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  • MFA and BFA Open Studios 2016

    December 6th,  2016

    You are invited to the inaugural, combined Master of Fine Art (MFA) and Bachelor of Fine Art Visual Art (BFA) Open Studios. This event is an opportunity to view the work in progress of both MFA and BFA candidates and to engage with them on their current studio practice. MFA...


  • It’s All a Blur: An Artist Talk by Tony Labat

    March 30th,  2016

    It's All a Blur: An Artist Talk by Tony Labat

    Join us for the last Distinguished Visiting Artist talk this term! Since the early 1980s, Cuban-born artist Tony Labat has developed a body of work in performance, video, sculpture, and installation dealing with the body, popular culture, identity, urban relations, politics, and the media. Labat has exhibited internationally over the...


  • Artist Talk by Maria Hupfield

    March 2nd,  2016

    Artist Talk by Maria Hupfield

    Wasauksing artist Maria Hupfield presents public talk March 2, 2016 Maria Hupfield’s public talk, If You Want to Be Included You Have to Participate, is about rising above through the act of doing and through embodied knowledge. Topics include the politics of recognition, cultural revitalization, native feminism, social activism, the...


  • Treasure Island: An Artist Talk by Daniel Boyd

    February 10th,  2016

    Treasure Island: An Artist Talk by Daniel Boyd

    Aboriginal Australian artist Daniel Boyd presents public talk February 10, 2016 Daniel Boyd (b. 1982) is an Aboriginal Australian artist who has been exhibiting his work nationally and internationally since 2005. Boyd’s ancestry can be traced throughout Queensland and Northern New South Wales to the peoples of Kudjla, Eastern Kuku...


  • 38th Annual UBC AHVA Graduate Symposium: Le(s) Temps

    March 13th,  2015

    Symposium runs March 13 – 14th, 2015 Keynote: T.J. Demos (Professor, History of Art and Visual Culture, UC Santa Cruz) Friday, March 13 10:00am: Opening Remarks 10:30am: Morning Session Hye-Shim Yi (PhD, University of California, Los Angeles) Solid, But Not Bounded: Garden Rocks in Qing Dynasty (1644-1911) China Natalie Massong...


  • Where Does it Hurt? Curated by CCST Candidate Jonah Gray

    June 7th,  2014

    Where Does it Hurt? Curated by CCST Candidate Jonah Gray

    Opening: Friday, June 6, 8pm. June 7 to July 26,2014. CATHY BUSBY, DAVID MACWILLIAM, RACHELLE SAWATSKY, KRISTA BELLE STEWART Curated by JONAH GRAY Boris Groys recently claimed that artworks are inherently sick and require a curator to heal them by including them in an exhibition.[1] While this was likely more...


  • 37th Annual UBC Art History Graduate Symposium: Shifting Pedagogies

    March 14th,  2014

    37th Annual Art History Graduate Symposium runs March 14 – 15, 2014 Keynote Judith Rodenbeck (Sarah Lawrence College) Friday, March 14 1:00pm: Coffee 1:30pm: Opening Remarks 2:00pm: Panel I Allan Doyle (PhD, Princeton University) Rumble à Roma: Quatremère de Quincy, Horace Vernet, and the Question of Pedagogy at the French...


  • Sans Song: curated by CCST candidate Jenny Walton

    April 27th,  2012

    Sans Song: curated by CCST candidate Jenny Walton

    Opening reception: 26th April 2012 at 7pm. Exhibition runs to June 2, 2012. Introducing new works by Nathan McNinch and by Joshua Bonnetta, in conjunction with two pieces released in 1976 by Joan La Barbara, the artworks in Sans Song investigate the tools and instruments of vocal sonic production and...


  • Rehearsal Research: curated by CCST candidate Sarah Todd

    April 19th,  2011

    Rehearsal Research: curated by CCST candidate Sarah Todd

    Justine Chambers, Holly Ward, Paul Kajander. Curated and coordinated by Sarah Todd. Closing reception and performance by Justine Chambers, April 28, 6 -9 PM. Tuesday April 19 – Thursday April 28 Open Tuesday – Saturday 12pm -5pm Rehearsal Research is a presentation of work made during the Rehearsal Research residency,...


  • Cosmologies: anything that exists has a beginning; curated by CCST candidate Daina Warren

    July 4th,  2009

    Cosmologies: anything that exists has a beginning; curated by CCST candidate Daina Warren

    Opening, Friday, July 3, 2009. Artist Talk: July 4, 2009 at 2pm. Show runs July 4 to August 8, 2009. Jason Baerg, Dana Claxton Lewis deSoto, Richard Tawhanga Kereopa This multi-media group exhibition deals with complex cultural systems created by individual artists from various Indigenous cultures. These systems of knowing...


  • Kim Phillips Doctoral Defense: “Conjured Spaces: Representation and the Recurring Past in Post-Unification Berlin”

    August 29th,  2007

    Doctoral Defense by PHD candidate Kim Phillips.  This study considers three temporary, site-specific installations that for brief moments haunted such sites in Berlin during the first volatile years after 1990. Behind the mask of new architecture rapidly transforming Berlin’s visage in the years following Germany’s reunification in 1990 lie profound...


  • Limits of Tolerance: Re-framing Multicultural State Policy; curated by CCST candidate Liz Park

    May 19th,  2007

    Limits of Tolerance: Re-framing Multicultural State Policy; curated by CCST candidate Liz Park

    EXHIBITION: May 19 to June 23, 2007. Guest Curator: Liz Park,candidate in the CCST program. OPENING: Friday May 18, 8pm Gallery Hours: Tuesday to Saturday, 11:00 -18:00, Sunday-Monday closed SYMPOSIUM: Saturday May 26, 14:00 to 17:00, UBC Robson Square theatre A group exhibition with works by Dana Claxton, Stan Douglas, Laiwan,...


  • Round Table – Samantha Miki, MA, Heidi Ravenel, MA

    November 17th,  2006

    Roundtables are held by MA, MFA, and PhD students to present their Thesis and Major paper research to peers, faculty, and any others who may wish to attend.


  • Figure Drawing

    November 15th,  2006

    All are welcome. VASS annual membership: $5.00 Website link: http://www.ahva.ubc.ca/vass/about.html


  • Makeshift; curated by CCST candidate Veronika Klaptocz

    April 8th,  2004

    Makeshift; curated by CCST candidate Veronika Klaptocz

    8 April – 1 May 2004 Opening Reception:  Wednesday 7 April 2004,  8 -10 pm Curators’ Talk: Saturday 17 March, 3 pm, at Interurban Work by Dirk Bahmann, Keren Ben Zeev, Jeremy Downie, Ismail Farouk, Sphiwe Gama, Nicholas Hlobo, Alison Kearney, Kasia Kwiecinska, Brenton Maart, Vivienne Mahloko, Desné Masie, Toni...


  • 06th Annual Art History Graduate Symposium

    April 22nd,  1987

    A Modern Day Victor Samerjian, “Reception of Surrealism in New York: 1948-1955” Robert Lindsay, “Wilfredo Lam: Painter of Negritude” Andrea Thomsett, “Charles Estienne’s Critical Discourse and the Search for Revolt” Allan Langdale, “Picasso and the ‘Corrida’ Images of the 1950’s” Julia Browne, “Picasso’s Ceramics: The Past Tradition” Alexander Alberro, “Calling...