Stan Douglas

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Stan Douglas is a visual artist who lives and works in Vancouver and Los Angeles. His films, videos and photographs, which explore the effects of technical media on human consciousness and history, have been seen in exhibitions internationally, including three documentas (1992, 1997, 2002) and five Venice Biennales (1990, 2001, 2005, 2019 and 2022). A survey of his work, Stan Douglas: Mise en scène, toured Europe from 2013 until the end of 2015. From 2014 until 2017, his theatre-cinema hybrid Helen Lawrence was performed in Vancouver, Toronto, Munich, Antwerp, Edinburgh, Brooklyn and Los Angeles and in 2022 represented Canada at the 59th Venice Biennale. He received the International Centre for Photography’s Infinity Prize in 2012, the Hasselblad Award in 2016, the Audain Prize for Lifetime Achievement in 2019 and was named a Chevalier in France’s Order of Arts and Letters in 2020. Between 2004 and 2006 he was a professor at Universität der Künste Berlin, since 2009 he has been a core faculty member in the Graduate Art department of Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, where he is currently department Chair.

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