Cedric & Jim Bomford

About Cedric & Jim Bomford

Cedric Bomford is a Victoria-based artist who currently teaches at the University of Victoria’s Department of Visual Arts. He received an MFA from Malmö Art Academy in 2007 and a BFA from the Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design, Vancouver in 2003. His installation and photographic work has been exhibited internationally and he has participated in residencies in Europe, Asia, Australia, and North America. His practice often focuses on the power dynamics established by constructed spaces and takes the form of large-scale architecturally inspired installations. Concurrent to this installation work is a rigorous photographic practice that oscillates between research for and documentation of the installation works. He has exhibited internationally, including solo shows in Canada, Germany, Sweden, and Australia, and group shows in Germany, Sweden, the UK, Iran, Australia, Taiwan, and Canada. Several of the Canadian installation projects have been realized in collaboration with his brother, Nathan Bomford, and his father, Jim Bomford, including the architectural environment that was part of the exhibition How Soon is Now (2009) at the Vancouver Art Gallery; Bamberton: Contested Landscape (2010) at Open Space, Victoria; and most recently the project Deadhead (2014), a large scale installation mounted on a barge and moored in Vancouver’s waterways, produced by Other Sights for Artists’ Projects. Upcoming projects include a public art commission in Seattle and an exhibition with Nathan and Jim Bomford at the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria. Jim Bomford was born in Duncan, BC. He received his Bachelor of Applied Science (Civil Engineering) from the University of British Columbia in 1971 and practiced as a civil, structural, and environmental engineer in British Columbia until his retirement from Professional Engineering in 2010.