Geoffrey Farmer is a world-renowned and highly respected artist who has become known for his epic sculptural works. Farmer was born in 1967 in Vancouver, British Columbia, where he continues to live and work. He attended the San Francisco Art Institute in 1990–91 and the Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design in 1992. Over his twenty-year career, his installations have been acclaimed around the world and have been shown in numerous solo and group exhibitions at venues including the Louvre in Paris, the Tate Modern in London, dOCUMENTA (13) in Kassel, Germany, the Migros Museum für Gegenwartkunst in Zurich, the Art Gallery of Ontario in Toronto, the Art Gallery of Alberta in Edmonton, the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal, the Vancouver Art Gallery, and the National Gallery of Canada.

Geoffrey Farmer, Leaves of Grass (detail), 2012, cut-out images from Life magazines, archival glue, miscanthus grass, floral foam and wooden table. National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa. Purchased with the generous support of the Audain Endowment for Contemporary Canadian Art of the National Gallery of Canada Foundation. Photo: Anders Sune Berg

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