Douglas Coupland

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Curriculum Vitae

  • Villa Stuck, Muenchen Douglas Coupland. Bit Rot - 29. September 2016 – 8. Januar 2017
  • Douglas Coupland at Museum Villa Stuck, Munich, 2016
  • Douglas Coupland at Museum Villa Stuck, Munich, 2016
  • Kimono Target: Edo, 2016
  • Kimono Target: Kyoto, 2016
  • Corbusier Target 10, 2016
  • Kimono Triad: That Week Before School Begins (209/210) & The Harvest (211/212), 2016
  • Kimono Tetrad: Autumn (206/207), 2016
  • La Polychromie Architecturale 1 & 2, 2016
  • She Always Had to be Right, 2014
  • War Boy, 2014
  • Taxi Girl, 2014
  • Modern Still Life with Laptop and Energy Efficient Light Bulb, 2013
  • Cuban Holiday, 2014
  • Yellow Space Capsule, 2014
  • Poseidon Adventure, 2013
  • Poseidon Adventure, 2013 (detail)
  • Tsunami Chest, 2013
  • Towers, 2014
  • The Ice Storm, 2014
  • Installation of Douglas Coupland at Art Berlin Contemporary, 2014
  • Installation of Douglas Coupland at Art Berlin Contemporary, 2014
  • Magic Hour, 2015
  • Red Boogeyman, 2013
  • Medium MIrror No. 2, 2013
  • Forsaken, 2013
  • Modern Still Life with Laptop and Energy Efficient Light Bulb, 2013
  • Better Living Through Windows, 2013
  • Billboard, 2013
  • Aids, 2013
  • The Most Boring Thing on Earth, 2013
  • A Deep Meditation on Plastic, 2011
  • Installation view of The 21st Century Continues..., 2013
  • Thomson Pine Experiment, 2012
  • Spruce Island, 2015
  • Thomson Giant’s Tomb, 2015
  • The belief that we will invent a machine smarter than ourselves is replacing a belief in God, and this keeps the world in balance, 2011
  • May the force be with you
  • Twelve Slogans for the Early Twenty-First Century, 2011

DOUGLAS COUPLAND

(b. 1961, Germany)

Lives and works in Vancouver, Canada

 

EDUCATION

Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design, Vancouver, Canada

Hokkaido Collage of Art and Design, Hokkaido, Japan

Sapporo
 Instituto Europeo di Design, Milan, Italy

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2016                 

AnticipationSaint Petersburg Manege, Saint Petersburg

Bit Rot, Villa Stuck, Munich, Germany

Polychrome, Daniel Faria Gallery, Toronto

2015

Bit Rot, Witte De With, Rotterdam, Netherlands

everywhere is anywhere is anything is everything, Royal Ontario Museum & Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art, Toronto, Canada

Our Modern World, Daniel Faria Gallery, Toronto, Canada

2014        

Everything is Anything is Anywhere is Everywhere, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, Canada

Slogans For The 21st Century, Or Gallery, Berlin

2013

The 21st Century Continues…, Daniel Faria Gallery, Toronto, Canada

2012        

Welcome to the Twenty-First Century, Daniel Faria Gallery, Toronto

2011

Twenty-First Century, Trepanier Baer, Calgary, Canada

2010

Atelier, Clark & Faria, Toronto, Canada

Mom and Dad, Monte Clark Gallery, Vancouver, Canada

2007

Fifty Books I have Read More Than Once, Simon Fraser University Gallery, Vancouver, Canada

The Penguins, Monte Clark Gallery, Toronto, Canada

Warflowers (Self Portraits), Contact Photography Festival, Photographic Installations in Bus Shelters, Toronto, Canada

2005       

Super City, The Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montreal, Canada

I Like the Future and the Future Likes Me and Lost and Gained in Translation, Monte Clark Gallery, Toronto, Canada

 2004

Canada House, Canadian High Commission, London, UK

Canada House, DX Design Exchange, Toronto, Canada

2002       

The Canada Pictures, Monte Clark Gallery, Toronto, Canada

2001       

Spike, The Totem Gallery, New York, USA

Spike, Monte Clark Gallery, Vancouver, Canada

Images of Douglas Coupland, Gallerie Friebe, Dusseldorf, Germany

2000       

Theoretical Furniture, Gallery Speak For, Tokyo, Japan

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2016

This is it with it as it is, AHVA Gallery, Audain Art Centre, Vancouver

It’s all happening so fast, Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal

The Desire to Acquire: London Collects, Museum London, London, Canada

Electronic Superhighway, Whitechapel Gallery, London

2015

Co-Workers, La Musee d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, Paris, France

The 6th Beijing International Art Biennale, Beijing, China

INVENTO, OCA Museum, Ibirapuera Park, Sao Paulo

The Heart is Deceitful Above All Things, HOME, Manchester, UK

Space Between, The FLAG Art Foundation, New York

2014

Cycle, Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil, Sao Paulo

The Miyake Issey Foundation, Tokyo

I Hope Humanity…, Agnes Etherington Art Centre,  Kingston, Canada

Oh, Canada, Confederation Centre of The Arts, Prince Edward Island, Canada

Dreamland: Textiles and the Canadian Landscape, Textile Museum of Canada, Toronto (2013/2014); Museum London, London, Canada; Confederation Centre of The Arts, Prince Edward Island, Canada (2014/2015)

2013                    

Do It 2013, Manchester Art Gallery, Manchester UK

Decenter, Abrons Art Centre, Brooklyn, USA; Luther W Brady Art Gallery, George Washington University Washington, DC, USA

Family Ties, Daniel Faria Gallery, Toronto, Canada

2012        

Paperless, Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art (SECCA), Winston-Salem, USA

The Supersurrealism, Museet Moderne, Malmö, Sweden

The Museum of the Rapture, Nuit Blanche, Toronto, Canada

Memory Marathon, Serpentine Gallery, London, UK

Oh Canada, Mass Moca, New, North Adams, USA

2011

By Sea, Land & Air, We Prosper: New Art from Vancouver, Canada,

Labour Gallery, Beijing, China

Logotopia: The Library in Architecture, Art and the Imaginations, Grand Biblioteque nationale du Quebec, Montreal
, Canada

The Rooms, St. John’s, Canada

2010

Logotopia: The Library in Architecture, Art and the Imaginations, Triangle Gallery, Calgary

2009                 

Bowie, Clark & Faria, Toronto, Canada

Logotopia: The Library in Architecture, Art and the Imaginations, The Dunlop Art Gallery, Regina, Canada, Mount St. Vincent Art Gallery, Halifax, Canada, MacLaren Art Centre, Barrie, Canada

2008                      

Diabolique, Dunlop Art Gallery, Regina, Canada

A Spoken Work Exhibition, Center for Contemporary Arts, Prague, Czech Republic

Logotopia: The Library in Architecture, Art and the Imaginations, Cambridge Galleries, Cambridge, Canada

Dream House (Curated by Anthony Kiendi and Steven Matijcio), Organized by Plug In ICA, Winnipeg, Canada

Portraits, Monte Clark Gallery, Toronto, Canada

2007

Winter Salon Show, Monte Clark Gallery, Vancouver, Canada

The Writer’s Brush, Anita Shapolsky Gallery, New York, USA

History, Monte Clark Gallery, Toronto, Canada

Strange Identity, Monte Clark Gallery, Vancouver, Canada

2006                 

Vancouver School, Artists for Kids Gallery, North Vancouver, Canada

The Seventh Side of the Die, Alona Kagan Gallery, New York, USA

2004

Do It, Publication launch, co-edited by e-flux and Revolver Press and edited by Hans Ulrich Orbist, Miami, USA

Terminal Five, Site Specific installation at JFK Terminal 5, New York, USA

2003

The Basement Show, Calgary, Canada

2002

School Spirit, A Collaboration with Pierre Hughe, Published by DisVoir, Paris, France

 

SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY

2016

Chong, Heman, “Douglas Coupland,” Art Review Asia, vol 4 no 1, March

Greenberger, Alex, “You Look So Different Online: Douglas Coupland debuts facial de-recognition software at The Armory,” Artiness, March 2

Poole, Steven, “Together in electric dreams: how the art world embraced modern technology first,” The Guardian, January 9

2015

Rehberg, Vivian Sky, “Review: Douglas Coupland,” Frieze, November 17

Dijksterhuis, Edo, “Douglas Coupland’s Bit Rot: Trying to Understand Yesterday While Confronting Tomorrow,” Artslant, November 17

McLaughlin, Bryne, “Douglas Coupland,” Artforum, April

Laurence, Robin, “Douglas Coupland,” Border Crossings, issue 133, March

Jager, David, “Calm, Cool, Collected Coupland,” Now Magazine, February 12

Adams, James, “Everywhere and anywhere, Douglas Coupland takes over Toronto,” Globe and Mail, January 30

2014

Stipe, Michael, “Are we that warlike, that childish, that afraid?” The Guardian, September 10

Velasco, David, “Douglas Coupland,” ArtForum, August 5

Lederman, Marsha, “Inside Douglas Coupland: art, chaos, lots of Lego at Vancouver Art Gallery,” Globe and Mail, May 30

2013

Ledermand, Marsha, “Douglas Coupland: an omnipresent superstart for an easily distracted era,” Globe and Mail, October 12

MacQueen, Ken, “Douglas Coupland: God of small things,” Maclean’s, October 12

Sandals, Leah, “First-ever Douglas Coupland Survey Planned for Vancouver,” Canadian Art, July 11

2012

Whyte, Murray, “Douglas Coupland: Welcome to the 21st Century,” Toronto Star

2010

Flood, Allison, “Douglas Coupland designs monument to Canadian firefighters,” The Guardian, September 20

2009

Kurutz, Steven, “On Location Saving the House Next Door,” New York Times

2006

Campbell, Deborah, “The Author as Artist The World According to Doug,” Canadian Art, Fall, vol 23

2004

Baja to California, CCAC Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts
San Francisco
Museum of Contemproary Art,
 San Diego, 
Seattle Art Museum, 
Seattle, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver

Heartways, A collaboration with Rita McBride
The Whitney Museum, New York

Souvenir of Canada 2, Douglas & McIntyre, Vancouver/Toronto

2003

Untitled
: A catalogue and monograph on the works of Martin Boyce, Tramway Publications, Glasgow

2002

Souvenir of Canada, Douglas & McIntyre, Vancouver/Toronto

 

AWARDS

2015

Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres

2014

Officer of the Order of Canada

Order of British Columbia

2013

Honorary Degree from OCAD University

2010

Honorary Degree from University of British Columbia

2007

Honorary Degree from Simon Fraser University

2001

Honorary Degree from Emily Carr University of Art and Design

 

COLLECTIONS

Agnes Etherington Art Centre

Albright Knox

Confederation Centre of the Arts

Glenbow Museum

University of British Columbia

Vancouver Art Gallery