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07 October 2015 – Black Goo, the Environment, and the End of the World

02 September 2015 – Growing Up Drug-Agnostic in a Global Pot Capital

22 July 2015 – Greece and the Curse of Leisure

Witte de With | Center for Contemporary Art
Witte de Withstraat 50, 3012 BR Rotterdam, NL
Starting 11 September 2015

Solo exhibition

Installation Images

Fortnightly discussions on culture and money.

Recent posts:

22 January 2106
8 January 2016

18 December 2015

4 December 2015

13 November 2015

Electronic Superhighway
From Experiments in Art and Technology to Art After the Internet

Whitechapel Gallery, London
26 January – 15 May 2016

Energy as Clickbait: Douglas Coupland in conversation with Emily Segal

14 October 2015

Essay in collection edited by John Brockman

Oca – Ibirapuera Park
Av. Pedro Álvares Cabral, Gate 3, São Paulo
04 August – 04 October 2015

Group Show

New York Times review

Kitten Clone: Inside Alcatel-Lucent (Random House Canada) shortlisted

14 August 2015

Shumon Basar
Douglas Coupland
Hans Ulrich Obrist

ForYourArt &
The City of West Hollywood’s WeHoX Innovation and Technology Program


24 September – 16 October 2015

Palais des Beaux-Arts
Rue Ravenstein 23, 1000 Ville de Bruxelles, Belgium
02 September 2015

One night only

Essay for

Catalogue essay for Serpentine Sackler Gallery, London

La Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris
Opens 09 October 2015

Group Show

22 May 2015

HOME Manchester
2 Tony Wilson Place, First Street, Manchester, UK
23 May – 26 July 2015

Group Exhibition
Co-curated by Omar Kholeif and Sarah Perks

12 May 2015

ABC Television Australia
18 May 2015

18 – 24 May 2015

Douglas Coupland interviewed by Wendy Mesley

The Novels of Douglas Coupland

CBC Radio One
02 February 2015

Douglas Coupland: “I’m starting to forget what it felt like to be pre-internet”

Annual question: What do you think about machines that think?

Take Google Cultural Institute’s tour of
everywhere is anywhere is anything is anywhere
at the Vancouver Art Gallery

05 March 2015

A Guide to the Extreme Present
Shumon Basar | Douglas Coupland | Hans Ulrich Obrist

Emmanuel Centre
Marsham Street, Westminster, London, SW1P 3DW
05 March 2015

An Evening of Self-Help for Planet Earth
Shumon Basar | Douglas Coupland | Hans Ulrich Obrist

remaining speakers to be announced

Daniel Faria Gallery
188 St Helens Avenue, Toronto

22 January – 21 March 2015

Holt Renfrew Men
100 Bloor Street West, Toronto
15 January – 09 March 2015

80WSE Gallery
80 Washington Square East, New York, NY
30 September – 8 November 2014

An evolving exhibition project generated by Michael Stipe
produced collaboratively with Jonathan Berger
Douglas Coupland | Jefferson Hack | Peaches | Dean Sameshima | Jerry Seguin | Taryn Simon

9-7-6 Akasaka Minato-ku, Tokyo
24 October 2014 – 01 February 2015

Group Show

Douglas Coupland interviewed by Anna Maria Tremonti

Douglas Coupland interviewed by Robert Shrimsley

Royal Ontario Museum
100 Queen’s Park, Toronto

Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art
952 Queen Street West, Toronto

February | March | April 2015

FLAG Art Foundation
545 West 25th Street, 9th Floor, New York
03 June – 14 August 2015

Group Show

Zilkha Auditorium, Whitechapel Gallery
77-82 Whitechapel High Street, London E1 7QX
27 September 2014
16:00 – 17:30

Douglas Coupland interviewed by Whitechapel Gallery Curator Omar Kholeif

The Auditorium, Sixth Level, 107 Charing Cross Road
26 September 2014


Douglas Coupland interviewed by Sophie Heawood

London Review Bookshop
14 Bury Place, London, WC1A 2JL
23 September 2014

In the third of Visual Editions’ ‘Writers in Residence’ series Douglas Coupland reports from inside the French telecommunications giant Alcatel-Lucent. ‘I thought that the Internet was a metaphor for life,’ he writes. ‘Now I think life is a metaphor for the Internet.’ Coupland, perhaps best known for his cult 1991 bestseller Generation X , will be in conversation about his latest book with the series’ initiator Alain de Botton.
Financial Times preview

Station-Berlin Luckenwalder Strasse 4—6
18 – 21 September 2014

Robert Koch Gallery
5th floor – 49 Geary Street, San Francisco, CA
11 September – 15 November 2014

Group Show

Agnes Etherington Arts Centre
Queen’s University, Kingston ON
30 August 2014 – 12 April 2015

“I hope humanity somehow changes quickly, and that we become able to protect ourselves from what we are now.”

Group Show

Centro Cultural do Brazil Sao Paulo
Rual Alvares Penteado, 112 = CentroCEP: 01012-000
São Paulo (SP)(11) 3113-3651 / 3652
September 2014

Vancouver Art Gallery
15 August 2014

A conversation with Douglas Coupland, Hans Ulrich Obrist and Shumon Basar

Vancouver Art Gallery
28 July 2014
19:00 – 22:00

Vancouver Art Gallery
30 May 2014
20:00 – 24:00

Opening party for
Everywhere is Anywhere is Anything is Everything

Douglas Coupland shares the story behind a work in his retrospective at the Vancouver Art Gallery.

The Vancouver Art Gallery
June | July | August 2013

Solo exhibition

Skirbal Cultural Center, Los Angeles
17 April 2014

Celeste Bartos Forum, New York Public Library, New York
11 April 2017

Sheppard Avenue & Don Mills Road, Toronto

Public Art Installation

Museum London, 421 Ridout Street North, London ON
18 January – 06 April 2014

Textile Museum of Canada, Toronto
23 May – 30 September 2012

In this interdisciplinary exhibition, landmark Canadian artifacts from the TMC’s collections are integrated with the work of contemporary Canadian artists creating a dialogue of personal and cultural expressions across time and space.

Vancouver Art Gallery
26 November 2013
19:00 – 21:00

Douglas Coupland is crowdsourcing his next art project and he wants you to participate. Join us from 7-9pm for an evening of drinks, hands-on tower building and a general discussion of that exciting point in creation where Lego becomes an art supply. RSVP to attend!

The Tate Modern, London
09 November 2013
10:30 -17:00

Symposium organized in collaboration with Omar Kholeif and Anthony Downey from Ibraaz. Artists, writers, curators and academics postulate on the future.

Metro Newspapers – Worldwide
04 – 29 November 2013
Monday to Friday

New fiction published in 20 installments

CBC Radio One
04 November 2013

Douglas Coupland has a gift for folding popular culture into novel narratives. His new book is called “Worst. Person. Ever.” – and it’s set partly in the world of reality TV.

New York Times
03 November 2013

Writers in a variety of genres tell us what these new technologies mean for storytelling.