Born in 1960 in Vancouver, Stan Douglas is an internationally acclaimed contemporary artist working in photography, film, music and installation, often organizing complex cinematic and environmental projects that integrate aspects of each of these mediums. Investigations of race, urbanism, social alienation, modernity and development surface in much of Douglas’s work, which has been strongly influenced by the work of Samuel Beckett. Douglas has been widely exhibited in solo and group shows, among them the Venice Biennale, the Whitney Biennial, Documenta and the Münster SkulpturProjeckte. Douglas has contributed to a variety of publications on art, including Frieze, West Coast Line, Photofile and Vanguard. In 2008 he was awarded the prestigious Bell Award for Video Art from the Canada Council for the Arts.