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Brayden Burrard

Burrard is a Vancouver-born art historian and occasional artist/curator currently in the a PhD program in the Department of Art History at Concordia University.

Provisionally entitled “Michael Morris and Vincent Trasov: Vancouver/West-Berlin”, his thesis engages with the expansion of Image Bank in West-Berlin, following Morris’s and Trasov's relocation to the city for their DAAD residency in 1980.

Burrard’s research continues the reappraisals of early Conceptual/Fluxus practices achieved by recent exhibitions at the Art Gallery of Alberta, Halifax INK, Justina M. Barnicke Gallery, Leonard & Bina Ellen Art Gallery, and the Vancouver Art Gallery, as well as the subsequent publications Traffic: Conceptual Art in Canada 1965-1980 (Arnold et al.) and Documentary Protocols (1967-1975) (Bonin et al.).

Thesis Title: Michael Morris and Vincent Trasov: Vancouver/West-Berlin

Supervisor: Dr. Martha Langford

Research Interests:

  • Photography
  • Conceptual art
  • Fluxus performance
  • Eternal network
  • Institution building
  • Cold War studies
  • Contemporary art 
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