most recent  projects,  Exhibitions, FEstivals


2nd. Ocean Film Festival Dubai 

My video work Constantly Floating - So Rising was selected for the 2nd. Ocean Film Festival at Dubai Marine Beach Resort & Spa on 14th of December 2019, Dubai, UAE. The theme of the festival is Ocean – What the Ocean means to you. Organized by Dubai Marine Beach Resort in with partnership Azraq Middel East.


Eye's in the Big City in Dhaka

Eye’s in the Big City in the city of Dhaka at AIVAF19

THEME 2019 Neighborhood

National Art Gallery, Shilpakala Academy, Dhaka, Bangladadesh - 11.30 am-8pm, 6th to 9th of December 2019

My video work Eye’s in the Big City contains images of Dhaka among other cities  

AIVAF19 - Artpro International Video Art Festival is the first contemporary exhibition showcasing thematic, conceptual and experimental video art & film within Bangladesh. The aim of the festival is to promote and represent international contemporary video art to the audiences in Dhaka, Bangladesh  Curator : Tanzim Wahab


CODEC Festival Internacional de Cine Experimental y Video 

My video work “DARK” is taking part in the CODEC Festival Internacional de Cine Experimental y Video 25.11.19-30.11.19, different venues within CDMX. “DARK” (with Tsai Hsin-Ying) will be screened in the program section 9 , CUERPOS, POTENCIAS, PORVENIR on 30.11.19 at Mont Roses Espacio Autogestivo, Revillagigedo 96, Col Centro, CDMX  


"Wir sind 100"! (We are 100)

Film Festival We are 100

City Cinema Wedding, Müllerstrasse 74, 13349 Berlin, Germany, 15.11-16.11.19

SPI Foundation celebrates the 100th anniversary of the Arbeiterwohlfahrt = Workers' Welfare Association in Germany. The short films cover today, yesterday and tomorrow, love, hate, friendship, trust, confidence, miracles, madness, fat loot and all the moving themes of life. From the documentary to the feature film to the animation all divisions are represented.

My work „White Cup“ is part of the festival


Premiere in Saudi Arabia."Constantly Floating - So Rising"

Premiere in Saudi Arabia. One of my most recent video work "Constantly Floating - So Rising" had it's premiere at the:

2nd International Video Art Forum in  Dammam, Saudi Arabia, 11.11 -15.11.2019

It´s a metaphoric work without a direct statement and instead approach the subject with different interpretations. Water is constantly giving life but also a constantly destructive threat.


HANDS UP !

08/11/2019 – 10/11/2019 - BLUNK Strandveien 23, Svartlamoen, 7042 Trondheim, Norway

Diana Lindbjerg curate a broad collection of maker hands and small statements about these in a physical show at the gallery BLUNK and to feature in an online catalogue. This will be accompanied by some text reecting on the signicance of hands in artworks from different perspectives. My contribution to the project focus on my Performance Connect-Not Connected. Photo : Ileana Gherghina


MNMF - Miami New Media Festival 

WOMAN BY THE SEA AT MNMF - MIAMI NEW MEDIA FESTIVAL . USA

My work "Woman by the Sea" was and still will be screened on during the festival past 19th October , 2nd November , coming 15th of November and 30th of November 2019 at different venues among others Miami Institute of Photography and Laundromat Art Space The festival theme these year is “Identity, the Last Frontier”


60 SECONDS OR LESS VIDEO FESTIVAL 

My less then one minute video work "VIEWS" was selected for the 60 SECONDS OR LESS VIDEO FESTIVAL at Washington College , Norman James Theater, Chestertown, MD, USA 


III-edicion-maldito-festival-de-videopoesia-2019

The Spanish version of my video poem Night, Street, Lantern, Pharmacy (La Noche, La Calle, El Ferrol, La Farmacia) is one of the festival finalist videos and will be screened on : Sunday, 27th October 2019 , 20.00 h

at Sala Liberbank, Plaza Gabriel Lodares 1, Albacete, Spain

 

The video is a collaboration work with the theater group STAGE DFT, St.Petersburg, Russia and is based on the poem with the same title Ночь, улица, фонарь, аптека, by the Russian poet Aleksander Blok (Александр Блок) 


Erotic Art Exhibition London

A little known aspect of my oeuvre. The photo work “Apple” which belongs to my nude and erotic art portfolio will be exhibit at:

 

Erotic Art Exhibition London

Thursday 24.10.2019 - Sunday 27.10.2019

OXO Tower Wharf, Bargehouse Street, South Bank, London , UK


Nudità

My video work bare to you and me with Wibke Kahn was presented at this group exhibition with the subject of the naked human body

12.10.2019 – 22.10.2019 , OGA, (OSPIZIO GIOVANI ARTISTI), Via Cernaia 15, Rome, Italy


intermediaciones 2019

One of my most recent video works “Woman by the Sea / Mujer junto al Mar “ will have it’s world premier at

intermediaciones 2019

VI Muestra de Video Arte & Cine Experimental

08.10- 11.10.2019

Palacio de Bellas Artes , Calle 52, no 42-8, Medellín, Colombia  


17 DAYS (12 Volume) video project 

My video CUPS which I made in collaboration with the American poet Jennifer Tonge will be include in the 17 Days (vol.12) video project . Curator Adriane Little. There will be two screenings

First at Alfred State College , Alfred , NY, USA on 4th of October 2019 and the second will take place on 4th of November 2019 at Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, USA. The second screening will loop for a least one week. 


The Future is... Ordinary 

The streetcar appearing in my video work “Night, Street, Lantern, Pharmacy" reach a new stop at :

 

The Future is... Ordinary?

Tuesday, September 24, 7pm

Shangyuan Art Museum, Huairou District, Beijing, China

Curated by Flounder Lee; Additional Selection Committee: Frankie Chow and Lee Yun

 

<About the theme The Future is...>

People have utopian and dystopian ideas about the future. Techno-optimism pervades Silicon Valley. Environmental apocalypse is a constant threat. But what if the future was neither complete utopia nor dystopia? What if humanity continued to trudge along between these extremes, as it always has? The places between is what this screening is about. What will the day to day life of an average person be, wherever that person should happen to live? What will daily live, emotions, recreation, work, culture be like? What about particularly about life situations and visions 


VIDEO ART FESTIVAL III, Berlin

VIDEO ART FESTIVAL III , The festival is an open air event and the videos will be projected against walls, windows and buildings within the yards of the building complex. I will present personally one of my video works

 

VIDEO ART FESTIVAL III

21 September 2019

20.00 - 23.00 h

In den Mühlenhaupt Höfen

Fidicinstrasse 40

10965 Berlin, Germany


«Фестиваль графики – UNI Graphica 2019»

12.09 - 13.10. 2019

Krasnodar Regional Art Museum named after F.A. Kovalenko

Krasnaya Street 13/15 ,350063 Krasnodar, Russian Federation

Grand opening 12/09/2019 at 18:30 - Curator - Anastasia Poltinnikova

This time neither St. Petersburg nor Moscow, but Krasnodar

Four lino cut prints of mine “Moon, Couple, Death” / Tea in Spring Night” / “Hearse” and “Shadows of a Crowd” are part of the exhibition. It is a rare occasion where samples of my figurative and abstract print works are together on display. After the exhibition the prints will be come part of the permanent graphic collection of the museum. 


20th OPEN International Performance Art Festival.

With Chen Jin, Yifei Hu, To Yeuk, Lai Chun Ling, Johannes Gérard, Beate Linne, Carlotta Oppermann, Lotte Lindner, Till Steinbrenner

Hanover, Germany : 19.08. - 21.08.2019 (all venues free admission)

1st festival day: 19.08.2019, Admission / start: 18:00 / 18:30, Venue: Pavillon Hannover - Kleiner Saal, Lister Meile 4, 30161 Hanover

2nd festival day: 20.08.2019,Admission / start: 18:00 / 18:30, Location: Turba Gallery -Stephanusstraße 23, 30449 Hanover

3rd festival day: 21.08.2019, Admission / start: 18:00 / 18:30, Location: Studio: Ilka Theurich - Zur Bettfedernfabrik 3, 30451 Hanover


CosmiX

My video work Broken Visions was screened at CosmiX

CosmiX was getting back for a second edition with a screening night of experimental short movies and artist videos. The project of COSMIC dedicated to the experimental cinema took place at the Pink Flamingo, Maison dÁrte, Neuilly-Plaisance, France on August, 4th 2019.

 


FESTIVAL FÜR FREUNDE (Festivals for Friends)

After big cities projects, now a Land Art project in the countryside near Berlin. I created two installations called 9043 and 9044 from rope and stone at Festival für Freunde , Dahnsdorf, Germany, 01.08.2019-04.08.2019

 


A Touch Of Eros - Eye´s Walk Festival

27.07.19 - 31.07.19 

Eye´s Walk Festival Digital Festival, Syros, Greece 

Video presentation at Lazareta 31 July 2019 at 21.15 h 

This year theme is EROS. Part of the festival is a international presentation of video works about the theme EROS.It is the second time I take part in the festival. This year with my video work A Touch Of Eros which I speacial created for the festival  


Festival de Arte Lanzarote 2019

DARK on the sunny island of Lanzarote. On 5th of August 2019 my video work DARK will be screened in connection with the FESTIVAL DE ARTE LANZAROTE 2019 at La Cantina, Teguise 


About Women

My video work „White Cup“ was presented at the „About Women“ art event. In conjunction with the event there will be a special screening with a selection of my other video works on 30th of June at 20.45. Among others Dark, Anticipating You, Eyes in the Big City. After there screening, there was an artist talk .

„ABOUT WOMEN“ at BAROQUE CHAPEL PILOTTI VOLVERA, ITALY 29 – 30 JUNE 2019

About women "is an exhibition about women. The  art event takes place in the framework of" NarraVolvera 2019 ", of the Municipal Administration of Volvera, in collaboration with the association" Questione di Sguardi ”and curated by Marta Valls.


INTERNATIONAL SCREENDANCE FESTIVAL & Photometria International Photography Festival

My video work "DARK" will be screened at two event dates close to each other in two countries

First on Tuesday 04/06/19, at the Theater of the Municipal Cultural multiplex (PaleaSfagia) of Ioannina, Greece

&

Second on 07.06.19 in the section - Screening III - Wilis Nature - Spritis from the black Forest at the 1 INTERNATIONAL SCREENDANCE FESTIVAL at the Theater Freiburg, Kammerbühne Freiburg, Germany


Night, Street, Lantern, Pharmacy in the middele of the Atlantic 

My Video work Night, Street, Lantern, Pharmacy is part of Shorts @Fringe , the film and video part of The seventh edition of the Azores International Festival of Arts

The seventh edition of the Azores International Festival of Arts in the Azores , Fringe, (Portugal)  place from May 24 to June 30 with events on the 9 islands of the archipelago.  Shorts @ Fringe, features more than 50 short films from 30 countries. This year, Shorts @ Fringe will show films and videos among others  in Espaço em Cena, in the Vila do Porto, Santa Maria; in La Bamba, in Ponta Delgada, São Miguel; in the Corvo Library; in the Public Library of Horta, in Faial; in the Luís da Silva Ribeiro Regional Archive and Library, in Angra do Angra do Heroísmo 


The Lab Program - Presentation Project  "conecta - no conecta"

The Lab Program

31 mei 2019, 18.30-20.30, , Calle Eje Central Lázaro Cárdenas #85-3er piso, Mexico City

Presentation of the video performance conecta-no conecta and publication 

‘Conecta-no Conecta’ (Connectd-Not Connected) is a performance piece that usually is presented live by myself

In the context of Mexico City this work has been reframed as a collaborative video-performance made between Johannes and artists Fred Castro (MX), Fey Montalvo ( MX) and Hanna Doucet (FR).

La perfermance siempre es una fiera que incomodo, que aterrra,queabraza sobre el trabajo de Johannes C. Gerard en la Ciudad de México. Author Val

ria Montana, 32 pages (text Spanish/English) May 2019, potentA ediciones, Mexico City, Mexico

Link : https://www.thelabprogram.com/johannesgerard

 


DARK in Cuba

Wednesday, May 29, 2019 at 18.00 h, INTERMEDIATIONS screened a of their selection of video program at the Film and TV School of San Antonio de los Baños - Cuba; My video DARK was part of the screened selections Due to problems with connectivity on the island, his information could not share this information before. INTERMEDIATIONS thanks the EICTV and ICAIC for allowing to show a small version of INTERMEDIATIONS at EICTV at their Glauber Rocha Aula


"koud slova"  - Magmart/video under volcano Festival

My video "koud slova" which I made in collaboration with Meer and Kees de Vries was selected for the current Magmart /video under volcano Festival.
The video will be screened on 24th of May at CAM Casoria Contemporary Art Museum, Casoria, Italy and will become part of the museum's permanent collection

 

 


Honorable Mention for performance video WHITE CUP 

My video performance WHITE CUP ( Copa Blanca ) with solo dancer Tsai Hsin-Ying received a Honorable Mention at the 1st NATIONAL COLLOQIUM OF PERFORMANCE AND GENDER in coordination of The Faculty of Fine Arts of the Autonomous University of Querétaro, Mexico. (Curator: Dra. Luz del Carmen Magaña Villaseñor Director Performance and Gender Laboratory at UAQ)

The video will be public screened on Friday 24 May 2019 at the Galería Libertad , City of Querétaro, Qro., Mexico.


 World premiere new video work "Eyes in the Big City" - St.Petersburg - Museums Night 

World premiere new video work. Alright the SPAR screening program at the St. Petersburg , Russia Museum Night 2019 – May18th/19th May 2019 is over.

However every year St. Petersburg hosts the Museum Night — an event that engages over 90 local institutions and attracts thousands of visitors. For this edition of the Museum Night on May 18th-19th, SPAR presented a screening program featuring works by our former and upcoming artists-in-residence. At : 2,04 Gallery - Art Center Pushkinskaya-10, St. Petersburg

Two videos works of mine were screened „Night,Street,Lantern,Pharmacy“ based on the poem of the Russian Poet Alexsandr Blok and the world premiere for „Eyes in the Big City“ based on the poem of the German writer Kurt Tucholsky.

 

 


V ENAPE

V ENAPE (06-11.05.2019) 11 May 2019 , 18.00-21.00, 

Foro 330, Pachuca, Mexico 

Live performance Connected-Not Connected


The Lab Program - Instruction Presentation

In conjunction with my  one-month residency at The Lab Program I gave a presentation on Friday, May 3rd at 6:00pm. I talk about my artistic practice, the planned project and the motivations that bring me to Mexico City. Followed by a short live performance of Connected -Not Connected and a selection of videos works. Location : Calle Eje Central Lázaro Cárdenas #85 3rd floor ----->Building Gimansio Olimpia<------

More information :  https://www.thelabprogram.com/johannesgerard


ALC VideoArt Festival

Festival International de Video Arte , Alicante, Spain

14,15,16 May 2019 starting every day from 18.00 h

Centro Cultural Las Cigarreras

Calle San Carlos 78, 03013 Alicante, Spain

The Spanish Version of my work Night, Street, Lantern, Pharmacy will be screened on 15th of May 2019


The HIT Festival Norway’s first international festival of relief printing. 

Opening : Friday May 10th at 7 PM in Haugesund Billedgalleri -  Address: Erling Skjalgssonsgt. 4, 5523 Haugesund, Norway

The Exhibition will be open until August 4th 2019.

The three selected prints belong to a small linocut series called black Zen matter.The subjects are based on strong Far Eastern influences and thoughts which are a direct result of my living and working periodes in Taiwan, China and India.


News from Mexico City 

I started his one-month residency at The Lab Program: Art-Research & Mobility Network, thanks to a collabortation with art studio Frontera Garibaldi.

On Friday, May 3rd at 6:00pm I give to talk about my artistic practice and the motivations that bring me to Mexico City. The will be short live performance and a selection of videos works will be presented during the talk

The location is : Calle Eje Central Lázaro Cárdenas #85 3rd floor ----->Building Gimansio Olimpia<------

More information :  https://www.thelabprogram.com/johannesgerard


Broken Visions at « CosmiX II »

My video work "Broken Visions" with Kao Yu-I will be shown at

Xóm Bắc Cầu - Cultural Space, So 1, Alley 404 Bắc Cầu, Ngọc Thụy, Long Biên, Hà Nội, Vietnam, on April 26th 2019 ; from 6:30 pm to 10 pm.

CosmiX is getting back on the experimental for a second edition with a screening night of experimental short movies and artist videos. It´s for the first time that work of mine will been shown in Vietnam. Also it will be the premiere for Broken Visions.


ARé Performing Arts Festival -  Performance and Workshop Performance 

The first performance and workshop took place on Saturday 20th April 2019 at the ACCEA/ NPAK Armenian Center for Contemporary Experimental Art , Yerevan, Armenia. It focused on children with autism. The participating children had different grades of autism. First I performed a short Performance related to Connected – Not Connected for the children and the audience (parents,general audience). After finishing the performance and a short talk I conducted the workshop performance with the assistance of Hasmik Tangyan (pedagogue) and Evelina Garegin Hakobyan.(student Theater and Cinematograhic Institute). All children belong to“My Way“Educational-rehabilitation Daycare Center for Children and Teenagers with Autism in Yerevan.

On 23th of April 2019 I went to the SOS-Kinderdorf  in Kotayk near Yerevan  for to give the same performance and a workshop performance. Here I I had a mixed group of children between 13 to 17 years old.The well-known pianist Nare Korayan was assisting  me. The children have partly no parents nor family or come from families where parents are unable to rise their children. Also just like the previous workshop after each step I gave a ste expalation and the oppertunity for the children to give their opinion or ask questions. 

By the performance and workshop in the SOS- Kinderdorf at the end several children related the workshop to their experience and situations they encounter already in their young lifes. Furthermore boys and girls enjoyed to work together , because in most cases they do gender seperated activities


REVERSED

Performing „Connected - Not Connected“

on 8th of April 2019 at

REVERSED - Nu Nu Theatre

Performance Afternoon at White Theatre, Department of Theatre, Bristol University, Bristol, UK


"Videolands" at MOMus-Experimental Center for the Arts, Thessaloniki

MOMus,the Metropolitan Organisation of Museums of Visual Arts of Thessaloniki and the Experimental Center for the Arts collaborate with Video Art Miden, hosting a major tribute to contemporary video art with 130 works by renowned and emerging artists from all around the globe.

 

The exhibition will take place 5-25 of April 2019 at the Experimental Center for the Arts(Warehouse Β1, Thessaloniki Port).

Opening:Friday, 5 of April, 2019, 20:00 h.

 

The exhibition consists of curated thematic screening programs, initially presented in the recent edition of Miden last July in Kalamata, which focus to alternative morphological and conceptual styles and forms, expressing the basic trends of our time:

 

My work Night, Street, Lantern, Pharmacy is shown in the themic unit Fragments of a story,vDance This program investigate the video art “loans” from the performing arts and deal with the morphological transformations of narration, space, object and body movement in these categories of video creation Fragments of a story,vDance.

Curator of the exhibition at MOMus-Experimental Center for the Arts: Domna Gounari and Margarita Stavraki for Fragments of a story 


LA COLLEZIONE SINUOSA / THE SINUOUS COLLECTION

My video works IF IT´S SENSE YOU ARE AFTER  after and TWO LOVERS 

LA COLLEZIONE SINUOSA / THE SINUOUS COLLECTION

26/03 – 07/04.2019

OGA, (OSPIZIO GIOVANI ARTISTI)

Via Cernaia 15, Rome, Italy


III Bad Video Art Festival 

III Bad Video Art Festival will be held in Moscow 21-31 March 2019 at Zverev Center of Contemporary Art.

Novoryazanskaya Ulitsa, 29 строение 4, Moscow, Russia, 105066

 

Curators of the Bad Video Art Festival Natalia Monakhova and Andrey Slaschilin propose to study extreme forms of video art. According to the curators, videos shown at the festival are at the intersection of bad art, bad painting and bad cinema (B-movies, cult, camp, trash) but still have not been introduced as an independent category for profound studying. As the issues of quality and boundaries of art are of topical interest, it is necessary to single out certain video art works as bad videos or "B-videos". For the first time ever the conception of B-video will be presented to the public in the gallery in order to initiate a discussion and further studies.

 

My bad video "Dancing Pink" will be on screen 21st of March in the section "Fat" starting at 19.00 h


Postcard Salon

Postcard Salon

07 / 03 /  - 20 / 04 / 2019

Wed - Sat.: 12.00 - 18.00 h

JARVIS DOONEY Galerie -  Linienstr. 116, 10115 Berlin , Germany


HOPE IS MAYBE - The latest show of touring exhibition

Newest exhibition of the touring HOPE IS MAYBE exhibition 

 17.01.2019 - 20.02.2019 

Hochschule für Philosophie (foyer infront of the auditorium) 

Kaulbachstraße 31, 80539 Munich, Germany

 https://www.kunst-verorten.de/hope-is-maybe

 


Reflections - Montanha Pico Festival - PEDRARTE programm part 

Performance Part - 13.01.2019

Land Art Part

Montanha Pico Festival

MiratecArts Galeria Costa, Pico Island, Miratec Village, Azores, 03.01.19 – 29.01.19

opening time : free, 24 h

 

Reflections

Land Art Object and Performance

Part of the festival program "PEDRARTE" in January 2019 focus on  artiests who will create art works in the open air gallery. The work may include among others Land -Art, performance or sound

The first part of my project Reflections is a Land Art object which reflects in a metaphorical and symbolic way the island of Pico, the neigbouring island Faial, the dominat Pico vulcano and how the sea, the land, the rocks are connceted to each other. The second part project is a live performance which I will performe on Sunday 13th of January at 15.00 h. at the open air gallery

Material: stone, rope, iron, wood. -  Photos : Johannes Gerard / Goncalo Cruz