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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 […]


Seeking Curator of Collections: Apply by February 2

Jan 18th, 2021
The Department of Art History, Visual Art, and Theory (AHVA) at the University of British Columbia invites applications for the Management and Professional (AAPS) Curator of Collections role with an anticipated start date in Winter 2021. This position is full time and offers a $75,048 minimum annual salary plus benefits.   JOB SUMMARY The Curator […]


Call to Action! Joanne & Alice Application Support Fund for Black and Indigenous People

Nov 30th, 2020
Do you identify as Black or Indigenous and plan to apply to the MFA Visual Art Program this winter? If so, thanks to the Joanne & Alice Application Support Fund for Black and Indigenous People in the Department of Art History, Visual Art, and Theory and Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies at UBC, you’re […]


Seeking Audain Chair in Historical Indigenous Arts (tenure-stream)

Oct 15th, 2020
  We invite applications for a tenure-stream appointment at the rank of Associate or Full Professor in the field of historical and traditional Indigenous arts and cultural practices. The anticipated start date of employment is as early as July 1, 2021. The incumbent of the Audain Chair in Historical Indigenous Arts will be at the […]


BMO 1st Prize Regional Winner for BC


Congratulations to recent graduate David Ezra Wang (BFA 2019) who is the regional winner (BC) of the BMO 1st Art Prize with his work Practicum (video, audio, 7 minutes 51 seconds). Each regional winner received $7,500. Each year, BMO 1st Art! invites deans and instructors from 110 undergraduate art programs across Canada to nominate three […]


Helen Belkin Memorial Scholarship


Congratulations to recent graduate Jay Pahre (MFA 2020) who has been awarded the Helen Belkin Memorial Scholarship. This scholarship has been endowed by the President’s Fund to honour the memory of Helen Mary Emily Belkin. The scholarship is offered to a fine arts student on the recommendation of the Department and the Morris and Helen […]


2020 Audain Travel Award


Congratulations to AHVA MFA candidate Xan Shian. The recipient of the 2020 Audain Travel Award. This $7,500 award, established in 2019, by the Audain Foundation, provides five full-time Bachelor of Fine Arts or Master of Fine Arts students in B.C. an opportunity to travel to view and study art. Xan will be using the award […]


Seeking Assistant Professor in Visual Art, Print Media (tenure-track)

Sep 17th, 2020
We invite applications for a tenure-track appointment in visual art at the rank of Assistant Professor. The anticipated start date of employment is as early as July 1, 2021. The department seeks an individual who pursues studio practice in print media, at the intersection of traditional and experimental print, historical photo contact, and digital processes, […]


Seeking Director/Curator, Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery

Aug 25th, 2020
The Faculty of Arts at The University of British Columbia (UBC) – Vancouver campus invites applications for the position of Director/Curator, Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery, with an anticipated start date of July 1, 2021. The successful candidate will hold an academic appointment concurrent with the directorship; the latter appointment is expected to be […]