Burrows has exhibited extensively in the UK and abroad including the Chisenhale Gallery London, Arts Space Sidney, Museum of Art Marrakesh, Star Space Shanghai, Circulo des Bellas Artes, Madrid and the Mori Art Museum Tokyo. He participated in Macro/Micro: British Art 1996 – 2002, Kunsthalle Mucsarnok, Budapest. In addition to his solo art practice Burrows has often worked in collaboration, including collaborations with the artists’ group BANK, Bob & Roberta Smith and DJ Simpson.
Since 2005, David Burrows has been collaborating with Simon O’Sullivan to produce the performance-fiction Plastique Fantastique, which has exhibited or performed at venues that include IMT Gallery London, Akershus Kunstsenter Lillestrom, Alice Day Gallery Brussels,Tate Britain and the Royal Academy of the Arts London. Burrows was selected for Becks Futures at the ICA in 2001 and received a Paul Hamlyn Visual Artists Award in 2003.