John Gerrard (b. Tipperary. Ireland 1974) is widely regarded as a key figure in the development of simulation within contemporary art. Deceptively looking like film or video, his works are virtual worlds, made using real-time computer graphics, a technology developed by the military and now used extensively in the gaming industry.
Recent exhibitions include Surrender (Flag) at Hayward Gallery, London, Leaf Work at Sydney Biennial, Corn Work at Galway International Arts Festival, travelling to Gwangju Biennial. X. laevis at Okayama Art Summit, Japan, Western Flag at Museo Thyssen Bornemisza, Madrid, Solar Reserve, LACMA, LA, USA, Western Flag, Somerset House with Channel 4, London, England, Power. Play, Ullens Centre for Contemporary Art, Beijing, China, Infinite Freedom Exercise, Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich, Germany, Solar Reserve, Lincoln Center in Association with the Public Art Fund, New York NY, Exercise, Borusan Contemporary, Istanbul, Turkey, Pulp Press (Kistefos), Kistefos Museet, Jevnaker, Norway, Exercise (Djibouti), Modern Art Oxford, Oxford, England.
Gerrard’s work is in the collections of Tate, London; MoMA, New York; SFMOMA, San Francisco; LACMA, Los Angeles; Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington; Kistefos Collection, Norway; IMMA, Dublin; Borusan Contemporary, Istanbul, M+, Hong Kong. John Gerrard completed Core Studies at The National College of Art and Design, Dublin in 1993 and received a BFA from Oxford University in 1997 and an MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2000. He lives and works in Dublin, Ireland and Vienna, Austria. He is represented by Pace Gallery globally.
John Gerrard (b. Tipperary. Ireland 1974) is widely regarded as a key figure in the development of simulation within contemporary art. Deceptively looking like film or video, his works are virtu...