JAMES GEURTS

b. 1970
Lives and works in Melbourne

Through critical investigation James Geurts draws out geographic and conceptual forms that are layered within specific sites of research. The artist examines how natural and cultural forces shape perception.

Geurts works across the disciplines of sculpture, drawing, video, photography and Land Art. Exhibitions include: National Gallery of Victoria; White Cube, London; Gemak, Den Haag Netherlands; Centre for Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv Israel; Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide; La Chambre Blanche, Quebec; and the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art.

https://www.jamesgeurts.com

SEISMIC FIELD
2018
FLOODPLAINS
NGV
2018
TOPOGRAPHY OF WATER
2014
ROAD MAP
2001

BIOGRAPHY

1970

 Born Melbourne, Australia

1991

Art History at Swinburne University, Melbourne

2009

Masters of Fine Arts, RMIT University, Melbourne

Currently

lives and works in Melbourne

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2018

Seismic Field II, GAGPROJECTS, Adelaide
Floodplain, National Gallery of Victoria
Refraction Principle, public sculpture, GASP (Glenorchy Art and Sculpture Park) Tasmania

2017

Seismic Field, La Trobe Art Institute, Bendigo
Water Gate,
Kuanu Museum of Fine Art, Taipei
Fulcrum, site and time-specific light installation, Phasmid Berlin
Empire of Dirt, conceptual public sculpture, RMIT Public Art project, Wonderment Walk, Victoria

2016

Archaeology of Time, public sculpture, Creative Victoria Public Sculpture Commission, Warragul

2015

Resurveying Site II, 4 solar light site-specific public sculptures, Waratah Bay
Watertable, conceptual public artwork, curated by Maudie Palmer AO, St Arnaud, Victoria

2014

Topography of Water, GAGPROJECTS, Adelaide
Resurveying Site I, Zhulong Gallery, Dallas, Texas
Standing Wave: Drawing Resonance, Hotel Maria Kapel, Netherlands
Magnetic Eclipse, public light sculpture with scaffolding, Sun Pier Kent, TONE Festival, UK

2013

A to Z of the Archive, single-channel video work, White Cube, London

2012

Standing Wave, Place Markers, Dalhousie Art Gallery, Halifax, Canada

2011

Drawing Amplitude I + II, DCR, light and sound installation, NEST Gallery, Den Haag
Drawing: on Thresholds, exhibition, Center of Contemporary Art, TelAviv, Israel
Drawing: Horizons, exhibition, curated by Julie Louise Bacon, Project Space Gallery,
Melbourne
Drawing Subterranean, exhibition, GEMAK, Den Haag, Netherlands
Double Fountain, public video installation on Battery Pier, 3x3x3 Festival, Halifax, Canada

2010

Drawing: Horizon, public solar light sculpture, Satellietgroep, Den Haag, Netherlands
Drawing Field Transmission, public video. Drawing Out, Federation Square, RMIT, University of the Arts London
Vanishing Point: Drawing Appearance, public sculptures along Zenne River, Nadine, Brussels

2009

Drawing Field ll, exhibition & Living Monochrome, public light sculpture at empty
swimming pool, La Chambre Blanche, Quebec, Canada
Ecologies: Re-mix, drawing & sound event. Data Ecologies, FoAM, Brussels

2007

90 Degrees Equatorial project, 4 public sculptures 90 degrees apart on the equator,
Australian Experimental Art Foundation
Salt Drawing Lake, land-art video work with light aircraft across lake Frome, Flinders
Ranges, Art Gallery of South Australia

2006

B.O.P. installation, GAGPROJECTS Greenaway Art Gallery, Adelaide
Picnic, exhibition Conical Gallery, Melbourne

2004

Tidemark, photographic works, GAGPROJECTS Greenaway Art Gallery, Adelaide
Microcosm, 4-channel video installation, Experimental Art Foundation, Adelaide

2003

Sink city, 1-channel video from Venice with live trumpet. SALA Festival, Adelaide

2002

Ark, 4-channel video installation. Artspace Gallery, Adelaide Festival of Arts, Adelaide

2001

Road Map, photographic works, GAGPROJECTS Greenaway Art Gallery, Adelaide
Accord, 1-channel video with live performance by The State Orchestra of Victoria.
Melbourne Concert Hall

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2018

Framing Nature, McClelland Sculpture Park + Gallery
The Habitat of Time, Casula Powerhouse, Sydney

2015

Periphery, Light installation with scaffolding, curated by Aja Martin, Aurora, Dallas Texas
Embassy for Water: Paddington Reservoir satellite event, NIEA UNSW Sydney 
Fragmentos (ArtLab), curated by Daniel Armstrong, La Tallera Museum,Mexico

2014

Satellite, photography and works on paper, Zhulong Gallery Dallas, USA

2012

OPERANDI, installation, GEMAK Gallery, Den Haag, Netherlands
Voyage, Maurits Vandelaar Gallery Den Haag, Netherlands

2011

Tract, Margaret Lawrence Gallery

2010

Drawing: Horizon, video, CCC, Istanbul, Turkey
DRAWING OUT Festival of Drawing, video drawing, RMIT and University of the Arts London

2009

Drawing Tidal Continuum 6, duration installation, Open Art, Beijing, China

2008

2020, Curated by Ash Keating, Meat Market Gallery, Melbourne
Line Drawing, Curated by Dr Linda Marie Walker. SASA Gallery, Adelaide

2007

Bridge Drawing Water, public action with rowboat, drawbridge and aqua microphones,
curated by Linda Marie Walker, There Forever Ephemeral Public Art Project, Adelaide
Salt Drawing Lake, 1-channel land-art video project, Adelaide International Film Festival,
Adelaide

2006

Tidemark #02, 3-channel video installation. public drawing project. Amsterdam
Gravitas, Project 3, Commissioned 1-channel video installation. Adelaide Festival of Arts

COLLECTIONS

The Nevada Museum of Art + Environment
Dalhousie Art Gallery, Halifax
Kuandu Museum of Art, Taiwan
Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide
Gold Coast City Gallery
Wollongong City Art Gallery
Canvas International Art, Amsterdam
La Chambre Blanche Gallery; Quebec
Festival Arts Centre Adelaide
Maunsell Hughes Gallery, Sydney
Flinders University City Gallery, Adelaide
Private collections both in Australia and international

 

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