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Rodney Graham

Portrait of Rodney Graham (1949-2022). Photo: Christopher Thomond, The Guardian
Portrait of Rodney Graham (1949-2022). Photo: Christopher Thomond, The Guardian.

Born in Abbotsford, British Columbia, in 1949.

Rodney Graham studied art history at the University of British Columbia and Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, where he still lives and works. Known mainly for his performances and conceptual films, he has elaborated a body of work that is intellectually rigorous and touches the entire field of artistic creativity, including music and writing. Graham has exhibited regularly in North America and Europe since the early 1980s. He has participated in the Sydney Biennial, Australia (2002), the Venice Biennial (1997)—where he represented Canada—and the Documenta IX, Kassel, Germany (1992). Several major exhibitions have been devoted to his practice, at institutions like the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal (2006-2007), the MAC Galeries Contemporaines des Musées de Marseille, the Whitechapel Art Gallery in London and the K21 in Düsseldorf, Germany (2002-2003), or the Kunsthalle in Vienna, Austria (1999). His most recent retrospective, entitled Through the Forest, was presented at the MACBA – Museu d’art contemporani de Barcelona, Spain, the Hamburger Kunsthalle, Germany, and the Museum für Gegenwartskunst in Basel, Switzerland. Graham is represented by 303 Gallery and Christine Burgin Gallery in New York, Donald Young Gallery in Chicago, Johnen Galerie in Berlin, Lisson Gallery in London, and Hauser & Wirth (London, New York, Zurich). [Source : VOX, 2012]