Exhibitions by Year
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Please join the UBC Department of Art History, Visual Art & Theory (AHVA) at the AHVA Gallery in the Audain Art Centre on Thursday, September 22, at 5 pm for the opening of Untitled (Visual Art Faculty Show 2016) – an exhibition showcasing recent works by our studio faculty and adjunct professors.
Opening: April 14 5 – 9 PM | Exhibition: April 15 – 27 2016, Monday – Saturday 12 – 4PM
The Department of Art History, Visual Art and Theory is pleased to present Re: Exhibition, this year’s University of British Columbia BFA/BA Visual Art Graduating Exhibition at the Audain Art Centre.
You are warmly invited to join us at the AHVA Gallery in the Audain Art Centre on Wednesday, February 3rd at 5 pm for the opening reception of For To Do. University of British Columbia MFA candidates in their first year provide an exciting selection of their current research and artwork spanning a range of media.
You are warmly invited to our next exhibition at the AHVA Gallery showcasing the AMS Permanent Collection. This exciting exhibition is a joint effort between AHVA and the AMS and will open at the AHVA Gallery for regular hours at the end of this week and will run until January 23, 2016. The Hatch Gallery will open its portion of the exhibition a little later, on January 5th, 2016. The reception for the exhibition is planned for early in the new year on Wednesday, January 13 from 5 to 7 PM as detailed below.
Exhibition runs September 17 to November 7, 2015
Opening: Wednesday, September 16, 5 to 7 pm.
Please join the UBC Department of Art History, Visual Art & Theory (AHVA) at the AHVA Gallery in the Audain Art Centre on Wednesday, September 16th at 5 pm for the opening of Slippery Terms – an exhibition showcasing recent works by our studio faculty and adjuncts.
Opening: April 16, 2015
Time: 5:00 PM
Location: AHVA Gallery (room 1001) & Studio 3000, Audain Art Centre, 6398 University Boulevard UBC
Exhibition runs April 17 – 26, 2015
The Department of Art History, Visual Art and Theory is pleased to present Double Space, this year’s University of British Columbia BFA/BA Visual Art Graduating Exhibition at the Audain Art Centre.
Please join us for an evening of art, conversation and refreshments as we celebrate the graduates’ achievements and enjoy the work of emerging talent.
Exhibition runs March 13 – April 4, 2015.
Please join the UBC Department of Art History, Visual Art & Theory (AHVA) at the AHVA Gallery in the Audain Art Centre on Friday, March 13th from 6pm to 8pm for the opening of Le(s) Temps.
Artists: Eric Angus, Willa Downing, Emily Geen, Víctor Ballesteros & Jessica Gnyp, Kevin Murphy, prOphecy sun, Michelle Weinstein.
An exhibition showcasing recent work by first year MFA Visual Art candidates
Exhibition runs February 5 – February 28, 2015
Please join the UBC Department of Art History, Visual Art & Theory (AHVA) at the AHVA Gallery in the Audain Art Centre on Wednesday, February 4th from 5 to 7pm for the opening of dagwinuu with performances by Emilio Rojas and Jeneen Frei Njootli.
Artists: Benjamin J. Allard, Jeneen Frei Njootli, Emilio Rojas, Saroop Soofi, Leigh Tennant and Olivia Whetung.
The 470 Exhibition/Exhibition is four (4) collaborative works based on the organization and curation of a fictional exhibition. The ‘exhibitions’ will be created by teams of students in the 470 Special Topics class who will conceive of a ‘possible exhibition’ that they would like to see realized.
Exhibition runs October 22 to November 15, 2014. Opening Event – October 29th, 5pm.
Opening Event: October 29, 5 to 7pm
To be beside yourself. To think of others, besides yourself. To feel outside yourself. We are in interaction with an affective field, the body a surface of intensities, the brain translating these, at times, as emotions or feelings.
Exhibition runs September 17 – October 11, 2014. Opening Wednesday Sept 17th, 5pm.
Please join the UBC Department of Art History, Visual Art & Theory (AHVA) at the AHVA Gallery in the Audain Art Centre on Wednesday, September 17th at 5pm for the opening of Outcomes – an exhibition showcasing recent works by our studio faculty, adjuncts and staff.
The Department of Art History, Visual Art and Theory at UBC is pleased to present Marinate Me, this year’s BFA/BA Visual Art Graduating Exhibition at the Audain Art Centre.
For the first time, this exhibition will be housed the Audain Art Centre. Featuring works from both an open and closed call, the exhibition will showcase student work in the new AHVA Gallery and the 3rd Floor undergraduate studios.
March 14 to March 29, 2014.
Teaching Material is an exhibition about art and education, whether the education of the artists themselves or their attempts to educate others. Each work considers the different sites of learning as an integral aspect of education. In some cases this means examining objects or spaces that have fallen into disuse or become outmoded, such as the paper encyclopedia or an abandoned schoolhouse.
Exhibition runs February 12 to March 1, 2014.
Please join the Department of Art History, Visual Art and Theory, UBC at the new AHVA Gallery on Wednesday, February12th between 5 and 7pm for the opening of Denise, an exhibition showcasing recent graduate work from a diverse and newly enmeshed group of students.
Green. Red. Go. Stop. Fast. Slow. Forwards. Backwards. We concern ourselves on a daily basis with ways of depicting and capturing different states of motion. It is a concept that is both ancestral and modern. One that has permeated art practice since the beginning of human expression.
This new exhibition presented by the Department of Art History, Visual Art and Theory will include Christos Dikeakos’s archive of the 1969 Photo Show and many of the original works originally exhibited in 1969. The intent of the exhibition is to explore what made the art scene at UBC in the late 1960s exceptionally innovative, the impulses that were driving changes in photography, and their continuing relevancies for photo-based artists today.
The Department of Art History, Visual Art and Theory at UBC is pleased to present Is It Happening? this year’s BFA/BA Visual Art Graduating Exhibition. Featuring work from a diverse background of theories, materials and methodologies, the exhibition showcases the culmination of the students’ investigations, both material and dematerial, throughout the past four years.
An exhibition of recent work by MFA Candidates: March 20 – April 9, 2013
This exhibition features new work by MFA Candidates: Fabiola Carranza, Todd Evanger, Marie Horstead, Guadalupe Martinez, Kate Moss and Setareh Yasan.
Reception: Friday, March 8, 4 to 6pm.
Exhibition runs February 13 to March 9, 2013
Featuring works by:
Carlos Colin, Guadalupe Martinez, Britta Fluevog, Sarah Shamash, Tristan Sober-Blodgett, Jason O’Hara, Marilou Andre and Roy Meuwissen.
Resonating Existent(s), in conjunction with the 36th Annual AHVA Graduate Symposium: EYES on PROTEST, brings together eight, Canada-based artists to consider the construct of protest, its many narratives and its place in our contemporary society.
Selected work from 3rd-year Visual Arts Students
Opening: Wednesday, November 14, 5 – 7pm.
Exhibition runs November 14 – December 1, 2012
Please join the Department of Art History, Visual Art and Theory for the opening reception of In the Shadow of the Destroyers on Wednesday, November 14th, from 5 to 7pm, at the AHVA Library Gallery located on the UBC campus. The exhibition will feature work by 3rd year students from the visual art program at UBC.
Opening: Wednesday, October 10th, 5pm to 7pm.
Exhibition runs October 10 – November 3, 2012
Ded Reckoning is an exhibition featuring the recent work by the senior year MFA candidates of the AHVA graduate program.
Opening: September 12th, 5 to 7:30 pm.
Exhibition runs September 12 to 29, 2012
Please join the Department at the AHVA Library Gallery on Wednesday, September 12th at 5pm for the opening of it’s fine – a visual art Faculty exhibition, showcasing recent works by our studio faculty.
Opening Reception: April 19th | Exhibition runs April 20th – May 5th
This year, UBC’s annual BFA/BA Visual Art graduating exhibition is TOO DEEP FOR YOU. The exhibition showcases the ambitious final projects of graduating Visual Art students.
Reception and Performances March 28, 6 to 9 pm.
Exhibition runs March 21 to April 7, 2012
Retro-Perspective is an exhibition of Serge Guilbaut’s remarkable artistic career. Guilbaut has long been a leading academic figure in the art history world …
AHVA Library Gallery is pleased to announce THIRD YEAR HERE, a selection of work from AHVA Visual Art students.
Opening reception: Wednesday, January 11, 5-7pm
AHVA Library Gallery, UBC
January 11 – February 4, 2012
An exhibition with works by:
Abbas Akhavan, Raymond Boisjoly, Barry Doupé, Derek Dunlop, Kelly Lycan, Natasha McHardy, Heather Passmore, Ryan Peter and Fan-Ling Suen
Curated by Marina Roy
Opening Reception 5 tp 7 pm, November 16th. Exhibition runs November 16 to December 3, 2011
The Axis of Light is a joint exhibition of work by photography students from Visual Art + Material Practice, Emily Carr University of Art and Design and visual art students from the Department of Art History, Visual Art & Theory, University of British Columbia.
Opening reception 5 to 7 pm October 12, 2011.
An exhibition of work by 2nd year MFA students Ali Ahadi, Nelly Cesar, Kevin Day, Yan Luo, Nahan McNinch, and Erika Petro.
Gallery open 12 to 4 pm Wednesday to Saturday. Exhibition runs to November 5, 2011.
Ali Ahadi, Yan Luo, Nahan McNinch, and Lux Petrova.
When: 3-6pm October 28, 2011
Where: AHVA Library Gallery
Room 112 on the bottom floor of the Koerner Library, 1958 Main Mall, University of British Columbia, Vancouver.
September 14, 2011
The title of this exhibition is pulled from Hegel’s Philosophy of Right (1820):
“Philosophy, as the thought of the world, does not appear until reality has completed its formative process, and made itself ready. … [O]nly in the maturity of reality does the ideal appear as counterpart to the real, apprehends the real world in its substance, and shapes it into an intellectual kingdom. When philosophy paints its grey in grey, one form of life has become old, and by means of grey it cannot be rejuvenated, but only known. The owl of Minerva, takes its flight only when the shades of night begin to gather.”
The AHVA Library Gallery at the University of British Columbia is pleased to present Marijke Nap, Life Works, an exhibition celebrating the work and talent of late artist, Marijke Nap. Please join us on Wednesday May 11th, from 4:30-7:30pm for an opening reception with remarks beginning at 5:30pm. The show will run until May 28th 2011, and gallery hours are Wednesday to Saturday from 12-4pm.
Opening April 20, 6 pm – 10 pm. Exhibition runs to May 2, 2011. Hours: Monday to Saturday, 12 – 5 pm.
How Do You Sleep With Yourself is an exhibition featuring the University of British Columbia’s 2011 graduating BFA/BA Visual Art students’ current work. The exhibition showcases these students’ commitment to art practice and diverse critical thinking which are essential to today’s contemporary art.
Paintings from the Undergraduate Visual Arts Programs. Opening Wednesday March 23, 2011, 5 to 7 pm. To April 9, 2011.
The question is no longer what or how but why. Why Paint?
The study and teaching of painting holds a central place in art instruction in art departments and schools. It is often the first practice we think of when we think of visual art and it has a vast array of techniques and philosophies. The history of Art sometimes reads as the history of painting and the history of ideas seem reflected in the canvases of each era.
Opening Reception: Friday February 25, 5 – 7 pm.
Contemporary Histories – Intersecting Pasts and Futures is an exhibition featuring works by Derya Akay, Jordy Hamilton, Emily Hui, Kevin Immanuel, Vytas Narusevicius, Heather Passmore and Joomi Seo.
An exhibition of works from the Faculty of the Creative Studies Department, UBC Okanagan Campus.
Monothemes – A solo exhibition of the works of Visual Art Faculty member Manuel Pina. Open from November 17 to December 4, 2010. Wednesday through Saturday from 2 to 4 pm.
Interdepartmental Critique of Recent Work by MFA Students – 5:30 pm
Please join us for the upcoming Interdepartmental Critique of recent work by MFA students Joe Berube, Jordy Hamilton and Damla Tamer.
Yet Not Quite – 2nd Year MFA Exhibition at AHVA Koerner Library Gallery
Work by 2nd year MFA students Joe Berube, Marilyn Blais, Jordy Hamilton, ChunPing Huang, Nick Lakowski, Joomi Seo and Damla Tamer.
The T ing Is: UBC Visual Arts Faculty Exhibition
An exhibition of work by Visual Art faculty Dana Claxton, Christine D’Onofrio, Gu Xiong, Gareth James, Barrie Jones, Phil McCrum, Manuel Pina, Richard Prince and Barbara Zeigler.
TO THE INSTITUTION OF MY FACULTIES is the graduation exhibition of the 2010 BFA/BA visual art students from the Department of Art History, Visual Art and Theory at the University of British Columbia.
March 31, 2010,
Works by foundation studio classes.
The Department of Art History, Visual Art and Theory at the University of British Columbia is pleased to present a selection of art works from the first year studio classes. Encompassing the diverse interests and skills of first year students, this exhibition celebrates the creative and conceptual thinking that comes alive in these classes.
March 12, 2010,
Gallery hours Wednesday to Saturday, 12 to 5pm.
February 10, 2010,
Jamie Hilder is a Vancouver-based artist and critic whose work deals with issues surrounding performance, urbanism, and economics. He is currently completing a doctoral dissertation on the international concrete poetry movement in the Department of English at UBC. He has exhibited and published work locally and internationally, most recently in “Coming Soon,” the inaugural exhibition of Simon Fraser University’s Audain Gallery.
Sights/Sites of Spectacle Exhibition.
Opening reception Friday, January 29th, 5:30 to 8:00 pm. Exhibition runs through February 20th.
The AHVA Koerner Library Gallery presents the work of students from VISA 480 in a two-part exhibition. The class, split in two, proposes thematics to each other and formulates two group exhibitions. Doublethink is the second exhibition running from Wednesday December 2 to Saturday December 5, 2009.
November 24, 2009,
Opening Reception: Tuesday November 24, 4-7pm
Exhibition runs November 24-28, 2009
Hours: Wednesday-Saturday, noon-4pm
The AHVA Koerner Library Gallery presents the work of students from VISA 480 in a two-part exhibition. The class, split in two, proposes thematics to each other and formulates two group exhibitions. Internet Friends Don’t Count is the first group’s response to the challenge.
October 15th to 31st, 2009. Opening Thursday October 15th, 2009 from 4 to 7 pm.
The AHVA Koerner Library Gallery presents Satyagraha, the first Vancouver exhibition of Chinese artist Yang Shu.
The recent turn toward visual culture, materiality, and the “thing” in the humanities is central to issues around artistic praxis and reception. It has become all the more urgent in a world where new and obsolete products stare back at us from a commoditized landscape. How are these issues reflected in contemporary artworks, and how might these works be resisting this logic, shedding light on new kinds of relations with the material world?
I Like It In Theory is the graduating exhibition of the 2009 BFA/BA visual art students from the Department of Art History, Visual Art and Theory at the University of British Columbia.
For the inaugural exhibition following renovation of its new gallery space in the Koerner Library, the Department of Art History, Visual Art and Theory presents work from our first year Visual Art classes.
This exhibition of photographic works by Visual Art undergraduate students in photography is selected from Intermediate and Advanced Photography classes of the Visual Art program in the Department of At History, Visual Art and Theory at UBC.
November 04, 2008,
LOOP presents works by VISA 470A. Opening: Tuesday, November 4, 6 – 8 pm. Exhibition runs from November 5 to November 15th.
Danny Askew// Kath Blair// Nancy Chang// Ale Coates// Jessica Delisle// Chris Hettel// Julia Higgs// Heather Kaytor// Jason Lee// Andrew Lunny// Elnaz Maassoumian// Lauren Mckenna// Robin Mcnulty// Felix Suen// Max Taffet// Pia Ugarte// Andrea Van Schubert// Brendan Williams.