Lives in Vancouver (Canada).
Rodney Graham is recognized for a rigorously intellectual art, which ranges from photography, film, video and music to sculpture, painting and books. Graham's work examines social and philosophical systems of thought, in particular those derived from the transition of the Enlightenment into Modernism. Underlying each work is an historical context, through which a complex narrative incorporates literary and philosophic references and visual puns. The work is essentially circular in structure and moves in seamless and infinite loops, such as the film trilogy Vexation Island (1997), How I Became a Ramblin' Man (1999), and City Self/Country Self (2001), where Graham impersonates fictional characters - respectively a castaway, a cowboy and a city dandy as well as its opposite, a country man – who are engaged in the endless repetition of fruitless actions and gestures, caught in the impossibility of reaching any meaningful conclusion. Borrowing from existing models, Graham constructs his own system, whose operating logic, often based in disorientation, the humorous and the absurd, deflects rather than reveals the key to their interpretation.
>Rodney Graham, Continuous Transformation of the Form of a Child's Sled into that of Another, 2000.Installation, paper, 20.5 x 14 x 2 cm.
>Rodney Graham, The System of Landor's Cottage : A Pendant to Poe's Last Tale (Ed.2), 2012.Book, ink, paper, 19 x 12.6 cm, 327 p, language: English, publisher: Bruxelles: Gevaert Editions, ISBN: 9782930619026.
> Exhibition: Book Lovers 4.0 (Pop-up Bookstore). 28 January 2014 - 02 February 2014.
> Exhibition: M HKA in het Paleis op de Meir. .
> Exhibition: The collection I – Fall 2002. 31 August 2002 - 10 November 2002.
> Exhibition: The collection XIII – LUZ (intervention and composition by Carla Arocha) – Winter 2005-06. 25 November 2005 - 12 November 2006.
> Exhibition: The collection XVII – En Double . 25 November 2006 - 11 February 2007.
> Exhibition: The Eightees – A Decade of Extremes. 17 June 2016 - 18 September 2016.
> Exhibition: The Preparation of the Novel (Book Lovers 5.0). 18 July 2014 - 05 September 2014.
> Ensemble: The Book Lovers.