Born: New York, New York
Lives: Brooklyn, New York
Grady Gerbracht is an artist whose work focuses on the ordering systems of everyday life. Inspired by personal observations and life experiences; Gerbracht's projects employ art, architecture, sound and social dynamics to render these systems temporarily visible. He is Assistant Professor of Art at Stony Brook University, and with Anna Novakov co-edits publicpedagogy.org, an academic journal dedicated to critical dialogs about public art and social sculpture. His projects have been published and exhibited in the US, Canada, Brazil, Asia, and across Europe and the nordic countries. He has organized exhibitions such as Back and Forth, Global Priority, and Civic Performance that have traveled internationally. Ongoing research includes Sonic Architectures, a series of live events wherein the artist and collaborators perform the post-industrial built environment using only their bodies. Sound compositions derived from such performances combined with ambient site recordings are later re-inserted into the original context as installations for the Site & Sound series. Gerbracht and his collaborators were awarded a Danish Arts Council Grant for 2006-2007 and a grant from the Brazilian Ministry of Culture (Edital Conexao Artes Visuais Ministerio da Cultura/Funarte/Petrobras) for 2007-2008.