Liam Gillick

Born 1964
Hometown England
Lives and Works London and New York, NY
Goldsmith College, London, England, 1987
Hertfordshire College of Art, Hatfield, England, 1984

The Albright Knox Museum, Buffalo, NY
Arts Council Collection, London, England
Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore, MD
British Council Collection, London, England
Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France
Essl Museum of Contemporary Art, Vienna, Austria
FER Collection, Laupheim, Germany
Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Torino, Italy
Fonds Régional d'Art Contemporain (FRAC), Paris, France
Le Fonds National d'Art Contemporain (FNAC), Paris, France
Foundation Centro de Arte de Salamanca, Salamanca, Spain
Fundación Jumex, Ecatepec, Mexico
The Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington D.C.
Lenbachhaus Museum, Munich, Germany
Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Sweden
Musée des Beaux Arts et d'archéologie, Besançon, France
Museum der Angewandten Kunst (MAK), Vienna, Austria
The Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL
The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
Museum Sztuki, Lodz, Poland
The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY
Tate Modern, London, England

Casey Kaplan, New York, NY
Maureen Paley, London, England

Born in England in 1964, Liam Gillick emphasizes his roots in postwar Europe and his consequent distrust of authority as major influences in his curatorial techniques and artistic practices. Currently working in London and New York, "engaged with the processes of the everyday," he rejects the use of the term "contemporary art" citing it as historical and redundant.

Working in a variety of different mediums including large-scale installations, inkjet prints, and music, as well as curatorial projects and theoretical writings, Gillick's work transcends disciplinary categories. In 2009, he was selected to represent Germany in the Venice Biennale, and he was nominated for the prestigious Turner Prize in 2002. Gillick has been the subject of numerous exhibitions, including a retrospective at the Hessel Museum of Art at Bard College in 2012, as well as solo shows at institutions including the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago (2009), Rotterdam's Witte de With (2008), Kunsthalle Zurich (2008), the Palais de Tokyo in Paris (2005), and the Museum of Modern Art (2003). He has also contributed to magazines and journals such as Frieze, Artforum, and October.

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