Jasmin Bilodeau, Sébastien Giguère and Nicolas Laverdière make up this Quebec City-based trio, who met while studying at Laval University. For over a decade, BGL has created sculptures, prints and installations that humorously critique the commercialism of contemporary culture. Having also explored larger themes such as death, truth, and the role of art, BGL aims to make the viewer fascinated and uncomfortable at the same time. Whether simulating and deconstructing the real, or appropriating and juxtaposing recycled materials, BGL sets out to unhinge the limits of the art-viewing process, prompting one to take the time to watch for details and surrender fixed notions on the boundaries between art and life.
Jasmin Bilodeau, Sébastien Giguère and Nicolas Laverdière hold Bachelors of Visual Arts from Laval University (1996) and live and work in Quebec City. BGL was a finalist for the 2006 Sobey Art Award and was also included in the Montreal Biennial 2007. Recent solo exhibitions include Cultiver son jardin at the Centre de design à l’UQAM, Montreal and Marshmallow + Cauldron + Fire =, at the Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver. Recent group exhibitions include Dorm at The Model, Sligo, Ireland, Manoeuvers at Galerie Toni Tàpies in Barcelona and Caught in the Act: Viewer as Performer, at the National Gallery of Canada.