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Feb 9, 2017, 6:30PM

PennDesign Fine Arts Lecture: Geoffrey Farmer

Geoffrey Farmer. The Last Two Million Years, 2007. Foamcore plinths, perspex frames and cutouts from selected pages of the history-book The Last Two Million Years. Installation dimensions variable. Photo: Catriona Jeffries Gallery.
About

Geoffrey Farmer

“Geoffrey Farmer. The Last Two Million Years, 2007. Foamcore plinths, perspex frames and cutouts from selected pages of the history-book The Last Two Million Years. Installation dimensions variable.rnPhoto: Catriona Jeffries Gallery.”

The Institute of Contemporary Art and the Department of Fine Arts at the University of Pennsylvania present a lecture by Geoffrey Farmer. Hear directly from Farmer about the processes, ideas, and obstacles that inform his work.

Geoffrey Farmer (b. 1967, Vancouver) lives and works in Vancouver. He is the official Canadian representative for the 57th Venice Biennale in 2017. 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); The Grass and the Banana go for a walk, Catriona Jeffries, Vancouver (2014); Cut nothing, cut parts, cut the whole, cut the order of time, Casey Kaplan, New York (2014); Let’s Make the Water Turn Black, Kunstverein in Hamburg, Germany (2014), Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Zurich, Switzerland (2013), and Nottingham Contemporary, UK (2013); Hybrid Naples: L’ordine delle idee deve procedure secondo l’ordine delle cose, Fondazione Morra Greco, Naples, Italy (2013); and The Surgeon and the Photographer, The Curve Gallery, Barbican, London, UK (2013). He has also had solo exhibitions at REDCAT, Los Angeles (2011); Walter Phillips Gallery, Banff (2010); Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal and Witte de With, Rotterdam (2008); The Drawing Room, London, UK (2007) and The Power Plant, Toronto (2005).

He is represented by Catriona Jeffries in Vancouver and Casey Kaplan in New York.