Ori Gersht

Biography

Ori Gersht (b. 1967, Tel-Aviv) earned his BFA in Photography, Film & Video from the University of Westminster, London in 1992 and completed his Master of Photography at the Royal College of Art, London in 1995. Gersht’s work explores the connection between history, memory, and landscape. His work tends to present exquisite images underscored by darker associations of conflict. A recent trilogy of films in which traditional still-lifes explode in slow motion has received particular renown. Much of his work connects with art historical genres such as the still life and the landscape, and the particular modes of looking that these genres imply.

Gersht has been honored with solo exhibitions at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, D.C. (2009); the Tel Aviv Museum (2012 and 2015); the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (2012); the Center for Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv (2013); the Columbus Museum of Art, Columbus, Ohio (2014); and the Museum Kurhaus Kleve, Kleve, Germany (2015). His work is held by major collections including the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden; the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; the Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco; the Guggenheim Museum, New York; the Los Angeles County Museum of Art; The Getty Museum, Los Angeles; the Knoxville Museum of Art, Tennessee; Tate, London; the Victoria & Albert Museum; the UK Government Art Collection; the Tel Aviv Museum of Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv; and the Israel Museum, Jerusalem. Gersht lives and works in London, where he has been based for the past twenty years.

Exhibitions

Ori Gersht

Arboreal
Moss Arts Center, Virginia Tech
January 24 – March 23, 2019

Ori Gersht

New Orders
Talley Dunn Gallery
November 10, 2018 –
January 19, 2019

Videos

Press

Dallas Morning News

“Israeli artist uses cameras and air rifles for explosive, poignant images at Dallas’ Talley Dunn” 
by Danielle Avram
December 3, 2018

Glasstire

“Where Truth Resides: Ori Gersht’s New Orders and Fragile Land” 
by Patricia Mora
November 18, 2018

Hyperallergic

“Photographs that Suspend Us Between Sky and Water” 
by Seph Rodney
May 4, 2017