Ron Terada

Ron Terada’s (b. 1969, Vancouver; lives/works: Vancouver) wide-ranging practice includes painting, signage, photography, printed matter, music and interventions. Expanding on propositions of pop and conceptual art, his work interrogates the sign systems of art and everyday life to evoke narratives on aspiration and failure in an accomplishment-oriented society. Terada’s work not only operates in a field of consumption and circulation specific to the art world, but also within a broader, yet complex, social and political field.

Terada's significant solo exhibitions include the Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto (2018); Catriona Jeffries, Vancouver (2017); Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago (2011); Hayward Gallery Project Space, London, UK; Walter Phillips Gallery, Banff, Canada; Ikon Gallery, Birmingham, UK (2010); and Ikon Eastside, Birmingham (2006). Recent group exhibitions include Vancouver Art Gallery (2017); Kunsthalle Wien (2016); Museum of Contemporary Art, Detroit (2013); 4th Guangzhou Triennial (2012); CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts, San Francisco (2012); and Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art (2010, 2009). He is the recipient of the 2006 Victor Martyn Lynch-Staunton Award, Visual Art, presented by the Canada Council for the Arts, and the 2004 VIVA Award, presented by the Jack and Doris Shadbolt Foundation for the Visual Arts, Vancouver.