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Ori Gersht

Born in Tel Aviv in 1967, Ori Gersht has lived and worked in London for the last 24 years.

Professor of Photography at the University for the Creative Arts.


BA(Hons) in Photography, Film and Video, University of Westminster, London, UK, 1989-92

MA in Photography, Royal College of Art, London, UK, 1993-95

Solo Exhibitions including

* History Repeats, a Survey exhibition at the MFA Boston, USA 2012,

* This Storm Is What We Call Progress, Imperial War Museum, London, 2012

* Lost in Time, Santa Barbara Museum, Barbara Museum, CA, USA, 2011,

* Selected films, Hirshhrorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, USA, 2008

* The Forest & Blow Up, Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, USA, 2007

* The Clearing; Photographers Gallery, London 2005-2006,

* Afterglow, Art Now at Tate Britain 2002,

* Afterglow, a survey exhibition at Tel Aviv Museum 2002,

Group Exhibitions including;

* ‘Seduced by Art: Photography Past and Present’, National Gallery, London, 2012

* “Eating Art”, La Pedrera/Casa Milà, Barcelona, Spain, 2011

* Haunted: Contemporary Photography/Video/Performance, Guggenheim Museum, New York, USA, 2010

* In Focus: Still Life,” The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, California, USA, 2010

* Mutation II; Europian Month of Photography, Masion Europeenne de la Photographie, Paris, Kulturprojekte, Berlin, Fotofo, Bratislave, Vladmir Und Estragon, Vienna, Association Café Crème, Luxenbourg, Musee de la Photographie, Moscou, Zone Attive, Rome, 2008.

* ‘In Focus’: Living History, Tate Modern, London,2008

* Single Shot, Tate Britain, 2007

* Twilight The Magic Hour, Victoria & Albert Museum, 2007


Hirshhorn Museum and sculpture Garden, Washington DC, USA, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, USA, Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, USA,Guggenheim Museum, New York, USA, Los Angeles County Museum of Modern Art, Los Angeles, USA, Jewish Museum, New York, USA, Hyde Park Center Collection, University of Chicago, USA, Henry Art Gallery, Seattle, Washington,USA, The Getty Museum, Los Angeles, USA, Santa Barbara Museum of

Art, California, USA, 21c Museum, Kentucky USA, Knoxville Museum of Art, Tennessee,USA, Tate Gallery, London, UK, Victoria & Albert Museum, UK, Royal Armouries, Leeds, UK

Imperial War Museum, London, UK, UK Government Art Collection, UK

British Council, UK, UBS, Deutsche Bank, Tel Aviv Museum of Contemporary Art, Israel

Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Israel

Awards & Residencies:

2012 Artis Grant Recipient

2010 Received an award at the Beijing International Art Biennale 2010, BIAB10

2004 First Prize winner, Onfuri International, Tirana, Albania.


History Repeat, MFA Boston Publications, 2012

Artist Book, Photoworks publications 2012

The Clearing, Film and Video Umbrella Publications 2005

Afterglow, August Publications 2002