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John Gerrard
Born 1974, Dublin, Ireland
Lives Dublin, Ireland + Vienna, Austria

Selected One Person Exhibitions
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, 53rd International Art Exhibition, La Biennale di Venezia, Italy
2009 Oil Stick Work, Simon Preston Gallery, NY, USA
2009 Knoedler Project, 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
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
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 Fifth Genre, Gallery Lelong, NY, USA
2010 Invited EV+A, Limerick, Ireland
2009 Infinitum, Palazzo Fortuny, Venezia, Italy
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

2010 Junge Akadamie, Akadamie der Kunst, Berlin, Germany
2009 Guest Resident, Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten, Amsterdam, NL
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 (Director of The Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh) 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
2011 Nixey, Catherine, “Wayne McGregor and John Gerrard team up for Live Fire Exercise” The Times 07 May 2011
2011 Frater, Sarah: “Review – Royal Ballet Triple Bill”, The Stage, 26 May 2011
2011 Dougill, David: “Military Manoeuvres”, Sunday Times Culture, 22 May 2011
2011 Gilbert, Jenny: “Review – Royal Ballet Triple Bill”, The Independent, 22 May 2011
2011 Jennings, Luke: “Pink Chiffon and Scorched Earth”, The Observer, 22 May 2011
2011 Norman, Neil:  “Dance Review – Triple Bill, Royal Ballet, The Royal Opera House, London”, Daily Express, 20 May 2011
2011 Nixey, Catherine: “Wayne McGregor and John Gerrard team up for Live Fire Exercise” The Times 07 May 2011
2011 Thorpe, Edward: “Royal Ballet is under fire”, H&H Series, 19 May 2011
2011 Crisp, Clement:  “Review – Royal Ballet Triple Bill”, The Financial Times, 18 May 2011
2011 Craine, Debra: “An Explosive Experience”, The Times, 18 May 2011
2011 Mackrell, Judith:  “Shock and awe take center stage in a ballistic assault on ballet”, The Guardian, 17 May 2011
2011 Crompton, Sarah: “Review - Wayne McGregor, Royal Ballet, Royal Opera House”, The Telegraph, 17 May 2011
2011 Winship, Lyndsey: “Theatre of Conflict”, Time Out, 12 May 2011
2011 Craine, Debra: “Critic’s Choice”, The Times Playlist, 7-13 May 2011
2010 Gopnik, Blake: "New York art galleries focus on politically oriented collections", The Washington Post, 18 November 2010
2010 Sutton, Benjamin: "New Portraits of Old Art", Planet magazine
2010 Sheerin, Mark: “Slow Burner: John Gerrard talks about his monumental Oil Stick Work at Canary Wharf”,, 5 August 2010
2010 “John Gerrard at Canary Wharf Underground Station”, 25 May 2010
2010 Foolen, Peter: "John Gerrard - Art on the Underground", 20 May 2010
2010 Street, Ben: “Letters From London: Barnstormer”,, 17 May 2010
2010 Parsons, Ellie: “John Gerrard’s Tunnel Vision”,, 13 May 2010
2010 Bryant, Miranda: “Nelson’s latest companion… a giant robot octopus in Trafalgar Square”,  Evening Standard, 17 April 2010
The American Magazine, April 2010
2010 Barling, Sophie: “Serious Pursuits” (listing), World of Interiors, April 2010
2010 Lewis, Ben: “Six Things To Do This Month”, Prospect, April 2010
2010 Eyres, Harry: “Life in the Slow Lane”, Financial Times, 20 March 2010
2010 City of London and Docklands Times, 19 March 2010
2010 Appleyard, Brian: “How John Gerrard is Sculpting the Future:, The Sunday Times, 14 March 2010
2010 The American Magazine, March 2010 2010 Saatchi Online TV & Magazine: John Gerrard @ Thomas Dane
2010 “Spectacular Digital Moving Image Installation for Canary Wharf Underground Station”,, February 2010
2010 Kent, Paul Karey: “Paul Karey Kent’s London Highlights”,, 16 February 2010
2010 Appleyard, Brian: “A Portrait of Human Folly”, Culture Magazine, March 2010
2010 Coxhead, Gabriel: “John Gerrard”, Time Out, February 2010
2010 Allen, Jennifer: “The Artwork Without Us”, Mousse, February 2010  
2010 Adam, Georgina: "The Art Market: A Return to Seriousness", The Financial Times, February 12, 2010
2009 McKenna, Alix: "Directions: John Gerrard at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, DC", California Literary Review, November 16, 2009
2009, 10 November 2009
2009 Gopnik, Blake: "Avoiding Mechanical Overload", The Washington Post, November 5, 2009  
2009 Beasley, Becky: “Life-Sized; The Absence of Photography at Venice”, Hotshoe, August/September 2009
2009 Front Cover Image, Damn, issue no. 22, August/September 2009
2009 Egan, Maura: “Screen Savers”, New York Times Style Magazine, September 2009
2009 Dunne, Aidan: "At the Heart of a New Art World", The Irish Times, July 10, 2009
2009 Donoghue, Katy: "John Gerrard: Animated Scene" Whitewall, July 2, 2009
2009 Bevan, Roger: "All that Glisters Might Not be Gold, but in Venice Art Still Rules," The Art Newspaper, July/August, 2009
2009 “John Gerrard”,, June 2009
2009 Laster, Paul & Von Hase, Bettina: “Blogs and Stories: The Biennale’s Best”,, 18 June 2009
2009 Andrews, Max and Mariana Canepa Luna, “Overview of the 53rd International Art Exhibitions, Venice Biennial: ‘Making Worlds//Fare Mondi’”, Latitudes Blog (, 14 June 2009
2009 Yablonsky, Linda: "Scene & Heard: Dogana Days",, 9 June 2009
2009 Gopnik, Blake "A Most 'Animated' Eco-Critique",  The Washington Post, June 9, 2009
2009 Tonchi, Stefano "Venice | Slowly But Surely", The New York Times' T Magazine, June 9, 2009
2009 Higgins, Charlotte "Venice Biennale: The Don't Miss List", The Guardian, June 9, 2009
2009 Higgins, Charlotte "Venice Biennale Diary: Pig Processing and Slow Food - the Arty and the Party", The Guardian, June 5, 2009
2009 Ellwood, Mark  "Gaze and Graze", The Financial Times, May 9, 2009
2009 Dunne, Aidan "City to City: Together and Apart", The Irish Times, May 8, 2009
2009 Falvey, Deirdre "Artists to Bring Carpet and Buskers to Biennale", The Irish Times, May 1, 2009
2009 Mandrini, Riccarda "Where to go off the Tracks," L'uomo Vogue," May/June 2009
2009 Baker, Elizabeth C.: "John Gerrard: Knoedler Project Space and Simon Preston", Art In America, May 4, 2009
2009 Tyler Coburn, "John Gerrard", Art Review, April 2009  
2009 Landi, Ann: "John Gerrard: Simon Preston - Knoedler Project Space", ARTnews, April 2009
2009 Velasco, David: "John Gerrard. Simon Preston Gallery / Knoedler Project Space", Artforum, March 2009
2009 Radio Interview (dur: 28'38''): "John Gerrard: Artist John Gerrard with host Daniel Durning: Art and Technology",, March 23, 2009
2009 Licht, Alan: "Like Digital Clockwork", Rhizome, March 17, 2009
2009 Wolin, Joseph R.: "John Gerrard, Oil Stick Work + Knoedler Project", Time Out New York, February 26 - March 4, 2009
2009 Smith, Roberta: "John Gerrard: Oil Stick Work", The New York Times, February 20, 2009
2008 Artner, Alan G.: "A New Medium Emerges at Resurgent Artropolis", Chicago Tribune, April 26, 2008
2008 Video Clip (running time 5'51''): "John Gerrard - Artist", The Art Newspaper Digital, July 8, 2008
2008 Collins, Robert: "Art to Last a 1000 Years", Bad Idea magazine, Autumn/Winter 08
2007 Wolin, Joseph, R.: "Introducing: John Gerrard", Modern Painters Magazine, November 2006, 2007
2007 Goodbody, Bridget, L.: "Equal, That Is, to the Real Itself", The New York Times, July 6, 2007
2007 Wolin, Joseph R.: "Equal, That Is, to the Real Itself", Time Out New York, July 5-11, 2007
2006 Tipton, Gemma: "Up In Smoke", The Irish Times, November 11, 2006
2006 Murphy, Patrick T.: "Through Time and Space: John Gerrard's Image Objects", Irish Arts Review, Winter 2006
2006 Dunne, Aidan: "Dark Portraits", The Irish Times, November 17, 2006