Gerrard will speak of recent works in simulation including Western Flag (Spindletop, Texas) 2017, Farm (Pryor Creek, Oklahoma)
2015 + Grow Finish Unit (near Elkhart, Kansas) 2008, alongside a specific focus on a new working commissioned by Manifesta
12 titled : Untitled (near Parndorf, Austria) 2018.
He will also question the degree to which
artists should take ownership of what can be called algorithmic space and present strategies for production outside of the
single author model, alongside addressing divisions between art schools and other areas of knowledge generation.
John Gerrard (b. North Tipperary. Ireland 1974) is widely regarded as a key figure in the development of simulation within
contemporary art. Deceptively looking like film or video, his works are virtual worlds, made using real-time computer graphics,
a technology developed by the military and now used extensively in the gaming industry. Recent solo exhibitions include :
Solar Reserve, LACMA, LA, USA, Western Flag, Somerset House with Channel 4, London, England, Power. Play, Ullens Centre
for Contemporary Art, Beijing, China, Infinite Freedom Exercise, Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich, Germany, Solar Reserve, Lincoln
Center in Association with the Public Art Fund, New York NY, Exercise, Borusan Contemporary, Istanbul, Turkey, Pulp Press
(Kistefos), Kistefos Museet, Jevnaker, Norway, Exercise (Djibouti), Modern Art Oxford, Oxford, England. Gerrard's work is
in the collection of Tate, London; MoMA, New York; SFMOMA, San Francisco; LACMA, Los Angeles; Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture
Garden, Washington; Kistefos Collection, Norway; IMMA, Dublin; Borusan Contemporary, Istanbul, M+, Hong Kong and many private