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Videos

  • Art 21, David Brooks Hits the Pavement, March, 2017.
  • Art 21, New York Close Up: David Brooks is in His Element, March, 2013.
  • Art 21, New York Close Up: David Brooks Tears the Roof Off, July, 2012.
  • Continuous Service Altered Daily: The Movie (Loop), May, 2016.
  • The Aldrich, David Brooks: Continuous Service Altered Daily, July, 2016.
  • The Aldrich, In Dialogue with Timothy Morton and David Brooks’ Continuous Service Altered Daily, June, 2016.
  • PBS: The Art Assignment, Never Seen, Never Will — David Brooks, March, 2014.
  • Storm King Art Center, David Brooks, 2013.
  • MoMA, Greater New York 2010 at MoMA PS1: David Brooks, June, 2010.
  • Art Production Fund, Desert Rooftops: David Brooks and Art Production Fund, November, 2011.
  • Art Basel, Art Basel in Basel 2014, June, 2014.
  • Sculpture Center, Making of: David Brooks’ Partially Buried Boardwalk (with observation tower), October, 2010.
  • Marfa Dialogues/NY at Socrates Sculpture Park, Gap Ecology (Three Still Lives with Cherry Pickers and Palms), 2013.
  • Press

  • Andy Battaglia, Sound Disposition: A Personal, Peculiar Top 10 of a Memorable Year in Art, ArtNews, December, 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

    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 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.