► Rodney Graham (b. 1949) ranks among Canada’s most acclaimed contemporary artists. His work engages with themes such as collective memory and the interlayered nature of western culture. It is informed by references to philosophy, psychoanalysis, art history, and popular culture. Graham is best known for his monumental photographic installations in which he dons costumes and plays fictitious roles. His work is tinged with subtle nostalgia and melancholy, tempered by gentle humour and poetic irony.