Born in 1949 in Masqui, British Columbia, Rodney Graham studied art history
at the University of British Columbia from 1968 to 1971 and at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver from 1978 to 1979. Beginning with a series of solo shows in the late 1980s, he has exhibited widely in North America and Europe, including in Documenta IX, 1992, and in the Biennale of Venice, 1997, where he represented Canada. His most recent museum exhibition was held at the Kunstverein Munich in summer 2000. Graham lives and works in Vancouver
Bruce Nauman was born in 1941 in Fort Wayne, Indiana. After studying at the University of Wisconsin from 1964 to 1965, he acquired an MFA from the University of California at Davis in 1966. Following his debut solo show in 1966 at the Nicholas Wilder Gallery in Los Angeles, he has exhibited widely in North America and Europe, including in Documenta IV (1968), V (1972), and VII (1982), and in the Whitney Biennales of 1984, 1991, and 1997. In the 1980s, several major large-scale exhibitions toured, principally in Europe. In 1994–1995, a retrospective was organized by the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, and the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, D.C. In 1999, he was awarded the Golden Lion at the Venice Biennale. Nauman lives and works in New Mexico, where he moved in 1979, developing a professional interest in horse breeding and training.