Artist CV

GILLIAN McIVER
Currently based in London UK

Selected Film-video-graphy (as artist or director)
Clipper 2020
Reading Baudelaire in Montparnasse 2020
Taking Over the King’s Land 2014
Photographing Richard Serra 2014
Image Matters 2012 (as film producer)
The Landscape of Pleasure 2011
Project Gagarin (A Cold War Nostalgia) 2011
Tarkovsky’s River 2010
Postindustrial Baroque 2009
The Falcon Works 2007 (remix 2015)
No Empty Place (is ever empty) 2006
Places – A Collection 2005
Mosti: The Bridges of St Petersburg 2003
Passenger 2003
The Bride 2002

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Most Recent

Exhibition “Last Orders” The Steamship PS, London October 2020

Exhibition “Invisible Cities” The Steamship PS, London 2021

Exhibition “Timeless Thames” The Steamship PS, London October 2020

Exhibition “Invisible Cities” The Steamship PS, London 2019

Curator and Producer of Exhibition and Film Festival, British Film Institute, PSVI Film Festival 2018

Exhibition “Bon Collage” at Kottishop Berlin, 2018

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Podcast for New Books Network 2017; interview by Kirstin L. Ellsworth
Several Video works were featured at Casablanca Bienniale autumn 2016 catalogue excerpt
Art History for Filmmakers  published! 
Profile of Gillian McIver in Stigmart01 Videofocus Summer 2014
Interview on Monocle Radio Sept 2014


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Selected Exhibitions and Exhibition Screenings
2019
Invisible Cities, The Steamship PS London
2018
Bon Collage, KottiShop Gallery Berlin
PSVI Film Festival, British Film Institute, London
2016
Casablanca Bienniale, Morocco
2014
Sheffield Docfest
Bill Douglas Cinema Museum, Exeter
Teatro Alexandria, Egypt
Trispace Gallery London
Portobello Film Festival London
The Mayflower, Rotherhithe
Nightpiece Film Festival, Edinburgh Fringe
2013
Espacio Enter, Tenerife, Canarias
2012
Whitechapel Gallery, London. Film screening Tarkovsky’s River.
Digital Landscape – Espacio Enter, Tenerife, Canarias.
CeC’12 India – Parallel Visions | Global Art Video, Uttarakhand, India
2011
* Co-founded Studio 75 artist run space in London*
Intervalos Lúcidos – Espacio Enter, Tenerife, Canarias
“Keeping Afloat – Gallery La Clinica Mundana, Valencia
ARTSIDE Southend on Sea (a Parallel Project production)
Revolution Now and Forever – Gallery Mavena, Croatia
HOST 02 – Art Funkl Manchester
Unfolding sequences – Montreal
CeC’11 India Global Art Video – Uttarakhand, India
2010
dokumentART European Film Festival for Documentaries, Szczecin
EdgeLogue – New Delhi
Topolski Century Gallery, South Bank Centre, London
«PI five» Performance & Intermedia Festival, Szczecin
Southend -on-Sea Film Festival, Fringe; TAP
2009
Optica Festival of Video Art, touring
Photocinema – Format Festival of Photography
Prospero’s Library – Accademia di Belle Arte, Catania, Italia
The Irresistible District – Helsinki
TINAG Festival – London
2008
Postindustrial Baroque – Globe Gallery, Newcastle upon Tyne
Digital Media 1.0, Valencia
CCA Glasgow
Menier Gallery, London
2007
Prospero’s Library – Central House of Artists and NCCA, Moscow
In SITU – La Farinera del Clot, Barcelona
Cold Store – Kuhlhaus in Gleisdreieck, Berlin
Lighten Up – Wysing Arts Centre, Cambridge
Climatic Conditional – Divadlo Alfred ve dvoře, Prague
2006
Vidifestival 06, LaSalaNaranja, Valencia
2005
“Places: 5 Films” – The Collection, Lincoln.
Volgatronika – Nizhny Novgorod, Russia.
0130 Gallery Helsinki
Street Archaeology – PS2 Gallery, Belfast
Art/Concept: Dostoyevsky Museum St Petersburg
Titanic HQ – and The Urban Playground – Gallery PS2 & site-specific, Belfast
L’età nomade – Ex Mattatoio, Accademia di Belle Arti di Roma, Rome
2004
Interconnection – Kronstadt, Russia
Champ Libre Media Art Festival, Montreal
Tiefenrausch Ost – Factory-Berlin
2003
Cross Encounters – Kronstadt, Russia.
The Derelict Sensation – Midland Grand, St Pancras, London.
The Derelict Sensation Film and Video – Institute of Contemporary Arts London
Evil Art – 291 Gallery, London
Cybersonica – Institute of Contemporary Arts London
Dada Festwochen, Zurich
La Fabrik, Berlin
Wasserstadt – Literaturhaus, Berlin
Paracrafts – Touring exhibition, Russia
Into the deep blue – Factory-Berlin
Dialogues Festival: St Petersburg, Russia
2002
Vancouver New Music Festival, Video In, Canada
Helden der Arbeit – Kunstfabrik, Berlin
LoungeLab – Strassenbahn Depot, Bauhaus University, Weimar
Spider & Mouse Gallery, Moscow
Other Than English – Centre for Art Tapes, Halifax, Canada
2001
ART MOSCOW Moscow Art Fair (collaboration with Dirizhable)
DNA Gallery, Stockholm Art Fair, Stockholm, Sweden.
Deboshir Film and Video Festival, St Petersburg, Russia
Dialogues Festival, St Petersburg
City Without Frontiers – Atelier des artistes, Alexandria Egypt.
2000
Present Perfect – Centre for Contemporary Art, Nizhny Novgorod, Russia
Poema Vremenyi/Floodplain of Time – Spider & Mouse Gallery, Moscow
The Thames-Oka Project – The Foundry & The Tactical Cafe, London.
Selected Commissioned Publications about art
Art History for Filmmakers Bloomsbury Press 2016
“Overflow: Ima Pico and the digital mural” Milton Keynes Contemporary 2009
Review: “Frieze London – a good education in how the art market works” A-N 17 Oct 2013
“I Am Here ” Critical Cities vol. 2 ed. Deepa Naik & Trenton Oldfield, Myrdle Court Press 2010
“Over site? Site Specific Art Today” Arts Professional Jan. 2010
“Playing with Light and Time” Review of Nam June Paik Retrospective, Tate Liverpool Feb. 2011
“Altermodern”, Tate Britain, London A-N March 2009
“Voice of the Artist: Urban Intervention and Artistic Experiment” in Generalized Empowerment,
Johan Moyerson, Saskia Sassen, Ana Betancour et al., ed. Jim Segers. Bruxelles, City Mined: 2006.
“Interconnection: life and art in a forgotten Russian town” Crosswalk (RI, USA) 1.2. 2005
“Collaboration as Practice” in DIY Survival ed. C6 Collective, Metamute: 2005
“Art as Collective Cultural Action” Contexts autumn 2003
“Artists Initiatives in Moscow” Variant 15 Summer 2002
Selected Curatorial Projects
Studio75 London 2010 – 2013
“Schematic: Eric Raymond” Canada House Gallery, London 2008
“Schematic: The Machine that Moves Us (New Media Art from Canada)” SPACE London 2008
Luna Nera – to 2009
Education
• PhD, Cinema and Art History, University of Roehampton
• Master of Arts, MA by Project, Visual Art; Sir John Cass School of Art at London Guildhall. Supported by the AHRC.
• Bachelor of Arts, Film and Contemporary Media Practice. University of Westminster
• Master of Arts, History, University of Toronto
• Bachelor of Arts, History and Literature, University of British Columbia
Personal Grants and Awards
Canada Council for the Arts Critics and Curators Award
Arts Council of England Grants for the Arts
AHRC Postgraduate Award, Master of Fine Arts
AHRC Postgraduate TECHNE Award, PhD