Bio
Gretchen Geraets lives and works in the UK.
Geraets is a New Zealand born artist with a history of engaging in artist run spaces. Her art practice spans across installation and image making. She received a MFA with Distinction from Goldsmiths,  University of London in 2014. During her time at Goldsmiths she was selected for the Kunsthochschule Weißensee Exchange Programme In association with LoBe, Berlin.
Interested in the intimacies of personal lived experience and exploring personal perception. Geraets’ research investigates the role of the hermit in creative practice. She is currently exploring the possibilities and politics of exhibiting in personal/domestic space, such as the bedroom and rear garden. 
Geraets co-founded and directed artist run spaces Canary Gallery in Auckland, New Zealand, and g&A studios in Sydney, Australia. She works as a part time lecturer in Photography and MA Photography Subject Leader at Norwich University of the Arts, UK.

Education
Postgraduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education: Arts, Norwich University of the Arts, UK. 2018
MFA Fine Art, with Distinction, Goldsmiths, University of London, UK. 2014
Bachelor of Visual Arts in Sculpture, A-, Auckland University of Technology, NZ. 2001 
Certificate in Intermediate Studies in Visual Arts, A-, Auckland Institute of Technology, NZ. 1998 

Residencies
kunstort ELEVEN, Starzach, DE. 2017
LoBe, Berlin, DE. 2014
Kunsthochschule Weißensee Exchange Programme in association with LoBe, Berlin, DE. 2013
The Goldsmiths Fifteen, Joya: arte + ecología, Cortijada Los Gázquez, ES. 2013

Artist Run Spaces / Contributions to communities
Co-Founder and Director of g&A Studios, Sydney, AU. 2005 – 2006
Co-Founder and Director of Canary Gallery, Auckland, NZ. 2004 – 2005

Collaborations / Commissions
2009 – 2015 
Image maker, Alan & Gretchen Ltd, Photographic Collaborative, London, UK.
Select Clients: Victoria Tourism, Elephant Family, BMW Magazine, Sony, Volkswagen, Lexus, Nokia, Fiat and Nike.
Select advertisings agencies: Saatchi & Saatchi, London, USA, Singapore, Australia, NZ; Deutsch, Los Angeles; Johannes Leonardo, New York; Clemenger BBDO, Melbourne; Droga5, Sydney and Arnold, Boston.
2004 – 2009 
Image maker, g&A studios Ltd, New York, USA (08–09), New Zealand (03–04, 07–08), Australia (05–06). Moved to UK Oct 2009, started doing business as ‘Alan & Gretchen Ltd'.

Selected Exhibitions
2019     
Abs.: kunstortELEVENartspace, Museum Reutlingen, Reutlingen, DE
Multiplicity-Individuality, Human Interfaces Creative Lab (H.I.C.L.), [Online] 
2017    
On AiR, Ausstellung im Landratsamt, Tubingen, DE
Artists and Makers of Essex House, Bow Arts, London, UK
2016     
Open Studios, Bow Arts, London, UK
2015     
Hidden in Plain Sight, The Gallery at NUA, Norwich University of the Arts, Norwich, UK (collaboration)
Open Studios, Bow Arts, Bow Arts Quarter, London, UK
2014     
Projekt, Blair Zaye & STS project space, London, UK
The Tomorrow People, Elevator Gallery, London, UK        
Goldsmiths MFA Show, Goldsmiths, University of London, London, UK                 
futures past, LoBe, Berlin, DE
*Student & Recent Graduate Show, Catalyst Arts, Belfast, NI
2013     
Pan Macmillan Art Space Award, Pan Macmillan Art Space, London, UK (collaboration)
Long white CLOUD Gallery (rear gallery), London, UK
2012     
2x2, Long white CLOUD Gallery, London, UK (collaboration)
Disappearing Act, Long white CLOUD Gallery (rear gallery), London, UK. 2012-2013 (collaboration)      
2011     
GW: Open Artist Studios, Cell Projects, Grosvenor Works, London, UK
Photomonth East London: International Photography Festival. Blink, Long white CLOUD Gallery, London, UK        
INTO THE WILD, Long white CLOUD Gallery, London, UK (collaboration)       
The Royal Photographic Society, 153rd International Print Exhibition, touring exhibition, Birmingham Institute of Art & Design, Birmingham, UK and Bonhoga Gallery, Shetland Isles, UK
2010     
The Royal Photographic Society, 153rd International Print Exhibition, touring exhibition, Banbury Museum, Oxon, UK; Aberystwyth Arts, Aberystwyth, Wales, UK and Allen & Overy LLP, London, UK
2008     
Still Life, A Centre for Art, Auckland, NZ
2006     
Disappearing Act–, g&A Studios, Sydney, AU
Cones of Zontact, Loose Projects, Sydney, AU
Shit Show, g&A Studios, Sydney, AU
The Big Show: 2006 Firstdraft Annual Directors’ Choice Show, Firstdraft Gallery, Sydney, AU
Because You’re Worth It, g&A studios, Sydney, AU
2004     
Gretchen Geraets, [Performance], Department of Births Deaths & Marriages, Auckland, NZ 
National Drawing Award, The Physics Room, Christchurch, NZ
National Drawing Award, Artspace, Auckland, NZ
Interrelationships, The Auckland University, Auckland, NZ
New New Zealand Art, MOP Projects, Curated by Ben Curnow. Sydney, AU
Pure Feeling, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, AU (collaboration)
I Think I Can, Canary Gallery, Auckland, NZ
2002     
Internationaler Plus Kunstpreis, Dusseldorf, DE
2001    
On the Manner of addressing Clouds, BVA Graduation Exhibition, Auckland University of Technology, Auckland, NZ
Two Fold, The Mezzanine, Christchurch, NZ
2000
The Paper Show, The Blue Oyster Gallery, Christchurch, NZ
Stadt Müchen Photo Biennale, Galerie Stadt München, & Winston Hotel Warmoes Street, Amsterdam, NL​​​​​​

Selected Publications 
Geraets, J. 2019. Everything's something in place : writings, 1980-2015. Pokeno: Titus Books [Book, Cover Image]
Bax, B. (Ed.), Bax, Olivier (Art Editor), 2019. Ambit 235, London [Magazine, Artist Page]
The Royal Photographic Society. 2010. 153rd International Print Exhibition Catalogue. [Catalogue]
Loose Projects, Cones of Zontact, Loose Projects, Australia, 2006 [Book, Artist Page]
g&A studios (Ed.). 2005. Unrealised Projects, Sydney: g&A studios [Book]
Curnow, B. (Ed.). 2004. New New Zealand art, New Zealand: Canary Gallery [Book, Artist Page]
Jack, Fiona (Ed.). 2001. Untitled, Auckland: Self-published [Book, Artist Page]
Awards
PAN MACMILLAN ART SPACE AWARD, Pan Macmillan Art Space, London, UK (collaboration). 2013– 2014
WEISSENSEE/GOLDSMITHS EXCHANGE PROGRAMME, Kunsthochschule Weißensee, Berlin, DE and Goldsmiths, London, UK. 2013
Lürzer’s Archive, Best Automotive Photographers in the World, International. 2011

Membership / Participation
Fellow, The Higher Education Academy, (FHEA), UK. 2018 – Present
Human Interfaces Research Group, Norwich University of the Arts, Norwich, UK. 2017 – Present
Women’s Critical Reading Group, (Slack Pussy, MayDay Rooms) facilitated by Rosie Higham-Stainton, Norwich, UK. 2019 – 2020
Senses Gone Awry - Chronic Pain, Bodies, Texts, and Emotions Reading Group, with Dr Alicia Spencer-Hall, Institute of Advanced Studies, UCL, London, UK. 2017
Perversion Reading Group, with Professor Michael Newman, Goldsmiths, UoL, London, UK. 2014
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