Stan Douglas: Stan Douglas

Photographic portrait of Stan Douglas
Wednesday, February 22, 2017 - 7:00pm to 9:30pm

Join Canadian artist-photographer Stan Douglas for a thought-provoking lecture. Internationally acclaimed, Douglas’s engaging work explores social histories played out through a complex, cinematic televisual language.


About Stan Douglas

Stan Douglas was born in 1960 in Vancouver, where he continues to live and work.

His interest in the social implementation of western ideas of progress, particularly utopian philosophies, is located in their often divisive political and economic effects. His interrogation of the structural possibilities of film and video, in concert with intricately developed narratives, has resulted in a number of groundbreaking contemporary art works.

In 2013, a major survey of his recent work, Stan Douglas: Photographs 2008–2013, was presented at Carré d’Art — Musée d’art contemporain in Nîmes, France. It traveled as Stan Douglas: Mise en scène through 2015 to Haus der Kunst, Munich, followed by Nikolaj Kunsthal, Copenhagen and Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin.

In 2014, Douglas created Helen Lawrence, a multimedia theatre work that merges theatre, visual art, live-action filming, and computer-generated imagery. Since its inaugural presentation at the Arts Club Theatre Company, Vancouver in March 2014, Helen Lawrence has been hosted by the Münchner Kammerspiele, Munich; Edinburgh International Festival; Canadian Stage, Toronto; Brooklyn Academy of Music, New York; and deSingel, Antwerp.

Most recently, Douglas received the 2016 Hasselblad Foundation International Award in Photography. He is a recipient of other notable awards, including the third annual Scotiabank Photography Award (2013) and the Infinity Award from the International Center of Photography, New York (2012).

Over the past decade, Douglas’s work has been the subject of solo exhibitions at prominent institutions worldwide, including the The Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh (2014); Centre culturel canadien, Paris (2013); Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minnesota (2012); The Power Plant, Toronto (2011); Staatsgalerie Stuttgart and Württembergischer Kunstverein, Stuttgart (2007); The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York (2005); kestnergesellschaft, Hanover (2004); and the Serpentine Gallery, London (2002).

Presented by the President's Speaker Series.

Artist's statement used with permission by Reid Shier.
From: Vancouver, B.C., Canada. Contemporary Art Gallery, Stan Douglas: Every Building on 100 West Hastings, 2002

Photo by Michael Courtney

Venue & Address: 
100 McCaul Street - Auditorium - Room 190
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2 Rooms Residency building
Thursday, January 19, 2017 - 6:00pm to Saturday, January 28, 2017 - 5:00pm


January 19-28, 2017
Open Wednesday to Saturday, 12:00pm – 5:00pm.

OPENING RECEPTION: Thursday, January 19, 6:00pm 9:00pm

2 Rooms Contemporary Art Projects and the IAMD Graduate Program are pleased to present:

2 ROOMS REVISITED - an exhibition of artworks created by OCAD University faculty and graduate students from the Interdisciplinary Master's in Art, Media and Design program during their stay at 2 Rooms Artist Residency in Duntara, Newfoundland. Artists: Catherine Beaudette, Claire Brunet, Susan Campbell, Vanessa Jackson, Rae Johnson, Colette Laliberté, Annette Mangaard, Diane Pugen, Katrina Tompkins                          

2 Rooms Artist Residency is an opportunity for professional visual artists and writers to pursue their creative work in the rich natural and cultural environment of east coast Newfoundland. 2 Rooms Artist Residency is a space for multi-layered cultural exchange between artists, craftsmen, writers, and fishermen.

2 Rooms Contemporary Art Projects is a non-profit platform for temporary on-site installation projects, exhibitions, events, and residencies, and an on-going museum of material culture in Bog Lane, Duntara,  Bonavista Bay, Newfoundland. 

2 Rooms gratefully acknowledges the generosity of donors to the 2014 Kickstarter Fundraising Campaign


Catherine Beaudette
Director, 2 Rooms Contemporary Art Projects

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Venue & Address: 
Graduate Gallery, ground floor, 205 Richmond Street W
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The Faculty of Art presents: LandMarks 2017: Artist talk with Tania Willard, Cheryl L’Hirondelle and Camille Turner

Tuesday, September 20, 2016 - 7:00pm

LandMarks 2017:  Artist talk with Tania Willard, Cheryl L’Hirondelle and Camille Turner
3:00 - 5:00 pm
Room 516, 113 McCaul OCAD/Annex

LandMarks 2017 Reception:
5:00 - 6:00 pm
Room 187 Lambert Lounge,
100 McCaul st.
(Catered by Tea-N-Bannock, First Nations cuisine)

What is LandMarks2017?
Across Canada in 2017, LandMarks2017 is a national art project that ignites a conversation about Canada at 150 through art. Five curators will inspire and lead art students, established artists and local communities in the creation of collaborative works of art.

One of the LandMarks 2017 team of curator Tania Willard working in concert with artists Cheryl L’Hirondelle and Camille Turner will present their work amidst the broader themes of LandMarks 2017


Venue & Address: 
Room 516, 113 McCaul OCAD/Annex
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