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David Torres was born in 1990 in Bogotá, Colombia. He grew up in the midst of a porcelain factory founded and run by his parents, which brought him into direct contact with craftsmanship, sculpture and modelling at an early age. For this reason he has always been interested in the process and figurative aesthetics of classical porcelain.

He is especially fascinated by the role played by the porcelain and ceramic routes through our history.  After graduating from the Escuela de Artes y Letras from Colombia, he began his career with several art exhibitions, carried out social projects in which ceramics were the central element of the work and also taught ceramics at a school for autistic children. At the same time, he designed his first line of porcelain jewellery. It was then that David realised that the central focus of his work was porcelain. In order to deepen his technical and conceptual knowledge, he decided to study for a master's degree in ceramics at the University of Koblenz (IKKG), which he successfully completed with the support of a DAAD scholarship.

Thanks to his years of experience, he is very familiar with the traditional process of making and processing porcelain and ceramics. In addition, his forte is modelling, plaster mould making, glazing techniques and casting techniques. He worked as an industrial ceramist for the Ceramic Workshops of Hedwig Bollhagen, a manufactory with a long history in the design of Bauhaus-style ceramics in Germany.

He is currently a member of the Liebertee Ceramics Workshop in Berlin where he develops his ceramic design objects. He has been awarded third place in the Richard Bampi prize and is currently doing an artistic residency at the renowned Meissen Porcelain Manufactory, where he is developing an art project on the relationship between porcelain and cocaine in Colombia during the 1990s.

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