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William (Bill) Vazan visual artist

Bill Vazan, a leading figure in conceptual art and the practice of land art in Canada, has travelled the world for this site-specific works, taking away various fragments or conducting his meticulously planned installations.

His artistic approach, which he began developing in the early 1960s, stems from deep thinking about existence and careful observation of the world around us through the relationships of human beings with their environment – whether natural, urban, social or cultural. Vazan’s extremely rigorous practice explores areas as varied as history, geography, anthropology, religion and contemporary scientific theories, as well as the universal subjects of time and space. 

-   – Eve-Lyne Beaudry, Curator, Contemporary Art, Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec


William Vazan, visual artist
A film by Julie Perron

Past Awards 2000-2015