Geoffrey Farmer

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

    Photo: Rachel Topham


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


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


San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, California


Canadian Pavilion, Venice Biennale, Venice


ICA Boston, Boston, MA


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


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


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


The Surgeon and the Photographer, Barbican Art Gallery, London

A Light in the Moon, Mercer Union, Toronto


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


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


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


The Last Two Million Years, Spacex, Exeter

The Last Two Million Years, The Drawing Room, London


Airliner Open Studio, Catriona Jeffries Gallery, Vancouver


Pale Fire Freedom Machine, Power Plant Gallery, Toronto


Catriona Jeffries Gallery, Vancouver


The Blacking Factory, Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver


Catriona Jeffries Catriona, Catriona Jeffries Gallery, Vancouver


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


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


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


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


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



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


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

An Autobiography of Our Collection, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver


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


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


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


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


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


274 East 1st, Catriona Jeffries, Vancouver

Make Believe, Art Gallery of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta

Dibujos, El Lavante, Rosario


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


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


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


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


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


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


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

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


Close Encounters, Ottawa Art Gallery, Ottawa

Fragile Electrons, National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa

Draaw, Stranger Draaw, Plug-In, Winnipeg


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