Gary Hill

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[USA]

Artist

* 1951, Santa Monica, Kalifornien [USA]
lives and works in Seattle, Washington [USA]

Gary Hill is one of the most important contemporary artists investigating the relationships between words and electronic images. His inquiries into linguistics and consciousness offer resonant philosophical and poetic insights, as he explores the formal conjunctions of electronic visual and audio elements with the body and the self. With experimental rigor, conceptual precision and imaginative leaps of discovery, Hill's work in video is about, and is, a new form of writing.

CV | Grants and Awards | Solo Exhibitions | Group Exhibitions | Works | Recommended Links

CV ::

1969
Summer Workshop at Art Students League, Woodstock [USA]

1973
Began working in video through the ArtistÍs TV Lab, Woodstock Community Video, Woodstock [USA]

1975 - 1976
Conceived and directed "Synergism", a series of intermedia performances for dance, music and video, Woodstock [USA]

1977 - 1979
Founder and Director, Open Studio Video Project, Barrytown [USA]

1979 -1980
Visiting Associate Professor, Center for Media, State University of New York (SUNY), Buffalo [USA]

1981 - 1982
Member, Board of Directors, Media Alliance, New York [USA]

1984 - 1985
Lived in Japan under a Japan/U.S. Exchange Fellowship

1985 - 1992
Art faculty, Cornish College of the Arts, Seattle [USA]

1996 - 1998
Performed and collaborated with Meg Stuart and the dance company Damaged Goods in Splayed Mind Out, a multimedia performance which was rehearsed in Brussels, Belgium and traveled in Europe and South America

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Grants and Awards ::

2000 - 2001
Joseph H. Hazen Rome Prize Fellowship [USA]

2000
Kurt Schwitters Award [D]

1998
John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Grant [USA]

1996
CAA Artist Award for Distinguished Body of Work, College Art Association, New York [USA]

1995
Leone dÍOro, Prize for Sculpture, Venice Biennale, Venice [I]

1994 - 1995
First Prize, 1994-1995 AICA (International Association of Art Critics) Best Show Awards, Best Video Show or Installation, "Gary Hill," at the Guggenheim SoHo, New York, organized by the Henry Art Gallery, University of Washington, Seattle [USA]

1991
Prize Winner, "ARTEC 91" International Biennale, Nagoya [J]

1990
Guggenheim Fellowship [USA]

1989
Rockefeller Intercultural Media Arts Fellowship [USA]

1988
Grand Prix, World Wide Video Festival, The Hague [NL]

1987
National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship [USA]

1986
Guggenheim Fellowship [USA]

1985
National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship [USA]
Grand Prix, 1st Tokyo International Video Biennale, Tokyo [J]

1983
1st Prize, San Sebastian International Video Festival, San Sebastian [E]

1982
Japan/U.S. Exchange Fellowship sponsored by the National Endowment for the Arts and the Japan/U.S. Friendship Commission

1981-82
Rockefeller Video Artist Fellowship [USA]

1979
National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship [USA]

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Solo Exhibitions ::
[selected]

2001
"Gary Hill: The Performative Image," WATARI-UM, The Watari Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo [J]
Sprengel Museum, Hannover [D]

2000
Donald Young Gallery, Chicago [USA]
Centro Cultural Recoleta, Buenos Aires [RA]
Museo Emilio Caraffa, Cordoba [RA]

1999
Aarhus Kunstmuseum, Aarhus [DK]
"A name, a kind of chamber, two weapons and a still life," Barbara Gladstone Gallery, New York [USA]
Galleria Lia Rumma and Galleria Carla Sozzani, Milan [I]

1998-99
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York [USA]
Barbara Gladstone Gallery, New York [USA]

1998
Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal, Montreal, Quebec [CDN]
Donald Young Gallery, Seattle [USA]
Capp Street Project, San Francisco [USA]
Museu d'Art Contemporani, Barcelona [E]
Center for Contemporary Images, Saint-Gervais, Geneva [CH]

1997
Westfälischer Kunstverein, Münster [D]
"o lugar do outro/where the other takes place," Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil, Rio de Janeiro [BR]. Travelled to: Museu de Arte Moderna de São Paulo [BR], Center for Contemporary Art, Ujazdowski Castle, Warszaw [PL]

1996
"Gary Hill: Withershins," Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia [USA]
Galerie des Archives, Paris [F]
Kunst-und Ausstellungshalle der Bundesrepublik Deutschland, Bonn [D]
Galleria Lia Rumma, Neapel [I]
Donald Young Gallery, Seattle [USA]
Barbara Gladstone Gallery, New York [USA]
White Cube, London [UK]

1995
"Gary Hill", Travelled to: Moderna Museet, Stockholm [S], Museet for Samtidskunst, Oslo [N]; Kunstforeningen, Copenhagen [DK]; Helsingfors Konsthall, Helsinki [FIN]; Bildmuseet, Urneå [S]; Jönköpings Läns Museum, Jönköping [S]; Göteborgs Konstmuseum, Göteborg [S]

1994-95
"Gary Hill", Travelled to: Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, [USA]; Henry Art Gallery, Seattle [USA]; Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago [USA]; Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles [USA]; Guggenheim Museum SoHo, New York [USA]; Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art and Design, Kansas City [USA]

1994
Musée d'art contemporain, Lyon [F]
"Imagining the Brain Closer than the Eyes", Museum für Gegenwartskunst, öffentliche Kunstsammlung, Basel [CH]

1993
Donald Young Gallery, Seattle [USA]
"Gary Hill: In Light of the Other," Museum of Modern Art, Oxford [UK] und Tate Gallery Liverpool [UK]
"Gary Hill: Sites Recited", Long Beach Museum of Art, Long Beach [USA]

1992-93
"Gary Hill", Travelled to: Musée national d'art moderne, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris [F]; IVAM Centre del Carme, Valencia [E]; Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam [NL]; Kunsthalle Wien, Wien [A]

1992
"Gary Hill: I Believe It Is an Image", WATARI-UM, The Watari Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo [J]
Le Creux de L'Enfer, Centre d'art contemporain, Thiers [F]
Stedelijk Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven [NL]

1991
Galerie des Archives, Paris [F]
OCO Espace d'art contemporain, Paris [F]

1990
Galerie des Archives, Paris [F]
"OTHERWORDSANDIMAGES", Video Galleriet, Huset [DK] und Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek Museum, Copenhagen [DK]
Museum of Modern Art, New York [USA]

1989
Musée d'art moderne, Villeneuve d'Ascq [F]

1988
Espace lyonnais d'art contemporain (ELAC), Lyon [F]

1987
Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles [USA]

1986
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York [USA]

1983
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York [USA]
Center for Media Art, The American Center, Paris [F]

1982
"Gary Hill: Equal Time", Long Beach Museum of Art, Long Beach [USA]

1981
"Glass Onion, Installation for Video, Sound & Text: A Topological Mapping", And/Or Gallery, Seattle [USA]
Museum of Modern Art, New York [USA]

1980
"Video Viewpoints: Processual Video", Museum of Modern Art, New York [USA]

1979
The Kitchen Center for Music, Video and Dance, New York [USA]

1978
Rochester Memorial Art Gallery, Rochester [USA]

1977
Anthology Film Archives, New York [USA]

1974
South Houston Gallery, New York [USA]

1973
"Gary Hill: Constructions", Woodstock Artists' Association, Woodstock [USA]

1972
Gary Hill and Donna Albright, Polari Gallery, Woodstock [USA]

1971
"Gary Hill: Painted Constructions", Polari Gallery, Woodstock [USA]

1968
El Jay Gallery, Los Angeles [USA]

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Group Exhibitions ::
[selected]

2000-2001
"Voici", Palais des Beaux-Arts, Brüssel [B]
"46th Biennial Exhibition: Media/Metaphor", The Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington [USA]

2000
"Vision Ruhr", Westfälisches Industriemuseum, Dortmund [D]
"Between Cinema and a Hard Place", Tate Modern, London [UK]
12th Biennale of Sydney, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney [AUS]
"escape", media_city seoul 2000, Seoul Historical Museum, Seoul [ROK]

1999-2000
"The American Century: Art & Culture, Part II 1950-2000", The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York [USA]
"Seeing Time: Selections from the Pamela and Richard Kramlich Collection of Media Art", San Francisco Museum of Art, San Francisco [USA]
"MOMA 2000", Museum of Modern Art, New York [USA]

1999
"Searchlight: Consciousness at the Millenium", CCAC (California College of Arts and Crafts) Institute, San Francisco [USA]

1998-99
"Crossings", Kunsthalle Wien [A] and Galerie Rudolfinum, Prag [CZ]

1998
"Tuning up #5", Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, Wolfsburg [D]

1997
"The Twentieth Century: The Age of Modern Art," Martin- Gropius-Bau, Berlin [D]. Travelled to: Royal Academy of Arts, London [UK]
4th biennale d'art contemporain de Lyon, Musée d'art contemporain, Lyon [F]

1996-97
"Being and Time: The Emergence of Video Projection", travelled to: Albright-Knox Art Gallery [USA]; Cranbrook Art Museum, Bloomfield Hills [USA]; Portland Art Museum, Portland [USA]; Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston [USA]; Site Santa Fe, Santa Fe [USA]

1996
"NowHere," Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebaek [DK]
Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, Wolfsburg [DK]
"Foreign Bodies", Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Basel [CH]

1995
"Private/Public: ARS '95 Helsinki" Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki [FIN]
"Altered States: American Art in the 90Ís," Forum for Contemporary Art, St. Louis [USA]
"MultiMediale 4", Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie (ZKM), Karlsruhe [D]

1994
"Múltiplas Dimensões", Centro Cultural de Belém, Lisboa [P]
"Cocido y Crudo", Museo Nacionale Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid [E]

1993
Whitney Biennial, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York [USA]
"Passageworks", Rooseum, Malmö [S]

1992
"Doubletake: Collective Memory and Current Art", Hayward Gallery, London [UK]. Weitere Station: Kunsthalle Wien [A]
"Documenta IX", Museum Fridericianum, Kassel [D]

1991
Whitney Biennial, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York [USA]

1990
"1990 Energies: An Exhibition of Fifteen International Artists", Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam [NL]
"Passages de l'image", Musée national d'art moderne, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris [F]. Travelled to: Fundació "la Caxia", Barcelona, [E]; The Power Plant, Toronto, Ontario [CDN]; Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus [USA] ; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco [USA]

1989
Whitney Biennial, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York [USA]
"Video and Language", Museum of Modern Art, New York [USA]

1988
"Degrees of Reality", Long Beach Museum of Art, Long Beach [USA]

1987
Whitney Biennial, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York [USA]
"Documenta VIII", Museum Fridericianum, Kassel [D]

1986
"Poetic License", Long Beach Museum of Art, Long Beach [USA]

1985
Whitney Biennial, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York [USA]

1984
"Video: A Retrospective / Long Beach Museum of Art, 1974-1984", Long Beach Museum of Art, Long Beach [USA]

1983
Whitney Biennial, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York [USA]

1982
Sydney Biennale, Sydney [AUS]

1981
"Projects Video XXXV", Museum of Modern Art, New York [USA]

1979
"Projects Video XXVII", Museum of Modern Art, New York [USA]

1975
"Projects Video VI", Museum of Modern Art, New York [USA]

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Works ::

° Videotapes ::
[selected]

"Solstice d'Hiver, 1990 [60:00]
"Site Recite (a prologue)", 1989 [4:00]
"Incidence of Catastrophe", 1987-88 [43:51]
"Mediations (toward a remake of Soundings)", 1979-86 [4:45]
"URA ARU (the backside exists)", 1985-86 [28:00]
"Tale Enclosure", 1985 [5:30]
"Why Do Things Get in a Muddle? (Come on Petunia)", 1984 [32:00]
"Happenstance (part one of many parts)", 1982-83 [6:30]
"Primarily Speaking", 1981-83 [18:40]
"Videograms", 1980-81 [13:25]
"Around & About", 1980 [4:45]
"Processual Video", 1980 [11:30]
"Black/White/Text", 1980 [7:00]
"Commentary", 1980 [0:40]
"Picture Story", 1979 [7:00]
"Soundings", 1979 [17:00]

° Installations ::
[selected]

"23:59:59:29 The Storyteller's Room", 1998
"Conundrum", 1995 - 98
"Midnight Crossing", 1997
"Reflex Chamber", 1996
"facing faces", 1996
"standing apart", 1996
"Placing Sense - Sens Place", 1995
"Withershins", 1995
"Red Technology", 1994
"Circular Breathing", 1994
"Learning Curve (still point)", 1993
"Some Times Things", 1992
"Between Cinema and a Hard Place", 1991
"Inasmuch As It Is Always Already Taking Place", 1990
"DISTURBANCE (among the jars)", 1988
"In Situ", 1986
"CRUX", 1983-87
"Glass Onion", 1981
"Mesh", 1979
"Hole in The Wall", 1974

° Performances ::
[selected]

"Touching", 1996
"Splayed Mind Out", 1996 - 1998
Performance von Gary Hill, George Quasha und Charles Stein, Musée d'art contemporain de Montreal [CDN], 1998

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Recommended Links ::

Biography | Grants and Awards [selected] | Solo- and Groupexhibitions [selected]

Works [selected] : Videotapes | Installations | Performances

detailed bibliography

Lynne Cook: "Gary Hill: Jenseits von Babel" [abstract]
[in: "Gary Hill", Exhibition catalogue Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam and Kunsthalle Wien, Amsterdam 1993]

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