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Bill Vazan

Né Toronto, le 18 novembre 1933.
Vit et travaille Montrél depuis 1957.
Born in Toronto, November 18 1933.
Lives and works in Montreal since 1957.
Teaches at Université du Québec à Montreál (UQAM)


SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2005      Cosmological Shadows, Musée régional de la Côte Nord, Sept Iles, Québec
2004      Cosmological Shadows, Nickle Arts Museum, University of Calgary, Calgary and Centre d'exposition de l'Université de Montréal, Montreal
2003      Cosmological Shadows, Canadian Museum of Contemporary Photography, Ottawa
2002      Surface, Centre des arts contemporains du Québec à Montréal, Montreal
2002      Soundings From The Water Planet, (selection), Deleon White Gallery,
             Toronto, ON.
2002      Soundings From The Water Planet.  Surface, CACQM, Montréal, QC.
2001      Cosmological Shadows, Musée Du Québec (Expo. Itinérante)
1999      Jumpgates 2000, Art Gallery of Peterborough, ON.
1997      Complicité: Cambodge, 1997, Espace 502, Montréal, QC.
1994      Regard sur l'œuvre photographique 1981-1994; De l'autre coté du         
        
     miroir, Musée d'art de Joliette. Joliette, QC.
1994      Sculpture, Paintings and Photos, Galerie Dresdnere, Toronto, ON.
1993      Photowrite, Kibbutz Art Gallery, Tel-Aviv, Israel.
1992      A Cosmic Dance, Agnes Etherington Art Centre, Queen's University,         
             Kingston, ON.
1989      Unfolding & Heaping, 49e Paral?lle, Centre d'art contemporain canadien
             49th Parallel, Canadian Contemporary Art Centre, New York, USA.
1989      Recent Works, Eye-Level Gallery, Halifax, Nova Scotia.
1989      Mind Frames, White Water Gallery, North Bay Firefields, North Bay, ON.
1989      Mind FramesStruts Gallery, Sackville
1981      Mind FramesRecent Land and Photoworks, Winnipeg Art Gallery;
             Manitoba.
1981      Mind FramesNorman MacKenzie Art Gallery, Regina, Sasketchewan.
1981      Mind FramesArt Gallery of Windsor, ON.
1980      Suites photographiques récentes et œuvres sur le terrain, Musée d'art
             contemporain, Montréal, QC. (exposition itinérante)
1979      œuvres et documentation photographique, La chambre blanche, QC.
1978-80  Recent Photoworks and Videotapes, Canada House Gallery, London,
             England; Centre culturel canadien, Bruxelles; Richard Demarco
             Gallery, Edinburg; Ulster Museum, Belfast; Art Gallery of Hull, England;
             Art  Gallery of Winchester.
1977      Visual Spheres: Photo Scannings, Galerie Gilles Gheerbrant, Montréal,
             QC.
1977      œuvres planétaires, Galerie Shandar, Paris, France.
1976      Paris Scannings, International Cultural Centre, Antwerp,
1975      Obras recientes, Centro de arte y comunicaci?n, Buenos Aires Galerie
1975      Obras recientes Gilles Gheerbrant, Montréal, QC.
1975      Trajectoires solaires, Galerie d'art de l'Université de Sherbrooke, QC.
1974      Contacts, Musée d'art contemporain, Montréal, QC.
1974      Champs de Force, Mezzanine Gallery, Nova Scotia College of Art,
             Halifax.
1970      Maps & Movings, A Space, Toronto, ON.
1969      Taped Sculpture Court, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, ON.
1968      1 + 2 + 3, Galerie Libre, Montréal, QC.


GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2005      On Paper 2: Ideas of Order, Art Centre, University of Toronto, Toronto
2005      Zones de risque, Musée de Lachine, Lachine, Québec
2005      The Sixties in Canada, National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa
2005      The Sixties: Photography in Question, Canadian Museum of Contemporary Photography, Ottawa
2005      Our River: Journey of the Bow, Glenbow Museum, Calgary
2005      Échos, Musée de Lachine, Lachine, Québec
2003      Walking in the Land, National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa
2003      La Ligne du Nord, Mont Tremblant and St-Faustin, Québec
2003      Shore/Lines, MacLaren Art Centre, Barrie, Ontario (cat.)
2002      O.T.I.S.S., Sculpture Symposium, Kamloops, British Columbia
2001      Le pouvoir de la réflexion / The Power of Reflexion, The Liane and Danny Taran Gallery of  the
              Saydie Bronfman Centre for the Arts, Montréal, QC.
2000      Paysages bricolés, Musée régioinal de Rimouski
1999      Délics, Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal, QC.
1999      Délics, Musée de la civilisation, Quebéc.
1999      Making It New! (the big sixties show), Art Gallery of Windor, ON.
              Glenbow
1999      Making it New!  Glenbow M useum, Calgary, Alberta.
1998      Impressions de New York Impressions, Galerie Mistral, Montréal, QC.
1995      Et Ainsi de Suite, Centre d'exposition Circa et Galerie Christiane         
             Chassay, Montréal, QC.
1994      Approaching Terra/Luna, Art Gallery of Peterborough, ON.
1993      Différentes natures, La Défense, Paris, France.
1992      Beau, Musée candien de la photographie contemporaine, Ottawa, ON.
1992      Beau, Centre culturel canadien, Paris, France.
1991      Pierre Restany Show, Musée des Jacobins, Morlaix, France.
1989      Montréal sur Papier, Galerie d'art du Centre Saidye Bronfman,Montréal.
1988      Un Temps 2 Lieux, Musée du Bas-Saint-Laurent, Rivi?re-du-Loup et         
              Brouage, France.
1987      Visions of Stonehenge, Southampton City Art Gallery, England.
1986      L'Art du XX Si?cle et les Mégalithes, Musée de Préhistoire Miln- Lerouzic,
             Carnac et Université de Rennes 2, France.
1986      Du Poétique de la Maquette et de ses Répliques, Galerie Christiane         
             Chassay, Montréal. QC.
1986      Du Poétique de la Maquette et de ses Répliques,Galerie d'art de
              Matane, QC
1983      Photographic Sequences, Art Gallery of Peterborough, ON.
1981      Montréal, Alberta College of Art Gallery, Calgary, Alberta.
1980      Reasonned Space, Center for Creative Photography, University of
             Arizona, Tucson, Arizona, USA.
1979      20 x 20: Italia/Canada, Studio Luca Palazzoli et Galleria Blu, Milan
1978      The Winnipeg Perspective 1978, The Winnipeg Art Gallery, Manitoba.
1978      Compass: Montreal, Harbourfront, Toronto, ON.
1977      Gheerbrant-Isaacs: Five Montreal Artists,  Boogaerts Horvat Palumbo
1977      Vazan Vilder, The Isaacs Gallery, Toronto, ON.
1977      Visual Poetics, Museu de Arte Contemporanea da Universidade de
              Sao Paulo, Brazil.
1977      Montréal maintenant, London Art Museum, London, England.
1977      02.23.03, Rencontres internationales d'art contemporain, Montréal, QC
1976      Forum '76, Musée des beaux-arts de Montréal, QC. 
1976      Corridart, Programme Arts et Culture du comité organisateur des Jeux
              Olympiques de Montréal, QC.
1975      Québec 75/Arts, Musée d'art contemporain, Montréal, QC.
1975      Camerart, Galerie Optica, Montréal, QC. (exposition itinérante)
1974      Périphéries, Musée d'art contemporain, Montréal, QC.
1973      Six Conceptual Artists, Sao Paulo Contemporary Art Museum, Brazil.
1971      36' W, Galerie d'art Sir George Williams de l'Université Concordia, QC.
1971      36' W, Galerie d'art du Centre Saidye Bronfman, Montréal, QC.
1971      Pluriel '71, Musée du Québec, Québec VIIIéme Biennale de Paris, Paris.
1970      Survey 70 Sondage Realism(e)s, Musée des beaux-arts de Montréal. QC.
1970      Survey 70 Sondage Realism(e)s, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, ON.
1969      Sondage '69, Musée des beaux-arts de Montréal, QC.
1969      Sondage '69, Photo Show, Sub Gallery, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC.


LAND ART PROJECTS

2006       Terrorists, Stands and Antipodes, Ontario, Honduras and Italy
2005       Stands, Worldworks, and other stone configurations, Easter Island and Atacama Desert, Chile
2005       Magnetic Poles Reversal, Tamworth, Ontario
2004       Série Casbahs, Morocco
2004       Star Dust, Munich and Berlin
2004       Abu Ghraib, Université de Montréal, Montreal
2003       Antipodes and Stands, Chile
2003       Clearcut, Cold Suspect and Brain Fever, Tamworth, Ontario
2003       Centre of the World, Sunnidale Park, Barrie, Ontario
2003       Réduire, Mont Tremblant, Québec
2002-03  33 Projects in Peru and Chile
2002       Ravens' Nest, Kamloops, B.C. Mirages, Les Jardins Métis, Gaspé, QC.
2001       Horus' Nest (stand), Theban Mountains, Egypt.
2000       Two Tattoos, Cataraqui Conservation Authority, Kingston, ON.
1999       Esprits Littoraux, Colombie-Britannique, Alaska, Yukon, Territoires du Nord-Ouest.
1998       Pictouglyph, New Glasgow, Nouvelle-?cosse.
1997       Socle Circulaire, Gotland, Su$)A((de.
1996       Socle pour un Monde Parall$)A((lle, Phnom Penh, Cambodge
1994       Fish Walk, Art Gallery of Peterborough, ON.
1993       Mag Wheel #3, Utah, Nevada
1991       Batteurs, Aoufous, Maroc
1990       Lemberk Walk, Lemberk, Tchécoslovaquie Tendril, Détroit de Belle-
               Isle, Terre-Neuve
1989       Swoop, Tillamook, Oregon, USA.
1987       Tire Track, Sherbrooke, QC.
1984-86  15 projets sur les plaines de Nasca, Pérou.
1985       Gardien de Bouddha, Fuji, Kyoto et Nara, Japon.
1984       Osiris Re-dis-membered, ?gypte La Dorsale Atlantique.
1984       Osiris Re-dis-membered, Saint-Malo, France.
1984       Osiris Re-dis-membered, Lévis QC.
1983       La Grande Tortue, Université du Québec Chicoutimi.
1982       Harvest Goddess Afire, Struts Gallery et Mont-Allison University, Sackville
1981       Moraine Beltings, Alberta College of Art, Calgary, Alberta
1981       Wavings, Grange Park, Toronto, ON.
1979       Pression/Présenc, Plaines d'Abraham, QC.
1976       Indices migratoires, Artpark, Lewiston, New York, U.S.A.
1971       Worldline/Ligne mondiale, 25 endroits dns 18 pays.
1970       Trans-Canada Line, 8 endroits de Vancouver St. John's (Terre-Neuve)
1969       Canada entre parenth$)A((ses, English Bay, Vancouver et Paul's Bluff (?le
              -du-Prince-?douard)
1967       Sand Imprints, Wells, Maine, USA.
1963       Rock Alignements and Pilings, Saint-Jean-de-Matha, QC.
1957       Island Raft Project, Montréal, QC.


LAND ART PROJECTS

2006       Terrorists, Stands and Antipodes, Ontario, Honduras and Italy
2005       Stands, Worldworks, and other stone configurations, Easter Island and Atacama Desert, Chile
2005       Magnetic Poles Reversal, Tamworth, Ontario
2004       Série Casbahs, Morocco
2004       Star Dust, Munich and Berlin
2004       Abu Ghraib, Université de Montréal, Montreal
2003       Antipodes and Stands, Chile
2003       Clearcut, Cold Suspect and Brain Fever, Tamworth, Ontario
2003       Centre of the World, Sunnidale Park, Barrie, Ontario
2003       Réduire, Mont Tremblant, Québec


PHOTO PROJECTS

2006       Star Dust, Honduras and Italy
2005       Ovals and Star Dust, Easter Island
2005       Stardust, Montreal
2004       Gloss and Ovals, Iles-de-la-Madelaine, Québec
2004       Star Dust, Munich and Berlin
2003       Gloss, Montreal and Cuba
2002       Large Globes and Ovals, New York and British Columbia
2001       Membranes and Large Globes, Egypt and Newfoundland
2000       Grids and Globes, Nepal and India
2000       Membranes, Interstices, Singularities and Ovals, Côte-Nord, Québec
1999       Grids and Ovals, Israel, Jordan, Yukon, Alaska and North-West Territories
1998       Interstices and Singularities, Sri Lanka, India and Indonesia
1998       Grids and Globes, Hawaii, Australia and New Zealand
1997       Rotations, Cambodia
1997       Interstices, Sweden, Denmark and Germany
1995       Photowrites and Grids, Burma and Thailand
1994       Photowrites and Grids, India, Italy, Greece and Turkey
1993       The Large Glass Updated, Philadelphia
1993       Quadrants and Visual Spheres, California, Arizona, Utah, Colorado and New Mexico
1992       Photowrites, Möbius, Visual Spheres and Superstrings, Egypt, Israel and New York
1991       Photowrites, Möbius, Visual Spheres and Superstrings, France, Germany, Austria, Czechoslovakia and New York
1991       Duchamp Updated, New York
1990       Quadrants and Visual Spheres, Gaspé, Québec; Nova Scotia and Newfoundland
1989       Globes, British Columbia
1988       Écritures préhistoriques, France
1987       Quadrants and Visual Spheres, Spain and Turkey
1986       Petroglyph Images, Horizons, Ontario and Russia
1985       Quadrants and Photowrites, Japan, China and Hong Kong
1984       Quadrants and Rings, Egypt, Israel, Jordan and Peru
1983       Rings and Amerindian Motifs, Arizona, Utah, Colorado, New Mexico and California
1982       Rings and Visual Spheres, Ireland and Denmark
1981       Quadrants and Unfoldings, Italy, Sicily and Malta
1979       Globes and Unfoldings, Italy, Greece, Mexico and New York
1978       Globes and Scans, Brittany, France; Egypt
1977       Globes, England, France and Winnipeg
1975       Globes, Laurentians, Québec
1975       Spirals, Montreal
1975       Visual Spheres, Montreal


BIBLIOGRAPHY

Grande, John K., Bill Vazan: Jumpgates, an overview of photoworks by Bill Vazan 1981-1995, Peterborough, The Art Gallery of Peterborough, 1996, 96 p.
Hakim, Mona, CV Photo, (printemps 1995), pp. 14-23 et p. 32.
Vigneault, Louise, Parachute, (janvier-mars, 1995), pp. 35-36.
Campbell, James D., Bill Vazan: A Cosmic Dance, thunderstones, were-rocks and shamanic drawings, 1987-1992, (cat. d'exposition) Kingston, Agnes Etherington Art Centre, Queen's University, 1993, 68 p.
Campbell, James D. , essai au catalogue Bill Vazan: Art in the Park-ing Lot, Toronto, Galerie Dresdnere, 1989, [16]p.
Arrouye, Jean, ,Parachute, (septembre-novembre 1988), pp. 49-50. --, Bill Vazan: Landschemes & Waterscapes, œuvres récentes, 1982-1987, (cat. d'exposition) Montréal, Centre Saidye Bronfman, 1987, 64 p.
St-Pierre, Gaston, essai au catalogue Du Poétique de la Maquette et de ses Répliques, Montréal, galerie Christiane Chassay, 1986.
Burnett, David et Pierre Landry, Bill Vazan: Ghostings, early projects and drawings, Montréal, Centre d'information Artexte, 1985, 151 p.
Boyer, Gilbert, Cahiers des arts visuels du Québec, (printemps 1985), pp. 34-35.
Lelarge, Isabelle, Vazan, communicateur de myst$)A((res oubliés, Vie des Arts, 117 (décembre 1984-février 1985), pp. 38-41
Poissant, Louise, Vanguard, vol. 13, (November 1984), pp. 30-32.
Nemiroff, Diana, New York, 49e Parall?lle, Centre d'art contemporain canadien / 49 th Parallel, Centre for Contemporary Canadian Art, 1982.
Nemiroff, Diana, Les Plan?tes de Vazan, Vie des Arts, (été 1979), pp. 22-24. Bill Vazan, (cat. d'exposition) Paris, Centre culturel canadien, 1976, 12 p.
Bill Vazan: obras recientes, noviembre 12-28 1975, (cat. d'exposition) CAYC, Centro de Arte y Communicaci?n de Buenos Aires, 1975, 40 p.
Martin, Michel, Catalogue introduction for ?Ombres Cosmologiques', Musée Du Québec, 2001.
Heyer, Paul et William Vazan, Leonard, vol. 7, Pergamon Press, 1974, pp. 201-205.
Bill Vazan: Activities, (cat. d'exposition) Downsview, Art Gallery of York University, 1974, p.16
Bill Vazan, (cat. d'exposition) Québec, Musée du Québec, 1974, p26.
Vazan, Bill, Contacts (1971-1973), Montréal, William Vazan, 1973, [108] p.
Vazan, Bill, Worldline, 1969-71 / Ligne mondiale 1969-71, Montréal, William Vazan, 1971, [104] p.


COLLECTIONS

Agnes Etherington Art Centre, Kingston, Ontario
Air Canada, Montreal
Alberta College of Art, Calgary
Art Gallery of Hamilton, Hamilton, Ontario
Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto
Art Gallery of Peterborough, Peterborough, Ontario
Art Gallery of Windsor, Windsor, Ontario
Canada Council Art Bank, Ottawa
Canadian Museum of Contemporary Photography, Ottawa
Cataraqui Region Conservation Authority, Kingston, Ontario
Centre d'art contemporain, Antwerp, Belgium
Centre de la nature, City of Laval, Québec
Center for Creative Photography, University of Arizona, Tucson
Cirque du Soleil, Montreal
City of Brouage, France
City of Chicoutimi, Québec
City of Kamloops, British Columbia
City of Lachine, Québec
City of Québec
City of Val-d'Or, Québec
Confederation Centre Art Gallery, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island
Corporation d'Hébergement du Québec (projet 1%), Montreal
Crown Collection, Government of Canada, Ottawa
Department of External Affairs, Ottawa
Lemberk Fondation, Lemberk, Czechoslovakia
Galerie 111, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg
Glenbow Museum, Calgary
Hart House, University of Toronto, Toronto
Imperial Oil Limited, Montreal
John Labatt Ltd, Toronto and London, Ontario
Lavalin, Montreal
Loyola of Montreal, Montreal
Museu de Arte Contemporanea da Universidade de Säo Paulo, Säo Paulo
McIntosh Gallery, Western University, London, Ontario
McMichael Canadian Art Collection, Kleinburg, Ontario
Minister of Public Works, Terrebonne, Québec
Ministère de la Culture de la France, F.R.A.C., Rennes, Brittany, France
Montreal Catholic School Commission, Montreal
Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Montreal
Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal, Montreal
Musée d'art de Joliette, Joliette, Québec
Musée des Beaux Arts de Sherbrooke, Sherbrooke, Québec
Musée du Bas St-Laurent, Rivière du Loup, Québec
Musée du Québec, Québec
Musée Régional de la Côte-Nord, Sept-Iles, Québec
Musée Régional de Rimouski, Rimouski, Québec
Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, Australia
National Bank, Montreal
National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa
Nickle Arts Museum, University of Calgary, Calgary
Norman Mackenzie Art Gallery, University of Regina, Regina
Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Seoul Olympic Museum of Art, Seoul
St. Michael's College, University of Toronto, Toronto
Teleglobe Canada, Montreal
Tel Hai Sculpture Park, Tel Hai, Israel
Université de Sherbrooke, Sherbrooke, Québec
Université du Québec à Montréal, Montreal
University of Toronto Art Centre, Toronto
Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver
Winnipeg Art Gallery, Winnipeg
York University, Toronto