Robert Gero’s work – both built and written – is grounded in the practical and theoretical intersection of art practice, philosophy and socio-environmental systems.
He hold’s an M.F.A. in sculpture and an M.A. in philosophy/aesthetics from California State University, Los Angeles, and a Ph.D. in philosophy of art/ art theory from the New School for Social Research in New York.
He has exhibited nationally and internationally, selected exhibitions include the 45th Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy, Artist Space, New York, Holly Solomon Gallery, New York, Tom Solomon’s Gallery, Los Angeles, Frederieke Taylor Gallery, NY, Makor Gallery, New York, UICA, Grand Rapids, Lab Gallery, New York, Santa Monica Museum of Art, Santa Monica CA. He has recently been awarded an Art Matters grant, NY (2011).
In addition to his studio work he writes about art and curates. He is the curator of the “Killing Time” exhibition currently showing at the Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum in St. Louis, this follows an exhibition he curated at the Kemper Museum titled Performativity and Performance in Contemporary Art (2011-2012). He also curated Freewaves, the work of Jennifer Steinkamp at The Santa Monica Museum of Art CA, among numerous other exhibitions. He is currently teaching at Washington University in St. Louis.