Gary Hill (b. 1951, Santa Monica, CA) is an interdisciplinary artist and has worked with sculpture, sound, video, written and spoken text, installation and performance. Since the early seventies he has remained committed to an experimental practice in dialogue with an array of issues ranging from the physicality of language, synesthesia and perceptual conundrums to ontological space and viewer interactivity.
Exhibitions of his work have been presented at museums and institutions worldwide, including solo exhibitions at the Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain (Paris); San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; Centre Georges Pompidou (Paris); Guggenheim Museum, (New York); The Henry Art Gallery (Seattle); Museum für Gegenwartskunst (Basel); Museu d’Art Contemporani (Barcelona); and Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg; Museum of Contemporary Art (Los Angeles); MIS – Museu da Imagem e do Som (São Paulo); Musée d’Art Contemporain de Montréal; Center for Contemporary Art, (Tel Aviv). Commissioned projects include works for the Science Museum in London and the Seattle Central Public Library in Seattle, and an installation and performance work for the Colosseum and Temple of Venus in Rome. Hill has received fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Rockefeller and Guggenheim Foundations, and has been the recipient of numerous awards and honors, most notably the Leone d’Oro Prize for Sculpture at the Venice Biennale (1995), a John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Fellowship Award (1998), the Kurt-Schwitters-Preis (2000), and honorary degrees from The Academy of Fine Arts Poznan, Poland (2005) and Cornish College of the Arts, Seattle (2011). He was awarded the Genius Award in Film by The Stranger, Seattle (2011).
The solo exhibition “Always rings twice”, along with conversation program, was dedicated to Gary Hill by the West Museumkwartier in Den Haag, in 2018. The same year, his large solo show “Linguistic Spill in the Boiler Hall,” took place at MAAT (Museum of Art, Architecture & Technology) in Lisbon. In October 2018 a solo exhibition of selected single-channel video works was held at Total Museum of Contemporary Art (TMCA) in Seoul.
An extensive survey exhibition “Gary Hill: Momentombs,” including installations, sculpture and single-channel video works was presented at Suwon Museum of Art, Suwon, Korea in November 2019.
On the occasion of ArtBasel OVR: Pioneers, LiaRumma Gallery is pleased to present a selection of works by artists who over the years have proven to be absolute trailblazers in their respective fields. Marina Abramovic, Vanessa Beecroft, William Kentridge, Joseph Kosuth, Ugo Mulas, Haim Steinbach, Gilberto Zorio are just a