Born 1949 in Abbotsford, British Columbia, Canada.

Lives and works in Vancouver.


1968–1971 Art History, University of British Columbia, Vancouver


2004 Gershon Iskowitz Prize, Gershon Iskowitz Foundation, Canada
2001 DAAD Scholarship, Germany

Solo Exhibitions (selection)

2017 Rodney Graham, Museum Frieder Burda, Baden-Baden
That's not me, BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead
2016 You should be an artist, Le Consortium, Dijon
2015 Rodney Graham, Sammlung Goetz, Munich
2013 Rodney Graham: Torqued Chandelier Release, Art Institute, Chicago, IL
2012 Rodney Graham-Canadian Humourist, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver
2010 Through the Forest, Hamburger Kunsthalle, Hamburg and Kunstmuseum, Basel and MACBA, Barcelona
2008 A Glass of Beer, CAC Centro de Arte Contemporaneo, Malaga
2007 Lobbing Potatoes at a Gong, 1969, BAWAG Foundation, Vienna
2006 How I became a Ramblin' Man, Kurt Schwitters-Preis der Niedersächsischen Sparkassenstiftung, Sprengel Museum, Hannover
2004–2005 Rodney Graham: A Little Thought, MOCA Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA
2004 Rodney Graham: Filme, Witze und Wiederholung, Hochschule für Bildende Künste, Dresden
2003 Rodney Graham: Millennial Time Machine, Morris & Helen Belkin Art Gallery, University of British Columbia, Vancouver
2000 ...the nearest faraway place..., Dia Center for the Art, New York, NY

Group Exhibitions (selection)

2006 Whitney Biennial, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
1997 47th Venice Biennale
1992 documenta IX, Kassel

Both as an artist and a musician – he was part of Vancouver post-punk scene – Rodney Graham has created a varied body of work since the late 1970s. Using different media such as photography, film, music, performance and painting, the artist interconnects reality and fiction by exploring everyday life and intellectual history. His works present narratives reflecting on visual arts, literature, as well as historical and cultural events.