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