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Dustin Brons Selected as Winner of 2021 New Generation Photography Award

Apr 6th, 2021
Dustin Brons, Stovetop, 2019. Collection of the artist. © Dustin Brons   Congratulations to AHVA sessional faculty member and alumnus Dustin Brons who has been selected as one of the three winners of the 2021 New Generation Photography Award. The New Generation Photography Award was established in 2017 by the National Gallery of Canada in collaboration with Scotiabank. Brons would like to thank AHVA […]


Seeking Canada Research Chair (Tier II, tenure-track) in Art History — History of South Asian Art, Architecture and Visual Culture

Mar 29th, 2021
The Department of Art History, Visual Art and Theory (AHVA) at the University of British Columbia (UBC), Vancouver, invites applications for a Canada Research Chair (CRC), Tier II specializing in the history of the art, architecture and visual culture of South Asia. This position is expected to be a full-time, tenure-track appointment made at the […]


Statement Denouncing Anti-Asian Racism

Mar 25th, 2021
March 25, 2021 The Department of Art History, Visual Art and Theory firmly condemns anti-Asian racism and violence. We grieve with the loved ones and the communities of the eight victims of the attacks that took place last week in Atlanta, Georgia. We join President Santa Ono and the University in expressing our dismay at […]


Seeking Lecturer in Visual Art, Photography

Mar 24th, 2021
The Department of Art History, Visual Art and Theory (AHVA) at the University of British Columbia (UBC), Vancouver, invites applications for a Lecturer appointment in visual art commencing as early as July 1, 2021. This is a full-time position for a term of up to three years, which entails a probationary first year. Lecturer positions […]


VISA 330 Painting Showcase at Audain Art Centre


Art in the time of Covid! AHVA Gallery staff and Work Learn students have recently installed works from the third-year painting class VISA 330, taught by Phil McCrum in fall 2020. The display is viewable from outside the Audain Art Centre along University Boulevard. The artists were asked to respond to a number of themes […]


Call for Applications: Ellen Neel & Beau Dick Award in Art History, Visual Art & Theory

Mar 11th, 2021
Image credit: Ellen Neel in her studio, 1958, Photo: Gar Lunney/Library and Archives Canada /National Film Board Fonds/e011176933 The Department of Art History, Visual Art & Theory is now accepting applications for the Ellen Neel and Beau Dick Award in Art History, Visual Art and Theory, Award Details: Awards totalling $2,150 have been made available […]


AHVA Welcomes Professor Rachel Boate

Jan 25th, 2021
The Department of Art History, Visual Art and Theory is pleased to announce that Professor Rachel Boate is joining the department as Assistant Professor without Review in art history through summer 2022. Rachel Boate is a historian of nineteenth- and twentieth-century art and visual culture, with an emphasis on cross-cultural histories and theories of abstraction, […]


Germaine Koh – AHVA Koerner Artist in Residence 2021


The Department of Art History, Visual Art and Theory (AHVA) at the University of British Columbia is pleased to announce Germaine Koh as the Koerner Artist in Residence, from January to December 2021. During her residency, Koh will be working out of a studio in Audain Art Centre, in addition to conducting studio visits, appearing […]


Visual Art Professor Gu Xiong’s Exhibition – Galleries West Stories

Jan 20th, 2021
  Gu Xiong, Facing Home – Harling Point, 2020, HD video projection, 5:24 min. (camera, Yu Gu and Tom Campbell; editor, Tom Campbell)   AHVA Visual Art Professor Gu Xiong’s solo exhibition at Centre A, The Remains of a Journey, is currently on until February 13, 2021. The Remains of a Journey brings visibility to […]


AHVA MFA Alumni Jay Pahre Featured in the Winter Issue of Canadian Art

Jan 19th, 2021
  Jay Pahre, Piebald Undercoat, 2020. Copper-coated steel, aluminum and gauze, 68.6 x 53.3 cm.   Congratulations to AHVA MFA alumni (2020), Jay Pahre, for being featured in the 2021 winter issue of Canadian Art. Jay was also the Chair in Transgender Studies at the University of Victoria through a fellowship in 2020. Jay Pahre is a […]