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Vancouver, BC, Canada b. 1955

 

Solo Exhibitions


2024 
— Snack Sakura, Monte Clark, Vancouver, BC

2022  Led Zeppelin & Mission Raceway 1973, Monte Clark, Vancouver, BC

2022 — American Stopover, Monte Clark, Vancouver BC

2021 — City on the Edge: Art and Shanghai at the Turn of the Millenium, UCCA

2021 — Trip Pictures, Monte Clark Gallery, Vancouver BC

2019 — Tokyo-Yokosuka, 1976-1983, Monte Clark Gallery, Vancouver BC

2017 — HK:PM [Hong Kong Night Life 1974–1989], Blue Lotus Gallery, Hong Kong

2017 — Under Vancouver 1972–1982, Monte Clark Gallery, Vancouver BC

2015 — Richmond/Kowloon, Richmond Art Gallery, Richmond BC

2015 — Selects, Monte Clark Gallery, Vancouver BC

2013 — A Better Tomorrow, Monte Clark Gallery, Vancouver BC

2011 — Hanoi Calling / In the Near Distance, Monte Clark Gallery, Vancouver BC

2011 — Hanoi Calling / In the Near Distance, Monte Clark Gallery, Toronto ON

2010 — Greg Girard (photos from Hanoi Calling: One Thousand Years Now), Hanoi Studio, Vietnam

2009 — Half the Surface of the World, Monte Clark Gallery, Toronto ON

2008 — Greg Girard, Monte Clark Gallery, Vancouver BC

2007 — Greg Girard, Monte Clark Gallery, Toronto ON

2007 — Sailors, Monte Clark Gallery, Vancouver BC

2006 — Downtown, Monte Clark Gallery, Vancouver BC

2005 — Phantom Shanghai, Monte Clark Gallery, Toronto ON

2005 — Phantom Shanghai, Monte Clark Gallery, Vancouver BC

 

Selected Group Exhibitions

 

2022 — Hong Kong: Here and beyond, M+ Museum, Hong Kong

2021 — City on the Edge: Art and Shanghai at the Turn of the Millennium, UCCA, Shanghai 

2020 — The Big Picture, Fitchburg Art Museum, Fitchburg MA

2017 — Pictures from Here, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver BC

2016 — An Agreeable State of Uncertainty, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver BC

2012 — Perspectives 2012, International Center of Photography, New York NY

2012 — Yixian International Photo Festival, Yixian, China

2011 — The Near and the Elsewhere, PM Gallery & House, London UK

2010 — It Is What It is: Recent Acquisitions of New Canadian Art, National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa ON

2009 — Clark & Faria Presents:, Clark & Faria, Toronto ON

2008 — Portraits, Monte Clark Gallery, Toronto ON

2007 — History, Monte Clark Gallery, Toronto ON

2005 — Decay, Monte Clark Gallery, Toronto ON

2004 — Parallel Worlds, Lille 2004, European Cultural Capital

2003 — Kowloon Walled City, with Ian Lambot, Columbia University Grad School of Architecture Gallery, New York NY

2001 — Cities on the Move, Kiasma, Helsinki

2000 — Cities of the 21st Century, Bauhaus, Germany

1999 — Cities on the Move, Hayward Gallery, London

1997 — Kowloon Walled City, Kwangju Biennale, Kwangju, South Korea

 

Books

 

2019 — Tokyo-Yokosuka 1976-1983, The Magenta Foundation, Canada

2017 — HK:PM, AsiaOne Publishing

2017 — Under Vancouver 1972–1982, The Magenta Foundation, Canada

2014 — City of Darkness Revisited, Greg Girard and Ian Lambot, Watermark Publications, UK

2010 — In the Near Distance, Kominek Books, Berlin

2010 — Hanoi Calling, One Thousand Years Now, The Magenta Foundation, Canada

2007 — Phantom Shanghai, The Magenta Foundation, Canada

2000 — Beijing, Shanghai, Shenzhen: Cities of the 21st Century, Bauhaus, Dessau Germany (Various artists)

1993 — City of Darkness, Life in Kowloon Walled City, Watermark Publications, UK. Reprinted 1999, 2000, 2002

 

Selected Bibliography

2022 — Vintage photos show underbelly of boom-era Japan, CNN, November 23

2022 — Greg Girard Takes Us Back in Time to a Pre-bubble Tokyo for ‘JAL 76 88’, HypeArt, October 10

2022 — A New Book Features Otherworldly Photographs of Japan in the 1970s, Inside Hook, October

2022 — Take a nostalgic trip back to 80s Japan with these Blade Runner-esque images, Digital Camera Magazine, July 29

2022 — Tokyo, 1970, Nighttime: Capturing the Rise of Bubble-era Japan, WhyNow, September

2022 — A Neon Soaked City, Aesthetica Magazine, August 12

2022 — Kowloon Walled City: Exploring the City of Darkness that inspired Stray’s cyberpunk world, Sportskeeda, July 23

2022 — Rare rock-star vintage photos pair with vintage and contemporary pieces in stunning Vancouver exhibition, Vancouver Sun, June 29

2022 — Tokyo Nights: 1970s and 1980s Japan in photos, The Times, January 30

2021 — Nocturnal and Neon Photographer Greg Girard Spent 30 Years Immortalizing Asia at Night, Mix Mag, November 29

2019 — Dickerman, Kenneth: These vivid, nostalgic photos show what Tokyo looked like in the 1970s, Washington Post, August 9

2019 — tokyo in the 1970s, a pre-blade runner city, designboom, June 11

2019 — Abel-Hirsch, Hannah. 1970s Tokyo Revisited, The British Journal of Photography, June 5

2019 — Laurence, Robin. Greg Girard photographs Asian Cities undergoing rapid redevelopment, The Georgia Straight, April 17

2017 — Witt, Andrew. Splendour Without Diminishment, The Mainlander, June 11

2017 — Lederman, Marsha. Emily Carr Sure, But Something New Too, Globe and Mail, June 1

2017 — Hening, Clare. CBC News, May 14, 2017

2017 — Interview with David Campany, The Tyee, April 21

2014 — “The Walled City Meets Richmond” Richmond Review, May

2012 — Guzman, Alissa. “When Outsiders Feel More Familiar than the Mainstream,” Hyperallergic

2012 — Heathcote, Edwin. “The Near and the Elsewhere, Pitzhanger Manor Gallery, London,” The Financial Times

2012 — Lai, Lawrence. “Half the Surface of the World,” ABC News

2012 — Interview, Fototazo

2012 — MacDonald, Kerri. “Uncovering Away From Home,” New York Times

2011 — Rhodes, Richard. “Greg Girard: Eyes on Asia,” Canadian Art Magazine

2011 — Sandals, Leah. “Q&A: Photographer Greg Girard,” National Post

2011 — “When Polariod was still the future,” Zeit Online

2010 — “Phantom Shanghai” Globe and Mail, December

2009 — Arden, Roy. “Half the Surface of the World,” Catalogue essay

2009 — “Phantom Shanghai” CV81, March

2008 — Kaplan, Ben. “Lost Metropolis,” National Post

2007 — Beech, Hannah. “Disappearing Act,” Time Magazine

2007 — Rubinfien, Leo. “Phantom Shanghai,” Vogue Japan

2007 — “Phantom Shanghai” New York Times

2007 — “Phantom Shanghai” Wallpaper Magazine

2007 – “Shanghai Surprise” Entertainment Weekly

 

Collections

 

Art Bank of the Canada Council

Art Gallery of Ontario

Conner, Clark and Lunn

McCarthy Tetrault

National Gallery of Canada

Royal Bank of Canada

Vancouver Art Gallery