John Gerrard


Born in Dublin, Ireland, 1974

Lives and works in Vienna, Austria & Dublin, Ireland



MSc Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland, 2000-01

MFA The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago IL, 1998-00

National College of Art+Design, Dublin, Ireland, 1998-00

BFA Sculpture, The Ruskin School of Fine Art and Drawing, Oxford University, Oxford, England, 1994-97



Solo Exhibitions



Forthcoming: Mirror Pavilion, Leaf Work, Galway International Arts Festival, Galway, Ireland


Western Flag (Spindletop, Texas), Hamburg Rathausmarkt, Hamburg, Germany



Solar Reserve, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles CA



Solar Pavillion/Flag, Galway International Arts Festival, Galway, Ireland

Western Flag, Somerset House with Channel 4, London, England

X.laevis (Spacelab) 2017, Simon Preston Gallery, New York NY



John Gerrard: Power. Play, Ullens Centre for Contemporary Art, Beijing, China



Exercise, Kunsthalle Darmstadt, Darmstadt, Germany

Farm, Thomas Dane Gallery, London, England



Sow Farm, Rat Hole Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

Solar Reserve, Lincoln Center in Association with the Public Art Fund, New York NY

Exercise, Borusan Contemporary, Istanbul, Turkey

Exercise (Djibouti), Screenspace, Melbourne, Australia



Exercise, Simon Preston Gallery, New York NY

Pulp Press (Kistefos), Kistefos Museet, Jevnaker, Norway

Cuban School, Galway International Arts Festival, Galway, Ireland



John Gerrard, Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art, Middlesborough, England

Exercise (Djibouti), Modern Art Oxford, Oxford, England



Live Fire Exercise (in collaboration with Wayne McGregor) Royal Ballet, Royal Opera House, London, England

Sow Farm, Galerie Schloss Damtschach, Damtschach, Austria

Infinite Freedom Exercise, Manchester International Festival, Manchester, England

John Gerrard, Perth Institute of Contemporary Art, Perth, Australia

John Gerrard, Ivory Press, Madrid, Spain

John Gerrard, Void, Derry, Northern Ireland



Cuban School (Community 5th of October), Simon Preston Gallery, New York NY

Oil Stick Work, Canary Wharf Station for Art on the Underground, London, England

John Gerrard, Thomas Dane Gallery, London, England

Sow Farm: What You See is Where You're At, Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh, Scotland



Directions: John Gerrard, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, D.C.

John Gerrard Animated Scene, 53rd International Art Exhibition, La Biennale di Venezia, Venice, Italy

Oil Stick Work, Simon Preston Gallery, New York, NY

Knoedler Project, Knoedler Project Space, New York, NY

John Gerrard / Glenn Ligon, Illingworth Kerr Gallery, Alberta College of Art and Design, Alberta, Canada



John Gerrard / Joy Gerrard, Temple Bar Gallery and Studios, Dublin, Ireland



Dark Portraits, hilger contemporary, Vienna, Austria



Dark Portraits, RHA Gallagher Gallery, Dublin, Ireland



New Work, The Gallery of Photography, Dublin, Ireland



30 Seconds of Desire, Zolla Lieberman Gallery, Chicago IL



Group Exhibitions



Gwangju Biennale, Gwangju, South Korea



Galway International Arts Festival, Claddagh, Galway City; Derrigimlagh Bog, Clifden, Ireland 

CHAPTER 3HREE: Maarten Spruyt, Het Hem, Zaandam, Netherlands


Okyama Art Summit, Okyama, Japan

The Aerodrome: An Exhibition Dedicated to the Memory of Michael Stanley, Ikon Gallery, Birmingham, England
Photography and Video in the r/e Collection, Photo España Festival, Artkunstarte Space, Madrid, Spain
Desert X 19, Coachella Valley, Palm Springs CA
The Keeper, to have and to hold, The Model, Sligo, Ireland  



In the Open or in Stealth, Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain

Long March Project: Building Code Violations III, Long March Space, Beijing, China

MANIFESTA 12, Palermo, Sicily

Donaufestival, Krems and Kroneuburg, Austria

Mardin Biennial, Mardin, Turkey 

Counting the Waves, CCS Bard, Annandale-on-Hudson NY

EVA International, Limerick, Ireland

Eco-Visionaries, MAAT Lisbon, Portugal



The Big Invisible, Kunst Haus Wien, Vienna, Austria

Truth: 24 frames per second, Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas TX

Imbalance, Laznia Centre for Contemporary Art, Gdansk, Poland

Wormword, Ellis King Gallery, Dublin, Ireland

A Handful of Dust, Whitechapel Gallery, London, England

Electricity: The spark of life, Wellcome Collection, London, England; travelled to: Teylers Museum, Haarlem, Netherlands

I want! I want!: Art and Technology, Birmingham Museum, Birmingham, England

Virtual Views: Digital Art from the Thoma Foundation, Knoxville Museum of Art, Knoxville TN



Why Not Ask Again: Arguments, Counter-arguments, and Stories: The 11th Shanghai Biennale, Power Station of Art, Shanghai, China

Summer Show, Simon Preston Gallery, New York NY
Mouse in the Machine: Nature in the Age of Digital Art
, Art House, Santa Fe CA

The Campaign for Art: Contemporary, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco CA

Mankind / Machinekind, Krinzinger Projekte, Vienna



Open Source: Art at the Eclipse of Capitalism, Galerie Max Hetzler, Paris, France

John Gerrard / David Claerbout (Dialogue), MuHKA, Antwerp, Belgium

Art In The Age Of… Planetary Computation, Witte de With Contemporary Art, Rotterdam, Netherlands

Reset, Priska Pasquer, Cologne, Germany
A Handful of Dust, curated by David Campany, Le Bal, Paris, France
Art Unlmited, Art Basel, Switzerland
Boolean Expressions, Glucksman Gallery, Cork, Ireland



Treasure of Lima: A Buried Exhibition, Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary Academy, Cocos Island, Costa Rica

The Space Where I Am, Blain Southern, London, England

The Surface of the World: Architecture and the Moving Image, Museum of Contemporary Art and Design, Pasay, Philippines



The Universal Addressability of Dumb Things, Nottingham Contemporary, Nottingham, England

More Real, Minneapolis Institute of Arts and SITE Santa Fe, Minneapolis MN

0 to 60. The Experience of Time in Contemporary Art, North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh NC

Coexist, Kevin Kavanagh Gallery, Dublin, Ireland

Out of the Ordinary, The Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, D.C.



Pursuit of Perfection: The Politics of Sport, South London Gallery, London, England

Marking Time, MCA I, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, Australia

Visions Fugitives, Le Fresnoy, Studio National des Arts Contemporains, Tourcoing Cedex, France

Junge Akademie, Berlin, Germany



Beyond, KUMU Art Museum, Tallinn, Estonia 
20/20, Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, Ireland



The Fifth Genre, Gallery Lelong, New York NY

Invited EV+A, Limerick, Ireland



Infinitum, Palazzo Fortuny, Venice, Italy



Academia, la Chapelle de l'Ecole des beaux-Arts, Paris, France

Landscape 08, The Dock Gallery, Co. Leitrim, Ireland

10,000 to 50, Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, Ireland

Mortail Coil, Parkers Box Gallery, Brooklyn, New York NY

Singing the Real, Eigse, Carlow, Ireland

On a Clear Day You Can See Forever, hilger contemporary, Vienna, Austria

Navigating the Ether, Bryce Wolkowitz Gallery, New York NY



Blown Away, Krannert Art Museum, Champaign IL

Are We There Yet, Elizabeth Foundation Gallery, New York NY

Existencias, Musac - Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Castilla y León, Léon, Spain

Singing the Real, Iziko-SA National Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa

Equal, That Is, To The Real Itself, (curated by Linda Norden) Marian Goodman Gallery, New York NY

Landscapism, (curated by Joseph Wolin) The Islip Art Museum, East Islip, New York NY



Digital Tales, The Centro Galego de Arte Contemporánea, Santiago de Compostela, Spain

Heavy Light, Quint Contemporary, La Jolla CA

The Genius of Place, Art Museum of Western Virginia, Roanoake NC

Present Future, Artissima, Turin, Italy

4th Seoul International Media Art Biennale, Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul, South Korea

Code Blue, Millenium Art Museum, Beijing, China

Freeform, Butler Gallery, Kilkenny, Ireland

Human Touch, Sala Terrena, Salzburg, Austria

Digital Transit, Centro Cultural del Conde Duque, Madrid, Spain



Simulacrum, Society for Contemporary Photography, Kansas City MO

Climax, National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Taichung, Taiwan

The Institute of Potential Art + Failure, Carlow Visualise, Carlow, Ireland

Bring on the Clones, Vertex List, Brooklyn, New York NY



Liverpool Biennial, Liverpool, England

Some Exhaust, Lehmann Maupin Gallery, New York NY

Eurojet Futures, RHA, Dublin, Ireland

Selections from the New York Digital Salon, Kendall College of Art Gallery, Grand Rapids, MI

Passage of Mirage, Chelsea Arts Museum, New York NY

Flix, Rubicon Gallery, Dublin, Ireland

Touch and Temperature, Bitforms Gallery, New York NY; travelled to: Deborah Colton Gallery, Houston TX

Digital Avant-Garde, American Museum of the Moving Image, New York NY

Selfish, SciCult Gallery, London, England



Thy Neighbours Ox, Space Station 65, London, England

The National Gallery, The Return Gallery, Goethe Institute, Dublin, Ireland

EV+A 2003, Limerick City Art Gallery and other sites, Limerick, Ireland

Portrayal, Model Arts Centre, Sligo, Ireland






Junge Akadamie, Akadamie der Kunst, Berlin, Germany



Guest Resident : Rijksadamemie, Amsterdam, Netherlands



Banff Centre for the Arts, Banff, Canada



Ars Electronica Futurelab, Linz, Austria



Irish Arts Council Leighton Residency, Banff Centre for the Arts, Banff, Canada



Siemens Residency, Ars Electronica Futurelab, Linz, Austria


Pepiniere Residency, Ars Electronica Futurelab, Linz, Austria



Awards and Grants



Business to Art Awards, Best Use of Creativity in the Community, Galway International Arts Festival with John Gerrard for Mirror Pavilion 



Legacy Fellowship, a new collaboration between Modern Art Oxford, the Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Artand Oxford University Sport in response to the Games of the XXX Olympiad.



Co-production Award, Banff Centre for the Arts, Banff, Canada



Siemens Artist in Residence Award
Irish Arts Council Visual Artists Bursary
Projects Award, Irish Arts Council



Irish Arts Council Residency to Banff Centre for the Arts, Banff, Canada

Projects Grant, Irish Arts Council



Pepinieres Scholarship



Development Grant, The Gallery of Photography, Dublin, Ireland



Irish Arts Council Postgraduate Art Scholarship



School of the Art Institute of Chicago Trustee Scholarship



Public collections


The Art Museum of WVU at West Virginia University, Morgantown WV

The Arts Council (An Chomhairle Ealaíon), Dublin, Ireland

Borusan Contemporary, Istanbul, Turkey

Carl & Marilynn Thoma Art Foundation, Santa Fe, New Mexico and Chicago IL

Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas TX

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington D.C.

Fondation Louis Vuitton, Paris, France

Irish Museum of Modern Art (IMMA), Dublin, Ireland

Inhotim Collection, Brumadinho, Brazil

Kadist Foundation, San Francisco CA

Kistefos Museum, Jevnaker, Norway

Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), Los Angeles CA

The Museum of Modern Art, New York NY

Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art (MIMA), Middlesbrough, England

Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Castilla y León (MUSAC), León, Spain

Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich, Germany

Pérez Art Museum Miami, Miami FL

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco CA

Tate Collection, London, England

Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary, Vienna, Austria 

UCCA Center for Contemporary Art, Bejing, China

Zabludowicz Collection, London, England

Photo: Michael Dürr
Photo: Michael Dürr