The Organization Behind the Public Art Installations We Know You’ve Seen Before

July 5, 8:30am - 10:00am PDT. Hosted at Vancouver Biennale

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About this FieldTrip

Visit their new residency facility, meet their current artist in residence Marc Johnson (bio below), and learn about their upcoming initiatives and how they’re going to be bringing more international artists to Vancouver.

About Marc Johnson Marc Johnson (1986, France-Benin) is a multi-award winning filmmaker, a visual artist, and an architect. His work has recently been presented in numerous solo and collective exhibitions: Sundance film festival 2018, Jan Shrem and Maria Manetti-Shrem Museum of Art 2017, 5th Moscow Biennale of Young Art, 2017, Sundance film festival 2016, La Maréchalerie 2016, Zentrum für Medienkunst, Halle 2016, CNEAI= 2015, Galerie Nationale du Jeu de Paume 2014, arc en rêve centre d’architecture 2016, 65th Berlin International film festival 2015 and Ricard Foundation, 2009.

He has been awarded the “honorable mention for best experimental short film” from the 10th Annual Milwaukee film festival in the United States (2018), the “Cornish Family Prize for Art and Design Publishing” from the National Gallery of Victoria in Melbourne in Australia (2017), the “Best Short Film Award” from the International Film Festival de Gran Canaria in Spain (2016), the “third prize” in the experimental section in the Athens Film + Video festival in the United States (2015) and the “LVMH Young Artist Award” (2009).

About Vancouver Biennale

The Vancouver Biennale is a non-profit charitable organization that exhibits great art in public space, creating a catalyst for learning, community engagement, dialogue, and social action. Our mission is to make Public Art accessible, engaging, and motivating to create vibrant and inspired communities.

Our exhibitions are unique in the world in that we feature sculpture, new media, film, music and performance. We transform the urban landscape into an Open Air Museum, creating unexpected and globally inspired cultural experiences where people live, play, work and transit. With each exhibition, we demonstrate that great public art is an economic driver by creating magnetic cultural attractions for visitors, and foundational to creating livable, creatively inspired communities where installations become a social bridge for people of all ages, cultural backgrounds, educational levels and financial wherewithal to come together as neighbours to explore, learn, dialogue and imagine.

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