Ori Gersht was born in Israel in 1967, but has lived in London for over 20 years. Throughout his career his work has been concerned with the relationships between history, memory and landscape. He often adopts a poetic, metaphorical approach to explore the difficulties of visually representing conflict and violent events or histories. Gersht approaches this challenge not simply through his choice of imagery, but by pushing the technical limitations of photography, questioning its claim to truth. Frequently referencing art history, Gersht’s imagery is uncannily beautiful; the viewer is visually seduced before being confronted with darker and more complex themes, presenting a compulsive tension between beauty and violence. This has included an exploration of his own family’s experiences during the Holocaust, a series of post-conflict landscapes in Bosnia and a celebrated trilogy of slow-motion films in which traditional still lives explode on screen.

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS:

2016      Floating World, Ben Brown Gallery, London, UK
2016      Floating World, Kohn Gallery, Los Angeles, USA
2016      Floating World, Noga Gallery of Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv, Israel
2015      Reflecting History – Govert Flink and Ori Gersht, Museum Kurhaus Kleve, Kleve, Germany
2015      Slivers, Tel Aviv Museum of Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv, Israel
2015      NaturGewalten Ori Gersht – Fotografien und Filme, Museum Sinclair-Haus, Bad Homburg, Germany
2015      Don’t Look Back, Towner Art Gallery, Eastbourne, UK
2015      On Reflection, CRG Gallery, New York, USA
2014      On Reflection, Ben Brown Gallery, Hong Kong
2014      Ori Gersht: Portraits, Pizzuti Collection, Columbus, Ohio, USA
2014      Ori Gersht: Still Life, Columbus Museum of Art, Clumbus, Ohio, USA
2013      Nogah Engler and Ori Gersht, Mummery + Schnelle, London, UK
2013      Against Time, Centre for Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv, Israel
2013      All Will Come to Pass, Noga Gallery of Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv, Israel
2013      Cells, CRG Gallery, New York, USA, Liquid Assets + selected works, Angles Gallery, Los Angeles, USA
2013      Ori Gersht: Overview, Gund Gallery, Ohio, USA
2012      Evaders, Museo Madre, Naples, Italy
2012      History Repeating, Museum of Fine Art Boston, Boston, USA
2012      Still and Forever, Brand New Gallery, Milan, Italy
2012      This Storm is What We Call Progress, Imperial War Museum, London, UK