Brian Jungen

2022 Exhibition Artist

Brian Jungen (Dane-Zaa, born in 1970, Fort St. John, Canada; lives and works in the North Okanagan, Canada) transforms everyday products into museological objects to address the issues of dispossession and appropriation latent in the aesthetics of contemporary global economic, political and cultural conflict. Brian’s work has been included in exhibitions at the Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto (2019); the Liverpool Biennial (2018); the Museum of Contemporary Native Arts, Santa Fe (2017); the National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa (2017, 2013); the 9th Shanghai Biennale (2012); dOCUMENTA (13) (2012); Tate Modern, London, UK (2006); and the New Museum, New York (2005).

Exhibit #51

Brian Jungen at 5 Lower Jarvis

Brian Jungen is well known for his use of Air Jordan sneakers to create masks akin to those by First Nations of the Pacific Northwest Coast. In 2020, Brian produced the first Plague Mask, a series of works that now includes three distinct sculptures that are part of the 2022 Biennial. Produced from dissected and […]