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.

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.

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. 

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26 Oct—30 Nov 2023: Liminal States group show, THK Gallery, Cape Town. 


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