Gilles Hébert has been actively engaged in visual art since the 1980s. His early work included object graffiti interventions on construction-site fencing in downtown Winnipeg and Toronto. Since then, he has been active as both an artist and a curator across Canada, and beyond. As well, he has served as the Director of the Mendel Art Gallery, the Art Gallery of Windsor, and the Art Gallery of Alberta. Most recently he was Vice-President at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights. His interest in film dates back to the film studies courses of his undergraduate days. He has, over the years, made several video works and gallery installations. His work has long been conditioned by a preoccupation with what he describes as ‘the transitory nature of significance’.