David Breuer-Weil

David Breuer-Weil was born in London in 1965 and studied at Central Saint Martin’s School of Art under Henry Moore’s assistant Shelley Fausset and at Clare College, Cambridge. Breuer-Weil is famed for his monumental solo shows of vast painted canvases referred to as the Projects. ‘The Project’ was held in 2001 at the Roundhouse, Camden; ‘Project 2’ was held at the Bargehouse, OXO Tower in 2003; ‘Project 3’ was then held in conjunction with the Ben Uri Gallery and Museum in 2007 and at the beginning of 2013 ‘Project 4’ was staged in The Vaults, Waterloo.

Alongside the Projects Breuer-Weil continues to produce paintings, sculpture and smaller scale works on paper. Breuer-Weil has emerged as one of the leading contemporary British sculptors with iconic works such as Brothers and Alien displayed to great public and critical acclaim. These powerful works have been installed in major public spaces in London including Hampstead Heath, Hanover Square, Grosvenor Gardens, Marble Arch and around the world.

Visitor, Visitor 2 and Alien were included in Sotheby’s 2010, 2011 and 2013 Beyond Limits exhibitions at Chatsworth House. His sculptures and two-dimensional works have been exhibited with the National Trust more recently. In 2016-2017 Breuer-Weil exhibited alongside Edmund de Waal and Hans Coper at the Jewish Museum, London. In June-July 2017 Christie’s held a solo show of monumental Breuer-Weil sculpture that was held at various locations across London;
Cavendish Square, St Pancras, Portman Square and the Economist Plaza. In the summer of 2018 a new monumental work, Flight, was installed into Marble Arch.
A film about the artist, The King of Nerac, directed by Annie Sulzberger, was premiered in 2015 at the Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA), London and in New York at the Lincoln Center. Variety describes the film as delivering “a remarkably detailed study of one man’s artistic process … his huge statues and canvases invites bigscreen play”.

Skira published the monograph David Breuer-Weil: Radical Visionary in 2011. Breuer-Weil lives and works in London.

Selected exhibitions, works in Collections, Public Spaces and Film

David Breuer-Weil at Christie’s: Flight at Marble Arch,
London, June 2018-May 2019

Airborne at E & R Cyzer Gallery, London, an exhibition of
new works, October-November 2018

David Breuer-Weil at Christie’s: an exhibition of
monumental sculptures across London, June-July 2017

Animal Farm, Beastly Muses and Metaphors, 2016, Sotheby’s S
| 2, London

Out of Chaos, Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle, UK, 2016-2017

Shaping Ceramics: From Lucie Rie to Edmund de Waal, Jewish
Museum, London, 2016-2017

Museo Berardo Collection, Lisbon, Portugal, Permanent
Collection, Monumental Sculpture, Alien (David Breuer-
Weil)

Brothers (David Breuer-Weil), Monumental Sculpture,
installed at Marble Arch, London, UK, 2016

Alien (David Breuer-Weil), Monumental Sculpture, installed
at Mottisfont (National Trust House), Hampshire, UK,
(September 2015-November 2016)

Cafesjian Museum of Art, Armenia, Permanent Collection,
Monumental Sculpture, Visitor 1 (David Breuer-Weil)

Emergence (David Breuer-Weil), Monumental Sculpture,
installed in Portman Square, London, UK, 2013-current

Alien (David Breuer-Weil), Monumental Sculpture, installed
in Grosvenor Gardens, London, UK, 2013-2015

Centenary Exhibition: Out of Chaos – Ben Uri: 100 Years in
London, Somerset House, London, UK, 2015

ICA (Institute of Contemporary Arts), London, UK,
Screening of Breuer-Weil film, The King of Nerac (directed
by Annie Sulzberger) and attendant discussion, January 2015

The Film Society of the Lincoln Centre in association with
the New York Jewish Film Festival, at the Walter Reade
Theatre, Screening of Breuer-Weil Film, The King of Nerac
(directed by Annie Sulzberger) and attendant discussion,
January 2015

Emergence (David Breuer-Weil), Monumental Sculpture,
installed in Hanover Square, London, UK, 2012

Visitor 1 (David Breuer-Weil), Monumental Sculpture,
installed in Golders Hill Park Lily Pond, Hampstead Heath,
London, UK, 2012

Teddy Kollek Park, Jerusalem, Israel, Monumental Public
Sculpture, Permanent Installation, Jerusalem, Centre of the
World (David Breuer-Weil)

Children’s Wing of Shaare Zedek Hospital, Jerusalem, Israel,
Monumental Public Sculpture, Permanent Installation, Soul
(David Breuer-Weil)

David Breuer-Weil, Project 3, Solo Exhibition, Ben Uri
Gallery and Museum, The London Jewish Museum of Art,
Covent Garden, London, 2007

Closing the Door? Immigrants to Britain 1905-2005, The
Jewish Museum, London (also featured Chris Ofili, Qu Lei
Lei, Amal Ghosh and others), 2005

Select Bibliography

David Breuer-Weil: an exhibition of monumental sculptures,
2017, exhibition catalogue, Christie’s, London

Animal Farm, Beastly Muses and Metaphors, 2016, exhibition
catalogue, Sotheby’s S | 2, London

The Economist, “Q & A with David Breuer-Weil”, 2016

David Breuer-Weil: Soul, 2016, Shaare Zedek (ed. C. Craig, J.
Bernstein), Jerusalem

Highlights from the Ben Uri Collection, 2015, The Ben Uri
Gallery and Museum, London

Out of Chaos, Ben Uri: 100 Years in London, 2015, exhibition
catalogue, The Ben Uri Gallery and Museum, London

Review of The King of Nerac, “Variety”, London, 2015

Beyond Limits, Sotheby’s at Chatsworth, 2013, exhibition
catalogue, Sotheby’s

David Breuer-Weil: Jerusalem Centre of the World, ed. C.
Craig, 2013, commissioned by the Jerusalem Foundation

David Breuer-Weil: Project 4, 2013, exhibition catalogue
(sponsored by Artnet), London

David Breuer-Weil, Radical Visionary, 2011, A Monograph on
David Breuer-Weil, Published by Skira, Milan

Beyond Limits, Sotheby’s at Chatsworth, 2011, exhibition
catalogue, Sotheby’s

Beyond Limits, Sotheby’s at Chatsworth, 2010, exhibition
catalogue, Sotheby’s

David Breuer-Weil: Project 3, 2007, exhibition catalogue,
Ben Uri Gallery and Museum, supported by European

Association for Jewish Culture, Seven Dials WC2, NCP and
Brado Group