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Liam Gillick

Born: Aylesbury 1964. Nationality: British.

He studied at Goldsmiths College London, graduating in 1987.

Gillick is a conceptual artist whose prolific output has encompassed a wealth of different forms and media: drawings, text works, books, films, furniture, architectural plans, photography, sculptures and installations. Among his most recognisable exhibition pieces are the multi-coloured Plexiglas and aluminium platforms, screens and seating, ostensibly settings for discussion but possibly evoking a problematic aspect of communication and exchange. He used the same materials and construction on a larger scale for an installation on the façade of the Home Office headquarters in London in 2002.

Since 1989 Gillick has exhibited work and undertaken collaborative projects frequently and extensively throughout the UK, Europe and the USA. He is represented in many major permanent collections including: the Government Art Collection, UK; Arts Council, UK; Tate, London; Museum of Modern Art, New York; Guggenheim Museum, New York; Hirshhorn Museum, Washington DC; Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago and the Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao.

In 2002 he was a Turner Prize finalist and nominated for the Vincent Award at the Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam in 2008.

Double Back Platform