GEOFFREY FARMER

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    Geoffrey Farmer

    Exhibition view,How Do I Fit This Ghost in My Mouth?, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, Canada, 2015

    Photo: Rachel Topham

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Born: 1967, Vancouver, British Columbia
Lives and works in Vancouver, British Columbia

EDUCATION
1992

Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design, Vancouver, British Columbia

1990-1991

San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, California

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2017

Canadian Pavilion, Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy

2016

ICA Boston, Boston, MA

2015

How Do I Fit This Ghost In My Mouth?, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, British Columbia

2014

Geoffrey Farmer, Casey Kaplan, New York

Leaves of Grass, National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa

Every day needs an urgent whistle blown into it, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Ontario

The Grass and the Banana go for a walk, Catriona Jeffries Gallery, Vancouver, British Columbia

2013/2014

Let’s Make the Water Turn Black, Migros Museum, Zurich, Switzerland; Nottingham Contemporary, Nottingham, England; Kunstverein Hamburg, Hamburg; Pérez Art Museum Miami, Miami, Florida*

Geoffrey Farmer, Fondazione Morra Greco, Naples

2013

The Surgeon and the Photographer, Barbican Art Gallery, London

A Light in the Moon, Mercer Union, Toronto, Ontario

2011

Project Arts Centre, Dublin (with Jeremy Millar)

Let’s Make the Water Turn Black,  Roy and Edna Disney/CalArts Theater, Los Angeles, California

Bacon’s Not The Only Thing That Is Cured By Hanging From A String,  Casey Kaplan, New York, NY

2010

God’s Dice, Walter Phillips Gallery, The Banff Centre, Banff, Alberta

El Vampiro De Coyoacán y sus Veinte Achichintles, curated by Tobais Ostrander Museo, Experimental El Eco, Mexico City

The Surgeon and the Photographer, Catriona Jeffries Gallery, Vancouver, British Columbia

New Year ’05, Western Bridge, Seattle, Washington

2008

Geoffrey Farmer, curated by Nicolaus Schafhausen and Zoë Gray Witte de With, Rotterdam

Geoffrey Farmer, curated by Pierre Landry, Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal, Montréal, Quebec

2007

The Last Two Million Years, Spacex, Exeter

The Last Two Million Years, The Drawing Room, London

2006

Airliner Open Studio, Catriona Jeffries Gallery, Vancouver, British Columbia

2005

Pale Fire Freedom Machine, Power Plant Gallery, Toronto, Ontario

2004

Catriona Jeffries Gallery, Vancouver, British Columbia

2002

The Blacking Factory, Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver, British Columbia

2001

Catriona Jeffries Catriona, Catriona Jeffries Gallery, Vancouver, British Columbia

2000

Hunchback Kit, curated by Matthew Teitelbaum, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Ontario

GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2016

 

Surrogates, Griffin Art Projects, Vancouver, British Columbia

Objects Do Things, Centre for Contemporary Art, Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw, Poland

MashUP: The Birth of Modern Culture, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, British Columbia

2015

If You Leave Me Can I Come Too?, Hunter College East Harlem Gallery, New York, NY

Hall of Half Life,Steirischer Herbst, Graz, Austria

A Brief History of Future, Louvre, Paris

Coal for Wine, Virginia Commonwealth University’s Painting & Printmaking Department, Richmond, VA

Coal for Wine, Brennan & Griffin, New York

2014

Below another sky, Aberdeen Art Gallery, Abderdeen

Shine A Light: Canadian Biennial 2014, National Gallery of Canada, Ontario

Never Look Back When Leaving, Casey Kaplan, NY

Unreal, Kamloops Art Gallery, British Columbia

Cindy Sherman meets Dzunuk’wa: From the Michael and Inna O’Brian Collection, PHG Satellite, Vancouver

2013

Works on paper, i8, Reykjavík,

Puppet Show, Eastside Projects, Birmingham

De belles sculptures contemporaines, Frac des Pays de la Loire Fonds Régional d’Art Contemporain, Carquefou

A Postcard from Victoria, Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, Victoria, British Columbia

Triennale der Kleinplastik, Fellbach

The Intellection of Lady Spider House, Alberta Art Gallery, Edmonton, Alberta

 

2012

ONE ON ONE, KW Institute For Contemporary Art, Berlin

dOCUMENTA (13), Kassel

Stage Presence, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, California

Tools of Conviviality, Power Plant, Toronto, Ontario

No. 17, Casey Kaplan, NY

Children’s Films, Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver; International Project Space, Birmingham

2012/2011

Beyond, curated by Adam Budak, Kumu Art Museum, Tallinn

An Autobiography of Our Collection, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, British Columbia

2011

People Things Enter Exit: Guy de Cointet, Geoffrey Farmer, Janice Kerbel, Daria Martin, Judy Radul, Ulla von Brandenburg, Catriona Jeffries, Catriona Jeffries Gallery, Vancouver, British Columbia

We Will Live, We Will See, curated by Pavel S. Py´s, Zabludowicz Collection Curatorial Open 2011, London

Untitled (12th Istanbul Biennial), curated by Jens Hoffmann and Adriano Pedrosa, Istanbul

Mondegreen, Project Arts Centre

Everything Must Go!, Casey Kaplan, New York

Déjà – The Collection on display, Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal, Quebec

The Garden of Forking Paths, Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Zurich

101 Collection: Route 2 Undisclosed Destination, CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts, San Francisco, California

2010

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Art, curated by Jens Hoffmann, San Francisco, California

Sculpture as Time: Major Works, Recent Acquisitions, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Ontatrio

Reflection: 15 YearsCasey Kaplan, New York

New Year at Western Bridge, Western Bridge, Seattle, Washington

Conversation Pieces: A Chamber Play – Act III, Climax, curated by Jens Hoffmann, Johnen Galerie, Berlin

2009

Vuelo Fuera de Tiempo / Flight Out of Time, Museo de la Ciudad de Mexico, Mexico City

Every Letter in the Alphabet, part of a larger project titled  Mapping and Marking Vancouver 2010, sponsored by the City of Vancouver, Vancouver, British Columbia

Nuit Blanche 2009, Toronto, Ontario

Le chant de la carpe, Parc St Leger – Center for Contemporary Art, Pougues-les-Eaux

Loaded, Catriona Jeffries Gallery, Vancouver, British Columbia

Nomads, National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario

2008

The Human Arc, Tramway (T4), Glasgow

Brussels Biennial, Brussels, Belgium

Caught in the Act. Viewer as Performer, National Gallery, Ottawa, Ontario

Don’t Come In, Be Merciful, Johnen + Schöttle, Cologne

pleinairism, i8, Reykjavik

I Am Never At Home, Johnen Galerie, Berlin

Revolutions – Forms That Turn, Sydney Biennale, Sydney

Storytellers, Justine M. Barnike Gallery, Toronto, Ontario

Master Humphrey’s Clock, Het Gebouw, by de Appel’s Curatorial Programme, Leidsche Rijn, Utrecht

The World as a Stage, ICA Boston, curated by Jessica Morgan and Catherine Wood, Boston, Massachusetts

Encounters: Art as Experience, National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario

2007

The World as a Stage, Tate Modern, London

Crack the Sky, The Biennale de Montréal 2007, Montréal, Quebec

Gasoline Rainbows, Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver, British Columbia

Ice Trade, Chelsea Space, London

2006

274 East 1st, Catriona Jeffries, Vancouver, British Columbia

Make Believe, Art Gallery of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta

Dibujos, El Lavante, Rosario

2005

Mix with care, Catriona Jeffries Gallery, Vancouver, British Columbia

Classified Materials, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, British Columbia

Set: Room 302, Artspeak, Vancouver, British Columbia

Intertidal /Art in Vancouver Now, Museum Van Hedendaagse Kunst Antwerpen, Antwerp

2004

A Few of My Favourite Things: On Collecting Series, University of Lethbridge Main Gallery, University of Lethbridge, Centre for the Arts, Lethbridge, Alberta

I’ve Done This For You, Charles H. Scott Gallery, Vancouver, British Columbia

2003

Hammertown, curated by Reid Shier, Bluecoat Gallery, Liverpool

Beachcombers, curated by Katherine Stout, Mead Art Gallery, University of Warwick, Coventry

I Sell Security, Catriona Jeffries Gallery, Vancouver, British Columbia

MosaiCanada: Sign and Sound, co-organized by The Power Plant Gallery, Seoul, Museum of Art, and the Canadian Embassy in Korea, Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul, 9 September – 5 October, 2003

Seethe, Catriona Jeffries Gallery, Vancouver, British Columbia

2002

Beachcombers, curated by Katherine Stout, Gasworks, London; Middlesbrough Art Gallery, Middlesbrough

Officina America, curated by Renato Barilli, Villa delle Rose, Bologna

Hammertown, curated by Reid Shier, Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh

2001

Promises, curated by Christina Ritchie, Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver, British Columbia

Solo Exhibition Space, Toronto, Ontario

Universal Pictures 3, Blackwood Gallery, Mississauga, Ontario

Universal Pictures 3.1, Plug-In Gallery, Winnipeg, Manitoba

The Alien Project, Edmonton Art Gallery, Edmonton, Alberta

2000

Message by Eviction: New Art from Vancouver, curated by Ron Moppett, Illingworth Kerr Gallery, Calgary, Alberta

Self-Conscious, curated by Kyla Mallett and Melanie O’Brian, Catriona Jeffries Gallery, Vancouver, British Columbia

Konstakuten Gallery, Stockholm

1999

Universal Pictures, curated by Kitty Scott, Melbourne International Biennial, Melbourne

Universal Pictures II, curated by Kitty Scott, Monte Clark Gallery, Vancouver, British Columbia

1998

Close Encounters, Ottawa Art Gallery, Ottawa, Ontario

Fragile Electrons, National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario

Draaw, Stranger Draaw, Plug-In, Winnipeg, Manitoba

1997

6 : New Vancouver Modern, curated by Scott Watson, Morris and Helen Belkin Gallery, Vancouver, British Columbia