• Patrick Jaojoco, DAVID BROOKS: Rock, Mosquito and Hummingbird: A Prehistory of Governor’s Island, The Brooklyn Rail, November 2, 2017.
  • David Brooks, Notes Toward a Manifesto for the Future Infrastructuralists!, The River Rail, January 18, 2018.
  • Louis Bury, The Ghosts of Our Future Climate at Storm King, Hyperallergic, July 29, 2018.
  • Ian Bourland, An Artist Dug Up the Secret Prehistory of Governors Island , Garage Magazine, August 21, 2017.
  • David Brooks and Greg Lindquist, David Brooks with Greg Lindquist, The Brooklyn Rail, June 1, 2017.
  • Andy Battaglia, Sound Disposition: A Personal, Peculiar Top 10 of a Memorable Year in Art, ArtNews, December, 2016.
  • Yates McKee, From Eco-Art to Biopolitical Struggle: An Expansion of Social Ecologies, Brooklyn Rail Curatorial Projects, 2016.
  • Mark Dion and David Brooks, A Bucket List for Artists Working in the Age of Ecological Collapse, The Brooklyn Rail, November 5, 2015.
  • International Sculpture Center, David Brooks' Repositioned Core at the Visual Arts Center, Re:Sculpt, International Sculpture Center, November, 2014.
  • Mary Mattingly, David Brooks by Mary Mattingly, Bomb Magazine, May 29, 2014.
  • Susan Hodara, Where Art Is in the Air, and in the Ground, New York Times, October, 2013.
  • David Shapiro, Without Walls, Columbia Magazine, 2013.
  • Mara Hoberman, David Brooks, Artforum, 2011.
  • Carol Vogel, Installation in a Lot, November 10, 2011.
  • Nicholas Weist, David Brooks Hits the Roof, Art in America, December 7, 2011.
  • Rachel Wetzler, Preserving a Forest at MoMA PS1, MoMA Inside/Out Blog, July, 2010.
  • Bio

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    David Brooks (b. 1975 Brazil, Indiana) is an artist whose work considers the relationship between the individual and the built and natural environment. His work investigates how cultural concerns cannot be divorced from the natural world, while also questioning the terms under which nature is perceived and utilized.

    Brooks has exhibited at the Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, CT; the Dallas Contemporary; Tang Museum, NY; Nouveau Musée National de Monaco; Sculpture Center, NYC; The Visual Arts Center, Austin; Galerie für Landschaftskunst, Hamburg; Nevada Museum of Art; and MoMA/PS1, among others. Major commissions include Storm King Art Center, NY; deCordova Museum, MA, and Cass Sculpture Foundation, UK, as well as Desert Rooftops in Times Square, a 5000 sq. ft. urban earthwork commissioned by Art Production Fund.

    Brooks is the recipient of several prestigious awards, including the Rome Prize, a grant from the Foundation for Contemporary Arts, a research grant to the Ecuadorian Amazon from the Coypu Foundation, and a Smithsonian Artist Research Fellowship. David Brooks currently lives and works between New York City and New Orleans.