Hank Bull was born in 1949 in Calgary and grew up in Ontario. After visiting Expo ’67 in Montreal, Bull spent eight months in Europe, visiting museums and participating in the counterculture. Following this he returned to Toronto and enrolled in the New School of Art, to study drawing under Robert Markle and photography under Nobuo Kubota. In 1973, the artist moved to Vancouver to join the artist-run centre Western Front, becoming involved in performative art practice, radio, shadow theatre, video, publishing, and curating. In 1980–81, he spent a year researching contemporary art practices in Asia, Africa, and Europe. Bull has since produced numerous projects with artists from around the world. In 1999, he co-founded Centre A, the Vancouver International Centre for Contemporary Asian Art. An exhibition survey, Hank Bull: Connexion, toured to five cities across Canada in 2015–17. His work can be found in the collections of the National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa; MOMA, New York; Confederation Centre Art Gallery, Charlottetown; Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver; and numerous private collections.