Graduate Student News & Events

  • MFA and BFA Open Studios 2016

    December 6th,  2016 4:00 pm

    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...


  • Slip the Snare, UBC Department of Art History, Visual Art and Theory, Master of Fine Arts Graduate Exhibition 2016

    May 6th,  2016

    Benjamin J. Allard, Jeneen Frei Njootli, Saroop Soofi, Leigh Tennant, Olivia Whetung May 6-June 5, 2016 Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery University of British Columbia 1825 Main Mall Vancouver, BC Canada V6T 1Z2 Opening Reception: Thursday, May 5, 6-9 pm Performance by Jeneen Frei Njootli: Friday, May 6, 1:00...


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

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

    March 30th,  2016 5:30 pm

    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

    Artist Talk by Maria Hupfield

    March 2nd,  2016 5:30 pm

    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

    Treasure Island: An Artist Talk by Daniel Boyd

    February 10th,  2016 5:30 pm

    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...


  • Winter 2015 ARTH/CCST Roundtables

    November 20th,  2015 10:30 am

    MA Critical and Curatorial Studies Roundtable Presentations Winter 2015 ARTH/CCST Roundtables The ARTH/CCST Roundtables will take place on Friday, November 20th, 2015 from 10:30am to 3:00pm in Room 1002, Audain Art Centre (6398 University Blvd., UBC) Schedule: 10:30 AM – 11:10 AM Kristine Olson (MA, CCST) Unmapping the Unacceptable: The...


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

    March 13th,  2015 10:00 am

    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...


  • ARTH/CCST MA & PhD Students Round Table Presentations

    November 28th,  2014

    Winter 2014/2015 ARTH/CCST Roundtables The ARTH/CCST Roundtables will take place on Friday, November 28th, 2014 from 11:00am to 4:30 pm in the Lillooet Room, Irving K Barber Learning Centre (1961 East Mall UBC). Schedule: 11am-12:30pm: Heather Muckart (PhD, ARTH) Title: Reformation of the Portrait: Banality and Likeness in Early Modern...


  • Visual Art MFA Student Roundtable Presentations

    November 14th,  2014

    Winter 2014/2015 MFA Roundtables The MFA Roundtable Presentations will be held on Friday, November 14th 2014 from 2pm-6pm in the Lillooet Room, Irving K. Barber Learning Centre (1961 East Mall UBC). Please find the schedule below: 2:00pm    Eric Angus Follow the Bird (Vibration, Resonance, and the Heterotopic Convergence of Space)...


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

    Where Does it Hurt? Curated by CCST Candidate Jonah Gray

    June 7th,  2014 8:00 pm

    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...


  • Art History MA Graduate Student Roundtable Presentations

    March 28th,  2014 10:00 am

    Winter 2013/2014 Round Tables Art History MA Graduate Student Roundtable Presentations Friday, March 28th 2014 Lillooet Room, IKBLC (1961 East Mall, UBC) 10:00am-10:40am Laura Dickson Negotiating Community in the Vernacular: Considering the Photographic Archive of Metis Activist James P. Brady. Moderator: Jacqueline Witkowski 10:50am-11:30am Denise Ryner Space as a Participant...


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

    March 14th,  2014 1:00 pm

    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...


  • Art History PhD Student Roundtable Presentations

    January 10th,  2014 10:30 am

    Winter 2013/2014 Round Tables All are welcome to attend the Art History Graduate Roundtables being presented by the following PhD Candidaates: 10:00am-11:30am Yanlong Guo Luxury for the Rural: Mass Consumption of Mirror at the “Centre” of the Han Empire  (Moderator: Vytas Narusevicius) 11:45am-1:15pm: Ivana Vranic Between Physis and Techn?: Molding,...


  • Art History MA and PhD Graduate Student Roundtable Presentations

    November 29th,  2013 10:00 am

    Winter 2013 Roundtables All are welcome to attend the Art History Graduate Roundtables being presented by: 10:00am-10:40am Jeff O’Brien (MA) Fiction, Testimony and the Exergue of the Archive: Godard, Géricault and Hirschhorn’s Concordia, Concordia Moderator: Robin Simpson ~ 10:45am-11:25am Rachel Smith (MA) Beyond Epistemic Disobedience: Gesturing Towards Humor in Fred...


  • ARTH/CCST Roundtables

    March 1st,  2013 12:00 pm

    ARTH/CCST Roundtables Friday, March 1, 2013. 12 to 6pm. Schedule: 12:00pm-12:40pm: Sofia Stalner (CCST) Shifting Margins: Emily Carr and Irene Hoffar Reid Moderator: Carolyn Jervis ~ 12:50pm-1:30pm: Katie Schroeder (CCST) Full Frontal Moderator: Katherine Jackson ~ 1:40pm-2:20pm: Jeremy Jaud (CCST) Ex Mundana Moderator: Robin Simpson ~ 2:30pm-3:10pm: Shahana Rajani (CCST)...


  • Graduate Student Roundtable Presentations

    November 30th,  2012 2:30 pm

    2:30 to 5pm 2:30pm-3:15pm: Jordan Strom (MA CCST) Vipers in a Pail: Serial Portraiture through Self and Archive 3:15pm-4:00pm: Jayne Wilkinson (MA ARTH) Art Documents: Complicating the visible in the work of Taryn Simon and Trevor Paglen 4:00pm-4:45pm: Esme Cunningham (MA ARTH) The Pool and The Web: A Critique of...


  • Sans Song: curated by CCST candidate Jenny Walton

    Sans Song: curated by CCST candidate Jenny Walton

    April 27th,  2012 7:00 pm

    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

    Rehearsal Research: curated by CCST candidate Sarah Todd

    April 19th,  2011 12:00 pm

    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,...


  • MFA Roundtable Presentations

    March 26th,  2011 10:30 am

    MFA students will present their major paper abstracts followed by a question and answer period. Please join the Department of Art History, Visual Art, and Theory for the MFA Roundtable Presentations. Saturday, March 26, 2011  10:30 – 4:30 Dorothy Somerset Room 109.


  • Art History, CCST MA/PhD Roundtable presentations

    March 19th,  2011 10:00 am

    Art History, CCST MA/PhD Graduate students will present abstracts of their research Please join the department to hear Art History and Critical & Curatorial graduate students present their thesis research.  Each presentation will be followed by a question and answer period.  Reception to follow. See attached pdf for schedule of speakers...


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

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

    July 4th,  2009

    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...


  • Roundtable – MA Adah Hudson

    November 23rd,  2007 12:30 pm

     


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

    August 29th,  2007 12:30 pm

    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

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

    May 19th,  2007

    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 12:00 pm

    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 5:30 pm

    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

    Makeshift; curated by CCST candidate Veronika Klaptocz

    April 8th,  2004

    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...


  • Various Properties; curated by CCST candidate Katie Spicer with Heather Bjorgan, Alice Edwards and Kiriko Watanabe

    Various Properties; curated by CCST candidate Katie Spicer with Heather Bjorgan, Alice Edwards and Kiriko Watanabe

    January 17th,  2003

    17 January – 9 March, 2003. Opening Reception: Thursday, 16 January, 8 – 10 pm The Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery is pleased to announce that the inaugural exhibition of the Critical Curatorial Studies Masters program at the University of British Columbia opens January 17, 2003. Graduating students Heather...


  • 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...


41st Annual Graduate Symposium: Call for Papers

Oct 20th, 2017

Tracing Erasure University of British Columbia Department of Art History, Visual Art and Theory (AHVA) 41st Annual Graduate Student Symposium March 9, 2018 Deadline for Submissions: December 21, 2017 The University of British Columbia’s 41st Annual Graduate Symposium in Art History, Visual Art and Theory invites papers that explore art and architecture as sites of […]


2017 Lind Prize Nominees from AHVA

Mar 21st, 2017

Presentation House Gallery has just announced the shortlist for the second annual Philip B. Lind Emerging Artist Prize. Congratulations to AHVA MFA student Brian Lye and BFA Natasha Habedus!   Brian Lye Shitty Magician #3 (still) 2016, one minute, HD, silent Be sure to check out the Lind Prize exhibition at Presentation House Gallery, April […]


AHVA MFA Grads A Akhavan and R Boisjoly in the news!

Oct 29th, 2015

ABBAS AKHAVAN WINS THE 2015 SOBEY ART AWARD! Halifax, October 28, 2015 – The prestigious 2015 Sobey Art Award has been presented to Abbas Akhavan  representing the Ontario region during tonight’s annual Award Announcement Gala at the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia. The 2015 finalists emerged from a longlist of 25 Canadian artists under the […]


CCST Graduate Shahana Rajani in the news!

Apr 17th, 2015

Shahana Rajani AHVA CCST Graduate in the news in Karachi The Tentative Collective is a group of young people working throughout the city of Karachi, sharing ideas and resources and producing images, but mostly projecting images from a rickshaw-powered projector, and in that way attempting to connect the experiences of artists, institutions, and ethnically diverse […]