Liam Gillick is an important and influential figure in the contemporary art world. His practice spans multi-disciplinary fields including the production of artworks, public installations, and critical writing. Since the beginning of the 1990s, Gillick has explored structural notions of the built world and the dynamics of space. Especially when the neo-liberal consensus drew keen attention as a practical form of globalization, Gillick started having an interest in a phenomenon in which modern aesthetic systems collide and coexist with new political and social agendas. Producing artworks, public installations, texts and critical writing about a series of issues derived from this phenomenon and its influence upon members of society, he made significant contributions to establish the term Relational Aesthetic, one of the central theories of contemporary art. His text works deployed alongside structures made from colorful supplementary architectural materials such as Plexiglas and aluminium create dramatic tension behind a sleek and controlled sense of aesthetics. Through analysis of social structures and often contradictory aesthetic approaches, he redefines ‘relations’ among humans, circumstances, life and art. His aluminium constructions in carefully chosen colors alongside texts and graphic wall works extend his interest in the exhibition as an art form in its own right. All of this is bound together by enigmatic use of titles that further stimulate speculation on the part of the viewer.


Liam Gillick lives and works in New York, USA. He studied at Hertfordshire College of Art and Goldsmiths College in the UK. He was nominated for the Turner Prize in 2002 and he was the artist presented at the German Pavilion at the 53rd Venice Biennale in 2009. He has held his solo exhibition at Tate Britain (2001), Museum of Modern Art, New York (2003), Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago (2009), Le Magazine, Grenoble (2014), Centro de Arte Contemporáneo Málaga (2005). His works are included in the collections of MoMA, the Solomon R.Guggenheim Museum in the USA, Tate Collection in the UK, Le Centre Pompidou in France and etc.


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