Gerry Fox is an artist and filmmaker who has won major awards throughout his career for his films about the world’s leading contemporary artists including Gilbert and George, Claes Oldenburg, Christian Boltanski, Marc Quinn, Gerhard Richter, Robert Frank and Bill Viola. His awards include the BAFTA, The Royal Television Society Best Arts Film, The Grierson Best Arts Documentary, The Grand Prize at The Festival of Films on Art in Montreal and The Prix Italia. All these films were shown nationally in the UK on ITV’s longstanding arts series, The South Bank Show and internationally on public and cable television, and in major film festivals and cinemas.
In recent years he started making large-scale, multiple-screen site specific film installation works that have received wide public attention and critical acclaim. He was the first artist in residence at 176, a vibrant new art space in Camden, London from 2007-2008; the resulting exhibition, Living London, was Exhibition of the Week in Time Out and Critics Choice in both The Times and The Guardian as well as receiving broad critical attention in the national press, radio and television. His installation Favela Descending, part of the Concrete and Glass festival in October 2008, and exhibited at Village Underground in Shoreditch, was also a Critics’ Choice in Time Out and The Guardian. Venice in Venice, a six screen installation about the city in all its guises, made over five years, was exhibited at the Palazzo dona della Rose during the Venice Biennale in 2009 and was the subject of a short documentary by esteemed art critic and presenter, Waldemar Januszczak. The show was a popular hit, receiving between a hundred and fifty and two hundred visitors a day from all over the world. He is currently working on a new film installation for Concrete and Glass 2010, called Night Time, a solo show at Eleven Fine Art in London and a feature film, Mother’s Milk based on a novel by Edward St. Aubyn.
Gerry Fox Venetian Impressions
29 April to 5 June 2010
At Eleven Fine Art, London