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
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