← Back to

Stan Douglas

Mon, Jan 6, 2014


Stan Douglas
Photo: Michael Courtney

Due to extreme weather and related travel complications, MCA Talk: Stan Douglas has been cancelled.

We are working to reschedule the event, and will update this page with more information. We apologize for any inconvenience, ticket holders can contact the MCA Box Office for a refund: 312.397.4010


Stan Douglas, whose 1986 film installation Overture is currently on display in The Way of the Shovel, discusses the trajectory of his work over the past 25 years. The Canadian artist’s films, photographs, and installations—notable for their breadth and complexity—illuminate deep political and social concerns.

About the artist

Stan Douglas is a visual artist who lives and works in Vancouver. Since 1990 his films, videos, and photographs have been seen in exhibitions internationally, including Documentas IX, X, and XI (1992, 1997, 2002) and three Venice Biennales (1990, 2001, 2005). Solo exhibitions of his work have been have been presented by prominent museums in Europe and North America and a comprehensive survey, Past Imperfect: Works 1986­–2007, was mounted by the Württembergischer Kunstverein, Stuttgart, and the Staatsgalerie Stuttgart in the fall of 2007. In 1986 he organized a touring exhibition of Samuel Beckett’s media works for the Vancouver Art Gallery, Samuel Beckett: Teleplays, and in 2006 courted Beyond Cinema: Art of Projection for the Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin. An exhibition of work since 2008 opened at the Carré d’art at Nîmes in October 2013 and will tour Europe thru 2015. Between 2004 and 2006 he was a professor at the Universität der Künste Berlin and is currently Core Faculty in the Graduate Department of the Art Center College of Design in California.


This program is made possible by the Kristina Barr Lectures, which were established through a generous gift by The Barr Fund to the Chicago Contemporary Campaign. Additional support is provided by Emerge, a donor affinity group that supports the education, exhibition, and acquisition programs of the MCA.