Carpenter Center Lecture: STAN DOUGLAS
February 17, 2011
Carpenter Center Lecture: An Evening with Stan Douglas
Artist Stan Douglas was born in 1960 and attended the Emily Carr University of Art and Design in Vancouver. His film and video installations, photography, and work in television address the history of literature, cinema and music, the technical and social aspects of mass media, and modernism in terms of its failures as a theoretical utopian concept and its manifestation in present day urbanism. Recent solo exhibitions include Kamloops Art Gallery, Canada; Mongin Art Center, Seoul; Württembergischer Kunstverein and Staatsgalerie, Stuttgart; Tonson Gallery, Bangkok; the Studio Museum in Harlem; Vienna Secession; Serpentine Gallery, London; Hamburger Bahnhof Museum für Gegenwart, Berlin; Kunsthalle Basel; and the Art Institute of Chicago. His work has been included in numerous group exhibitions, including the Biennale of Sydney (1990, 1996, and 2000), the Venice Biennale (1990, 2001, and 2005), documenta IX, X, and XI (1992, 1997, and 2002), Biennale d’Art Contemporain de Lyon (1995 and 1997), Carnegie International (1995), Whitney Biennial (1995), Berlin Biennale (1998), São Paulo Biennale (2002), Shanghai Biennale (2004), Samuel Beckett at Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris (2007), The Cinema Effect: Illusion, Reality, and the Moving Image at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden (2008) and Haunted: Contemporary Photography/Video/Performance at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum (2010). Douglas is the recipient of the Hnatyshyn Foundation Visual Arts Award, the Arnold Bode Prize the Bell Award in Video, and a grant from the Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst (DAAD). He is represented by David Zwirner, New York, and currently lives and works in Vancouver.