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Rodney Graham was born in Abbotsford, British Columbia, Canada in 1949. He graduated from the University of British Columbia in 1971 and lives and works in Vancouver. Solo exhibitions include the Museum of Contemporary Art, Barcelona; Kunstmuseum, Basel; Hamburger Kunsthalle; Jeu de Paume, Paris; Sprengel Museum, Hannover (where he was the recipient of the Kurt Schwitters Prize), and the BAWAG Foundation in Vienna, Austria. He has been included in recent group exhibitions at La Maison Rouge, Paris; Vancouver Art Gallery; Palais de Tokyo, Paris; and CCA Wattis Institute, San Francisco.


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2022       "Vacuuming the Gallery", Voorlinden Museum & Gardens, The Netherlands

2021       "Phonokinetoscope”, Garage Museum of Contemporary Art, Moscow

2017      “That’s Not Me”, Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, Ireland 

              “That’s Not Me”, Museum Voorlinden, Wassenaar, Netherlands

              "Lightboxes", Museum Frieder Burda, Baden-Baden, Germany

              "That's Not Me", Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art, New Castle, United Kingdom

2016      "You Should Be An Artist", Le Consortium, Dijon, France

2015      “Kitchen Magic Drawings”, Galerie Rudiger Schöttle, Munich, Germany

2014      “Artist in the Artist Bar (Prop Painting and Other Paintings)”, Charles H. Scott Gallery, Vancouver, Canada

2013      Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL

2012      Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, Canada

2011      “Rollenbilder – Rollenspile”, Museum der Moderne, Salzburg, Austria

2010      “Through the Forest”, Museu dʼArt Contemporani de Barcelona, Spain;

               Hamburger Kunsthalle, Hamburg; Museum fur Gegenwartskunst, Basel

              “Possible Abstraction”, Museu Picasso, Barcelona, Spain

2009      Galerie Nationale du Jeu de Paume, Paris, France

2008      "The Cinema Effect", The Hirshhorn Museum, Washington, DC

2007      Sprengel Museum, Hanover, Germany (Kurt Schwitters Prize)

              "Directions in Art, 1970 to Now", Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY

              "All About Laughter" Mori Art Museum, Tokyo

2005      "Rodney Graham: A Little Thought", Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, Canada

2004      “Rodney Graham: A Little Thought”, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Canada;

              the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA

2002      Kunsthalle Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland

               “010101: Art In Technological Times”, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA

1999      “Vexation Island”, Museum of Contemporary Art, Miami, FL




Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY

Tate London, London, UK

Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA

Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France

Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA

The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Israel

La Colleccion Jumex, Mexico, Mexico

Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, Canada

Musée d’Art Contemporain, Montréal, Canada

Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Canada