Lives in New York City (United States).
Liam Gillick is an artist based in New York.
Solo exhibitions include The Wood Way, Whitechapel Gallery, London, 2002; A short text on the possibility of creating an economy of equivalence, Palais de Tokyo, 2005 and the retrospective project Three Perspectives and a short scenario, Witte de With, Rotterdam, Kunsthalle Zurich, Kunstverein, München and the MCA, Chicago, 2008-2010. He was nominated for the Turner Prize in 2002. In 2006 he was a central figure in the free art school project unitednationsplaza in Berlin that travelled to Mexico City and New York.
Liam Gillick has published a number of texts that function in parallel to his artwork. Proxemics (Selected writing 1988-2006) JRP-Ringier was published in 2007 alongside the monograph Factories in the Snow by Lilian Haberer, JRP-Ringier. A critical reader titled Meaning Liam Gillick, was published by MIT Press (2009).
In addition he has contributed to many art magazines and journals including Parkett, Frieze, Art Monthly, October and Art Forum.
Liam Gillick was selected to represent Germany for the 53rd Venice Biennale in 2009. The resulting work is in the permanent collection of the Guggenheim Bilbao. A major exhibition opened at the Kunst und Ausstellungshalle der Bundesrepublik Deutschland in April 2010. In 2012 a survey of work from the 1990s titled Liam Gillick: From 199A to 199B opened at the CCS Bard Hessel Museum. Liam Gillick has taught at Columbia University in New York since 1997 and the Centre for Curatorial Studies at Bard College since 2008.
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Literally No Place - Comm...
Liam Gillick, Literally No Place - Communes, Bars and Greenrooms, 2002. Book, ink, paper, 18 x 13 cm, 66 p., language : English, publisher : Book Works, London, ISBN : 1-870699-66-1.
Liam Gillick, All Books, 2009. Book, ink, paper, 21.5 x 14.1 cm, 241 p, language: English, publisher: Book Works, London, ISBN: 978 1 906012 17 5.
Underground (Fragments of...
Liam Gillick, Underground (Fragments of Future Histories), 2004. Book, ink, paper, 20 x 13.8 cm, 96 p, language: English, publisher: Brussels/Dijon: Les Maîtres de Forme Contemporains/Les presses du réel, ISBN: 2-84066-134-9.
Erasmus Is Late
Liam Gillick, Erasmus Is Late, 1995. Book, ink, paper, 18 x 11.5 cm, 88 p, language: English, publisher: Book Works, ISBN: 978 1 870699 17 4.
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Liam Gillick & Lawrence W...
04 February 2011 - 29 May 2011.
Lawrence Weiner: “You and I know each other fairly well. And you and I have conceived the plan of doing something together many times – and y
WHAT HAPPENS WHEN THE ART...
07 December 2012 - 21 April 2013.
[novels written by artists] The Book Lovers is a systematic attempt to study the phenomenon of artist novels. There are some examples of art
Book Lovers 4.0 (Pop-up B...
28 January 2014 - 02 February 2014.
The Book Lovers presents the first (pop-up) bookstore specialized in artist novels. The bookstore will be hosted by De Appel and run by Buchh
The Preparation of the No...
18 July 2014 - 05 September 2014.
The Preparation of the Novel is the title of a new instalment in The Book Lovers project, which makes direct reference to Roland Barthes’ tra
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The Book Lovers
The Book Lovers is a research project on the phenomenon of the artist's novel curated by David Maroto and Joanna Zielińska. The central quest