David Bade was born in Curaçao in 1970. He is a sculptor, a painter, makes installations and drawings. His work is often large scale. In 2004 he initiated the successful art-project Arte Swa, using art to unite people from different back grounds and age groups. A total of 150 participants worked together in an old monumental building at the Bargestraat in Scharloo. Together with Tirzo Martha and Nancy Hoffmann he founded Instituto Buena Bista (IBB) in 2006 to create a platform for contemporary art in Curaçao. Although he leads a dynamic life which includes lots of traveling, Bade still finds time to guide, coach and inspire the young students at IBB.