AHVA Alumna, Jeneen Frei Njootli is Longlisted for the Sobey Art Award

Apr 18th, 2018
Jeneen Frei Njootli (MFA 2017) is one of 25 Canadian artists longlisted for the prestigious Sobey Art Award. The Sobey Art Award honours Canada’s most exciting young artists, awarded to a visual artist age 40 and under who has exhibited in a public or commercial art gallery within 18 months of being nominated. The winner […]

AHVA Alumna, Jayne Wilkinson Joins Canadian Art as Managing Editor

Mar 8th, 2018
Photo courtesy of Canadian Art. Congratulations to AHVA alumna, Jayne Wilkinson, on her appointment as managing editor of Canadian Art. The now Toronto-based Wilkinson earned an MA in Art History at UBC in 2014. Her thesis, Art documents: The politics of the visible in the work of Taryn Simon and Trevor Paglen, investigated the politics […]

AHVA Welcomes Professor Althea Thauberger

Jan 29th, 2018
The Department of Art History, Visual Art and Theory is pleased to announce that Althea Thauberger will be joining the department as assistant professor of visual art effective July 1, 2018. Thauberger has an international exhibition record and is making a contribution to the field of collaborative social documentary in a global context. Thauberger’s projects […]

Catherine M. Soussloff Discusses Her Work in the Foucault Archive at the BnF

Jan 9th, 2018
“Unexpectedly and as it turned out, fortuitously, Foucault continued to occupy me …” Catherine M. Soussloff’s Foucault on Painting (University of Minnesota Press, 2017) is now available in stores and online! While Professor Soussloff was completing final edits on the book last year, she made some discoveries in the Foucault archive at the Bibliothèque Nationale de […]

Dana Claxton Shortlisted for bpNichol Chapbook Award

Nov 10th, 2017
Congratulations to Professor Dana Claxton on the nomination of her chapbook The Patient Storm (above/ground press) for the bpNichol Chapbook Award. We look forward to announcement of the winner on November 18! The prize, awarded annually since 1985, goes to the author of the best poetry chapbook—in the estimation of the judges—published in Canada in […]

Catherine M. Soussloff, Foucault on Painting – forthcoming in November 2017 from University of Minnesota Press

Nov 2nd, 2017
Congratulations to Professor Catherine M. Soussloff on the forthcoming release of her new book, Foucault on Painting (University of Minnesota Press), a timely exploration of Foucault’s art historical and philosophical engagement with painting as knowledge. Michel Foucault had been concerned about painting and the meaning of the image from his earliest publications, yet this aspect […]

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 […]

Professor Jaleh Mansoor featured in TEXTE ZUR KUNST

Jun 8th, 2017
“The New New Left,” the theme of this issue, is not entirely “new new” as it indeed shares some concerns with the old anti-capitalist Left—namely, an insistence on a theoretical analysis of capitalism and the undue price many in such a system pay. But as the traditional discourses and strategies of the Left (workerism, identity […]

Chief Beau Dick (1955–2017)

Mar 28th, 2017
We are profoundly saddened to share the news that Chief Beau Dick passed away last night. Beau was AHVA artist in residence since 2013 and he generously welcomed people from across the community to his studio at the Audain Art Centre. He was surrounded by close family and friends until the end. His actions will […]

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 […]