Stan Douglas

STAN DOUGLAS (b. 1960, Vancouver, CA) Since the late 1980s, Stan Douglas has created films and photographs—and more recently theatre productions and other multidisciplinary projects—that investigate the parameters of their medium. His ongoing inquiry into technology’s role in image-making, and how those mediations infiltrate and shape collective memory, has resulted in works that are at once specific in their historical and cultural references and broadly accessible.

The artist’s work was featured in the Venice Biennale in 1990, 2001, 2005, and 2019, and in documenta in 1992, 1997, and 2002. At the 58th Venice Biennale in 2019, Douglas debuted his video installation Doppelgänger and also presented a selection of photographs from his 2017 series Blackout. The artist has been selected to represent Canada at the 59th Venice Biennale in 2022.

Artist Events

What is nation?

iniva (Institute of International Visual Arts) in partnership with aabaakwad (it clears after a storm) raises the question of, ‘What is nation?’ with artists Sonia Boyce, Zineb Sedira, Stan Douglas and Yuki Kihara chaired by iniva artistic director Sepake Angiama.