Tim Davies was selected to represent Wales in a solo exhibition of video and two-dimensional work at the 54th Venice Biennale of Art in 2011. Three videos made in response to this invitation are on show in his exhibition Drift at the National Museum of Wales from 9th March to 26th May 2013 as part of the Diffusion Cardiff International Festival of Photography.
The films Drift and Frari, which were shown at the Venice Biennale, plus the new work Capricci, are shown together for the first time in a single installation.
A film documenting his site-reponsive work Llawr Fforestfach: Returned Parquet was recently on show as part of the Caribbean - Crossroads of the World exhibition at El Museo del Barrio, New York. For this work, the artist shipped a reclaimed mahogany floor from Wales to Belize and laid it in the rainforest.
Writing in the New Nork Times, Bruce Barcott said of this piece:
...All of Belize's complex colonial history is contained in this old wood floor. Davies laid the wood in a herringbone pattern so tight you could waltz on it. We all stood on the floor and watched ants run soldierly lines across the parquet strips. The wood is slowly bleaching and rotting. It will eventually decompose into soil that may, years from now, nurture a young mahogany tree...
Critic Sue Steward says Tim Davies' work often conceals complex and unexpected connections with politics, class and environmental issues....Subtlety and simplicity are Davies' trademark; but his works shine with considered layers of meaning.
Davies' work is represented in private collections and in the Arts Council Collection at the Southbank Centre, London; the National Museum of Wales, Cardiff; the Glynn Vivian Gallery, Swansea; the National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth; the Harris Museum, Preston and the British Council Collection.
Tim Davies works in a range of media and is based in Swansea, Wales.