Geoffrey Farmer

Geoffrey Farmer (b. 1967, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada) lives and works in Vancouver. In 2017, he presented A way out of the mirror at the Canada Pavilion for the 57th Venice Biennale, as the official representative of Canada. Recent solo exhibitions include The Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston (2016); How Do I Fit This Ghost in My Mouth, Vancouver Art Gallery (2015); Every day needs an urgent whistle blown into it, Art Gallery of Ontario (2014); Let’s Make the Water Turn Black, Pérez Art Museum, Miami, and Kunstverein in Hamburg (2014), and Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Zurich, and Nottingham Contemporary (2013); The Grass and the Banana go for a walk, Catriona Jeffries, Vancouver (2014); Hybrid Naples: L’ordine delle idee deve procedere secondo l’ordine delle cose, Fondazione Morra Greco, Naples, Italy (2013); and The Surgeon and the Photographer, Barbican, London, UK (2013). He has also held solo exhibitions at REDCAT, Los Angeles (2011); Walter Phillips Gallery, Banff (2010); Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal and Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art, Rotterdam (2008); The Drawing Room, London, UK (2007) and The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery, Toronto (2005).

Recent group exhibitions include Canadian and Indigenous Art: 1968 to Present, National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa (2017); Le Grand Balcon, La Biennale de Montréal (2016); Objects do things, Centre for Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw, Poland (2016); A Brief History of the Future, The Louvre, Paris (2015); Luminato Festival, Toronto (2015); Steirischer Herbst Festival of New Art, Graz, Austria (2015); Shine a Light, National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa (2014); Puppet Show, Eastside Projects, Birmingham, UK (2013); Triennale der Kleinplastik, Stadt Fellbach – Kulturamt, Fellbach, Germany (2013); dOCUMENTA (13), Kassel (2012); Stage Presence, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco (2012); The Garden of Forking Paths, Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Zurich (2011); and the 12th Istanbul Biennial (2011).