Elevating found and everyday materials through delicate arrangements and subtle tactile manipulations, Gedi Sibony explores the quiet symbolism of raw materials. Using wood, packing tape, cardboard and plastic sheeting, among others, Sibony creates geometric assemblages and sculptures that challenge the relationship of objects to their surrounding space. Citing inspiration from the post-minimal style of Richard Tuttle, the arte povera movement and Robert Rauschenberg’s combine paintings, the artist’s unique pieces incorporate ready-mades, and conceptual objecthood, testing the traditional boundaries of form and physicality.
Sibony’s solo institutional exhibitions include Culturgest, Lisbon, Contemporary Art Museum, St. Louis, Kunsthalle St. Gallen, Switzerland, which traveled to FRAC, Champagne-Ardenne, Reims, France, and The Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts, St. Louis. Gallery exhibitions include Gladstone Gallery, Brussels, Greene Naftali, New York, Galerie Neu, Berlin, and Galerie Meyer Kainer, Vienna. Sibony’s work has been included in group shows at Cincinnati Art Museum, SFMOMA, San Francisco, MCA Chicago, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, New Museum, and in the 2006 Whitney Biennial.