The Québec collective BGL, active since 1996, challenges the North American way of life by producing works, often playful in nature, that express social concerns. Formed of the artists Jasmin Bilodeau, Sébastien Giguère, and Nicolas Laverdière, all of whom studied at Université Laval, BGL has created a good number of installations in Québec, Canada, and abroad. Its works are in numerous private and institutional collections (National Gallery of Canada, Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec, Montréal Museum of Fine Art, Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal). The collective produced an artwork integrated with architecture at the Maison symphonique de Montréal in 2001, and a work of public art for the Pan American Games aquatic centre in Toronto in 2014. BGL represented Canada at the 56th Venice Art Biennale.