Robert Gero’s work – both built and written - is grounded in the practical and theoretical intersection of art practice, philosophy and social-architectural systems.
He holds 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 (with concentrations on philosophy of art/ and art theory) from the New School for Social Research in New York.
He has exhibited nationally and internationally, selected exhibitions include The Museum of Arts and Design, Out of Hand; Materializing the Postdigital, New York, NY, the 45th Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy, Artist Space, New York, Holly Solomon Gallery, New York, Tom Solomon’s Gallery, Los Angeles, Dorsky Gallery, New York, Pablo’s Birthday Gallery, New York Favorite Goods Gallery, Los Angeles, Frederieke Taylor Gallery, New York, 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 Doing and Undergoing a large-scale exhibition at Teachers College, Columbia University, 16 October – 15 December 2013, “Brought into Being: Performativity and Formative Performance” exhibition at the Amelie A. Wallace Gallery, New York (2013).
This follows two exhibitions he curated at the Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum in Saint Louis titled “Killing Time” (2012). and 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 SUNY College at Old Westbury in New York.