David Burrows was the first Australian to complete the 2 year post graduate program at the esteemed French contemporary art institute Le Fresnoy National Studio (2007). After which he was awarded a 2-year residency at the Cite International des Arts in Paris by the the French Ministry of Culture (2007 - 2009), where he completed several new works as well as a commission overseen by Le Laboratoire to create in a collaborative work.Read More
His short film morning/evening/morning (2006) has toured to several international film festivals as well as being sold to Russian television. In his time in France he worked very closely with eminant filmmaker / artist Chantal Akerman, traveling to Shanghai and Siberia with her. He also made a short reportage on the forest activists in Tasmania which he sold to Franco-German television subculture show TRACKS screened on ARTE.
While living in Paris David worked as artist assistant to renowned Japanese sound artist Ryoji Ikeda.
David returned to Australia in 2010 with a sweep of local residencies including Bundanon, Nillumbik Shire's Laughing Waters and the La Trobe Universities Visual Arts Center in Bendigo. Since this time David has been living and working in Melbourne. In this period he has continued to exhibit nationally and internationally, most recently as an invited artist to the Liquid Architecture Antactic Convergence Exhibition curated by Philip Samartzis. The large scale public commission of Mirage Project (IceBerg) in Melbounre's iconic Federation Square and the commission of Mirage Project (Forest) for Strasbourg, France.