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