Gerry Bibby


6 May – 11 Jun 2023 Opening 5 May 18:00 Free Admission


Gerry Bibby, Lobby. Courtesy the artist

In Gerry Bibby’s Lobby, dependencies are neither denied nor reified, but acknowledged as the foundation of any social fabric. Architectural elements, furniture, and text are blended together and brought into new constellations that suggest social interactions. By reinterpreting and reworking materials and the functions of objects, Bibby allows potential for protest, agency and poetry to emerge. Here, a table cannot only function as a site of gathering, administration, presentation, or negotiation. Through rearrangement it also points to the frictions, ruptures, and gaps in the interstices of the public sphere.


Gerry Bibby’s recent projects and solo exhibitions include Kunsthaus Hamburg (2021), NU Performance Festival Tallinn (2021); Busan Biennale, South Korea (2020); ‘PUBLIC’, Lumiar Cité, Lisbon, ‘Game on Tilt’, Midway Contemporary Art, Minneapolis and ‘In Case of Emergency’, O-Town House, Los Angeles (2018); ‘Auto Fictions’, Taylor Macklin, Zürich (2017); ‘Conversation in a Yes/No Landscape. Insect Incest’ (with Henrik Olesen), Deborah Schamoni, Munich (2016); ‘Flexing Muscle’ (with the Bureau of Writing), 20th Biennale of Sydney (2016); ‘Yes No Future’, Point Center for Contemporary Art, Nicosia, Cyprus (2015); ‘KUB Arena’ (with Juliette Blightman), Kunsthaus Bregenz (2014); ‘Combination Boiler’, The Showroom, London (2014); Frieze Projects, Frieze London (2013); and La Biennale de Lyon (2013). His work has been exhibited in group exhibitions in institutions such as: Museo Reina Sofia (with Henrik Olesen) (Madrid); Statens Museum for Kunst (Copenhagen), Institute of Modern Art (Brisbane), Kunsthalle Bern, Museum für Gegenwartskunst (Basel), Hamburger Bahnhof (Berlin), Arnolfini (Bristol), Serpentine Galleries (London), Bergen Kunsthall and Palais de Tokyo (Paris). He is the author of “The Drumhead,” published by Sternberg Press, Berlin in 2014 and has been a contributing editor to the Berlin based art magazine Starship. Gerry Bibby is Professor at the Academy of Fine Arts, Munich. He lives and works in Berlin.

Thanks to
Enver Hadzijaj, Tomaso De Luca, Julia Jung, Nick Haseloff, Timothy Davies, Klara Liden, Nicola Dietrich, Niclas Riepshoff, Marco Bruzzone, Xenia Bond, Valentin Cafuk, Mica Dans, Barbara Quintin, Alexandr Rossman, Angharad Williams & everyone at Kiefholzstrasse, Jakob Dietmann, Benjamin Hünninghaus, Frau Zimmermann, Mario Arnold, Lungo Damien, Nadja Abt & Nora Schultz, Eric D. Clark

With generous support by

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