Ursula Davila-Villa
Co-Founder, Davila-Villa & Stothart

Ursula Davila-Villa is the co-founder of Davila-Villa & Stothart (DVS), an organization devoted to supporting artists and their families on artistic legacy planning and stewardship, studio management, as well as expanding across the globe the cultural and art historical understanding of underrepresented artists. DVS has worked with such artists as Frank Bowling, Mel Chin, Luis Camnitzer, Kurt Kocherscheidt Estate, Lorraine O’Grady, Carolee Schneemann (♰), and Cecilia Vicuña. Before the founding of DVS, she was a Partner at Alexander Gray Associates (2012–2017) where she directed the artistic and operational areas of the gallery. From 2005–2012 she was Associate Curator of Latin American Art at The Blanton Museum of Art at The University of Texas at Austin. In 2012 she was co-curator of El Panal/ The Hive: Third Poli/Gráfica Triennial of San Juan de Puerto Rico. In 2008 she curated a mid-career survey of Mexican artist Yoshua Okon at the Städtische Kunsthalle Munich, Germany. Previously, she worked at Cai Guo-Qiang at Cai Studio, the Guggenheim Museum, Art in General (New York), and Galería OMR (Mexico City). She completed her M.A. in Museum Studies at New York University and holds a BA in architecture and urbanism from the Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey, Mexico, Université Laval, Quebec, Canada, and the Technische Universiteit Delft, Netherlands. She has served as a juror for United States Artists, the National Endowment for the Arts, Fundação Iberê Camargo, Museo de Arte Carrillo Gil, Artist Pension Trust, and the II Texas Biennale. She served on the board of VisualAIDS from 2019 to 2022 and is currently on the board of Women’s Studio Workshop (WSW).

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