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

2016

ICA Boston, Boston, MA

2015

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

2014

Geoffrey Farmer, Casey Kaplan, New York, NY

Leaves of Grass, National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa

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

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

2013/2014

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

Geoffrey Farmer, Fondazione Morra Greco, Naples

2013

The Surgeon and the Photographer, Barbican Art Gallery, London

A Light in the Moon, Mercer Union, Toronto

2011

Mondegreen, with Jeremy Millar, Project Arts Centre, Dublin

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

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

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

New Year ’05, Western Bridge, Seattle, WA

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

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

2005

Pale Fire Freedom Machine, Power Plant Gallery, Toronto

2004

Catriona Jeffries Gallery, Vancouver

2002

The Blacking Factory, Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver

2001

Catriona Jeffries Catriona, Catriona Jeffries Gallery, Vancouver

2000

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

GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2016

The Grand Balcony, La Biennale de Montréal, Montréal

Surrogates, Griffin Art Projects, Vancouver

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

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

2015

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

Hall of Half Life,Steirischer Herbst, Graz

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, NY

2014

Below another sky, Aberdeen Art Gallery, Abderdeen

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

Never Look Back When Leaving, Casey Kaplan, NY

Unreal, Kamloops Art Gallery, Kamloops

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

Triennale der Kleinplastik, Kunstverein Fellbach, Fellbach

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

 

2012

ONE ON ONE, KW Institute For Contemporary Art, Berlin

dOCUMENTA (13), Kassel

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

Tools of Conviviality, Power Plant, Toronto

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

2011

People Things Enter Exit, Catriona Jeffries Gallery, Vancouver

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

Everything Must Go!, Casey Kaplan, New York, NY

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

The Garden of Forking Paths, Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Zürich

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

2010

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

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

Reflection: 15 YearsCasey Kaplan, New York, NY

New Year at Western Bridge, Western Bridge, Seattle, WA

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

Nuit Blanche 2009, Toronto

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

Loaded, Catriona Jeffries Gallery, Vancouver

Nomads, National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa

2008

The Human Arc, Tramway (T4), Glasgow

Brussels Biennial, Brussels

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

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

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, MA

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

2007

The World as a Stage, Tate Modern, London

Crack the Sky, The Biennale de Montréal 2007, Montréal

Gasoline Rainbows, Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver

Ice Trade, Chelsea Space, London

2006

274 East 1st, Catriona Jeffries, Vancouver

Make Believe, Art Gallery of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta

Dibujos, El Lavante, Rosario

2005

Mix with care, Catriona Jeffries Gallery, Vancouver

Classified Materials, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver

Set: Room 302, Artspeak, Vancouver

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

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

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

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

Seethe, Catriona Jeffries Gallery, Vancouver

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

Solo Exhibition Space, Toronto

Universal Pictures 3, Blackwood Gallery, Mississauga

Universal Pictures 3.1, Plug-In Gallery, Winnipeg

The Alien Project, Edmonton Art Gallery, Edmonton

2000

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

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

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

1998

Close Encounters, Ottawa Art Gallery, Ottawa

Fragile Electrons, National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa

Draaw, Stranger Draaw, Plug-In, Winnipeg

1997

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