Born in Tel Aviv, Israel, 1967
Lives and work in London
History and metaphor, journeys and geographical place intertwined with metaphysical space are Ori Gersht’s concerns and have been over the course of his successful fifteen-year career. Gersht’s practice bridges a history that is full of traumas whether it is the scars and weal’s left on the sunlit war torn buildings in Sarajevo in his Afterwars series, White Noise with his train journey to Auschwitz or The Clearing filmed in a forest loaded with memory in the Ukraine. Engaging in that difficult arena of not only pushing the photographic camera to the limits of what it can record, but also working in innovative ways with film and video, Gersht’s highly researched aesthetic has an instinctive innovative approach to the materiality of his medium.
Solo exhibitions include Afterglow, Art Now room at Tate Britain in 2002, The Clearing, Photographers' Gallery, London in 2005/06 and Black Box at Hirschhorn Museum Washington in 2008/09. Recent Group exhibitions include Ori Gersht, Idris Kahn, Boo Ritson, Centro Andaluz De La Fotografia, Almeria in 2008/09, In Focus: Living History at Tate Modern, London in 2007, Twilight: Photography in the Magic Hour at the Victoria & Albert Museum London and Inside-Out, Contemporary Artists from Israel at MARCO, Vigo, Spain both in 2006.