BA, Honors in Photography, Film and Video, University of Westminster, London, England, 1992
Ori Gersht Gallery Art
Noga Gallery of Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv, Israel
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, DC
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA
Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA
Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY
Los Angeles County Museum of Modern Art, Los Angeles, CA
Jewish Museum, New York, NY
Hyde Park Center Collection, University of Chicago, IL
The Getty Museum, Los Angeles, CA
Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara, CA
Tate Gallery, London, England
Victoria & Albert Museum, England
Tel Aviv Museum of Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv, Israel
Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Israel
Over the course of his successful, fifteen-year career, Ori Gersht's interests have included history and metaphor, journeys and geographical places, and the constant intertwining of metaphysical space into his subject matter. Gersht’s practice bridges together a history of trauma, be it through his Afterwar series, which depicts the scars and weals left on the sunlit and war torn buildings in Sarajevo, White Noise, depicting his train journey to Auschwitz, or The Clearing, filmed in a forest saturated with memory, situated in the Ukraine. Engaging in the difficult arena of pushing the photographic camera to its limits, while working in innovative ways with film and video, Gersht distinguishes himself from his counterparts. Moreover, Gersht’s highly researched aesthetic has an instinctive and innovative approach to the materiality of his medium and, as a result, contributes to the impact his work has on its viewers.
Ori Gersht was born in Tel Aviv in 1967. His works have been displayed in solo exhibitions including Afterglow, Art Now Room at Tate Britain in 2002; The Clearing, Photographers' Gallery, London in 2005; Black Box at Hirschhorn Museum Washington in 2008; and Lost In Time at Santa Barbara Museum, California in 2011. Recent group exhibitions include Eating Art, La Pedrera/Casa Milà, Barcelona, Spain in 2011; Ori Gersht, Idris Kahn, Boo Ritson, Centro Andaluz De La Fotografia, Almeria in 2008; In Focus: Living History at Tate Modern, London in 2007; Twilight: Photography in the Magic Hour at the Victoria & Albert Museum, London; and Inside-Out, Contemporary Artists from Israel at MARCO, Vigo, Spain, both in 2006.
Ori Gersht had solo shows Survey of works between 2001-2011 at the Tel Aviv Museum of Art in 2012; History Repeating at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston in 2012; Ori Gersht: This Storm Is What We Call Progress at the Imperial War Museum in London in 2012; Evaders and Falling Bird at the Tel Aviv Museum of Art in Tel Aviv in 2011.
Courtesy of Noga Gallery