Brian Jungen
29.04.1970 Fort St. John, British Columbia, Canada

1992 graduation in visual arts from Vancouver's Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design. From 1998 freelance occupation at the artist residence of the Banff Centre for the Arts. Member of the "Dog River Band" of the Dunne-za First Nations. Awarded the Sobey Art Award in 2002, Gershon Iskowitz Prize of the Art Gallery of Ontario in 2010. Representation as artist by the Catriona Jeffreries Gallery in Vancouver. Worldwide recognition of his art, which forms a synthesis of symbols of indigenous peoples of Canada and everyday objects. Best known example: a series of masks made of cut-up Nike trainers reminiscent of the cult symbolism of Native Americans.

Participation in documenta 13 with the project “dog run”, a park for dogs in the Karlsaue with sculptures that served as tunnels and platforms, including dog school training.