The Inaugural Be3Dimensional Innovation Fund in Art

On May 26, 2016 Geoffrey Farmer and Duane Linklater were announced as the recipients of the inaugural
Be3Dimensional Innovation Fund grants in Art. 

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Geoffrey Farmer

Geoffrey Farmer was born in 1967 in Vancouver, British Columbia, where he continues to live and work. He attended the Art Institute of San Francisco in 1990-1991, and the Emily Carr College of Art and Design in 1992. He combines theatrical techniques such as staging and improvisation to create rich and layered works that are open to interpretation and propose multiple alternative narratives. Developed over extended periods of time, his sculptures and installations are in a constant state of transformation as the artist continues to revisit and alter them.

Over his 20-year career, his works have been shown in numerous solo and group exhibitions, including at the Louvre, Paris, the Tate Modern in London, dOCUMENTA (13) in Kassel, Germany, the Migros Museum of Contemporary Art 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.

He is represented by Catriona Jeffries Gallery in Vancouver and Casey Kaplan Gallery in New York. Geoffrey Farmer was selected in December 2015 to represent Canada at the 57th International Art Exhibition - La Biennale di Venezia, in Italy in 2017.

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Duane Linklater

Duane Linklater is Omaskêko Cree, from Moose Cree First Nation in Northern Ontario and is currently based in North Bay, Ontario. He was educated at the University of Alberta, receiving a Bachelor of Native Studies and a Bachelor of Fine Arts. Duane attended the Milton Avery Graduate School of Arts at Bard College in upstate New York, USA, completing his Master of Fine Arts in Film and Video.

He has exhibited and screened his work nationally and internationally at the Vancouver Art Gallery, Art Gallery of Alberta, Family Business Gallery in New York City, the Power Plant in Toronto and a recent collaboration with Tanya Lukin Linklater at MOCCA Toronto.

His collaborative film project with Brian Jungen, Modest Livelihood, was originally presented at the Walter Phillips Gallery at The Banff Centre in collaboration with dOCUMENTA (13) with subsequent exhibitions of this work at the Logan Centre Gallery at the University of Chicago (curated by Monika Szewcyyk), Catriona Jeffries Gallery in Vancouver and at the Art Gallery of Ontario (curated by Kitty Scott).

He has exhibited and screened his work nationally and internationally at the Vancouver Art Gallery, Art Gallery of Alberta, Family Business Gallery in New York City, the Power Plant in Toronto and a recent 

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