Fonds - Rodney Graham fonds

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Rodney Graham fonds

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  • 1987-1997 (Creation)
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    Graham, Rodney, 1949-

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9 cm of textual records and other material

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Born in 1949 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Rodney Graham studied fine arts at the University of British Columbia from 1968 to 1971 and at Simon Fraser University from 1978 to 1979. Beginning with a series of solo shows in the late 1980s, he has exhibited widely in North America and Europe, including at Documenta IX, 1992, and in the Biennale of Venice, 1997, where he represented Canada. Graham has gained international recognition for his work in both video and photography and has shown at Dia Center for the Arts, New York, Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus, Kunsthalle Wein, Vienna, and Kunstverein Mnster, Munster and many others. His work is found in a number of public collections, including the National Gallery of Canada, the Art Gallery of Ontario, and the Vancouver Art Gallery. Using film, literary texts, musical scores and repeated photographic images, Grahams work is said to transcend the discourse of contemporary visual art, bringing other disciplines and time frames into its imaginative frame. Rodney Graham lives and works in Vancouver.

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Fonds consists of two series: Vexation Island series and other projects series.

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BCAUL control number: MHB-9

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