30/04/2021 – 30/04/2022
Networked Nature

Carl & Marilynn Thoma Foundation Art Vault
540 S. Guadalupe St.
In the Santa Fe Railyard Arts District
Santa Fe, NM 87501

Neural Exchange (Leaf Covered Figure), 2017 is part of  Networked Nature at the Carl & Marilynn Thoma Foundation’s Art Vault in Santa Fe. 21 works that use the science of organisms, communities, and ecosystems, each artwork is programmed to simulate natural patterns of life. Curated by Jason Foumberg. Neural Exchange  was originally produced as part of LACMA’s Art + Tech program in 2017. 

Artists include Nancy Burson, Jim Campbell, Daniel Canogar, Guillermo Galindo, Ja’Tovia Gary, John Gerrard, Matthew Angelo Harrison, Gary Hill, Madeline Hollander, Christian Marclay, Bruce Nauman, Thiago Rocha Pitta, Martin Reinhart & Virgil Widrich, Miguel Ángel Rios, Peter Sarkisian, Hiraki Sawa, Elias Sime, Sommerer & Migonneau, Jennifer Steinkamp, Siebren Versteeg.

28/05/2021 – 22/08/2021
UnNatural History

Herbert Art Gallery and Museum
Jordan Well,
Coventry, CV1 5QP,
United Kingdom

This exhibition of international naturalists and artists will explore the role of the artist as an intrinsic part of the science of natural history; enabling our modern and increasingly urgent understanding of #ecology, #climatechange, #extinction and the threats to #biodiversity. Opens on the 28th May and on until the 22nd August 2021. Curated by Invisible Dust

Artists include  Christina Agapakis, Alexandra Daisy Ginsberg & Sissel Tolaas / Doug Aitken / Angela Brazil / Gerard Byrne / David Claerbout / Mat Collishaw / Dorothy Cross / Frances Disley / Dubmorphology / John Gerrard / Alex Hartley / Andy Holden / Gözde İlkin / Tania Kovats / Michael Landy / Tony Matelli / Wangechi Mutu / Marianne North / Calvin Pang with
David Robinson / Raqs Media Collective / Lisa Reihana / Sonya Schönberger / Yinka Shonibare / Sarah Sze / Francis Upritchard / Danh Võ


08/07/2021 – 03/10/2021

Edith-Russ-Haus for Media Art
Katharinenstraße 23
D-26121 Oldenburg

Infrahauntologies is an international group exhibition foregrounding recent practices that engage with questions of infrastructure. The predominance of certain outlooks on the world versus others is partly due to their embeddedness in and diffusion through the systems, technologies, and infrastructures of the built environment. 

Artists: A.S.T., Bassam El Baroni and Constantinos Miltiades (in collaboration with Georgios Cherouvim and Gerriet K. Sharma), João Enxuto and Erica Love, John Gerrard, Assem Hendawi, Bahar Noorizadeh, Vermeir & Heiremans

Curated by Bassam El Baroni

04/04/2021 – 09/05/2021
The 13th Gwangju Biennale - Minds Rising, Spirits Tuning

The 13th Gwangju Biennale
Gwangju, South Korea

Defne Ayas and Natasha Ginwala, artistic directors of the 13th Gwangju Biennale titled Minds Rising, Spirits Tuning.
Alongside an online public programme ‘GB Talks |Rising to the Surface: Practicing Solidarity Futures’ and specially commissioned online projects by Ana Prvački, Kira Nova and nasa4nasa, the exhibition includes 41 new commissions and will ‘delve into a broad set of cosmologies, activating multitudinous forms of intelligence, planetary life-systems, and modes of communal survival as they contend with the future horizon of cognitive capitalism, algorithmic violence and planetary imperialisms.’

Participants of the 13th Gwangju Biennale (* denotes new commissions)

∞OS (Dmitry Paranyushkin and Koo Des)*, Pacita Abad, Korakrit Arunanondchai*, Katarina Barruk*, Farid Belkahia, Cecilia Bengolea, Seyni Camara*, Quishile Charan & Esha Pillay (aka The Bad Fiji Gyals), Yin-Ju Chen & Li-Chun Lin (Marina)*, Ali Cherri, Hyun-Taek Cho*, Vaginal Davis*, Cian Dayrit*, Emo de Medeiros, Patricia Domínguez, Theo Eshetu*, Gerard Fortuné, John Gerrard, Sonia Gomes, Trajal Harrell*, Femke Herregraven*, Lynn Hershman Leeson*, Tishan Hsu, Gözde Ilkin*, Jeong Kwan, Jumaadi, Karrabing Film Collective*, Sangdon Kim*, Sylbee Kim*, Timoteus Anggawan Kusno*, Kwak Duck-Jun, Gap-Chul Lee, Kangseung Lee*, Sangho Lee, Liliane Lijn, Candice Lin*, Vivian Lynn, Abu Bakarr Mansaray*, Angela Melitopoulos*, Ana María Millán*, Min Joung-Ki*, Ad Minoliti*, Moon Kyungwon*, MOON & JEON, Siyabonga Mthembu*, nasa4nasa*, Pedro Neves Marques, Kira Nova*, Fernando Palma Rodríguez*, People’s Archive of Rural India – PARI, Rajni Perera*, Outi Pieski*, Angelo Plessas*, Gala Porras-Kim*, Ana Prvački*, Judy Radul*, Sahej Rahal*, Zofia Rydet, Jacolby Satterwhite, Arpita Singh, Tcheu Siong, Chrysanne Stathacos*, Alexandra Sukhareva, Shannon Te Ao, Sissel Tolaas*, Cecilia Vicuña*, Ouattara Watts, Shen Xin*, Tuguldur Yondonjamts*

03/09/2020 – 26/10/2020
Mirror Pavilion, Corn Work at Galway International Festival

Claddagh Quay, Galway City, Ireland
3 - 26 September, 2020 | Runs 24hours

Located by the River Corrib at Claddagh Quay, Mirror Pavilion, Corn Work, recalls histories of grain milling in Galway and the strong flow of water which provided a sustainable clean energy source for the city’s now dismantled flour mills. Four folk figures, the Straw Boys, remade virtually, perform a symbolic wheel of production on the LED wall in the work. Changing with the seasons, they commemorate attitudes toward agriculture and the landscape that existed prior to the petroleum derived methods widely implemented today. The powerful coordinated turns of Corn Work provide a mirror image to Leaf Work in Connemara.

24/01/2020 – 03/05/2020
Chapter 3HREE : Maarten Spruyt

With CHAPTER 3HREE, Het HEM will offer an insight into Maarten Spruyt's thoughts

Spruyt is a stylist and art director with a unique talent for creating atmospheres. After several commissions for exhibitions at various museums and institutions in the Nether-lands, he now receives carte blanche in Het HEM.

The group exhibition with more than 20 works of art takes the impressive architecture of Het HEM as a starting point for an experiential programme and challenges visitors to appeal to their capacity for introspection. Largely installed in the 200-metre long underground shooting range of Het HEM, we present a literal experience of a tunnel vision, which may seem endless and hopeless at first, but gradually becomes more and more pleasant.

John Gerrard's works Flag (Nile and Amazon), 2017 as well as X Laevis (Spacelab) 2017 are exhibited.

De Warmperserij 1

14/12/2019 – 14/06/2020
Water after all

Water After All reveals a glimpse of the many connections between humans and water.

Primarily featuring works from the MCA Collection, this exhibition is centered around our recent acquisition of Ghana-born British filmmaker John Akomfrah’s Vertigo Sea. Presented in a spellbinding, three-screen installation, Akomfrah uses archival images, nature cinematography, and staged recreations; crossing time and space to reveal the poetic awe and horror of humanity’s relationship with water. The artworks surrounding Vertigo Sea expand the exhibition’s thematic focus, diving deeper into our reliance on, exploitation of, and contact with our precious environment, including works by Catherine Opie, Guillermo Galindo, John Gerrard, Alfredo Jaar, William Kentridge, and others.

John Gerrard's works Flag (Nile, Yangtze, Danube, and Amazon), 2017 are exhibited.

Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago
220 E Chicago Ave
Chicago, IL 60611

02/12/2019 – 13/12/2019
Western Flag (Sindletop, Texas) 2017 at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid, Spain

In conjunction with the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP25) to be held in Madrid, the museum and Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary (TBA21) are presenting Western Flag (Spindletop, Texas) 2017.

John Gerrard’s work Western Flag (Spindletop, Texas) 2017 is installed as a major public LED wall.

Monday: 12.00 to 16.00
Tuesday to Sunday: 10.00 to 19.00
Saturday: 10.00 to 21.00

Garden (free access)

27/09/2019 – 24/11/2019
Okayama Art Summit

Artistic Director: Pierre Huyghe

Artists: Tarek Atoui, Matthew Barney, Etienne Chambaud, Paul Chan, Ian Cheng, Melissa Dubbin & Aaron S. Davidson, John Gerrard, Fabien Giraud & Raphaël Siboni, Glass Bead, Elizabeth Hénaff, Pierre Huyghe,  Eva L'Hoest, Fernando Ortega, Sean Raspet, Lili Reynaud-Dewar, Pamela Rosenkranz, Tino Sehgal, Mika Tajima

John Gerrard's work X. laevis (Spacelab) 2017 is exhibited.

06/09/2019 – 15/07/2019
Western Flag (Spindletop, Texas) 2017 in Hamburg

The work is shown on a monumental LED-screen.
24/7 hours.
place pending.

24/08/2019 – 23/02/2020
Feel the Sun in Your Mouth: Recent Acquisitions.

Feel the Sun in Your Mouth: Recent Acquisitions brings together artworks acquired by the Hirshhorn over the past five years.

John Gerrard's work Dust Storm (Dalhart, Texas), 2007 is exhibited.

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
Independence Avenue at 7th Street SW
Washington, DC 20560

10/08/2019 – 12/01/2020
FLAG - objekt, ikon, symbol

Randers Kunstmuseum
Stemannsgade 2
8900 Randers

Marking the 800th anniversary of the legend of the world’s oldest national flag – the Dannebrog – Randers Kunstmuseum presents the research-based exhibition project ‘FLAG//Fra himlen er du faldet’ (FLAG//You Fell from the Sky).
An exhibition project that focuses on the flag as a controversial symbol and a specific element in art from 1960 to the present day.
Invited artists/artworks include Ai Weiwei (CN), Hesselholdt & Mejlvang (DK), Poul Gernes (DK), Sven Dalsgaard (DK), Claus Carstensen (DK), Santiago Sierra (ES), John Gerrard (IE), Gardar Eide Einarsson (NO) and others.

John Gerrard's work Western Flag (Spindletop, Texas) 2017 is exhibited.

12/06/2019 – 08/09/2019
The Aerodrome

This exhibition is dedicated to the memory of Michael Stanley, Curator of Ikon before becoming Director of Milton Keynes Gallery and then Modern Art Oxford, who died tragically in 2012. Co-curated with David Austen and George Shaw and structured loosely on Rex Warner’s 1941 wartime novel The Aerodrome, a book that made a great impression on Stanley, it includes many of the artists he worked with. 

Artists: Abraham Cruzvillegas, Anya Gallaccio, John Gerrard, Jean-Luc Moulène

John Gerrard's work Exercise (Djibouti) 2012 is exhibited.

Ikon Gallery
1 Oozells Square

09/02/2019 – 21/04/2019
Western Flag (Spindletop, Texas) 2017 at Desert X, Coachella Valley, CA, USA

Location:  2901 N. Palm, Canyon Drive, Palm Springs
33.859118, -116.559933

Artistic Director: Neville Wakefield
Curators:     Amanda Hunt, Matthew Schum

Desert X is a contemporary art exhibition framed by the mountains and desert of the Coachella Valley. 

Site-specific artworks range from murals and projections to large-scale sculptures and virtual installations. And they take on big themes like fossil fuel use, rising sea levels, and class divides. Desert X runs from Feb 9 - April 21, 2019. 

John Gerrard’s work Western Flag (Spindletop, Texas) 2017 is installed as a major public LED wall.

25/10/2018 – 17/03/2019
'In the open or in stealth - the unruly presence of an intimate future'

MACBA Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona
Plaça dels Àngels, 1 
08001 Barcelona

Curated by Raqs Media Collective

John Gerrard’s work X. laevis (Spacelab) 2017 is exhibited

18/10/2018 – 28/04/2019
X. laevis (Spacelab) 2017 at Science and Industry Museum


Science and Industry Museum
Liverpool Road
Manchester M3 4FP

This is a Wellcome Collection exhibition in collaboration with Teylers Museum, Netherlands and the Science and Industry Museum, Manchester.
Curated by Lucy Shanahan and Ruth Garde, Wellcome Collection, with Consultant Curator and Exhibition Originator Paul Bonaventura.

Memorizing the Future: Collecting in the 21st Century Conference 

Lecture Series 2018-2019
Studio VU: The Department of Art

Lecture : John Gerrard
Oct 04 2018: 6:00 pm

Central Library Community Room
Vanderbilt university
419 21st Avenue South - Nashville, TN 37203

Panel: Art for a Healthy Planet

Pace Gallery, ART 2030 New York
537 West 24th Street

In collaboration with Parley for the Oceans, John Gerrard (Artist) and Alex Groves (Studio Swine) speak with Cyrill Gutsch (Founder, Parley for the Oceans) on the interlinked issues of Ocean Welfare, Climate Change, Biodiversity and Ecological Crisis, and how their practices continually explore the urgent issues of our natural world.

Moderated by Cyrill Gutsch (Founder, Parley for the Oceans).
In Conversation with John Gerrard (artist) and Alex Groves (Studio Swine).

Wednesday, September 26th, 6:30 – 8:30PM

19/09/2018 – 10/02/2019
'The Value of Freedom'

Belvedere 21. Museum of Contemporary Art
Quartier Belvedere, Arsenalstraße 1, 1030 Vienna

Curated by Severin Dünser

The concept of freedom is constantly changing. This exhibition charts its psychological, cultural, religious, political and legal evolution against the backdrop of historical developments, to arrive at a contemporary understanding of what freedom means. Works by more than fifty artists shed light on this complex issue from various angles.

John Gerrard's Farm (Pryor Creek, Oklahoma) 2015 is exhibited.

Contributing artists: Zbynĕk Baladrán, Dara Birnbaum, Jordi Colomer, Carola Dertnig, Simon Dybbroe Møller, Harun Farocki, Karin Ferrari, Forensic Oceanography, John Gerrard, Johannes Gierlinger, Lola Gonzàlez, Johan Grimonprez, Igor Grubić, Eva Grubinger, Marlene Haring, Hiwa K, Leon Kahane, Šejla Kamerić, Alexander Kluge, Nina Könnemann, Laibach, Lars Laumann, Luiza Margan, Teresa Margolles, Isabella Celeste Maund, Anna Meyer, Aernout Mik, Matthias Noggler, Josip Novosel, Julian Oliver, Trevor Paglen, Christodoulos Panayiotou, Ivan Pardo, Oliver Ressler, Lili Reynaud-Dewar, Ashley Hans Scheirl, Christoph Schlingensief, Andreas Siekmann, Eva Stefani, Superflex, Pilvi Takala, Philipp Timischl, Milica Tomić, Betty Tompkins, Amalia Ulman, Kostis Velonis, Kara Walker, Stephen Willats, Anna Witt, Hannes Zebedin, Zentrum für politische Schönheit, Tobias Zielony und Artur Żmijeweski

14/09/2018 – 16/12/2018

Centre Culturel Irlandais, Paris: 14 September – 16 December 2018
5, rue des Irlandais, Paris

Solstice Arts Centre: January – March 2019
Railway Street,  Navan, Co.  Meath,  Ireland

Curated by Nora Hickey M’Sichili

John Gerrard's Farm (Pryor Creek, Oklahoma) 2015 is exhibited.

Since the beginning of the 20th century, surveillance and spying capacities have accelerated in line with technological advances. Now, at a time when the world is waking up to what is at stake, the Centre Culturel Irlandais is exhibiting work by sixteen artists who investigate both the visible and invisible mechanisms in operation: photographers Karl Burke, Willie Doherty, Roseanne Lynch and Donovan Wylie, painters Colin Martin et Ian Wieczorek, sculptor Lorcan McGeough, video artists Declan Clarke and Allan Hughes, and the multi-media artists Alan Butler, Caroline Campbell & Nina MacGowan, Teresa Dillon, Benjamin Gaulon, John Gerrard, Irina Gheorghe and Jim Ricks.

Artist Talk: 'John Gerrard. Neural Exchange.'

Friday, 14 September, from 19.30 until 21.00, at Teatro Garibaldi di Palermo

John Gerrard, Irish artist and participant in Manifesta 12, introduces his project Neural Exchange, supported by a Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) Art + Technology grant the artist researched neural networks, a type of machine intelligence that mimics networks of neurons in the brain. Gerrard set out to combine this new tool with something ancient and revisited an earlier work using a leaf-covered figure from European folklore, and ultimately the Green Man motif, a foliage-covered face that often appears carved into the edifices of medieval cathedrals. Gerrard and his team dressed an actor in branches of fresh spring leaves from oak, beech, ash, and sycamore and photographed him in the woods outside Vienna. The resulting images were developed and modeled into a 3D figure that performs ‘live’ in accordance to a choreographic generator driven by a neural network, itself trained by a ballet dancer. The performance can potentially run in perpetuity as long as the computer is running.

Gerrard will present these artistic experiments in lecture form alongside the performance of a generated simulation.

The talk, Neural Exchange, acts as a satellite event to the second chapter of Manifesta 12 Public Programme, Accountable Networks (28-30 September 2018)

'To See Time Go By'

Inhotim – Galeria Fonte
Rua B, 20, Brumadinho, Minas Gerais, Brazil

Curated by Cecília Rocha

Located in one of the most visited areas of Inhotim, Galeria Fonte will feature the exhibition “To See Time Go By”, dedicated to audiovisual works of art. Along an immersive path, the exhibition invites the visitor to explore new possibilities of the image. Large audiovisual projects, part of Inhotim’s collection, are being shown for the first time in Brazil.

The works on show include video, slide projection with audio, 3-D projection in real time and a video wall.

The public will be able to get to know works such as the virtual sculpture Oil Stick Work (Angelo Martнnez / Richfield, Kansas), 2008, by artist John Gerrard (Ireland, 1974); a slide projection with audio Have You Ever Seen the Snow?, 2010, by Mario García Torres (Mexico, 1975), and the video I See a Woman Crying (Weeping Woman), 2009, by Rineke Dijsktra (Holland, 1959); all of which have not been previously shown at Inhotim. The show will also feature works by Jorge Macchi (Argentina, 1963), Marcellvs L. (Belo Horizonte, 1980), Peter Coffin (USA, 1972), Phil Collins (England, 1970) and Susan Hiller (USA, 1940).

21/07/2018 – 26/08/2018
Long March Project: 'Building Code Violations III'

Special Economic Zone
Venue: Long March Space, 798 Art District, 4 Jiuxianqiao Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing, China

“Long March Project: Building Code Violations III” is the latest installment of the exhibition series, “Building Code Violations”, whose previous two iterations took place at Long March Space in 2006 and 2008. The exhibition takes the improvisational nature of building violations as a metaphorical point of departure and assembles works that employ a variety of visual production methods to probe the political, social, economic and cultural realities today.

John Gerrards new work Stream (Sichuan) 2018 will be installed.

Artists: John Gerrard, Ho Rui An, Liu Chuang, Lu Pingyuan, Long March Collective, SCV, Su Yu-Xin, The Otolith Group, The Shanzhai Lyric, Inga Svala Thorsdottir & Wu Shanzhuan, Wang Jianwei, Wang Zi, Yan Lei, and Zheng Yuan 

Curated by Long March Project

20/07/2018 – 14/09/2018
'Land / Sea / Signal'

Alan Butler, Grégory Chatonsky, John Gerrard, Nicolas Sassoon & Rick Silva and Santa France

Curated by Nora O Murchú

Espace Multimedia Gantner, France: Apr 7 – Jul 7
Luznava Manor, Latvia: May 19 – Jun 29

Land / Sea / Signal  brings together artists whose practice mediates on the materiality of internet infrastructure, and the complex socio-political conditions that are embedded within them. They offer insights into how we can imagine and unpick the complexities of living and seeing ourselves in technology. Through their practice we glimpse human connections, technological relationships and human experience to make evident how humans, technologies and our environment intersect.

12/07/2018 – 03/09/2018
'Solar Reserve' at LACMA

LACMA – Los Angeles County Museum of Art
5905 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, California 90036
Resnick Lawn

Solar Reserve (Tonopah, Nevada) 2014  installed as a major public LED wall for LACMA
Opening: 11 July 2018

16/06/2018 – 04/11/2018
MANIFESTA 12 – 'The Planetary Garden. Cultivating Coexistence.' 

Manifesta – European’s Nomadic Biennial
Palermo, Sicily

A new commission for Manifesta by John Gerrard Untitled (near Parndorf, Austria) 2018 will be installed alongside Farm (Council Bluffs, Iowa) 2015

Creative mediators: Bregtje van der Haak, Andrés Jaque, Ippolito Pestellini Laparelli, Mirjam Varadinis
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04/05/2018 – 04/06/2018
The 4th International Mardin Biennial : 'Beyond Words'

John Gerrard’s work Western Flag (Spindletop, Texas) 2017 at the Biennial will be shown simultaneously at İstanbul Bilsart, and his work Flag (Nile) 2017 will be shown until May 18.

The 4th International Mardin Biennial : 'Beyond Words'
Mardin, Turkey

Directed by Döne Otyam
Curated by Firat Arapoğlu, Nazli Gürlek, Derya Yücel

12 May 2018: John Gerrard & Ebru Yetişkin : a dialogue between artists, in collaboration with Bilsart İstanbul Soho House

28/04/2018 – 12/05/2018
'A World in a Grain of Sand: Mapping Shapes and Sites for Social Geometries'

Fosun Foundation
36 North Hai Tang Road, Haitang Bay
Sanya 572000, Hainan, China

An exhibition drawn from the Fosun Foundation Collection.
Curated by Robin Peckham

27/04/2018 – 06/05/2018
'endless now' – Donaufestival

Donaufestival Krems
Festival for Music, Performance and Art
Krems, Austria

Western Flag (Spindletop, Texas) 2017, Exercise (Djibouti) 2012 and Flag (Danube) 2017 installed at Donaufestival

14/04/2018 – 18/07/2018
'Solar Reserve (Tonopah, Nevada) 2014' at Ireland’s 38th Biennial EVA International

EVA International, Limerick, Ireland

EVA International – Ireland’s Biennial of contemporary art presents the 38th EVA International, featuring historical, recent and commissioned works by 56 artists in exhibitions across five venues in Limerick city and an extended programme at Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin.

Curated by: Inti Guerrero

11/04/2018 – 08/10/2018
'Eco-Visionaries' – MAAT

John Gerrard : Western Flag (Spindletop, Nevada) 2017 at MAAT
Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology
Av. Brasília, Central Tejo
1300–598 Lisboa

In MAAT’s first collaboration with several European museums, the Eco-Visionaries: Art, Architecture and New Media after the Anthropocene project is centred on current practices that propose critical and creative visions vis-à-vis the environmental transformations that are disturbing our planet. At a moment when climate are even more widely felt, Eco-Visionaries launches the debate on a vast array of questions associated to the Anthropocene – the recent designation for a geological period defined by the impact of human action.

Participating artists: Territorial Agency, Design Crew for Architecture, Malka Architecture, Daniel Arsham, Ana Vaz & Tristan Bera, BIG, Carolina Cayedo, Parsons & Charlesworth, Unknown Fields Division, Design Earth (Rania Ghosn & El Hadi Jazairy), Genomic Gastronomy, John Gerrard, Alexandra Daisy Ginsberg, Tue Greenfort, Nelly Ben Hayoun, HeHe, Kiluanji Kia Henda, Andrés Jaque, Wanuri Kahiu, Kristof Kintera, The Living, Basim Magdy, Pedro Neves Marques, MVRDV, Eva Papamaragariti, Ornaghi & Prestinari, Rimini Protokoll, Dunne & Raby, Diller Scofidio + Renfro, Wasted Rita, Miguel Soares, SKREI, Superflex, Philippe Rahm Superuse, Ursula Biemann + Paulo Tavares, Zak Ové, among others.

Curated by: Pedro Gadanho & Mariana Pestana

08/04/2018 – 27/05/2018
'Counting the waves' – CCS Bard

Exercise (Dunhuang) 2014 for CCS Bard Hessel Museum
NY 12504–5000

Counting the Waves attempts to map the overwhelming aspects of reality: that which appears as the inconsumable and inaccessible “sublime.” Through an investigation of digital prostheses, the exhibition provides political and historical grounding for the quantum-physical, metaphysical, cinematic and digital fashioning and re-fashioning of temporality.

Artists: Terence Broad, John Gerrard, Gaëtan Robillard, with text by Wang Wei

Curated by: Ruiyu Xu

Talk: John Gerrard at Intelligence Squared in Hong Kong – Asia’s Forum for Live Debate

'Art is for pleasure not politics: Contemporary art fails to influence political discussion'
Moderated by Michael Govan (LACMA).
Participants: John Gerrard, Olafur Eliason, Lu Yang. A fourth speaker will be announced shortly.

Rm N201B
Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre

Talk: Wed 28 March 2018 | 6:30–8:00pm
Further information:

Symposium: In Our Time: A Year of Architecture in a Day

Metropolitan Museum of Art / The Met
1000 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10028

A symposium devoted to the most exciting and critical spatial projects of 2017.
The event brings together international architects, artists, curators, theorists, and filmmakers, who were selected to present one new project—whether a building, a book, an artwork, or an exhibition—considered to be among the most engaging and relevant of the past year. 

“Western Flag“ will be live-screened in three sections during the event’s program: 10:30 am | 1:00 pm | 6:00 pm

Talk: “Projects of the Year, Part 3“ | 5:00 pm 

Iwan Baan, Marwa al-Sabouni, Go Hasegawa, Go Hasegawa and Associates, El Hadi Jazairy and Rania Ghosn, Design Earth, John Gerrard 

Led by Beatrice Galilee, Daniel Brodsky – Associate Curator of Architecture and Design in the Department of Modern and Contemporary Art, The Met

Symposium: Saturday December 12, 2017 | 11am –6pm
Full program / further information:

Talk: Neural Exchange - A Research Lecture with John Gerrard

Bing Theater
LACMA – Los Angeles County Museum of Art
5905 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, California 90036

2016 Art + Technology Lab grant recipient John Gerrard introduces his project Neural Exchange. Inspired by conversations with Lab technology advisors, the artist researched neural networks, a type of machine intelligence that mimics networks of neurons in the brain. Gerrard will present these artistic experiments in lecture form alongside the performance debut of a generated simulation. A publication featuring interviews with advisors from Google, NVIDIA, and Hyundai relating to this powerful new computing form will be handed out during the event.

Talk: Wednesday November 1, 2017 | 7 pm

22/10/2017 – 28/01/2018
'Truth: 24 frames per second'

Dallas Museum of Art
1717 North Harwood, Dallas, Texas 75201

'Truth: 24 frames per second' brings together 24 pioneers of film and video and over six decades of work focused on pressing contemporary themes, such as race relations, political unrest, sexual identity, and the media, to explore the nature of truth and reality in contemporary life.
Truth is the first major exhibition in the Museum’s history dedicated to time-based media and is inspired by the DMA’s film and video holdings.

Artists and filmmakers featured in Truth include:
Ant Farm, Dara Birnbaum, Mark Bradford, James Coleman, Phil Collins, Bruce Conner, Willie Doherty, Omer Fast, Morgan Fisher, Coco Fusco, Tatiana Gaviola, John Gerrard, Arthur Jafa, Zoe Leonard & Catherine Gund, Steve McQueen, Shirin Neshat, Pratibha Parmar, Ben Rivers, Rachel Rose, Anri Sala, Chick Strand, Jean-Marie Straub & Danièle Huillet, Anne Tallentire, and Rosemarie Trockel;

The US debut of John Gerrard’s Western Flag (Spindletop, Texas);

And the world premiere of a newly restored version of Bruce Conner’s REPORT that examines the assassination of John F. Kennedy in Dallas.

Opening: October 22, 2017

12/10/2017 – 28/10/2017
'Overture: Selections from the Borusan Contemporary Art Collection'

208 Bowery, New York City

Organized by Kathleen Forde.

15/09/2017 – 31/12/2017
'Virtual Views: Thoma Foundation'

Orlando Museum of Art
2416 North Mills Ave., Orlando, Florida 32803

Virtual Views explores the growing importance of electronic media in contemporary art as seen in the work of artists who are pioneers in the use of LEDs (light-emitting diodes), LCD (liquid crystal display), and computer-generated imagery. The exhibition features 13 works each using a variety of electronic hardware and digital technologies that draw inspiration from the natural world and human perception.

Contributing Artists: Jim Campbell, Daniel Canogar, Craig Dorety, John Gerrard, Matthew Kluber, Rafael Lozano-Hemmer, Manfred Mohr, Anne Morgan Spalter, Alan Rath, Daniel Rozin, Björn Schülke, Jennifer Steinkamp, and Leo Villareal.

Opening: September 15, 2017

07/07/2017 – 12/08/2017

Ellis King Gallery, Dublin, Ireland

Organized by Todd von Ammon.
Contributing Artists:
Lutz Bacher, Lynda Benglis, Ernesto Caivano, James Crosby, Olivia Erlanger, Ryan Estep, John Gerrard, Elias Hansen, Max Hooper Schneider, Shaun Krupa, Helmut Lang, Kris Lemasalu, Sherrie Levine, Lila de Magalhaes, Donald Moffett, David Seth Moltz, Dominic Nurre, Holt Quentel, Pilar Quinteros, Lauren Satlowski, Oscr Tuazon, Thadeus Wolfe, Philip Zach

Opening: Friday July 7, 2017 | 6–8pm

17/07/2017 – 30/07/2017
Galway International Arts Festival 2017

GIAF premieres four newly commissioned art works by John Gerrard:

Featuring the rivers Amazon, Danube, Nile and Yangtze, each computer simulation introduces a portrait of a small section of each river, integrating the buildings and flora on the riverbanks as visible reflections. At the centre of the scene is a gasoline spill – accurately refracting the light to create a vivid prismatic field, endlessly changing shape over time.

The roll of the river creates a flag–like form, which the artist sees as a precise political representation of contemporary conditions. As is typical with Gerrard’s work, the scenes are non durational, instead they are rendered live to unfold over the course of an annual solar cycle, with each Flag keyed to its particular local time.

Co–commissioned by Galway International Arts Festival, Thomas Dane Gallery, London and Simon Preston Gallery, New York.

Gallery talk with the artist: 17 July, 2017 | 2 pm

30/05/2017 – 27/06/2017
'Planet 9' at Kunsthalle Darmstadt

Kunsthalle Darmstadt
Steubenplatz 1, 64293 Darmstadt, Germany

'Planet 9' is a cluster out of exhibitions, performances, interventions, screenings, readings, talks and more – continuously appearing different like an emerging planetary system.

Contributing artists:
Waref Abu Quba, Nazgol Ansarinia, Ulrich Becker, Willarson Brandt & José Montealegre, Cao Fei, Raphael Danke, Nathalie Daoust, Katja Eckert, John Gerrard, Lauren Gregory, Helga Griffiths, Mila Hundertmark, Emre Hüner, Franziska Koop, Rosilene Luduvico, Basir Mahmood, Eoin Mc Hugh, Radenko Milak, Klaus Mosettig, Juan Osorno, Nira Pereg, Pure Fyction-Kollektiv, TextaQueen, Vera Röhm, Roy Samaha, Regina Silveira, Xu Yong & Zi U

Opening: May 28, 2017 | 17:00

John Gerrard in Conversation

Wellcome Collection
Tuesday May 23, 2017  | 13:00-14:00

Artist John Gerrard speaks with curator Brian Dillon about his new work, 'X. Laevis (Spacelab) 2017', which takes inspiration from Luigi Galvani’s famous experiments investigating bioelectricity.

30/04/2017 – 25/06/2017
John Gerrard – X. laevis (Spacelab) at Simon Preston Gallery, NY

Simon Preston Gallery
301 Broome Street, New York, NY 10002

The work is presented as a frameless rear projection.

Dates: 30/04/2017–25/06/2017
Times: Wednesday–Sunday, 11am–6pm

22/04/2017 – 22/04/2017
World Earth Day - Western Flag On Air

Western Flag is a new commission by artist John Gerrard from Channel 4 as part of their Man-Made Planet season broadcast to mark this year’s Earth Day (22nd April).

The work will be broadcast as a television interruption, breaking into the Channel 4 schedule in short bursts over 24 hours of normal broadcast television.
The interruptions will begin at 9pm on 22nd April and will continue for 24 hours until 9pm on 23rd April.

A live stream of the flag can be experienced on All 4 at

On Earth Day (22nd April) use your screen, tablet or phone to broadcast the artwork anywhere you choose, stream it in full screen or share it using #westernflag.

20/04/2017 – 27/04/2017
Western Flag - Installation

Western Flag - a symbol for climate change and modern society’s dependence on oil – commissioned by Channel 4, is presented in partnership with Somerset House.

From April 21st until April 27th Western Flag will open as a major new public LED wall installation on the Edmond J. Safra Fountain Court at Somerset House, WC2R 1LA London on the occasion of World Earth Day.
Supported by: JJ Charitable Trust, Mark Leonard Trust, Ashden Trust and the Western Flag Supporters Circle.

Opening: 20 April, 6:30–8:30pm
Dates: 21 April– 27 April
Times: Daily, 7am– 11pm

Visit, gather, discuss.


01/04/2017 – 01/10/2017
'I Want! I Want!: Art & Technology'

Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery
Chamberlain Square, Birmingham B3 3DH, UK

This exhibition features work by artists made over the last 20 years who have all been influenced by the rapid development of technology. The approach of each of the 26 artists and collectives to their practice is different, resulting in a rich and contrasting view of the world and the culture that surrounds us.

Contributing Artists:
Daria Martin, Dryden Goodwin, Rachel Maclean, Julian Opie, Brian Griffiths, Stefan Gec, Michael Fullerton, Thomson and Craighead, Cao Fei, John Gerrard, Paul Pfeiffer, Aleksandra Mir, Iain Forsyth and Jane Pollard, Edwin Li, Ryan Gander, William Blake, Ed Atkins, Shezad Dawood, Toby Ziegler, Fiona Rae, Eddy Kamauango Ilunga, Rose Finn-Kelcey, Gary Perkins, Massinissa Selmani, Alan Currall, Marcus Coates, Clare Strand.

04/03/2017 – 07/05/2017
'Marching in Circles'

Curated by Robin Peckham

Flag (Hudson) 2015 and Flag (Thames) 2016 at Long March Space, Beijing 2017
Long March Space is pleased to announce its first exhibition of 2017 in the Year of the Rooster, “Marching in Circles”, curated by Robin Peckham. Featuring new work by Asian Dope Boys, COME INSIDE (Mak Ying-tung & Wong Ka-ying), Gao Ludi, John Gerrard, Liu Wei, Maria Taniguchi, Matt Hope, Mountain River Jump! (Huang Shan & Huang He), Yu Honglei, Zhang Xinjun, Zhao Gang, with a curated book stand by Closing Ceremony, the exhibition looks to offer an imagined alternative to the rapidly increasing consumerist culture that exists in the (art) world where the members of the global (art) economy, in one way or another, can be seen as culprits.

23/02/2017 – 25/06/2017

Curated by Lucy Shanahan and Ruth Garde, Wellcome Collection, with Consultant Curator and Exhibition Originator Paul Bonaventura. 

X. laevis (Spacelab) 2017 at Wellcome Collection, London 2017
Wellcome Collection today unveils three new commissions inspired by the theme of electricity. The artists John Gerrard, Camille Henrot and Bill Morrison have each created the works as part of a major exhibition in London, Electricity: The spark of life, which traces the story of mankind’s quest to understand, unlock and master the power of electricity. The exhibition brings together over 100 objects from ancient spark-inducing amber and early electrostatic generators to radiographs, photographs, models and films. 
John Gerrard has created a new live simulation inspired by 18th-century experiments on amputated legs of dead frogs. Camille Henrot’s installation takes the form of a zoetrope featuring creatures hand-crafted from electricity bills. Bill Morrison has created a work using mid-20th-century graphic films with an original score by composer Bill Frisell. 
X. laevis (Spacelab) 2017 by Irish artist John Gerrard (b. 1974, Ireland) is a live simulation using new technology which responds to Luigi Galvani’s pioneering 18th-century experiments on the amputated legs of dead frogs. Inspired by Henry Wellcome’s collection of Galvani’s laboratory equipment and the book in which Galvani published his findings, Gerrard lets the absent frog take centre stage. The work represents an experiment that occurred more than 200 years after Galvani, during the second mission of the space shuttle Endeavour in 1992. The experiment established that vertebrates, in the form of the African clawed frog (Xenopus laevis), could reproduce in zero gravity.

03/02/2017 – 16/04/2017
'Virtual Views: Digital Art from the Thoma Foundation'

at the Knoxville Museum of Art, curated by Stephen Wicks.

19/09/2016 – 19/09/2016
‘Video Can No Longer Be Considered Experimental’

A TateShots just released about the work titled 'Sow Farm (near Libbey, Oklahoma) 2009'. Purchased by Tate with funds provided by The Ampersand Foundation in memory of Michael Stanley 2015.
An excerpt on instagram is also here:

11/11/2016 – 12/03/2017
John Gerrard at The 11th Shanghai Biennale

Why Not Ask Again? Arguments, Counter-arguments and Stories

Curated by Raqs Media Collective
Flag (Thames) 2016 is included at Power Station of Art; 
Artists for the Thematic Exhibition include:
Agan Harahap, Aki Sasamoto, Anawana Haloba, Ayesha Jatoi, Ayodamola Tanimowo Okunseinde & Salome Asega, Azadeh Akhlaghi, Bahar Behbahani, Bianca Baldi, Cell Art Group, Chen Zhe, Christian Bumbarra Thompson, Christine Sun Kim, Desire Machine Collective, Etel Adnan, Fabrice Monteiro, Farzana Ahmed Urmi, Forensic Oceanography, Gagandeep Singh, Georges Adéagbo, Graham Harwood/YoHa, Ha Bik Chuen, Hao Jingban, Heidi Voet, Hu Xiangqian, István Zsíros, Jagdeep Raina, Jefferson Pinder, John Gerrard, Karl Max, Kendell Geers, Khaled Barakeh, Lantian Xie, Lee Mingwei, Zubtsova, Liao Fei, CANTONBON, Lin Ke, Phuong Linh Nguyen, Lisa Tan, Liu Wei, Liu Yujia, Lu Pingyuan, Ma Haijiao, Mao Chenyu, Marina Androsovich, Matts Leiderstam, Moinak Biswas, Müge Yilmaz, Nabuqi, Navjot Altaf, Nicholas Wells, Nikolaus Hirsch/Michel Müller, Olivier de Sagazan, Olu Oguibe, Patty Chang, Peter Piller, Rabin Mondal, Radical Space, Rafiqul Shuvo, Rheim Alkadhi, Robin Meier, Ross Manning, Sammy Baloji, Sener Özmen, Simone Fattal, Sofya Staune, Sohrab Hura, Sun Yuan & Peng Yu, SUPERFLEX, Surabhi Sharma & Tejaswini Niranjana, Susanne Kriemann, Takashi Arai, Tao Hui, Taus Makhacheva, Theo Eshetu, Tomás Saraceno, Verina Gfader, Vinu V.V., Vishal K. Dar, Wang Gongxin, Wang Haichuan, Yang Zhenzhong, Yazan Khalili, Yin Yi, Yu Ji, Zheng Bo, Zheng Chongbin and Zhou Zixi.
Full details are here;

23/09/2016 – 23/09/2016
SFMoMA Photographic Event Day 1: Still Moving

Part of The Photographic Event
Friday, September 23, 2016
6–7:30 p.m.
Phyllis Wattis Theater


Artists John Gerrard and Owen Kydd are joined by moderator Rudolf Frieling to discuss their respective art practices in relation to “durational photography,” an idea that challenges the distinction between still and moving images.

John Gerrard, Cuban School (Sancti Spiritus) 2011 joined SFMoMA as a promised gift of Adriane lann and Christian Stolz. It is currently installed as part of The Campaign for Art
Contemporary, May 14–October 30, 2016, Floor 7

09/06/2016 – 07/08/2016
Ullens Centre for Contemporary Art, Beijing.

Long Gallery, Nave, and Plaza. 
Curated by Philip Tinari.

UCCA Beijing to bring a first solo exhibition of work opening June 2016.
'Gerrard’s first exhibition in China features three recent, major works. Farm (Pryor Creek, Oklahoma) 2015, is a digitally modeled composite of one of Google’s server centers in Oklahoma. Exercise (Dunhuang) 2014, a reconstruction based on satellite imagery of a system of roadways located mysteriously in the middle of the Gobi Desert, which then becomes the site for a lengthy elimination game played among avatars modeled on factory workers in Guangzhou. Solar Reserve (Tonopah, Nevada) 2014 is a painstakingly accurate, virtual portrait of a functioning solar farm, widely admired for its dramatic presentation in the Lincoln Center Plaza, New York, in late 2014.'

Cuban School (Sancti Spiritu) 2011

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, USA

SFMoMA acquires Cuban School (Sancti Spiritu) 2011 by promised gift. 
The work will be shown at part of the museums re-opening exhibition in May 2016 following their major renovation.

04/11/2015 – 06/02/2016
CCC#4 - Mankind / Machinekind

Krinzinger Projekte, Vienna

The fourth and last part of the CCC (Curators Collectors Collaborations), Mankind / Machinekind is an exhibition conceived by collectors Alain Servais and Hampus Lindwall, and involving curator Domenico Quaranta in the role of exhibition maker. Featuring a selection of works from the Servais and Lindwall collections, along with works from international lenders Robert Bielecki (USA) and Li Zhen (Asia), the exhibition focuses on the practice of collecting the digital.

25/11/2015 – 04/11/2015
Et si on s’était trompé ?

Centre Culturel Irlandais, Paris

This exhibition presents some sixteen artists whose work explores the impacts on the environment of our society and globalised economy. Curated by Nora Hickey M’Sichili, director of CCI.
Emily Robyn Archer, George Bolster, Mark Clare, Alice Clark, Blaise Drummond, Seamus Dunbar, John Gerrard, Andrew Kearney, Susan Leen, Ruth Le Gear, Christine Mackey, Selma Makela, Anna Macleod, Seamus Nolan, Softday (Sean Taylor & Mikael Fernstrom), Brigitta Varadi.

16/10/2015 – 17/01/2016
A Handful of Dust

Le Bal, Paris, France. 

The exhibition takes as its starting point two significant events that happened in Europe in October 1922. In the Parisian journal Littérature, Man Ray published his photograph of dust gathering on the surface of Marcel Duchamp’s Large Glass (where it was titled ‘Vue Prise en Aeroplane’); and in the London journal The Cirterion TS Eliot published his modernist masterwork The Waste Land containing the lines:
From this beginning the exhibition takes in aerial photography, forensic photography, abstractions of landscapes, ruins, postcards and press photos of the American dust storms, artists’ videos, film clips, documentary photography and site specific works. 
Artists : William Allen et Bruce Nauman, Laure Albin Guillot, Georges Bataille, Jacques-André Boiffard, Brassaï, Robert Burley John Divola, Marcel Duchamp, Walker Evans, Robert Filliou, Charles Henri Ford, John Gerrard, David Gould, Mona Kuhn, Robert Lebel, Rut Blees Luxembourg, Jeff Mermelstein, Louise Oates, Kirk Palmer, Man Ray, Alain Resnais, Gerhard Richter Sophie Ristelhueber, Edward Ruscha, Aaron Siskind, Frederick Sommer, Eva Stenram, Shomei Tomatsu, Giorgio Sommer, Nick Waplington, Jeff Wall, Edward Weston, Wols, Tereza Zelenkova. Curated by David Campany. An accompanying book has been produced.

10/09/2015 – 03/01/2016
Art In The Age Of... Asymmetrical Warfare

Witte de With, Rotterdam

Art In The Age Of…Asymmetrical Warfare, the third and final iteration of Witte de With’s year-long exhibition series Art In The Age Of…, considers the irregular, and often uneven nature of the hybrid battlefield. As always, war is ever-present, however, its theater has now extended from the so-called real to the virtual. While hard power is still asserted face-to-face and hand- to-hand, remotely controlled weaponry and other means of telecommunicated violence are broadcast and delivered digitally through cyber attacks, and via social media propaganda platforms. Not surprisingly, these new channels have created their own forms of representation in which morale and information have become equal to, or are greater than, traditional military superiority. Instead of simply producing images of war, a new war of images is being fought and sold. As such, Art In The Age Of…Asymmetrical Warfare asks the question: What role do artists play when they slip into these networks and try to reveal the engines and effects of contemporary conflict?
Artists : Abbas Akhavan, Sven Augustijnen, James Bridle, Broomberg & Chanarin, Crass, Claire Evans, John Gerrard, Terence Gower, Isao Hashimoto, Glenn Kaino, Navine G. Khan-Dossos, Trevor Paglen with Jacob Appelbaum, Mohammad Salemy, Susan Schuppli & Tom Tlalim, Nida Sinnokrot, Thomson & Craighead, and José Antonio Vega Macotela.

05/09/2015 – 02/11/2015

Priska Pasquer, Cologne

Frank Ammerlaan, Viktoria Binschtok, Christian Falsnaes, John Gerrard, Mai-Thu Perret, Johanna Reich, Evan Roth, Pepo Salazar, Adrian Sauer, Lieko Shiga, Masha Tupitsyn. 

24/07/2015 – 08/11/2015
Boolean Expressions

Glucksman Gallery, University College Cork

Boolean Expressions will explore the ways in which artists use mathematical ideas and systems in their work - examining themes relevant to the legacy of George Boole who was the first Professor of Mathematics at Queen’s College Cork. Artists: Darren Almond, Aram Bartholl, Mel Bochner, Hanne Darboven, John Gerrard, Sol LeWitt, Tatsuo Miyajima, Aisling O’Beirn, Matthew Ritchie, and Lynne Woods Turner.

15/06/2015 – 21/06/2015
Art Unlimited, Basel

Solar Reserve (Tonopah, Nevada) 2014

Thomas Dane Gallery in collaboration with Simon Preston Gallery bring Solar Reserve (Tonopah, Nevada) 2014 to Art Unlimited as a projection. 

Los Angeles County Museum of Art

Solar Reserve (Tonopah, Nevada) 2014

Following the gift of the work by Leonardo Dicaprio, Solar Reserve (Tonopah, Nevada) 2014 joins the permanent collection of LACMA.
Recent press : 
LA Times 
The Art Newspaper

20/05/2015 – 23/08/2015
Art In The Age Of...Planetary Computation

Witte de With, Rotterdam

Presented as part of the year-long Art In The Age Of… exhibition series, Art In The Age Of… Planetary Computation investigates how quantification, telecommunications, and our ever-expanding information apparati not only inform contemporary artistic production, but also how contemporary art can hold a mirror up to these processes and formations. 
Artists: Aram Bartholl, Rossella Biscotti, Nina Canell, John Gerrard, Femke Herregraven, Antonia Hirsch, David Jablonowski, Navine G. Khan-Dossos,  John Menick, Owen Mundy, Trevor Paglen together with Jacob Appelbaum, Lucy Raven, Stephan Tillmans and Julia Weist.
Team: Defne Ayas (Concept), Adam Kleinman (Lead Curator), Samuel Saelemakers (Associate Curator)

​Museum of Modern Art, New York

Solar Reserve (Tonopah, Nevada) 2014

Following the gift of the work by VIA Art Fund, Solar Reserve (Tonopah, Nevada) 2014 joins the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art, New York. 

20/05/2015 – 21/06/2015
Politics of Amnesia II

Fieldgate Gallery, London
Curated by Richard Drucker

A group exhibition at Fieldgate Gallery that looks at past trauma through the conduit of technology.
George Barber | Amanda Beech | David Cotterrell | John Gerrard | Gibson/Martelli | Matthew Noel-Tod | Derek Ogbourne | Nonny de la Pena
20 May - 21 June, Wednesday – Sunday from 11am – 5pm.

24/04/2015 – 11/10/2015
Kunsthalle Darmstadt, Germany


Exercise (Dunhuang) 2014, Exercise (Djibouti) 2012, Burning Oil Fields (near Abadan, Iran) 2013, Infinite Freedom Exercise (near Abadan, Iran) 2011 & Live Fire Exercise (Djibouti) 2011 make up a first survey of the Exercise series at Kunsthalle Darmstadt, Germany, curated by Leon Krempel.

Sow Farm (near Libbey, Oklahoma) 2009

Tate Britain

As part of a walkthrough the permanent collection, Sow Farm (near Libbey, Oklahoma) 2009 has been installed at Tate Britain as a projection. 

07/03/2015 – 03/04/2015
Exercise (Dunhuang) 2014

Richard Massey Foundation for Art and Science, NY, USA

Exercise (Dunhuang) 2014 opens at the Richard Massey Foundation for Art and Science, NY, USA as a triptych of objects accompanied by photographic documentation from the production of the work. Exercise (Dunhuang)  was originally commissioned by the Richard Massey Foundation. 

07/02/2015 – 28/03/2015

Thomas Dane Gallery 

Farm opens at Thomas Dane Gallery, showing Farm (Pryor Creek, Oklahoma) 2015 and Solar Reserve (Tonopah, Nevada) 2014 as projections.  
Selected press : 
Art Agenda
The Guardian
Time Out
Apollo Magazine
Vice / The Creators Project

10/03/2015 – 31/05/2015
Infinite Freedom Exercise (near Abadan, Iran) 2011

Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich, Germany

Infinite Freedom Exercise (near Abadan, Iran) 2011 joins the permanent collection of the museum and is shown as a projection in 'Creating Realities. Encounters between Art and Cinema' at the Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich, Germany. 

14/11/2014 – 28/02/2015
Sow Farm

Rathole Gallery, Tokyo, Japan.

Sow Farm (near Libbey, Oklahoma) 2009 opens at Rathole Gallery, alongside Sunspot Drawing (Guantanamo City) 2012. 

03/10/2014 – 01/12/2014
John Gerrard, Solar Reserve

At the Lincoln Centre in association with the Public Art Fund

Displayed on a monumental frameless LED wall on Lincoln Center’s Josie Robertson Plaza, Solar Reserve (Tonopah, Nevada) 2014 by John Gerrard is a computer simulation of an actual power plant known as a solar thermal power tower, surrounded by 10,000 mirrors that reflect sunlight upon it to heat molten salts, essentially forming a thermal battery which is used to generate electricity. Over the course of a 365-day year, the work simulates the actual movements of the sun, moon, and stars across the sky, as they would appear at the Nevada site, with the thousands of mirrors adjusting their positions in real time according to the position of the sun.

24/10/2014 – 18/01/2015
John Gerrard / David Claerbout (Dialogue)

M HKA, Antwerp, Belgium

In 2014, Lonely At The Top (LATT), located on the sixth floor of M HKA, is sure to become a place for dialogue. In this four-episode programme, established names from the Belgian art scene introduce a lesser-known artist. Anne-Mie Van Kerckhoven, Luc Tuymans, Ria Pacquée and David Claerbout host the series, as there is obviously nobody better placed than an artist to recognize important talent. The lesser-known artists, in turn, return the favour and select one or more works by the established name for the presentation. Both artists enter in conversation during the Thursday evening preview of a new Dialogue.

16/07/2014 – 27/09/2014
The Space Where I Am

Blain Southern Gallery, 4 Hanover Square, London W1S 1BP, UK.

The Space Where I Am - a group show exploring ideas of the void and emptiness from the 1960s to the present day. The exhibition’s title is taken from philosopher Gaston Bachelard’s book The Poetics of Space (1958), which describes the lived experience of space and where he contended “it is better to live in a state of impermanence than in one of finality”. All of the assembled works examine the dialectic between absence and presence, primarily valuing absence in the construction of form. Further details

06/06/2014 – 27/09/2014
The Surface of the World: Architecture and the Moving Image

Museum of Contemporary Art and Design, Pasay, Philippines

The exhibition, curated by Clare Carolin, former curator at the Modern Art Oxford, the National Touring Exhibitions, and Hayward Gallery, London, brings together the fields of architecture and film under one roof, giving students and the general public a great opportunity to study the range of technology in both fields and to see its ever-widening influence in society. The exhibition will feature artworks that are all video-based, working within the idea of the moving image, and investigates a range of practices from video works and installations to that of shorts and full-length films.
Participating artists: Tacita Dean/John Gerrard/Dionisio Gonzales/Isaac Julien/Cocoy Lumbao/Saskia Olde Wolbers/Elizabeth Price/Józef Robakowski/Julian Rosefeldt/John Smith/Zbigniew Rybczyński/Apichatpong Weerasethakul

14/03/2014 – 26/04/2014
Exercise (Djibouti) 2012

John Gerrard. Exercise (Djibouti) 2012 at Screenspace, Melbourne

A single projection of Exercise (Djibouti) 2012 in Screenspace, Melbourne. 
Curated by Baden Pailthorpe. 

28/02/2014 – 04/04/2014
John Gerrard. Exercise

Borusan Contemporary, Istanbul. 

A survey of recent works from the Exercise series and a premiere of a new commissioned work titled 
'Exercise (Dunhuang) 2014'. Opening February 28th 2014. 

03/11/2013 – 26/01/2014
The Everyday Experience

Irish Museum of Modern Art

The Irish Architectural Foundation curates The Everyday Experience at IMMA. Architects, designers and artists reflect on the impact and practice of architecture and its effect on everyday lives. Work by Tatiana Bilbao, Tom dePaor and Peter Maybury, Pablo Bronstein, Set Collective, Celine Condorelli, John Gerrard in collaboration with A2 Architects, Alex Milton amongst others will reveal how much of our experience of designed or informal space is unconscious. 

02/11/2013 – 02/11/2013
Constructing the View

Irish Museum of Modern Art

A day of conversations between photographers, architects and theorists exploring the ways in which photography may be used not just in recording built space, but also in its conception, design, evaluation and investigation. Participants, Hugh Campbell, John Gerrard, Dennis Gilbert, David Grandorge, Fiona Kearney, Declan Long, Shelley McNamara, Mark Pimlott, Philipp Schaerer, Jules Spinatsch, Alexandra Stara, Space Framed, Thomas Struth, Michael Wolf. 
Organised by : School of Architecture, University College Dublin, Architectural Association of Ireland. Irish Architecture Foundation., School of Architecture, Queen’s University Belfast., Irish Museum of Modern Art.

08/08/2013 – 07/09/2013

Kevin Kavanagh Gallery

COEXIST is an exhibition that explores an often hidden practice in contemporary art making, namely the role of the studio development as expressed by works on paper.
Ailbhe Ní Bhriain | Gerard Byrne | Amanda Coogan  John Gerrard | Nevan Lahart | Sean Lynch
Curated by Eamonn Maxwell

14/07/2013 – 27/07/2013
Cuban School

Galway Arts Festival

The first Irish showing of two recent works by John Gerrard . The two large-scale digital projections presented for his Festival exhibition are meticulous slow-moving ‘virtual portraits' of schools constructed in the 1960's Cuban countryside.  Install shots are here and here

07/07/2013 – 07/07/2013
Pulp Press (Kistefos) 2013 opens in Norway

The Kistefos Museet in Oslo has commissioned a major new permanent landscape based projection.
Recent Press.
The Irish Times 
Arch Daily

15/02/2013 – 14/04/2013
The Universal Addressability of Dumb Things.

A Hayward Touring exhibition curated by Mark Leckey at the Bluecoat. Liverpool.

Turner Prize-winning artist Mark Leckey explores in this exhibition how our relationships with artworks and common objects are transformed through new technologies.  He has included a provocative mix of historical and contemporary works of art, videos, mechanical objects and archaeological artefacts. Included in this mix is an ancient Egyptian mummified cat, a bionic hand, a medieval gargoyle head and a supersized inflatable Felix the Cat.
John Gerrard showing Lufkin (near Hugo, Colorado) 2009. 

Exhibition continues until Sunday 14 April 2013 Open daily 10am - 6pm. Free.
Also touring to Nottingham Contemporary and the De la Warr Pavilion.
28/02/2013 – 14/04/2013
John Gerrard, 'Exercise' at Simon Preston.

Solo project at Simon Preston Gallery.  301 Broome Street, New York, NY 10002, United States

A survey of recent commissions from the 'Exercise' series. 
Opening Friday March 1st 2013.

19/02/2013 – 19/05/2014
Out of the Ordinary

The Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
Washington DC, USA

An exhibition of works from the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden’s collection that employ processes of copying, imitating and duplicating, runs through May 19. Featuring artists such as Richard Artschwager, Vija Celmins, John Gerrard, Nikki S. Lee, Roxy Paine, Gerhard Richter, George Tooker and Rachel Whiteread.

21/03/2013 – 09/06/2013
More Real

This exhibition is organized by the Minneapolis Institute of Arts in partnership with SITE Santa Fe

'More Real? Art in the Age of Truthiness' presents work by some of today’s most accomplished and promising international artists who are examining our shifting experience of reality. Over the past century, during a period of unprecedented technological change and global social upheaval, once-established beliefs, or "truths," have been cast into doubt, changing and shaping our understanding and experience of reality. Through diverse media and in unexpected ways, this exhibition explores the impact and role of deception, play, memory, power, simulation, and new technologies on art and everyday life.
artists (ao): Ai Weiwei, Seung Woo Back, Zoe Beloff, Cao Fei, Thomas Demand, Mark Dion, Leandro Erlich, Omer Fast, John Gerrard, Johan Grimonprez, Iris Haussler, Jonn Herschend, Pierre Huyghe, Bertrand Lavier, Joel Lederer, Sharon Lockhart, Inigo Manglano-Ovalle, Eva and Franco Mattes, Jonathan Monk, Vik Muniz, An-My Lê, Trevor Paglen, Walid Raad, Dario Robleto, Eve Sussman, Mary Temple, and Yes Men.
Curated by Elizabeth Armstrong, Curator of Contemporary Art, Center for Alternative Museum Practice (CAMP) & Minneapolis Institute of Arts.
Infinite Freedom Exercise (near Abadan, Iran) 2011, will be exhibited as a projection.
The exhibition premiered in SITE Santa Fe 7th July 2012 and opens in Minneapolis March 21st 2013.

24/03/2013 – 11/08/2013
0 to 60. The Experience of Time in Contemporary Art.

North Carolina Museum of Art

Co-organized by the NCMA and Penland School of Crafts, 0 to 60. The Experience of Time in Contemporary Art highlights a current trend in contemporary art: exploring the intersection of time and art by artists who employ innovative and experimental techniques. This collaborative, multimedia exhibition is on view simultaneously at both sites, featuring a major exhibition and outdoor installations at the NCMA and a series of artist residencies and installations at Penland, accompanied by a fully illustrated catalogue that covers the projects at Penland and the NCMA. Focusing on the concept of time and its influence on art, the exhibition looks at how time is used as form, content, and material in art, and how art is used to represent, evoke, manipulate, or transform time. Featuring artists who ignore the traditional boundaries among art, craft, and design, the exhibition presents approximately 65 works of art by over 30 international artists, including Walead Beshty, Paul Chan, Tara Donovan, Tim Hawkinson, Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Lisa Hoke, Beth Lipman, Rafael Lozano-Hemmer, Jennifer Steinkamp, Do Ho Suh, Vera Lutter, Bill Viola, Stacy Lynn Waddell, and many others.
Oil Stick Work (Angelo Martinez / Richfield, Kansas) 2008 will be exhibited as a projection.
March 21st 2013 - June 9th 2013

12/01/2013 – 12/01/2013
Open File: Long Live the New Flesh

Institute of Contemporary Art, London

Featuring Sidsel Christensen, Dori Deng and Meta Drcar, Benedict Drew, Plastique Fantastique, Joh Gerrard, Nicolas Provost and Head Gallery. The second in a series of three nation-wide events by Open File investigating the distribution and production of art via virtual and digital platforms through sound, performance and digital media. Open File is a curatorial project that exists across live events, printed publications and online media. This event coincides with the final weekend of Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2012.

The even occured on January 12th 2013.
27/07/2012 – 14/09/2012
Pursuit of Perfection: The Politics of Sport

Throughout the South London Gallery and Southwark Old Town Hall, 31 Peckham Road SE5 8UB.

Pursuit of Perfection: The Politics of Sport brings together art works which, in different ways and to varying degrees of seriousness or wit, play on some of the issues raised by sport, the politics surrounding it and its representation in the media. Aleksandra Mir’s spectacular installation Triumph, 2009, comprises 2,529 trophies; a sound piece by Janice Kerbel presents a specially scripted baseball commentary; and works by Roderick Buchanan, Lucy Gunning, Jonathan Monk, Ariel Orozco and Paul Pfeiffer take football as their subject. In Southwark Old Town Hall, John Gerrard’s Exercise (Djibouti) 2012 uses digital technologies to explore aspects of sport, spectacle, military exercise and power. In stark contrast, Michel Auder’s low-tech video collage of clips from TV coverage of the 1984 LA Olympics focuses on the human body, eroticised and mechanised in its pursuit of perfection.
27th July - 14 September 2012. Admission Free.

11/07/2012 – 11/07/2012
Exercise (Djibouti) 2012 Roundtable

Exercise (Djibouti) 2012 is accompanied by a round table titled SIMULATION, EXERCISE, OPERATIONS, organised by Modern Art Oxford in association with Urbanomic.

Participants include:
Antoine Bousquet, lecturer in International Politics, Birkbeck University of London
Shane Brighton, Lecturer in International Relations, University of Sussex
Donna De Salvo, Chief Curator and Deputy Director for Programs, Whitney Museum of American Art
James Der Derian, Research Professor, Watson Institute for International Studies, Brown University
Mark Fisher, cultural theorist, author of Capitalist Realism: Is There No Alternative? (2009).
Mark Hansen, Professor of Literature and Professor and Director of Undergraduate Studies, Literature
Stepan Kment, Lead Studio Engineer, Bohemia Interactive
Robin Mackay (Chair), Director of Urbanomic
Eivind Røssaak, Associate Professor, Film and Media Studies, Department of Scholarship and Collections, National Library of Norway, Oslo
Anne-François Schmid,Associate professor of epistemology and philosophy, INSA de Lyon
McKenzie Wark, author of A Hacker Manifesto (Harvard 2004), Gamer Theory (Harvard 2007)
Eyal Weizman, Professor of Visual Cultures and director of the Centre for Research Architecture at Goldsmiths, University of London
The event will be held on Wednesday 11 July in front of an invited audience and transcripts will be made available in the Old Power Station shortly afterwards.
SIMULATION, EXERCISE, OPERATIONS was supported by Thomas Dane Gallery, Simon Preston Gallery and a donor who wishes to remain anonymous.

07/07/2012 – 31/01/2013
More Real? Art in the Age of Truthiness

SITE Santa Fe

Presented by the Minneapolis Institute of Arts and SITE Santa Fe.
Live Fire Exercise (Abadan, Iran) 2011, will be presented.

06/07/2012 – 29/07/2012
Exercise (Djibouti), 2012

Modern Art Oxford
OPEN DAILY: 7 - 29 JULY/ 12 - 6 PM

Exercise (Djibouti) 2012 is a major new simulation by John Gerrard presented as a large-scale cinematic installation in the setting of the Old Power Station, Oxford.
Originating in found documentary images of US military exercises in Djibouti (Horn of Africa) and informed by research into athletic achievement, the work makes use of emerging technologies to reflect on the relationship between competitive sport, military training, theatrical performance and dance.
On a simulation of the barren Djibouti landscape, two teams of computer-generated figures meet daily at dawn to initiate a series of cryptic gestural routines – precise, repetitive, faintly antagonistic. The scene is a painstaking and extraordinarily detailed reproduction, constructed by hand within the virtual using photographic and satellite data guides from the real landscape. Neither completely synthetic nor strictly real, the work exists in ‘real time’ (Djibouti: GMT +3 hours), orbiting over a yearly cycle that incorporates the movements of sun, moon and stars.
Exercise (Djibouti) 2012 is commissioned by the Ruskin School of Drawing & Fine Art, Oxford University Sport and Modern Art Oxford and forms part of the London 2012 Festival.
Principal Exhibition Supporter: Audiomotion
OPEN DAILY: 7 - 29 JULY/ 12 - 6 PM
The Old Power Station is located a 10-minute walk from Modern Art Oxford and a 2-minute walk from Oxford train station.

Related Events
John Gerrard: Lecture 10.07.2012 at 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
Thursday, 5pm. Free, booking essential. John Gerrard discusses Exercise (Djibouti) 2012. The newly commissioned work will be contextualised alongside the wider Exercise series and Animated Scene, an earlier related series on the American landscape. Magdalen College Auditorium, entrance on Longwall Street.

Offsite Exhibition Tour: Dan Pinchbeck 20.07.2012 at 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Friday, 4pm. Free, just turn up at the Old Power Station, Arthur Street, Oxford. Dan Pinchbeck, Creative Director of thechineseroom game studio, and Reader in Computer Games, University of Portsmouth, discusses Exercise (Djibouti) 2012 in relation to media technology, gaming and art.

John Gerrard In Conversation With Caoimhín Mac Giolla Léith 24.07.2012 at 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
DATE UPDATED! Free, booking essential. Old Power Station, Arthur Street, Oxford. John Gerrard is joined in conversation with Caoimhín Mac Giolla Léith, critic, curator and Senior Lecturer at University College Dublin.

17/05/2012 – 20/05/2012
The Penzace Convention

Panel discussion On Extraction and its Complications  
hosted by Urbanomic

Speakers will discuss the logic of extraction, in its various forms, and the idea of the human as 'homo extractus'. Speakers include artist John Gerrard, Allen Buckley, author of The Story of Mining in Cornwall and many other publications on Cornish industrial history, Esther Leslie of Birkbeck College, University of London, author of Synthetic Worlds: Nature, Art and the Chemical Industry, and Shaun Lewin, of the University of Plymouth, a spatial data specialist who has been closely involved in the development and implementation of England's first comprehensive mapping of inshore fishing.
Building on the legacy of last year's Falmouth Convention, 'The Penzace Convention' develops the interdisciplinary approach that was exemplified through field trips in 2010 and is conceived as an international meeting of artists, curators, writers, scientists, historians, philosophers and experts from other fields, with an emphasis on exchange of views and experiences. The Convention will focus on the far west of Cornwall, drawing on histories specific to this locale. In addition to field trips and conference presentations, it will offer opportunities for informal debate and social exchange.
THE PENZACE CONVENTION will reflect on the theme of extraction, with reference both to the social and environmental legacies of Cornwall's extractive industries - mining and fishing in particular - and to the processes by which artists draw meaning from history and site. Iain Boal, a social historian of science, technics and the commons, who teaches at the University of California at Berkeley and has lived on San Francisco Bay for twenty-five years, will give the keynote, comparing Cornwall and the northern California littoral as zones of extraction. In particular he will trace the legacies - environmental and social - of mining and fishing considered as industries tied into a globalised market, by drawing out the paradoxes of depletion and sustainability, of tourism and the heritage industry, of regional autonomy and centralised subsidy, of lived reality and the mythos of the far West.

25/04/2012 – 29/06/2012
Junge Akademie 2012

Akademie der Kuenste, Berlin

Five fellowship holders of the Junge Akademie Berlin present their works: installation, drawing, performance, video.
Artists: Steven Baelen, John Gerrard, Clara Montoya, Katja Pfeiffer, Jan Wawrzyniak.
Gerrard presents Grow Finish Unit (near Elkhart, Kansas), 2008, Lufkin (near Hugo, Colorado), 2009, Sow Farm (near Libbey, Oklahoma), 2009

29/03/2012 – 03/06/2012
Marking Time

MCA I Museum of Contemporary Art, Australia

Explore the ways in which artists visualise time and its passing in Marking Time. Featuring major works by eleven Australian and international artists, you’ll see the concept and representation of time — past, present and future — reinterpreted and revealed across such diverse media as drawing, watercolour, sculpture, installation, sound and light.
Discover meaning in unexpected subjects as the past and present collide in Edgar Arcenaux’s ambitious large-scale drawings; consider the concept of universal time through Tatsuo Miyajima’s video and photography; see how Lindy Lee harnesses the power of fire and water in her weather paintings. In Rivane Neuenschwender’s poetic flip-clocks and calendars, witness time become elastic and open-ended; while Elisa Sighicelli literally rewinds time through the medium of film – watch as exploded fireworks contract to pin-points against the night sky, as ends return to beginnings.
Accompany Katie Paterson and Gulumbu Yunupingu as they turn their gazes upwards depicting ancient cosmic phenomena and celestial formations through confetti, moonlight and upon bark panels and hollowed memorial (Larrakitj) poles.
Examine the connections between real time and digital artifice in John Gerrard’s epic, slow moving animations of American mid-western scenes and see time pass before your eyes in Jim Campbell’s flickering, ever-changing scenes inspired by family albums and events and created using computer-programmed light. Study the relationship of geo-political dates throughout history in Tom Nicholson’s vast wall drawing and become transfixed by Daniel Crooks’ mesmeric videos as he stretches and reconfigures time into abstract bands of colour.
Some pieces come to life only at night, such as Jim Campbell’s monumental installationScattered Light illuminating the Museum’s front lawn, and others develop and change through the course of the exhibition, amplifying the effects of time. A fitting exhibition to mark the opening of the new Museum of Contemporary Art, join us to celebrate time in all its beauty, drama, devastation and subtlety through these diverse and dynamic works.
Exhibiting Oil Stick Work (Angelo Martinez, Richfield, Kansas), Universal (near Iron Springs, Alberta) 2010, and Sun Spot Drawing (Guantanamo City) 2011

01/03/2012 – 01/07/2012
John Gerrard

mima, Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art, UK

The first UK showing of two recent works by Gerrard consolidates his reputation as one of the most innovative artists working today. Cuban School (Community 5th of October) 2010 and Cuban School (Sancti Spiritu) 2011 are meticulous slow-moving virtual portraits of schools constructed in the 1960’s Cuban countryside that are now decaying functional ruins.
Both works are infinite in duration based on a continuous real-time 365-day solar cycle, and powerfully mark the melancholic demise of a political vision.
Curated by AV Festival in partnership with mima. UK Premiere.

11/02/2012 – 15/04/2012
Visions Fugitives

Le Fresnoy, studio national des arts contemporains, France

Curators:  Marie-Thérèse Champesme and Pascale Pronnie
Exhibiting John Gerrard's Cuban School (Sancti Spiritu) 2011

07/10/2011 – 08/01/2012

Kumu Art Museum / Art Museum of Estonia 

Curator: Adam Budak
Artists: Helena Almeida, John Baldessari, Becky Beasely, Stefan Burger, Miriam Böhm, Banu Cennetoglu, Sunah Choi, Haris Epaminonda, Geoffrey Farmer, John Gerrard, Jack Goldstein, Caroline Heider, Anette Kelm, Elad Lassry, Tatiana Lecomte, Christodoulos Panayiotou, Marlo Pascual, Alexandre Singh.
The exhibition foregrounds the self-reflexive nature of the photographic medium and its current condition - as well as its "conditionality": what makes photography "possible"; what makes it "work"; how photography continuously contributes to the architecture of the image and goes BEYOND.
John Gerrard exhibits Cuban School (Sancti Spiritu) 2011

05/07/2011 – 17/07/2011
John Gerrard, Infinite Freedom Exercise

Manchester International Festival,

Sited outdoors in the city centre, John Gerrard’s new piece 'Infinite Freedom Exercise (near Abadan, Iran) 2011' is an infinitely evolving hyper realistic virtual world, played out 24 hours a day. On the screen is a single figure, dressed in generic army fatigues, moving continuously through a series of exercises against the backdrop of a Persian landscape. Using 3D motion scanning, the exercises are captured from movement created in collaboration with award-winning choreographer Wayne McGregor.
Commissioned and produced by Manchester International Festival and Thomas Dane Gallery with the support of Outset Contemporary Art Fund and Culture Ireland

28/05/2011 – 22/07/2011
Grow Finish Unit

Galerie Schloss Damtschach

Grow Finish Unit (near Elkhart, Kansas), 2008 installed in a 14th Century space in Schloss Damtschach, Austria.

27/05/2011 – 31/10/2011

Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, Ireland

As part of the celebrations marking the Irish Museum of Modern Art’s 20th anniversary, Twenty, an exhibition featuring twenty artists, opens to the public on the 28 May 2011. The exhibition presents a younger generation of Irish and international artists whose work is seen increasingly on the international stage.
Dust Storm (near Manter, Kansas) 2009 will be exhibited

13/05/2011 – 21/05/2011

Loquaiplatz 3, Vienna

plants and animals of the season, aliments of disclosed origin, multiple differentiated courses
every day May 13th - May 21th at 6pm
reservations required.

13/05/2011 – 25/05/2011
Live Fire Exercise

Royal Ballet, Royal Opera House, London

A world premiere and a company premiere are just two highlights in an evening of sheer energy with The Royal Ballet. Resident choreographer Wayne McGregor evolves his surprising series of art world collaborations in a world premiere for The Royal Ballet with visual artist John Gerrard introducing a virtual landscape to the stage – astonishingly real but meticulously fabricated by the artist – real time portraits unfold to the enigmatic Tippett score Fantasia concertante on a Theme of Corelli, conducted by Barry Wordsworth, Music Director of The Royal Ballet. 

01/04/2011 – 01/05/2011
John Gerrard 'Universal'

Derry, Northern Ireland

exhibiting Universal (Iron Springs, Alberta) 2010, Sow Farm (near Libbey, Oklahoma) 2009

16/02/2011 – 03/04/2011
John Gerrard

The Perth Institute of Contemporary Art

The Perth Institute of Contemporary Art, in partnership with the Perth International Arts Festival,
presents the first Australian solo exhibition by John Gerrard.

07/02/2011 – 02/04/2011
John Gerrard

Madrid, Spain

Ivorypress Art + Books Space are hosting a solo exhibition of John Gerrard.  
*JOHN GERRARD published by Ivory Press, is now available.  The book includes texts by Yoani Sánchez (writer), Ed Keller, the philosophers Robin Mackay and Reza Negarestani,as well as an in-depth conversation with Simon Groom (Director of The Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh).

04/11/2010 – 31/12/2010
John Gerrard / Cuban School

Simon Preston Gallery
301 Broome St
NY, NY 10002, USA

Cuban School (Community 5th of October) 2010 is a portrait of an existing building, situated in the countryside outside Havana. Constructed in the 1960's to a modular Eastern Bloc design, the school is, though actively used and home to 75 school children, essentially a 'functional ruin', disinheriting its formal integrity through entropy and decay. The site continues the artist's interest in modular, pre-fabricated structures, questioning their resilience and capacity to exist as potent entities once complicit resources are depleted or removed.

25/10/2010 – 25/10/2010
John Gerrard MoMA Lecture

Museum of Modern Art, NY

'Modern Monday' Series
Theatre 2 (The Roy + Niuta Titus Theatre) T2
October 25th 2010 7pm

30/07/2010 – 30/07/2010
John Gerrard, Sow Farm

What you see is where you're at. Part 3
Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art
Curated by Simon Groom

27/06/2010 – 04/07/2010

Loquaiplatz 3, Vienna

plants and animals of the season, aliments of disclosed origin, multiple differentiated courses
A sculptural display of the work of Arche Noah, Austria ( by John Gerrard
every day june 27th - July 4th at 6pm

25/06/2010 – 30/07/2010
The Fifth Genre

Galerie Lelong, NY, USA

Talia Chetrit, Marti Cormand, Petah Coyne, Angelo Filomeno, John Gerrard, Jane Hammond, Ellen Harvey, Alfredo Jaar, Jannis Kounellis, Louise Lawler,Miranda Lichtenstein, Robert Mapplethorpe, Yasumasa Morimura, Jaume Plensa, Charles Ritchie, Sally Ross, Kate Shepherd, Erin Shirreff, Kiki Smith, Lynn Talbot, Antoni Tàpies, Wolfgang Tillmans, Jeff Wall, and Jonas Wood

14/05/2010 – 14/05/2011
Art on the Underground Jubilee Line Commission

As a part of a series of new contemporary art projects for the Jubilee line commissioned by Art on the Underground, Irish artist John Gerrard is to present a large-scale installation of Oil Stick Work (Angelo Martinez / Richfield, Kansas) in Canary Wharf Underground station’s iconic ticket hall. Shown on this occasion as a large-scale data projection on a monolithic block wall in the station (11m x 8m), Oil Stick Work (Angelo Martinez / Richfield, Kansas) is a complex digital moving image piece that develops in real time for a thirty-year period.
May 14th 2010 to May 14th 2011

06/03/2010 – 14/03/2010
AO& Late Winter Residency

Loquaiplatz 3

Every day from 7pm
Plants and animals of the season
Aliments of disclosed origin
Multiple differentiated courses
For further information and booking
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02/02/2010 – 25/03/2010
John Gerrard

Thomas Dane Gallery, London

A first London exhibition with Thomas Dane Gallery, London

05/11/2009 – 31/05/2010
Directions : John Gerrard

Hirshhorn Museum + Sculpture Garden
Washington DC, USA.

The Hirshhorn Museum’s “Directions” series features recent work by Vienna-based Irish artist John Gerrard (b. Dublin, 1974), who uses digital technology to re-imagine landscape art. The exhibition, organized by associate curator Kelly Gordon, opens Nov. 5 and is on view through May 31, 2010. Gerrard uses Realtime 3-D, a customized game-design software, in conjunction with on-site photography, animating the stills into a seamless cinematic panning shot to capture a 360-degree view of his subjects. The result is imagery that hovers between fact and fiction.

09/10/2009 – 12/12/2009
John Gerrard, Glenn Ligon

Illingworth Kerr Gallery, Alberta College of Art + Design,
Alberta, Canada

Two solo shows curated by Wayne Baerwaldt

07/06/2009 – 30/09/2009
La Bienniale di Venezia 53rd International Art Exhibition

John Gerrard Animated Scene will be a collateral project at the 53rd International Art Exhibition, La Biennale di Venezia. It will be inaugurated on June 4, 2009, and remain open to the public from June 7 - September 30, 2009.
Animated Scene will present three new works as large-scale projections. Each work introduces a virtual scene - astonishingly real but entirely and meticulously fabricated by the artist and his studio between 2007-9 - based on documentation of the agri-industrial landscapes of the American Great Plains, scattered with grain silos, pig production units and small towns.
A fourth work from the same series will be shown concurrently at the Palazzo Fortuny, Venice, as part of Infinitum, the final part of a trilogy of exhibitions mounted by Axel Vervoordt which began in 2007 with Artempo: When Time Becomes Art.
The project is curated by Jasper Sharp, curator and writer, and Patrick T. Murphy, Director and Curator of the Royal Hibernian Academy.
For more details see

06/06/2009 – 15/11/2009

Palazzo Fortuny, Venezia

Alighiero Boetti, Alberto Burri, Alexander Calder, Berlinde De Bruyckere, Marlène Dumas, Fischli & Weiss, Lucio Fontana, Adam Fuss, John Gerrard, Thomas Houseago, Donald Judd, Kimsooja, Piero Manzoni, Mario Merz, Duane Michals, Louise Nevelson, Isamu Noguchi, Thomas Ruff, Diana Thater, James Turrell + many others.
Curator: Axel Vervoordt