David Brits is an award-winning artist whose experimental métier is dedicated to investigations in public-scale sculpture. Equally energised by material exploration and archival investigation, Brits’ practice spans installation, print-making, drawing, and film.

Major public sculpture commissions include the Desmond Tutu HIV Foundation, the Spier Arts Trust, and the Iziko South African National Gallery.

Brits is the winner of the Rupert Foundation’s inaugural Social Impact Arts Prize and a recipient of the Barbara Fairhead Award for Social Responsibility in Art. He is a founding member and curator of The Ramp, a multidisciplinary project space in Cape Town. 

Recent exhibitions include Time is a Flat Circle, Brits’ solo exhibition curated by Camila Maissune at MovArt Gallery, Lisbon, as well as inclusions in the Matereality group show at the Iziko South African National Gallery, curated by Andrea Lewis, and Fullhouse at blank projects, Cape Town.

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16 —18 Feb 2024 ︎︎︎Investec Cape Town Art Fair, presented by MovArt Gallery (Luanda/Lisbon).


Tears Become Rain: Social Impact Arts Prize film launch & immersive exhibition, Latitudes Online ︎︎︎ Click to view.