artist biography

Dan Starling’s work plays with the conventions of narratives through intervention, extrapolation and reconfiguration to produce exciting juxtapositions that encourage critical engagement. Based in research, Starling’s work deals with how historical and contemporary aesthetic forms frame the narratives that in turn influence how we see ourselves individually and collectively. Starling studied at Emily Carr University of Art + Design and Städelschule, Frankfurt, and has exhibited his work nationally and internationally. Starling’s work was most recently shown at Wil Aballe Art Projects, VIVO Media Arts Centre and the Libby Leshgold Gallery in Vancouver.

Solo Exhibitions
2018 Sans Sans Soleil, Wil Aballe Art Projects and VIVO Media Arts Centre, Vancouver      
2018 The Chorus, Cimemathequé, Vancouver 
2014 Costumes for the Chorus, Tyler Wood Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2013 The Kidnapper's Opera, Cimemathequé, Vancouver      
2013 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and the Return of the Repressed, Malaspina Printmakers, Vancouver 
2008 Malcolm X/J.D. Salinger, Richmond Art Gallery, Richmond, BC
Selected Group Exhibitions  
2018 It's difficult to put a painting in a mailbox, Libby Leshgold Gallery, Vancouver
2017 What is the pressure? What is the temperature? Wil Aballe Art Projects, Vancouver 
2015 Looking Back at You: Masks by Artists, Confederation Centre Art Gallery, Charlottetown, P.E.I.
2013 Janice Guy/Luis Ospina/Dan Starling, The Apartment, Vancouver
2013 The Book Lovers, MUHKA Museum of Contemporary Art Antwerp, Netherlands
2012 HELP / LESS, Printed Matter, New York, NY
2011 Run, comrade, the old world is behind you, Kunsthall Oslo, Norway
2011 The Fair: International Contemporary Art in Vancouver, Or Gallery, The Waldorf Hotel, Vancouver
2011 we are nowhere and it is now, Occupy Space, Limmerick, Ireland
2011 Still Films, Yukon Arts Centre, Whitehorse, YT
2010 New Frankfurt Internationals: Stories and Stages, Frankfurter Kunstverein, Frankfurt, Germany
2009 From the Collection: Is Only the Mind Allowed to Wander, Vancouver Art Gallery
2009 How Soon is Now, Vancouver Art Gallery
2009 Celebrities of the Self, Kamloops Art Gallery
2008 The Alliance for French & American Relations, The Western Front, Vancouver
2007 Pop Philosophy, Access Gallery, Vancouver
Curated Exhibitions  

2013 The Part of No Part, [Performance Series: Julia Feyrer, Tiziana la Melia, Willie Brisco, Lief Hall, Sam Forsythe]. 221A Artist Run Centre, Vancouver
2007 Between You and the Thing Itself, [Group exhibititon: Robert Arndt, Raymond Boisjoly, Matthew Booth, Heidi Johansson, Kyla Mallett, Jeremy Todd]. Or Gallery, Vancouver

Selected Bibliography  
2018 Ward,Erin. “The Chorus Experiments with the Connection Between Art and Politics," Beatroute, Feburary 7, 2018 
2018 Adleman, Dan. “Deus Ex Machina”,The Chorus. Vancouver: Western Front          
2016 Peck, Aaron. “Vancouver at the Movies”. Canadian Art, Fall 2016
2015 Ling, Steffanie. “2015 Critic’s Picks”. Akimbo. http://www.akimbo.ca/akimblog/?id=1085 December 10, 2015
2015 Gopnik, Blake. “The Daily Pic”. http://blakegopnik.com/post/132226896398, October 30, 2015
2014 Bernard, Stéphane. “Beyond the Printing Press”. Issue, Number 3, Volume 3, Autumn 2014
2013 Turner, Michael. “Swarm Celebrates Vancouver’s Artist-Run Autumn”. Canadian Art Online. Sept. 25, 2013
2013 Abernethy, Graeme. The Iconography of Malcolm X. Lawrence: University of Kansas Press, 2013
2013 Vancouver Sun, “Art This Week: Grande Finale: The Part of No Part and More,” The Vancouver Sun, August 27, 2013
2012 Brown, Lorna. Group Search: Art in the Library. Exhibition catalogue. Vancouver: Other Sights for Artists’ Projects, 2012
2011 Griffin, Kevin. “The Fair Gets Ready for its Sophomore Year,” The Vancouver Sun, June 8, 2011 
2011 “Die Zeitung als Ort der Künstler”, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, February 12, 2011, P. 43.
2009 Ritter, Kathleen, How Soon is Now. Exhibition Catalogue, Vancouver Art Gallery 
2008 Lawrence, Robin. “Dan Starling: Malcolm X/J.D. Salinger,” The Georgia Straight, April 3, 2008
2007 Fusco, Maria. “Looking Back: Books.” Frieze. No. 104. January 2007
2006 Kwan, Vanessa. “Group Search: Art in the Library,” C Magazine, Issue 92, Winter 2006
2014 Commodities Start Talking at Millionaire Fair (2010). Khoj International Artists Association, New Delhi, India
2014 Commodities Start Talking at Millionaire Fair (2010). Edinburgh Art Festival Film Club, Edinburgh, Scotland
2013 The Kidanpper’s Opera (2013). Cinematheque, Vancouver.

Published Books

2018 The Chorus, The Western Front, Vancouver
2014 The Culture Industry and the Propaganda Factory, New Documents, Los Angeles
2014 The Part of No Part, Exhibition Catalogue, Brick Press and 221A, Vancouver
2008 Malcolm X: An Introduction, Richmond Art Gallery, Richmond BC        
2006 How of Write a Book Of, Projectile Publishing, Vancouver
2015 Media Arts Residency, The Western Front, Vancouver
2012 Curatorial Residency, 221A Artist Run Centre, Vancouver
2012 Research and Production Residency, Malaspina Printmakers, Vancouver
2009 Fondazione Antonio Ratti, Corso Superiore di Arti Visive/Advanced Course in Visual Arts, Como, Italy (professor Walid Raad)
Awards and Recognitions  
2014 Sobey Art Award, Longlist Finalist West Coast & Yukon
2010 Project Grant, British Columbia Arts Council
2009 Project Grant, Canada Council for the Arts
2005 Contemporary Art Society of Vancouver Award, Emily Carr Graduate
Vancouver Art Gallery
The National Gallery of Canada
The Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery
Private Collections in Canada, United States, Germany, Norway