Derek Brunen
Ranging from video and performance to photography and installation, Derek Brunen’s work draws inspiration from the histories of art, cinema and popular culture. While attempting to locate these discussions within his own experience, Brunen investigates fundamental questions around the complex differences between systems of knowledge and systems of belief. Paying special attention to the “visible” world, memory, consciousness and the aesthetics of disappearance have also emerged as essential themes throughout Brunen’s practice.

Recent exhibitions include: “Artist’s Choice: Cock and Bull”, Vancouver Art Gallery (2014), “The Way of the Shovel: Art as Archaeology”, Museum of Contemporary Art (Chicago, 2013), “In Search Of...”, Academy Minerva and the Christian Reformed Church (Groningen and Nieuwe Beerta, NL, 2012), “Again and Again and Again: Serial Formats and Repetitive Actions”, Vancouver Art Gallery (2012), “Rapid Waking”, ZINGERpresents (Amsterdam, 2011) and “Don’t Come if You Care”, Sils Project Space (Rotterdam, 2011).

Home From Work
Blind (2011)
Bat Condo
Looking For My Bike...
Gloves (From Above)
Problems 1 and 2
The Other Side of Nothing
Dead Drive
Double or Nothing
Blind (2007)
Roger's Pass
Event Paintings
It Wouldn't Be Easy
Show and Tell