Based in Melbourne, James Geurts completed a Masters of Arts RMIT 2009 and Post Graduate research at GEMAK Institute, The Hague Netherlands 2011. Geurts' conceptually driven practice works across sculpture, site-action, drawing, installation, photography, video, public artworks and earth-scale projects. Through abstraction, fieldwork, site interventions and studio research, Geurts typically focuses on the way that cultural and natural forces intersect to shape not only landscape but perception itself. His site-actions include modifying analogue and digital methods to emulate conditions of the site. Recent projects explore the diversion of river agency, consider the impact of industry on geology, study the seismic, draw a line from the primordial to the technological, and investigate concepts of time.
Exhibitions, commissions, awards include: TarraWarra Biennial curated by Nina Miall 2021: The ACME Studio Residency in London, Australia Council of the Arts 2022: EON Project, conceptual land-artwork, Kevin Taylor Legacy Recipient, T.C.L. 2021: Awardee of The McClelland National Small Sculpture Awards 2020, Time Zero International Dateline; Habitat of Time, Arts Catalyst London 2020: Floodplain National Gallery of Victoria curated by Simon Maidment, including Floodplain book published by Perimeter Books, essay by Annika Kristensen, Senior Curator ACCA, 2018: Seismic Field, GAGPROJECTS Adelaide 2018: Water Gate Kuandu Museum of Fine Arts, Taiwan 2017: Georges Mora Fellowship 2017. International Institutions include: White Cube, London; Gemak, The Hague; Centre for Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv Israel; Kuandu Museum of Fine Art, Taipei; La Chambre Blanche, Quebec.