Brian Jungen

Brian Jungen, Carapace, 2009. Courtesy the artist and Casey Kaplan. Photo: Mathieu Genon

Brian Jungen, Carapace, 2009. Courtesy the artist and Casey Kaplan. Photo: Mathieu Genon

Brian Jungen (b. 1970, Fort St. John, British Columbia, Canada) lives and works in British Columbia. Jungen initially produced sculptures, working with everyday objects such as a pair of Nike trainers, to create seemingly museum-like anthropological artefacts. His current practice now includes an increasing range of materials and techniques drawn from the cultural vocabulary of First Nations people. In 2002 he was the first artist to be awarded Canada’s prestigious Sobey Art Award.

Recent exhibitions include National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa (2017); Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Canada (2013); Shanghai Biennial, China (2012); dOCUMENTA (13), Kassel, Germany (2012); Art Gallery of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada (2011); Smithsonian Institute, National Museum of the American Indian, Washington D.C., USA (2009); Witte de With, Rotterdam, The Netherlands (2007); and Tate Modern, London, UK (2006).