Stan Douglas was born in 1960 in Vancouver where he continues to live and work. His interest in the social implementation of western ideas of progress, particularly utopian philosophies, is located in their often-divisive political and economic effects. His interrogation of the structural possibilities of film and video, in concert with intricately developed narratives, has resulted in a number of groundbreaking contemporary artworks. In 2013, a major survey of his recent work, Stan Douglas: Photographs 2008–2013, was presented at Carré d’Art — Musée d’art contemporain in Nîmes, France. Douglas is a recipient of numerous notable awards, including the Hasselblad Foundation International Award in Photography (2016), the third annual Scotiabank Photography Award (2013) and the Infinity Award from the International Center of Photography, New York (2012). Over the past decade, Douglas’s work has been the subject of solo exhibitions at prominent institutions worldwide, including the The Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh (2014); Centre culturel canadien, Paris (2013); Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minnesota (2012); The Power Plant, Toronto (2011); Staatsgalerie Stuttgart and Württembergischer Kunstverein, Stuttgart (2007); The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York (2005); kestnergesellschaft, Hanover (2004); and the Serpentine Gallery, London (2002). His exhibition Inconsolable Memories at the Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery was held January 20 to March 19, 2006.