Liam Gillick was born in Aylesbury, UK in 1964. Originally hoping to work for the labour movement, Gillick studied Fine Art at Goldsmiths College, University of London, initially as a way to ‘kill time’ after his intended course was cancelled.
Gillick's work is diverse and often collaborative, encompassing installation, architecture, product design, computer programming, signage, photography, drawing, film-making, fashion design, writing, and curatorial projects; though he is arguably most famous for his aluminium and multi-coloured Plexiglas sculptures, which operate as places of discussion and social negotiation within wider investigations of consensus, social organisation and utopia in his work.
Gillick was nominated for the Turner Prize in 2002 in recognition of his solo exhibition The Wood Way at the Whitechapel Art Gallery and for his outdoor installation Annlee You Proposes at Tate Britain.
In 2009 Gillick represented Germany at the 53rd Venice Biennale of Art.
Gillick has exhibited at Hessel Museum of Art, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, New York, 2012; Museum Stzuki, Lodz, Poland, 2011; Kunst-und Ausstellungshalle der Bundesrepublik Deutschland, Bonn, Germany, 2010; Kunsthalle Zürich, Zürich, 2008, travelling to Witte de With Centre for Contemporary Art, Rotterdam, The Netherlands, 2008; Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France, 2005. Selected group exhibitions include MuHKA, Antwerp, Belgium, 2011; 8th Shanghai Biennale, Shanghai, China, 2010; Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, 2009; and Guggenheim Museum, New York, 2007.
Liam Gillick lives and works in New York, USA.