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Jeff Gompertz

Jeff Gompertz (USA) combines new technologies with traditional tools of production to create theatrical installations with a minimalist bent.

Jeff Gompertz (USA) combines new technologies with traditional tools of production to create theatrical installations with a minimalist bent. An attention to situational architectures and architectural situations, a fascination with hyper-reality theoretics, these play an ongoing role in his work, reflected in the group name Fakeshop, which he formed as a collective in 1997. The pieces often address contemporary themes and social issues in response to the site of installation, incorporating live video, hidden cameras, web broadcasting, and performance elements. A core member of Hell.com, he participated in numerous experimental internet broadcasts and webcast performances in the early days of the net art movement including Radioqualia, Public Netbase, Xchange network, Candyfactory, etc. His work has been exhibited internationally, including: The Whitney Biennial - USA, Ars Electronica - Austria, ARCO - Spain, and Japan Foundation ­ Japan. Recent exhibitions include: The requested URL is not available in your country, Contemporary Art Center, Beijing (2008); Artbase, Beijing (2007); Floor Sample, 798 Arts festival Beijing (2007). Other exhibitions include those presented at ARCO International Art Fair, Madrid (2005), Cooper Hewitt Museum, NYC (2003), Franklin Furnace, NYC (2002), Whitney Museum, NYC (2000), Eyebeam, NYC (2000), and Ars Electronica, Austria (1999).

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