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Professor Althea Thauberger Shortlisted for 2019 Scotiabank Photography Award

Mar 21st, 2019
Congratulations to Assistant Professor, Althea Thauberger, for being shortlisted from 11 finalists of the 2019 Scotiabank Photography Award. The Scotiabank Photography Award is Canada’s largest and most prestigious annual peer-nominated and peer-reviewed award that acknowledges the outstanding contribution that artists have made to contemporary art and photography. The jurors for the 2019 prize are artist Edward […]


Professor Dana Claxton is a 2019 YWCA Women of Distinction Nominee

Mar 8th, 2019
On the eve of International Women’s Day, Associate Professor and Department Head, Dana Claxton, was announced as one of seven nominees for the 2019 YWCA Women of Distinction Awards in the category of Arts, Culture & Design. Recognized nationally, the YWCA Women of Distinction Awards honours individuals and organizations whose outstanding activities and achievements contribute […]


MFA Alumna, Olivia Whetung 2018 Recipient of the John Hartman Award

Feb 28th, 2019
Congratulations to Olivia Whetung who is the 2018 recipient of the John Hartman Award from The MacLaren Art Centre. Olivia Whetung is anishinaabekwe and a member of Curve Lake First Nation. She completed her BFA with a minor in anishinaabemowin at Algoma University, and has a MFA from the University of British Columbia (2016). Whetung’s […]


Department Statement Regarding Wet’suwet’en Land Defenders

Jan 10th, 2019
The UBC Department of Art History, Visual Art and Theory condemns the invasion of the Unist’ot’en Camp and Gidimt’en checkpoint and forcible removal of citizens and land and water protectors from the unceded Wet’suwet’en territory. Concerned members of the department have written the following statement to President Santa Ono urging action. Dear President Santa Ono, […]


Professor Emeritus Serge Guilbaut Curates New Exhibition at Museo Reina Sofía

Nov 15th, 2018
The Department of Art History, Visual Art and Theory congratulates Professor Emeritus Serge Guilbaut on his newly curated exhibition opening in Madrid at the Museo Reina Sofía; Lost, Loose and Loved: Foreign Artists in Paris 1944-1968. The exhibition runs November 21, 2018 to April 22, 2019 This show explores the contribution of foreign artists who, after the […]


Visual Art Professor Dana Claxton’s Solo Exhibition Opens at the Vancouver Art Gallery

Oct 27th, 2018
The Department of Art History, Visual Art and Theory congratulates Professor Dana Claxton on her solo exhibition opening at the Vancouver Art Gallery; Dana Claxton: Fringing the Cube. The exhibition runs October 27, 2018 to February 3, 2019. This is the first exhibition to survey the formidable career of Vancouver-based Hunkpapa Lakota (Sioux) artist Dana Claxton. […]


MFA Graduate Christopher Lacroix Wins Philip B. Lind Emerging Artist Prize

Sep 21st, 2018
Congratulatations to recent graduate Christopher Lacroix (MFA 2018) for winning the Philip B. Lind Emerging Artist Prize and second-year MFA student, Ramey Newell, for being named an honourable mention. Christopher receives $5,000 toward the commissioning of a new artwork to be exhibited at The Polygon Gallery in 2019. Photo courtesty of The Polygon Gallery   Read […]


First Book by Jillian Lerner: Graphic Culture

Sep 6th, 2018
The Department of Art History, Visual Art and Theory congratulates faculty member Jillian Lerner on the publication of her first book; Graphic Culture: Illustration and Artistic Enterprise in Paris, 1830-1848 (McGill-Queens University Press). Jillian is an alumna (BA 1998) and long-time sessional lecturer in the department. This exploration of print culture traces changing conditions of […]


AHVA PhD Candidate Gloria Bell Receives Assistant Professor Position at McGill

Jul 31st, 2018
AHVA PhD candidate Gloria Bell has received an Assistant Professor position at McGill University in the Department of Art History & Communication Studies beginning Fall 2018. Her current  research and teaching examines visual culture focusing on Indigenous arts of the Americas, primarily from the nineteenth century through to contemporary manifestations. Bell will be completing her […]


AHVA Welcomes Professor Ateya Khorakiwala

Jul 1st, 2018
The Department of Art History, Visual Art and Theory is pleased to announce that Dr. Ateya Khorakiwala will be joining the department as assistant professor of art history effective July 1, 2018. Khorakiwala is an architectural historian focusing on South Asia in a global context in the 20th century. She researches the infrastructural environments and […]