John Gerrard

 

Born in Dublin, Ireland, 1974

Lives and works in Vienna, Austria & Dublin, Ireland

 

Education

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

 

 www.johngerrard.net

 

 

Solo Exhibitions

 

2018

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

 

2017

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

 

2016

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

 

2015

Exercise, Kunsthalle Darmstadt, Darmstadt, Germany

Farm, Thomas Dane Gallery, London, England

 

2014

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

 

2013

Exercise, Simon Preston Gallery, New York NY

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

Cuban School, Galway International Arts Festival, Galway, Ireland

 

2012

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

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

 

2011

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

 

2010

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

 

2009

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

 

2008

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

 

2007

Dark Portraits, hilger contemporary, Vienna, Austria

 

2006

Dark Portraits, RHA Gallagher Gallery, Dublin, Ireland

 

2003

New Work, The Gallery of Photography, Dublin, Ireland

 

2000

30 Seconds of Desire, Zolla Lieberman Gallery, Chicago IL

 

 

Group Exhibitions

 

2018
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

 

2017

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

 

2016

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

 

2015

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

 

2014

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

 

2013

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.

 

2012

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

 

2011

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

 

2010

The Fifth Genre, Gallery Lelong, New York NY

Invited EV+A, Limerick, Ireland

 

2009

Infinitum, Palazzo Fortuny, Venice, Italy

 

2008

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

 

2007

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

 

2006

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

 

2005

Simulcrum, 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

 

2004

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

 

2003

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

 

Residencies

 

2010

Junge Akadamie, Akadamie der Kunst, Berlin, Germany

 

2009

Guest Resident : Rijksadamemie, Amsterdam, Netherlands

 

2005

Banff Centre for the Arts, Banff, Canada

 

2004

Ars Electronica Futurelab, Linz, Austria

 

2004

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

 

2003

Siemens Residency, Ars Electronica Futurelab, Linz, Austria

 

2002
Pepiniere Residency, Ars Electronica Futurelab, Linz, Austria

 

Awards and Grants

2011

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.

 

2005

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

 

2004

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

 

2003

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

Projects Grant, Irish Arts Council

 

2002

Pepinieres Scholarship

 

2001

Development Grant, The Gallery of Photography, Dublin, Ireland

 

1999

Irish Arts Council Postgraduate Art Scholarship

 

1998

School of the Art Institute of Chicago Trustee Scholarship

 

 

Public Collections

 

Irish Museum of Art, Dublin, Ireland
Thoma Foundation, Chicago IL
Museum of Modern Art, New York NY
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles CA
Borusan Contemporary, Istanbul, Turkey
Fondation Louis Vuitton, Paris, France

Tate Collection, London, England

Wellcome Trust, London, England

MUSAC (Museo de Arte Contemporaneo de Castilla y Leon), Leon, Spain

Arts Council, Dublin, Ireland

Middlesborough Institute of Modern Art, Middlesborough, England

Hirshorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington D.C.

Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich, Germany

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco CA