Liam Gillick is an artist, curator, and theorist whose socially engaged practice is commonly associated with Relational Aesthetics. A 2002 Turner Prize Nominee, Gillick is also a faculty member at the Columbia University's School of Art in New York, a widely published writer, and a musician, actor, and art critic.Read More
Born in Aylesbury, England, Gillick attended Goldsmiths College in London, graduating with a BFA in 1987. In the early 1990s, he, along with Damien Hirst and Sarah Lucas, became known in London as the Young British Artists (YBA's).
Gillick was commissioned by the British government to work on the Home Office building in 2002. The artist also worked on the Lufthansa Headquarters in Frankfurt in 2005. In 2017, Gillick was hired by the London Underground to design a map for the railway system. The artist was commissioned to design a series of posters for the London Underground Platform for Art programme and the Frieze Art Fair in 2018.
Gillick won the Paul Cassirer Award in Berlin, Germany in 1998. He was nominated for the Turner Prize in 2002, and the Vincent Award at the Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam in 2008. Today, Gillick's works are held in the collections of the Centre Pompidou in Paris, The Museum of Modern Art in New York, and the Tate Modern in London, among others.
The artist's website can be found here.
Elaine YJ Zheng | Ocula | 2021
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In early 2013, Liam Gillick gave a series of four lectures at Columbia University entitled Creative Disruption in the Age of Soft Revolutions, part of the school’s Bampton in America series. These lectures and other writings, released in different publications in the last seven years (including several essays originally published in the...Read More Related Press Review: Okayama Art Summit 2016 - 'Development' 18 October 2016, Art Agenda
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