Gretchen Geraets’ practice addresses the boundaries of convention, assumption and belief. She works to deconstruct logic, to create ruptures through objects that have the potential to deny meaning. She questions how conditioned the human position is, the core technical and eco systems that surround and encapsulate us. Often working with objects and photography of diverse form and materiality, Geraets’ practice is continually shifting, de-contextualizing and re-contextualizing to afford new truths.
Gretchen Geraets is a New Zealand born artist who currently resides in London. Recent exhibitions include ‘The Tomorrow People’, Elevator Gallery, London, 2014; ‘futures past’, LoBe, Berlin, 2014, ;*Student & Recent Graduate Show’, Catalyst Arts, Belfast, NI and ‘Disappearing Act’, Longwhite CLOUD, London, 2013.
She recently completed her MFA at Goldsmiths, University of London, 2012-14 where she was selected for the ‘Kunsthochschule Weißensee Exchange Programme in association with LoBe’, 2013–14 and was resident at LoBe, Berlin April–May 2014. Gretchen co–founded and co–directed g&A studios, Sydney, Australia, 2005–06; Canary Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand, 2004–05 and completed her BVA at Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand in 2002.
'Projekt', Blair Zaye & STS project space, London UK
'The Tomorrow People', Elevator Gallery, London, UK
'eCsTasy', Goldsmiths MFA Show 2014, Goldsmiths, University of London, UK
'Over I', Goldsmiths MFA Show 2014, Goldsmiths, University of London, UK
'futures past', LoBe, Berlin, DE
'*Student & Recent Graduate Show', Catalyst Arts, Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK
'Pan Macmillan Art Space Award', Pan Macmillan Art Space, London, UK
'OTHERWAY', Goldsmiths Studio B, University of London, London, UK
'Disappearing Act', Long white CLOUD Gallery, London, UK
'Charity Arts Sale', AMV BBDO, London, UK
'GW open studios', Cell Studios, Grosvenor Works, London, UK
'Photomonth East London: International Photography Festival, Blink', Long white CLOUD Gallery, London, UK
'INTO THE WILD', Long white CLOUD Gallery, London, UK
'The Royal Photographic Society, 153rd International Print Exhibition', Birmingham Institute of Art & Design, Birmingham and Bonhoga Gallery, Shetland Isles, UK
'The Royal Photographic Society, 153rd International Print Exhibition', Banbury Museum, Oxon; Aberystwyth Arts, Aberystwyth, Wales and Allen & Overy LLP, London, UK