Gerrard’s works tackle the nature of contemporary power in the broadest sense, epitomising the structures of power and the networks of energy that characterised the massive expansion and intensification of human endeavour that took place during the twentieth century and make the luxuries of contemporary life possible.

John Gerrard
John Gerrard
North Tipperary, 1974

Solo Shows

Solar Pavilion / World Flag at Galway International Arts Festival, 2017 Western Flag, commissioned by Channel 4, presented by Somerset House, London X. laevis (Spacelab), Simon Preston Gallery, New York, USA

John Gerrard, Ullens Centre for Contemporary Art, Beijing, China

Exercise, Darmstadt Kunsthalle, Darmstadt, Germany Farm, Thomas Dane Gallery, London, UK

Sow Farm, Rathole Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

Group Shows

Electricity, Teylers Museum, Haarlem, NL
Overture: Selections from the Borusan Contemporary Art Collection, NY, USA
Truth: 24 frames per second, Dallas, USA
Virtual views: Thoma Foundation, Oralndo Museum of Art, Orlando, USA
Wormwood, Ellis King Gallery, Dublin, Ireland
A Handful of Dust, Whitechapel Gallery, London, UK
I Want! I Want!: Art & Technology, Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, UK
Marching in Circles, Long March Space, Beijing, China
Electricity, Wellcome Collection, London, UK


Flag (Thames) 2016, Shanghai Biennial, Why Not Ask Again?, Power Station for Art, Shanghai, China
Cuban School, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA


Mankind / Machinekind. Krinzinger Projekte, Vienna, Austria
Art In The Age Of…Asymmetrical Warfare, Witte de With, Rotterdam, Holland
Reset, Priska Pasquer, Cologne, Germany
Art Unlmited, Art Basel, Switzerland
Boolean Expressions, Glucksman Gallery, Cork, Ireland
Art In The Age Of…Planetary Computation, Witte de With, Rotterdam, Holland
Politics of Amnesia, Fieldgate Gallery, London, UK
Open Source, Art at the Eclipse of Capitalism, Galerie Max Hetzler, Berlin, Germany
Walk Through British Art, Tate Britain, London, UK
Creating Realities. Encounters between Art and Cinema, Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich, Germany


The Surface of World: Architecture and the Moving Image, Museum of Contemporary Art & Design, Pasay, Philippines

Contacts & Details

City of birth: North Tipperary Country of birth: Ireland Date of birth: 1974