47th Annual AHVA Graduate Symposium Exhibition – Entangled Embodiment: Intersections and Dialogues

Thursday February 29, 2024 - Friday March 29, 2024
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM

47th Annual University of British Columbia, Art History, Visual Art and Theory Graduate Symposium Exhibition Opening
Entangled Embodiment: Intersections and Dialogues

Thursday, February 29, 2024
5:00 – 8:00 pm | AHVA Gallery

Featuring performances by:
Morgan Sears-Williams – 6:30 pm
Marie-Hélène Tessier – 6:50 pm

AHVA Gallery
Audain Art Centre
6398 University Blvd

Exhibition runs
February 29–March 29, 2024
12–4 PM

Leah Alfred-Olmedo
Francisco Berlanga
Tiffany Law
Morgan Sears-Williams
Marie-Hélène Tessier
Rebecca Wang 王晨釔
Yuan Wen

We acknowledge that the UBC Vancouver campus is situated on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territory of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm  (Musqueam).

Within a current social condition simultaneously inscribed by a preoccupation with the image of the self and an increasingly integrated reliance on a dematerialized digital realm, how do we understand meanings of embodiment? Does looking inward for meaning shift our focus away from an image of self and toward an experience of self? Can this lead to a re-evaluation of how we both consciously and unconsciously, physically and mentally, embody our self-understanding in visual form? The committee for the 47th annual UBC AHVA Graduate Symposium and Exhibition has themed this year’s event Entangled Embodiment: Intersections and Dialogues. Embodiment produces–and is produced by–markers of identification like race, gender, ability, sexuality, nationality, class, and other positionalities.

The Annual Graduate Symposium and Exhibition are supported by the Audain Endowment for Curatorial Studies and the Department of Art History, Visual Art and Theory at the University of British Columbia. We are grateful for additional support from the Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery, Museum of Anthropology, Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies, the Provost and VP Academic office, St. John’s College,  Department of Asian Studies, Department of Anthropology, Department of English Language and Literatures, and Department of History.