The collective of artists was founded by Jasmin Bilodeau, Sébastien Giguère, and Nicolas Laverdière in 1996. The group is active in Québec City, Canada.
After an education ended with a BFA at the University of Laval, in Québec City, their works seek to re-contextualize the space, often reutilizing local signage, foodstuffs and urban clichés as references of a playful scenarios, witnessing the transformation of the Canadian landscape: an ongoing battle between the organic and the artificial. However, as Laverdière claims, in their work a dark perception of the world’s future is hidden: “It’s so funny how no one ever sees the death in our work”. As a result, the viewer becomes more aware of their personal implication in a disposable consumer culture. Among the memorable pieces in their portfolio a few should be mentioned, namely “À l’abri des arbres” at Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal, in 2001; “Need to Believe” at Mercer Union, Toronto, in 2005; as well as “Le discours des éléments”, presented at Oeil de Poisson, Quebec City, in 2007. They were nominated for a Sobey Art Award in 2006, and participated in several biennales including La Havane’s (2006), Ushuaïa’s (2007), and Montreal’s (2007), on top of taking part in the Manifestation internationale d’arts de Québec on two occasions (2001, 2005). As a collective, BGL received several grants from Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec, Canada Council for the Arts, and also won the Victor-Martyn-Lynch-Staunton Award and the York Wilson Award. In 2011 BGL won Maison symphonique de Montréal’s integration of art in architecture contest. In 2015 the trio won a Pan-Canadian contest launched in Montreal-North (a giant Ferris wheel made of metal), they represented Canada at the Venice Biennale with “Canadassimo” and for the Pan-Am Games they organized to set up a piece outside the aquatic complex.