b. 1959, Singapore
Gathering and reordering to generate new associations is a hallmark of Simryn Gill’s practice, which incorporates sculpture, photography, drawing, and writing. Acquired for the Guggenheim’s collection, Gill’s Full Moon (2012) is a disassembly and re-sequencing of books from her grandfather’s collection, the pages of which have been inscribed with circular designs in ink, gouache, grass pigment, laundry detergent, and correction fluid. Gill has had solo shows at Tate Modern, London (2006); Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian, Washington, D.C. (2006); Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney (2008); Center for Contemporary Photography, Melbourne (2009); and Heide Museum of Modern Art, Melbourne (2010). Notable group exhibitions include the Singapore Biennial (2006); Documenta 12 and 13 (2007 and 2012); and the 12th Istanbul Biennial (2011). She represented Australia at the 2013 Venice Biennale. Gill lives and works in Sydney and Port Dickson, Malaysia.