Anthony Gross (great nephew A-Z maps. Grandson of Anthony Gross RA 1905-1984) studied architecture with Peter Cook (1990) and worked with Renzo Piano before a long career of digital art and video. After Goldsmiths Art College (2001), Gross set up curatorial projects including collaborations with curator and writer Paul O’Neill; and the partnership temporarycontemporary, with artist Jen Wu. This produced many group shows of the London art scene including at the V&A, Tate, Shanghai Moganshan and Beijing 798. It culminated with Event Horizon, a three month performative experience at The Royal Academy (2009) including new commissions by Tai Shani, Lindsay Seers, Mark Titchner, Marc Camille Chaimowicz and Spartacus Chetwynd.
Gross’ thinking in experimental curatorial-, economic-, and social models, Artist Urban Action, led to the creation of long-duration Artist Infrastructures: The Old Police Station, Artist Village and Enclave, London (2009>ongoing) – self-sufficient incubators for artist project spaces and entropic social action.
From 2009 to 2012 Gross produced 3 digital cinema works concerning The Analogue in the dawn of a Non-Linear, Digital Age. Routed in psychogeography, they used the retro leitmotif of an investigating Detective (Columbo Eats Columbo (2009), Kane’s Revolutions (2010). The third film, The Shrinking City (2012), was shown at MOCADetroit and Le Centre Pompidou, Paris. 4 years of Detroit research and engagement resulted in the futurist project The Last Road Trip on Earth (.com), (2017), with an on-going public sculpture, Detroit Epitaph, and multi-media science fiction novella. In 2019 Gross moved to France and began La Station Satellite (.com) near Marseille with therapist Fran Green. It combines Artist Urban Action with Artist Infrastructures into a new form: Art+Ecologie. The mid-century-modern telecoms station is transformed by sculptural intervention and eco-technology into a utopian Future Art Eco Retreat. Gross lives there with his family, researching digital imaging and sculpting a permanent land art experience.