Representing forty-three artists and estates, David Zwirner is a contemporary art gallery active in both the primary and secondary markets. Since opening its doors in 1993, it has been home to innovative, singular, and pioneering exhibitions across a variety of media and genres. The gallery has helped foster the careers of some of the most influential artists working today, including Luc Tuymans and Neo Rauch, who had their U.S. debut exhibitions at the gallery (in 1994 and 2000, respectively), and has maintained long-term representation of a wide-ranging, international group of artists. During the 1990s, the gallery began representing Michaël Borremans, Raoul De Keyser, Stan Douglas, Marcel Dzama, On Kawara, Toba Khedoori, Jockum Nordström, Raymond Pettibon, Thomas Ruff, Katy Schimert, Yutaka Sone, Diana Thater, and Christopher Williams.
The gallery’s relocation from SoHo to West 19th Street in New York’s Chelsea district in 2002, and its expansion from 10,000 to 30,000 square feet in 2006, has allowed multiple full-scale exhibitions to be mounted simultaneously. Since 2000, more artists have subsequently joined the gallery, including Adel Abdessemed, Tomma Abts, Francis Alÿs, Karin Mamma Andersson, R. Crumb, Philip-Lorca diCorcia, Marlene Dumas, Suzan Frecon, Isa Genzken, Chris Ofili, Daniel Richter, Michael Riedel, James Welling, Yan Pei-Ming, and Lisa Yuskavage.
The gallery also represents the Estates of Dan Flavin, Gordon Matta-Clark, John McCracken, Alice Neel, Jason Rhoades, Fred Sandback, and Al Taylor. In 2010, David Zwirner announced its exclusive representation of Judd Foundation. In 2011, the gallery announced its representation of Carol Bove in partnership with Maccarone, New York. In 2012, Doug Wheeler joined the gallery, followed by Yayoi Kusama in 2013.