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John Gillies is a video artist and filmmaker known for integration of performance and his music into his work. His video work been shown at Art Basel Miami Beach, ACCA, ACMI, AGNSW, brut Wien, Espace Lyonaise, IMA Brisbane (3 solo exhibitions), MCA (Sydney), MoMA, Museo das Bellas Artes (Bilbao), Museo National Centro de Arte Reina Sophia, Museu de Arte Moderna da Bahia (solo), National Gallery of Australia, National Museum of Korea, NBK (Berlin), New Museum (NYC), PICA (solo), QAGOMA, Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery (6 solo exhibitions), Spiral Hall (Tokyo), Tate Modern, and Tramway (Glasgow).

His work has been presented at the Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane and London Film Festivals and broadcast on ABC and SBS television in Australia. He is also an influential teacher, creating the first courses in Video Art at the Tin Sheds, University of Sydney and the University of Technology, Sydney. Currently he teaches at the University of New South Wales, Sydney.


Public collections that hold his work include the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney; Fukuyama Museum of Art, Hiroshima; National Gallery of Australia; Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney and the Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane.


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