Short biography

© Gerry Bibby
© Gerry Bibby

Gerry Bibby

Visual Arts

June, July, August 2020

Ministerium für Wissenschaft, Forschung und Kultur des Landes Brandenburg

After cutting short an Architecture placement at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology in 1995, Gerry Bibby embarked on several years of political activism and collaborative social practices until completing his formal art training of a Bachelor degree in sculpture at The Victorian College of Art, appending that with an Honors Degree (First Class) at Sydney College of Art in 2003. Leaving Australia in 2004, he has since lived and worked both in Europe and the USA, exhibiting widely throughout. In this time he has developed a practice that works to collapse and complicate the production of text, image and object, together with the ephemeral ‘live-ness’ of performance and its relation to site. His work has garnered support from many institutions and cultural practitioners, as well as critical attention in the form of feature articles and reviews from reputable international art publications such as ARTFORUM, Frieze and Texte zur Kunst. His novel, THE DRUMHEAD, published by Berlin-based Sternberg Press in 2014, was a pivotal and challenging extension of his creative experiment. Since 2015 he has been co-Editor of the Berlin-based art magazine Starship, and continues to contribute writing to various publications.

As part of his fellowship, Gerry Bibby is planning a transdisciplinary project in which written, sculptural and performative interventions will be used to investigate the fluctuating centrality of the 'self', the shifts between periphery and center.