Sebastián Eduardo Dávila studied art history and film studies in Jena, Berlin, and Mexico City. His dissertation deals with materiality in art practices from postwar Guatemala. He formed part of the research training group “Cultures of Critique” at the Leuphana University (Lüneburg) and was a Visiting Student Researcher at Stanford University. He has published articles and reviews in exhibition catalogues, magazines and journals, as well as in the anthology Museums, Transculturality and the Nation State: Case Studies from a Global Context. Together with other colleagues from the training group, he edited the anthology On Withdrawal: Scenes of Refusal, Disappearance, and Resilience in Art and Cultural Practices. He has spoken at conferences and symposia such as “In-Between: Art and Cultural Practices From Here”, organized between Stanford and Berkley University and held at the SFMOMA in 2023, “Worldviews: Latin American Art and the Decolonial Turn”, organized between Cambridge University and the University of the Arts in London and held online in 2021, and “Seeing More Queerly in 21st Century”, organized by the University of Miami in 2020. In 2023, he co-curated the panel “Touching Land: Creative Practices for Planetary Be/Longings” at the Latin American Studies Association Congress in Vancouver. He is part of the political group “VOCES de Guatemala en Berlín”.