Geoffrey Farmer

Geoffrey Farmer

Geoffrey Farmer lives and works in Vancouver. He attended the San Francisco Institute of Art and the Emily Carr College of Art and Design. Farmer’s research-based projects result in multi-media installations that combine video, film, performance, drawing, sculpture, found objects and texts. Recent solo exhibitions include Mondegreen (with Jeremy Millar), Project Arts Centre, Dublin (2011); Bacon’s Not The Only Thing That Is Cured By Hanging From A String, Casey Kaplan, New York (2011); Let’s Turn The Water Black, REDCAT, Los Angeles (2011); God’s Dice, Walter Philips Gallery, Banff (2010); The Surgeon and the Photographer, Catriona Jeffries, Vancouver, (2010); The Vampire of Coyoacan, Museo Experimental El Eco, Mexico City (2010); Geoffrey Farmer, Witte de With, Rotterdam (2008); Geoffrey Farmer (2008), Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal; The Last Two Million Years (2007), The Drawing Room, London, Northern Gallery of Contemporary Art, Sunderland, and Spacex, Exeter (2007); Pale Fire Freedom Machine (2005), Power Plant Gallery, Toronto; and The Blacking Factory (2002), Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver. Farmer has a forthcoming major retrospective at the Vancouver Art Gallery in 2013. Recent group exhibitions include People Things Enter Exit, Catriona Jeffries (2011); Istanbul Biennial (2011); The Garden of Forking Paths, migros museum für gegenwartskunst, Zurich (2011); The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Art, San Francisco (2010); Nomads, National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa (2009); Sydney Biennial (2008); The World As A Stage (2007), Tate Modern, London, and ICA Boston (2008); Gasoline Rainbows (2007), Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver (2007); Classified Materials (2005), Vancouver Art Gallery; and Intertidal: Vancouver Art & Artists (2005), MuHKA, Antwerp. In 2011 Farmer participated in a residency at the Kadist Art Foundation, Paris. He was awarded the 2011 Hnatyshyn Foundation Visual Arts Awards for outstanding achievement by a Canadian artist, and in 2003, received the Shadbolt VIVA AWARD given to emerging visual artists in British Columbia.

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