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The Department of Art History, Visual Art & Theory

MARINATE ME: UBC 2014 BFA/BA Visual Art Graduating Exhibition

April 16, 2014

Exhibition runs April 16 - 26, 2014.

The Department of Art History, Visual Art and Theory at UBC is pleased to present Marinate Me, this year's BFA/BA Visual Art Graduating Exhibition at the Audain Art Centre.

For the first time, this exhibition will be housed the Audain Art Centre.  Featuring works from both an open and closed call, the exhibition will showcase student work in the new AHVA Gallery and the 3rd Floor undergraduate studios.

Marinate Me speaks to immersion in educational theory, or intentional lack thereof. Either being thrown on the grill raw, or by reflecting their seasoned array of knowledge, students will serve up their work to a public audience.

Please join us in celebrating the graduates' achievements and enjoy the work of emerging young talent in your city.

Opening Reception: April 16th, 5-9 PM

Exhibition: April 17th-26th. [Closed for Good Friday.]
Hours: Tuesday - Saturday 12-4  ... (more) »


Satellite Gallery Presents - Extended Party Mix

April 16, 2014

Exhibition runs April 16 to May 2, 2014

Satellite Gallery invites four first year Master of Fine Arts (MFA) students from the Department of Art History, Visual Art and Theory at the University of British Columbia to create an experimental, site responsive collaboration using the gallery's exhibition spaces.

Artists Eric Angus, Jamey Braden, Anyse Ducharme and Jessica Gnyp embark on a unique investigation that invites visual risk taking and will result in the unexpected. The Gallery will maintain its regular gallery hours during this process to invite the public to witness and participate in the unfolding of this work. The artists will be working and collaborating in the Gallery from April 16 and culminating in a closing event on May 2, from 7pm to 10pm.

When asked to occupy the Satellite Gallery for a period of three weeks with only the mandate to produce work collaboratively, the artists said, "We found ourselves momentarily frozen, faced with the great unknown of  ... (more) »


About the Department


Art History and Visual Art were first taught at The University of British Columbia when noted Canadian painter, B.C. Binning, was appointed to the faculty of the newly-formed School of Architecture. The Department of Fine Arts was established as an independent department within the Faculty of Arts in 1955. Since its inception the Department has grown steadily and now includes 23 full-time members of faculty (13 art historians and 10 visual artists). In 2001, the Department changed its name from Fine Arts to the Department of Art History, Visual Art and Theory to better to encapsulate the innovative teaching and interdisciplinary research interests of the faculty.

The Department of Art History, Visual Art and Theory comprises three streams of research-based learning and practice: Art History, with a particular focus on theoretical and critical discourses concerning the social impact of art and visual representation at both the undergraduate and graduate levels; Critical and Curatorial Studies, examining through research and exhibition projects issues in contemporary visual culture and display; and Visual Art, with an undergraduate curriculum placing art production, academic learning and a graduate emphasis on preparation for participation in the field of contemporary international art.

The Department’s faculty are actively involved in research and bring this strength into their teaching at all levels. Undergraduate and graduate seminars enhance student experience in advanced academic research and practice. As a result many of our graduates have established distinguished careers in the creative, scholarly and gallery fields.

The main goal of Art History, Visual Art and Theory is to foster critical and reflexive thinking within an inclusive and supportive environment. The Department thus maintains the highest standards of intellectual and administrative practice, seeking to be innovative in pedagogy and international in scholarly perspective.


Our Galleries

The Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery


The Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery has an international reputation for its exhibitions, publications and projects in the area of contemporary art. Its collections and archives are an invaluable resource for scholars.

Visit the Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery »


The AHVA Gallery


The mission of the AHVA Gallery is to promote research and discourse in the field of visual art by facilitating collaboration and experimentation within the department, the university, and the community. The gallery is dedicated to providing resources and opportunities to students, faculty and the community through exhibitions, public programs, and providing a venue to engage in dialogue.

Learn more about the AHVA Gallery »


AHVA Events


April 16, 2014

Satellite Gallery Presents - Extended Party Mix
Exhibition runs April 16 to May 2, 2014  (more) »



April 16, 2014

MARINATE ME: UBC 2014 BFA/BA Visual Art Graduating Exhibition
Exhibition runs April 16 - 26, 2014.  (more) »



April 11, 2014

Beyond the Screen
Exhibition runs April 8 - 18, 2014  (more) »



March 21, 2014

The Brood: Fan-Ling Suen
Access Gallery: Join us for The Brood: Fan-Ling Suen's opening reception on Friday March 21st, at 8pm-11pm.  (more) »



April 06, 2014

NO LUGAR (To Cameron Clow)
Runs April 1st to April 28th 2014  (more) »



April 06, 2014

Announcing The Marijke Nap Memorial Prize in Print Media   (more) »

March 17, 2014

AHVA MFA Alumni Rhonda Weppler and Trevor Mahovsky in the News!   (more) »

March 13, 2014

DOREEN WALKER (1920-2014)   (more) »



Featured Profile

Jesse Birch
MA in Critical and Curatorial Studies degree, 2008

"I see curatorial work as a practice that is informed by experience across contexts and communities, through multiple fields and disciplines: a kind of learning that doesn't confine itself easily to institutional parameters"  (more) »