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Full-Time Faculty

Alexandra Peck

Alexandra Peck

Assistant Professor | Audain Chair in Historical Indigenous Art

phone604 822 8830
location_onLasserre 411

Research Area

Art History
Dr. Alexandra M. Peck is an anthropologist and material culture specialist whose scholarship primarily concerns Native tribes and First Nations in the Pacific Northwest. Through ethnography and object-centered approaches, her research examines cultural exchange, adaptation, and change in ancient and...Read more

Research Area

Art History

Althea Thauberger

Althea Thauberger

Associate Professor

phone604 822 6657
location_onBC Binning 202

Research Area

Visual Art
Althea Thauberger is an artist, filmmaker and educator. Her teaching and research interests include photographic history and theory; documentary practices in photography, video and performance; collaborative/collective community research; biopolitics and institutional critique/reform; and site or pl...Read more

Research Area

Visual Art

Anthony Shelton

Anthony Shelton

Professor

phone604 822 2654
location_onDorothy Somerset Studios 203

Research Area

Art History
I have been Director of the Museum of Anthropology (MOA) at the University of British Columbia since August 2004. A researcher, curator, teacher and administrator, my interests include Latin American, Iberian and African visual cultures, Surrealism, the history of collecting, and critical museology....Read more

Research Area

Art History

Camille Georgeson-Usher

Camille Georgeson-Usher

Acting Assistant Professor

phone604 822 0964
location_onDorothy Somerset Studios 204

Research Area

Art History
Camille Georgeson-Usher is a Coast Salish / Sahtu Dene / Scottish scholar, curator, and writer from Galiano Island, BC. Through her research, Usher is interested in the many ways in which peoples move together through space, how public art becomes a site for gathering, and intimacies with the everyd...Read more

Research Area

Art History

Christine D'Onofrio

Christine D'Onofrio

Associate Professor of Teaching | Chair, Bachelor of Media Studies

phone604 822 6637
location_onDorothy Somerset Studios 206

Research Area

Visual Art
Christine D'Onofrio is a visual artist based in Vancouver, British Columbia. She attended York University in Toronto for her BFA, and completed her MFA at the University of British Columbia. D’Onofrio has held positions at Emily Carr University of Art and Design, University of Toledo, and the Univ...Read more

Research Area

Visual Art

Dan Starling

Dan Starling

Assistant Professor

phone604 822 5991
location_onBC Binning Studios 205

Research Area

Visual Art
Dan Starling is currently interested in the generative possibilities for art making offered by the mediums of printmaking, drawing, and artist books. In previous projects he has also used photography, video and performance. As a settler inhabiting the unceded territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm, ...Read more

Research Area

Visual Art

Dana Claxton

Dana Claxton

Department Head | Professor

phone604 822 5650
location_onLasserre 400

Research Area

Visual Art
Dana Claxton works in film, video, photography, single- and multi-channel video installation, and performance art. Her practice investigates beauty, the body, the socio-political, and the spiritual. Her work has been shown internationally at the Museum of Modern Art, Walker Art Centre, Sundance Film...Read more

Research Area

Visual Art

Erin Silver

Erin Silver

Assistant Professor | Critical and Curatorial Studies Graduate Advisor

phone604 822 4497
location_onAuditorium Annex Offices A 262
Affiliation Faculty Associate at the Institute for Gender, Race, Sexuality and Social Justice Erin Silver specializes in contemporary Canadian art and queer and feminist art, visual culture, performance, and activism. She is the author of Taking Place: Building Histories of Queer and Femin...Read more

Gareth James

Gareth James

Associate Professor | Visual Arts Graduate Advisor

phone604 822 4167
location_onOld Fire Hall 2

Research Area

Visual Art
Gareth James is an internationally exhibited artist, previously based in London and New York before joining the University of British Columbia in the summer of 2010. James’s work is constituted through his abiding interest in histories of iconoclasm in which the social divisions and inequities ...Read more

Research Area

Visual Art

Georgios Makris

Georgios Makris

Assistant Professor

phone604 822 6187
location_onAuditorium Annex Offices A 260

Research Area

Art History
Georgios (Yorgos) Makris specializes in Byzantine art and archaeology, placing particular emphasis on the material culture and landscape of monasticism as well as the dissemination and usage of portable objects across the medieval eastern Mediterranean. Makris is currently at work on his first mo...Read more

Research Area

Art History

Ignacio Adriasola

Ignacio Adriasola

Associate Professor

phone604 822 2410
location_onAuditorium Annex Offices A 268

Research Area

Art History
Ignacio Adriasola specializes in the history of art in modern Japan. His research addresses three interrelated concerns: avant-gardism and the question of art and politics; gender and sexuality in art and visual culture; and the transfer and circulation of objects and ideas to and from Japan in the ...Read more

Research Area

Art History

Jaleh Mansoor

Jaleh Mansoor

Associate Professor

phone604 822 9412
location_onLasserre 413

Research Area

Art History
Jaleh (ZHAH-lay) Mansoor is a historian of Modern and contemporary cultural production, specializing in twentieth-century European art, Marxism, Marxist feminism, and critical theory. She received her PhD from Columbia University in 2007 and has taught at SUNY Purchase, Barnard College, Columbia Uni...Read more

Research Area

Art History

Jillian Lerner

Jillian Lerner

Assistant Professor of Teaching

phone604 822 3312
location_onLasserre 212

Research Area

Art History
Jillian Lerner specializes in nineteenth-century visual culture, with an emphasis on print, early photography, and commercial visual attractions. She studied art history at Columbia University, completing her PhD in 2006 under the direction of Jonathan Crary and Anne Higonnet. She is the author o...Read more

Research Area

Art History

Joseph Monteyne

Joseph Monteyne

Professor

phone604 822 1893
location_onLasserre 409

Research Area

Art History
Joseph Monteyne’s first book, The Printed Image in Early Modern London: Urban Space, Visual Representation, and Social Exchange, was published by Ashgate in 2007. A second book, From Still-Life to the Screen: Print Culture, Display, and the Materiality of the Image in Eighteenth-Century London wa...Read more

Research Area

Art History

Julia Orell

Julia Orell

Assistant Professor

phone604 822 3991
location_onAudX A 264

Research Area

Art History
Julia Orell is a historian of Chinese art, specializing in landscape painting of the Song and Yuan dynasties. She received her PhD from the University of Chicago, has taught at the University of Zurich, and held postdoctoral fellowships at the Getty Research Institute (Los Angeles) and Academia Sini...Read more

Research Area

Art History

Karice Mitchell

Karice Mitchell

Lecturer | AHVA Gallery Chair

phone604 822 1223
location_onAudain Art Centre 4026B

Research Area

Visual Art
Karice Mitchell is a photo-based installation artist whose practice uses found imagery and digital manipulation to engage with issues relating to the representation of the black female body in pornography and popular culture. Her work seeks to re-contextualize pre-existing images to reimagine possi...Read more

Research Area

Visual Art

Manuel Piña Baldoquin

Manuel Piña Baldoquin

Associate Professor (on leave)

phone604 822 2486
location_onBC Binning Studios 204

Research Area

Visual Art
Affiliation Faculty Associate at the Institute for Gender, Race, Sexuality and Social Justice Manuel Pina B is an artist, pedagog, and social and spiritual activist. His (re)search focuses on spirituality+technology as a key intra relation to elucidate present realities and challenges, and...Read more

Research Area

Visual Art

Marina Roy

Marina Roy

Associate Professor

phone604 822 3755
location_onOld Fire Hall 1

Research Area

Visual Art
In the pile-up of language and spectacle which constitutes our amnesiac present, one role for art is to create a clearing within our petrified landscape, and, through an attentiveness to the potential of matter, through a reordering of all this new and mostly obsolete stuff, through bricolage and pl...Read more

Research Area

Visual Art

Nicole Georgopulos

Nicole Georgopulos

Assistant Professor

phone604 822 4812
location_onAuditorium Annex Offices A 270

Research Area

Art History
Nicole (Nikki) Georgopulos is an historian, curator, and educator specializing in European art of the nineteenth century. Her research focuses primarily on realism and its intersections with the history of science, philosophy, and cultural constructs of gender. Her current book project traces re...Read more

Research Area

Art History

Nuno Porto

Nuno Porto

Associate Professor

phone604 827 3863
location_onMuseum of Anthropology
Affiliation Curator, Africa and South America, Museum of Anthropology Nuno Porto received his PhD from the University of Coimbra, Portugal. He holds a joint appointment with the Museum of Anthropology where he is Curator for African and South American collections. Before joining UBC in ...Read more

Phillip McCrum

Phillip McCrum

Lecturer

phone604 822 4395
location_onOld Fire Hall 3

Research Area

Visual Art
Phillip McCrum has worked in the Vancouver arts community since the 1980s in a variety of capacities, including as curator of the OR Gallery (1987–89), co-editor of BOO Magazine (1994–96), and associate and board member of several artist-run centres. He taught in a number of diverse communities ...Read more

Research Area

Visual Art

Saygin Salgirli

Saygin Salgirli

Associate Professor | Art History Graduate Advisor

phone604 827 5168
location_onAuditorium Annex Offices A 266

Research Area

Art History
Saygin Salgirli is an art and architectural historian of the Ottoman and the Mediterranean worlds, focusing on the late medieval and early modern periods. He teaches a range of courses from European medieval art to the arts of the Islamicate world, including the modern period. His current researc...Read more

Research Area

Art History

T'ai Smith

T'ai Smith

Associate Professor

phone604 822 4839
location_onAuditorium Annex Offices A 269

Research Area

Art History
T'ai Smith received her MA and PhD from the Program in Visual and Cultural Studies at the University of Rochester and her BA in Visual Arts/Art History from Barnard College, Columbia University. In addition to her teaching and advising role in the department, she is a core member of the Group for Me...Read more

Research Area

Art History

Xiong Gu

Xiong Gu

Professor

phone604 822 1584
location_onBC Binning Studios 209

Research Area

Visual Art
Gu Xiong is a multimedia artist from China who now lives in Canada. He works with installation, painting, drawing, printmaking, sculpture, photography, video, digital imagery, text, and performance art. He has exhibited nationally and internationally, including more than sixty solo exhibitions and t...Read more

Research Area

Visual Art
Sessional Faculty

Ali Ahadi

Ali Ahadi

Sessional Lecturer

location_onDorothy Somerset Studios 205

Research Area

Visual Art
Ali Ahadi (b. Tehran, Iran. 1984) is an Iranian-Canadian Vancouver based artist and writer. His interdisciplinary practice spans from site-specific ephemeral installations to sculpture, photo and video-based works, writing and translation. Consisting of representational images, videos, composite ...Read more

Research Area

Visual Art

Antonio Tonel Fernandez

Antonio Tonel Fernandez

Sessional Lecturer

Research Area

Visual Art
Lic (Habana)

Research Area

Visual Art

Byron Peters

Byron Peters

Sessional Lecturer

Research Area

Visual Art
Byron Peters is an artist and writer who works with film, networked technologies, sculpture, text, drawing, and sound installation. Often through long-term collaborations, his work and research engages with collective labour practices, digitality and racial capitalism, and histories of science and m...Read more

Research Area

Visual Art

Carlos Colín

Carlos Colín

Sessional Lecturer

Research Area

Visual Art
Carlos Colín (Mexico, 1980) is a Mexican Vancouver based visual artist and pedagogue. Carlos’ research and artistic practice explores and connects the core cultural, theoretical, socio-political, tecno-feudal, religious, and artistic manifestations through baroque’s system as a colonial Western...Read more

Research Area

Visual Art

Carolyn Stockbridge

Carolyn Stockbridge

Sessional Lecturer

location_onDorothy Somerset Studios 205

Research Area

Visual Art
Carolyn Stockbridge (b.UK) is a British – Canadian artist, working in Painting, and related media. Stockbridge is interested in how painting responds to contemporary anxieties like; political, economic and environmental crisis. They have exhibited work internationally since 1994: CICA Museum Korea...Read more

Research Area

Visual Art

Damla Tamer

Damla Tamer

Sessional Lecturer

location_onDorothy Somerset Studios 205

Research Area

Visual Art
Damla Tamer is a visual artist and educator born in 1986 in Istanbul, Turkey. She lives on the unceded Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh territories (Vancouver, Canada) since 2009. Her practice involves a close engagement with craft, focusing on weaving and other textile techniques and combinin...Read more

Research Area

Visual Art

Germaine Koh

Germaine Koh

Sessional Lecturer

Research Area

Visual Art
Germaine Koh is an artist and organizer whose work ranges widely across media. Her work adapts familiar objects, everyday actions, and common spaces to create situations that look at the significance of communal experiences and the connections between people, technology, and natural systems. She is ...Read more

Research Area

Visual Art

Guadalupe Martinez

Guadalupe Martinez

Sessional Lecturer

Research Area

Visual Art
Guadalupe Martinez (Argentina, 1980) is an artist and educator making works that reflect on art, pedagogy, and place with the hope to create spaces of connection, care, discovery, and future dreaming. Interested in the complex relationships between history and memory, her practice looks for hidden n...Read more

Research Area

Visual Art

Ido Radon

Ido Radon

Sessional Lecturer

location_onDorothy Somerset Studios 205

Research Area

Visual Art
Ido Radon is an artist and writer whose work is fed by long-term interests in pervasive and diffuse modes of control, enclosures, the social production of reality as conditioned by the abstractions of advanced capitalism, and revolutionary or utopian impulses (experiments in living), all as mediated...Read more

Research Area

Visual Art

Josh Hite

Josh Hite

Sessional Lecturer

location_onDorothy Somerset Studio 205

Research Area

Visual Art
Josh Hite works with video, animation, sound, and photography, often creating reorganized archives of particular spaces or behaviours, either through his own recordings or by appropriating content through sites like YouTube. Leaning more on an ethnography that acknowledges content as a driving force...Read more

Research Area

Visual Art

Kelly Lycan

Kelly Lycan

Sessional Lecturer

Research Area

Visual Art
Kelly Lycan is a photo-based installation artist who resides in Vancouver, BC, Canada on the traditional and unceded territories of the Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), səl’ilwətaɁɬ (Tsleil- Waututh) and xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) Nations. Lycan’s work investigates the way objects and images...Read more

Research Area

Visual Art

Kevin Day

Kevin Day

Sessional Lecturer

Research Area

Visual Art
Kevin T. Day is a Taiwanese-Canadian media artist and theorist. His practice and research, encompassing sound, video, graph, web, and interactive installations, examine contemporary art’s critical capacity in response to the current socio-political issues of digital culture. He has exhibited at ve...Read more

Research Area

Visual Art

Natalie Purschwitz

Natalie Purschwitz

Sessional Lecturer

Research Area

Visual Art
Natalie Purschwitz is an artist and educator living and working on the traditional, ancestral and unceded territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm, Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw, and səl̓ilw̓ətaʔɬ First Nations, also known as Vancouver. Her research draws on modes of making that include collecting,...Read more

Research Area

Visual Art

Rosamunde Bordo

Rosamunde Bordo

Sessional Lecturer

Research Area

Visual Art
Rosamunde Bordo is an interdisciplinary artist whose work spans drawing, printmaking, creative writing, video, sculpture, performance and installation. Her practice employs narrative, amateur detective work, and material-based research to investigate the self as a created subject. Her research inter...Read more

Research Area

Visual Art

Scott Billings

Scott Billings

Sessional Lecturer

location_onDorothy Somerset Studios 205

Research Area

Visual Art
Scott Billings’ art practice looks at the mimetic relationship between the apparatus of cinema and the language of movement it articulates. Centering on issues of animality, roboethics, and spectatorship, his sculptures and video installations mix the spatial spectacle of long takes with the mater...Read more

Research Area

Visual Art

Timothy McCall

Timothy McCall

Sessional Lecturer

Research Area

Art History

Research Area

Art History

Tobias Ewé

Tobias Ewé

Sessional Lecturer

Research Area

Art History

Research Area

Art History