Simryn Gill’s (b.1959, Singapore. Lives and works in Port Dickson and Sydney) methods include photography, drawing, sculpture, making collections; and writing and publishing. The materials and process she works with are often simple: used, or discarded everyday things, plants and texts, which might be pressed, printed, glued, scanned, torn, to make works that meditate on habitation—our place inside and outside places—in history, in geography and in language.
Simryn Gill’s work has been shown in numerous solo and group exhibitions, most recently at Gropius Bau, Berlin (2020); Drawing Room, London (2019); TarraWarra Museum, Victoria (2019); Met Breuer, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York (2019); National Gallery Singapore (2018); Kohta, Helsinki (2018); Lunds Konsthall, Lund (2017); Museum of Fine Arts, Ghent (2016); NTU Centre for Contemporary Art, Singapore (2015); Museum of Modern Art, New York (2014). Gill represented Australia at the Venice Biennale in a solo presentation in 2013. She has showed in documenta 12 and 13 (2007, 2012), and in biennales that include Sydney Biennale (2018) and Moscow Biennale (2013).
Public collections that hold Gill’s work include: Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney; Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide; Centre Pompidou, Paris; The Getty Centre, Los Angeles; The Hammer Museum, Los Angeles; Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki; Kiran Nadar Museum of Art, New Delhi; Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles; M+ Museum, Hong Kong; Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; Museum of Contemporary Art Australia, Sydney; Museum of Fine Arts, Ghent; Museum of Modern Art, New York; National Gallery of Australia, Canberra; National Gallery Singapore, Singapore; Petronas Collection, Kuala Lumpur; Queensland Art Gallery & Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco; Singapore Art Museum, Singapore; Solomon R Guggenheim Museum, New York; and Tate, London.