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John Gerrard (1974) is best known for his commitment to large-scale works that take the form of real-time computer simulations, created in painstaking detail over the course of many months or years.
The works frequently refer to structures of power and networks of energy that have made possible the expansion of human endeavor in the past century.

Born 1974, North Tipperary, Ireland
Lives in Dublin, Ireland + Vienna, Austria

Selected One Person Exhibitions
2017 Western Flag, commissioned by Channel 4, presented by Somerset House, London
2016 John Gerrard, Ullens Centre for Contemporary Art, Beijing, China
2015 Exercise, Darmstadt Kunsthalle, Darmstadt, Germany
2015 Farm, Thomas Dane Gallery, London, UK 
2014 Sow Farm, Rathole Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
2014 Solar Reserve, Lincoln Centre in association with the Public Art Fund, NYC. USA.
2014 Dialogue (John Gerrard / David Claerbout), MuHKA, Antwerp, Belgium
2014 Exercise, Borusan Contemporary, Istanbul, Turkey
2014 Exercise (Djibouti), Screenspace, Melbourne, Australia
2013 Pulp Press, Kistefos Museet, Norway (permanent install) 
2013 Cuban School, Galway Arts Festival, Galway, Ireland
2013 Exercise, Simon Preston Gallery, New York, USA
2012 Exercise (Djibouti) 2012, Modern Art Oxford, Oxford, UK
2012 John Gerrard, mima, Middlesbourgh / AV Festival, UK
2011 Infinite Freedom Exercise, Manchester International Festival, Manchester, UK
2011 Live Fire Exercise (in collaboration with Wayne McGregor) Royal Ballet, Royal Opera House, London UK
2011 Sow Farm. Galerie Schloss Damtschach, Damtschach, Austria
2011 Universal, Void Gallery, Derry, N. Ireland
2011 John Gerrard, Ivorypress, Madrid, Spain
2011 John Gerrard, PICA, Perth, Australia
2010 Cuban School (Community 5th of October), Simon Preston Gallery, New York
2010 Sow Farm : What You See is Where You're At / Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh, Scotland
2010 John Gerrard, Thomas Dane Gallery, London, UK
2010 Oil Stick Work, Art on the Underground, Canary Wharf Station, London, UK
2009 Directions : John Gerrard, Hirshhorn Museum + Sculpture Garden, Washington DC, USA
2009 John Gerrard / Glenn Ligon, Illingworth Kerr Gallery, Alberta College of Art and Design, Canada
2009 John Gerrard, Animated Scene, Collateral Event at the 53rd International Art Exhibition, La Biennale di Venezia, Italy
2009 Oil Stick Work, Simon Preston Gallery, NY, USA
2009 Sentry, Knoedler Project Space, NY, USA
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, USA

Selected Group Exhibitions
2017 Overture: Selections from the Borusan Contemporary Art Collection, New York, USA
2017 Truth: 24 frames per second, Dallas, USA
2017 Virtual views: Thoma Foundation, Oralndo Museum of Art, Orlando, USA
2017 Galway International Arts Festival, Galway, Ireland, 2017
2017 Wormwood, Ellis King Gallery, Dublin, Ireland
2017 A Handful of Dust, Whitechapel Gallery, London, UK
2017 I Want! I Want!: Art & Technology, Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, UK
2017 Marching in Circles, Long March Space, Beijing, China
2017 Electricity, Wellcome Collection, London, UK
2016 Flag (Thames) 2016, Shanghai Biennial, Why Not Ask Again?, Power Station for Art, Shanghai, China
2016 Cuban School, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA
2015 Mankind / Machinekind. Krinzinger Projekte, Vienna, Austria
2015 Art In The Age Of…Asymmetrical Warfare, Witte de With, Rotterdam, Holland
2015 Reset, Priska Pasquer, Cologne, Germany
2015 Art Unlmited, Art Basel, Switzerland
2015 Boolean Expressions, Glucksman Gallery, Cork, Ireland
2015 Art In The Age Of...Planetary Computation, Witte de With, Rotterdam, Holland
2015 Politics of Amnesia, Fieldgate Gallery, London, UK
2015 Open Source, Art at the Eclipse of Capitalism, Galerie Max Hetzler, Berlin, Germany 
2015 Walk Through British Art, Tate Britain, London, UK
2015 Creating Realities. Encounters between Art and Cinema, Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich, Germany 
2014 The Surface of World: Architecture and the Moving Image, Museum of Contemporary Art & Design, Pasay, Philippines
2014 Treasure of Lima: A Buried Exhibition - T-B A21 - Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary, Vienna
2014 The Space Where I Am, Blain Southern Gallery, London
2013 The Universal Addressability of Dumb Things, Bluecoat, Liverpool, UK, (curated by Mark Leckey). Travelling to: Nottingham Contemporary and De la Warr Pavilion.
2013 The Everyday Experience, Irish Museum of Modern Art. Dublin, Ireland
2013 Coexist, Kevin Kavanagh Gallery, Dublin, Ireland
2013 0 to 60, The Experience of Time in Contemporary Art. North Carolina Museum of Art, USA. 
2013 Out of the Ordinary, The Hirshorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington DC. USA. 
2012 More Real, Site Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA and Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minneapolis, USA. 
2012 The Pursuit of Perfection, South London Gallery, London, UK
2012 Visions Fugitives, Le Fresnoy, France
2012 Marking Time, MCA Sydney, Australia
2012 Junge Akademie, Berlin, Germany
2012 To remind: works of memory and monument - Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art - MIMA, Middlesbrough
2012 Arrivi e Partenze Europa - Fondo Mole Vanvitelliana, Ancona, Italy
2011 Fragments in Time and Space, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington DC, USA
2011 Beyond (Look at my face: my name is Might Have Been; I am also called No More, Too Late, Farewell)  Kumu Art Museum, Tallinn, Estonia
2011 20/20, Irish Museum of Modern Art, Ireland
2010 The Real Thing, Tate Britain, UK
2010 The Fifth Genre, Gallery Lelong, NY, USA
2010 Invited EV+A, Limerick, Ireland
2009 Infinitum, Palazzo Fortuny, Venezia, Italy
2009 Huésped. Colección MUSAC en Rosario - Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Rosario (MACRo), Rosario, Argentina
2008 Mortail Coil, Parkers Box Gallery, Brooklyn, New York, USA
2008 Academia, la Chapelle de l'Ecole des beaux-Arts, Paris, France
2008 Landscape 08, The Dock Gallery, Co. Leitrim, Ireland
2008 10,000 to 50, Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, Ireland
2008 Singing the Real, Eigse, Carlow, Ireland
2008 On a Clear Day You Can See Forever, hilger contemporary, Vienna, Austria
2008 Navigating the Ether, Bryce Wolkowitz Gallery, New York, USA
2007 Blown Away, Krannert Art Museum, Champaign, IL , USA
2007 Are We There Yet, Elizabeth Foundation Gallery, NY, USA
2007 Existencias, Musac - Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Castilla y León, Léon, Spain
2007 Singing the Real, Iziko-SA National Gallery, Cape Town, ZA
2007 Equal, That Is, To The Real Itself (curated by Linda Norden) Marian Goodman Gallery, NY, USA
2007 Landscapism (curated by Joseph Wolin) The Islip Art Museum, East Islip, NY, USA
2006 Digital Tales, The Centro Galego de Arte Contemporánea, Santiago de Compostela, Spain
2006 The Genius of Place, Art Museum of Western Virginia, Roanoake, USA
2006 Present Future, Artissima, Turin, Italy
2006 4th Seoul International Media Art Biennale, Seoul Museum of Art, South Korea
2006 Code Blue, Millenium Art Museum, Beijing, China
2006 Freeform, Butler Gallery, Kilkenny, Ireland
2006 Human Touch, Sala Terrena, Salzburg, Austria
2006 Digital Transit, Centro Cultural del Conde Duque, Madrid, Spain
2005 Simulcrum, Society for Contemporary Photography, Kansas City, USA
2005 Climax, National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Taichung, Taiwan
2005 Eurojet Futures Anthology, RHA, Dublin, Ireland
2005 The Institute of Potential Art + Failure, Carlow Visualise, Carlow, Ireland
2005 Bring on the Clones, Vertex List, Brooklyn, New York, USA
2004 Liverpool Biennial, Liverpool, UK
2004 Some Exhaust, Lehmann Maupin Gallery, New York, USA
2004 Eurojet Futures, RHA, Dublin, Ireland

1994-97 BFA Sculpture, The Ruskin School of Fine Art and Drawing, Oxford University, Oxford, UK
1998-00 MFA The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, USA
2000-01 MSc Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland 
2009 Rijksakadamie, Independent Residency Program, Amsterdam, Holland. 

2010 Junge Akadamie, Akadamie der Kunst, Berlin, Germany
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

Selected Bibliography / Catalogues
Gerrard, John. Monograph, Ivory Press.
Texts by philosophers Robin Mackay and Reza Negarestani, Yoani Sánchez (writer),  a conversation with Simon Groom and others. ISBN 978-84-938340-3-6
ev+a 2010 - matters, ev+a catalogue, 2010. ISBN 978 0948037 788
Gerrard, John: Animated Scene, RHA catalogue, 2009. With texts by Jasper Sharp, Linda Norden, Prof. Michael A. Morris, and John Gerrard. ISBN 978-3-85160-154-1
In-Finitum. Catalogue, Vervoordt Foundation in association with MER.Paper Kunsthalle, Ghent (BE), 2009. ISBN 978-90-76979-82-3
Birnbaum, Daniel: Making Worlds: 53rd International Art Exhibition: La Biennale Di Venezia, Catalogue, 2009. ISBN: 978-8831796965
Academia. Qui es’ tu? La chapelle de L’École des beaux-arts de Paris, catalogue, 2008. ISBN 978-90-76979-65-6
10,000 to 50: Contemporary Art from the Members of Business2Arts. Irish Museum of Modern Art, catalogue, 2008. ISBN 978-1-903811-83-2
MUSAC Collection Volume II. MUSAC - Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Castilla y León, catalogue, 2007. ISBN: 978-84-935781-2-1
Gerrard, John: Dark Portraits, RHA Catalogue, 2006. With texts by Shane Brighton and Christiane Paul. ISBN 1-903875-36-6
EV+A 2003: on the border of each other. ev+a catalogue, 2003. ISBN: 0948037032

Selected Bibliography / General Press
Please see Thomas Dane Gallery & Simon Preson Gallery press pages.