Ori Gersht

Biography

1967    Born in Tel-Aviv, Israel

Lives and works in London

Education

1993-1995       MA in Photography, Royal College of Art, London, UK

1989-1992       BA (Hons) in Photography, Film & Video, University of Westminster, London, UK

Grants And Awards

2015    Prix Pictet, short list

2013    Best in Show Award, Museum Publications Design, History Repeating, Museum of Fine Arts
Boston

2012    Artis Grant Recipient

2010    Award received, Beijing International Art Biennale 2010, BIAB10

2006    Big Bang, a film Commissioned by the V&A for the Twillight:Photography in the Magic Hour
Exhibition.
Pomegranate, Single Shot ; short film commissioned  by Film & Video Umbrella  and the Film
Council UK.

2005    The Forest, a film commissioned by Film & Video Umbrella.

2004    First Prize winner, Onfuri International, Tirana, Albania.

2003    Commissioned by the Contemporary Art Society to produce sight specific work for the Museum
of Nottingham Castle in relation to the Drawing with Light Exhibition.
BBC White City Public Art Strategy Photographic Commission

2002    Consultant to the architectural development planning of the South London Gallery

2000    The Leon Constantiner Photography Award for an Israeli Artist, Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Israel

1997    Residency at Whitefield School, Barnet

1993    Prize winner at the British Transport Competition, Mall Gallery, London

1990    Prize winner at the South Bank: annual show, Royal Festival Hall, London

Solo Exhibitions

2017


sleepless nights, CRG Gallery, New York, NY


2016


Floating World, Ben Brown Gallery, London, UK
Floating World, Michael Kohn Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Floating World, Noga Gallery of Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv, Israel


2015





Reflecting History, Govert Flinck & Ori Gersht, Museum Kurhaus, Kleve, Germany
Slivers, Tel Aviv Museum of Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv, Israel
Ori Gersht, the Natur Gewalten: Fotographie / Film exhibition, Sinclair-Haus Museum, Bad Homburg Germany
Ori Gersht, Don’t Look Back, Towner Gallery, Eastbourne, UK
Ori Gersht, On Reflection, CRG Gallery New York, USA

 

2014

Ori Gersht: Still Life, Columbus Museum of Art, Columbus, OH
Ori Gersht: Portraits, Pizzuti Collection, Columbus, OH
Slivers, Tel Aviv Museum of Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv, Israel


2013







Ori Gersht: All Will Come to Pass, Noga Gallery of Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv, Israel
Ori Gersht: Against Time, The Center for Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv, Israel
Ori Gersht: Liquid Assets + Selected Works, Angles Gallery, Los Angeles, California, USA
Ori Gersht: Cells, CRG Gallery, New York, USA
Ori Gersht, The Gund Gallery at Kenyon College, Ohio, USA
Evaders, Museo Madre, Naples, Italy.

2012




History Repeating, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, USA
Midnight Moment, Times Square, NY, USA
Still and Forever, Brand New Gallery, Milano, Italy
This Storm Is What We Call Progress, Imperial War Museum, London, UK
Survey of works between 2001-2011, Tel Aviv Museum of Contemporary Art, Israel


2011

Lost in Time, Santa Barbara Museum, Santa Barbara, CA, USA
Lost in Time, 21c Museum, Kentucky USA.
Chasing Good Fortune & Will You Dance For Me, CRG Gallery New York, USA
Chasing Good Fortune & Will You Dance For Me, Angles Gallery Los Angeles, USA
Chasing Good Fortune, Noga Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel


2010



Places That Were Not, Angles Gallery, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Places That Were Not, Noga Gallery of Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv, Israel.
Places That Were Not, Mummery+Schnelle Gallery, London.


2009


Black Box, Hirshhorn Museum and sculpture Garden, Washington DC, USA.
Evaders, CRG Gallery. New York, NY, USA.


2008




Selected Films, Hirshhrorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, USA
Folding Time, Noga Gallery, Tel Aviv Israel
The Forest, Musée d’Art de Toulon, Toulon, France.
Time Folds, Angles Gallery, Santa Monica, California.
Ori Gersht & Jan Breughel the Elder, Ingleby Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland.
Pomegranate, The Jewish Museum, New York.


2007





Time After Time: Exploding Flowers & Other Matters, The Armory Show (with CRG Gallery), New York, USA.
The Forest & Blow Up, Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, USA.
The Clearing, Stills Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland.
Time After Time, Mummery+Scnhelle Gallery, London.
The Forest, Mic Toi Rerehiko Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand.


2006





The Forest, Tel Aviv Museum, Tel Aviv, Israel.
Liquidation, Noga Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel.
The Clearing, Angles Gallery, Los Angeles, USA.
The Forest, CRG Gallery, New York, USA.
The Clearing, Photographers Gallery, London, UK SpaceX Exeter, UK, Photo Gallery Cardiff, Wells Galway Art Festival, Ireland, Leeds Metropolitan University Gallery, Leeds, UK.


2005


Liquidation, CRG Gallery, New York, USA.
Erzahl Mir Vom Krieg, Ori Gersht & Simon Norfolk, Zephyr Gallery, Mannheim, Germany.


2004




Blaze, Andrew Mummery Gallery, London, UK.
Blaze, Noga Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel.
History in the Making, Photo España, Madrid, Spain.
Ghost and Concrete City Scans, Angles Gallery, Santa Monica, USA.
Ghost, The Armory Show (with CRG Gallery), New York, USA


2002-03 Black Soil, CRG Gallery, New York, USA.

2002




White Noise, Angles Gallery, Santa Monica, USA.
Afterglow, Art Now Room, Tate Britain, London, UK.
Afterglow, Helena Rubenstein Pavilion for Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv Museum, Tel Aviv, Israel.
Mass Culture, Andrew Mummery Gallery, London, UK.


2001





White Noise, Galerie Martin Kudlek, Cologne, Germany.
Mass Culture, Refusalon Gallery, San Francisco, USA.
AfterWars, Belfast Exposed, Belfast, Northern Ireland.
LISTE 01, The Young Art Fair, Basel (with Andrew Mummery Gallery), Basel, Switzerland.
White Noise, Gallery Noga, Tel Aviv, Israel.
White Noise, Andrew Mummery Gallery, London, UK.


2000


AfterWars, Gardner Arts Centre, Brighton, UK.
Pitch, Chisenhale Gallery, London, UK.


1999


Vital Signs, Gallery Noga, Tel Aviv, Israel.
AfterWars, Andrew Mummery Gallery, London,UK.


1993


Ori Gersht. Just Bring Your Body, Metro Gallery, London,UK.


1992

Ori Gersht. Just Bring Your Body, Zone Gallery, Newcastle,UK.

Group Exhibitions

2018

Zadok Ben-David and Ori Gersht, Saison France-Isreal, Paris at the Musee de Chasse de Nature

2017

Prix Pictet Disorder Tour, The Museum of Photographic Arts, San Diego
Burdened Landscape – From Kiefer to Ristelhueber, Fries Museum, Leeuwarden, Netherlands

2016

Dining With The Artist, The Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Baroque Nur Schoner Schein, The Reiss Engelhorn Museen, Mannheim, Germany
Bedazzled, The Lehman College Art Gallery, New York, NY
About Time – Photography In A Moment Of Change, Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco
Past/Present/Future, Grand Rapids Art Museum, Grand Rapids, MI
But a Storm Is Blowing from Paradise: Contemporary Art of the Middle East and North Africa, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY
Alchemy of Words, Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Tel Aviv, Israel
Immerse, Sandnes Kulturhus, Norway
Embracing the Contemporary: The Keith L. and Katherine Sachs Collection, Philadelphia Museum of Art, PA
Flora, Oriel Davies Gallery Tour, Aberystwyth Arts Center, UK
Prix Pictet Disorder Tour, The Municipal Gallery of Athens, Greece
Prix Pictet Disorder Tour, Bank Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
Prix Pictet Disorder Tour, The Gallery of Photography, Dublin, Ireland
Prix Pictet Disorder Tour, Kunstverein, Hamburg, Germany
Prix Pictet Disorder Tour, The Museum of Photographic Arts, San Diego, CA
Luscious Thrills – Baroque Reflections Then and Now, Gammel Holtegaard Kunsthalle, Denmark
(Not So) Still Life, Wave Hill Museum, New York, NY
Curtain Call, Round House, London
Musee D’art Moderne, Paris
Summerset House London
MAXXI Museum, Rome
The Philadelphia Museum of Art, PA
About Time: Photography in a Moment of Change, MoMA San Fransisco, CA
Visions in the Nunnery, The Nunnery, London, UK

2015

Prix Pictet, short list, Musee D’art Moderne, Paris, touring exhibition
Sixth Edition – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, organized by Elo3 Cultural Enterprise (Sao Paulo) in collaboration with the exhibition space Fundição Progresso Cultural Center, with the support of 3M Company
Still Life: Capturing the Moment, Palm Springs Art Museum, California USA
Beyond Real: Still Life in the 21st Centurry, Moss Art Centre, Center for the Arts at VA Tech
Performance & Remnant, Fine Art Society, London
In __ We Trust: Art and Money, Columbus Museum of Art, Columbus, Ohio, USA
Revelations: Experiments in Photography, Science Museum, London UK and National Media Museum, Bradford, UK
Disrupted Spaces: Photographs from the Carey Schwartz Collection, the Rose Art Museum Brandeis

2014

 

The Generous Tree, Um El Phahem Gallery, Israel
War, MOSTYN, Cymru, Wales
Reflections of War, 100, Flower East Gallery, London, UK
Food For Thought, Weatherspoon Art Museum, University North Carolina, USA
‘ Bruegel Land’, The Royal Museum of Fine Arts Antwerp,Brussel, Belgiuum
Still Bewegt, Museum Sinclair- Haus, Bad, Homburg, Germany
Still Life Revisited, The Art Museum of Northern Norway, Tromsø, Norway
Still Life In Motion, Nord Norsk Kunst Museum, Norway
Vanitas, Bass Museum of Art, Miami Beach, USA.

2013

Damage Control: Art and Destruction since 1950, The Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington DC
Catalyst: Contemporary Art and War, Imperial War Museum North, Manchester, UK
ArTricks, The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Israel
‘The Compromised Land: Recent Photography and Video from Israel’, Neuberger Museum of Art, Purchase, NY, USA
Inaugural Exhibition: Looking Forward’, Pizzuti Collection, Columbus, Ohio, USA
Einde, Lokaal 01, Breda, Netherlands
Art of Arrangement: Photography and the Still Life Tradition, National Media Museum, Bradford, UK

2012

Seduced by Art: Photography Past and Present’, London National Gallery, London, UK
Unnatural, Bass Museum of Art, Miami Beach, Florida, USA
Lens on Twelve, Connaught Brown, London, UK
‘Significant Objects: The Spell of Still Life’, Norton Simon Museum, Pasadena, California, USA

2011

Land Matters – Landscape Photography, Culture and Identity, Liz Wells, I.B.Tauris & Co Ltd, London, UK / New York, USA, ISBN 978-1-84511-864-8(pb) / 865-5(hb
Moments of Reprieve: Representing Loss in Contemporary Photography’ , Tallinn ‘Kunstihoone’ Art Hall, Photography Month, Estonia
‘Curtain Call’, The Roundhouse, London, UK.
Travelling Light’, Whitechapel Art Gallery, London, UK.
East Ex East’, Brand New Gallery, Milano, Italy
“Eating Art”, La Pedrera/Casa Milà, Barcelona, Spain
Evaders, inaugural show of new wing, Tel Aviv Museum, Israel
When a Painting Moves… Something Must be Rotten, The Stenersen Museum, Oslo, Norway
Single Shot – a Film and Video Umbrella touring exhibition, Glynn Vivian Art Gallery, Swansea,UK
Dissolving Landscapes, The Wilfrid Israel Museum of Asian Art and Studies, Kibbutz Hazorea, Israel
Latitudes – Photography Festival, Huelva, Spain.
Caen Art’s Museum, Normandy, Spain.

2010

Haunted: Contemporary Photography/Video/Performance, Guggenheim Museum, New York, USA.
“In Focus: Still Life,” The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Daegu Photobienal, Daegu, South Korea.
Still / Moving, The Israel Museum, Jerusalem.
The Image as Moving Paintings and the Return of the Genres, Fundacion Francisco Godia, Barcelona, Spain.
Beijing International Art Biennale 2010, BIAB10 , National At Museum, Beijing, China.
Atlantis II, Rohkunstbau, Berlin, Germany.
Krieg/Individuum, Ausstellungshalle zeitgenoessische Kunst Muenster, Muenster, Germany.
Windows, The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Israel.
The Forest, Kunstsaele, Berlin.
Natural Conflicts, photography and films from Israel, Nevada Museum of Art, USA.
Impressionism and Video Art: Echo of Light, The Normandy impressionist festival, Seine-Maritime, Rouen, France.
Hugging & WrestlingContemporary Israeli Photography and Video, Museum of Contemporary Art, Cleveland, USA.
When a Painting Moves, touring exhibition: Centro Colombia-Americano, Colombia, Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico, Puerto Rico, MoCCA, Toronto, Canada.
Latitudes a photography, Huelva, Spain.
Luegen.nirgends (Lies.nowhere), Austellungshalle –zeitgenoessische Kunst Munster, Munster, Germany.
Unique Paintings, Fundacion Godia, Barcelona, Spain.
Calm Before the Storm, Winzavod Art Center, Moscow, Russia.
Paysage – Vidéo, Musée d’Art, Toulon, France.
Strange Places – Urban Landscape Photography, Stanley Picker Gallery, Kingston upon Thames, UK
The Borrowed Loop – Man & Eve, London, United Kingdom
Vanitas: The Transicence of Earthly Pleasures – London, United Kingdom.
Inner Landscapes – Bernheimer Fine Art Photography, Munich, Germany.
Roundabout – City Gallery, Wellington, New Zealand.

2009

Flower Power,Villa Giulia – CRAA Centro Ricerca Arte Attuale, Turin,Italy.
Significant Colour, The Aram Gallery, London, UK.
Tel Aviv Times, Tel Aviv Museum of Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv, Israel
Hugging and Wrestling: Contemporary Israeli Photography and Video, Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland, USA
Kosher & Co. – Über Essen und Religion, The Jewish Museum Berlin, Germany.

2008

 

 

 

 

 

Order from Chaos, Centro Andaluz De La Fotografia, Almeria, Spain, Sala De Exposiciones santa ines, Sevilla, Spain.
Living Flowers – ikebana and contemporary art, Japanese American National Museum, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Nature Morte – Dead Nature, Rohrer Fine Art, Los Angeles, USA.
The Aerials of Sublime Transscapes, Lokaal 1, Breda, Holland.
Pomegranate: A video by Ori Gersht, The Jewish Museum, New York, USA.
Depletion, works from the Doron Sebbag Collection, Tel Aviv Museum, Tel Aviv, Israel.
Personal Landscape; contemporary Art from Israel, The Katzen, American University Museum, Washington, USA.
Visions in the Nunney, The Nunnery, London.
Static: Contemporary Still Life and Portraiture, Harris Museum and Art Gallery, Preston.
Mutation II; Europian Month of Photography, Masion Europeenne de la Photographie, Paris, Kulturprojekte, Berlin, Fotofo, Bratislave, Vladmir Und Estragon, Vienna, Association Café Crème, Luxenbourg, Musee de la Photographie, Moscou, Zone Attive, Rome

2007

The Last Seduction of Welcome Surrender to Beauty, Carrie Secrist Gallery, Chicago, USA.
Loop ’07 – Barcelona – The Video Art festival, Galeria Dels Ángels, Barcelona, Spain.
Video Killed the Painting Star, Museum of Salamanca, Salamanca, Spain.
In Focus: Living History, Tate Modern, London.
Tate Britain, London, “Single Shot” commissioned by Film & Video Umbrella and The Film Council, UK.
1st Architecture, Art and Landscape Biennial of the Canaries, Canary Island.
My Vision, ZEPHYR Raum für Fotografie,  Mannheim, Germany.
Dateline Israel: Recent Photography and Video (working title), The Jewish Museum, New York, USA.
Historians of the Present, Blancpain Art Contemporain, Geneve.

2006

Inside-Out, Contemporary Artists from Israel, museum MARCO, Vigo, Spain.
Making Journeys, Djanogly Gallery, Nottingham, UK.
Forest Primeval, MOCA (GA), Atlanta, USA .
Fata Morgana , Haifa Museum, Haifa, Israel.
Spatial Dualism in the Eye of the Camera – Landscape Photography 1945-1963, The Open Museum of Photography, Tel Hai, Israel.
Twillight: Photography in the Magic Hour, Victoria & Albert Museum, London.
Forest Dreaming, Centre for Contemporary Art and the Natural World, Exeter UK.
Fatamorgana: Illusion and Deception in Contemporary Art, Haifa Museum of Art
Lanterna Magica, Bat-Yam Museum of Art, Bat-Yam

2005

Dreams and Trauma, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin, Germany.
Camera Sacra, The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Israel.
Etched Voices, Contemporary Artists and the Holocaust, Yad Vashem New Museum, Jerusalem, Israel.
Citizen, PM Galery & House, London, City Gallery, Leicester, Oriel Davies Gallery Newtown, Powys/Wales, Ormeau Bath Gallery Belfast, Northen Irland.

2004

Historias, Photo España 2004, Madrid, Spain.
Tales of the City, curated for the British Council by students from the MA  Curating course, Goldsmiths College, Arte Fiera 2004, Bologna, Itally.
Onfuri International, Tirana, Albania.

2003

Up Close and Personal, Nottingham Castle, Nottingham, UK.
Strangers To Ourselves, The Metropole Galleries, Folkestone, UK.
Independence, South London Gallery, London, UK.
Der Berg, Heidelberger Kunstverein, Heidelberg, Germany.
One Ground, California Museum of Photography, Riverside, USA.

2002

Willard Boepple, Ori Gersht and Albrecht Schäfer, Andrew Mummery  Gallery, London, UK.
Reality Check: Recent Developments in British Photography and Video, curated by Kate Bush and Brett Rogers. Touring exhibition organised by The British Council and the Photographers Gallery.
Non-Places, Frankfurter Kunstverein, Frankfurt am Main.
5:1, Fotogalerie, Altefeuerwache Kulturzentrum, Mannheim, Germany.

2001

Melancholy, Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art, Sunderland, UK.
Base Metal, Gallery Fine 2, London, UK.
Six International Fototage, Herten, Germany.

2000

Tel Aviv Museum, exhibition of work by recipients of the Leon Constantine Photography Award for an Israeli Artist, Tel Aviv, Israel.
Don’t Worry, Chelsea & Westminster Hospital Arts, London, UK.
warningSHOTS!, Royal Armouries, Leeds, UK.

1998-99

Global II Collection, Pearson Education, Edinburgh Gate, Harlow, Scotland.

1998 Open Studios, Whitechapel Open, London, UK.
1997

Home Ideals, curated by FAT, Therbeton St, London, UK.
Para-Site, curated by Kurt Vanbelleghem ,Gulden Vlies Galerijen, Brussels, Belgium.

1996

John Kobal Award, National Portrait Gallery, London. Touring to the National Gallery of Edinburgh, Edinburgh; Museum of Film and Photography, Bath and Midland Arts Centre, Birmingham.
Deep Signal, Collective Gallery, Edinburgh and Gasworks Gallery, London, UK.
Lightness & Weight, curated  by Not Cut, The Custard Factory, Birmingham, UK.
After the Flood, Henry Moore Gallery, Royal College of Art, London, UK.

1995

Atrium, Atrium Cork Street Gallery, London, UK.
Cabinet Art, Jason & Rhodes Gallery, London, UK.
Selected young artists, Bismarck Foundation, Paris, France.

1994

South Bank Photo Show, Royal Festival Hall, London, UK.

1993

British Transport Competition, Mall Gallery, London, UK.

1992

21 eme Salon International de la Recherche Photographique, Royan Cedex, France.

Zone Gallery, Newcastle, UK.

1991

South Bank Photo Show, Royal Festival Hall, London, UK.

Museum Collections

Hirshhorn Museum and sculpture Garden, Washington DC, USA.

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, USA

Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, USA

Guggenheim Museum, New York, USA

Los Angeles County Museum of Modern Art, Los Angeles, USA

Jewish Museum, New York, USA

Hyde Park Center Collection, University of Chicago, USA

Henry Art Gallery, Seattle, Washington,USA

The Getty Museum, Los Angeles, USA

Santa Barbara Museum of Art, California, USA

21c Museum, Kentucky USA

Knoxville Museum of Art, Tennessee,USA

Tate Gallery, London, UK

Victoria & Albert Museum, UK

Royal Armouries, Leeds, UK

Imperial War Museum, London, UK

UK Government Art Collection, UK

British Council, UK

Nottingham Castle Museum, Nottingham, UK

UBS

Deutsche Bank

Tel Aviv Museum of Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv, Israel

Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Israel

Press

2017 Rodney, Steph, „Hyperallergic: Photographs that Suspend Us Between Sky and Water,“ HYPERALLERGIC, May 4.
2016

Klingelfuss, Jessica, „Ori Gersht reflects on Kyoto’s Zen gardens and their secret floating worlds,“ Wallpaper, May 17.
Seymour, Tom, „Ori Gersht’s best photograph: a bullet hitting a pomegranate at 1,600
frames per second,“ The Guardian, May 11.
Proud, Lou, „Exhibition Reviews- Ori Gersht: Floating World,“ Photomonitor, May 10.

2015

Revelations: Experiments in Photography, published by Michael Mack/ Steidl
Kunstforum, Objektzerstörungen Vom versehrten Werk zur Realitätsverweigerung by Gunnar Schmidt, February 2015

2013 History Evolving, ebook produced by MFA Boston
2012

Ori Gersht – History Repeating, MFA Boston, ISBN 978-0-87846-779-2
Ori Gersht, Artist Book, Published by Photoworks 2012. ISBN 978-1-903796-47-4

2005

The Clearing, Published by Film & Video Umbrella, ISBN 1-90427-021-2

2002

Afterglow, Exhibition Catalogue, Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Tel Aviv, May 10-August 10       August Publications, London. ISBN 1-902854-17-9
Day by Day, Pocko Editions, London 2002. ISBN 1-903977-06-1