MARCH / APRIL
Arquipélago – Centro De Artes Contemporâneas
Graham Gussin was born in 1960 in London, United Kingdom, where he continues to live and work. Using a wide range of media, including video, installation and sound, Gussin’s practice explores the ways in which mass communications mediate our experience of reality. His works often unfold as events, presenting viewers with a set of coordinates that redistribute common perceptions of time, space and movement. Drawing upon cinematic and literary references, notably science fiction, his pieces displace viewers’ expectations though sublime translations that convey a longing to be in another time or place. Gussin’s works often suggest a potential narrative or the pre-eminence of an occurrence just beyond the viewer’s grasp. His film “Spill” (2006) documents a strange fog as it slowly envelops the shrub land and desolate buildings of Mitcham Common in South East London at night, before retreating as mysteriously as it came, giving rise to questions of presence and absence, what is show and what is hidden.
Graham Gussin has recently presented solo exhibitions and projects at FORSAKENFOCUSVERTIGOPREDICTION, Marlborough Contemporary, London (2014), CLEARBLUESKYDEEPDARKWATER,Centro Galeo De Arte Contemporanea (2013), Close Protection: ArtSouth, Hampshire:The Gallery, Winchester Discovery Centre (2013), Solar, Galeria de Arte Cinemática, Vila do Conde, Portugal (2008), Galeria Pedro Cera, Lisbon (2007), 181 Fazeley Street, Ikon Gallery off-site installation, Birmingham (2006), Centre d’Art Santa Monica, Barcelona (2004) and Lisson Gallery, London (2003). His work has also been shown as part of “Sequilism part 3″ at the Arnolfini, Bristol (2009), “At the surface of the Infinite” at La Galerie Contemporary Art Centre, Noisy-le-Sec (2009), “Invasion of Sound” at Zacheta National Gallery of art, Warsaw (2009), “Los Vinilos, Potential Wall Drawing” at Zoo Art Fair, Royal Academy, London (2008), “Sharjah Biennial 8” (2007), “Five Billion Years” at Palais De Tokyo, Paris (2006) and “States of Mind” at the New Museum, New York (2001).