CV David Brooks (selected)


Born 1975 in Brazil, Indiana

Lives and works in New York City



2009 MFA, Columbia University, School of the Arts, New York, NY

2000 BFA, The Cooper Union, School of Art, New York, NY

1998 Städelschule, Staatliche Hochschule für Bildende Künste, Frankfurt am Main, Germany




Galerie für Landschaftskunst, Hamburg, Germany (forthcoming)

Museum 52, New York, NY (forthcoming)


Trophic Pyramids (and their Producers), The Armory, New York, NY

Terra Firma, Centro Medico Santagostino, Milan, Italy


Naturae Vulgaris, Museum 52, New York, NY


Quick Millions, Museum 52, New York, NY




Bold Tendencies, International Sculpture Show in Peckham Car Park, London

The Wilderness, curated by Rene Morales, Miami Art Museum, Miami, FL

Oceanomania, Nouveau Musée National de Monaco

Ecotopia, Dunlop Gallery, Regina, CA

Voyage On An Uncanny Sea, curated by Mark Dion, Gallery Diet, curated by Mark Dion, Miami, FL


Greater New York, Museum of Modern Art PS1, L.I.C., NY

Knight’s Move, curated by Fionn Meade, Sculpture Center, L.I.C., NY

Strange Travelers, curated by Mark Dion, Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York, NY

Portugal Arte, curated by Johannes VanDerBeek, Lisbon, Portugal

BiodiverCITY, curated by Natalie Jeremijenko, Gallery @ the Embassy, Embassy of Australia

Natural Renditions, Marlborough Gallery, New York, NY

The Backroom, Greater New York, MoMA PS1, L.I.C., NY

No Show, Spencer Brownstone Gallery, New York, NY

Seedlings, curated by Regine Basha, The Dallas Contemporary, Dallas, TX

Blatt Spezial 04.05.2010. Blatt Spezial edition, Frankfurt am Main, 2010

Visiting Artist Exhibition, The NOCCA Institute, New Orleans, LA

8 ½ x 11, The Rema Hort Mann Foundation, New York, NY

{of, with, as, for, them, and, it} Workstylings, w/ J. Morgan Puett. Alexander Gray Assoc., NY

Common Jive, curated by Julie Fishkin, Elizabeth Foundation, New York, NY

Renovating Walden Lyceum, Tufts University Art Gallery, Boston, MA


Impermanent Collections, Art In General, New York, NY

On From Here, Guild and Greyshkul, New York, NY

The Fuzzy Set, LA>EAF ’09, Socrates Sculpture Park, L.I.C., NY

Aggregate, Westport Arts Center, Westport, CT

The Kings County Biennial, James Fuentes LLC, New York, NY

Nada County Fair, curated by Johannes Vanderbeek, NADA Invisible Spaces, Brooklyn, NY

Time Pyramid, Silver Shed, New York, NY

Everbody’s Got (more) Money Issues, Area Chicago, Chicago, IL

system:system, St. Cecilia Convent, Brooklyn, NY

Exhibition 2.10242009, MVSEVM, Chicago, IL

New Perspectives, Affirmation Arts, New York, NY




Hamburg Gastatelier Fleetinsel, Hamburg, Germany


Foundation for Contemporary Arts grant, New York, NY

De la Cruz Collection Residency Program, Miami, FL


Marie Walsh Sharpe, Space Program, Brooklyn, New York

Emerging Artist Fellowship Program, Socrates Sculpture

Park, Long Island City, NY

In the Public Realm (short list), Public Art Fund, New York

Aquatic Biodiversity of Peruvian Amazon – research grant, Coypu Foundation, New Orleans

The Compass Fund – scholarship, Columbia University, New York, NY




Lorem Ipsum Dolor Sit Amet, (w/ Kevin Zucker) Nieman Gallery, New York, NY

Master Class / Gamefeed, (taxidermy & cooking demonstration), Museum 52, New York, NY




Aquatic Biodiversity Survey of the Southern Peruvian Amazon: Part I of a III-Part Survey. Peru

An ongoing project with Dr. Nathan Lujan, in conjunction with Texas A&M University and the Coypu Foundation of

New Orleans, to survey and inventory the

poorly studied aquatic biodiversity of rivers draining the southern Peruvian Andes into the Amazon Basin.


Pond House Pond – Mildred’s Lane Historical Society, Beach Lake, PA

A three year project to integrate systems of landscape design, aquacultural dwelling, progressive sustainable

technologies and the notion of Earthworks; to

conceptualize, design and build a complete aquatic environment for both humans and non-humans – in collaboration

with Mark Tholman, Mark Dion, Natalie

Jeremijenko and J. Morgan Puett.