Graduate Fine Arts

Geoffrey Farmer

Thursday, February 9, 2017 6:30pm
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Institute of Contemporary Art
118 South 36th Street, Philadelphia

Geoffrey Farmer (b. 1967, Vancouver) lives and works in Vancouver. He is the official Canadian representative for the 57th Venice Biennale in 2017. Recent solo exhibitions include The Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston (2016); How Do I Fit This Ghost in My Mouth, Vancouver Art Gallery (2015); Every day needs an urgent whistle blown into it, Art Gallery of Ontario (2014); The Grass and the Banana go for a walk, Catriona Jeffries, Vancouver (2014); Cut nothing, cut parts, cut the whole, cut the order of time, Casey Kaplan, New York (2014); Let’s Make the Water Turn Black, Kunstverein in Hamburg, Germany (2014), Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Zurich, Switzerland (2013), and Nottingham Contemporary, UK (2013); Hybrid Naples: L’ordine delle idee deve procedure secondo l’ordine delle cose, Fondazione Morra Greco, Naples, Italy (2013); and The Surgeon and the Photographer, The Curve Gallery, Barbican, London, UK (2013). He has also had solo exhibitions at REDCAT, Los Angeles (2011); Walter Phillips Gallery, Banff (2010); Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal and Witte de With, Rotterdam (2008); The Drawing Room, London, UK (2007) and The Power Plant, Toronto (2005).


Recent group exhibitions include Objects Do Things, Centre for Contemporary Art, Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw, Poland (2016); A Brief History of the Future, The Louvre, Paris (2015); Luminato Festival, Toronto (2015); Steirischer Herbst Festival of New Art, Graz, Austria (2015); Shine a Light, National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa (2014); Puppet Show, Eastside Projects, Birmingham, UK (2013); Triennale der Kleinplastik, Stadt Fellbach – Kulturamt, Germany (2013); dOCUMENTA (13), Kassel, Germany (2012); Stage Presence, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (2012); The Garden of Forking Paths, Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Zurich (2011); 12th Istanbul Biennial (2011); Huckleberry Finn, CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Art, San Francisco (2010); Le chant de la carpe, Parc Saint Léger, Centre d’art contemporain, Pougues-les-Eaux, France (2009); Nomads, National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa (2009); 16th Biennale of Sydney (2008); and The World as a Stage, Tate Modern, London, UK (2007).

He is represented by Catriona Jeffries in Vancouver and Casey Kaplan in New York.