975, Divola's work has been featured in more than fifty solo exhibitions in the United States, Japan, Europe, Mexico, and Australia. Since 1973 his work has been included in more than one hundred and fifty group exhibitions in the United States, Europe, and Japan. Among Divola's Awards are Individual Artist Fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts (1973, 1976, 1979, 1990), a John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Fellowship (1986), a Flintridge Foundation Fellowship (1998), a City of Los Angeles Artist Grant (1999) and a California Arts Council Individual Artist Fellowship (1998). Three recent books by John Divola are, Continuity. Book of original art work and preface by John Divola. Ram Publications/Smart Art Press, Los Angeles, California. October, 1997. 72 pages, Isolated Houses, Book of Original Artwork with Essay by Jan Tumlir, 48 pages with 24 color plates, Nazraeli Press, 2000, and Dogs Chasing My Car In The Desert, preface by John Divola, 48 pages with 20 duotone plates, Nazraeli Press, 2004. John Divola works primarily with photography and digital imaging. While he has approached a broad range of subjects he is currently moving through the landscape looking for evidence of existential desire.
  • Institutional partners

    • République Française
    • Région Provence Alpes Côté d'Azur
    • Département des Bouches du Rhône
    • Arles
    • Le Centre des monuments nationaux est heureux de soutenir les Rencontres de la Photographie d’Arles en accueillant des expositions dans l’abbaye de Montmajour
  • Main partners

    • Fondation LUMA
    • BMW
    • SNCF
    • Kering
  • Media partners

    • Arte
    • Lci
    • Konbini
    • Le Point
    • Madame Figaro
    • France Culture