Ori Gersht was born in Israel, but has been based in London for many years. His work in both photography and moving image is concerned with actual and metaphysical space. Gersht’s films have a haunting quality, informed by the locations the work depicts, which are often the sites of the traumatic events of Europe’s recent history.
Gersht was commissioned by Film and Video Umbrella in 2005 to make ‘The Forest’, a film that featured in his major touring exhibition ‘The Clearing’. This was accompanied by a Film and Video Umbrella publication of the same name. In 2006 he made ‘Pomegranate’ for the touring programme ‘Single Shot’.
The artist’s work has been widely exhibited, with solo shows including The Photographers’ Gallery, London; Stills, Edinburgh; and Tel Aviv Museum, Israel. Group exhibitions have included The Jewish Museum, New York; Tate Modern, London; and Loop Festival, Barcelona. Gersht is represented by Noga Gallery, Tel Aviv, CRG Gallery, New York and Mummery + Schnelle, London.